Another victim of "domestic terrorism".
Rookie Cop, on a "violence reduction overtime detail", was patrolling a building WITH HIS SERVICE WEAPON in hand, FINGER ON THE TRIGGER, with NO reasonable cause to believe a crime was being committed or anyone's life was in immediate danger.
Guess how that worked out for him?
Another victim of "domestic terrorism".
An accidentl discharge happens when a gun fires afterv the built-in safety features fail. An accident is something that happens in spite of precautions to prevent the action from happening.
A negligent discharge happens when the gun goes bang when the person holding it manipulates the firing mechanism at a time when they did not intend for the gun to go bang.
It does appear that the cop has good combat accuracy. Maybe not the best time to bring that up?
"He'll regret it to his dying day....if ever he lives that long."----The Quiet Man
Because stupidity isn't a race, and everybody can win.
"No matter how much contempt you have for the media in all this, you don't have enough"
He's not a rookie anymore ! First kill !
If the victim's family members have an accidental discharge involving the rookie I wonder if they'll have a nice press conference about that too.
Four more and he becomes an Ace.
Assault Weapon (N) “Any firearm whose design disturbs the sleep of progressive politicians.”.
Funny how a chunk of metal on the chest and a fancy costume will transform negligence into an "accident".
A young child lost his father because of the reckless and negligent actions of this "officer". I hope the faces of the victim and his son haunts this "officer" for the rest of his life.
I think the rookie's partner has some responsibility here too. As the senior officer I feel he had a responsibilty to tell the rookie to holster his weapon until there is a threat.
This wasn't an "alarm response" to a closed business where a break in was suspected. This wasn't an abandoned building they were clearing in search of a suspect. This was an occupied residential building, this was peoples home. Did he really expect to walk through the building without seeing any residents? This is not an accident, this is negligence.
A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.- Thomas Jefferson March 4 1801
Yes this was negligence, will there be repercussions for the negligence? I highly doubt it.
Originally Posted by Primus
Under no circumstance was the wielding of a service weapon by a fekkin rookie acceptable in that situation...
Last edited by ODAAT; 11-22-2014 at 06:44 PM.
RIGHTS don't exist without RESPONSIBILITY!
If one is not willing to stand for his rights, he doesn't have any Rights.
I will strive to stand for the rights of ANY person, even those folks with whom I disagree!
As said by SVG--- "I am not anti-COP, I am PRO-Citizen" and I'll add, PRO-Constitution.
If the above makes me a RADICAL or EXTREME--- So be it!
Life Member NRA
Life Member GOA
2nd amendment says.... "...The right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!"
Did the cop get to go home safely? Please tell me the cop got to go home. They keep telling us that is what matters.
"It's not important how many people I've killed. What's important is how I get along with the people who are still alive" - Jimmy the Tulip
...pitch black...hmm, one "unsettled" cop and one not so unsettled cop. Did the other cop know his "partner" had unholstered his service weapon? Why am I not surprise that NYPD is involved.
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.
"Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare
This is New York after all, you know that Bratton will protect his own and maintain the "unfortunate accident" mantra. Damn good shot for an accident. To me this speaks to the disparity of justification between civilians self defense and the police shooting innocent people. A civilian would be in jail and most likely convicted of negligent homicide if not murder 1 under these same circumstances. Officer friendly will be protected and coached on writing his report of what happened. If this officer is charged it will be a cold day in hell.
I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.
U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
"Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)