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Source: L A Times
February 09, 2012
,You are correct, copper380.
bump Robo, Retleo and educator,
I was immediately feeling anger at the title. Then before I even read the comments I read the artical and the word VICTIM might as well been in bold caps and printed in red. It jumped right out at me and I could feel my blood pressure go up. I am glad he was a productive Marine and I am sure at one time he was a good citizen but all criminals were once good people until they broke the law. Something must have happened to put this Marine over the edge. I feel bad for the family of the SUSPECT and his fellow Marines. Good luck to the Deputy, he is going to need it with the media putting the citizens against the Deputy before any of the facts are out. Between the Media, current administration and spineless local governments packed with PC BS the LEO's of our great country are constantly fighting an uphill battle. We can be 100% right but there is always someone with influence putting a negative spin on our actions.
Good point, Robocop. I was also struck by the use of the word "victim," which reveals a bias about the incident. I also agree that pointing out that the suspect received good conduct medals creates an impression that he couldn't possibly have done anything to deserve the treatment by the officer. It is difficult to imagine that the officer shot the man without cause. Goes against common sense and statistical probability. A very large percentage of deadly force is justified; a tiny percentage is not. Yet, the article assumes (or gives the impression that is assumes) without basis that there is something amiss here. Reporter bias is apparent, whether conscious or not...
I my previous post that should be "without" being brought up on charges. Sorry for any misunderstanding. That really has no bearing on what this individual does in the future. or what he did to cause a LEO to shoot him.
Not enough facts about the incident in the article, hopefully we will hear the truth to what happen for the guy to get himself shot and the Officer actions was appropiate.
Oh and FYI, he was the suspect or at best the subject and NOT the victim!
The Good Conduct Medal is awarded to Naval/Marine personnel after fours years of service with being brought up on charges in a summary court. Not sure if a Captains Mast counts or not. They are not all that hard to get but like Retleo says, what does that have to do with this incident?
retleo, you're right, no information in this article.
Once again we see extremely poor reporting with an anti-LEO slant. The facts of this case have not been made public yet, what possible bearing could this subjects status as a United States Marine or him having 3 Good Conduct medals have on the situation at hand? Was he wearing his Dress Blues and waving his medals at the time he was shot? Did he have the Marine Corps Hymn playing on his I-pod? Reporting like this is salacious at best and attempting to stir the anti-LEO feelings of the community at worst.
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