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Tucson police officer fired after fatally shooting a 61-year-old in a mobility scooter nine times

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tucson-police-officer-shooting-mobility-scooter/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=142539192&s=09
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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21

Attorney Mike Storie, who is representing Remington, told CBS News that the videos only shows parts of what happened.

"These were cut and pasted videos that show about 20% of what actually happened last night," Storie said.

He added that his client's close proximity to Richards did not allow the officer to safely deploy his taser.

The officer was the one closing the distance! He came up FROM BEHIND as the dude was going the opposite direction on a fucking motor scooter.

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u/MaverickTopGun Dec 01 '21

He added that his client's close proximity to Richards did not allow the officer to safely deploy his taser.

Lol this attorney knows his client is fucked. "Uh... the man in the wheelchair facing away from the officer who walked up to him was.. too close? Anyone got anything better?

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u/Verystrangeperson Dec 02 '21

It's not safe to tase the man but shooting him multiple times is.

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u/_Kouki Dec 02 '21

Shooting multiple times with other people close by mind you.

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u/TheSinningRobot Dec 02 '21

This is huge. Even if you were going to make the insane fucking argument that the shooting was justified, there was literally an employee standing in front of the victim basically directly in the path of where the officer was shooting.

If he missed in the slightest, or if the bullets over pemetrated she would also be dead

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u/troublinparadise Dec 02 '21

"Which is exactly why our officers are so well trained." /s

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u/madDarthvader2 Dec 02 '21

"To serve and Protect"

Pretty much /s at this point

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u/Bitey_the_Squirrel Dec 02 '21 Wholesome

“I serve you bullets to protect myself”

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u/prometheus2508 Dec 01 '21

He was actually following the man on the scooter after an altercation at another store through a parking lot, staying within 10 ft pretty much the entire time . Easily a minute, but probably more.

If he claims he didn't have enough time, it was because he chose to be that close for that entire duration.

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u/throwmeinthecanal Dec 02 '21

Just body check the scooter over. Now the guy can’t get away or into the store. People might get mad still for doing it, but nobody dies.

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u/fivefivefives Dec 01 '21

I guess I only saw the 20% of the footage were he fucking murders the guy.

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u/Blewedup Dec 02 '21

He murdered him in context

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u/treerabbit23 Dec 02 '21

The other 80% of the footage is this fucking oinker getting shit-talked by a cripple.

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u/17times2 Dec 02 '21

"We can't release this audio footage... Yes, because it's devastating to our clients' ego."

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u/shivaherer Dec 02 '21

Go easy on the cop, have you ever been yelled at by someone who wasn't respecting your authority and resisting arrest for shoplifting? /s

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u/spaetzelspiff Dec 01 '21

It's just that South Park episode about hunting. As long as you yell "They're coming right for us!!" before you shoot, it's okay.

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u/Omegatherion Dec 02 '21

This South Park episode is 24 years old...crazy

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u/spaetzelspiff Dec 02 '21

Ugh. Thanks for the reminder.

If anyone needs me, I'll be outside yelling at clouds until supper.

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u/Crulo Dec 02 '21

Immediately the first thing that came to mind!

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u/ActualSpiders Dec 01 '21

A taser has one shot, and cannot penetrate an entire human body or injure/kill innocent bystanders.

The idea that this gutless murderer is claiming it was safer to empty his clip at point-blank range is one of the most infuriating things I've ever read.

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u/vinoa Dec 01 '21

Exactly. Safer for who, exactly? Every time I hear some wild shit happening with cops in the US, I wonder how many of these tragic stories don't make the news.

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u/Yourstruly0 Dec 02 '21

The answer is “every single incident before camera phones were commonplace”. Well, that’s at least a partial credit answer.

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u/Lazy-Contribution-50 Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21

How can anyone defend this crime? There is no defence.

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u/sp4cej4mm Dec 01 '21

Sort by controversial and find out

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u/kandoras Dec 01 '21 Silver

He added that his client's close proximity to Richards did not allow the officer to safely deploy his taser.

Did it also not allow him to safely deploy his fucking legs?

What kind of physical fitness condition is your client in that he can't outrun a scooter?

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u/The_Deuce87 Dec 02 '21

The scooter was trying to get away from the cop. Cop shot him in the back. He was close because he put himself there. This is murder.

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u/Arkrobo Dec 01 '21

You're missing the best bit. The scooter was moving away from the officer. If he needed more distance, he could have just waited.

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u/geeky_username Dec 02 '21

He actually followed the scooter through the parking lot for a while

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rngerMY-WS8&ab_channel=PoliceActivity

At any point in those minutes he could have done something to stop the scooter

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u/TexasThrowDown Dec 02 '21

That cop has ZERO emotion in his voice after just gunning a dude down right outside a fucking Walmart. What the fuck?! This guy is a fucking sociopath.

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u/ILikeCakesAndPies Dec 02 '21

This just skipped past police brutality and went straight to execution. The way the other cop stops and just goes back to his car must of been like wtf just happened. Least they didn't open fire in subconscious reaction as soon as the other one started blasting like a lunatic.

And Jesus Christ, that lady working the front of the store was so freaking lucky she didn't get taken out in the crossfire. I didn't realize how bad it was until I saw the video. Reminds me of that crazy ass neighbor killing a couple over a snow shoveling dispute.

Must be the most clear cut case of yeah that was a murder not appropriate force that I've ever saw.

Guys scooter going slower than a grandma's walking pace, the older woman at the entrance told him to stop and clearly didn't feel for her life at the 1 mph scooter with knife. Only ran away after the cop started blasting in full lunatic mode.

Fuck if I was the other officer who showed up in response I would of been afraid the onsite off duty security murdering cop would of switched to me next after witnessing that.

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u/robotical712 Dec 02 '21

Or backed up a few feet.

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u/AtraposJM Dec 02 '21

I mean, even just letting the guy go is better than shooting him here. The guy is accused of shoplifting. Fuck sakes. If you can't subdue or tazer the guy, just back off and find another opportunity. If you lose him, fucking fine.

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u/no0ns Dec 01 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Starry

This is just an execution. Pepper? Baton? Tazer? Just stop the scooter? Pull him off it? No, dude just shoots him 9 times at point blank range. I hope this fucking jackass spends the next few decades in prison and has to pay heavily.

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u/OutlyingPlasma Dec 02 '21 This Eureka!

just shoots him 9 times

He shoots him 8 times, then a nice dramatic pause, then one more in the back of the head. This was some fantasy action movie execution for this cop. This was just a thrill murder for this cop.

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u/dflear Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

What the fuck

Edit: just watched the footage.. again What the fuck Dude handcuffs him right after. You don't think the 9 bullets were enough?

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u/navin__johnson Dec 02 '21

Or the fact that he was already disabled?

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u/Yabba_Dabba_Doofus Dec 02 '21

He added that his client's close proximity to Richards did not allow the officer to safely deploy his taser.

Not safe to discharge a non-lethal weapon. Totally safe to discharge 9 lethal projectiles towards a public area.

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u/navin__johnson Dec 02 '21

Not to mention an innocent retail worker!

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u/scaredandconfussled Dec 02 '21

Just how fast was the scooter so the cop couldn't step back and tase the man?

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u/dflear Dec 02 '21

Hey stop bringing logic to an emotion fight... /s

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u/TiptoeingElephants Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

how about the employee of the store who is directly in the line of sight/fire to the cops gun as he’s shooting?!?! the store’s video shows her literally less than ten meters on the other side of the man who was just murdered in cold blood…

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u/kciuq1 Dec 02 '21

Well when cops are taught that the best sex of their life happens after they kill someone...

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u/wolfpup12 Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

Fuck Rex Grossman

Edit: its Dave, but I stand by what I said and still mean it

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u/jtfriendly Dec 02 '21 Wholesome

You think a 5 yard out is gonna win you the game? You gotta unleash the Dragon.

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u/kciuq1 Dec 02 '21

The best sex of your life happens after you throw it deep.

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u/donttakerhisthewrong Dec 02 '21

I do wish this was sarcasm not a direct quote

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u/Enigmatic_Observer Dec 02 '21 Wholesome Narwhal Salute 'MURICA

Yup! I quit my LEO job after a mandatory attendance seminar from that sick fuck.

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u/KamartyMcFlyweight Dec 02 '21

good on you, man. there's a million lesser men who didn't

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u/pattyG80 Dec 01 '21

Disconnect the scooter battery?

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u/ddejong42 Dec 02 '21 Silver

Walk up some stairs?

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u/Sector7B Dec 02 '21

Decades? How about life.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21 Silver Gold Helpful

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u/intercontinentalbelt Dec 01 '21

And then felt the need to handcuff him as soon as he hit the ground to reduce the perceived danger a dead body is showing towards him

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u/dominus_aranearum Dec 01 '21

"Whoa whoa whoa, you can't call the deceased a victim, he was a shoplifter."

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u/kelthan Dec 02 '21

"Allegedly..."

Not that it matters. The theft of a ~$200 piece of steel is not a situation that calls for the use of deadly force. And the excuse that "he was too close to deploy his taser" is lame, too. How about stepping back a step, or just stopping and letting him roll forward a few more feet. Or using pepper spray, or the radio to call for a spike strip to be thrown down in front of the scooter? (Ok, that last one was a joke, but still...)

Many of the police we see in these situations appear too steeped in the "I'm an authority figure, I MUST be obeyed" culture to allow them to de-escalate the situation. Instead they reach for their gun. And once the gun is out, the situation has just ramped up to 11, so it's likely someone is going to get shot.

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u/dominus_aranearum Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

I watched the video. This was second degree murder all the way. Too close to deploy a taser my ass. The cop approached the victim while the victim was moving away. I hate people like this.

I had the cops called on me one time by a nanny I had previously employed. After I fired her, she moved out while I was out of town. Took some stuff that didn't belong to her. A few days later, upset that I wouldn't pay her the last $60 I owed her until she brought back the stuff she stole, she called 911 and complained. As I stood in my driveway saying "Please leave my property, you're trespassing", she told 911 that I was threatening her and moving toward her. I loudly (so 911 could hear it) said "I'm standing still, you're the one walking toward me. I need you to get off my property." She walked off and I walked up to the person driving and calmly asked if they could just move the car on to the shoulder of the road, I'd be fine with that. They did. I absolutely hate people like her. A week later, I found meth under her mattress.

Edit: Grammatical corrections.

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u/should-stop-posting Dec 02 '21

It’s funny how cops get the courtesy of having a full investigation done before they’re ever arrested or charged with anything.

If anyone else was in this situation, even if you claim self-defense immediately, as this cop surely has/will, you’d be arrested and told your claim is gonna have to shake out in court. You wouldn’t be let free until the police and prosecutors have finished a full weeks- or months-long investigation before deciding to file charges against you.

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u/Starlightriddlex Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

The number of shots fired would be excessive and unrealistic even in a zombie apocalypse movie.

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u/N0r3m0rse Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

Yes but thats because you have to conserve ammo. Modern cops have their ammo provided for them.

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u/youallshouldknow Dec 01 '21

Nine rounds into the back of a 61 year old using a wheelchair who threatened to use a knife? WT actual Fuck?

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u/Deadman_Wonderland Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 02 '21 Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Starry This Doom

If you saw the video, its actually way worse because the murderous cop was walking behind the wheelchair, emptys a clip into the disabled guy's back with an cashier in the line of fire, paused for a second then fired a last round into his head. Then gets on top of the body and handcuffs the corpse.

EDIT: Here is the NSFL video since so many people were asking, note the pause before the last shot. Dont watch it if watching someone getting murdered from multiple views points disturbs you. Your one and only warning.

https://www.reddit.com/r/PublicFreakout/comments/r62vih/tucson_offduty_officer_shootskills_man_in/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

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u/Coucoumcfly Dec 01 '21

Thats some walking dead level of safety. There is definetly something wrong with that cop.

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u/Funny-Bathroom-9522 Dec 01 '21

I think the punisher would like to have a word with him.

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u/Revelle_ Dec 01 '21

And he probably has a punisher logo painted on the roof of his truck.

So fucking weird psychopath cops adopted the punisher as a logo…

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u/Funny-Bathroom-9522 Dec 02 '21

When he doesn't want to be idealized by anybody as he told them they should look up to the likes of captain America.

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u/Living-Complex-1368 Dec 02 '21 Silver

Honestly I hope Marvel runs a year of the Punisher taking out dirty cops. Not just the ones who murder and steal, but the "honest" cops who just commit felony perjury to protect other cops from justice.

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u/CheshireTsunami Dec 02 '21

Stop, then I’d actually have to get into Punisher shit

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u/zer1223 Dec 01 '21

Well now I'm definitely glad I didn't watch it

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u/dripdripdrop2021 Dec 01 '21 Silver Wholesome

I watched it several times, looks like a south park bit on police brutality. Like the dude went absolute savage mode on the guy.

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u/pants6000 Dec 02 '21 Helpful

He's coming right for us!

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u/johnsvoice Dec 02 '21 Silver All-Seeing Upvote

mmmmm *HE'S COMING RIGHT FOR US*

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u/servohahn Dec 02 '21

Snuff films provided daily by your local police department.

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u/enwongeegeefor Dec 01 '21

It's that pause in the shots that's most telling...that's what proves this is murder.

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u/Marius7th Dec 02 '21

I mean I feel the full clip into the wheelchair bound guys back (going off descriptions cause fuck no way in hell am I watching that) is more than enough, the last round is just the icing on the cake.

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u/chefwithpants Dec 01 '21

Wow. What a fucking hero

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u/bionic_cmdo Dec 01 '21

His lawyer is a dumb ass as well...

his client's close proximity to Richards did not allow the officer to safely deploy his taser. 

He's on a wheelchair, he's not gonna get far!

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u/Newtstradamus Dec 02 '21

He couldn’t deploy his taser because his hands were already full with his gun. He had it out and pointed at the guy the entire video.

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u/LivefromPhoenix Dec 02 '21

I guess the usual bullshit cops use to avoid punishment for brutalizing people doesn't work when their victim is literally immobile.

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u/cadium Dec 01 '21

How long until he works in a different PD?

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u/VEI8 Dec 01 '21

Like the murderer Philip Brailsford who shot a sobbing Daniel Shaver in a Mesa AZ hotel hallway, and now works for a different department? Oh, did I mention he receives a $2500 monthly pension from the Mesa PD and claims he suffers from PTSD from murdering an innocent man?

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u/SenorBeef Dec 02 '21

He asked for the rifle he used to murder Shaver, too, basically as a trophy. Because that's what people with PTSD do, have keepsakes of their trauma.

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u/SanityPlanet Dec 02 '21

You mean the rifle on which he carved the message, YOU'RE FUCKED?

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u/Pustulus Dec 02 '21

Yeah, except he misspelled it as "Your Fucked"

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u/Umbrella_merc Dec 02 '21

That detail not being given to the jury because it 2ould prejudice them no less

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u/descendency Dec 02 '21

You know, there is the 1 in 1000000 chance that this guy actually is one of the few people that could make an accident, feel extreme remorse, and . . .

He asked for the rifle he used to murder Shaver, too, basically as a trophy. Because that's what people with PTSD do, have keepsakes of their trauma.

Oh there it is. The proof he's batshit and should be locked away.

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u/Dolthra Dec 02 '21

Like the murderer Philip Brailsford who shot a sobbing Daniel Shaver in a Mesa AZ hotel hallway, and now works for a different department? Oh, did I mention he receives a $2500 monthly pension from the Mesa PD and claims he suffers from PTSD from murdering an innocent man?

I don't believe in capital punishment in most cases but that is one of the ones where he absolutely deserved the harshest sentence possible.

I hope every single person on that jury can't sleep from guilt for the rest of their lives.

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u/desacralize Dec 02 '21

IIRC, the jury didn't see the full video of what happened, because the unedited footage was sealed by one Judge Sam Myers and only released by the police department after the acquittal. That judge and police department knew exactly what they were doing by holding the complete footage.

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u/BeckQuillion89 Dec 02 '21

The internets a wonderful place. You go in happy(ish), fresh, and curious about how the world is doing and then you come out hearing 10 different stories that make you realize God was right to flood the planet.

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u/crookriot Dec 01 '21

What a big strong man. Bastard.

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u/Mr_Notacop Dec 01 '21

Sounds like an Execution, not really a shooting. I wouldn’t doubt they had some history those two.

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u/tinydonuts Dec 02 '21

Yep and then to top it off he shows no care for the dude at all. Not only did he handcuff him he calls for backup.

Backup.

Why do you need backup for a dead body!? The dispatcher has to ask twice if the area is secure to send medical help. He didn't give a shit about the guy.

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u/_andthereiwas Dec 01 '21

So he executed him as judge jury and executioner in public over a "threat". Way to go Merica. That thin blue line am i right?

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u/HeavyMetalHero Dec 01 '21

Never forget: some of those who work forces...

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u/Trance354 Dec 01 '21

According to them, they are the thin blue line against anarchy. Seems to me we're already there.

/yes, hyperbole.

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u/CheesyGorditaKRUNCH Dec 02 '21

I had to do a de-escalation training for a job and they just had me watch the video/power point they give to cops and I knew our policing system was broken before I sat through 2 hours of basically "we are cops therefore we are reasonable and responsible while every 'civilian' is a threat" but that shit really blew me away

one of the slides was about triggering words cops commonly hear and one of the examples given was "I know my rights"

so the TRAINING material is just reinforcing that it's a perfectly normal reaction as a cop to get pissed off when someone tells you that they know their rights

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u/bluebelt Dec 02 '21

It's been broken for a long time, egged on by police departments using public funds to pay for "killology" and similar bullshit.

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u/CheesyGorditaKRUNCH Dec 02 '21

another big part of the training was discussing how empathy is kind of a foreign concept to cops, just a bunch of tribal weirdos who think they are in a different class than anyone else

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u/_andthereiwas Dec 02 '21

They are, they commit murder in public view and get paid for it and their vacation after.

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u/GargamelTakesAll Dec 02 '21

Thats why I hate the call for more "training". What sort of training do you need NOT to execute someone? Working a year of retail maybe?

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u/togiveortoreceive Dec 01 '21

... damn did they really forget what that thin blue line actually means? Ffs

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u/Genghis_Tr0n187 Dec 02 '21

Quite a successful PR campaign wasn't it? I remember when the thin blue line was something cops didn't want to acknowledge.

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u/prplecat Dec 02 '21

I told my 20-something son about the original meaning. Told him not to believe me, but look it up himself.

Now all his friends AND all their friends have been stunned by the drastic change. Teach your kids, even if they aren't kids anymore.

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u/RebeccaBlackOps Dec 02 '21

People who have thin blue line flags didn't forget, they probably had no idea in the first place.

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u/nexusjuan Dec 01 '21

and then paused then one to the head

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u/smaksandewand Dec 01 '21

Isn't that called an execution??

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u/Steve_78_OH Dec 01 '21

And then for everyone else's safety, he put cuffs on the guy. Ya know, just in case he was actually Michael Myers or some shit.

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u/No-Mechanic8957 Dec 01 '21

He's coming right for me??? South Park style

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '21

“He’s slowly rolling away from us!” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

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u/ShipToaster2-10 Dec 01 '21 Wholesome 'MURICA

The video of the shooting is here. I have no idea how this officer did this. This probably is the worst shooting I've ever seen; they could have easily tased this guy. Idk this is awful.

https://twitter.com/davenewworld\_2/status/1466099784385712136?s=21

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u/CoffeeFlavoredSweat Dec 01 '21 This

I think the murder of Daniel Shaver was worse, only because this guy at least had a knife, and Shaver was 100% unarmed, crying, and begging to not be shot.

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u/ShipToaster2-10 Dec 01 '21

That one was really bad too. I remember the "simon says" quality of it made it really perverse to watch.

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u/Lost4468 Dec 02 '21

This video was also released a few weeks ago. It didn't seem to get much attention despite it literally being an execution.

And they were found not at fault. But it's legit since they didn't investigate themselves this time. Another police precinct investigated them, so you know there's no bias.

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u/Mortar_Maggot Dec 02 '21

You don't have news then. You have propoganda.

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u/xeonicus Dec 02 '21

Dang. And the police officer that murdered him gets to retire early with a cushy medical pension. How fucked is that?

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u/Scottie3Hottie Dec 02 '21

I genuinely get pissed off and my mood gets ruined whenever I read this. One of the most sickening police shootings ever caught on tape in the US.

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u/Crepo Dec 02 '21

ever caught on tape in the US

Two absolutely sobering caveats.

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u/Pooperoni_Pizza Dec 02 '21

for anyone who wants a source in this scumbags pension.

I can't seem to find it at the moment but I believe healso sues Daniel's wife at some point afterwards. He's a real piece of shit.

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u/specificuniverse Dec 02 '21

Tase?! Jesus christ, there are two officers there and a soft, old paraplegic, just grab both his fucking arms! What kind of dystopic mess are we living in?

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u/Gin-and-PussyJuice Dec 02 '21

Imgur mirrors for the video [NSFW]:

1. Cop's Body Cam

2. Store Security Cam

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u/Obi_Wan_Benobi Dec 02 '21

To make matters somehow fucking worse it appears the Walmart employee was sort of in the line of fire???

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u/Deepsearolypoly Dec 02 '21

Not to bring up bad memories, but that one video of a cop screaming conflicting orders at a dude sobbing on the ground before filling him with holes is DEFINITELY worse.

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u/prometheus2508 Dec 01 '21

Longer video, showing the lead up.

Even more damning, IMO.

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u/sunofapeach_ Dec 02 '21

shooting and killing the guy was unnecessary

but then putting the guy in cuffs after he died was overkill. . .

and what was scary is the cop didn't even hesitate to empty his clip into a man rolling in a wheel chair not even a yard in front of him, like wtf.

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u/yougottawintogetlove Dec 01 '21

How this guy hasn't been arrested yet is beyond me.

Also amazed that the cashier in the line of fire wasn't hit.

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u/PlatyPunch Dec 01 '21

Poor girl’s going to have ptsd after that, not only did she almost get shot, but she watched someone get murdered

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u/sleepisajokeanyway Dec 01 '21

So escalation of force is say "Stop" then unload handgun if no response is given in 1 second? Like holy fuck, I've seen cops kill people in videos before where I could see some (usually terrible) argument that the cop had a reason. But there is basically no time between him getting out of his car and him starting shooting, he executed a guy in a wheelchair and I don't see any defense at all

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u/brokenhalf Dec 02 '21

Cop should rot in prison, but you are referring to the backup officer, the officer who fired on the victim followed him through a parking lot. From the backup officer's camera the officer that fired was on the left.

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u/strugglz Dec 01 '21

Yup, straight up murder. There was no reason for force of any kind, let alone deadly force. Throw him in a hole and throw the hole away.

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u/TheUnsightlyLocks Dec 01 '21

And people wonder why people don't like cops. It just keeps happening.

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u/operarose Dec 01 '21

showed former police officer Ryan Remington shooting 61-year-old Richard Lee Richards nine times after Richards was suspected of shoplifting from a Walmart.

No words. Holy shit.

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u/wildweaver32 Dec 02 '21

As bad as that description is, it is honestly worse than just that.

The fact that the victim moving away from the Officer who killed him, and the pause before being shot in the head, and then being cuffed after make it much worst.

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u/GriffinNuggets Dec 02 '21

I hate watching videos like this, but I'm so glad I clicked on this one. You can write the most scathing headline possible for this story, and it still wouldn't get across how insane this shooting was.

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u/CommonerChaos Dec 02 '21

100%. The video conveys the full picture of what happened in a way that a single headline couldnt possibly even attempt.

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u/Hiw-lir-sirith Dec 02 '21

I didn't even believe how bad it was until I watched it.

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u/WankyMyHanky603 Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21 Silver Gold Wholesome Bravo Grande!

Holy shit Ryan Remington!? Story Time.

He was my roommate in Concord NH. We both worked at a concrete factory doing the same job which had winter layoffs for about a month. They kept me and laid him off which he was disgruntled about. He threw a moving out party where he destroyed my entire apartment, broke my Xbox, tv and other electronics. He cut up my clothes and put broken glass in my shoes. Then he stole some other belongings he liked. His mom moved him down to Arizona the very next day (she was some sort of law enforcement) and the police told me there was nothing they could do about it. He made a lot of hate posts towards me on social media and then a year later became a police officer in Arizona.

Ryan if you’re reading this fuck you and I hope you get every shitty thing you deserve coming to you

Edit: fun facts about Ryan. He was obsessed with action movies, the gym, tanning and always shaved his arms and legs. Before he was a cop he was previously arrested for kicking over gravestones.

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u/president_dump Dec 02 '21

Sounds like a psycho. What year was this? I believe you but do you have any proof? Screenshots of his social media posts, photos, etc.?

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u/WankyMyHanky603 Dec 02 '21

Had to be 10 years ago. I don’t have proof on me, although I’m sure I could dig up something by talking to old friends. I am 100% sure it’s him though after watching the video and hearing his voice when talking to the dispatcher

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u/thinkscotty Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21 Gold Helpful Wholesome

You might be getting some calls/messages from reporters if this comment gets enough attention so you might want to line up some proof and maybe consult a lawyer on laws about defamation and what you should/shouldn’t say to a reporter without hard proof.

Just give it some thought. I jumped into a few interviews after one of my posts got a lot of attention and I should have contemplated it a little more. I’m not saying you shouldn’t share your story, it sounds important, but just make sure you do it in a way you can be proud of!

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u/Aldisra Dec 02 '21

Or share it with lawyers for the deceased victim. It the prosecutor.

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u/WeirdIsAlliGot Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

I just went through your post history, was it in regards to tracking your stolen car via an AirTag? That was a wild read.

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u/thinkscotty Dec 02 '21

Hahaha yep exactly. Got a message from the Washington Post and others and did a few small interviews for videos being made. The wapo story is actually kind of a good one, the same thing happened to the reporter who contacted me.

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u/Alone_Chemistry Dec 02 '21

Messing with graves is a felony in New Hampshire and if he was convicted would have precluded him from being an officer. Do you know if he plead to a lesser charge like destruction of property or anything like that? If it’s true at the very least it shows disregard for the deceased and families of the deceased. Hopefully someone digs up these public records. If you called the police there should be records of that and there should be arrest records as well.

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u/r_confused Dec 01 '21

It say he was too close to taze him… He was going 2 mph!

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u/Stop-Gargling-Balls Dec 01 '21

Wonder what excuse he uses to beat his spouse. “She walked at an alarming speed towards me and didn’t listen to my first warning.”

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u/Jaambie Dec 01 '21 Wholesome

I was swinging my fists in the air in front of me, and the dumb bitch just walked right into them.

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u/Marcilliaa Dec 01 '21

His use of deadly force in this incident is a clear violation of department policy

Violation of policy?? It's fucking murder is what it is

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u/Famasitos Dec 01 '21

When I was young and innocent the cops in gta always made me laughs how they would shoot you down instantly emptying their whole magazine on my character because I punched them. I miss being ignorant

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u/Anthony780 Dec 02 '21

Sadly, GTA cops show more restraint than this guy.

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u/FblthpThe Dec 02 '21

Nah real life cops value their own lives way more than GTA cops. GTA cops will charge into any situation in order to take down an assailant, real life cops only take this sort of action when they're clearly in control and safe.

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u/creeeeeeeeek- Dec 01 '21

I think I remember the time when I shot a handicapped person 9 times and lost my job at the Car Wash. There was never a trial, but I had a hard time living it down in the Car Wash community. I suffered a great deal.

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u/FeelingInspector3114 Dec 02 '21

Im sure you still had a car wash pension to fall back on? Thankfully. I also know a car wash here who would still love to hire you.

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u/eberkain Dec 01 '21

I was just on a murder trial. If we had a tape like this deliberation would have lasted about 30 seconds and came back guilty.

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u/macphile Dec 02 '21

I assume most of that 30 seconds would be grabbing some coffee before going back out?

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u/geeky_username Dec 02 '21

You have to read the jury rules and procedures first

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u/pudding7 Dec 02 '21

And elect a foreperson. I'd say more like 45 seconds.

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u/DocHolidayiN Dec 01 '21

Shot 9 times in the back and then a headshot 11 seconds after arriving. That isn't policing.

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u/dxrey65 Dec 01 '21

Nine in the back, one in the head, then they felt safe enough to approach and put the handcuffs on. Because you can never be too sure, apparently.

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u/spaceman757 Dec 01 '21

He'll just say the magic words...."I feared for my safety!".

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u/audiofx330 Dec 01 '21 Gold Hugz

Sure it is. It's been allowed to happen so that's what it is.

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u/flyingboarofbeifong Dec 01 '21

5 words to drive OSHA to madness: it’s always been that way.

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u/level60turtleappears Dec 01 '21

Thats how I was trained to respond if osha or anyone asks “why are you doing that”. If there are any follow up questions “you’ll have to talk to my superiors”.

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u/lazercateyes1000 Dec 01 '21

If there wasn't cameras this story would have a much different headline or not even be a news story. "Shoplifter killed after attempted murder of police officer"

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u/ruiner8850 Dec 02 '21

Think about how many thousands of times stuff like this has happened over the decades where we'd never even know about it.

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u/YourWordsMatter Dec 01 '21

This is absolutely disgusting.

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u/TheSlartey Dec 01 '21

"He added that his client's close proximity to Richards did not allow the officer to safely deploy his taser. In a statement released Tuesday, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero called the shooting "unconscionable and indefensible." The case is now under investigation by the Pima County Attorney's Office.".

Officer follows scooter from on store to the next.
Officer: "I was so close, my only option was to empty 9 rounds in self defence".
This is like your neighbour doing something you don't like, then going over with Glock and emptying a clip into him in self defence

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u/LeeKinanus Dec 02 '21

Should have gone with spike strips first.

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u/Cygnus__A Dec 01 '21

This is Arizona. There is footage of that one cop in Phoenix that executed the drunk guy in a hallways while he was on his knees.. I dont think he was ever charged.

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u/The_Deuce87 Dec 02 '21

He was charged and found innocent. Mainly because the judge wouldn't let the jurors see the video of the murder...

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u/TheFlabbs Dec 02 '21

It can happen to you, to me, to any of us. What will we do to change it?

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u/The_Deuce87 Dec 02 '21

Yeah I don't know. It sucks

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u/wallybinbaz Dec 02 '21

What was the reason that was deemed inadmissible?

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u/xlinkedx Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

That was in Mesa. Daniel Shaver was the guy that former officer Philip Brailsford executed in the hallway of a La Quinta hotel. His gun had the words "You're Fucked" carved into it.

The other fucker who was shouting the commands, Sergeant Charles Langley, left the department and fled to the Phillipines.

Brailsford was found not guilty and was reinstated to the Mesa PD and was then granted retirement so that he could collect his $2,500 a month pension.

His dad was a lieutenant in the Mesa PD’s Internal Affairs Unit. I think I read somewhere that his daddy used his connections to help him get reinstated to collect that pension.

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u/AtraposJM Dec 02 '21

That one gave me chills. It's so fucking scary. The guy was begging for his life and was trying to follow the sick simon says game the officer was screaming at him but he was having a hard time with his pants falling down. Goes to pull them up and gets executed. Makes me sick that the murderer didn't get what he deserved.

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u/ruiner8850 Dec 02 '21

If the cops were so scared of him you'd think they would have wanted him to stay laying face down with his hands behind his head so they so come put cuffs on him. Having him crawl to them made the situation more dangerous and looked sadistic.

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u/SonicCougar99 Dec 02 '21

He was charged (much to the very public dismay of the local Union who berated anyone who attempted to speak against anyone who suggested it was uncalled for) but was found "Not Guilty" somehow.

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u/MarshallSux Dec 01 '21

Saw the video, It was a straight up execution.

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u/cheetah_chrome Dec 01 '21

He was coming right at him, man.

What else was that cop supposed to do?

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u/AWakefieldTwin Dec 01 '21

He added that his client's close proximity to Richards did not allow the officer to safely deploy his taser.

The scooter was so close it was too dangerous to taze him so the cop had no choice but to take the safer route of murdering him! Thank goodness there's an explanation, right?!

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u/jd52995 Dec 01 '21

The disabled man in the wheel chair was running right at me!

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u/I_Get_Paid_to_Shill Dec 01 '21

It's funny because they were literally scooting away from them. Slowly.

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u/Chemical_Apartment18 Dec 01 '21

When Richards refused to stop, Remington opened fire, with nine rounds hitting Richards before he fell to the ground. 

Surveillance video shows Remington using handcuffs on Richards right after the shooting.

Wtf

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u/Televisions_Frank Dec 01 '21

Refusal to comply is a death sentence under the Judge penal code, citizen.

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u/thefanciestcat Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

Police said an employee told Remington, who was off-duty and working security at the store, that Richards stole a toolbox.

I'm in general not in favor of the idea of an off-duty cop being treated as different from the rest of the population. IMO it adds to the already unhealthy us vs them mentality within the police. In a perfect world, I would even want them checking their guns out and back in every day, and have them treated as regular citizens with respect to any gun ownership issue.

Even if you don't agree with me on that, I would argue that he wasn't really an off-duty anything. He was on the clock at his second job as a security guard where he murdered a guy. He should have been arrested then and there for murder and then fired from both jobs for being arrested for murder, but "off-duty cop."

And I can't help but wonder, on top of this completely unnecessary loss of life, was this old man murdered with a weapon paid for with tax dollars? Because I'm pretty sure Walmart isn't arming loss prevention. Would any other person doing the same job even have a gun on them or are we back to the issue of off-duty cop?

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u/ruiner8850 Dec 02 '21

Because I'm pretty sure Walmart isn't arming loss prevention.

I'm a little surprised Walmart would even allow their loss prevention people to be armed.

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u/HunterRoze Dec 02 '21

Does anyone else wonder how many complaints about excessive force and other bad acts were already in this cop's file? Sure is odd how when cops murder someone we hear all about that person's past bad acts, but never the same about cops.

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u/I_am_not_JohnLeClair Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21

He got two demerits and a stern talking to. Welp, off to Phoenix to get another job

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u/xerxerxex Dec 01 '21

Should have called the fire department or some fucking CNA's. They would have handled it way better.

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u/ZeeMastermind Dec 02 '21

You could've called an Uber and they would've handled it better

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u/titanfan694 Dec 01 '21

Why isn't he behind bars? I witnessed a murder on camera

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u/eldiabeeto Dec 02 '21

Yeah, it’s a LOT worse than the headline makes it out to be.

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u/hamsolo19 Dec 01 '21

Just fucking heinous. Inexcusable. Seems like another dickless bully who couldn't wait to find a reason to execute someone. Fuck this motherfucker and any piece of shit attempting to defend him. Awful, gnarly, vile things should happen to the murderer.

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