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Fri Nov 6, 2015, 03:24 PM

If you're interested in the 6 year old boy shot by police in La. you may want to read this.

Police disavowed an earlier explanation for why officers shot at a car driven by Chris Few, killing his six-year-old son, Jeremy Madis, in Marksville

State investigators conceded on Thursday that local police officers had fired the shots that killed a small boy in Marksville, Louisiana, and disavowed an earlier explanation for why the officers deployed their guns.

The boy, Jeremy Mardis, died on Tuesday night after police shot into a car driven by his father, Chris Few. On Thursday, Colonel Michael Edmonson, head of the Louisiana state police, denied earlier reports that Few had been reversing his car toward the officers, who then had to defend themselves. “No. I didn’t say that,” he told the Guardian. “That didn’t come from me.”

At a press conference, Edmonson initially described the shooting as “an exchange of gunfire”, but later clarified that only the officers had shot, and that investigators had found no gun in Few’s car. Officials had previously declined to confirm whether officer gunfire was responsible for Mardis’s death.
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Edmonson also said video footage of the incident does exist, but that investigators have not reviewed it. He added that the officers involved – there are four – had so far refused to speak with state police investigators. Police have not released the names of the involved officers.
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/05/louisiana-police-deny-car-reversing-six-year-old-shot

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Reply If you're interested in the 6 year old boy shot by police in La. you may want to read this. (Original post)
herding cats Nov 2015 OP
HassleCat Nov 2015 #1
herding cats Nov 2015 #4
HassleCat Nov 2015 #5
polly7 Nov 2015 #2
exboyfil Nov 2015 #3
KamaAina Nov 2015 #6
herding cats Nov 2015 #7
Tsiyu Nov 2015 #8
herding cats Nov 2015 #10
Tsiyu Nov 2015 #12
Vinca Nov 2015 #9
hifiguy Nov 2015 #11
AzDar Nov 2015 #13
Rex Nov 2015 #14
frylock Nov 2015 #16
frylock Nov 2015 #15
joeybee12 Nov 2015 #17
mountain grammy Nov 2015 #18
avebury Nov 2015 #19
Rex Nov 2015 #20
avebury Nov 2015 #21
Glitterati Nov 2015 #22
avebury Nov 2015 #25
smirkymonkey Nov 2015 #23
Jesus Malverde Nov 2015 #24
avebury Nov 2015 #26

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 03:26 PM

1. Must be nice

 

"We would like to speak to you about what happened."

"Nope. Don't feel like it right now. Thanks anyway."

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Response to HassleCat (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 03:30 PM

4. Did you see this part?

At least one of the shooters was a Marksville police officer who was moonlighting for the city marshal’s office, an agency responsible for serving court papers . But according to Marksville’s mayor, John Lemoine, city marshal Floyd Voinche and his officers have recently begun overstepping their authority.

“I don’t know why he felt the need to start patrolling in city limits,” Lemoine said Thursday of Voinche. “It makes no sense to me.”


What the hell?

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Response to herding cats (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 03:41 PM

5. Jurisdictional feuds are common

 

These sheriffs and police chiefs sometimes have big egos, and they let their egos make decisions for them. My parents lived in Albuquerque in the 1970s, and they had some battle going on between the sheriff and the city police. It got to the point where sheriff deputies were required to stop before they entered the city and install cloth covers over their red & blue lights. I don't remember all the details, but it was ridiculous.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 03:27 PM

2. This is so horrible.

Also from your link:

"Moments later, she said, as the cars pulled away from the light, she saw two marshals’ cars – marked in black and white – approaching from behind with their lights flashing. She looked into Few’s car as he pulled away, and he was pointing at his son’s head, indicating that he was in the car and he wasn’t sure what to do.

Few was afraid of the marshals, she said, because he and and one of the marshals on the scene had a prior personal conflict."



That poor, poor little boy.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 03:29 PM

3. Refusal to speak in front

of investigators and under oath should be immediate grounds for dismissal. It should a be a condition of employment for a law enforcement officer. They have a right the the 5th Amendment - they do not have the right to be an officer.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 03:43 PM

6. That's La., not L.A.

 

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 03:47 PM

7. Changed it.

I always default to postal code abbreviations, which I can see could be confusing in this case.

Thanks for mentioning it.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 03:51 PM

8. Thanks for posting

I posted the same link this am but the more exposure the better.

K&R

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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 04:00 PM

10. I'm sorry, I didn't see it.

I post a lot of OP's as a rule. This incident just reeks so much I wanted to share it here.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 04:16 PM

12. No problema! Dupes are fine in GD

and like I said, the more exposure the better!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 03:52 PM

9. And they get insulted when you call them murderers.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 04:07 PM

11. Calling them pigs is a gross insult

 

to actual swine, which are intelligent animals.

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Fri Nov 6, 2015, 05:48 PM

13. Sounds like Organized Crime to me...

 

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 05:55 PM

14. Wait...they still have not reviewed the video footage? They are investigating correct?

 

Stinky fish to high heaven on this one. No reason to 'deploy' their guns...no word as to why they killed two people in broad daylight.

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Response to Rex (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 06:27 PM

16. I'm guessing that they have reviewed the video..

and that's why previous reports of backing into the patrol car, and an "exchange" of gunfire are being walked back.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 06:25 PM

15. #blueLIESmatter

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Fri Nov 6, 2015, 06:40 PM

17. Sickening and not surprising...knr

 

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 06:47 PM

18. It used to be, we wouldn't hear about these episodes for months, even years,

if ever. Look how long the Trayvon Martin case was kept quiet. I think law enforcement has had cover for a long time and that's coming to an end. Justice delayed is justice denied. I've been reading the Gauardian daily and checking the website "The Counted" at least once a week. Americans must wake up to the violence perpetuated by police forces and demand change.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 06:50 PM

19. I am amazed that the cops didn't plant a drop gun

in the guys car to support their fairy tale.

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Response to avebury (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 06:57 PM

20. Maybe they thought one of the other three did.

 

No gun and no truck ramming into them either. SO what did he do?

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Response to Rex (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 07:09 PM

21. Nothing illegal given the fact that there is no actual outstanding

warrant and the cops lied their butts off. His "crime" was being involved in some incident with one of the cops in the past (personal not police related). It sounded like he was concerned about what the cop would do to him since a badge and gun seem to give some cops the impression that they can use said gun and badge in dealing with personal grudges. I think the incident was personal and the other three cops joined in with the idiot cop and they screwed up big time and a young child lost his life. All 4 cops should face criminal charges. I see a civil suit in their (and the marshall's office) future with a large payout to the family.

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Response to avebury (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 08:28 PM

22. Wait! What? There was no WARRANT?

 

They had absolutely no reason to stop this guy and they blew away a KID just because?

Are you serious?

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 07:43 AM

25. The state is investigating and, from what I read online

they have not been able to find an outstanding warrant on the guy.

Pretty much all that the cops said initially has been disproven. I imagine why they have all lawyered up and are not cooperating with the investigation.

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Response to avebury (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 08:32 PM

23. WTF? They blew away a 6 year old child for THAT??

This country is just f***ed up beyond belief.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 08:35 PM

24. Wow..nt

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Sat Nov 7, 2015, 08:01 AM

26. Two of the Louisiana cops now under arrest facing 2nd Degree Murder charges.

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