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(Guardian)   Girl, British and boy, American, dead after killing German, officer   (theguardian.com ) divider line
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2014-03-24 08:30:15 PM  
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So a couple of under 20 somethings shot a cop for unknown reasons, then killed themselves? Yeah,,, That's what kids are doing these days,, let's run with that. Did the cop try to taze one of them for no reason? Did the cop try to rape the dudes girlfriend after tazing the dude for no reason? Did the cop show up and catch them farking and try to taze them both? Did the cop show up while they we're smoking a joint? Did the cop show up and catch one of them throwing a cigarette on the ground and taze them? No,, Let's just say a cop was viciously killed in cold blood by a couple of young people in the prime of their life, because they had a suicide pact to kill the first cop they saw before they offed themselves. Yeah, that works.
2014-03-24 08:31:21 PM  
2 votes:
Good looking 17 year old white blonde female dead suspect has picture at the top of the article.
I guess the dead cop was not photogenic enough.
2014-03-25 02:39:31 AM  
1 vote:
Update: both kids left suicidal notes and left town. They were spotted in a drug store parking lot, gave a questionable explanation of who they were, and when asked to exit the vehicle drove off recklessly. Police obtained arrest warrant and issued a be-on-the-lookout for the vehicle and passengers. Deceased cop finds them walking around an EXTREMELY expensive neighborhood late at night, makes contact, calls for backup, gets fatally shot, backup arrives, backup hears two gunshots in the distance and take cover until medics arrive, backup soon finds two dead teens in the bushes of a house in the neighborhood.

tl;dr: Case of deceased cop being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
2014-03-25 01:12:57 AM  
1 vote:

laxpimpj: is it protocol for an officer to patrol a wealthy gated community at 4 in the morning, not to mention by himself?


Uh, yeah. That's what "gated community" means. gated (n) = "We can afford police service."

But cops are pretty expensive and Florida, for all the weird news, isn't actually that dangerous. So in small towns, they only send them out in ones. It's common practice.
2014-03-25 12:08:51 AM  
1 vote:
Checked out several articles.  Two items stood out.  Her family reportedly said that they the young lady wouldn't quit exiting the home during the night, through one window, or other. and that she had started cutting herself (supposedly owing to the bad influence of her boyfriend).

Speaking of lack of effective mental health interventions (from another couple of articles):

"When he was 16 years old, Brandon Goode painted his face black, covered the windows in his Central Florida home with blankets, armed himself with an axe, and then waited for his mother to arrive.   When Connie Goode walked in the house, she told Polk County deputies, Brandon pinned her between a table and a wall and demanded she accept his father's divorce settlement. The axe resting on his shoulder."

He was charged with felony assault but mother refused to press charges.  What was most interesting was that the `divorce settlement' had been reached a year before this incident took place.  That is IM Haldol territory, if the above is accurate.

/Rude bull? Dead-enders?  Why not both?
2014-03-24 08:52:42 PM  
1 vote:
Very sad, and a lot of different things might have gone down here. However, my leanings are... young people come to very moronic conclusions on what to do with their lives.
2014-03-24 08:50:59 PM  
1 vote:

doglover: And doglover takes the biscut to the net!

Here's a better article!


If by better; you mean grossly skewed to favor the blonde British girl; then, yes, that article is better. It seems not to have occurred to anyone that she shot the police officer with a single shot .410; the road goes on forever and the party never ends.
2014-03-24 08:33:04 PM  
1 vote:
Alex Hollinghurst, 17, and Brandon Goode, 18, suspected of shooting dead police officer before killing themselves in Florida

Their bodies were discovered after a 31-year-old police officer, Robert German, was shot dead nearby by a man and a woman.


Someone on the Guardian's editorial staff needs to go back to primary school.
2014-03-24 08:23:01 PM  
1 vote:

doglover: Current Resident: Why did they shoot a dead officer?

My guess? Drug related stuff.

The cop busts them with drugs while they're high, so they light him up and take off. They get home, sober up a bit, and realize what they've done, then kill themselves because it's much better to kill yourself than to face the American legal system. At least, if you're not rich.

And that's why the war on drugs is so freaking awful. I'm not saying that's what factually DID happen, but it's very likely. The fact that such a horrible scenario is likely is why the law needs reform.


Article says they were in the bushes nearby
2014-03-24 08:20:58 PM  
1 vote:

Current Resident: Why did they shoot a dead officer?


My guess? Drug related stuff.

The cop busts them with drugs while they're high, so they light him up and take off. They get home, sober up a bit, and realize what they've done, then kill themselves because it's much better to kill yourself than to face the American legal system. At least, if you're not rich.

And that's why the war on drugs is so freaking awful. I'm not saying that's what factually DID happen, but it's very likely. The fact that such a horrible scenario is likely is why the law needs reform.
2014-03-24 08:15:10 PM  
1 vote:
Why did they shoot a dead officer?
 
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