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(Some Guy)   Seventeen-year-old steals car and tries to run over cops. Learns a life-long lesson that lasts a few minutes   (brownsvilleherald.com) divider line 82
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2006-03-17 08:09:09 AM  
In-teresting but con-fusing to read.
 
2006-03-17 08:12:51 AM  
I came to say the same th-ing!
 
2006-03-17 08:17:53 AM  
Sorry folks... but some idiot kid points his car at th cops and hits the gas is asking for a trip to the morgue.

Darwin can have this tool.
 
2006-03-17 09:06:03 AM  
If somebody tries to run over me in a car, they deserve to be shot.

I'm not a cop, and I'd still shoot somebody for trying to run over me.
 
2006-03-17 09:38:11 AM  
I love how they're trying to say he was unarmed.

He was armed, asshats. A car is a lethal weapon if you're trying to run people over with it.

Ever driven by a deer that's been hit by a car? Messy, wasn't it?
 
2006-03-17 10:40:53 AM  
Tassach

Maybe they meant the kid didn't have any arms? I've seem people with no arms driving before on the Discovery channel.
 
2006-03-17 10:42:05 AM  
Not the kids fault, he was just inexperience.
 
2006-03-17 10:43:15 AM  
We are outraged for the way the kid was shot, Ovidio Serrato, the suspects uncle, said in Spanish. There are ways to detain an un-armed juvenile.

He *was* armed, stupid. With a car.
 
2006-03-17 10:43:33 AM  
If the effort being put into the post mortem defense of this kid were instead put into proactively keeping him from 'falling into the wrong crowd', he'd be alive today and contributing to society... I'm so tired of people screaming, crying and protesting after the fact, while failing to give a rats ass or make an effort beforehand...
 
2006-03-17 10:43:51 AM  
2006-03-17 10:42:05 AM daveb0rg

Not the kids fault, he was just inexperience.


Don't think he'll repeat that mistake though.
 
2006-03-17 10:43:53 AM  
One customs agent injured his foot while escaping the vehicles path.

Then by all means fill that kid with hot lead!
 
2006-03-17 10:44:10 AM  
www.gifmaniacos.com
He's coming right for us!
 
2006-03-17 10:44:16 AM  
Well, he obviously had a deathwish...

homepages.paradise.net.nz
 
2006-03-17 10:44:38 AM  
cor-ner be-come in-volve

wt-f?
 
2006-03-17 10:45:06 AM  
I sense a new lawsuit against Rockstar Games is in the works.
 
2006-03-17 10:45:21 AM  
po-lice bru-tality?
 
2006-03-17 10:46:56 AM  
Thank you, Mr Darwin
 
2006-03-17 10:47:15 AM  
we-ll it looks lik-e I came too late to ha-ve my say about the horrib-le punctua-tion in this art-icle.

/or did -I?
 
2006-03-17 10:47:33 AM  
Good riddance, punk.
 
2006-03-17 10:48:15 AM  
A car has been ruled a lethel weapon many time. Asshat got what was coming to him.
 
2006-03-17 10:48:16 AM  
wow that is so in-teres-ting.
 
2006-03-17 10:48:42 AM  
Regarding the strange use of hyphenation, it's probably due to the fact that the article was originally written as formatted for a newspaper or other print media, and the hyphens line up nicely to the right margin. When copying it to a webpage, they probably never bothered to reformat it.
 
2006-03-17 10:49:19 AM  
The family is looking for answers.
1. Kid in stolen car driving to be target practice
2. Lots of people wanting to have moving target practice
 
2006-03-17 10:49:33 AM  
Farked?
 
2006-03-17 10:49:50 AM  
Interesting how the wave of car thefts started when the kid moved into town 3 weeks prior. Typical of the relatives to blame someone other than the kid... wrong crowd.. police shot an unarmed person.. blah blah blah. I feel for the relatives, they tried to do everything right. They were dealing with a hopeless situation. Well, not a situation any more.:-(
 
2006-03-17 10:50:59 AM  
I'm sure his farking dear old mother will be on the news saying how much of a sweet kid he was, who collected cans for the poor or some shiat.

Ever notice that when someone gets killed by the cops for commiting a crime, threatening officers or arrested for a heinous crime is just the nicest person ever whne being described by relatives on the news?
 
2006-03-17 10:58:19 AM  
NEWSFLASH
a.abclocal.go.com

Actions have consequences. Cops don't like being run down by stolen cars... more at 11
 
2006-03-17 10:58:22 AM  
Link Farked....
 
2006-03-17 11:00:22 AM  
i've said it before and i'll say it again:

(ahen)
if you run from or towards the cops, they have every right to shoot you dead. there are crazy people everywhere and they will assume you are one of them.
 
2006-03-17 11:03:34 AM  
if you run from or towards the cops, they have every right to shoot you dead. there are crazy people everywhere and they will assume you are one of them.


Cops can shoot you if you run from them? If a kid runs from the cops because he has weed in his pocket the cop has the right to kill him? Are you a psychopath?
 
2006-03-17 11:03:46 AM  
That's it. He's grounded from playing Grand Theft Auto for a month.
 
2006-03-17 11:03:54 AM  
Link farked! Post it if you got it, please.
 
2006-03-17 11:04:30 AM  
"if you run from or towards the cops, they have every right to shoot you dead."

Yeah, fark trials and judges and juries.
 
2006-03-17 11:04:41 AM  
djmed:

I don't think that you can shoot someone running away from you... shooting someone running towards you is self defense, shooting someone running away from you is just target practice.
 
2006-03-17 11:07:49 AM  
StopArrestingMe: Cops can shoot you if you run from them? If a kid runs from the cops because he has weed in his pocket the cop has the right to kill him? Are you a psychopath?

The kid might be. Shoot.
 
2006-03-17 11:07:57 AM  
I don't think that you can shoot someone running away from you...

Only if you're in the IDF.
 
2006-03-17 11:10:44 AM  
The important lesson is in GTA 2 you get 1000 points for running a cop over with his own car. That is 10 times as many as you would get if it wasn't with his own car, and 100 times as many as running over a civilian. YOU GET 0 POINTS FOR MISSING THE COP. Retard.

Very important life lessons indeed
 
2006-03-17 11:10:47 AM  
StopArrestingMe

They can shoot people in the back running away if they believe they would pose a threat to the community if they got away. They would still have to prove that in court, but that could be a reason they give for shooting a fleeing suspect.
 
2006-03-17 11:10:55 AM  
something similar (i think, can't read the story) happened around here on new years a few years ago. except that the cops missed or the bullet ricocheted or something and took out an innocent guy who was just walking down the street.

kinda freaked me out because a few months before that i was living a block away from where it happened.

actually thinking about moving back to the area, what the hell am i thinking?
 
2006-03-17 11:15:24 AM  
This is police brutality. They should have let the kid run over them and then shot. That's the only fair way.

/sarcasm off.
 
2006-03-17 11:16:13 AM  
This better not be another "I jumped in the way of the fleeing car, he tried to run me over, so I had no choice but to kill him" story.
 
2006-03-17 11:16:58 AM  
http://www.woai.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=6F933239-48F2-423A-84CB-4 68B2A00CE55

/ain't got no html skillz
 
2006-03-17 11:20:52 AM  
mrsirjojo: The kid might be. Shoot.


HA! (Quaker) HA!
POTHEADS ARE
TEH PSYCHO!!1!
 
2006-03-17 11:26:38 AM  
As far as I can see the only tragedy here is that it took 9 hours to get the bridge back open.
 
2006-03-17 11:29:56 AM  
He couldn't find a respray shop? Didn't he even look on his radar?
 
2006-03-17 11:31:35 AM  
Assuming the authorities version of the account is true. We unfortunately don't get the kid's account, since he is dead.

Similarly, we can't ask the imputed--but innocent--Jean Charles de Menezes what the truth was; we can only infer that the London police were lying based upon passer-by accounts and surveillance tape footage when he was shot several times in the head in pro-active anti-terrorism.
 
2006-03-17 11:35:42 AM  
Woah!

http://www.woai.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=EE418016-0667-4C62-9602-0 C699962154F
 
2006-03-17 11:38:16 AM  
(to resolve the issue)

NJ Attorney General's Use of Force Policy (I know NJ is not the world, but, most jurisdictions follow similar rules)

Authorization and Limitations
A. Use of Force
1. A law enforcement officer may use physical force or mechanical force when the officer reasonably believes it is immediately necessary at the time:Attorney General's Use of Force Policy

a. to overcome resistance directed at the officer or others; or
b. to protect the officer, or a third party, from unlawful force; or
c. to protect property; or
d. to effect other lawful objectives, such as to make an arrest.
B. Use of Deadly Force
1. A law enforcement officer may use deadly force when the officer reasonably believes such action is immediately necessary to protect the officer or another person from imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm.
2. A law enforcement officer may use deadly force to prevent the escape of a fleeing suspect
a. whom the officer has probable cause to believe has
committed an offense in which the suspect caused or
attempted to cause death or serious bodily harm; and
b. who will pose an imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm should the escape succeed; and
c. when the use of deadly force presents no substantial risk of injury to innocent persons.
3. If feasible, a law enforcement officer should identify himself/herself and state his/her intention to shoot before using a firearm.
C. Restrictions On The Use of Deadly Force
1. A law enforcement officer is under no obligation to retreat or desist when resistance is encountered or threatened. However, a law enforcement officer shall not resort to the use of deadly force if the officer reasonably believes that an alternative to the use of deadly force will avert or eliminate an imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm, and achieve the law enforcement purpose at no increased risk to the officer or another person.
2. A law enforcement officer shall not use deadly force to subdue persons whose actions are only destructive to property.
3. Deadly force shall not be used against persons whose conduct is injurious only to themselves.
4. Under current state statutes the discharge of any projectile from a firearm is considered to be deadly force, including less lethal means such as bean bag ammunition or rubber bullets. For that reason, these and similar less lethal means of deadly force can
only be used when an officer reasonably believes such action is immediately necessary to protect the officer or another person from imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm.
5. A law enforcement officer shall not discharge a weapon as a signal for help or as a warning shot.
6. While any discharge of a firearm entails some risk, discharging a firearm at or from a moving vehicle entails an even greater risk of death or serious injury to innocent persons. The safety of innocent people is jeopardized when a fleeing suspect is disabled and loses
control of his or her vehicle. There is also a substantial risk of harm to occupants of the suspect vehicle who may not be involved,or involved to a lesser extent, in the actions which necessitated the
use of deadly force.
a. Due to this greater risk, and considering that firearms are not generally effective in bringing moving vehicles to a rapid halt, officers shall not fire from a moving vehicle, or at the driver or occupant of a moving vehicle unless the officer reasonably believes:
(1) there exists an imminent danger of death or serious
bodily harm to the officer or another person; and
(2) no other means are available at that time to avert or
eliminate the danger.
b. A law enforcement officer shall not fire a weapon solely to disable moving vehicles.



With that said, they were completly within their rights to shoot at the car and the driver.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2006-03-17 11:52:25 AM  
I can't read the article, but from reading newspaper stories most incidents of police shooting occupants of cars involve police intentionally putting themselves in the path of the car. A lot of times the guy deserved it anyway, but sometimes you end up with an innocent passenger dead. That happened in Boston a couple years ago -- cop shot a back seat passenger in the back.
 
2006-03-17 11:56:50 AM  
DOWN with da-shes!
UP with teh slashies!

/Me likey.
/slashie
//slashie, slashie
///Slash, slash, slash...
/Slash your postie!
 
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