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Sat Aug 16, 2014, 06:49 PM

 

Waistband Shootings

Last Thursday, a San Diego Police Department detective fired into a home before serving a drug warrant, wounding two men. The detective apparently attempted to knock on a window, causing the window to shatter. She then says she saw one of the men reaching for a gun. There were six people inside the house. None of them had a gun.

•Last month, deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department shot and killed 33-year-old Michael Napier while serving a drug warrant. Napier was in the garage working on a bicycle when the police confronted him. They say they opened fire when he appeared to reach for his waistband. Police later reported that Napier was unarmed.

•Last April, police in El Cajon, a town in San Diego County, fatally shot homeless man Raymond Lee Goodlow after attempting to pull him over for riding his bicycle on a sidewalk. Police say they fired because Goodlow reached into his waistband. He was not carrying a gun, although they did apparently find two knives in other parts of his clothing.

•In another “waistband” shooting, a San Diego Police Department Officer shot and killed Angel Miguel Lopez, a fugitive parolee, last January when he fled as a SWAT team descended on the house where he was hiding out. Lopez is the least sympathetic of these victims—he had a long record, including a prison stint for armed robbery. But in the coverage of the shooting, I’ve yet to discern whether or not he was actually armed.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/03/03/a-rash-of-police-shootings-in-san-diego/

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exboyfil Aug 2014 #1
justiceischeap Aug 2014 #2
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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 07:04 PM

1. It is so hard to find a good drop gun these days

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 07:36 PM

2. Drop guns are so last decade

Everyone has waistbands (unless they're naked and then they have butt cracks).

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 07:37 PM

3. The cops have watched too many gangsta movies

Gravity has a tendency to make ones hands fall towards your waist area, gun or no.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 09:31 PM

4. Before it gets locked for being off topic,

the OP could use some comments suggesting how it fits into the GD guidelines.

Your beltline is the most common area for weapons. One should not be reaching to there when the police have you at gunpoint.

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