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Texas Police Chief Murdered.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member


    " A 24-year-old Texas man has been charged in the shooting death of a small-town police chief, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Sunday.

    Joshua Manuel Lopez faces a charge of capital murder of a police officer in the killing of Elmendorf Police Chief Michael Pimentel, said Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Rosanne Hughes.

    Pimentel was shot in the shoulder and abdomen while making a stop Saturday to serve an active misdemeanor warrant for graffiti. He was flown to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead."
  2. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    It was just graffiti, man. #alsharpton
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Let's see how many protests this generates compared to what happened in Ferguson, Missouri.
  4. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    This is fucking terrible. Painting it as some sort of equivalent or counterpoint to the Ferguson case is idiotic.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    It illustrates the danger that cops face every day. They don't know if they're going to make it home at the end of their shift. And then everyone wonders why cops seem so trigger-happy in dangerous neighborhoods.
  6. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Awful that this is; it certainly does not justify trigger-happy policeman, never, ever, unacceptable.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    If the choice is between a dead criminal and a dead cop, I'll take a dead criminal every time.
  8. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    Well, what if it's not a criminal?
  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    That's not the foundation of our society and not even the equation. You don't get to gun down Michael Brown because someone else killed the chief 2000 miles away.
  10. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    One does not justify the other, of course.

    But people went into an outrage when an officer shot and killed someone. Now the shoe is on the other foot and an officer has been killed. Shouldn't that justify an equal amount of outrage?
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Then they should have no problem cooperating with police, right?
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    No, but the bad neighborhoods increase the risk that a cop could get killed. While they are trained, there's still a human element.
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