Dallas Cops Shoot Mentally Ill Man

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  1. dawg

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    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.
     
  4. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    That police officer needs to be charged with a crime.

    We can't just shoot first every time. There are crazy people out there, and the job shouldn't be to execute them.

    How was that person a threat to anyone at that point?
     
  5. Joe Bauers

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    I blame Ronald Reagan
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    That cop shot him inside of 15 seconds of leaving his police car.

    The crazy guy was standing still, arms at his side.


    Absolutely zero justification.
     
  7. CaptainFrank

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    At the risk of spazzmatass saying I never blame the cops, how about we wait to find out the facts before we blame the cops?
     
  8. TehLivingDeath

    TehLivingDeath New Member Banned User

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    Jesus, that seems a bit harsh.
     
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    At first blush it does seem like the cop panicked. Be interesting to see if there are other cameras from another angle. Only one cop fired (dawg you gotta correct your title).

    There will be an investigation, and he will be charged if this was a bad shooting.
     
  10. HowieStearn

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    maybe hearing testimony from the cops and a full investigation would be a good idea. :up:

    jumping to conclusions is what lynch mobs were all about. Are we past that point? don't think so
     
  11. EndOfLine

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    Without video the cops would win EVERY TIME.

    That's why one of the things that pisses me off most is when cops physically assault people to have them stop taping arrests and traffic stops.
     
  12. mikehal121

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    Lead is the new taser in Dallas.

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  13. Kilroy

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    This.
     
  14. itpdude

    itpdude New Member

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    Well, that's one way to deal with the mental-cases in the US.
     
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    That sucks. He could have been a wackpacker.
     
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    We live in a police state.
     
  17. Beth Eats Hay

    Beth Eats Hay Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha......

    Wait for another camera angle?

    I'm sure every time a cop gets his job done for him by having a crime recorded, the arresting pig thinks " geez.... Let's not judge the suspect. Instead, let's try to locate another video in case he's innocent."
     
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    Right, just like you don't automatically call all the cops pigs... I'm sure your mind is open.

    PEA 60 year old guy is acting out so much that his family has lost control.. And has to call the cops on their own son. He refuses to drop a knife...and we want the cops to be like superman.... Or "snd specially trained cops".

    Sad story, but that cop didn't come to work hoping to shoot someone, be on the news, face criminal prosecution, the loss of his freedom, his job, and years of civil lawsuits just cause he felt like shooting someone.
     
  19. Mlaw

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    If a regular citizen killed him, most of you would give him a pass
     
  20. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    ..."he had a knife, I feared for my life, it was self defense"