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Multiple updates —— NY City Times Square area police shooting.

Former title of this posting:  I ask the pertinent questions on behalf of Democrats and the left.

………after the article.

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Updated a few times — Please scroll through, including into the comments as there are valuable opinions and also one update.

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This is NOT going to end well.

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Cops fatally shot a knife-wielding man in broad daylight near Times Square this afternoon after chasing him down Seventh Avenue from 44th Street to 37th Street, sources told The Post.

The victim sustained multiple gun shot wounds.   He was taken to Bellevue Hospital at 3:12 p.m. while experiencing cardiac arrest and later died.

The madman, a 30-year-old male, had lunged at officers, who told him to drop the knife.   When he refused to let go of the weapon, they pepper-sprayed him.   When he wouldn’t go down, at least one cop fired in plain sight of shocked witnesses, sources said.


Video from a civilian witness aired on the local NBC station.

“He came out of the subway and flashed two people,” said a witness, who said the victim was African American and sporting dread locks.   “He tried to flash a cop, but then took off down Seventh Avenue.   They were chasing him down.   They cornered him between 37th and 38th and he was still waving his knife.”   About 12 cops swarmed the scene, he said.

 

There’s more at the link.

Now for some questions that need to be asked by every community organizer known to man.

1.   Why did teh eeeeevil cops have to shoot the guy ?   They could have talked to him.    They could have reasoned with the man.   They most definitely didn’t need to pepper-spray the dreadlock-sporting misunderstood soul.

2.   How many of the police involved were white ?   Latino ?   Black ?   Female ?   LGBT ?    Were all groups represented at the incident just in case another person from a different ethnic classification became embroiled ?

3.   Since evil scary-looking guns were used ONLY from law enforcement while attacking a poor dreadlock-sporting misunderstood soul, will the biggest of the Mayors Against Illegal (read that as any and all) Guns demand his department be disarmed ?   Maybe have them leave their duty pieces unloaded and locked in a safe within their patrol units until last-resort-necessary and only under a minimum of three-layers of authorizations to retrieve, load and draw when on the job ?

4.   Was anybody in the area – witness or otherwise – in possession of over-sized sweet beverages and salty snacks ?   If yes, why did the responding officers not halt their pursuit of the dreadlock-sporting misunderstood soul and arrest said much-more-worser-than-assault-with-a-deadly-weapon city statute violators ?

5.   Why has nobody blamed Bush yet ?

 

I’ll stop now.

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Update — 1120 Eastern ; 12 August 2012.

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The 51-year-old suspect, identified as Darrius Kennedy, was walking backward for seven blocks with cops in pursuit, appeared impervious to police pepper spray and refused to surrender his blade, witnesses said.

A dramatic video obtained by the NY Daily News shows Kennedy backstepping away from a horde of cops for several blocks until he’s surrounded — and then officers unleash a torrent of bullets. Browne said two officers opened fire. Witnesses said Kennedy was shot at least five times.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqriRI2rNfc?rel=0&w=350&h=260]

At least 15 shell casings were on the sidewalk outside 501 Seventh Ave., where the cops opened fire.

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This is NOT going to end well.   White L.E.O.’s, black suspect.

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The questions need to be asked again and often:

Where did the non-contact rounds go ?

Will Mayor Michael Against Illegal (read that as any and all) Guns Bloomberg sanction his own police department for opening fire under the circumstances of a man having ‘only’ a knife and not an evil scary-looking gun ?

Where’s The Reverend Al, Jesse J., Louis F. and the rest of the usual community organizing suspects who normally by now would have slithered out from their race-baiting hidey-holes ?

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As a firearms instructor and someone who trains in all aspects regularly and often, I also must offer the following commentary:

Look at the still photo above – the one with the now-dead dreadlock-sporting misunderstood soul.

Notice anything ?

The hat-less L.E.O. near the center – Draw a line from him to the left of the picture.   Whaddya see ?

Another L.E.O., firearm drawn, within a very short width separation of his forward point man.   Everyone’s moving.   The slightest misstep easily becomes a real problem.   Blue on blue, civilians, etc.

It was the first thing I noticed about the photo.

That’s situational awareness.

Learn it.

Know it.

Live it.

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Update — 2030 ; 12 August 2012

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Items quoted are from The NY Daily News in one article:

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As Kennedy lunged at the two cops with his knife, they fired 12 times. Neither officer had discharged their weapon in the line of duty before, police said.   Both are from the Midtown South precinct.

One officer, age 33, fired nine times.   His partner, age 40, fired three times.   Kennedy was hit at least seven times, official said.   He died at Bellevue Hospital from gunshot wounds to the chest, groin, left arm and left calf.

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Okay, we’ve accounted for seven rounds.

Where did the other five projectiles ‘come to a stop’ ?

Here’s a view of some of the casings:

 

“It doesn’t take 12 bullets to kill one person,” the dead man’s aunt, Margaret Johnson, told The News.   “I think it could have been done another way.”

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Yes ma’am. Condolences on the loss of your nephew. He may not have been of the highest stature in NY social circles, but he did not deserve what happened.   He needed help, not harm.

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Mayor Bloomberg also said the shooting appeared to be justified. “He had a knife and he was going after people,” the mayor told reporters. “It’s just one of those terrible unfortunate events.”

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You condescending hypocritical lying sack of Nanny-State s**t.    HOW DARE YOU Mr. Mayor !

Those were your own city’s evil scary-looking guns used against someone who could have and should have been subdued long before this moved SEVEN FULL BLOCKS with hundreds of civilians out and about.

This death is as much on your hands, Sir, as it is on every single L.E.O. in contact with Mr. Kennedy attempting to do whatever it was they were doing other than actually trying to subdue him.

This is NOT the way L.E. is supposed to work, Sir.

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Dammit, I’m getting more and more pissed off every time I think about what went down…… SEVEN BLOCKS of…… of……. of WHAT ?

Nobody on scene – not one L.E.O. in the responding force – nobody had a Taser ?

Really ?

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I’d better stop now before y’all think I have a problem with L.E.O.’s and L.E. command.

I don’t.

I support L.E. every time they’re in the green.

This one though is shaking out towards amber, if not red.

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And I still want to know where the ‘non-target’ rounds ended up.

 

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    • According to every report I’ve seen, there were at least six, if not many more L.E.O.’s directly involved in active foot pursuit, plus others in vehicles responding to block streets, etc.  No idea yet how many of them opened up when they got to the critter.  From playing the video many times, it sounds like at least three different signatures.

      That was a real-life mini-SHTF scenario over eight city blocks going with the traffic flow on a weekend mid-day.

      What I want to know is, when they finally got the guy zoned and stopped, he charged at them and they opened up……. So…….. What else got hit ?

      People ?…… Cars ?…… Buildings ?…… No way they all grabbed center-mass or even lower/upper hits.

      Regular line L.E.O.’s aren’t that good – Sorry, but that’s reality.  The average L.E.O, doesn’t draw his firearm in the line of duty through his entire career, let alone have to let a round go at a suspect.

  1. I guess Mayor Mikey can’t afford those bean-bag rounds; maybe borrow some from the Border Patrol on the Mexican border. Also, they couldn’t cut this dude off from behind in all the time it took him to walk SEVEN BLOCKS? AND BACKWARDS? I hope the civilians got out of that stand or station with the gigantic needle & button on top before they began the barrage…

  2. Quick update on Mr. Dead Knife Guy, Darius Kennedy.

    Would have been his (at least) 11th arrest.

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    ………Darrius Kennedy of
    Hempstead, N.Y., and a native of South Carolina.   Police said the
    encounter began Saturday when an officer approached Kennedy, who was
    smoking marijuana near the military recruiting station in Times Square,
    around West 44th Street and Seventh Avenue.
    Kennedy became agitated, pulled out
    an 11-inch knife and began to put a bandanna on his head, police said.  
    He refused repeated orders to drop the weapon and began backing down
    the avenue, continuing for a number of blocks and drawing many officers into a slow-speed pursuit that took them south of Times Square.

    Kennedy had been arrested 10 times,
    including seven for marijuana possession.   In 2008, he was taken to a
    hospital for observation after knocking down garbage cans in Times
    Square.

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    Slow-speed pursuit ?

    Thank God he wasn’t driving……  A white Ford Bronco.

     

    • I’d check Mr. Knifeman’s voter registration and see if he’s been involved politically before or recently.

      Could be another one of those it can’t happen here things
      like………… “Hey, if you go freak out some defenseless people so we
      can get our make ’em all much more defenseless agenda that much closer
      to being real, we’ll make your sentence disappear and you won’t be in a
      station house for more than an hour or two before dismissal – just don’t
      hurt anyone and everything will go fine”

      But the memo and participant’s photo wasn’t distributed in time to the
      precincts that would be involved in taking custody and Mr. Knifeman
      decided to spark up a spliff on his own before engagement.

      Naaaaaah…….. That could never happen here, right ?

      Yeah, I’m just some sort of paranoid tin-foil-hat-wearin’ bitter clinger.

  3. Kenny I can’t figure this one out. Been to Times Square a couple of times. Always crowded 24/7. Where’s all the people? These are the cops who helped us get thru 9/11 and they can’t get a perp to drop a knife? Yes Bloomberg let’s do away with your armed details and see how safe you feel.

    Original amateur vid I counted 9 shots.

    • According to every report I’ve seen, there were at least six, if not many more L.E.O.’s directly involved in active foot pursuit, plus others in vehicles responding to block streets, etc.  No idea yet how many of them opened up when they got to the critter.  From playing the video many times, it sounds like at least three different signatures.

      That was a real-life mini-SHTF scenario over eight city blocks going with the traffic flow on a weekend mid-day.

      What I want to know is, when they finally got the guy zoned and stopped, he charged at them and they opened up……. So…….. What else got hit ?

      People ?…… Cars ?…… Buildings ?…… No way they all grabbed center-mass or even lower/upper hits.

      Regular line L.E.O.’s aren’t that good – Sorry, but that’s reality.  The average L.E.O, doesn’t draw his firearm in the line of duty through his entire career, let alone have to let a round go at a suspect.

  1. I guess Mayor Mikey can’t afford those bean-bag rounds; maybe borrow some from the Border Patrol on the Mexican border. Also, they couldn’t cut this dude off from behind in all the time it took him to walk SEVEN BLOCKS? AND BACKWARDS? I hope the civilians got out of that stand or station with the gigantic needle & button on top before they began the barrage…

  2. Quick update on Mr. Dead Knife Guy, Darius Kennedy.

    Would have been his (at least) 11th arrest.

    .

    ………Darrius Kennedy of
    Hempstead, N.Y., and a native of South Carolina.   Police said the
    encounter began Saturday when an officer approached Kennedy, who was
    smoking marijuana near the military recruiting station in Times Square,
    around West 44th Street and Seventh Avenue.
    Kennedy became agitated, pulled out
    an 11-inch knife and began to put a bandanna on his head, police said.  
    He refused repeated orders to drop the weapon and began backing down
    the avenue, continuing for a number of blocks and drawing many officers into a slow-speed pursuit that took them south of Times Square.

    Kennedy had been arrested 10 times,
    including seven for marijuana possession.   In 2008, he was taken to a
    hospital for observation after knocking down garbage cans in Times
    Square.

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    Slow-speed pursuit ?

    Thank God he wasn’t driving……  A white Ford Bronco.

     

    • I’d check Mr. Knifeman’s voter registration and see if he’s been involved politically before or recently.

      Could be another one of those it can’t happen here things
      like………… “Hey, if you go freak out some defenseless people so we
      can get our make ’em all much more defenseless agenda that much closer
      to being real, we’ll make your sentence disappear and you won’t be in a
      station house for more than an hour or two before dismissal – just don’t
      hurt anyone and everything will go fine”

      But the memo and participant’s photo wasn’t distributed in time to the
      precincts that would be involved in taking custody and Mr. Knifeman
      decided to spark up a spliff on his own before engagement.

      Naaaaaah…….. That could never happen here, right ?

      Yeah, I’m just some sort of paranoid tin-foil-hat-wearin’ bitter clinger.

  3. Kenny I can’t figure this one out. Been to Times Square a couple of times. Always crowded 24/7. Where’s all the people? These are the cops who helped us get thru 9/11 and they can’t get a perp to drop a knife? Yes Bloomberg let’s do away with your armed details and see how safe you feel.

    Original amateur vid I counted 9 shots.

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