13-year-old killed in confrontation with Harnett deputy

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  1. toshbar

    toshbar Timber Baron

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    http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/6835434/

    "Heavily armed"
     
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    Graves Diesel Junky

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    Hmmm sounds like an even worse scenario was avoided.
     

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    Yeah, no kidding. Sounds like they prevented an active gunman situation. Prayers for officers involved.
     
  4. PuroMexicano

    PuroMexicano VIVA MEXICO !!!

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    prayers for the deputies, it's no joke killing a man, let alone a kid. Hope that them knowing that was the only thing they could do, helps them get thru this.
     
  5. obxemt

    obxemt Chaplain of CT

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    Methinks I sniff a troll. 3 handguns and 250 rounds? I wouldn't exactly consider that "lightly armed."

    Here we go perpetuating the "they got fired upon so that justifies it" myth.

    As for Superintendent Ferrell, felonious criminal activity and shooting the police doesn't "tragically cut a student's life short."

    It's become a GT battle cry, but "play stupid games..."
     
  6. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    Some of the most vicious, callous, and brutal criminals I ever dealt with where young teens.
     
  7. obxemt

    obxemt Chaplain of CT

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    Wait a second..."Corporal Assman?" Are you kidding me? No freakin' way...

    :rofl:
     
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    Damn, you beat me to it :crying:
     
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    Graves Diesel Junky

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    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Good thing the Sgt. Has a "D" in front of his name otherwise it would be Assman ans Sgt. T Baggett lol. I really need to grow up.....eh someday.
     
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    He chose.. poorly
     
  11. obxemt

    obxemt Chaplain of CT

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    Ha! Can you imagine the comments that poor guy would have to deal with?

    (*looking at name tag*) "Officer...Officer...Az...As...***-man?"
     
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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    I am getting so sick of this "grief counselor" BS I could puke.
     
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    Add me to the list of "I don't care - I did my job".
     
  14. obxemt

    obxemt Chaplain of CT

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    I understand that some kids could be tore up over it and need some help. This could have been a good kid (suicide by cop) with good friends who will be grief-stricken. Chances of that are very slim, especially given the specifics of this case, but there's always that possibility.

    What I do NOT understand, and maybe it is because I've never been in a shooting, is the presumption that the guys who pulled the trigger are going to have a real tough time with it. As far as cops go, I'm about as bleeding heart as they come. But if someone shot me or my partner and we shoot back and he dies, should I really expect to be overcome with emotion for the person who just tried to kill us? Maybe the age makes a difference in retrospect, but I'm betting this kid didn't look like a kid. Hence the confusion on his age until later.

    He determined the outcome of this, not the officers. I could see having an intellectual response like, "Man, that really sucks, this was just a kid..." but what else can you do? An officer has been shot and the kid is armed to the teeth with more ammo than both officers combined. Is remorse or sorrow an appropriate response in this case?
     
  15. Mhiett

    Mhiett God is Love.

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    Dangit!! I had that one! I had a witty comment and everything, but was trying to work it in the backside of saying that I'm glad the officer is going to be okay, and praying for the mental strength and peace necessary.
     
  16. obxemt

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    Looks like you got your witty comment in after all. :whistling:
     
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    Mhiett God is Love.

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    Perhaps you're right, obxemt. One might come out of it unscathed, where others may only seem unscathed. I know some tough, stoic cops who at first blush you would expect them to be unaffected. Human life is still human life, and killing is killing whether it's duty, defense, profit, or fun.
    From my lowly vantagepoint, I expect I would have a harder time taking a life in my own defense as opposed to defending my family, or good friend/partner. I would also expect myself to, at least on the surface, treat it as no big deal.

    I'm sure there is a point in there aomwhere, but I sure as hell don't know where I was going with that.
     
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    Mhiett God is Love.

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    Hahahahahaha! I guess I did. Unintentional comedy is far greater than it's counterpart.
     
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    BrianJ786 Taking cover

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    obxemt Chaplain of CT

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    Dude, that was like so totally post #7. :supergrin: