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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 01:42 AM
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Barricaded Army reservist shot dead by police (CNN)
LEONARDTOWN, Maryland (AP) -- An Army Reservist despondent about being sent to Iraq was killed by police during a 14-hour standoff that began Christmas night when family members told authorities he was armed and threatening to kill himself.

James Emerick Dean, 28, had barricaded himself inside his father's house with several weapons Monday night, family members told police. He later told officers he would shoot anyone who entered the house. His father was not home at the time.

Around noon Tuesday, while police were preparing to use tear gas to force Dean out of the home, Dean came to the front door and pointed his weapon at an officer, St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron said. Another deputy shot Dean once, killing him.

Dean had already served 18 months in Afghanistan and was despondent after learning recently that he would be deployed to Iraq, family members told police.

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http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/12/27/reservist.shot.ap/inde...
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 01:45 AM
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1. Good God. When the troops are this desperate to NOT fight a war,
it's time to end it.

My sympathies are with Dean's family tonight.
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 01:53 AM
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2. Go ahead, bush, you bastard -
redeploy those with obvious PTSD - you miserable cretin, scumsucking motherfucker.

Payback is hell, Georgie.

My prayers go out to the Dean family and friends, and all our troops facing this impossible pain.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 02:13 AM
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3. This brings back bad memories.
Last year, on Thanksgiving day, my son's friend shot himself and died, just before his second deployment to Iraq.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 02:58 AM
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4. duplicate topic
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