Pistol Whipped Alabama Cop: “I hesitated because I didn’t want to be in the media like I am right now.”

Follow up to THIS STORY – Confirming the Alabama cop didn’t protect himself against the beating by the suspect because he didn’t want to be the next Darren Wilson.

…”A lot of officers are being too cautious because of what’s going on in the media.” “I hesitated because I didn’t want to be in the media like I am right now.”…

alabama cop1(CNN)  A Birmingham, Alabama, police detective who was pistol-whipped unconscious said Friday that he hesitated to use force because he didn’t want to be accused of needlessly killing an unarmed man.

“A lot of officers are being too cautious because of what’s going on in the media,” said the officer, who asked to remain anonymous for the safety of his family. “I hesitated because I didn’t want to be in the media like I am right now.”

Details of last week’s incident in the Birmingham enclave of Roebuck remain sketchy — such as how did the suspect get the officer’s weapon — but the six-year police veteran said he didn’t shoot the man who attacked him during a traffic stop because of the outcry surrounding a spate of police shootings nationally.

“We don’t want to be in the media,” he said. “It’s hard times right now for us.”

Heath Boackle, a sergeant with the Birmingham Police Department and president of the city’s Fraternal Order of Police, said Thursday that cops are “walking on eggshells because of how they’re scrutinized in the media.”

“We should be thanking the good Lord because he could be dead right now.,” Boackle said of the detective who was beaten.

Police Chief A.C. Roper sees the episode — as well as the reaction, including celebratory and vitriolic comments posted online alongside images of the wounded officer — as symptomatic of a larger problem, in which some don’t respect law enforcement.

“The nobility and integrity of policing has been challenged,” Roper said. “As a profession, we have allowed popular culture to draft a narrative which is contrary to the amazing work that so many officers are doing everyday across this nation.”  (read more)

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80 Responses to Pistol Whipped Alabama Cop: “I hesitated because I didn’t want to be in the media like I am right now.”

  1. lou says:

    they basically are telling the ferals “come and beat us up and kill us because we won’t fight back”.

    I’m sure that will work…

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    • Sniffy Pop says:

      IMO this will just continue to get worse. Need a real leader to start clamping down on this nonsense.

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      • bertdilbert says:

        If you are not willing to use a gun, don’t carry one. He is lucky to be alive.

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        • archer52 says:

          I can see you’ve spent a lot of time on the street dealing with violent felons, madmen, monsters of all colors, race issues, IA investigations, lawsuits, duplicitous commanders, prosecutors looking to put a cop’s scalp on his belt so he can use it as a campaign prop for his future political career, and media scrutiny.

          Not to mention the ruination of your life and your family’s life and means of support.

          In today’s environment, Obama and Holder and the rest have successfully changed the landscape of policing, maybe for a long time. It is something I would have never said possible. But yet…

          It is reality, and this guy knew it, and the bad guy knew it and the bad guy did what bad guys do- believing the cop would not do what he should do. Probably similar to the Texas case and Walter Scott and God knows how many dead scumbags who believed Obama’s hatred of cops was some kind of talisman they could wear to protect them from the police.

          Back when I was on the street not that long ago, not only would the bad guy pay, his scumbag friends would pay, anyone associated with him would pay. And at some point, the guy who posted the pic would pay. We’d make the bad guy and his action radioactive. And every time we did something, we would make sure the recipient would know exactly why it happened.

          And the scumbags would straighten up. It is a form of communication that keeps the herd under control. Nobody wants to see it, but everybody secretly wants it to happen to keep the monsters at bay.

          Our unit actually drove thugs out of town because we put so much pressure on them. If the kid was trouble and the family complicit, our chief would meet with them and listen to their complaint of harassment, then he would pull out the records we kept on the scumbag and go down all his offenses, associations, criminal contacts etc. Then he would close the file, lean over and in a gravely voice simply state to the scumbag and his family, “You have three choices. He can quit crime, go to jail, or leave town.” The family would say that was unfair because he lived them. At which point the Chief would say, “I never said he had to leave town alone, you can go with him! We..do..not..tolerate…crime..in..my..city..”

          We had a number of families reign in their thugs and a couple actually leave. Today we’d be indicted or fired or sued. And on CNN forever.

          One of my favorite scenes.

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          • Millwright says:

            Archer52, I don’t Facebook but your’s is a dynamite post ! Add a “Like” to your quiver !! We’ve wrapped three+ generations in soft padding ‘protecting’ them from life’s harsher realities. Until they face them in some dark, dirty parking garage/alley or streetscape, then they piss themselves just before they die.

            Society isn’t going to ‘win the war against crime’ until it stops “…feeding the crocodile…” ! As you well know, only when the predators – and their associates – among us fear certain, far-reaching retribution will our safety from violent crime abate.

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        • Akela says:

          I would suggest that you’re probably lucky to be living in a country that allows you to post such an opinion thanks to people like this officer.

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        • alkikila says:

          Why bother to stop him. If he was not prepared for the confrontation, he should have used the safari principle.

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    • upaces88 says:

      Is this what political correctness has come to? An Office of the Law fears defending himself!!

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    • Michael says:

      Make no mistake about it, this is NOT an attack on police this is and attack on whites and WHITE POLICE. This is a coup attempt. This is to wrest power from whites and make them defenseless (or so they think).

      The AGITPROP MEDIA and other anti-white “anti-racists” are behind this coup attempt.

      This was completely predictable.

      How many of the items from the checklist in Thomas Chittum’s book, the indicators of inevitability, have already transpired? How many events on that list did Chittum predict correctly, so far?

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  2. What we have is the making of No Go zones just like with the Muslim enclaves. In fact it is Muslim inspired by Nation of Islam is it not?

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  3. mcfyre2012 says:

    So this guy would rather risk death or permanent disability instead of protecting himself? Time to find new employment elsewhere. He was incredibly lucky.

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    • barbi says:

      They all need audio and video on. And when the BLM sorts, seeing the a/v try to craft a narrative other than what’s there, the rest of us need to say “bull” every time.

      That’s why I got so mad at Rubio last night in his Fox interview. Asked about the BLM people he said they need to be listened to, that he had no doubt they have legit concerns. Then he went on to tell the story of a good friend of his, a minority, who told him he’d be stopped (I assume in FLA, but he didn’t say that) 9 times in his car by POs and received NOT ONE TIcket.

      Okay, Marco, IF your friend wasn’t using hyperbole on you, and IF your friend somehow didn’t manage to get out of speeding tickets 9 times (which I agree is highly unlikely, unless this friend has GOVERNMENT PLATES, in which case you bet he might have been stopped 9 times and been warned 9 times w/out ticketing) , then THAT particular PD needs to be investigated and his friend should have gone to city officials with an attorney.

      However, MARCO, in your anecdote, you DIDN’T EVEN MENTION THAT STATS SHOW THAT BLACK URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS ARE MORE VIOLENT AGAINST EVERYONE,
      PERIOD, you COWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • TheFightingMan says:

        Gee. I’ve been stopped four times in three years in FL. No ticket. I’m Anglo-Frisian, blue eyed blond. Pattern, Mr. Rubio?

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    • notasmidgeon says:

      He did not want to expose his family to the hatred and financial ruin and jail time by defending himself. Sad, sick situation and the thugs on the streets know this.

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    • Akela says:

      And you’re a fool.

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  4. SD i was hoping you’d do an update with the new CNN article….i’m sure you noticed the fact that the CNN article LEAVES OUT the fact that the perp IS BLACK….does not even mention it AT ALL.

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    • PatriotUSA says:

      No, this is not wanted nor allowed by TPTB. Or do they assume we know the vast majority are BLACK and it need not be mentioned? Even if this is so it would be good journalistic prudence to disclose this but no, no, bad dog. There are only mostly communists in journalism with rare exceptions, today.

      Those who hesitate to defend themselves need to be excused and go elsewhere for work. I would have shot this thug. I have been shot at numerous times and drawn a gun several times. I have an old hoody with bullet holes in it to remind me how close I was to getting shot. I used it as a decoy to flush out some POS who ‘ambushed’ me, wanted me dead or as close as possible to being dead. The rest of this story story will be in the book so many have begged me to write if I live long enough but I did fire back.

      Getting back on the rails, cops are maligned these days by those who do not hesitate to call them. The cops go on shift worrying every minute they will be the next Darren Wilson. May the Lord watch over and keep the LEO of today and tomorrow. I could not do the job they do.

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  5. ThankYou,Treepers says:

    White leftists deny the realities of black misconduct and promote their fantasy of black victimization for one or both of these reasons – 1) profit, as is clearly the case with the corporate media, and 2) the ego gratification of telling themselves they are better people that other whites because they are more caring or less racist.

    The white leftists do all of this at a comfortable distance or behind safeguards unavailable to whites who interact with the black masses daily and thus always pay the price for the problems caused by leftist propaganda.

    Then of course the blacks are, as Harlem Pastor James David Manning says, the only hard core violent racists left in America.

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    • lou says:

      “black misconduct” is an awfully soft and pretty phrase for what they do….”black murder and mayhem” more like it…

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      • ThankYou,Treepers says:

        Black criminality Is patent.

        But the parents of black criminality, black immorality and black dishonor, are forms of black misconduct that wreak devastation even more pervasively and at even greater expense to society as black criminality.

        But because immoral sexual conduct and the failure to honor obligations, promises and commitments including the marital promise are not criminal and at most may be actionable civilly, those brutally destructive aspects of black misconduct are never mentioned, never publically stated as accusations against “the black community”, and are in fact tolerated as matters of personal choice rather than being condemned as the vile wrongs they are.

        Then there’s another big aspect. Black criminality can victimize anybody even those who choose to attempt to avoid interaction with blacks. But the people harmed by black immorality and black dishonor are those who have chosen to do what our society has been subtly encouraging for over half a century, and that is to make an attempt out of fairness or compassion to interact with blacks so as to help them ascend from past exclusion.

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    • jackphatz says:

      White leftists won’t care, all cops are racist or egomaniacs.

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    • Lea says:

      Maybe some of these white leftists sheep should be round up and herded into the hoods and left there with only their righteous speeches of how they are more caring or less racist than the whites who they have victimized before, just to see what happens.

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  6. Mike says:

    No go zones are a confrontation waiting to happen. Sooner or later, that’s going to be a problem that has to be removed. Non western civ, alternate power structures presented notoriously are prima facie evidence of a government culture of failure, at best, or an autocoup.

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  7. Sentient says:

    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6. No Go Zones are understandable.

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  8. Reblogged this on Sallys Political Page and commented:

    This PISSES me off royally!!! Our police officers are just doing their jobs, and should not have to go through this OUTRAGEOUS treatment!! The same with our military, they should NEVER be penalized for doing their jobs!! The THUGS that have done this CRIME should be in jail!!!!

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  9. Mel B says:

    So, if he would have protected himself the MSM would have portrayed the agressive thug as an unarmed black man and let the (riots) shopping spree commence. Or to look at it my way the unarmed black man was capable of doing irreparable harm. Time will tell what complications he may experience in the coming years. Just look at football players with brain injuries years later. The cops must protect themselves or get out of the business.

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  10. czarowniczy says:

    Seems the POtuS’s po0licy of ‘just stand there and take the beating’ is becoming police doctrine now, he should be happy. Now if we can just get him to extend it to the politicians who don’t have the cajones to stand up to him in this matter.

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  11. My guess: He’s embarrassed that he was overpowered, had his gun taken from him, and was beaten unconscious with it. So he says it was better to be discreet and let the perp have his way rather than use his weapon to protect himself and possibly wound or kill his unarmed attacker. He might as well have handed his weapon to the attacker. But if he escaped criticism by the media that’s the all-important thing, and well worth being beaten bloody with your own weapon.

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    • Sentient says:

      No reason to be embarrassed just because someone has greater hand/arm strength and can twist a pistol out of your hand. The perp jumped out of his car and came at the officer – presumably quite quickly. The cop probably had 1-2 seconds to decide whether to shoot. He’s lucky that his reticence didn’t cost him his life.

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    • lou says:

      if he doesn’t have the cahonnes to do the job and infact, let a feral take his gun, then he definitely go find other work, like folding linen.

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      • TheFightingMan says:

        I am sorry. I know that LEOs are taught defensive tactics as part of their basic training. No way did this officer just “give up” his service weapon for funziez..

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      • Concerned says:

        lou, are you a police officer?

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      • Amity says:

        Studies have shown that most cops hesitate to shoot longer with a black suspect than a white. And the studies I’m thinking of were done BEFORE Michael Brown was shot. I assume the situation is worse now. Has nothing to do with courage, and everything to do with a recognition of the reality that the police work within.

        Cops do not choose the laws or the policies they work under, but most of them respect, or at least try to follow, both laws and policy. The courage that is lacking is generally not that of the cops on the street, but rather that of the guys who give those cops their orders.

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    • Concerned says:

      I don’t think you read his comments carefully. He hesitated. Pay attention to the word “hesitated”. Could have been for just a fraction of a second. You’re really going to criticize him for that? Have you ever been in his position, as a police officer or in the military?

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    • upaces88 says:

      Political Correctness has gone too far when a police office doesn’t feel comfortable defending himself against violence!!

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  12. Jersey Beach says:

    He’s lucky his family isn’t making funeral arrangements for him and his brothers & sisters in arms aren’t attending another funeral procession.

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  13. jeff B. says:

    Here is my take on the problem speaking from my position as a former Federal LEO (Air Marshal)…. I have personally dealt with local PD on a few minor off duty incidents such as a traffic stop and a domestic dispute on custody of a dog that was given to my wife by a friend and then the friend tried to take the dog back after we cared for it for 3 months, etc.. and in my dealings the problems stem from the fact that some of these Local PD officers do not have good people skills or good communication skills… Instead of having common sense approaches to issues they are kind of stupid and speak to people in a condescending “absolute” tone… Now the problem is that police are not actively looking to harass blacks but it’s just the simple fact that more blacks are being stopped and have more interaction with cops because they are committing more crimes and engaged in more illegal activities than other races are (fact) and couple that with the fact that it seems that most of these blacks being detained/arrested are constantly resisting arrest leading to escalated and sometimes deadly consequences…. bottom line… there is not a race issue between blacks and police… its more of we have some idiot cops that have no people/communication skills…. Unfortunately in this incident, the cop hesitated because of all the BS racial accusations going on across America and it almost cost his life…

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    • Totally Domestic says:

      I get it, so it was the cops fault for not being nice enough. Sure!

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    • TheFightingMan says:

      I disagree. In FL, we teach officers to deal with disparate communities–including Spanish as a second language. There is an emphasis on “community policing” as well.

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    • alkikila says:

      I couldn’t agree more. A badge and a weapon does not automatically make a good guy. What few dealings I’ve had with them (all traffic) are about 50/50. In another way, half of them should be doing something else.

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  14. Gerald carbonneau says:

    Our police officers are trying to do their job in the most honorable way possible but our society does not have their back. In fact they are being actively undermine from the very top down. The question is why?

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    • Jersey Beach says:

      National Police Force?

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    • Sharon says:

      Why? Because the rulers in the cities are afraid to enforce the law because of the pressures and threats coming down to them from the federal level, as directed by black grievance groups.

      Law enforcement is no longer generically supported by either legislative or law enforcement entities (i.e., they will be sold down the river the minute the direction of blame is sensed).

      Very simply put, lawlessness has been accepted by our national culture as legitimate – and those who do not actively acquiesce to that will pay a price, personally and professionally. That’s why.

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    • PatriotUSA says:

      I think the actions of the regime out of Mordor on the Potomac make the answer quite clear. FYI in three letters, BGI and now one more, political correctness. Add dissension, lawlessness and mayhem as needed. Strap on that red diaper, Komrades.

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  15. Mentalist says:

    I sorry, but I have a hard time feeling any sympathy for this detective. By his own admission and by virtue of him lying on the sidewalk unconscious in a pool of his own blood, he ignored his police training (and I doubt he is a novice, since with few exceptions, an officer has to been on the force for several years to qualify for detective) and more importantly good judgement and common sense. Not only did his poor judgement put his life in danger, but he put the lives of civilians and possibly other in danger as well. There’s no shortage of stories of what has happened when a suspect has gotten control of an officer’s weapon. Also, I would be reluctant to be his partner. This may sound harsh, but don’t think he’s cut out to serve on the force anymore.

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    • jeff B. says:

      Im sorry but I whole heartily disagree with your comment and I don’t think you understand the big picture and ramifications that follow if the officer draws his gun and uses his “police training” even if is justified. He then puts his life as well as his families lives in jeopardy from crazy #BLM activists, loses his job/pension/ability to provide for his family ever again, etc… There is too much to lose doing the right “justified” use of force against the so called “unarmed” black man as a police officer….

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      • amwick says:

        Walk a mile in his shoes and then think about that. I would like to shake his hand and say “thank you for your service, stand tall.”

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      • Mentalist says:

        Jeff B,

        I think you are looking at this as some sort of “zero-sum game” that only affects the life of the officer and his family. Because of the detective’s reluctance to draw and use his weapon under the circumstances (which would have been justified) the suspect was gain possession of his service weapon. Not only did the detective stand to “lose” his life if the suspect had decided to kill him (in this case, he is very fortunate), but others stood to “lose” their lives if he had decided to use it against other officers or civilians. The last time I looked, these officers and civilians have families too.

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        • TheFightingMan says:

          I went to college in B’ham. Back in the ’80s it was not as bad as it is now. I understand this officer’s POV.

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        • jakeandcrew says:

          You mean the civilians standing around laughing at him lying in his own blood on the pavement? Taking pictures, posting them on Twitter…

          I don’t think they were in any danger at all.

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      • jakeandcrew says:

        The young police officer who thought he was going to be run over by the guy driving away from a traffic stop defended himself, and the next time you see him, he’s handcuffed, wearing a prison jumpsuit, facing a murder charge – his 25yo life ruined. Because of a split second decision he made when he thought his life was in danger.

        Split second decisions – when you know EVERTHING is against you, and you could lose EVERYTHING if you shoot. I cannot imagine.

        The whole stinking thing can be laid at the feet of Mr. “If I had a son…” Obama.

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    • Concerned says:

      Mentalist, PLEASE do not make excuses for the piece of crap ferals. You are critical of the officer but have nothing to say about the waste of genetic material who injured him. You aren’t a police officer, are you.

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      • Mentalist says:

        Concerned,

        I want to make it clear that I never have and never will make excuses for pieces of trash – like the garbage that attacked this officer (I think the detective should have put a couple of rounds in him) and the trash that stood around, laughed, and took pictures of this and posted them on social media.

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        • jeff B. says:

          @Mentalist… It’s easy to second guess the detective now as the feral POS grabbed his gun and almost beat him to death.. however, had the detective pulled his gun and shot the feral POS then all you would be hearing from the MEDIA Spinning of the incident is that “the Detective over-reacted and he shot an “un-armed” black man who was merely trying to approach the officer and speak with him in a calm manner” and all the so-called witnesses on the side walk that were laughing at the Detective would have lied their asses off and backed any racist lie the media had spun…… that is the reality of the situation…

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          • Mentalist says:

            Jeff,

            No offense, but the detective basically admitted that he “second-guessed” himself when he thought better of shooting this piece of scum for the sake of political correctness (concern about the media and the BGI labeling him a “racist”). I actually see your argument (which is one I made myself regarding the reluctance of officers in Baltimore to enforce the law, which has resulted in a spike in the crime and murder rates).

            I’ve been to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. I’ve read the names of officers that were killed in the line of duty. I’ve witnessed families, friends, and loved ones who were left behind lay flowers and other mementos at the site. I gather that many of the names on that memorial were officers killed when a suspect got control of their weapon and even some killed when a suspect used another officer’s weapon against them. The detective’s name on that memorial (or even the name of one or more of his colleagues) could have very well been his reality.

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  16. Daniel says:

    Before I comment, let’s get this out of the way: Not “every” black person, not “every” black community. But it is common enough to make people think so.

    The hostility of the black people “fighting against police” make the police actions seem more than simply justified, it makes police actions seem necessary and sometimes I am in awe of their restraint and control even when some people think they went too far.

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  17. DeWalt says:

    Why this officer did not have a backup weapon is beyond me. Never will I take a beating because of media perceptions. If this is his mindset he needs to explore other options. Never stop fighting.
    And I am a Deputy.

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  18. mickie says:

    I cry every time I see that picture. My father was a LEO in the 60s and 70s. I grew up respecting the police. I still respect them. Sure there are some bad ones as is with any profession. I wasn’t even going to comment until I saw what amwick said. Until you walk in someone’s shoes, don’t be so quick to criticize.

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  19. hebejg says:

    what gets me by the azz is that this happened a full week ago and today is the first day the MSM has said a word about it.
    had it been the other way around, this would have been a story that came out a full week ago.

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  20. Fear of getting bad press for shooting an unarmed black man is the reason offered by the officer for not using his weapon against the assailant. Instead, the assailant used his weapon against him. Onlookers laughed. At least one posted the photo we are shown of the beaten and bleeding officer.

    What’s the message here to the outlaw subculture that plagues our nation? Keep up the attack on the police. Beat the hell out of them. “Off the pigs,” as some say – and say freely under the protection of our 1st Amendment.

    A commenter above mentions having a back-up weapon. Could the officer not use a finger, a thumb, a ballpoint pen, an elbow, a knee to the crotch? Nothing? No effective resistance? Just asking; can’t answer my own question since I wasn’t there and didn’t see what happened.

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  21. I wanna be clear here, this case & situation is very sad, evil, heartbreaking & problematic, however, this is the most redicilous statement law enforcement could make.. If this department has a strong pro-cop PA & A strong police chief, these men can do their duty.. Which is public & individual safety.. Screw the Feds.. Prayers sent to this man, and as always, to all law enforcement officers..
    It’s like sitting at the poker table with a royal flush, being afraid to show your hand & collect the pot.. Then confessing your fear to the players about your fear of winning.. Um, Ok. Next…

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  22. JM says:

    I feel like I’m living in the Twilight Zone.
    How in the hell did we arrive at this point?

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  23. archer52 says:

    Also you have to remember, and a great book you can read “Deadly Force” by Massad Ayoob that explains it, is that an “unarmed man” who is vastly superior to the victim is in fact “armed.” Disparity of size and strength and experience is a concept recognized by the law.

    Let me explain.

    The detective was not a ‘roid weight lifter or a Bruce Lee disciple. He was a middle aged, out of shape guy who probably hasn’t been in more than a few street fights, if any.

    On the other hand, the black guy was probably bigger, faster, stronger, meaner, deadlier, and more experienced in street fighting. He would have the advantage of being able to strike first- especially today.

    Years ago, the courts ruled not letting inmates exercise was unconstitutional. And that led to the prison yard weightlifting deal you see in the movies. I would arrest a guy who weighed 150 going in and a few years later he comes out 200 and all muscle. I used to think what the heck are we doing? Feed him ding dongs and Twinkies and make him sit for the love of GOD!! That way I can catch his huffing and puffing and wobbling a*s when he runs!

    Worse, when we “trained” in defensive tactics, it was really a class in how not to hurt the suspect. There were green areas, yellow areas and red areas you could or could not hit. The green areas (and all you guys out there who are LEO know this) were the areas that had no effect, like the thigh or upper arm. The yellow areas you avoided if you could, but they worked better, like joints and the collar bone. The red area would get you in trouble, like the head and groin. Frankly the FIRST place everyone goes for in a real fight!

    So processing that while getting beat to death is an impossible task. But it helped protect the department from law suits if you got mad and just whacked the suspect in the skull and split his head open. “We didn’t teach him that!!!”

    Street fighting is not boxing. And anyone who comments on how the detective should have done better hasn’t been in a street fight where you are overwhelmed by a person raining blows on your head like a UFC match. And for those of you who have been hit hard, one good whack to the skull and all your senses jump out the window like a scared cat! You are stunned and want to fall down!

    I was training in a Red Man suit in my rookie class. My boxing partner was a great guy- sadly for me a reserve Navy SEAL built like a fireplug. He hit me half speed. I kind of saw it, Red Man suits block your peripheral vision ( that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!). But by the time I reacted it was too late. He caught me with a fist right in my left temple and it was Tweety Bird time! I went down and he grabbed me, apologizing and making it worse by crushing my pride when saying, “I’m so sorry, I was trying not to hurt you!”

    Jeezzz… he was trying not to hurt me??! Half speed??! BTW- I learned something that day- if you get hit hard enough in the temple your adjoining eyeball tends to bend in for a minute or two. I looked like Jack Elam for about five minutes until my double vision cleared up!

    Point is, if the detective was trying to stay within his ROEs and the thug was wailing on him, it could have been over in a few seconds. No back up gun would work, because he’s already napping.

    I trained in Martial arts to offset my inexperience. It helped. I was also real good with the solid PR24, which is a good weapon (not the collapsible, it sucked, as did the ASP.) The department took that away from me.

    But my favorite impact tool that would have helped that detective was a six D cell Kel-lite. It was the perfect tool. (and yes I may have carried it against department rules) You had it in your hand, if the suspect got froggy you didn’t have to put it down and pick up a baton, you just whacked the idiot one time real hard and it was pretty much over. Which is why they took them from us too. They worked too well.

    Back in the seventies, in my first experience with police work, all the detectives carried slap jacks in their back pocket. The slap jack is another tool that might have made a difference in the fight. We had a detective that could reach back, grab that jack and hit the suspect in the temple in less than a second. He was like Wyatt Earp with it. Trust me, from experience, that fight is over. I don’t care if you lifted every weight in the prison yard for five years, you’ll be seeing double! They took that tool away too.

    Point is, the cops are at a disadvantage and they are going to be reacting with hesitation, or overreacting by just shooting the suspect before thinking. (like the 12yr old in the park or the rookie in Texas) Their world is out of balance, and until Obama gets the heck out of Dodge and takes his idiot minions with him, it won’t get better.

    There will be more death and injuries on both sides. Far too many which are avoidable.

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  24. BIRMINGHAM, AL – An Alabama police detective is pistol whipped with his own gun. He says the coverage of deadly police shootings across America is partly to blame.

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