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Liberal_in_LA

(44,397 posts)
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 03:34 PM Nov 2014

off duty Texas cop responds to honk with bullet aimed at motorist's head

A reserve police officer in Houston has been charged in the shooting on a woman in an apparent road rage incident in which he shot her in the head.

Kenneth Caplan, the reserve deputy, cut the woman off and she responded by honking her horn. Caplan then got out of his car and shot her; the bullet grazed her in the head.

“I honestly got a taste of death. My heart was slowing down and I couldn’t really breathe,” the woman, who wants to protect her identity, told NBC2 in Houston. ”He was aiming at me and I thought he was going to cuss me out. It didn’t register that I was, you know, going to get shot. The blood was in between my nails, just crazy blood, and all over my cellphone, just covered.”

Investigators said Caplan’s female passenger leaned back in her seat while Caplan shot at the woman’s car. Caplan reportedly fled the scene, and has been charged with aggravated assault. The woman was hospitalized, but had “non life-threatening injuries.”

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/texas-reserve-police-officer-shoots-woman-in-face-in-road-rage-incident/

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off duty Texas cop responds to honk with bullet aimed at motorist's head (Original Post) Liberal_in_LA Nov 2014 OP
Give the guy a break. Socal31 Nov 2014 #1
This is one of the good guys or non criminal upaloopa Nov 2014 #2
I'm quite sure you believe that's true- I, for one, would *never* imply that a fellow DUer... friendly_iconoclast Nov 2014 #10
ammophobic AAAAAAAAAAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHHHAHAAAGHA belzabubba333 Nov 2014 #13
"Never serve a dish you wouldn't want to eat." friendly_iconoclast Nov 2014 #16
theyre all good guys/gals with guns until they kill with someone belzabubba333 Nov 2014 #14
I'll wager the badge motivated him more than the gun did. nt Nuclear Unicorn Nov 2014 #20
Actually, he's one of the cops anti-self defense sorts rely on to enforce gun control laws. nt Nuclear Unicorn Nov 2014 #19
So he's not? BrotherIvan Nov 2014 #38
Yeap. Another responsible gun owner until he wasn't. Something the madinmaryland Nov 2014 #24
We get that the concept of "precrime" is un-American. Do you? friendly_iconoclast Nov 2014 #33
Obviously you and Wayne LaPierre do not... madinmaryland Nov 2014 #37
Explain, if you would- your statement is somewhat...murky friendly_iconoclast Dec 2014 #43
road rage or roid rage olddots Nov 2014 #3
When are police departments going to start testing these bastards Warpy Nov 2014 #11
Athletes are role models for our youth Fumesucker Nov 2014 #32
Agree 100% BrotherIvan Nov 2014 #40
"aggravated assault" ScreamingMeemie Nov 2014 #4
She was honking like a demon. bravenak Nov 2014 #5
'jaydriving' ScreamingMeemie Nov 2014 #6
I know. bravenak Nov 2014 #7
I am too. ScreamingMeemie Nov 2014 #9
Either laugh or go completely out of your mind... NoJusticeNoPeace Nov 2014 #27
She had honked at somebody up the road BrotherIvan Nov 2014 #41
WE NEED MORE "GOOD COP" THREADS OBVIOUSLY!!! Katashi_itto Nov 2014 #8
#notallcops belzabubba333 Nov 2014 #15
You stake your life on that idea. Not me. Katashi_itto Nov 2014 #23
I'm sure there's a perfectly logical explanation gollygee Nov 2014 #12
Some cops behave like delicate little flowers over the smallest things, I declare. nc4bo Nov 2014 #17
Caplan probably is contacting Ferg PD about a recent position that has just open. nt NCjack Nov 2014 #18
and remember only cops should have firearms... ileus Nov 2014 #21
Yes, she should have been armed so she could shoot back. louis-t Nov 2014 #22
After the incident in Illinois a few years back where a nut shot up a lecture hall, the gunsters Doctor_J Nov 2014 #26
No shit, that there is downright HIlarious NoJusticeNoPeace Nov 2014 #28
You *do* realize people just might not want to answer your questions, right? friendly_iconoclast Nov 2014 #31
Since you read no such posting at DU, where *did* you read this? friendly_iconoclast Nov 2014 #30
Sounds like Daily Kos. Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2014 #34
Well give me slightly expanded explanations of these attitudes among the 2A crowd Doctor_J Nov 2014 #39
None of the first two statements were made about the incident in the OP... friendly_iconoclast Dec 2014 #44
"(T)hat's where ammosexuals go with this story?" friendly_iconoclast Nov 2014 #29
Only in Texass! n.t. RoccoR5955 Nov 2014 #25
That's a bullshit post... ScreamingMeemie Nov 2014 #35
But what had she been up hours before, HUH? WinkyDink Nov 2014 #36
No a RESERVE police officer did a stupid thing whistler162 Nov 2014 #42

Socal31

(2,484 posts)
1. Give the guy a break.
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 03:37 PM
Nov 2014

It states he is a reserve officer. Obviously he was trying to show his boss he is ready to be one of the big boys.

upaloopa

(11,417 posts)
2. This is one of the good guys or non criminal
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 03:39 PM
Nov 2014

with a gun that we are told by gunners that we needn't worry about.

 

friendly_iconoclast

(15,333 posts)
10. I'm quite sure you believe that's true- I, for one, would *never* imply that a fellow DUer...
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 05:01 PM
Nov 2014

...would tell a deliberate untruth in order to promote an ammophobic agenda.

Of course, you have an example of someone actually making such an idiotic statement
and will be sharing it with us Real Soon Now.

You do, don't you?

 

belzabubba333

(1,237 posts)
13. ammophobic AAAAAAAAAAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHHHAHAAAGHA
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 05:06 PM
Nov 2014

ammosexual begets ammophobic we're all frank luntz-es now

 

belzabubba333

(1,237 posts)
14. theyre all good guys/gals with guns until they kill with someone
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 05:07 PM
Nov 2014

but hey ebola didnt kill people, people kill people just the same with guns

Warpy

(111,245 posts)
11. When are police departments going to start testing these bastards
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 05:04 PM
Nov 2014

for steroid abuse? They go nuts testing athletes but cops are immune from it and incidents like this one are the result.

We've got a real epidemic of bad cops with hair trigger tempers and steroid abuse might be one of the major reasons for it.

BrotherIvan

(9,126 posts)
40. Agree 100%
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 09:39 PM
Nov 2014

You have to take a piss test to work at McDonald's but not to be a public servant with a gun and a (seemingly impenetrable get out of jail forever) shield? Along with cameras, this would be one of the biggest changes I would support.

 

bravenak

(34,648 posts)
5. She was honking like a demon.
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 03:59 PM
Nov 2014

He felt like a five year old fighting a monster car. She was in the middle of the street, jaydriving.

ScreamingMeemie

(68,918 posts)
9. I am too.
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 04:28 PM
Nov 2014

I live in Houston, and we do a horrible job of analyzing and vetting people as actual human beings before giving them a badge.
I've run into far too many of the type who should never own a gun much less drive a cop car on a weekly basis.

gollygee

(22,336 posts)
12. I'm sure there's a perfectly logical explanation
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 05:05 PM
Nov 2014

as to why a police officer would shoot someone in the head for honking the horn. We should wait for the facts.

(/sarcasm . . .if not clear.)

nc4bo

(17,651 posts)
17. Some cops behave like delicate little flowers over the smallest things, I declare.
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 05:21 PM
Nov 2014

These are the bullies, the thugs, the god complexed assholes charged with keeping the peace and the law.

Our attitude might change if they were outed and booted from their respective departments.........unless of course their departments are staffed with members of the kkk and other racists shit.

Yet here they are walking above the law and using the law to hide themselves or to justify their actions.

Too many psychos with big egos getting badges.

louis-t

(23,292 posts)
22. Yes, she should have been armed so she could shoot back.
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 05:45 PM
Nov 2014
Really? that's where ammosexuals go with this story?
 

Doctor_J

(36,392 posts)
26. After the incident in Illinois a few years back where a nut shot up a lecture hall, the gunsters
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:34 PM
Nov 2014

posted that if all 100 students in the hall had been armed, it would have ended better - 100 20-year-olds firing pistols in one room. They're kind of funny when considered in the right light.

NoJusticeNoPeace

(5,018 posts)
28. No shit, that there is downright HIlarious
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:58 PM
Nov 2014

Also, remember, nobody has guns for self defense or because they fear anything, that I know cuz I asked right here on DU and not a single gun owner would admit owning a gun out of fear or over concern or for self protection.

 

friendly_iconoclast

(15,333 posts)
31. You *do* realize people just might not want to answer your questions, right?
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 07:36 PM
Nov 2014

As an aside, I find it somewhat amusing that your avatar is a portrait of a man
that advocated armed self-protection...

Erich Bloodaxe BSN

(14,733 posts)
34. Sounds like Daily Kos.
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 07:44 PM
Nov 2014

Although half the time, it's operating like DU does, with people posting things they found elsewhere on the net, so the original comments could have come from anywhere.

 

Doctor_J

(36,392 posts)
39. Well give me slightly expanded explanations of these attitudes among the 2A crowd
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 09:38 PM
Nov 2014

"The only person who can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun"

"The problem is that these schools are all 'gun-free' zones so the shooter is the only one with a gun"

And, two posts above this one, (slight paraphrase), "this wouldn't be as bad if the victim also had a gun"

How would any of these help in the situation in this OP, or in the NIU massacre?

 

friendly_iconoclast

(15,333 posts)
44. None of the first two statements were made about the incident in the OP...
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 03:30 PM
Dec 2014

...and the quip in post #21 was a piss-take on an attitude held by some
of those on your side of this issue

As for NIU? Fewer people *may* have died-or not, there's way to know now.

Certainly public universities in Utah and Colorado (amongst other places)
haven't had problems with students carrying guns in classrooms.
The subject was discussed rather thoroughly in this thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=118x322788#322788

 

friendly_iconoclast

(15,333 posts)
29. "(T)hat's where ammosexuals go with this story?"
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 07:05 PM
Nov 2014

Your reply might have been a little more relevent if your interlocutor had
actually said that...

That's at least the second reply to things that haven't actually been said on this thread.

Seems there's been a bountiful harvest of...




...this year, and much of it has ended up in this thread.



 

whistler162

(11,155 posts)
42. No a RESERVE police officer did a stupid thing
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 09:42 PM
Nov 2014

why use a incorrect term when the correct term is almost as bad. Oh wait... I just answered my own question!

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