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Deputy Charged In Usaf Airman Shooting  
User currently offlineEaglekeeper101 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 272 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

Greetings to all...and my first new topic posting.

This subject came up about a month ago, if memory serves. I was not, however, expecting what happened today...

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/LAW/03/0...ice.shooting/index.html?eref=yahoo

Your thoughts?

[Edited 2006-03-08 00:09:12]

[Edited 2006-03-08 00:10:17]


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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

If it went the way CNN says, they should throw the book at him. And yes, firing multiple shots does smack more of attempted murder than attempted manslaughter, especially after the victim verbally declared himself cooperative and complied with explicit instructions.


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User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

absolutely disgusting, that deputy should be charged with attempted murder instead of manslaughter and kudos to who ever video taped it.

User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1098 times:

I'm haveing some serious trouble even figureing out how you can charge someone with attempted manslaughter.

Attempt clearly implies intent. You can't unintentionally attempt to do something. If there was intent, then it should be attempted murder. No intent and it's aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1093 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 1):
If it went the way CNN says, they should throw the book at him

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At least they have good evidence - The video tape  Smile


Lee



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

Here is another link about the story.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11712969/



You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 2):
absolutely disgusting, that deputy should be charged with attempted murder instead of manslaughter and kudos to who ever video taped it.

I am guessing the DA didn't want to over charge the Deputy. Given the officer's longevity with the department and the fact that the shooting was duty-related, it could be the DA's belief that a jury would have a difficult time convicting an on duty police officer of attempted murder. I think the DA made the right decision. Also, if convicted, the officer is looking at a prison sentence of 18+ years. That's not exactly a slap on the wrist.

The person who filmed the incident has turned himself into Florida authorities to answer charges of aggravated assault with a firearm stemming from an incident in 1997 when he allegedly pointed a firearm at an elderly couple. He is currently out on bail and is awaiting trial in April.


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