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137 police shots, 2 dead:
Many questions in Ohio

Associated Press, by Thomas J. Sheeran

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/16/2012 5:05:40 PM

CLEVELAND - A chase that ended with 13 officers firing 137 rounds, killing two people, began with a pop , perhaps a gunshot or backfire from a car speeding past police headquarters. For the next 25 minutes late in the night of Nov. 29, the car crisscrossed Cleveland tailed by officers, headed along Interstate 90 and wound up near the back entrance of a school in East Cleveland, where police opened fire. Police don´t know why the driver, Timothy Russell, 43, refused to stop. Russell had a criminal record including convictions for receiving stolen property and robbery.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/16/2012 5:33:46 PM     (No. 9069684)

Well, it´s certainly legitimate to question why the police were such bad shots. Backfire? When is the last time that happened? Cars in the 1950´s maybe? Right outside Police headquarters? What a coincidence. By someone with a long rap sheet? Another amazing coincidence. Driver flees the scene? Uh-huh.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/16/2012 5:41:04 PM     (No. 9069692)

DAmned cops! 137 shots? take their assault thingys away! s/o

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/16/2012 5:59:18 PM     (No. 9069714)

Angry Tea Partier, no doubt.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: enuf8, 12/16/2012 6:05:30 PM     (No. 9069721)

Were guns thrown away during the chase, as the article states NO guns were found on the dead or in the car? With 30 LE following, surely outnumbering two. All are taking the word of one LE officer who SAID a shot was fired. Granted, the one dead had a rap sheet and might have committed a recent offense which was not included on the rap sheet.

Lots of questions!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Smaj, 12/16/2012 6:19:31 PM     (No. 9069736)

The police in this country are unaccountable and out of control.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LadyHen, 12/16/2012 6:43:19 PM     (No. 9069769)

The driver and passenger were both riddled with bullets (24 and 23 bullets respectively) and yet no weapons or cases found in their car, the route they drove is being searched. I understand killing the driver if indeed he was aiming for the police in cars and on foot but why kill the passenger? Lots of questions here that need answering. Reasonable force in defense of life.. yes. Judge, jury, and executioner.. no.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/16/2012 7:35:01 PM     (No. 9069818)

And they want to take guns away from law-abiding citizens, because we´re supposedly not trained. Mm hmm.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bumbleshorts, 12/16/2012 8:10:04 PM     (No. 9069839)

137 shots fired. 47 gunshot wounds. 110 shots...well, who knows where all that lead went. 13 policemen firing?
No guns or shells from the dead found. Do the police in Ohio have a no tolerance policy on the use of guns during a crime?

The police statement is that "they don´t know why the driver did not stop", yet when the driver did stop he received 24 gunshot wounds...personaly, I might see a reason for not stopping.

The police seem to be "Johnny on the spot" when it comes to chasing down, and killing someone who may be committing a crime, with zero tolerance. A school full of children...well, I guess we can deal with that through gun controll.

Maybe it´s just me but I think our priorities are skewed.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 12/16/2012 9:33:33 PM     (No. 9069906)

Cops are some of the most poopy pants, bed wetting cowards around. If it weren´t for Tasers, there´d be a lot more dead 10 year old girls or old ladies around. Most became cops to get back at all the people who chased them home after school every day.

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