Family claims there was no reason to shoot Grandma

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Family claims there was no reason to shoot Grandma

Post by Blaze » Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:31 am

Yeap, no reason at all...

Except for, you know, the fact that she SHOT THEM FIRST!

Honestly... I love the last quote there. Police officers arrive, knock and announce themselves, and serve a legal warrant to enter. They step inside, and Grandma puts a slug in each one of them.

"I'm sure she was scared when the police busted in there like that. There was no reason to shoot her down like a dog." Genius.
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Post by StruckingFuggle » Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:34 am

I'm a horrible, horrible man. My first thought? : I didn't know they let reindeer onto the SWAT.

Also, that guy needs to shut up. What were they supposed to do when she opened fire? What did she think would happen? Just ... gah.
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Post by Calus » Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:40 am

It could have been one of those, "I'm going down fighting."

Suicide by police?
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Post by Terrene » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:09 am

The old woman sounded mentally ill.

Wait, why did she even have a gun?

No wait, I take that back, even old people can have guns. But she certainly shouldn't have had one. But I guess that is kind of duh.

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Post by jimkatai » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:14 am

Her funeral will be awesome, though, you have to admit. "So, how did Grandma die? Old age?" "She was killed in a shoot-out with the police."
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Re: Family claims there was no reason to shoot Grandma

Post by gravity » Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:12 am

Actually, according to this article, the police kicked down her door while serving a warrant to the wrong address.

I'm surprised that a 92 year old woman was able to shoot a shotgun at all, to be honest.
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Re: Family claims there was no reason to shoot Grandma

Post by Deacon » Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:42 am

[quote="gravity";p="694985"]while serving a warrant to the wrong address.[/quote]
Nope. Read it again.
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Post by gravity » Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:02 am

Sorry, Deac. When the article was originally posted they admitted it was the wrong house. :|
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Re: Family claims there was no reason to shoot Grandma

Post by adciv » Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:41 pm

Here they say that they had the right house.
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Post by Deacon » Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:58 pm

Yeah, well, this is just one more instance of a black person being "shot down like a dog" by white cops due to racism. Terrible thing, that.
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Post by Binks » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:07 pm

"Of the police brutality cases we've had, this is the most egregious because of the woman's age," Hutchins said."

Police brutality? Are these people crazy? I mean, sure it's not good that she's dead, but she shot at them! My cynical side is defiantly saying that this is going to court, I'm hoping it's wrong but I wouldn't put it past our legal system.

And jimkatai, while it's not exactly a joking subject, that was funny. Very funny.

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Post by dmpotter » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:08 pm

None of the stories gives anywhere near enough information to know which side was "right."

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Post by Deacon » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:57 pm

dmpotter, police executed a search warrant. The resident opened fire on the officers, wounding three of them before being taken down. It's not really all that vague.
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Post by dmpotter » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:58 pm

You're making assumptions on how they executed the search warrant. We don't know that.

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Post by Deacon » Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:01 pm

What are you talking about? We know what kind of warrant it was (no-knock) and the timeline of events. What else do you want to know?

Also, keep in mind that you would never have heard of this story if the resident blasting away at police weren't of an extreme age. If it'd been some 23 year old dude, for instance, nobody would be talking about it.
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