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    Another isolated incident showing folks NOT to call the police - dead citizen

    On the day of the incident, Merin said family members had called police. Shergill had gone to a local park, and was sitting on a bench near people practicing yoga. When police approached Shergill, he ran off, then turned around and stood about 20 feet away from police.

    Merin quoted witnesses who said Shergill did not appear threatening and was not brandishing weapons of any sort.


    Read more at http://www.indiawest.com/news/16631-...M6iKJXDSwX7.99

    Shot dead ... for what? Running away? Did not know that this was a summary execution offense.

    Anyone who calls the police on a family member should realize the cops are not going to be there to help the member but to affect an arrest. Cops are not your babysitter.

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    so... 20 feet away and standing still, or 10 feet away and walking towards the police? no weapon or a knife?

    2 minor discrepancies so far. we shall see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafnhaf View Post
    so... 20 feet away and standing still, or 10 feet away and walking towards the police? no weapon or a knife?

    2 minor discrepancies so far. we shall see...
    The police say he had a knife and was coming at them... seems like if it was a park and people doing yoga.. there would be witnesses, but the person writing the article sure didn't interview anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjohnson44546 View Post
    The police say he had a knife and was coming at them... seems like if it was a park and people doing yoga.. there would be witnesses, but the person writing the article sure didn't interview anyone.
    Maybe ...

    running away v running at them with a knife ... 2 totally different set of facts huh?

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    'He came at us, brandishing a knife.'
    Not to put too fine a point on it, but haven't we heard that before somewhere?

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    A throw down knife is usually MUCH less expensive than a throw down gun. Easier to afford on a cop's pay. Pax...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil223 View Post
    A throw down knife is usually MUCH less expensive than a throw down gun. Easier to afford on a cop's pay. Pax...
    While true, let's not suppose facts not in evidence. Your implication may be right, may be wrong.

    I will await further details.

    Knee jerk reactions, from either side, are still not factual and lend a distorted/uniformed view to the events.
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    More details are needed.

    I do get curious though if some who "brandish" are because suddenly there is an aggressive person with a weapon threatening their right to be left alone.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

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    "Merin claimed that police barged into the Shergill’s home after the shooting, and took several items including Shergill’s diary, which they have not yet returned."


    What are the odds that one of the items taken was a knife that can be traced back to the house?

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    There will be little, if any, negative consequences for the shooter. It is the way of the world these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    On the day of the incident, Merin said family members had called police. Shergill had gone to a local park, and was sitting on a bench near people practicing yoga. When police approached Shergill, he ran off, then turned around and stood about 20 feet away from police.

    Merin quoted witnesses who said Shergill did not appear threatening and was not brandishing weapons of any sort.


    Read more at http://www.indiawest.com/news/16631-...M6iKJXDSwX7.99

    Shot dead ... for what? Running away? Did not know that this was a summary execution offense.

    Anyone who calls the police on a family member should realize the cops are not going to be there to help the member but to affect an arrest. Cops are not your babysitter.
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