Former Marine shot in Tuscon

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    SWAT team's shooting of Marine causes outrage - Yahoo! News

    Ok sounds like the cops had little to no justification for the raid. Putting that aside, they had every legal right to fire if as reported and supported by his wife and the facts he came armed to the approaching police.

    If his lawyer proves or reasonable can substantiate the claim they had no legal cause to be there ( to a reasonable persons test) then I suspect the city will have to pay.

    In my sicker depressed days I worried about just such an occurrence. My delusional paranoia and armed cops showing up at my door might have been a recipe for disaster. Fortunately they never had a reason to come to my house except the occasional single deputy looking for my daughter.
     
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    nothing like a police state to protect us from ourselves
     
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    Provide evidence we are a police State. If we were, first there would be no "evidence" they did anything wrong and second there would be no lawyer to take the case.
     
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    Fucking assholes.

    Pima county should pay.

    ANYONE could shout "police" while violently entering a person's home. This does not mean they are, and it does not mean that a private citizen should automatically believe them as they batter the door down and come in with guns drawn.

    Complete, unmitigated procedural fuckup that should not have happened. Even if it is considered the "correct" procedure, it is completely the wrong procedure.
     
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    RGS you have every right to have firearms in your house and have them in your hands when you answer the door or are on your property, at any time. I've done it on my property before.

    Just because a lawfully armed American Citizen exercises his 2nd Amendment right doesn't give Cops a reason to blow him away.
    Looks like the Cops murdered him. I hope the Police Department gets a giant legal dick up it's ass and the offending cops go to jail for a long time.
     
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    Your rights be damned. REALITY and the LAW will side with the Cops. The only way this family gets money is if there should have been no raid to begin with.

    Advocating that citizens confront a SWAT team armed is ignorant as hell. I can assure you even if he had survived but shot cops HE would be in jail. And he would be facing murder and assault charges. And unless he got a stupid Jury he would have gone to Prison.
     
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    I very rarely am speechless, however this touches me deeply there can be no justice for a life taken just punishment if warranted. I wish the family who lost some peace at this time.
     
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    Cops often get away with this kind of SNAFU.

    It's been this way as long as I can remember.
     
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