Dallas Cops Shoot Mentally Ill Man

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  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Comment from Liveleak

    On Oct. 14, Bobby Gerald Bennett of Dallas, 59, of Dallas, Texas began acting erratically. Sitting in a swivel chair in the middle of the cul de sac holding a knife, his mother, Joyce Jackson, called the police and asked the dispatcher to send officers who were trained in dealing with the mentally ill.

    But when police arrived at 12:19 p.m., both officers quickly drew their weapons and one officer shot Bennett four times in the middle of the street, striking him once in the abdomen.

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    According to the press release issued by Dallas police Sgt. Warren Mitchell immediately after the shooting, Bennett “made statements indicating that he was not going to cooperate with the officers" and that “the incident escalated which led an officer to fire his weapon upon the individual.”

    However, according to surveillance video captured by neighbor Maurice Bunch, Bennett was standing still during the entire incident and, when he was shot, his hands were down by his side. Bunch, who witnessed the shooting.

    “When the officers told him freeze, he complied,” said Bunch, who witnessed the incident from his driveway across the street. “He did not move an inch, in suspended animation; he just stood there, you know? Bobby was conscious, he knew exactly what he was doing because I had been talking to him prior.”

    According to Bunch, the police were “trying to kill” Bennett. Dallas police, after viewing Bunch’s surveillance footage, are now reviewing the incident:

    We are in the very early stages of conducting a thorough criminal investigation of this incident. Once we complete the criminal investigation we will refer our findings to the Dallas County District Attorney's office [...] We will then begin the administrative investigation to determine whether our deadly force policy was violated. 



    We are aware of video taken by citizens of this incident.

    Bennett remains in the intensive care unit of a Dallas hospital.

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  2. wanker

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    no words
     
  3. dawg

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    They gunned him down like a dirty dog.
     
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    wanker New Member

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    i know right?


    lets give peas a chance
     
  5. Diogenes1

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    the times they are a -changin'

    the public now can do something about lying cops.
     
  6. Stew Nod

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    To protect and serve... Themselves
     
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    itchy trigger finger cops :facepalm:
     
  8. AmishGirl

    AmishGirl Well-Known Member VIP

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    When are people going to learn to not call the cops on a relative having a problem? Call other relatives to help or call your friends or neighbors but don't call a cop. They will shoot that person. And then they'll shoot their dog.
    They don't care about your relative. Call someone you KNOW to help you.


    And put my friends in danger? That's not something I do to a friend. This guy was mentally ill & out of control, what could a friend do?
     
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    The police have been getting worse and worse since the Reagen and Clinton administrations started militarizing them.
     
  10. rolltide

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    After watching that I'd be interested to see and hear what the defense attorneys have to say about what happened.
     
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    The cops originally said the the suspect was running at them with a knife. I didn't see that in the video.
     
  12. face palm

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    no shit, well that solves that