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Sun Aug 23, 2015, 12:08 AM

Black man armed with metal pipe..... subdued by San Diego Police, NOT KILLED!

In what is become rarer today, a black male, unarmed or armed, is actually disarmed and subdued by the police and not shot!

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http://www.cbs8.com/story/29857596/man-arrested-after-standoff-with-police-downtown


{ The article doesn't state he is black, but the accompanying video shows him}


LITTLE ITALY (CBS 8) - A possible transient carrying a metal rod was arrested in Little Italy Saturday.

San Diego police said the man was acting erratically when they approached him around 8:50 a.m. at the Farmer's Market in the 1600 block of State Street.

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For about 45 minutes multiple San Diego Police officers had the man surrounded. The area in front of the Barbery barber shop was blocked off to patrons as many stood and watched.

"We attempted to establish communication with him, we asked him repeatedly to drop the weapon, we didn't want him to get hurt, we didn't want to get hurt," said Lt. Kevin Mayer.

Police employed a number of resources, including two dogs and shields.

Meanwhile, the man kept talking to himself until finally police used pepper spray and then took him down before placing handcuffs on him. He was put on a stretcher, where he kept moving his feet as he was placed inside an ambulance.

According to police, the man was taken to a hospital to be evaluated for possible mental health issues.

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You mean, it's actually possible to subdue a suspect, armed or unarmed, without having to shoot them?
The police can employ pepper spray on a suspect and not a hail of bullets?
Wow, who would have thought such a situation wouldn't ultimately require a visit from the county coroner?

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Reply Black man armed with metal pipe..... subdued by San Diego Police, NOT KILLED! (Original post)
4lbs Aug 2015 OP
Mnemosyne Aug 2015 #1
malokvale77 Aug 2015 #2
Glassunion Aug 2015 #6
ncjustice80 Aug 2015 #3
Glassunion Aug 2015 #5
steve2470 Aug 2015 #8
NuclearDem Aug 2015 #4
Glassunion Aug 2015 #7
randys1 Aug 2015 #9

Response to 4lbs (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 12:21 AM

1. How sad that it's news when an AA doesn't get killed. nt

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Response to 4lbs (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 12:24 AM

2. Well...

knock me over with a feather.

A rare happening. But still, dogs and pepper spray?

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 05:10 PM

6. IMHO the pepper spray was the way to go.

It gave the officers the opportunity to get a hold of him.

I watched the video at the link, and I did not see the dogs being used.

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Response to 4lbs (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 12:28 AM

3. A little bit of overkill.

How much money do we dump in their training and they don't have some kind of judo chop to knock a metal pipe or knife out of some homeless guys hands?

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Response to ncjustice80 (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 05:07 PM

5. That only really works in the movies.

There really is no magical one-size-fits-all "judo chop" out there to disarm someone with a knife or metal pipe.

IMHO this is how the police should work. The guy with the pipe was arrested and taken to the hospital for evaluation. No one else went to the hospital. In a perfect world, this is how violent encounters should end.

In the UK, where the vast majority of officers do not carry firearms, they have similar tactics.

Here is a video where a person was being violent and threatening with a machete. It took 30+ officers, some pepper spray, and a riot shield to stop this man, and get him to the hospital for help.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 05:17 PM

8. I remember that video, in this country that guy would have been killed nt

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Response to 4lbs (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 12:28 AM

4. Holy shit, it IS possible!

 

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Response to 4lbs (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 05:12 PM

7. K&R.

This is how it should work for everyone in this country.

They somehow can pull it off in other countries without shooting the person 65 times. I think we can too.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 12:51 PM

9. Should, is right. And BLM is working to make that happen, check my sig for link to

both my twitter account about voting and CAMPAIGN ZERO

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