Boston cop in coma after being shot in the face

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  1. Gitfiddle

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    #blacklivesmatter

    I don't believe a word of this because @Mlaw says cops are in no danger.


    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/boston-police-officer-in-coma-after-being-shot-without-provocation/

    Police Commissioner William Evans said Saturday Boston police officer John Moynihan remained in critical condition and a medically induced coma after being shot "without provocation" on Friday night.

    At a press conference, Evans called the incident "a real violent confrontation that was clearly unprovoked by our officers," and added that there is "excellent video" that shows how the events unfolded, CBS Boston reported.

    The shooting took place at about 6:40 p.m. Friday in the area of Humboldt Ave. and Ruthven Street in the Roxbury section of Boston.

    Moynihan, 34, and five other gang task force members, traveling in two cars, stopped a car after reports of shots fired, Evans said. The commissioner said the officers had blue lights flashing but none had pulled out their weapons.

    According to Evans, as Moynihan approached the driver's door, the suspect, Angelo West, 41, suddenly pulled a gun and shot him at point-blank range.



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    I wonder if they would have had their weapons drawn if there hadn't been so much shit tossed around about cops lately.
     
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    gun thread
     
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    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2...ry-shooting/sOrUi0pmlSMK83Ns7TlKVM/story.html

    Friday night was not the first time West confronted officers with a gun. Around 3 a.m. on July 23, 2001, West came face to face with State Police Trooper Kevin Murray and Boston Police Officer William Griffiths during a drug investigation near the intersection of Stuart and Warrenton streets, according to court records and a Globe report on the encounter.

    As Griffiths and Murray fought with West to try to arrest him, West, then 27, fired his weapon, police said.

    “We hear a gun shot, and all I see is the gun right here, right next to my head and right next to the trooper’s head,” Griffiths said at the time, according to the Globe article. West allegedly said, “Shoot me, I don’t care,” according to Griffiths.

    West was convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, resisting arrest, and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, court records show.

    He was sentenced to seven to 10 years in prison followed by three years of probation, court records show. His probationary period ended Aug. 12.

    Robert F. Shaw Jr., who was West’s lawyer on his appeal, said he had not heard from his client since just before his release from prison several years ago. “As I understood it, he had not had any issues since he was released,” Shaw said. “I’m just saddened by the fact that something like that happened.”

    Mourners gathered at a home in Roxbury where West was remembered as a barber and new father who spent a lot of time with his infant son.

    “He was a good dude,” said Shawn Washington, who described himself as a friend of 31 years. “I woke up crying.”
     
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    They were probably more worried about assholes on Dawgshed.com second-guessing them.
     
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    So why do you feel the need to type #blacklivesmatter? Just curious?
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    You wouldn't give the first fuck about a cop being shot if it wasn't an opportunity to demonstrate your hatred of the blacks.
     
  9. Billy Brown

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    Extensive criminal record including gun charges.

    What will Rev Al say about this?

    I need to move to Europe of some shit.
     
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    Gitfiddle Live Deliciously

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    Why do you feel the need to ask?
     
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    hurr durr, ok.
     
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    Why do you have such a hatred of the blacks?
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    Well, as long as he was a good dude.....
     
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    I know I'm dreaming but I'm hoping that someday you'll just tell everyone straight out that you hate blacks.
     
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    Not hate.
    But I don't understand how a lot of people think Mike Brown had his hands up. When it was proven that that was a lie.

    Alright, I'm done talking about this.
     
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    That's what you want, huh?
     
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    Come on, tell gwartney you hate the blacks.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Well, it would be much more honest, and in a twisted way, more honorable than the passive aggressive stuff you post in here all the time.
     
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    Gwartney Kardashian :jj:
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Why would I think that?