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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:05 PM

Suicidal veteran facing eviction over his service dogs shot to death by police in Florida

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/suicidal-veteran-facing-eviction-service-dogs-shot-death-police-florida/

A despondent military veteran slated for eviction because of complaints about his service dogs was shot to death after police say he pointed a gun at officers Monday afternoon near Homestead, Fla. Raymond Bishop, 84, died in his home at the Hidden Grove apartments. Miami-Dade police officers had rushed to the home after receiving a call about an armed man threatening to kill himself.

At least four Miami-Dade officers wound up opening fire on Bishop from just outside the doorway where he stood, gun in hand, after pleading with him extensively to put his weapon down, law enforcement sources told the Miami Herald. One officer praised Bishop's military background in an attempt to get him to surrender peacefully.

"These officers begged this gentleman to put the weapon down," said Florida Police Benevolent Association President John Rivera. "They had no choice. These are situations officers are confronted with daily, and it'll remain with them forever." ...


https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/suicidal-veteran-facing-eviction-service-dogs-shot-death-police-florida/

Does anybody think Trump is thinking about PTSD as he sends troops to every combat zone on Earth and is itching to make new ones? And now the police have to live with this.

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populistdriven Feb 2018 OP
rock Feb 2018 #1
Fla Dem Feb 2018 #2
whathehell Apr 8 #3

Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:41 PM

1. They had guns; he had a gun; he wouldn't put it down

What else could they do?

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Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:11 PM

2. Why is it always shoot to kill? I know they'll say an injured person is still dangerous. But

an 84 yo man? Just saying, a shot in the leg probably would have incapacitated him. "Bishop, who was disabled and used a walker, " His dogs will probably be euthanized too.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 8, 2018, 10:28 AM

3. Yes.To my knowledge, there's supposed to be a CONTINUOM of force

...Why does that never seem to be employed?

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