Police State: Police Officer Slays Marine Sergeant In School Parking Lot...

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    Nah, we don't have a Police problem in this country. No way.


    A veteran Orange County sheriff’s deputy feared for the safety of two young girls sitting in a parked car when he shot and killed a Marine sergeant in a dark parking lot near San Clemente High School, authorities said Friday.

    Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr. was shot early Tuesday as he started to get into the SUV where his two daughters -- 9 and 14 -- were sitting, authorities said. Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the department, said the deputy was fearful that Loggins -- who he said appeared to be acting irrationally -- was about to drive off with the girls.

    "The real threat that was perceived was the safety of the children," Amormino said.

    "The deputy formed an opinion that he had a deep concern for the children, that he would not allow Mr. Loggins to drive away with the kids," Amormino said.

    A former commanding officer said Loggins routinely went to the school with his daughters during the early-morning hours to walk the track and read the Bible.

    Amormino said Loggins was not armed and that it doesn’t appear the incident was alcohol- or drug-related.

    The shooting is being investigated by the Orange County district attorney's office. The deputy, a 15-year veteran, is on paid leave, which is routine in officer-involved shootings.

    Police officer slays Marine sergeant in school parking lot | The Daily Caller
     
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    Did the cop holler out "Stop" or anything?????
     
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    Does that really matter? He shot the man dead right in front of his children. Whether the cop hollered "Stop" or anything really doesn't matter now for that poor guy and his kids. Murder was not this cop's only recourse. He will have to be held accountable for his crime.
     
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    Lets see what the investigation brings.
     
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    How does that prove we are a police State?
     
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    Sounds to me like this article was written by someone who is not telling the whole story, too much left out of this, I dont see a police officer just shooting someone like that. I will wait to hear the whole story before forming an opinion.
     
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    The man was unarmed. Shooting him dead was not necessary. It's very sad.
     
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    from a link on the OP linked page, to a related piece...

    Union blames Marine killed by deputy for fatal shooting - latimes.com

    two sides to every story. The truth is usually in between someplace.
     
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    If he is acting erratically, and failing to comply with orders the police can use force. He should have tazed him before anything else though, but if time was imminent he did what he had to do to save the girls. Do I agree with it? Nope, but I wasn't there so I cannot judge the officer, I did not see what he seen.
     

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