Monday, November 21, 2011

He Eventually Stopped Twitching

Evidently the merest twitch around police is grounds for immediate execution. And just for you geographically challenged (like me) East Point is in Georgia. Here is the story.

Dwight Person, 54, was shot Thursday afternoon when, according to police, he made a threatening gesture at a female officer “that put her in fear of her safety.” The officer, who has not been identified, fired one shot and hit Person.

He was treated and the scene and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
OK the folks there were running some kind of dope house. Right? Right? Wrong.
"They didn't even know he was shot," Ballard said. "There were policemen saying, ‘Who fired that shot?'"

The search for drugs or a weapon was cut short after the shooting, police said.

“Once the shooting happened, our officers stopped their search and turned their focus to trying to save the man’s life,” Chandler said.

Police arrested seven people, charging them with operating a dive, a violation of a municipal code.
No drugs? No drugs? The article says nothing about drugs. Except that the police were looking for them. Normally if the police kill some one in a drug search everyone present (except the police) is charged with heavy felony drug crimes. Except no drugs were found. The heaviest crime they could find was a misdemeanor.
Seven people arrested during an East Point police drug search in which an officer fatally shot a man have been charged with violating a municipal code.
He was shot for that? And twitching. Fortunately for the police (I guess) he eventually stopped twitching.

It used to be such a nice country. Until some one decided it would be a good idea to start a war in it.

H/T Drug Policy Forum of Texas

Cross Posted at Classical Values


linearthinker said...

I've probably mentioned this in the past. A female deputy in Madera County, CA, decided she had to subdue a prisoner who was being a nuisance in the back seat of her patrol car. She reached for her taser, and shot him with her Glock. He instantly ceased being a nuisance. Forever. Details are lost down my memory hole, but is it likely he was in custody due to a drug related bust? The county was sued for wrongful death. Perhaps the deputy moved to Georgia.

Justthisguy said...

Slightly OT: A guy I go to church with, a Marine, suffers from really bad PTSD. He went so far as to check himself into a VA hospital for a month or so to try and do something about it. He hasn't come around much since then. He did show up last Sunday and was walking like a zombie, obviously full of doctor drugs. Somebody buy that man an ounce of reefer!