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NY cops shoot bystanders ... again....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Witch Doctor 01, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    CNN) -- New York police have brought a variety of charges against the "emotionally disturbed" man they say triggered a police shooting near Times Square that wounded two bystanders.
    Officers fired three shots at 35-year-old Glenn Broadnax in the Saturday night confrontation a block west of the famous tourist district, hitting two women on a nearby corner in the process, a police statement said Sunday. Broadnax was walking into traffic in front of the Port Authority bus terminal, apparently trying to be hit by cars, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.
    He dodged police who tried to take him into custody, then mimicked shooting a gun at officers, prompting the officers to return fire with real bullets, Kelly said.
    130915180644-pkg-conley-nyc-bystanders-shot-00004827-story-body. Police shoot bystanders by mistake
    "At some time he reached into his pocket, took out his hand and simulated as if he was shooting at them," Kelly told reporters late Saturday.
    Two officers fired three shots before the unarmed Broadnax was brought down with a Taser, the NYPD said. He has been charged with menacing, obstructing governmental administration, riot, criminal possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, the NYPD said in a statement issued Sunday morning. Those charges may change once he goes to court, however.
    A 54-year-old woman was shot in the knee and a 35-year-old was grazed in the buttocks, police said. The woman with the knee wound was listed in stable condition, while the other woman was treated and released overnight, hospital officials told CNN.
    Broadnax was taken to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital "as an emotionally disturbed person," the NYPD said. An investigation into the shooting was under way, Kelly said.
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    A witness said Broadnax appeared to have been hit by a cab and was running around trying to get to the driver when police tried to stop him.
    "The guy was in the middle of the street in oncoming traffic and the cops were trying to get him out of the road," Kerri-Ann Nesbeth told CNN. She said the incident left her stunned.
    "I hear stories when people don't even know they are shot, so I checked myself and realized it was all clear," she said.
    It's the second high-profile case in about a year in which NYPD officers have shot bystanders after opening fire in a busy public space. Police wounded nine pedestrians outside the Empire State Building during an August 2012 gun battle with a man who had just killed a former co-worker. Officers also killed the gunman.
    In 2012: All Empire State shooting bystander victims wounded by officers
    CNN's Elizabeth Landers, Lindy Royce and Matt Smith contributed to this report.
  2. natshare

    natshare Monkey+

    Seems the safest place to be, when the NYPD is discharging their firearms, is next to whomever they're aiming at! :eek:

    I hope they test fire each of the police weapons that were fired, so they can match up ballistics to the victims who were hit, and fire the idiots who can't seem to hit the broad side of a barn from 5 feet away! :mad:
  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I attribute this to NYC hysteria and their heightened schizophrenic police who shouldn't be allowed to even carry billy clubs let alone firearms. One must ask, "rookie" or not --do their officers even qualify at the range? This is so ridiculous, it's down right embarrassing.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2013
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  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I don't know about that, they were shooting at an a$$, and they hit one.....:rolleyes:
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  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Yeah. Well, I used the wrong word in my sentence, so I feel like one myself. Hey, Thanks for quoting me so now it's available for all to see anyway. ;)
  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Glad to be of service....:p
  7. Rabid

    Rabid Monkey

    Pretending to shoot someone???? I thought cops had to be sure before discharging their weapons. Especially where there are bystanders that could be in the line of fire. They are soon going to be shooting people for J-walking.
  8. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    I'd say from this story you could just be looking like you’re going to step off the curb and get popped. Preventive measures you see.
  9. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    It is all Bush's Fault...... He is the one who started this whole Preemptive Strike BS..... [violin]ohno[cow][deadhorse][peep]
  10. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    Interestingly enough, that's the first time I think I've every heard/seen someone "blame Bush" and it actually, legitimately be his fault. ;)
  11. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Yea, I thought that it was a "clever comment" when I wrote it......[lolol]
  12. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Before too long, everyone is going to figure that the police are going to shoot them anyway, wonder when they are going to be preempting the police?

    banger is about to get the stop and frisk.
    drunk driver is being pulled over.
    kid in wheel chair crossing busy intersection.
    Granny in a walker.
    Kids crossing on their way to school.

    See a cop.
    figure they are about to get shot.

    When your first reaction is violence, you are training those that you meet, when your walking down the street, they're the people that you meet each day ....

    Maybe I'm just Oscar the Grouch.
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