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Family of Bloomfield man shot by police
claims shooting was unprovoked

Daily Times (NM), by Steve Garrison

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Posted By:cjjeepercreeper, 8/28/2014 9:18:59 PM

BLOOMFIELD — The family of the man Bloomfield police fatally shot said on Thursday that the officers rushed onto the property without knocking on the door and did not immediately provide medical assistance to the wounded man, who was unarmed. Police said they were responding to a domestic dispute call on Wednesday afternoon and were confronted by a man with a deadly weapon. John J. Rogers, of Bloomfield, was pronounced dead late Wednesday morning in the San Juan Regional Medical Center emergency room. A police spokesman said the officers were not injured. New Mexico State Police officials are tasked with

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You will note that the "unarmed" man was native American. Racial tensions here, especially between the police and the Navajo population is very tense. This has the potential to explode, another Michael Brown situation. The comments by family members are despicable. The "witnesses", all family were not even there!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/28/2014 11:34:11 PM     (No. 9985337)

To comment now, without more information, puts me in the same category as the MSM, and activists; nonetheless, I am going to guess he has a long rap sheet, and probably a history of mental illness.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DaddyO, 8/29/2014 5:53:57 AM     (No. 9985429)

I am also going to guess this is going nowhere in the media, as there is no reliably democratic voting bloc to stir up.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tank, 8/29/2014 9:17:23 AM     (No. 9985674)

Unfortunately, the scenario is all too familiar, and could be the result of the shoot first mentality employed by police now. IF they showed up unannounced and rushed in to confront the guy rather than verbally engage him, this could happen.

Again unfortunately, though I used to be a believer in the police, the ´´bad apples´´ have eroded the my and many in the public´s trust. No-knock raids, a reliance on weaponry rather than de-escalation, militarization of tactics and mentality. It´s sad...

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