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Federal officer under scrutiny
for firing gun during L.A. protest

Reuters, by Steve Gorman

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Posted By:PChristopher, 7/15/2014 5:58:57 AM

Four people have been arrested and a Homeland Security officer is under investigation for firing his weapon during a weekend scuffle between pro-Israel demonstrators and Palestinian supporters outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles. The altercation Sunday evening grew out of a shouting match between the occupants of two vehicles that escalated when several people from one vehicle were assaulted by suspects in the other, the Los Angeles County Sheriff´s Office said. An officer of the Federal Protective Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, who witnessed the assault intervened and fired his weapon

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I see we´re back to the Wild West days. This is all heading nowhere good really fast.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sergeant Major, 7/15/2014 6:56:21 AM     (No. 9924997)

This is what happens when you hire “hot dog” thugs and give them a gun. We have yet to travel this road in its entirety and we will suffer needless grief before it is over.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: kayworthy, 7/15/2014 7:22:09 AM     (No. 9925026)

Shades of Kent State?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Standlow, 7/15/2014 7:48:34 AM     (No. 9925056)

We begin to see why DHS thought it needed all of that ammunition.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: eiobx, 7/15/2014 9:29:48 AM     (No. 9925230)

So, federal police are now our local law enforcement.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 7/15/2014 12:10:47 PM     (No. 9925530)

I am betting on poor (non-existent) trigger discipline / negligent discharge. At a minimum, retraining and probationary period.

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