Bad : Cop Being Sued for Shooting Gun Pointing Suspect

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbrenke View Post
    lengthy felony record?
    I did not see anyplace the record was stated. I would be intersted to know if the gun was legal for him to have. not just at the bar but to have at all.

    but then if your going to break just a few laws, what are a few more.
    There are several articles about this incident. Apparently Mr. Porter was no stranger to police. This link has some insight.

    Shooting victim had extensive arrest record - The Herald Dispatch


    Here are links to the past articles.

    Bar shooting leaves 1 man dead - The Herald Dispatch

    Club shooting shows security issues - The Herald Dispatch

    Club Babylon case moves toward grand jury - The Herald Dispatch

    Police probe nightclub shooting - The Herald Dispatch
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    Regardless of what the media says or what the police investigation reports, the trial will hopefully clear everything up. I am not one to say this guy is innocent, but if reports of tampering with witnesses and cover ups are involved in the death of a person(whether a criminal or not) a complete, third party, investigation needs to be completed. If the trial and witnesses concur with the reports of the deceased pointing a firearm at the officer, all I have to say to the officer is "good shot!"
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    Typical.
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    So, lemme get this right. Cops respond to bar shooting, arrive to see patrons streaming out, one of whom has a firearm. They call him, he points, they shoot and cuff 'em. So now there's a parking lot FULL of his closest drinkin buddies, and they aren't sure who else is packing, but they were "intimidating" the crowd? More likely trying to decide who would be the next Darwin award winner...

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    Bring a gun to a bar, late at night, get in an altercation, pull that gun, get shot by police. Hard to find any sympathy from me. Whether or not he actually pointed the gun at the cop is largely irrelevant to me. He had to see this coming. Put the same man in the middle of the day, no alcohol, no "Club Babylon," no mob around, in some other type of self defense situation and I might listen. Choices.

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    Ok, None of us will know ALL the details. I hate when the NAACP jumps in just because a white kills a black "not saying thats whats happening in this case" But what I hate more is the replies of Oh well and, Typical. We all know it happens the police aren't always on the up and up. I don't think it happens very often, but it does SOMETIMES and to dismiss it completely is very ignorant and childish. More often than not people with power will abuse it in some way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragman View Post
    Ok, None of us will know ALL the details. I hate when the NAACP jumps in just because a white kills a black "not saying thats whats happening in this case" But what I hate more is the replies of Oh well and, Typical. We all know it happens the police aren't always on the up and up. I don't think it happens very often, but it does SOMETIMES and to dismiss it completely is very ignorant and childish. More often than not people with power will abuse it in some way!
    I agree with you about the NAACP, groups like this only perpetuate racism. If this was a black cop and a white suspect it wouldn't be an issue, just sayin . It shouldn't matter what color you are if a cop responds to a shooting call and the guy still has gun in hand and is threatening officers case closed. There could be some facts left out but from the information provided it looks like a good shoot and race should not be an issue. If a cop has a gun pointed at him he shouldn't have to think about whether or not the guy is a different color than him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragman View Post
    Ok, None of us will know ALL the details. I hate when the NAACP jumps in just because a white kills a black "not saying thats whats happening in this case" But what I hate more is the replies of Oh well and, Typical. We all know it happens the police aren't always on the up and up. I don't think it happens very often, but it does SOMETIMES and to dismiss it completely is very ignorant and childish. More often than not people with power will abuse it in some way!
    Ever hear of the boy who cried wolf? The NAACP has a history of making race an issue in every case. It has become old hat and not something one even thinks twice about. Its no wonder that some people do not believe their cases have merit anymore.

    Just look at the recent Halmark card recall to see why they have lost creditability. This only can hurt any legitimate causes they decide to back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    Ever hear of the boy who cried wolf? The NAACP has a history of making race an issue in every case. It has become old hat and not something one even thinks twice about. Its no wonder that some people do not believe their cases have merit anymore.

    Just look at the recent Halmark card recall to see why they have lost creditability. This only can hurt any legitimate causes they decide to back.

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    I only have one problem with your statment... The NAACP isn't a person that cried wolf! They aren't the person involved. Should we ignore cases just because an outside body made a statement. I can't stand the NAACP but I will bet if I get shot by the police and there is any question that race might have been a contributing factor they will be on the news crying in my defence! I didn't cry wolf.... Why should I be judged cuz someone else said something?? I don't judge people on what a ratical group of thier ethnic backround says. and the NAACP is a ratical group IMO.
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    This whole scam is typical ambulance chaser and NAACP strategy. First find some scumbag who is rightfully killed. Second, turn him into a "family man". Third, file a lawsuit knowing that the city will offer a settlement.
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    I took this from another thread. I am not saying that the shootings are the same. I am just using this to point out that sometimes the urban look is enough to get you shot by the police, so we shouldn't just blindly agree with the police and assume the person dead did something wrong. I can promise you that some people that responded in this thread were the kind of people that figured the shooting was legal and just..... until the video came out.
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