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Houston officer kills double amputee in wheelchair
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http://news.yahoo.com/houston-officer-ki...40280.html

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer shot and killed a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair Saturday inside a group home after police say the double amputee threatened the officer and aggressively waved a metal object that turned out to be a pen.

Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said the man cornered the officer in his wheelchair and was making threats while trying to stab the officer with the pen. At the time, the officer did not know what the metal object was that the man was waving, Silva said.

She said the man came "within inches to a foot" of the officer and did not follow instructions to calm down and remain still.

"Fearing for his partner's safety and his own safety, he discharged his weapon," Silva told The Associated Press.

Police did not immediately release the name of the man who was killed. They had been called to the home after a caretaker there called and reported that the man in wheelchair was causing a disturbance.

The owner of the group home, John Garcia, told the Houston Chronicle that the man had a history of mental illness and had been living at the house about 18 months. Garcia said the man had told him that he lost a leg above the knee and all of one arm when he was hit by a train.

"He sometimes would go off a bit, but you just ignore it," Garcia told the newspaper.

Silva identified the officer as Matthew Jacob Marin, a five-year veteran of the department. He was immediately placed on three-day administrative leave, which is standard in all shootings involving officers.

Houston police records indicate that Marin also fatally shot a suspect in 2009. Investigators at the time said Marin came upon a man stabbing his neighbor to death at an apartment complex and opened fired when the suspect refused to drop the knife.

On Saturday, Marin and his partner arrived at the group home around 2:30 a.m. Silva said there were several people at the house at the time. The caretaker who called police waited on the porch while the officers went inside, she said.

"It was close quarters in the area of the house," Silva said. "The officer was forced into an area where he had no way to get out."
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#2
Cap hating hate-monger racist! I'd like to see you stare down a double amputee in a wheelchair armed with a metal-looking object and see if you make it home at the end of your shift!

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#3
Guess he shoulda been better armed! [Image: smiley-whacky119.gif]





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#4
What a cowardly pussy cop. There are just no words. Really.

A man with one arm and leg...and a pen.

Really.

REALLY?
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#5
Assuming the cop had to use some kind of object to disarm the pen from the guy, he could have used a taser, pepper spray, or even an asp. .......but a firearm!?! Really? What goes through some of these people's minds?
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#6
"I can do anything I want, and you can't stop me. I am the police," is probably what was going through his head.
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#7
All he had to do was tip over the wheelchair. I mean, it's not like the guy can get up and chase him.

After all, he's in a DAMN WHEELCHAIR.

W T F ?
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Philadelphia Patriot;11286 Wrote:Assuming the cop had to use some kind of object to disarm the pen from the guy, he could have used a taser, pepper spray, or even an asp. .......but a firearm!?! Really? What goes through some of these people's minds?

They were probably worried about the possible negative side effects of using a taser or pepper spray on a handicapped person. After all, even people of normal health have died during their usage. Wink
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streaker69;11307 Wrote:
Philadelphia Patriot;11286 Wrote:Assuming the cop had to use some kind of object to disarm the pen from the guy, he could have used a taser, pepper spray, or even an asp. .......but a firearm!?! Really? What goes through some of these people's minds?

They were probably worried about the possible negative side effects of using a taser or pepper spray on a handicapped person. After all, even people of normal health have died during their usage. Wink

You're right! A bullet is a much safer alternative! Hell, I bet the guy didn't even die because of the wound the bullet created. He probably died from lead poisoning, and he was probably shot a year ago. Big Grin

Edit: I'd even go as far as to say the guy probably didn't even have any health insurance to remove the bullet that gave him lead poisoning. Thank god Obamacare, errrr I mean the affordable healthcare act got passed! Big Grin
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Of all the cowardly things.

Sounds like a sick joke. I hope that officer believes in karma. I just don't see the justification. If he was within inches to a foot of the officer maybe he could have ...I don't know. Take a step back?
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