Chicago police officer responding to call fatally shoots 2

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  • VIDAR Murray, UT
    Dec. 28, 2015 3:56 p.m.

    None of these people acted violently:
    Kenneth B. Walker 39 years old Columbus, Georgia: pulled over in an SUV by police in a drug investigation. No drugs or weapons were found, but Walker was shot in the head. Walker was a devoted husband and father, a respected member of his church, and a 15-year middle-management employee of Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
    Deputy David Glisson, who killed Walker, was fired three months later for failing to cooperate in an investigation into the shooting.
    Accelyne Williams 75 years old Boston, Massachusetts: Accelyne was a retired Methodist Minister and substance abuse counselor. After an informant gave police a bad address, Williams was tackled to the floor and his hands tied behind his back. He died of a heart attack.
    Rudolfo “Rudy” Cardenas 43 years old San Jose: Rudy was a father of five who was passing by a house targeted by narcotics officers attempting to serve a parole violation warrant and the police mistakenly thought he was the one they were there to arrest. They chased Cardenas, and he fled, apparently afraid of them (they were not uniformed). Cardenas was shot multiple times in the back.

  • VIDAR Murray, UT
    Dec. 28, 2015 3:41 p.m.

    Salt Lake City, UT

    Following directions or being completely innocent does not guarantee safety from police
    John Adams 64 years old Lebanon, Tennessee:
    Shot to death during a SWAT drug raid while watching TV. The house didn’t match the description on the warrant.
    Annie Rae Dixon 84 years old Tyler, Texas: Bedridden with pneumonia during a drug raid. Officer kicked open her bedroom door and accidentally shot her.
    Willie Heard 46 years old Osawatomie, Kansas:
    SWAT conducted a no-knock drug raid, complete with flash-bang grenades. Heard was shot to death in front of his wife and 16-year-old daughter who had cried for help. Fearing home invasion, he was holding an empty rifle. The raid was at the wrong house
    Ismael Mena 45 years old Denver, Colorado: Mena was killed when police barged into his house looking for drugs. They had the wrong address.
    Alberto Sepulveda 11 years old Modesto, California: Alberto was killed by a shotgun blast to the back while following police orders and lying face down on the floor during a SWAT raid. He was a seventh-grader at Prescott Senior Elementary School.

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 28, 2015 1:12 p.m.

    @DN I have said for some time now if your loved one is suicidal DO NOT CALL THE COPS They will help your loved one achieve their goal. Pretty sad when they are supposed to be who to call when you need help. By the way my job (truck driver) is one the list of the twelve most dangerous professions in America. Police officer is not on that list.

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 27, 2015 4:51 p.m.

    In the violent shooting gallery of South Chicago, who knows what the facts are? More people have been killed in Chicago during 2003-2013 than US forces in Iraq during the same period and yet we focus of foreign wars. Let our government generate an effective plan to deal with Chicago, Memphis, Baltimore, Newark, Oakland, South LA and New Orleans, to name a dew, rather than our futile efforts at nation building.

  • Contrarius mid-state, TN
    Dec. 27, 2015 1:33 p.m.

    @PorLibertad --

    "If citizens don't want police to intervene then deal with these problems yourselves and don't call the police. That should satisfy their concerns shouldn't it?"

    Seriously? Has it really come down to "don't call the police unless you want to get shot?"

    "Police lives matter!"

    If a cop can't do his job without shooting an unarmed bystander, he needs to be doing a different job.

  • PorLibertad Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 27, 2015 12:12 p.m.

    Still too many unanswered questions but I do assert that 99.5% of the time police will not use deadly force unless there is a violent individual threatening their life and safety. If people don't want to get shot by police, don't act threatening or violent toward them.

    If citizens don't want police to intervene then deal with these problems yourselves and don't call the police. That should satisfy their concerns shouldn't it?

    Police lives matter!

  • Contrarius mid-state, TN
    Dec. 27, 2015 11:24 a.m.

    @DN Subscriber --

    "Yeah, but whay were the cops called in the first place if he was not causing any problems?"

    Hellloooooo, cops are supposed to *help* people with problems -- not kill them.

    On the face of it, it sounds as though this kid may have been having a psychotic break. Do we really think mental illness is a capital offense?

    And, pray tell, what was that *woman* doing wrong, to deserve getting shot for?

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 26, 2015 8:47 p.m.

    You know the cops will be blamed, and that the dead guy will be eulogized as a harmless youth turning his life around. Yeah, but whay were the cops called in the first place if he was not causing any problems?

    The cops cannot win, they are blamed if an attacking perp is harmed, and they are blamed if they do not show up when domestic violence is taking place.

    The "community" needs to figure out if they want cops to respond to calls, or if they want the cops to stay away and live by the laws of the jungle where the fittest will survive.