Matthew Stewart planned to 'go out shooting' if police came, ex-girlfriend testifies

Judge orders him to stand trial for capital murder in officer's death

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  • tom hyle waterfall, PA
    June 7, 2013 9:44 p.m.

    "With the relative ease that criminal thugs can impersonate police officers, it's time for police officers to stop impersonating criminal thugs."
    Beautifully stated.
    There are approximately 2,000 violent crimes, just the violent ones, committed in USA every year by persons impersonating police officers.
    It is therefore reasonable for a person to not believe cops who come busting into their house in the middle of the night, even if they do identify themselves, which in fact, they often don't.
    Would it not be better all around for the police to serve search warrants in an orderly, adult, respectful manner?

  • GiuseppeG Murray, Utah
    Nov. 3, 2012 11:58 p.m.

    re: Arizona 1

    What laws did Kathryn Johnston, Cheryl Noel, or the other 40 or so innocent people killed by no knock police raids break?

    Sorry Charlie, but with home invasions occurring and the relative ease that criminal thugs can impersonate police officers, it's time for police officers to stop impersonating criminal thugs in their methods. Will save both innocent folks AND police officers.

  • Conner Johnson
    Nov. 3, 2012 10:51 a.m.

    This is going to be quite the trial. The Task Force failed, and now they will have to answer for a military style home invasion. Could go either way.

  • Arizona1 Tucson, AZ
    Nov. 3, 2012 10:02 a.m.

    In regards to My2Cents comments, we live in a society protected by laws. In order for those laws to be upheld for the good of society, we need police officers. Those police officers were upholding the laws that they promised to uphold.

    You failed to note that we as a society have a significant voice regarding what becomes law. The majority of society has decided that drugs like marijuana are detrimental to the well-being of others and should not be allowed. If evidence is wanted to support this, just look at what this guy did. He either willfully fired upon these "oppressive...government military force[s]" or he was so deranged by his use of these illegal drugs that he had become psychologically paranoid.

    Under My2Cents definition, any government that prohibits any action whatsoever is oppressive. That's a call for anarchy that would be rejected by anyone that places the well-being of society before selfish addictions.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 3, 2012 4:15 a.m.

    Hearsay and irrelevant comments from a vengeful ex-girlfriend.

    Every american has the right and duty to act in the same manner of self defense from an oppressive and invading government military force unknown invader attacks your home. Many other Americans have proclaimed the same comment about government and agents invading their homes. Every one says this so the police acted in a wrongful manner to tear down the house and sacred sanctuary. Home invasions proclaiming they are police is common and the police failed to take that into account by the means and methods they chose to break in and search the home. Better a dead invader than victimized homeowner.

    The police here are trying to insinuate that Mathew knew of the planned invasion and prepared himslef to repel the aggression of government who had wrongfully used a search warrant to invade his home, then blow it up just for hate and criminal vengeance.

    I and millions of other americans would love to be on this jury and acquit this man of any wrong, and in-fact propose criminal invasion by the military police department.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 3, 2012 12:16 a.m.

    Doubtful that he'll ever be executed. Most likely he'll end up serving a life sentence with no chance of parole. If he doesn't like the police he really will hate the guards.