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Former Culpeper police officer guilty of manslaughter
Washington Post ^ | January 29, 2013 | Justin Jouvenal,

Posted on 01/30/2013 2:32:56 PM PST by Altariel

A former Culpeper police officer was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and other charges Tuesday for killing a 54-year-old homemaker during a routine suspicious-vehicle check that spiraled out of control last February.

A Culpeper Circuit Court jury deliberated for about nine hours before returning the verdict in the trial of Daniel Harmon-Wright, who fired seven shots into Patricia Cook’s Jeep Wrangler when she tried to drive away from the then-officer. He faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: culpeper; donutwatch; murder; patriciacook; virginia

1 posted on 01/30/2013 2:33:02 PM PST by Altariel
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To: deks

ping


2 posted on 01/30/2013 2:33:53 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
"He faces a maximum of 25 years in prison."

Too bad execution isn't on the table. At least his dance ticket will be probably be filled once word goes around he was a cop.

3 posted on 01/30/2013 2:40:12 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Altariel

I’m surprised he’s going to jail.

This sort of thing happens all the time and usually they get away with it.

You’d think people would know that if a cop tells you to stop - and you don’t - you’ll find your name in the obits as a result.


4 posted on 01/30/2013 2:40:40 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Of course. If a government employee shoots a law abiding private citizen in the back, it must be okay and justifiable.


5 posted on 01/30/2013 2:47:15 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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He was searching for a suitcase of money buried under a big ‘W’


6 posted on 01/30/2013 2:53:06 PM PST by RBStealth
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To: Slump Tester

I wouldn’t be surprised to discover one day that she was a Freeper.

Unfortunately, despite the inconsistencies and lies in the former officer’s story, some on the jury were willing to give him the benefit of the doubt—because he was an Employee of the State.

Patricia Cook was murdered, plain and simple.


7 posted on 01/30/2013 3:05:06 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: null and void

murdered by police ping


8 posted on 01/30/2013 3:09:57 PM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Altariel

His bad luck he didn’t work in Fairfax County. There, you can shoot an unarmed, unresisting dentist in his own driveway while executing a warrant for running a Super Bowl pool, and get a walk.


9 posted on 01/30/2013 3:17:28 PM PST by W.Lee ("RID THE WORLD OF THOSE SAVAGES!”)
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To: W.Lee; Shimmer1

Mayhaps the tide is changing.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 3:22:08 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: W.Lee

Sounds like a crazy story. Have a link?


11 posted on 01/30/2013 3:54:42 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: Slump Tester

Actually under 18USC242 the Federal death penalty is in play.


12 posted on 01/30/2013 4:08:33 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Altariel; E. Pluribus Unum; Jack Hydrazine; Gaffer; piytar; ArtDodger; X-spurt; starlifter; ...

Ping


13 posted on 01/30/2013 4:12:25 PM PST by kanawa
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To: Altariel

I hope they throw the book at him and place him in GP.


14 posted on 01/30/2013 4:21:06 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Yehuda

Original thread:

href=”http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2848653/posts";>


15 posted on 01/30/2013 4:47:18 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Yehuda

He was my son’s classmate (class of 2000) in the Memphis School of Optometry. He had a gambling weakness. The gestapo set him up & when they came to arrest him, they blasted him away instead. Don’t remember his name.


16 posted on 01/30/2013 4:53:07 PM PST by Western Phil
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To: Western Phil

http://reason.com/archives/2011/01/17/justice-for-sal


17 posted on 01/30/2013 4:56:48 PM PST by Western Phil
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To: Western Phil; doorgunner69; Travis McGee

Horrible story. Just insane.


18 posted on 01/30/2013 5:54:12 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: All
The incident in Fairfax County that some are referring to above is this:


SWAT Tactics at Issue After Fairfax Shooting
By Tom Jackman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 27, 2006; Page B01

Salvatore J. Culosi Sr. still can’t believe his son, a 37-year-old optometrist, was a suspected sports bookie. He can’t believe a heavily armed SWAT team fatally shot his unarmed son, Salvatore J. Culosi Jr., outside his Fair Oaks home Tuesday night.

And Culosi can’t believe that the SWAT team’s sudden descent on his son, apparently causing one officer to accidentally fire a .45-caliber handgun once into his son’s chest, is standard procedure for Fairfax County police conducting a search.

19 posted on 01/30/2013 7:40:06 PM PST by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: doorgunner69
Fixed it for you:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2848653/posts

20 posted on 01/30/2013 7:43:00 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: W.Lee

Not familiar with that incident; is it on FR somewhere?

Link?


21 posted on 01/30/2013 7:48:21 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: deks

Thanks for posting.


22 posted on 01/30/2013 8:48:23 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: kanawa
Thank you for these last two pings ---and a couple some months ago.
23 posted on 01/30/2013 10:00:39 PM PST by BlueDragon (.)
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To: Altariel

My apolgies. This happened 6 years ago, and at 60 years old, sometimes the details get smudged. But the major fact is a “highly trained” swat member charged out of his cruiser with his .45 locked and loaded and his finger on the trigger. And an unarmed man was shot to death in his driveway. And all it cost the shooter was three months pay.


24 posted on 01/31/2013 5:30:01 AM PST by W.Lee ("RID THE WORLD OF THOSE SAVAGES!”)
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