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2 Louisiana police officers arrested in 6-year-old's fatal shooting

 

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Two Louisiana law enforcement officers were arrested Friday in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy, which occurred as both officers were working side jobs as city marshals, authorities said.

 

Derrick Stafford, 32, and Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, were arrested and charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder, Louisiana State Police superintendent Col. Michael Edmonson said.

 

The boy, Jeremy Davis Mardis, was killed and his father, Chris Few, was wounded after shots were fired into their vehicle at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in Marksville, after what officials described as a pursuit.

 

"Nothing is more important than this badge that we wear on our uniform, the integrity of why we wear it," Edmonson said. "Because the public, the public allows us to wear that. It's not a right, it's a privilege. And tonight that badge has been tarnished."

 

Let's repeat the comment the Louisiana State Police superintendent said, "Tonight that badge was tarnished."  The 6 year old did not deserve to die like that.

 

The superintendent also said of the body camera footage, "It's the most disturbing thing I've ever seen."

 

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/11/07/two-louisiana-officers-arrested-in-fatal-shooting-of-boy-6/212...

 

Now, if we used the same asinine logic as one foolish poster here, had the cops been shot and killed before the pursuit of an unarmed man and his boy, this 6 year old would be enjoying this day.  Of course this comment is "stupid", just like every time the poster attempts to use the same logic.

 

"No doubt", the number of victims killed by the police this year will increase by at least one, probably two.  I'll bet that poster is pleased because "no one else got hurt."

 

The idiocy of protecting poor policing should stop and everyone should be supporting better training and using one's brain...not the easiest solution of just shooting first.


You see, in small minds, cops are either good or bad.  There aren't a small minority that need better training, more supervision or encouraged to look for another job.

 

Had these cops followed their training, this young man would be in class this morning.


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It's also just so very many guns being out there. Several funerals for local children in the last month. One was a little girl watching TV on her living room couch. She was shot in the head by random gunfire from the street...you could have gun buy backs every weekend and it would still be only the tip of the iceberg.

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This story makes me sick to my stomach. It reminds me of Cleveland Police Officer Brelo who stood on the hood of the unarmed Russell's 1979 Chevy Malibu  and fired 15 rounds into the windshield at least four seconds after everyone else stopped shooting.

 

Remember, the 2 occupants were unarmed and almost definitely dead by the time that sick man climbed onto their hood. No police officer would ever climb onto the hood of a car if the vehicle's occupants were firing weapons.

 

The majority of police officers are decent people but there is a small but significant minority who are thugs wearing badges. As a society, we should always strive to distinguish between officers doing a dangerous job and making an honest mistake versus those who can't wait for the opportunity to shoot someone, even unarmed people including children. The latter belong in prison for life.

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Not everyone is cut out to be a police officer; they need to be vigilant .. but able to control themselves despite a high level of adrenaline. If someone is too tightly wound or so immediately afraid for their own safety, that they use deadly force as a first option .. then they shouldn't be in law enforcement.


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So, here is the deal. If it is so tough for honest, trained, experienced police officers to get this deadly force thing right, why do the gun nuts think they can do it with a 3 hour class at the range and a carry permit?


Excellent point, Rich.  Probably won't sink in much to the rabid gun owners/supporters here.  They are ALL the safest, most reliable gun owners in the world......until they're not.


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So, here is the deal. If it is so tough for honest, trained, experienced police officers to get this deadly force thing right, why do the gun nuts think they can do it with a 3 hour class at the range and a carry permit?

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2 Louisiana police officers arrested in 6-year-old's fatal shooting

 

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Two Louisiana law enforcement officers were arrested Friday in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy, which occurred as both officers were working side jobs as city marshals, authorities said.

 

Derrick Stafford, 32, and Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, were arrested and charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder, Louisiana State Police superintendent Col. Michael Edmonson said.

 

The boy, Jeremy Davis Mardis, was killed and his father, Chris Few, was wounded after shots were fired into their vehicle at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in Marksville, after what officials described as a pursuit.

 

"Nothing is more important than this badge that we wear on our uniform, the integrity of why we wear it," Edmonson said. "Because the public, the public allows us to wear that. It's not a right, it's a privilege. And tonight that badge has been tarnished."

 

Let's repeat the comment the Louisiana State Police superintendent said, "Tonight that badge was tarnished."  The 6 year old did not deserve to die like that.

 

The superintendent also said of the body camera footage, "It's the most disturbing thing I've ever seen."

 

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/11/07/two-louisiana-officers-arrested-in-fatal-shooting-of-boy-6/212...

 

Now, if we used the same asinine logic as one foolish poster here, had the cops been shot and killed before the pursuit of an unarmed man and his boy, this 6 year old would be enjoying this day.  Of course this comment is "stupid", just like every time the poster attempts to use the same logic.

 

"No doubt", the number of victims killed by the police this year will increase by at least one, probably two.  I'll bet that poster is pleased because "no one else got hurt."

 

The idiocy of protecting poor policing should stop and everyone should be supporting better training and using one's brain...not the easiest solution of just shooting first.


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