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Sun Dec 8, 2019, 07:20 AM

Houston police sergeant fatally shot responding to domestic violence call; suspect in custody

Source: ABC News

A Houston police officer was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence situation on Saturday afternoon.

The officer, identified at Sgt. Christopher Brewster, 32, was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The shooting took place after a woman called 911 to say her boyfriend, who was armed with two guns, was assaulting her, according to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo. Brewster responded to the home, but the couple was no longer there. He continued searching for them, finding them in an alley nearby and exiting his vehicle, when he came under fire from the man, Acevedo said.

Despite being shot multiple times and mortally wounded, Brewster managed to radio the suspect's location and description, leading to his arrest by responding officers.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/houston-police-sergeant-fatally-shot-responding-domestic-violence/story?id=67573083&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_hero_hed

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 07:27 AM

1. All those making blanket condemnations of LEOs can go commit sepuku at Sgt Brewsters grave site


He went into danger knowing he was facing two guns.

At age 32 he may have had a child or two.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 07:29 AM

2. Why? Is he the Jesus Christ of LEOs? Did his death absolve their sins? nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 07:33 AM

3. So you are for the blanket condemnation of LEOs? Nothing I wrote said anything about absolving sins.


"Blanket condemnation" refers to the habit of many prejudging (PREJUDICE) of LEOs for being LEOs. Automatically condemning an LEO simply because they are an LEO.



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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 04:38 PM

5. Does a bad cop make them All Satan?

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Response to AncientGeezer (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 10:34 AM

10. Start Here.

1st Amendment Audit


90+% of them are fucking awful.

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Response to jayfish (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 10:55 AM

11. Anecdotal videos do not support a fantasy 90+% figure. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 11:11 AM

13. WATCH THE VIDEOS!

I've know many, many, LEOs. I went to school to become an LEO. I had friends that are LEOs. I've known exactly one I would call "good". This compendium of videos is not "anecdotal" it is documentary. ...and it only scratches the surface.

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Response to jayfish (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 11:14 AM

14. I've seen enough to know that there are bad LEOs. Beyond that you are not making a point. . . . nt

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Response to jayfish (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 04:29 PM

16. "..it is documentary." Horseshit....anecdotal on it's face and deceptive overall.. period

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You found a few youtube vids you think make your point....they don't.


Let's math together shall we.....35,000 NYPD officers(My state)...per your suggestion....2-3k of them haven't killed or beat someone.
I know a crap-ton of NYSP officers that aren't in your "vids"

"90+% of them are fucking awful.".....Source? Or hate?
You must have some source material to back the 90% claim....no?

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 10:20 AM

8. I dig how you fight blanket condemnations with (ironically) a blanket condemnation.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 11:07 AM

12. The word "all" does not make it a blanket. Not the definition of a blanket condemnation.


When one says all X who have said Y should be condemned, that is just the same kind of thing as saying "all cops who have abused people should be condemned", which I endorse. That is not a blanket condemnation simply because the word "all" was used.

A blanket condemnation prejudges people (prejudice) by condemning all the people in a group based on the actions of a few, not on the actions of all. It is just as prejudiced as prejudice against people of colour or women or LGBTQ+.

The people condemning "all LEO" or "90+%" are making a blanket condemnation because they are being much too inclusive and simply condemning them all for belonging to a group.

But if one condemns for making a statement those who have made the statement, it is a specific condemnation, not a blanket condemnation. Just as condemnation of abusive cops is condemning those who have specifically committed an action.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 07:34 AM

4. 13th LEO to die on duty in Texas this year. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 08:28 PM

6. Wow

That is an interesting stat.

One would think the police should be the first to want guns off our streets.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 10:27 AM

9. Most of those are car crashes and heart attacks.

Meanwhile, OSHA shows 369 workplace deaths in Texas year to date. Lots of construction related falls and crushings.


Ten most dangerous jobs:


1. LOGGING WORKERS
The occupation with the highest fatality rate is logging workers, with 135.9 fatal work injuries per 100,000 workers, which equates to 91 total fatalities over the course of a year. This makes logging the most hazardous job of 2019. Not only is the job physically challenging, it involves heavy-duty chainsaws and falling trees, putting the workers at a huge risk each day.

2. FISHERS AND RELATED FISHING WORKERS
Commercial fishing is far from the relaxing days at the lake that you might picture. As the second most dangerous job of 2019, commercial fisherman have a work fatality rate of 86 deaths per 100,000 workers. The cause of the deaths can usually be attributed to weather conditions, transportation accidents, or failing machinery.

3. AIRCRAFT PILOTS AND FLIGHT ENGINEERS
While driving is often thought of as more dangerous than flying, when it comes to fatality rates on the job, the pilots rank higher. On average, the occupation has a 55.5 fatal injury rate, which breaks down to 75 fatalities in a year, and almost all of them were caused by plane crashes.

4. ROOFERS
Since their job puts them off the ground for hours each day, it’s not too much of a surprise that roofing work is rated as the fourth most dangerous job. The fatality rate for this profession is 48.6, with more than 100 fatalities each year. As suspected, most of these are caused from falling.

5. REFUSE AND RECYCLABLE MATERIAL COLLECTORS
Collecting recyclables and trash is not only a necessary job, it is also a dangerous one. Its fatality rate comes in at 34.1, and most of these are caused by either the worker or the truck getting struck by another vehicle.

6. STRUCTURAL IRON AND STEEL WORKERS
Working with iron and steel beams and cranes all day is no doubt hazardous. Even though the materials they work with are heavy, most of the 25.1 deaths per 100,000 workers are caused by falling or slipping.

7. TRUCK DRIVERS AND OTHER DRIVERS
You know all too well how dangerous it can be to get behind the wheel. Even just driving to your office puts you at risk. So, imagine how much that risk increases when you drive all day long for your job. Due to traffic accidents, truck drivers and other driving professions, there is a 24.7 fatal work injury rate. This equates to an alarming 918 fatalities each year—the highest number of actual fatalities in any job.

8. FARMERS, RANCHERS AND AGRICULTURAL MANAGERS
Even with the technological advances in the past decade, farmers and ranchers still have to work with a lot of heavy equipment and machinery. They also work with a variety of motorized vehicles, such as tractors and lawn mowers, which are the main culprit in the 23.1 fatality work rate for the profession.

9. SUPERVISORS OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
Surprisingly, construction workers themselves did not make the top 10 most dangerous jobs of 2019, but their supervisors did. The job has a fatality rate of 18, with falls being responsible for half of the 134 actual fatalities. The other main risk factor for this job is being hit by another object.

10. GROUNDS MAINTENANCE WORKERS
You may be surprised to learn that finishing off the top 10 dangerous jobs list is groundskeepers and gardeners. It may seem simple enough, but groundskeepers are consistently exposed to the elements and sharp tools, giving them a fatality rate of 17.4. To put it in perspective, even though this is the last job on this list, that is still five times higher than the average work fatality rate.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 10:03 PM

7. killed by a dirtbag

sorry, no excuse..the killer was a piece of shit

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 07:07 PM

15. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS VIOLENCE. YES. IT. IS.

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