Father Saves His Wife, Daughter And 30 People From Armed Gunman, And Then The Cops Shoot Him

BY Herschel Smith
7 months, 2 weeks ago

Via a reader, this from Free Thought Project:

Independence, Missouri – The man who should be celebrated as a hero for saving his wife, daughter, and at least 30 strangers from an armed gunman during an attempted robbery, is now recovering from a gunshot wound after police arrived at the scene and shot him.

Mike Becker, 31, told the Kansas City Star that he grabbed his handgun and rushed to the local Dollar General after he received a call from his wife saying that she, their 4-year-old daughter, and several other customers in the store were being threatened by a man with a gun.

While the customers huddled together in the back of the store, Becker’s wife hid their daughter behind bags of dog food. When Becker arrived, he said he found the gunman outside, pounding on the glass door.

“The only thing in my mind was my baby and wife,” Becker said, describing how he intervened and put his body between the gunman and the glass. “There was no way the gunman was getting in that store.”

When police officers finally arrived at the scene, Becker told the Star that he dropped his gun and raised his hands in the air, in an attempt to show police that he was not a threat.

But then the unthinkable happened—even though Becker had his hands in the air, the officers shot him with a rifle, wounding his hip. Bystanders who witnessed the scene said that they were shocked to watch officers shoot the man who was brave enough to confront the gunman.

“I was figuring, ‘How the hell do they shoot him?’ He never pointed a gun at the cops. He complied with everything they said … and then you heard a pop,” Raymond Watts told the Star.

Police eventually arrested the gunman, but despite the fact that witnesses claimed they were yelling at officers and telling them that they shot an innocent man, the officers still proceeded to put Becker in handcuffs, and they refused to let his wife near him.

Nice.  Late to the scene, a dollar short of a full stack, shoot the hero, refuse to allow succor and comfort from his most loved one, slap him in cuffs, misreport what happened, and then “investigate” the incident.

As I said before, “stay away from law enforcement, as they are the most dangerous people on the road or in neighborhoods.”  Here there was little he could do except get shot by the keystone cops, brainless dick heads with badges.  David also mentioned this today.  “But the important thing is: No officers were injured.”  All of the costumed clowns went home safely at the end of their shift.

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  1. On February 7, 2018 at 12:17 am, George said:

    This weeks Brailsford award nomination.

  2. On February 7, 2018 at 2:05 am, J said:

    Average LE and for that matter SWAT LE has no where near enough training to be armed on the streets.
    Sadly, i know this from training them.
    And this is another story and proof of my statement.
    For I(we) am(are) held to a higher standard of shoot no shoot.
    I make NO SENSE.

  3. On February 7, 2018 at 8:45 am, Pat Hines said:

    It’s hard to come up with adjectives adequate to describe the “them and us” attitude of most cops.

    At the hospital I worked in for over 13 years had security guards, no firearms. When I retired, they had become a hostile force of cops, who considered themselves authorized to control any situation, above both the nursing and physician staff. “them and us” personified.

  4. On February 7, 2018 at 8:58 am, Fred said:

    All the po-po bunched up in one spot. (Stated for no reason at all.)

  5. On February 7, 2018 at 9:16 am, Sean said:

    How many other times has a real ‘first responder’ been shot by the cops because the newly arrived ‘heroes’ don’t take the time to figure out what the hell is going on before they become frightened and lead with the gun?

  6. On February 7, 2018 at 11:27 am, revjen45 said:

    Yup, the Cylons (i.e. killer robots) do exactly what the hoplophobes accuse those of us who carry for SD of doing: shoot first and ask questions later. They have carte blanche to do such, we don’t.

  7. On February 7, 2018 at 11:40 am, PJ said:

    Cops – worse than useless, just like everybody else in government. We don’t need these assholes.

    http://www.constitution.org/lrev/roots/cops.htm

  8. On February 7, 2018 at 12:06 pm, Jack said:

    How does a ‘trained professional’ shot a standing person in the hip with a rifle? What happened to center-mass?

  9. On February 7, 2018 at 12:19 pm, NewVegasBadger said:

    During a conversation (aka interview) with a member of the local police force, she let it be known that she considered herself to be a member of a “paramilitary organization”. Those were the exact words she used. There is a vast difference in attitude and mind set between being a “peace officer” and a “law enforcement officer”. If you are part of the latter, then you WILL have an “us vs. them” mind set. You will view general public as being the enemy and in all likelihood guilty of some thing. And if you have yet to meet your quote for the month, then they will be found guilty of something. If you are told daily that your job is so dangerous that it is equal to being in a combat zone, then you will view every one as being a possible threat to your safety. Now when TV shows portray cops as being paramilitary, when they get military grade equipment, it is small wonder that they behave as soldiers in a combat zone. And yes that bright shiny badger does grant them extra rights; such as the right to shoot you and get away with it.

  10. On February 7, 2018 at 1:56 pm, Liberty4Ever said:

    If that law enforcement officer was a better shot with a rifle, he could have killed Mr. Becker and earned a two week paid vacation.

    Bad incentives lead to bad outcomes.

  11. On February 7, 2018 at 3:14 pm, Jack Crabb said:

    NWA was right all those years ago.

    Who knew?

  12. On February 7, 2018 at 8:50 pm, Ned said:

    This sort of crap was getting really old long ago. Too bad all this will mean a pair vacation for the costumed guy who attempted to murder the hero of the story.

    At least some bystanders learned some valuable lessons:

    1. Someone’s husband can get there and save the day faster than LEO’s.

    2. When the police arrive, they’re gonna shoot someone, and maybe their dog too.

    3. They will shoot and handcuff the wrong guy. Others will point this out to them, to no avail.

    Reminds me of an interchange with police:

    “Would I be in trouble if I called you an asshole?” Badged one: Yes.

    “Would I be in trouble, then, if I think you’re an asshole?” Cop: No.

    “Good. Cause I think you’re an asshole.”

  13. On February 7, 2018 at 8:51 pm, Ned said:

    paid vacation. Jeeze.

  14. On February 7, 2018 at 9:25 pm, brunop said:

    lol NWA…

  15. On February 8, 2018 at 9:44 am, revjen45 said:

    Wouldn’t it be great if the Seditionists were found guilty of Treason and sentenced to execution? Make it by firing squad and hold a drawing like for doe tags allowing participation by We the Peons. Each rifle used could have a stock inlay installed indicating its use in this historic event. Of course, the more prominent the recipient of the payload the greater the collector’s value of the rifle.

  16. On February 9, 2018 at 8:26 pm, Jorge said:

    @Jack:
    A standing human target. At maybe 20 yards, max, not moving – and if moving, doing so very slowly. You have time to take a supported position to minimize wobble.
    A halfwit with a Brown Bess could make a center mass shot at that distance, but unfortunately this police department doesn’t have recruits of that caliber.

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