Rifle Police Shoot Man In The Back As He Jogs Away

BY Herschel Smith
4 weeks, 1 day ago

Denver Post.

A man killed last month by Rifle police stood on the edge of a bridge with a gun pointed toward his chest, threatened to jump and then jogged away from officers before he was shot in the back, newly released video footage of the shooting shows.

David Lane, a Denver civil rights lawyer who represents the family of Allan George, released video recorded by a passerby who stopped to watch police engage with the 57-year-old. Lane called the shooting “cold-blooded murder” and accused investigators of trying to cover for the cops who fired shots.

Police had pulled George over because he was wanted on a warrant for possession of child pornography …

So if he’s guilty of that he’s surely a Putz, but shooting a man in the back as he attempts to flee was handled by Tennessee v. Garner.  The Supreme Court spoke … or so I thought.

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  1. On September 17, 2019 at 3:46 am, Dan said:

    Absolutely NO QUESTION this was MURDER. State Sanctioned Murder…..because NOTHING will happen to that criminal pinned to a badge. The man CLEARLY had nothing in his hands….had put the weapon
    he had been holding down. He was running AWAY from the badgemonkey
    and posed NO CREDIBLE THREAT TO ANYONE. This is a classic textbook
    example of state sanctioned murder.

  2. On September 17, 2019 at 5:45 am, ragman said:

    And after an “internal investigation” our hero will be totally justified in this shooting. They wonder why they are hated?

  3. On September 17, 2019 at 7:27 am, Bram said:

    What’s the rule on a fleeing suspect who is clearly armed? That was the one exception the rule when I was guarding places for Uncle Sam.

    For example, somebody who appears unarmed is in a restricted area and runs away – let him go. If somebody is running out of the armory with an M-60 – he gets shot.

  4. On September 17, 2019 at 8:13 am, Ned said:

    Yeah – he looked like a real threat, jogging slowly away unarmed and all.

    I bet the POPO are not going to be happy about this video. Someone may even end up on paid leave for a few weeks because of it.

  5. On September 17, 2019 at 8:52 am, revjen45 said:

    1) “Someone may even end up on paid leave for a few weeks because of it.”
    You have a lot more faith in THE SYSTEM than I do. That Horiuchi/Brailsford clone will walk, just like they did. He will do time on a desk, just like any Sturmmann after blowing a way an unarmed Peon. Then he gets his rifle back and turned loose on The Peons again. They may even reiterate what a hero he is/was for saving us from that unarmed man who was running away.

    2) Any time you are dealing with the police you are in mortal peril.

  6. On September 17, 2019 at 9:40 am, Longbow said:

    Bram:

    Theft of a weapon in the Military is a different story.

    Nothing here indicates he broke into an armory and stole a weapon.

    Law Imposement may use deadly force to preserve from harm innocents or themselves, just as YOU may. The suicidal man appeared to pose no threat to anyone at the time he was killed. He wasn’t brandishing. He wasn’t threatening. His back was turned. He was running away from danger (a man in a Super Hero Costume was aiming a rifle at him).

    A man was killed for “Failure to Grovel”.

    Or, the Waingro excuse will usually work, “Look, I had to get it on, man. He Was making’ a move. I had to get it on!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3WXToI4AYE

  7. On September 17, 2019 at 5:28 pm, June J said:

    Badged Thug, “sir, no need to shoot your self or jump off the cliff. Just jog away and I’ll end it for you.”

    If there was even a slim chance this jack boot thug was going to prison for murder….we know he won’t.

  8. On September 17, 2019 at 6:45 pm, George said:

    It will be declared justified because: 1. He was an armed man fleeing the service of a felony warrant. The logic being that a suspect like this one could have later put others in danger if officers had to continue pursuing him. 2. Depending on the state law in Colorado he could be considered a fleeing felon. In many states it is legal for police to shoot a fleeing felon.

    Please do not conclude that I agree with this action. I Think shooting the guy in the back showed very poor judgement. The guy was not showing any aggression towards anyone and it was obvious that he was tired. The cops could have followed him a bit and forced him toward the hill and it would have probably been over shortly with no one hurt.

  9. On September 17, 2019 at 8:59 pm, brentg said:

    Every single one of them are heroes.

  10. On September 18, 2019 at 4:57 pm, Longbow said:

    Well, at least they stopped the man from committing suicide. That would have been just terrible!

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