SWAT Teams attack, kill 107 Year Old Man

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    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/201...-man-shot-and-killed-by-arkansas-police?lite=

    guess they were too busy to wait out the old man. pathetic bunch of trigger happy thugs legalling murdering people in their own homes. this is what homeland security and a MRAP and SWAT team for every police department has gotten us. Cutting down 107 year old men, wow those guys must be proud, maybe they can go buy some more and bigger guns now
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    Should have just waited a couple hours for him to fall asleep.
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    Or die of natural causes.
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    "...ignoring a distraction device..."

    Matlock DVD. Or VHS tape.

    Typically I'm all about piling on the po-leece. But I'm not so sure here. He allegedly threatened two others with the gun earlier then fired shots at three separate times (according to the po-leece, of course.) I mean I guess at some point you have to expect to get shot back at, 107 or not.
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    he was isolated and contained in a room by himself. who was he threatening that justified to use of deadly force? why was it escalated to a kill or be killed scenario? was shift change coming or was there a softball tournament they had to get to? the man was 107 fing years old. why the rush to escalate?
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    Again, I don't know all the details and the ones I do have come from a notoriously unreliable source, the police. But it's my understanding that generally you don't even get off three different set of shots regardless of locale. I too find the idea of "having" to shoot an octogenarian ludicrous, I'm just trying to keep an open mind about the killbots. I mean police.
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    Suicide by cop. Nobody 107 years old with the mental presence to still wave a gun around could possibly want to continue living these days.
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    Stop acting like the old guy was throwing water balloons at the neighborhood kids to get them off his lawn. He was an armed man that had threated others with a gun and shot at police. I guess since you hate the police you'd rather they just take a bullet. You have no clue what really went down.
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    I don't trust cops but this guy shot obviously shot at them and this wasn't going to end well one way or another. 107 years old though, I couldn't imagine being that old.
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    I don't hate the police. I hate thugs with badges and people that cover up for them. I have about as much respect for them as I do the gangs and the criminals.

    what was the urgency that they could not wait him out and try and talk him out instead of going in to get him? is that a legitimate question or one you just refuse to respond to?

    they had eyes on him; wait on him to go to sleep. how long could that have taken? the dude was 107. what was the rush to gas him out and charge his room?

    all I know is that he was in the room by himself and no threat to others at the time they decided to go in and get him because that is what is in the story. that is all any of us have to go on at this point. if that makes me an effing internet know it all then guilty as charged

    your emotional temperament and personal insults are typical of the mentality that I disagree with and we have seen from way too many "public servants" lately.
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    Trigger happy thugs? Shift change? Softball tournament? Maybe they can go buy some more and bigger guns now? Please stop with the feigned indignation.

    And if you'll notice I edited my post before you even responded.
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    total time from original call to time of death was less than 4 hours. do you honestly believe they did everything they could to talk this guy out.

    like I said, I hate thugs with guns whether they are wearing a crip bandana or a gold shield.

    why the rush?
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    On the bright side, they saved the local "Obama death panel" some work. :joecool:
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    Give some people a weapon a badge and a night stick and they think they are Rambo
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    Shoot at some people and they shoot back. What a surprise.
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    He was shooting a gun. At them, at the walls, at something. But bullets were flying. I assume that he was close enough to something to hit something. Someone else's home, a pedestrian, whatever. As much as I want to find fault with cops, since it seems that far too often you get four minutes and no rounds off and the dead dude doesn't get much of his story out, this time I can't get fired up about it. The fact that he was 107 is probably what got him four hours. If he ended up collecting an innocent in hour five with a stray shot then imagine the uproar over the cops mishandling the situation.
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    I was thinking this same thing too, either that or he was suffering from some sort of dementia or anxiety, or maybe medications he was taking caused this episode?

    I mean, the cops tried negotiating with the guy numerous times. I'm not saying I agreed with shooting him though but I'd rather hear the entire story first.

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