Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cop Shoots and Kills One-Armed, One-Legged Man In A Wheelchair

UPDATE: The officer who pulled the trigger is on administrative desk duty. Story here.

If the last story of state sanctioned killing of an innocent person by a cop pissed you off, this one should do so even more.
A Houston police officer shot and killed a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair Saturday inside a group home after police say the double amputee threatened the officer and aggressively waved a metal object that turned out to be a pen.Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said the man cornered the officer in his wheelchair and was making threats while trying to stab the officer with the pen. At the time, the officer did not know what the metal object was that the man was waving, Silva said.
 Really? A one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair was able to corner an able-bodied officer?

And we're to believe that the officer didn't know that the object was a pen? How stupid is this guy?
She said the man came "within inches to a foot" of the officer and did not follow instructions to calm down and remain still.

"Fearing for his partner's safety and his own safety, he discharged his weapon," Silva told The Associated Press.
I guess he didn't get to shoot someone's puppy that day so this would have to do.

Read the rest here.

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