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Police in Fla. shoot caretaker next to autistic man playing in street

 
 
Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 05:11 am


Police in Fla. shoot caretaker next to autistic man playing in street
Source: CBS

Authorities say a Florida police officer shot and wounded an autistic man's caretaker following reports of a man threatening to shoot himself.

North Miami Assistant Police Chief Neal Cuevas told The Miami Herald that officers responded to the scene Monday to find 47-year-old Charles Kinsey, a therapist who works with people with disabilities, according to WSVN-TV, trying to get his 27-year-old patient back to a facility from where he wandered.


Cuevas says police ordered Kinsey and the patient, who was sitting in the street playing with a toy truck, to lie on the ground. Kinsey lies down and puts his hands up while trying to get his patient to comply. An officer then fired three times, striking Kinsey in the leg, Cuevas said. No weapon was found.


Kinsey's attorney, Hilton Napoleon, provided a cellphone video to the Herald on Wednesday taken moments before the shooting. It shows Kinsey lying in the middle of the street with his hands up, asking the officers not to shoot him, while the autistic man sits next to him, yelling at him to "shut up."



Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-in-florida-shoot-caretaker-next-to-autistic-man-playing-in-the-street/
 
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 05:18 am
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spooky24
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 05:45 am
@bobsal u1553115,
Notice how the media jumps on this and forms their own conclusions before it's even investigated. Since the 911 call stated 'a man with a gun--waving it around-- threatening to kill himself' They had no way of knowing just what he was pointing-a gun or a toy truck. Doubt if they could hear the man yelling about a toy truck.
Considering all that is going on they appeared to follow procedure. That question will be answered one way or another with an investigation.
engineer
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 07:26 am
@spooky24,
Did you watch the video? They shot a man laying on the ground with his hands up who had been on the ground with his hands up for several minutes, then cuffed him while he lay there bleeding. If you want to defend the very large number of police who do a great job every day, you have to be able to address those few who violate their oaths to serve and protect.
snood
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 09:09 am
@engineer,
engineer wrote:

Did you watch the video? They shot a man laying on the ground with his hands up who had been on the ground with his hands up for several minutes, then cuffed him while he lay there bleeding. If you want to defend the very large number of police who do a great job every day, you have to be able to address those few who violate their oaths to serve and protect.


I doubt he watched it. It's just a kneejerk defense of anything police do.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 09:24 am
Apparently, "compliant" would have been if he shot himself, to save the police using up valuable bullets.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jul, 2016 06:14 am
And yet the white non-compliant kid didn't get shot.

Of COURSE neither of them should have been shot.
spooky24
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jul, 2016 06:38 am
@bobsal u1553115,
There is a 5 1/2 minute gap in the video. Once they reconstruct that part the incident should explain itself. The video was edited more than 3 times before it was posted-why?
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jul, 2016 06:42 am
@spooky24,
The TV station edited it for time, what are you suggesting?
snood
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jul, 2016 07:51 am
@bobsal u1553115,
bobsal u1553115 wrote:

The TV station edited it for time, what are you suggesting?

He's suggesting anything that avoids the cop being accountable for doing something wrong.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jul, 2016 10:48 am
@snood,
Quote:
He's suggesting anything that avoids the cop being accountable for doing something wrong.


Yeah, but it would have amused me to hear him say it.

Did you hear that the police union said the cop "accidentally shot the wrong suspect"?????

snood
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jul, 2016 11:10 am
@bobsal u1553115,
bobsal u1553115 wrote:

Quote:
He's suggesting anything that avoids the cop being accountable for doing something wrong.


Yeah, but it would have amused me to hear him say it.

Did you hear that the police union said the cop "accidentally shot the wrong suspect"?????




Yeah, then when he realized he had "accidentally" shot the wrong person, he went on to "accidentally" handcuff that same wrong person.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jul, 2016 11:33 am
@snood,
Gee, snood, you know how mistakes boomerang after somebody flusters over his first big goof! Cut the guy some slack, its not as if he shot a white guy or something!!!!!!!
spooky24
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2016 04:46 am
@bobsal u1553115,
Hilarious. Just think what would happen if he shot one of those 'Duke' boys. Damn thing would be solved by the time the sun went down.
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