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Lotto winner shot by deputies wins settlement

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: September 1, 2011, 11:29 am - IP Logged

Maybe I missed something major, but it sounds to me like he didn't call them, the police witnessed the robber flee through his backyard and pursued without any warning to the owner of the home.  There was a recording on one of the police officers radios, which was still on.  In it, they found no evidence that they called out the fact that they were officers until after shooting.

 

But I could have missed something....  If I did he probably got the settlement on the grounds that the officers were caught destroying evidence, so they didn't want it put into court.

No, it was probably me that missed something major cuz I didn't see the video.

I only know what I read in the article. I can understand it then if there was all that other stuff. Thanks.

 

TN doesn't allow backwoodsmen and hillfolk to get hi-speed internet so we can watch videos. They think we're too excitable and will see videos of people playin' banjos and start clog dancin' all over the place and embarrass the flatlander city folk in front of the yankee tourists. I'm thinkin' about starting a Political Action Committee called Hi-Speed for White Trash to demand hi-speed internet back up in here. And I'll be needin' some seed money to get it going.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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    Littleoldlady's avatar - basket
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    Posted: September 1, 2011, 11:32 am - IP Logged

    I hear ya Sully, BUT had this guy not won Lotto, no one would be interested in burglarizing his property. Why can't people win and be happy????

    Not being a lottery winner does not stop folks from breaking in your house...even with you in it!

    If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

    You never know when you will get another hit.

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: September 1, 2011, 11:44 am - IP Logged

      Not being a lottery winner does not stop folks from breaking in your house...even with you in it!

      Roger that. I Agree!


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

       

       

        sully16's avatar - sharan
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        Posted: September 1, 2011, 11:48 am - IP Logged

        No, it was probably me that missed something major cuz I didn't see the video.

        I only know what I read in the article. I can understand it then if there was all that other stuff. Thanks.

         

        TN doesn't allow backwoodsmen and hillfolk to get hi-speed internet so we can watch videos. They think we're too excitable and will see videos of people playin' banjos and start clog dancin' all over the place and embarrass the flatlander city folk in front of the yankee tourists. I'm thinkin' about starting a Political Action Committee called Hi-Speed for White Trash to demand hi-speed internet back up in here. And I'll be needin' some seed money to get it going.

        Ridge, the video, gives no answers to the questions, I asked, someone posted a link to an article, I'll check that out maybe there's more info, how reliable it is remains to be seen.

        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

        For a lead role in a cage?

         

                                                    From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

          sully16's avatar - sharan
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          Posted: September 1, 2011, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

          I read the article, sounds like both parties are lying , the cops should be fired and charges brought for destroying evidence, The victim, clearly needs to take responsibility for his own stupidity, he went out into the dead of night with a loaded weapon, hid in the bushes and laid in wait, you only do that if you have intentions to harm, clearly, I believe people have the right to defend their home and property, but he went about it the wrong way.

            Growing up in Detroit , I have witnessed many foot chases, cops don't stop to ask permission when they are chasing suspects, we always had enough sense to stay out of the way.

          Do I think cops have a right to just enter you property and look around, HE!! NO.

          IT IS ALWAYS A DOUBLE EDGE SWORD WHEN COPS ARE CHASING BAD GUYS, WHETHER IT BE ON FOOT OR IN A CAR.

          Sidenote, if you think someone is in your yard, don't confront them, you may be surprised to find there is more than one, when the one you didn't see sneaks up behind you. Call police, if you don't have a weapon, boil water, if they get in your house surprise them with hot water in their face.

          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

          For a lead role in a cage?

           

                                                      From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

            fwlawrence's avatar - Yavill
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            Posted: September 1, 2011, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

            I agree that everone should be able to remain anonymous!

            Too many Greed of Envy poeple around ............. they have the right to everything!

            A former co-worker of mine told me he "has the right" to come to my house and take what he wants, if he is "down and out" !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I told him that is why I have a gun loaded with hollow points !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

             

            On another note ........... I have won $3 on two consecutive Powerball Drawings ................. can the big win be next ?!

            Coffee

            Better be careful. Your former co-worker may think he is entitled to that $6.

              rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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              Posted: September 1, 2011, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

              I read the article, sounds like both parties are lying , the cops should be fired and charges brought for destroying evidence, The victim, clearly needs to take responsibility for his own stupidity, he went out into the dead of night with a loaded weapon, hid in the bushes and laid in wait, you only do that if you have intentions to harm, clearly, I believe people have the right to defend their home and property, but he went about it the wrong way.

                Growing up in Detroit , I have witnessed many foot chases, cops don't stop to ask permission when they are chasing suspects, we always had enough sense to stay out of the way.

              Do I think cops have a right to just enter you property and look around, HE!! NO.

              IT IS ALWAYS A DOUBLE EDGE SWORD WHEN COPS ARE CHASING BAD GUYS, WHETHER IT BE ON FOOT OR IN A CAR.

              Sidenote, if you think someone is in your yard, don't confront them, you may be surprised to find there is more than one, when the one you didn't see sneaks up behind you. Call police, if you don't have a weapon, boil water, if they get in your house surprise them with hot water in their face.

              Good info and advice sully, thanks.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                Posted: September 1, 2011, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

                No, it was probably me that missed something major cuz I didn't see the video.

                I only know what I read in the article. I can understand it then if there was all that other stuff. Thanks.

                 

                TN doesn't allow backwoodsmen and hillfolk to get hi-speed internet so we can watch videos. They think we're too excitable and will see videos of people playin' banjos and start clog dancin' all over the place and embarrass the flatlander city folk in front of the yankee tourists. I'm thinkin' about starting a Political Action Committee called Hi-Speed for White Trash to demand hi-speed internet back up in here. And I'll be needin' some seed money to get it going.

                Make it a Super PAC.

                 

                They can recieve unlimited contributions and give out unlimited money without telling anybody who they got it from, who they gave it to or how much they have.

                 

                - I realize the Supreme Court Decision was definetely the proper one, according to Constiutional Law and history, but I think that maybe the Constitution should be amended to limit how much money an individual or group can contribute to a candidate for Federal Elections.  The whole Super PAC thing just seems like a Pandora's box, and it seems like it could be harmful to Capitalism.

                  redhot7's avatar - SetforLifeLogo
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                  Posted: September 1, 2011, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

                  Wow! Ok here are my thoughts.

                   

                  1. The Lottery Curse Strikes again

                  2. Why in the world does Florida Lotto INSIST in making winners public???

                  3. Recently in "The Lottery Changed My Life" a Florida doctor who won 56 million had someone tamper with her brakes and she had to relocate to a new safer neighborhood

                  4. Let's not forget that poor Abraham Shakespeare who won 30 million was hounded by deadbeats who eventually killed him

                  Folks, we all play Lotto in hopes of living our dreams, but winning the lotto is a CURSE. Why???? Because people are EVIL.

                  Change the law NOW!!!!!!  A N O N Y M I T Y for all who win Lotto.

                  I think the police simply made a mistake here, if this guy had not won lotto, no one would be interested in burglarizing his home.

                  FLORIDA LOTTO: CHANGE YOUR POLICY!!!!  ANONYMITY FOR YOUR WINNERS PLEASE!!!!! HOW MANY PEOPLE MUST DIE?????

                  Hear, hear I Agree!

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                    Posted: September 1, 2011, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

                    Police officers shooting innocent people is nothing new. The only thing thats new is

                    that everybody got cameras on their cell phones and also cameras are everywhere.

                    I'm glad the guy who was shot sued and will get compensated heavily. Police brutality is real

                    That money's gone fo ever

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                      Posted: September 1, 2011, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

                      Hear, hear I Agree!

                      Thank you!

                      Players should be given the CHOICE whether or not to have their picture taken and name released.

                      Give people a CHOICE. In today's age with internet and other technologies, it's too easy to track down a winner and do them harm.

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                        Posted: September 1, 2011, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

                        Police officers shooting innocent people is nothing new. The only thing thats new is

                        that everybody got cameras on their cell phones and also cameras are everywhere.

                        I'm glad the guy who was shot sued and will get compensated heavily. Police brutality is real

                        Well, getting shot five times by one police officer and two times by the other (good aim) is dreadful on one's own property.  I believe that the police officers knew who owned the property, and what the homeowners looked like.  Certainly, any good training should have told the two police officers that their uniforms probably weren't identifiable in the dark, and so should have identified themselves upon hearing "halt" from possibly a homeowner!!! 

                        I think that $3.2 million dollars, nontaxable, paid by the few paying Income Tax payers was WAY, WAY TOO HIGH an award/win paid to the homeowner shot pincushion-style!  I presume that several of the neighbors, upon hearing this award, must now loath this already very wealthy family AND their city police department employees for ego centrism and stealing BIG TIME from them during their great, great, depression -- biggest and longest in U.S.A. history!

                        Finally, I'm amazed how many good workers are laid off, yet some others retain their jobs after injuring their employer and coworkers monetarily and reputation wise!

                        What?

                        Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                        Disney

                          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                          Posted: September 1, 2011, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

                          If the cops learn anything from this it should be that a 9mm doesn't get the job done very efficiently.

                          I'm guessing that's what they had after all those hits and the guy's still walkin' around.

                          Give me a 45 anyday, Kimber, if you don't mind.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

                          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                            Posted: September 1, 2011, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

                            If they would have shot the old man in the head there would have been no settlement..Case closed...

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                              Posted: September 1, 2011, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

                              I read the article, sounds like both parties are lying , the cops should be fired and charges brought for destroying evidence, The victim, clearly needs to take responsibility for his own stupidity, he went out into the dead of night with a loaded weapon, hid in the bushes and laid in wait, you only do that if you have intentions to harm, clearly, I believe people have the right to defend their home and property, but he went about it the wrong way.

                                Growing up in Detroit , I have witnessed many foot chases, cops don't stop to ask permission when they are chasing suspects, we always had enough sense to stay out of the way.

                              Do I think cops have a right to just enter you property and look around, HE!! NO.

                              IT IS ALWAYS A DOUBLE EDGE SWORD WHEN COPS ARE CHASING BAD GUYS, WHETHER IT BE ON FOOT OR IN A CAR.

                              Sidenote, if you think someone is in your yard, don't confront them, you may be surprised to find there is more than one, when the one you didn't see sneaks up behind you. Call police, if you don't have a weapon, boil water, if they get in your house surprise them with hot water in their face.

                              real shame,whats happened to one of our greatest cities.

                              last time i drove gratiot i could't belive my eyes.

                              Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.