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(SeattlePI)   Seattle police officers open fire on 'prolific vehicle prowler' and miss repeatedly, raising concerns over use of force, lack of marksmanship   (seattlepi.com) divider line 68
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2012-09-04 12:08:17 PM  
Can't aim? Better switch to shotguns.
 
2012-09-04 12:10:02 PM  
Several officers were called to the area, and the pursuit led from Denny Way and Taylor Avenue to the parking lot of the Hurricane Cafe - the former Dog House restaurant - at Seventh Avenue and Bell Street.

It hasn't been the Dog House since 1994. Nice detail, PI. Writing for your audience, the over 50's again.
 
2012-09-04 12:10:56 PM  
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2012-09-04 12:12:33 PM  
More graduates of the Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy?
 
2012-09-04 12:15:55 PM  
Well, at least they didn't shoot any innocent bystanders this time. That's uh... something.
 
2012-09-04 12:16:54 PM  
They are better at "surprise shootings" with civilians (who carry no guns): Link
 
2012-09-04 12:21:49 PM  
Excessive force is a requirement to be a cop today.
 
2012-09-04 12:47:22 PM  
Who knew so many former NYPD officers transferred to Seattle?
 
2012-09-04 01:02:18 PM  
Wouldn't happen in L.A.

www.amovieaweek.com
 
wee
2012-09-04 01:31:19 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Can't aim? Better switch to shotguns.


You need to aim those, too. And they're bike cops.

I wonder if Seattle police are forced to use semi-auto handguns with 11 pound triggers like in New York...
 
2012-09-04 02:15:59 PM  

wee: Because People in power are Stupid: Can't aim? Better switch to shotguns.

You need to aim those, too. And they're bike cops.

I wonder if Seattle police are forced to use semi-auto handguns with 11 pound triggers like in New York...


A bike cop with a shotgun would be awesome.
 
2012-09-04 02:36:27 PM  
He posed an imminent threat? Not to death by gunshot, obviously.

Bumbershoot? Really?
 
2012-09-04 02:37:26 PM  
The incident began about 1:40 p.m. Monday after two bike officers working the Bumbershoot detail saw the man exit the broken window of a car he'd just prowled

More like Bumblershoot, am I right?
 
2012-09-04 02:38:34 PM  
The man got behind the wheel of a white Dodge Durango and "posed an imminent threat," causing both to fire their department-issued handguns, Kappel said.

Oh man, good thing they killed him, or they would have been run over.

The man wasn't hit and sped away in the damaged SUV, investigators said.

Oh. Well. Hmmm
 
2012-09-04 02:39:26 PM  
He was obviously innocent. If he'd been guilty of a crime they would have been able to shoot him.
 
2012-09-04 02:40:02 PM  

nytmare: More like Bumblershoot, am I right?


They haven't done it right until they hit 9 bystanders.
 
2012-09-04 02:40:12 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Can't aim? Better switch to shotguns.




mlkshk.com
That's not how shotguns work!

 
2012-09-04 02:41:17 PM  
I should think a couple of grenades would compensate for any lack of marksmanship.
 
2012-09-04 02:41:50 PM  
t2.gstatic.com
Two incompetent bike cops that can't shoot? You don't say?
 
2012-09-04 02:43:22 PM  

nytmare: The incident began about 1:40 p.m. Monday after two bike officers working the Bumbershoot detail saw the man exit the broken window of a car he'd just prowled

More like Bumblershoot, am I right?


Blundershoot.
 
2012-09-04 02:44:15 PM  

nytmare: The incident began about 1:40 p.m. Monday after two bike officers working the Bumbershoot detail saw the man exit the broken window of a car he'd just prowled

More like Bumblershoot, am I right?


You are correct, old chap.
 
2012-09-04 02:45:12 PM  
They'll report every detail about the shooting and chase of him. They'll print his photo. They'll cite his criminal record. But they won't name him until he gets charged? That's some reporting, Clark.
 
wee
2012-09-04 02:49:54 PM  

The Onion is prophetic: A bike cop with a shotgun would be awesome.


Unless you were the cop who had to bike with the shotgun. :-)
 
2012-09-04 02:50:08 PM  
www.badhaven.com
 
2012-09-04 02:54:56 PM  
I think a large part of this is police envy of the grandfather who mows down the three armed intruders and becomes a hero. Increasingly the public are looking at all those armed responses by civilians and wondering exactly how useful all those trained officers are. Teaching the thief you mean business this time around gets respect. Reading someone their Miranda rights and having them puke in your squad car on the way to endless paperwork doesn't have the same panache.
 
2012-09-04 02:56:21 PM  

MAYORBOB: They'll report every detail about the shooting and chase of him. They'll print his photo. They'll cite his criminal record. But they won't name him until he gets charged? That's some reporting, Clark.


Meow's alt detected.
 
2012-09-04 02:56:37 PM  
Vehicle prowling, that's your crime of choice - seriously? You do realize you could make better money flipping burgers, right?
 
2012-09-04 02:57:27 PM  
Modern isosceles stance. Learn it, use it, love it.
 
2012-09-04 02:57:42 PM  
Meh. Trolly headline made it sound like it'd be something worthwhile.
 
2012-09-04 03:05:17 PM  
The incident began about 1:40 p.m. Monday after two bike officers working the Bumbershoot detail saw the man exit the broken window of a car he'd just prowled, Detective Jeff Kappel said.

The man got behind the wheel of a white Dodge Durango and "posed an imminent threat," causing both to fire their department-issued handguns, Kappel said. The man wasn't hit and sped away in the damaged SUV, investigators said.


Who writes this crap?

How did he "just prowl" the care? WTF does that even mean? And then if he was exiting that window, was the Durango another vehicle, or was it the same opnend they meant to say that he was entering the car?
 
2012-09-04 03:06:25 PM  

sgtbarthel: Modern isosceles stance. Learn it, use it, love it.


With a 4,000lb vehicle coming at you, stance is a secondary concern.
 
2012-09-04 03:08:25 PM  
Were they shooting at Ewoks?
 
2012-09-04 03:15:22 PM  
wee


I wonder if Seattle police are forced to use semi-auto handguns with 11 pound triggers like in New York...

Yeah, blame the gun *scoff*
 
2012-09-04 03:18:41 PM  
From what I can tell (maybe wording in article) he was driving to hit them, and they opened fire accordingly. Otherwise shooting at the driver is unacceptable, and obviously excessive.
 
2012-09-04 03:19:50 PM  
Cops around here use the local range for qualification shoots. If the staff comments are true, no one around here needs to worry about being deliberately shot by the boys in blue brown tan with goofy colored pockets.
 
2012-09-04 03:31:32 PM  
The suspect has been booked into King County Jail more than 40 times since 1994 - not including the Monday booking - and has had at least 49 warrants, records show.

Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Police-investigating-Seattle-sh ooting-3836623.php#ixzz25WzKhzGe


Hmm... at some point, letting a guy out seems like a bad idea.
Especially if he hasn't been reeducated or reformed one iota over the years.
 
2012-09-04 03:35:02 PM  
 
2012-09-04 03:35:43 PM  
When we briefly left the Bumbershoot grounds to run back to our car real quick, we walked by the lot in question as it was in full crime scene mode (police tape, etc). I kid you not when I easily saw three or four of the officers at the scene just facepalming, and I knew right then at there some fail must have been involved.

/csb
 
2012-09-04 03:37:11 PM  

Killer Cars: and I knew right then at and there


Apparently there's fail in my comment, as well.
 
2012-09-04 03:41:33 PM  
Use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers car prowler has been approved.
 
2012-09-04 03:43:49 PM  
The man got behind the wheel of a white Dodge Durango and "posed an imminent threat," causing both to fire their department-issued handguns, Kappel said.

That's an odd construction. I've found that most police reports and statements tend to sound like they're written by someone with rudimentary legal training who has been told what words to use, but doesn't really understand what they mean or how they fit grammatically.
 
2012-09-04 03:48:59 PM  

zerkalo: Use of unnecessary violence


Curious, how much violence is acceptable to stop someone from hitting you with their car?
 
2012-09-04 03:56:44 PM  

Sybarite: Wouldn't happen in L.A.

[www.amovieaweek.com image 700x375]


Oh, it might.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-04 04:06:30 PM  
Theaetetus ,
The man got behind the wheel of a white Dodge Durango and "posed an imminent threat," causing both to fire their department-issued handguns, Kappel said.
That's an odd construction. I've found that most police reports and statements tend to sound like they're written by someone with rudimentary legal training who has been told what words to use, but doesn't really understand what they mean or how they fit grammatically.


Remember in the early 2000's when there were random java report makers that included syfy movies, breeds of dogs, ect. Brunching was a huge site for this. We need this for police reports, includes final disposition of the perp, what happened, ect. Then the quazi-lead phrasing used by police can be plugged in mad libs fashion.
 
2012-09-04 04:07:43 PM  
quazi-lead
Freudian slip...quazi-legal.
 
2012-09-04 04:07:51 PM  

Generation_D: Several officers were called to the area, and the pursuit led from Denny Way and Taylor Avenue to the parking lot of the Hurricane Cafe - the former Dog House restaurant - at Seventh Avenue and Bell Street.

It hasn't been the Dog House since 1994.


*weeps into coffee*

/last time I was in Seattle was '93
 
2012-09-04 04:08:07 PM  
Perhaps he had courage, true courage; so the arrow could not catch him?

/better not be obscure
 
2012-09-04 04:26:28 PM  

DORMAMU: Perhaps he had courage, true courage; so the arrow could not catch him?

/better not be obscure


That's from Men in Tights, right?
 
2012-09-04 04:31:35 PM  
 
2012-09-04 04:36:45 PM  
So what we surmise is that a security guard in a Florida internet Cafe has better aim than the police departments of Seattle and New York.

I think the government is doing something wrong.
 
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