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Firing at Man in Times Square, Police Wound Two Bystanders
New York Slimes ^ | September 15, 2013 | MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ and JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN

Posted on 09/15/2013 6:00:42 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh

Confronted by an agitated man who at one point lay down in the middle of a crowded intersection in Times Square, two police officers fired shots late Saturday evening at the man, striking two bystanders instead, the police said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bang; leo; newyork; nyc; shooting
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At one point, Mr. Kelly said, the man put his hand in his pants. He then withdrew it and mimicked shooting at police officers, Mr. Kelly said, though his hand was empty. That is when the two officers opened fire.
1 posted on 09/15/2013 6:00:42 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Malone LaVeigh

After what Bloomberg tried to pull in Colorado, the NRA should step in here and offer free matksmanship training to the NY PD.

They should point out how much Bloomberg spent in Colorado while his own police department lacks marksmanship skills and can’t even shoot straight.


2 posted on 09/15/2013 6:04:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Attempted Suicide by Police? Or just plain crazy high on drugs?

A Horribly written article.


3 posted on 09/15/2013 6:09:39 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Stupid criminal, stupid police and stupid writer. Par for NYC.


4 posted on 09/15/2013 6:12:11 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Armed with a “hand” gun.


5 posted on 09/15/2013 6:14:39 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Related from 9/14:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3066945/posts


6 posted on 09/15/2013 6:16:08 AM PDT by upchuck (The nobama regime: a string of omnishambles that stretches, seemingly, to infinity.)
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To: Iron Munro

Unless there’s a massacre in progress,opening fire in Times Square is sheer lunacy. The density of civilians milling around at any given time would make hitting bystanders a certainty.


7 posted on 09/15/2013 6:19:06 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Iron Munro

Remember when London bobbies did not carry guns? That’s how it ought to be in America. We must fundamentally transform our country to be more European, or we’re not broadminded and cool </sarc off>


8 posted on 09/15/2013 6:20:00 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Iron Munro

Excellent.


9 posted on 09/15/2013 6:22:23 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Note to self: Do not take a tourist trip to NYC any time soon.


10 posted on 09/15/2013 6:24:50 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: duckworth
Remember when London bobbies did not carry guns? That’s how it ought to be in America.
We must fundamentally transform our country to be more European, or we’re not broadminded and cool

Maybe they should carry "TIME OUT" cards to pass out.

On the other side of the card they could put a coupon for a free donut.


11 posted on 09/15/2013 6:24:54 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Regular ol folks would be arrested for firing a weapon in or around a crowd with lil concern for backstops.

So...what about the good ol taser they've all fallen in love with? How’z bout the age old backup...pepper spray? Even more age old night stick?

Protect and serve?

12 posted on 09/15/2013 6:26:11 AM PDT by servantboy777
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My Daddy taught me when I was 12 not to shoot if something was in the background that I shouldn’t be shooting at. I taught that to my son and he is teaching it to his daughter.

Yet the Government wants to arm police with machine guns and tanks,and leave me without a weapon.


13 posted on 09/15/2013 6:35:34 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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Unless there’s a massacre in progress,opening fire in Times Square is sheer lunacy. The density of civilians milling around at any given time would make hitting bystanders a certainty.

Agreed.

Shows their lack of situational awareness as well as their poor marksmanship.

This might help explain why NY Liberals have such a fear of guns - they rarely, if ever, see them used in a responsible way.


14 posted on 09/15/2013 6:42:13 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: duckworth

“</sarc off>”

Damn, I’m glad you added that.


15 posted on 09/15/2013 6:43:05 AM PDT by Rannug
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Remember the last time the NYPD went on a shooting spree and wounded a whole bunch of people?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/25/empire-state-building-shooting-nypd-bullets-shot-all-nine_n_1830007.html

It sounds like they need to issue their cops billy clubs.


16 posted on 09/15/2013 6:46:52 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

1. All cops to only carry revolvers.

2. Junior members; birdshot first FOUR cylinders.

3. After five years and many test birdshot first TWO cylinders. Note: Five years training to be a plumber!

4. Senior Officers birdshot first FOUR cylinders.

///////NOTE WELL: A shattered tibia and fibula is a near death experience.////////


17 posted on 09/15/2013 6:47:18 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: Malone LaVeigh
This sounded like a job for our old friend mr. taser. Mr. handgun should not have been woken from his nice comfy holster.

CC

18 posted on 09/15/2013 7:04:33 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Venturer

Venturer.....I want you on my team!

On a side note. When the swat team shot to death that 107yr old man, they reported that before entry, swat members deployed a distraction device.

Even the media won’t report this as a flash bang GRENADE.

Besides, couldn’t they just hold out till 8:30pm, surely he’d been getting close to bedtime.

Here is a news report down here in Montgomery co. Texas. Look at the officers standing behind the newly deployed surveillance drone in our county. Notice the armored vehicle, advanced kevlar, automatic weapons, grenades.

This looks like military to me.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/06/states-propose-limiting-use-drones-by-police/


19 posted on 09/15/2013 7:53:44 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Malone LaVeigh

About 2 weeks ago I had a conversation with a family member as to why I would not go back to NYC for any reason. I gave two main reasons. One was arbitrary street violence from what I diplomatically call “Obama’s sons”, and lo and behold, a man was killed just last week from just such a mindless, violent incident.

The other reason I gave was that I didn’t want to be in the crossfire from increasingly trigger-happy cops, as in the Empire State Building incident not long ago.

That family member is probably wondering how I knew, after these two incidents immediately follow in the headline news. I’ve been wondering how they can’t see it, it’s so obvious to me - “get the hell out of the cities before they go completely feral” is one of the easier conclusions I’ve been able to come to over the years.


20 posted on 09/15/2013 8:06:53 AM PDT by thoughtomator 2.0
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