Police shoot innocent man after knocking on wrong door

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    Gotta love it when police shoot somebody just because they answered the door.

    Deputies shoot, kill man after knocking on wrong door | Local News - WESH Home

    Let me clarify a couple of things before anyone comes in here and starts defending the police.


    1. The police were at the wrong door, they admit that.
    2. It was 1:30 in the morning.
    3. The police did not announce themselves, they also admit that.
    4. They claim the guy was pointing a gun at them when he opened the door.
    The police claim that Andrew Lee Scott died because of number 4, which is ridiculous, Even if he did actually point a gun at them when he opened the door, he died because the police were reckless, They were at the knocking on the wrong door at 1:30AM without announcing themselves Scott died because the local cops thought that rules that protect the public were too much trouble.
     
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    You are an idiot, thanks for proving it.
     
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    I've answered the door with my Glock in my hand (my gun, not my d*ck) on more than one occasion.
     
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    Someone should go to prison for manslaughter. This is the very definition of manslaughter, killing someone due to negligence rather than intent.

    The shot the guy just because he's black. Unless they know for a fact that their suspect is in a unit, they should always announce themselves.
     
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    It sounds obvious that the guy had the gun in his hand because it was so late at night when someone knocked on his door. He would have carried the gun to endure he was protected if something happened.

    The officers are at fault here because they failed to identify themselves. I had thought that was a big no-no, but it seems not.

    A lot of cops seem to make up excuses as to why they shot someone. They place the blame on the victim instead of themselves.
     
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    You beat on my door at 1:30 AM without identifying yourself and you're going to see a gun pointed at you. Simple as that. That is if I even bother going to the door at that hour. I will guarantee one thing, though. Bust down my door when I don't answer it, and the first 6 through the door will leave in body bags.
     
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    Problem is, the bastards who broke your door down will see you charged with murder, even though you had a right to defend yourself.
     
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    Maybe he should have called the cops..

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    Poor dead SOB's can't testify. It's likely that since no one can say for sure what happened, these officers won't be charged.
    Telling quote that I find ironic:
    Yeah! That worked out well, didn't it?
     
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    you saw what happened last time the government was outgunned.

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    They burned the women and children alive,
     

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