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107-year-old killed in a shootout with cops

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    He kept shooting at the SWAT team, eventually they shot back.

  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    He fights authority, authority always wins.

    And yes, I am concerned.
  3. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    so, they had a camera in the room...he was 107....the guy eventually would have fallen asleep or turned on Matlock.
  4. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    or run out of ammo
  5. H.L. Mencken

    H.L. Mencken Member

    Was he mixing codeine and cough syrup and Skittles to make purple drank? Where is the narrative?
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Old Goob fucked up and grabbed his Cialis pills instead of the Skittles.
  7. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Cut down in the prime of his life. So sad these youngsters can't stay out of harms way.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The guy lived through World War I, World War II, the Depression, the Cold War and 9/11. I blame Bret Beilema.
    Glad nobody else got hurt. I realize the guy was 107, but a bullet doesn't care if you're a terrorist, a 4-year-old kid, 100 years old, a gangster, mentally ill, a soldier or a cop. Whomever fires a gun, the damage potential is the same.
  9. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Exactly. This is precisely the thought I had from reading that article. You've got a 107 year old alone in a room with an gun, and you've got a camera in the room watching every move he makes, is it really necessary for the SWAT unit to go busting in there with guns raised while he's still awake and upset? Just wait him out, soon enough he'll eventually fall asleep, he's 107 for chrissakes.

    Just one of many stories I see where I wonder whether law enforcement officials actually stop and use basic common sense in considering how to handle these situations.

    But, hey, how many times can you say a 107 year old's life was cut down prematurely by non-natural causes? I guess it's a more interesting way to go than to just stop breathing one night.
  10. Oscar Gamble

    Oscar Gamble New Member

    Isn't anyone concerned that the media hasn't revealed the name of the police officer that shot him?
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    He died doing what he loved.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Yelling "Get off my lawn?"
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