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(Business Insider)   75 Cleveland police shoot an unarmed, innocent couple a total of 137 times. Police department's response? To "discipline" them   (businessinsider.com ) divider line
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2013-08-05 07:55:09 AM  
15 votes:

enry: Popcorn Johnny: The woman had over 50 contacts with police and dozens of arrests prior to this, excuse me if I don't shed a tear.

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I don't see anything there that justifies her being shot 24 times.


She was a member of the rebel alliance and a traitor.
2013-08-05 07:52:02 AM  
7 votes:

MREbomber: Frederick: Screw you Pamela Engel for a horribly written article.

I cant tell if there was four people shot or two people shot.

"The pair were shot at 137 times while in their car..."
"One suspect, 30-year-old Malissa Williams, was shot 24 times, and the other, 43-year-old Timothy Russell, was shot 23 times."

Pretty sure that means the other 90 bullets missed. These are police officers, after all, not gun enthusiasts or properly trained shooters.



Only imperial stormtroopers are so precise.
2013-08-05 07:46:33 AM  
5 votes:

dickfreckle: I'll never understand why it takes 60 police vehicles to chase one car. This isn't the Blues Brothers.


"Use of force in apprehending the couple in the Malibu...has been approved."
2013-08-05 08:11:02 AM  
4 votes:
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137 times
2013-08-05 03:55:35 AM  
4 votes:
"with liberty and justice for all".
2013-08-05 08:11:52 AM  
3 votes:

Cold_Sassy: FTFA: The pair were shot at 137 times while in their car, parked in a middle school parking lot. No officers were injured in what police called a full blown-out" firefight.

Please excuse me, but how the fark can you have a "firefight" with unarmed persons?  Please tell us, we're eager to hear your explanation.


Simple, they surrounded it and shot at each other.

I bet they get ambushed by coffee cups in the squad room.
2013-08-05 08:05:18 AM  
3 votes:

you are a puppet: enry: Popcorn Johnny: The woman had over 50 contacts with police and dozens of arrests prior to this, excuse me if I don't shed a tear.

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I don't see anything there that justifies her being shot 24 times.

She was a member of the rebel alliance and a traitor.


That just means the can blow up her home planet and....oh wait..
2013-08-05 07:51:48 AM  
3 votes:
Video footage of incident:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3SHNjsajzs
2013-08-05 07:50:46 AM  
3 votes:

FullMetalPanda: This is what I don't get about those stupid shootout scenes.  When they shoot up a house/car/etc. you always see them shooting at areas where no freaking would be.  I mean what's the freaking point?

They should be like Zimmerman, one bullet one kill.


There was an officer like that once, Officer Riggs. His motto: one shot, one kill. But then he got too old for this shiat. Time just has a way of getting away from us.
2013-08-05 07:04:28 AM  
3 votes:
I'll never understand why it takes 60 police vehicles to chase one car. This isn't the Blues Brothers.
2013-08-05 06:53:56 AM  
3 votes:
60 cops firing only 137 shots is considered a restrained response these days and 47 hits is unheard of marksmanship. Clearly these policemen were well trained and highly disciplined. This is just the price we pay to protect ur freedums from the turrerists.
2013-08-05 11:14:19 AM  
2 votes:
But after the chase ended in a gunfight near Heritage Middle School, police checked the car and realized neither Williams nor Russell was armed.

Nobody had a throwdown gun? The cops should be disciplined.
2013-08-05 09:30:18 AM  
2 votes:

PunGent: Popcorn Johnny: The woman had over 50 contacts with police and dozens of arrests prior to this, excuse me if I don't shed a tear.

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From your article:  "In addition, police responded to many calls related to Williams' diagnosed mental health problems, which included schizophrenia, the records show."

Did you miss that, or do you support the execution of the mentally ill?


its popcorn johnny....... He probably hasn't had his coffee yet or he would of thrown in supporting their rape and execution.
2013-08-05 09:07:34 AM  
2 votes:

skozlaw: I fail to see the problem with disciplining those involved.


Get the whole department together, divide them into 10s, and have every tenth man beaten to death by the remaining nine. It's better than they deserve.

Of course, they are just cops. Maybe we can just fire one in 10 and take away the service weapons of the ones left on the force. See how well they do when their brain is their ultimate last resort.
2013-08-05 08:53:41 AM  
2 votes:
So how many of the police where white hispanics?
2013-08-05 08:36:25 AM  
2 votes:
Isolated incident.

Again.
2013-08-05 07:56:28 AM  
2 votes:

Bit'O'Gristle: Sucks to be them, but don't get all hopped up on drugs and run from the cops for hours, putting everyone's lives at risk, but nobody is saying anything about that. What if they had hit your wife and children while running from the cops in their car? And killed them? You probably wouldn't mind the cops firing them up then.


What if the cops hit my wife and children while chasing a car that backfired? What if my wife and kids were shot by the cops bullets? What if it turns out that YOU killed my wife and kids?
2013-08-05 12:04:55 PM  
1 vote:

flynn80: Thread needs William Defoe.


Really? You wanna fap to this?
2013-08-05 11:11:45 AM  
1 vote:
To "discipline" them?

75 Shades of Blue
2013-08-05 10:48:00 AM  
1 vote:
FTA: "Use of unnecessary force in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers has been approved."
2013-08-05 09:31:07 AM  
1 vote:

mafiageek1980: The residents of Austin, Tx who are sick of yall killing unarmed people.


Shenanigans.

No unarmed people in Texas.
2013-08-05 09:16:37 AM  
1 vote:

Popcorn Johnny: The woman had over 50 contacts with police and dozens of arrests prior to this, excuse me if I don't shed a tear.

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So, what's the cutoff for summary execution?
2013-08-05 09:16:11 AM  
1 vote:
WTF is wrong with Cleveland lately?

Lately? Cleveland is nega-Pittsburgh and always has been.
2013-08-05 08:31:47 AM  
1 vote:

At least they got the right car this time.


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"There was no warning. There were no orders. No commands. Just gunshots."
2013-08-05 08:22:13 AM  
1 vote:

NickelP: you are a puppet: NickelP: you are a puppet: vladimpaler: "innocent couple"?

Innocent people are not high on cocaine, driving on an suspended license, and running from the police.

Well, if you are given the death penalty for a crime you didn't commit, the correct response isn't "yeah but he wasn't innocent because he had a suspended license"

If you try to rob a gas station and get shot no one biatches at the clerk. This isn't much different. They caused a dangerous and cchaotic situation, which did not work out well for them.

If this isn't much different from robbery with a deadly weapon then why are the possible legal sentences for armed robbery and the crimes committed by this couple so drastically different? Could it be that this is in fact, "much different" ?

I'm not sure they are. Causing a police chase like that is getting you in the pokey for a few years for sure. If anyone was injured (more so if was a police officer) That sentence gets long fast


Well then it's a good thing two people were murdered before any injuries occurred.
2013-08-05 08:19:46 AM  
1 vote:

Popcorn Johnny: The woman had over 50 contacts with police and dozens of arrests prior to this, excuse me if I don't shed a tear.

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and therefore deserves to be killed in the street over a relatively minor offense...you know, like God intented
2013-08-05 08:19:16 AM  
1 vote:

NickelP: phrawgh: The average American is exponentially more likely to be injured or killed by 'our' police than by a terrorist.

You are also exponentially more likely to deserve or to have done something to cause that injury/killing with the police vs the one from a terrorist. I don't really see your point here.....


It's almost like you are saying the police are justified in killing everyone they kill.
2013-08-05 08:16:50 AM  
1 vote:
Today, with our highly militarized and uncompromising police forces (including SWAT teams), society seems to let cops decide when and where to be judge, jury and executioner.

/it must be a cost-saving move in order to save money...so that there will be enough left over for dipstick, crooked politicians to squander foolishly
2013-08-05 08:05:27 AM  
1 vote:

Frederick: t at 137 times while in their car..."
"One suspect, 30-year-old Malissa Williams, was shot 24 times, and the other, 43-year-old Timothy Russell, was shot 23 times


137 rounds - 47 rounds that hit people = 90 rounds missed.
Unless there was a dog.
2013-08-05 08:04:41 AM  
1 vote:
asset0.cbsistatic.com
2013-08-05 07:48:57 AM  
1 vote:
Yeah but the victims were on drugs so they were bad people. Drugs are against the law.
2013-08-05 07:48:16 AM  
1 vote:

dickfreckle: I'll never understand why it takes 60 police vehicles to chase one car. This isn't the Blues Brothers.


They're a gang, and gang members stick together when one their own is threatened with a backfiring exhaust.
2013-08-05 06:54:25 AM  
1 vote:

Frederick: Screw you Pamela Engel for a horribly written article.

I cant tell if there was four people shot or two people shot.

"The pair were shot at 137 times while in their car..."
"One suspect, 30-year-old Malissa Williams, was shot 24 times, and the other, 43-year-old Timothy Russell, was shot 23 times."


Pretty sure that means the other 90 bullets missed. These are police officers, after all, not gun enthusiasts or properly trained shooters.
 
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