Dahlonega bank robbery suspect shot d...

Dahlonega bank robbery suspect shot dead in Helen

There are 36 comments on the www.whitecountynewstelegraph.com story from Jul 18, 2008, titled Dahlonega bank robbery suspect shot dead in Helen. In it, www.whitecountynewstelegraph.com reports that:

White County Sheriff's Chief Deputy John O'Brien, left, and Helen Police Sgt. Richard Murphy joined numerous other law enforcement personnel at the shooting scene on Carrie Cox Drive in Helen on Friday, July ...

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annonamous

Perry, GA

#1 Jul 21, 2008
do you think money is more valauble than human life,those law enforcement officers who shot and killed that man will have to stand before god almighty and give an account for this heinous act.
cleveland

AOL

#2 Jul 21, 2008
He should not have robbed the bank in the first place and had a gun ,can you imagine if we had no law enforcement how it would be? everyone is so quick to blame the law enforcement what about the ones that do the crime they are always the "victims" ??????
helen visitor

Buford, GA

#3 Jul 21, 2008
He had a gun in his hand - how was anyone to know it was fake? This man was crossing the river where several visitors to the area (me, my kids and my dad included) were tubing down that river within minutes of the incident. I am glad the officers took action against someone waving a gun instead of waiting to see how many innocent bystanders could have been injured or killed! The officers weren't shooting to retrieve the money, they were protecting my life and that of my family.
A manning

Dahlonega, GA

#4 Jul 21, 2008
You reap what you sow in this life and also in the life to come.We have to obey the laws of God and society.when we do not there is a price to pay!
Dixie Justice

United States

#5 Jul 21, 2008
It is sad he was only hit five times. Five rounds is much less expensive than life in prison. Job well done GBI!
annonamous

United States

#6 Jul 21, 2008
nobody has the right to take anyone's life, whether it is criminal or innocent,including law enforcement.he did not even fire one shot and they killed him does that justify it.only god has that right.
Ruger

United States

#7 Jul 21, 2008
annonamous wrote:
nobody has the right to take anyone's life, whether it is criminal or innocent,including law enforcement.he did not even fire one shot and they killed him does that justify it.only god has that right.
Are you for real? Or just trying to stir things up?

If you have a gun in your hand, and aim it at someone, they have the RIGHT to take your life to preserve their own. Not just law enforcement, but any CITIZEN of this REPUBLIC.
annonamous

United States

#8 Jul 21, 2008
well would you shoot a kid if he or she had a toy gun and pointed at you.you need to wake up and smell the coffee.
Innocent citizen

Commerce, GA

#9 Jul 22, 2008
annonamous wrote:
do you think money is more valauble than human life,those law enforcement officers who shot and killed that man will have to stand before god almighty and give an account for this heinous act.
it was not a heinous act, the law enforcement did not know the gun was a toy. The man was in Helen for crying out loud waving a gun, do you think they were shooting for money, umm no they were shooting because many visitors could have been shot. Police officers are trained to protect the public and the man with the gun could have possibly harmed the public, why wait for him to shoot one INNOCENT person. If this man would have never robbed the bank then they wouldnt have even been looking for him. Piece of advice NEVER WAVE A GUN AT A POLICE OFFICER BE IT FAKE OR REAL, THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU PUT OTHERS IN HARMS WAY!!!
sheepdog

Jefferson, GA

#10 Jul 23, 2008
annonamous wrote:
nobody has the right to take anyone's life, whether it is criminal or innocent,including law enforcement.he did not even fire one shot and they killed him does that justify it.only god has that right.
To whomever wrote the above text: You are a complete idiot!! I feel sorry for people like you, so far from reality. Just keep your head in the sand. It'll be ok.
sheepdog

Jefferson, GA

#11 Jul 23, 2008
annonamous wrote:
do you think money is more valauble than human life,those law enforcement officers who shot and killed that man will have to stand before god almighty and give an account for this heinous act.
Dear annonamous in Commerce Ga:
I hope you're never a victim of a crime. We'll all answer to GOD for what we have done and for what we have failed to do. Having said that...Every person has the right to protect his or her life. Yes, that means police officers too.
lightsweetcrude

Commerce, GA

#12 Jul 23, 2008
I think that Ray's life fell to pieces after his wife died. That's not to excuse what he did, but sometimes the tragedies encountered by people in this world can drive even good people over the edge. I only knew him from some business dealings, but he and Mary were very fair, equitable and kind to me.

Since: Jul 08

Paris, AR

#13 Jul 24, 2008
It's not always about money people!
-Kim
If you want to turn your home movies into professional DVDs, visit my website http://www.vintagevhs.net

“THE RUMBLE WILL BECOME A ROAR”

Since: Dec 06

United States of America

#14 Jul 25, 2008
annonamous wrote:
well would you shoot a kid if he or she had a toy gun and pointed at you.you need to wake up and smell the coffee.
God said thou shalt not steal so where do you think the bank robber ended up?
I would not hesitate to shoot if someone were waving a gun around my family and I could get to my weapon to protect them.
If you were sitting in McDonalds and someone came in waving a gun, you would not know if it was a toy or not, you have your family with you, and you have a weapon, what would you do?
Ruger

United States

#15 Jul 25, 2008
NON COMPLACENT TWINK wrote:
<quoted text>
If you were sitting in McDonalds and someone came in waving a gun, you would not know if it was a toy or not, you have your family with you, and you have a weapon, what would you do?
Aim and squeeze.
Ruger

United States

#16 Jul 25, 2008
annonamous wrote:
well would you shoot a kid if he or she had a toy gun and pointed at you.you need to wake up and smell the coffee.
If you are for real, I feel really sorry for you.
BTW, if you're one of those hikers, stay out of the N Georgia woods during deer season.
Thank you!
lightsweetcrude

Hoschton, GA

#17 Jul 25, 2008
On the other hand, GBI agents will draw and point their weapons at unarmed citizens with no provocation at all, and when they work with local cops that attitude tends to rub off on them. I know this from personal experience.
daughter of the friend

Suwanee, GA

#18 Jul 26, 2008
Ray was an upstanding citizen most of his life. He was not the criminal type. HE would have given you the shirt off his back. He disappeared a few months back and his car lot went up for sell, then next thing we knew, this was happening. I only say that, to say this, he had to have been terrified at what he was about to do. He probably evaluated his options until he thought he had no other. I do not defend what he did. I do not approve of it. But I do know that if he could be pushed into a moment of madness, any one of us could be. THAT is the most terrifying fact out there.
John Holmes

United States

#19 Jul 26, 2008
Kimm H wrote:
It's not always about money people!
-Kim
If you want to turn your home movies into professional DVDs, visit my website http://www.vintagevhs.net
When are you and I going to make a video toghther?
annonamous

Boys Ranch, TX

#20 Jul 28, 2008
i agree that some of law enforcement do take it a little to far in a lot of cases with the gungho mentality and there are some who do their job with a clear head.

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