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#1 Jeebus

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:21 AM

Cops say he had a gun.

"Residents" say he had a cell phone, and the cops beat him on the ground and then shot him. :rolleyes:

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Rodriguez said officers from the department's special enforcement section were in the Douglass Homes area, working on "intelligence" they had gathered that led them to believe a suspect was about to commit a crime near or in a local business. Rodriguez declined to identify the business or describe how far away it was from where the chase ended.

Police pursued the man to the Douglass Homes courtyard, where he fought them as they tried to take him into custody, Rodriguez said. At some point, the man produced a weapon and, fearing for their lives, three officers shot him multiple times, Rodriguez said. No officers were injured, and Rodriguez said a weapon was recovered at the scene. Rodriguez would not say what kind of weapon was recovered.

Witnesses at the scene offered a different version of what happened once the man was inside the Douglass Homes courtyard, with the man holding a cellphone in his hand but not a gun, and the officers beating him while he lay on the ground before he was shot.


Twitter reports from some people say the perp was 15 years old.

I do have one issue with the "official" story - it says they pronounced him dead at the hospital, but the lack of aid being rendered by the cop leaning on the fence leads me to believe they pronounced him dead at the scene.

Read more: http://www.baltimore...y#ixzz2e1Hd8qkb

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:58 AM

I do have one issue with the "official" story - it says they pronounced him dead at the hospital, but the lack of aid being rendered by the cop leaning on the fence leads me to believe they pronounced him dead at the scene.


That's because, officially, neither police officers nor paramedics can "pronounce" anyone dead. Only licensed medical personnel can do that. The guy may very well have been dead at the scene, but unless a doctor comes out, no one can "pronounce" him dead until he reaches the hospital.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:59 AM

Justin Fenton ‏@justin_fenton 48m
Police say they haven't located next of kin for male shot and killed in Douglass homes last night; confirmation on age not provided either


Unbelievable.

Isn't some parent wondering where their 15 yo son is?

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 01:06 PM

I'm glad the officers were able to kill him without getting hurt themselves.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 01:21 PM

Of course, the "residents" are going to defend this criminal:

“They’re grown men. They could have easily laid that boy down and did what they had to do. Why use your gun?” neighbor Melvin Williams said.


It's very unfortunate that this kid died. However, he could have simply laid his gun down and still be alive.

Kudos to the police for doing their job and taking yet another dangerous criminal off the streets. Too bad there are already at least a dozen more ready to take his place.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 01:36 PM

Of course, the "residents" are going to defend this criminal:


It's very unfortunate that this kid died. However, he could have simply laid his gun down and still be alive.

Kudos to the police for doing their job and taking yet another dangerous criminal off the streets. Too bad there are already at least a dozen more ready to take his place.


I actually listened to WOLB for a little bit this morning after seeing this story on the news to hear what their callers were saying and it was disturbing. They seemed to be more concerned that the police shot him rather than the fact that yet another person with an illegal gun ~ and at that age ~ was quite possibly up to something bad or that they could have put the gun down and given up. :(

#7 Jeebus

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:55 PM

Justin Fenton ‏@justin_fenton 1h
Man killed yesterday identified as Donte Bennett, 25. Records: Had open VOP warrant on drug case that could have sent him to prison for9 yrs


Shocker. A man facing a 9-year prison sentence pulls a gun on the cops.

#8 Jeebus

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 04:20 PM

Apparently the entire confrontation was captured on one of the crime cameras (shocker) placed all around Douglas Homes projects.

2 witnesses have come forward giving the exact same version as police - that the thug pulled a gun and the police were in danger.

In addition to the possible 9 year sentence Donte was facing, his record includes 18 other arrests.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:03 PM

1...2...3...He was a good boy who loved his Moms, he was gonna go back to school and get his life together, he just got caught up with the wrong people.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:13 PM

"He was a good person," [his mother] said. "He had a rough childhood, but everyone out here does things they may regret, but pretty much he was a good person and was just trying to get his life together."


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#11 Jeebus

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:13 AM

Why does an inner city Section 8 housing project need cameras everywhere?

I haven't seen those cameras in Homeland, The Orchards, or Roland Park.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 09:09 PM

That's because, officially, neither police officers nor paramedics can "pronounce" anyone dead. Only licensed medical personnel can do that. The guy may very well have been dead at the scene, but unless a doctor comes out, no one can "pronounce" him dead until he reaches the hospital.



Paramedics are licensed personnel and yes medics can pronounce on scene.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 09:10 PM

Unbelievable.

Isn't some parent wondering where their 15 yo son is?


Really?

#14 Clandestine

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 09:11 PM

Apparently the entire confrontation was captured on one of the crime cameras (shocker) placed all around Douglas Homes projects.

2 witnesses have come forward giving the exact same version as police - that the thug pulled a gun and the police were in danger.

In addition to the possible 9 year sentence Donte was facing, his record includes 18 other arrests.


One less POS the city has to deal with!!!

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:51 AM

Shocker. A man facing a 9-year prison sentence pulls a gun on the cops.


So the ghetto "witnesses" lied that he only had a cell phone
They lied that he was 15
They lied that these cops beat the thug up and shot him while he was defensless on the ground
very typical that they lie to defend an armed felon looking to victimize people in there own neighboorhood over the cops trying to stop criminals.
Ghetto people are truly the biggest idiots in the world and deserve the dangerous crappy neighboorhoods they live in, and liberals want to section 8 these people who hate the cops and support violent felons into civilized neighborhoods, go figure.

#16 Clandestine

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 09:09 PM

So the ghetto "witnesses" lied that he only had a cell phone
They lied that he was 15
They lied that these cops beat the thug up and shot him while he was defensless on the ground
very typical that they lie to defend an armed felon looking to victimize people in there own neighboorhood over the cops trying to stop criminals.
Ghetto people are truly the biggest idiots in the world and deserve the dangerous crappy neighboorhoods they live in, and liberals want to section 8 these people who hate the cops and support violent felons into civilized neighborhoods, go figure.


You've just learned Baltimore City 101

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:14 PM

Paramedics are licensed personnel and yes medics can pronounce on scene.


No, they can not pronounce. They can determine that they can no longer assist the victim. They also can tell the police he is dead. Only a doctor can pronounce death.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:40 AM

No, they can not pronounce. They can determine that they can no longer assist the victim. They also can tell the police he is dead. Only a doctor can pronounce death.


In Baltimore City, paramedics CAN pronounce. EMT "B's" can not.

#19 Jeebus

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:06 AM

No, they can not pronounce..... Only a doctor can pronounce death.


Not true. They can, as of July 1, 2013.

The Maryland Medical Protocols for Emergency Medical Services Providers
Effective July 1, 2013
Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems


Protocol Changes

• Pronouncement of Death in the Field

EMS providers will be enabled to pronounce death in the field
In presuming death, this has been happening de facto. This change will allow EMS providers
to legally declare an individual as dead



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:11 AM

a lot of conflicting info about this shooting. hopefully they figure out what truly happened




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