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Be careful not to act oddly at costco's



May 30, 2013 – Comments (8)

Cowardly cops at  best...

Murderers  @  worst...

One  minute  you're passing out  free  samples  and  the next  minute you're  being  confronted by  sheriff deputies...

Put down that  pizza cutter...  pop pop pop pop pop...

Argg...  man  down   one  moronic  deputy manages to  shoot  himself in his own  leg  ~  wtf...  really ?  meanwhile  the other  bullets  hit  their  mark...

A  woman  is  shot  dead  at  Costco...

Is  anyone else  disturbed  by the  lethal use of  force ?

Lets say  you're  having  a bad  day  or  maybe  your  bloodsugar  is  way off  or   you  are emotionally  broken by  some  event  or  thing.

We  are  talking  about  a  middle  aged  woman   not  some  terror suspect  who  blew up  innocent  by-standers  who  didn't  adhere to  their  demanding  authority to   submit.

Did  the  lady actually cut anyone ?  no...

What  a  bunch of  cowards  not  worthy  to   represent  the  police force  IMHO.



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#1) On May 30, 2013 at 5:14 PM, Melaschasm (70.85) wrote:

This is a terrible incident.  While this reminder should not be needed, it is always a bad idea to attack police officers with a deadly weapon, such as a knife.

This is also why stun guns and tazers should be more prevalent.  If one tazer doesn't work, use a different one. 

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#2) On May 30, 2013 at 5:29 PM, Linh27 (< 20) wrote:

Did you read the article?   

witnesses said began acting erratically with a knife at the store

The employee, Mhai Scott, 38, was first hit with a Taser by a deputy and then shot, authorities said. Loudoun County Sheriff Michael Chapman said Scott advanced at deputies with the knife after being ordered to drop it. A deputy was shot in the leg possibly when a bullet ricocheted and hit his leg.

Chapman said an investigation is underway, including review of the in-store surveillance footage.

Deputies were called to the store about 3 p.m. after store employees noticed Scott, who was handing out pizza samples, acting oddly and then began threatening them with a knife and scissors.

One officer tried to use a stun gun on Scott, but Chapman said the stun gun "did not work" and one of the deputies fatally shot her.

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#3) On May 30, 2013 at 6:38 PM, L0RDZ (90.46) wrote:

What is  acting erratically ???  does  that justify  pulling  firearms  and  ordering  someone  to  comply ?  and  than shooting  them to death ?

Mrs  Scott  is   ~~~  was  not a  threat  to  anyone  ~~~ sorry they killed her... 

According  to sources  she  started  questioning the number of servings  per  package  and  apparently that  didn't  go  over well.

So  they called  the  police  on a  5 foot  100 pound  middle aged mother  of  two.

They  sent  3  armed  police persons  to  respond  to a 100 something  pound  middle aged  mother of two.

They  basically blew  her  away ?   hell  one  idiot  cop  managed  to shot  himself  in his own  leg.   From  witnesses    cops  fired  5 or 6  times.

I  can't wait to see  the  video evidence  I'm sure  it will  disapear  so  as  to  protect  Costco  and  the  police.

TOTAL  overkill.... 

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#4) On May 31, 2013 at 8:34 AM, drgroup (67.97) wrote:

Disgusting!!! Those trained peace officers could have taken a few blankets and used them as shields to disarm this 100 lb women. This is a case of inexperienced trigger happy idiots with guns and badges....

Makes me ill.

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#5) On May 31, 2013 at 9:03 AM, Oliver360 (< 20) wrote:

Reading this from the UK, this is exactly why we don't want our police to carry guns - total moronic overkill. Power goes to their heads way too easily, clouding their judgement and resulting in tragic cases such as this. I hope these officers lose their jobs and are put in jail, somehow though, I doubt that justice will be done and the police force's right to carry weapons will be seen as far more important than the consequences such as what happened to this poor woman. Rest in peace.

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#6) On May 31, 2013 at 11:36 AM, L0RDZ (90.46) wrote:

Oliver unfortunately  here in  the states we are heavily arming  our police  and  many  are  already  on  power  trips  just by  the badge.

A  video of  an  out of  control cop  berating  and  threatening  to kill  motorists.

The worst thing is  that  this  video is from his  own  dash camera  and  the  sound  is  chilling... 

Canton, Ohio --- A police officer tells the driver and passengers in a car which he stopped that he will "kill every one of you mother fers." As this incident graphically evidences, police officers deliberately provoke, enrage, and antagonize civilians in order to have an excuse to dominate, torture, and otherwise control them, as well as employ torture toys (such as tasers and batons) against them. Judging by cops' aforementioned behavior and their ridiculously exaggerated physiques, cops seem to be more concerned about flexing their metaphorical, imagined, and literal muscles of power than about upholding any law.

Before  we  had  such  technology  we  would have  it  be  the cops word  vs  you know who's.


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#7) On May 31, 2013 at 5:19 PM, davejh23 (< 20) wrote:

Have to agree with drgroup.  Officers could have probably used any one of a hundred nearby products as a shield or non-lethal weapon to take her down.  They shouldn't have even touched their guns.  If you're too afraid to potentially get cut while taking down someone you outweigh by 100 lbs., you shouldn't be a police officer. 

Witnesses probably would have subdued her before the police arrived, but they were probably afraid that they would be charged with a crime rather than lauded as heroes.  The officer(s) that fired should go to prison for life.  Why would you ever shoot someone 5 times unless your intent was to kill?  She didn't have a gun, they should have, at worst, shot her in the leg...or fired a single warning shot and watched her drop her knife.

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#8) On June 04, 2013 at 4:31 PM, rookie662 (57.34) wrote:

I'm really surprised that this happened. I work for Costco for 5 years doing Loss Prevention work and the company is very strict about hands on policy...that's why cops were called. But, I also went through the Sheriffs academy and work with the local sheriffs in my town. As a cop you are trained that a person with a knife, scissors, anything sharp that can be used as a weapon is a threat within 21 feet. At 21 feet a person can close the distance between them and the officer before they can get to their weapon. I've seen it first is crazy...but I'm still shocked that this happened.

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