Thursday, February 27, 2014

Paramilitary Police?

“It does appear, at this time, that Deputy Knox’s actions were an appropriate response to what he reasonably believed to be an imminent threat to his life.”

Officer shoots man reaching for cane







COLUMBIA, S.C. — A police officer in South Carolina shot a 70-year-old motorist who was reaching for a cane during a traffic stop because he thought the man was grabbing a rifle from the bed of his pickup truck, investigators said. 

The man was expected to survive.

The York County deputy, Terrence Knox, pulled over Bobby Canipe (kah-NYP’) of Lincolnton, N.C., for an expired license tag about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday north of Clover, S.C., York County sheriff’s spokesman Trent Faris said.



After stopping, Canipe got out of his pickup truck and reached into the bed, pulling out what Knox thought was a long-barreled rifle, Faris said. It was Canipe’s walking cane. 

The officer fired several times, hitting Canipe once, Faris said.

Faris refused to say where on his body Canipe was hit, but said he was expected to survive. Canipe was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., where spokesman Kevin McCarthy said he was listed in fair condition.

“The situation is very unfortunate,” Faris said, reading from a statement at a news conference. 
 
“It does appear, at this time, that Deputy Knox’s actions were an appropriate response to what he reasonably believed to be an imminent threat to his life.”

The State Law Enforcement Division will investigate the shooting and turn its findings over to prosecutors, who will decide whether to press charges, Faris said. He said Knox, 24, has been a deputy for almost three years.



JonInHouston
2:20 AM PST

Why are we blaming the victim? If the only reason the police need for shooting someone is that they can't tell the difference between a cane and a shot gun, then they're virtually free to shoot anyone at any time for any reason. Citizen pulls a banana out of his pocket? I thought it was a yellow gun. BAM!

The perception is that being a police officer is a dangerous job. The statistics simply don't bear that out. It's far more dangerous to be a farmer, a roofer or a garbage man than it is a cop. I'm not saying that the police don't need to be cautious but the inability to identify objects is not a valid reason to be absolved of shooting people. Perhaps a set of flash cards would help?
Splunge
2:43 PM PST

"Citizen pulls a banana out of his pocket? I thought it was a yellow gun. BAM! "

What if he's some great homicidal maniac who comes after you with a bunch of loganberries?
laboo
3:24 AM PST

Fired at a 70-year-old reaching for his cane. Hit him once out of three shots. Young, fleet felons have nothing to fear from this cop.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/sc-officer-shoots-man-reaching-for-cane/2014/02/26/1b97852e-9f3d-11e3-878c-65222df220eb_story.html

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