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(Daily News Journal)   Man wanting "Suicide by Cop" settles for Unexpected Foam In Abdomen   (dnj.com) divider line 8
    More: Interesting, suicide-by-cops, police chiefs, Michael Cowger  
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2013-04-10 09:45:58 PM  
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He wanted suicide by cop? Then he should have painted his face black and rode around in a pickup truck full of newspaper deliveries.
2013-04-10 10:48:44 PM  
2 votes:

WhoopAssWayne: I am ultra suspicious and critical of a lot of the police tactics, but this suicide-by-cop sh*t is nuts - pure cowardice. You want to die, so you're going to put some 20K/year guy and his family through all of that? Our tiny little community had its first ever cop death last year - in over 300 years of history - and it is just heartbreaking.


you are overlooking that when a person is in the state of mind that they want to die, they are in the throes of madness. this is not a person at their best. this is not a person thinking rationally. this is when a person is at their worst of torment and in their mind it actually makes good sense and is completely appealing to be dead. they are at absolute rock bottom and without a shred of hope. they deserve sympathy, empathy and professional help.
2013-04-10 10:07:27 PM  
2 votes:

bextraordinary: Ugh, shocked this made Fark. This is my friend's dad. :/ Seriously, mental health? Not a damn joke. We need to do better.


Might I suggest a short vacation from FARK, then? Perhaps to another thread? Things are going to get ugly in here fast.

brandent: Generally I think the SWAT people are way better than regular cops.


The best response to that is that "it depends." In a COALEA accredited department which holds itsself up to a high standard, you are expected to see the cream of the crop, ex-military able to drill a hole in a board from 75 feet with an iron sighted 1911 type guy.

In a rural department, you might find JoeBob who ordered a patch off of EBAY that says SWAT and sewed it on his uniform (I'm not even joking)
2013-04-10 09:32:31 PM  
2 votes:
What an asshole. While there are cops out there who probably would jump at the chance to shoot someone full of holes, I'd wager most of them would be happy to go their entire careers without killing someone.

If you want to die that bad, just shoot yourself. Don't lay it off on someone else.
2013-04-10 10:48:56 PM  
1 votes:
This story is also noteworthy that he only got charged with 6 counts of reckless endangerment (wonder where the 6 came from) when he was basically blind firing at the cops which could have netted him a slew of charges typically.
2013-04-10 10:13:34 PM  
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: bextraordinary: Ugh, shocked this made Fark. This is my friend's dad. :/ Seriously, mental health? Not a damn joke. We need to do better.

Might I suggest a short vacation from FARK, then? Perhaps to another thread? Things are going to get ugly in here fast.


*nod* Good advice, thanks for being polite.
2013-04-10 10:06:38 PM  
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Treygreen13: bextraordinary: Ugh, shocked this made Fark. This is my friend's dad. :/ Seriously, mental health? Not a damn joke. We need to do better.

Who is "we" and what would you have done differently in this situation?


We, as a country. The guy had a documented history of mental illness AND a documented history of domestic violence, and yet still managed to get a gun and put multiple lives at risk. It's unacceptable to me. As a country, we need to take a long, hard look at the failure of our mental health system AND our failure to enforce existing gun control laws.
2013-04-10 09:35:17 PM  
1 votes:
Ugh, shocked this made Fark. This is my friend's dad. :/ Seriously, mental health? Not a damn joke. We need to do better.
 
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