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(Alamogordo News)   Officer cleared of shooting a man in the back who was holding a spoon. I see he's played knifey-spoony before   (alamogordonews.com) divider line 35
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2013-05-30 12:27:20 PM
There is no spoon
 
2013-05-30 12:27:49 PM
Well the victim WAS nigh invulnerable.
 
2013-05-30 12:27:54 PM
In fairness he also had 3 packs of Skittles and 2 Arizona Iced Teas in his pocket.
 
2013-05-30 12:28:08 PM
Also...

i80.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-30 12:32:37 PM
Great, here comes THAT thread.

"Waaah! I want the police to protect me from criminals!"

"Waaah! I want the police to respect my rights!"

"Waaah! I want to police to not shoot me or my family!"

Christ, anything else??
 
2013-05-30 12:35:23 PM
Hey, don't joke around, those things can be dangerous:
www.angelfire.lycos.com

/straws, too
//I could suck blood
 
2013-05-30 12:38:29 PM
Dammit, Angelfire, you are teh suck... (pun not intended)

www.majhost.com

/might have helped if I'd hit "preview", too
 
2013-05-30 12:43:06 PM
His spoon was too big.
 
2013-05-30 12:43:16 PM
The spoon is a lie.
 
2013-05-30 12:44:08 PM

bugmn99: Great, here comes THAT thread.

"Waaah! I want the police to protect me from criminals!"

"Waaah! I want the police to respect my rights!"

"Waaah! I want to police to not shoot me or my family!"

Christ, anything else??


Well, you probably don't want them to shoot your dog, for one.
 
2013-05-30 12:47:34 PM

Marcus Aurelius: bugmn99: Great, here comes THAT thread.

"Waaah! I want the police to protect me from criminals!"

"Waaah! I want the police to respect my rights!"

"Waaah! I want to police to not shoot me or my family!"

Christ, anything else??

Well, you probably don't want them to shoot your dog, for one.


Those are completly absurd expectations for a police force...
 
2013-05-30 12:53:17 PM

bugmn99: Great, here comes THAT thread.

"Waaah! I want the police to protect me from criminals!"

"Waaah! I want the police to respect my rights!"

"Waaah! I want to police to not shoot me or my family!"

Christ, anything else??


Can we ask them to obey the law?

/asking too much
 
2013-05-30 12:53:19 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Those are completely absurd expectations for a police force...


Which is probably why they're not expected to do any of those things.
 
2013-05-30 01:00:26 PM
Must've been some dish running away with the spoon like that.
 
2013-05-30 01:13:23 PM

blatz514: Also...


Well played
 
2013-05-30 01:17:13 PM
 
2013-05-30 01:19:09 PM
Shot in the back. While walking away.

Let me guess: the police "felt threatened".

Assholes.
 
2013-05-30 01:26:41 PM
How can you pass any judgements with such a biased article lacking information. I am skeptical that the officer just shot a guy in the back casually walking back inside with spoon in hand.
 
2013-05-30 01:27:13 PM
I get the feeling if they reshoot Blazing Saddles today, the sheriff would get shot while holding himself hostage and no one would get arrested.  And it wouldn't be considered racist, just self defense.
 
2013-05-30 01:29:05 PM
Officers were dispatched to the home after Eric's girlfriend reported that Alan had a gun and she was being held inside, according to the initial 911 call provided by police. The woman told the dispatcher she didn't know what was wrong with Alan and asked officials to "please hurry."

Sounds like the girlfriend needs to be coont punted. Seems like there was an argument, girlfriend called the cops, and to get them there faster she said dude had a gun and was holding them hostage. Seems like she caused the situation that led to his death.

I'm still not giving the cops a pass for shooting somebody who was walking away from them with a plastic spoon in the back, but if they thought that he had a gun somewhere, like the report from the girlfriend said I can see them trying to stop him from reentering the home. This is where a tasering would have been appropriate.
 
2013-05-30 01:29:18 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Shot in the back. While walking away.


Not just that, the cop who killed him has a pattern of shooting people for no good reason:

FTA: Wallace, now a K-9 officer with Albuquerque police, was a New Mexico State Police officer when he shot and killed Leo Lopez of Chimayo in 2004. He was cleared by a grand jury, but the state paid $235,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit.

In January 2010, he shot Wayne Cordova, who was on an Albuquerque rooftop crying and asking to be killed. Cordova survived.
Dude's CLEARLY not capable of responsible use of a firearm. It's shameful that he's not in prison, it's insane he's still a cop.
 
2013-05-30 01:30:22 PM
Ahh dammit, the formatting getting stripped out of that post made it hard to read. Let me try again:

ArcadianRefugee: Shot in the back. While walking away.


Not just that, the cop who killed him has a pattern of shooting people for no good reason:

FTA: Wallace, now a K-9 officer with Albuquerque police, was a New Mexico State Police officer when he shot and killed Leo Lopez of Chimayo in 2004. He was cleared by a grand jury, but the state paid $235,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit.

In January 2010, he shot Wayne Cordova, who was on an Albuquerque rooftop crying and asking to be killed. Cordova survived.


Dude's CLEARLY not capable of responsible use of a firearm. It's shameful that he's not in prison, it's insane he's still a cop.
 
2013-05-30 01:31:07 PM

the money is in the banana stand: I am skeptical that the officer just shot a guy in the back casually walking back inside with spoon in hand.


why?
 
2013-05-30 01:59:44 PM

ongbok: I'm still not giving the cops a pass for shooting somebody who was walking away from them with a plastic spoon in the back, but if they thought that he had a gun somewhere, like the report from the girlfriend said I can see them trying to stop him from reentering the home. This is where a tasering would have been appropriate.


According to this article, it sounds like the officer's story is that the guy was re-entering the home and he thought he was holding a gun.
 
2013-05-30 02:04:13 PM

Headso: the money is in the banana stand: I am skeptical that the officer just shot a guy in the back casually walking back inside with spoon in hand.

why?


Because authority figures are always honorable, always truthful, and always use good judgment?
 
2013-05-30 02:10:22 PM
Of course he was cleared, subby. Cops don't get in trouble for doing things that are illegal. They get paid vacations.
 
2013-05-30 02:12:21 PM
i0.kym-cdn.com
hot pic and big spoon
 
2013-05-30 02:15:19 PM

Ambitwistor: ongbok: I'm still not giving the cops a pass for shooting somebody who was walking away from them with a plastic spoon in the back, but if they thought that he had a gun somewhere, like the report from the girlfriend said I can see them trying to stop him from reentering the home. This is where a tasering would have been appropriate.

According to this article, it sounds like the officer's story is that the guy was re-entering the home and he thought he was holding a gun.


Why don't these farking cowards ascertain that there's actually farking weapon before shooting?!? If you can't muster up the courage common sense to do that, you have absolutely no business being in law enforcement.

Christ, you're barely brave enough to flip a farking burger.
 
2013-05-30 02:42:07 PM
Anyone else notice that this is the third time this cop has apparently killed someone under suspicious circumstances? From the article:

Wallace, now a K-9 officer with Albuquerque police, was a New Mexico State Police officer when he shot and killed Leo Lopez of Chimayo in 2004. He was cleared by a grand jury, but the state paid $235,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit.

In January 2010, he shot Wayne Cordova, who was on an Albuquerque rooftop crying and asking to be killed. Cordova survived.


This guy is apparently a friggin' lawsuit magnet. I'm curious as to why he's still allowed to carry a friggin' weapon, as he likes to use it a bit too much. He's had to go from being a state trooper to a local yokel, and he's now blowing that gig, too.
 
2013-05-30 02:49:04 PM
g2.start.no
 
2013-05-30 05:35:08 PM

Gunther: ArcadianRefugee: Shot in the back. While walking away.

Not just that, the cop who killed him has a pattern of shooting people for no good reason:

FTA: Wallace, now a K-9 officer with Albuquerque police, was a New Mexico State Police officer when he shot and killed Leo Lopez of Chimayo in 2004. He was cleared by a grand jury, but the state paid $235,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit.

In January 2010, he shot Wayne Cordova, who was on an Albuquerque rooftop crying and asking to be killed. Cordova survived.
Dude's CLEARLY not capable of responsible use of a firearm. It's shameful that he's not in prison, it's insane he's still a cop.


This information needs to be repeated 1000 times! There is one common denominator here.
I'm not a cop lover nor a cop hater, but this cop seems to like to shoot people...
Bad cop! No Doughnut! No Badge! No Gun! No Freedom!

I'm old enough to recall when most cops didn't have to use their firearms, much less often. They would talk, calm, wrestle or smack you with a stick if you were really out of control. What is it with the shoot first mentality these days? Is it because they know they will be exonerated? Seems to happen all the time, but people accept it?
This guy shouldn't be a cop, a security guard or even be allowed to own a gun.
 
2013-05-30 08:16:32 PM
I have no idea what happened or the details of the story but it sounds like we now have the term, "Drop Spork" sneaking into our vocabulary.
 
2013-05-30 10:39:01 PM

blatz514: There is no spoon


pdxretro.com
Disagrees.
 
2013-05-30 10:58:57 PM

bugmn99: Great, here comes THAT thread.

"Waaah! I want the police to protect me from criminals!"

"Waaah! I want the police to respect my rights!"

"Waaah! I want to police to not shoot me or my family!"

Christ, anything else??


How about "I want the police to do their damn job"?  That covers all three.
 
2013-05-30 11:01:32 PM

lack of warmth: I get the feeling if they reshoot Blazing Saddles today, the sheriff would get shot while holding himself hostage and no one would get arrested.  And it wouldn't be considered racist, just self defense.


Except the gun would be digitally replaced with a walkie-talkie.  And there would be CGI dinosaurs fighting each other to the death in the background for no discernible reason.
 
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