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(Opposing Views)   Cops go to the wrong address, scare a 72-year-old man, and then shoot him dead. Their excuse? The lighting was bad and they couldn't see what was going on   (opposingviews.com) divider line 32
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2013-07-26 11:47:08 AM
3 votes:

BizarreMan: Note to self.

Pick up some glow in the dark paint and write my street and number on the front, back and sides of my house.


Also a big lighted sign that says, "Attention Law Enforcement: There is nothing illegal going on in this house. I swear. Please do not break into my house and kill me. Thank you."
2013-07-26 02:11:09 PM
2 votes:
At least the officers went home at the end of their shift. That's the only thing that matters, after all. You know, since they put their lives on the line every day to protect you. So if it comes between them having the possibility of being injured or killing a civilian, killing the civilian isn't wrong. After all, if the sheep don't like how the sheepdog is protecting them from the wolf, it's simple enough to go through the academy and strap on a vest. Until you know what they go through everyday, you can't begin to judge any action in the name of officer safety.
2013-07-26 01:46:51 PM
2 votes:
This wouldn't have happened it he was black......
2013-07-26 12:48:53 PM
2 votes:
I'm sure if the old man shot one of the cops and blamed it on bad lighting he would also just get a stern talking too.
2013-07-26 12:41:24 PM
2 votes:
This was Texas, wasn't it....

-clicks article-

Yep.

I'm going to go with incompetence and "Decider" mentality for 500, Alex.
2013-07-26 12:05:34 PM
2 votes:
Police were dispatched to 409 Havenwood Lane on May 28 because of a reported burglary. The problem was that they went to 404 Havenwood Lane instead of their intended destination.

In their defence, math is hard.
2013-07-26 03:39:11 PM
1 votes:

AngryDragon: The militarization of the police force has led to incidents like this. They are a direct result of the war on drugs.


I don't care how many people are killed as long as nobody is getting high.
2013-07-26 02:55:58 PM
1 votes:

petec:

but with the 'bad lighting' that last 4 looked like a 9 ..


that's the problem with beer goggles, hey oh!
2013-07-26 02:48:08 PM
1 votes:
I'm sure there is dashboard/vest cam footage that proves this old man was at the corner they claim....right?  The cams were on, right?
2013-07-26 02:44:52 PM
1 votes:

WickerNipple: vernonFL: Farking A, if a 18 year old pizza delivery driver can find a house, why can't the police or the bank??

I delivered pizza for 5 years in the 90s before any sort of newfangledly satellite magic.

# of times I delivered to the wrong address: 0


You were looking to make a buck, not murder somebody or their dog
2013-07-26 02:29:46 PM
1 votes:

Ivo Shandor: You mean like the one which banks use as an excuse when they foreclose on the wrong house?


How can that possibly be? I could almost understand if it was the house next door or 2 door down, but across the street?

My address is 30 Yellow Brick rd. The house across the street is 31 Yellow Brick rd. Odd numbers, even numbers across the street.

Farking A, if a 18 year old pizza delivery driver can find a house, why can't the police or the bank??
2013-07-26 02:27:43 PM
1 votes:

miss diminutive: Police were dispatched to 409 Havenwood Lane on May 28 because of a reported burglary. The problem was that they went to 404 Havenwood Lane instead of their intended destination.

In their defence, math is hard.


Which makes this even worse.  If these streets are numbered like all the ones I've lived on, the odd and even numbers alternate sides of the street.  Which means they weren't just a couple houses down, but on the wrong side.

I thought there were laws against giving the mentally retarded firearms.
2013-07-26 02:25:58 PM
1 votes:

Maul555: Wangiss: vernonFL: Police were dispatched to 409 Havenwood Lane on May 28 because of a reported burglary. The problem was that they went to 404 Havenwood Lane instead of their intended destination.

If only there was some sort of global system that could be used to make sure you were at the correct address.

Maybe a system of satellites and receiving devices that map and plot your position across the globe?

No, you'd have to have some way to generate electricity in your car.  Cars are powered by burning light oils, not by electricity.

Uhh...  Hello... are you from the past?  We have these alternator things now...


Woooosh....
2013-07-26 02:21:21 PM
1 votes:

JPINFV: At least the officers went home at the end of their shift. That's the only thing that matters, after all. You know, since they put their lives on the line every day to protect you. So if it comes between them having the possibility of being injured or killing a civilian, killing the civilian isn't wrong. After all, if the sheep don't like how the sheepdog is protecting them from the wolf, it's simple enough to go through the academy and strap on a vest. Until you know what they go through everyday, you can't begin to judge any action in the name of officer safety.


It is funny how many cops and other people believe this crap.

www.riskmanagementmonitor.com

Cops are LESS LIKELY to die on the job than
* Fishermen
* Loggers
* Pilots and flight engineers
* Farmers
* Miners
* Roofers
* Garbage men
* Professional drivers
* industrial machine workers

They score TENTH

Maybe, just maybe, the risk doesn't justify blasting every innocent citizen that causes you a little concern.

/Heretic, I know.
2013-07-26 02:07:47 PM
1 votes:
Reminds me of a guy from Texas that was telling me about his hunting trip:

"Didn't see anything, but we got off a few brush shots."

"What's a brush shot?"

"You know, when you hear something in the brush, and shoot at it."
2013-07-26 02:00:53 PM
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-07-26 01:59:13 PM
1 votes:
I'm so sick of the creeping expectation that we all owe our lives to cops' margin of error, that our deaths or the deaths of our family and pets, is an acceptable price to pay so that cops can do their jobs and have some degree of safety. And it only gets worse as the militarization of police continues and as SWAT teams and similar overpowering forces become a more and more common response to lesser and lesser events.

This is why I simply don't give a rat's ass when we have some big, maudlin pity-parade of cops in their dress blues all lining up for one of their own wounded or killed on duty. The farker probably had it coming anyway.
2013-07-26 01:59:11 PM
1 votes:

kidgenius:

I don't think many people, even cops unfortunately, understand how house numbers work.


hence the saying "667. Neighbor of the Beast"
2013-07-26 01:57:29 PM
1 votes:
They were totally 404.
2013-07-26 01:57:19 PM
1 votes:
The police claim that they saw a man "armed with a handgun standing near the corner of the home." They ordered him to drop the gun, and when he pointed the gun at them, the police opened fire.

And yet, Waller died inside of his garage, leaving residents of the community to wonder why there is such a blatant discrepancy between the facts and the report.

i32.tinypic.com
2013-07-26 01:57:02 PM
1 votes:
Clearly, LEO's are the only people trained well enough to be in possession of firearms.
2013-07-26 01:50:39 PM
1 votes:
2013-07-26 01:45:21 PM
1 votes:
That escalated quickly
2013-07-26 01:42:22 PM
1 votes:
....gettin real tired of these "cops killin the wrong stuff at places they shouldn't be" articles.

Cops: STAAAAAHP
2013-07-26 01:40:56 PM
1 votes:
20 goto 10;
2013-07-26 01:39:29 PM
1 votes:

vernonFL: Police were dispatched to 409 Havenwood Lane on May 28 because of a reported burglary. The problem was that they went to 404 Havenwood Lane instead of their intended destination.

If only there was some sort of global system that could be used to make sure you were at the correct address.

Maybe a system of satellites and receiving devices that map and plot your position across the globe?


No, you'd have to have some way to generate electricity in your car.  Cars are powered by burning light oils, not by electricity.
2013-07-26 01:37:31 PM
1 votes:
To the Radleymobile! Fire up the Balkosignal!
2013-07-26 01:18:12 PM
1 votes:
Police were dispatched to 409 Havenwood Lane on May 28 because of a reported burglary. The problem was that they went to 404 Havenwood Lane instead of their intended destination.

If only there was some sort of global system that could be used to make sure you were at the correct address.

Maybe a system of satellites and receiving devices that map and plot your position across the globe?
2013-07-26 12:52:37 PM
1 votes:

odinsposse: I'm sure if the old man shot one of the cops and blamed it on bad lighting he would also just get a stern talking too.


It's Texas. They'd have fried him faster than a retarded black man.
2013-07-26 12:34:50 PM
1 votes:
Knew it was Texas before I clicked.
2013-07-26 12:10:39 PM
1 votes:
[insert usual rant against police here]
2013-07-26 11:41:21 AM
1 votes:
Note to self.

Pick up some glow in the dark paint and write my street and number on the front, back and sides of my house.
 
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