by Duluth News Tribune
August 27, 2010 at 7:54 am in Duluth News Tribune
Pine County Sheriff’s deputies were involved in an armed standoff with a man in a semi in the parking lot of Grand Casino Hinckley early this morning. Continue Reading
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so, let me get this straight. this officer was being threatened with a gun by a crazy semi-driving trucker and yet he didn’t shoot. However, when a police officer is in his car and being threatened by a 17 year old boy with a bat, he shoots to kill.
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So the tribe doesn’t pay taxes or share any revenue from the casino (MN is the only state that allows Indian casinos but doesn’t see 1 penny) but they call for police/fire when they need it? Time for a competeing racino?
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Just legalize gambling. The only reason I can start a casino is because I’m the wrong race. That is a pernicious situation.
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Not Interesting at all in my mind. I think DISTANCE involved may have been a Big Factor. I will bet the semi truck driver hadn’t already Shot out any windows and wasn’t standing next to the squads or officers at the Stand-off.
Threatening officers with a shotgun and
Shooting at officers is a big difference. Obviously the semi truck driver wasn’t ‘drawing a bead’ on a Specific Officer or he could have been shot.
As I recall, on the range the man who had gone to his wife or ex-wife’s house with a shotgun got out of his car and after he was told by the officer to put down the gun, the man instead chose to bring the shotgun up to his shoulder and point it at the officer. THAT man was Shot…..Dead IIRC.
Since you don’t know the whole story, you are premature in your Assumptions.
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I was not referring to the Iron Range incident at all, that incident was totally different than the one involving the 17 year old kid. And that 17 year old kid was not “shooting” out any windows or “shooting at an officer”. He was wielding a bat. No one has asked the question, “why didn’t the office swing his door open and try knock the kid down?” I just don’t see any reason this kid had to die because he was threatening an officer with a bat. Police are trained for these type of situations and I fully believe DEADLY FORCE was not warranted in this situation.
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Heather…..understood…..but you DID compare the gun wielding semi driver to the bat wielding teenager which is ALSO TOTALLY DIFFERENT. Think what you like about anything…..but don’t compare Apples and Oranges and Not Expect to get fruit salad. The Bottom Line is….It wasn’t YOUR LIFE on the line in Any of these circumstances and it wasn’t You who had a Nano-Second to make a decision on whether you went home that day or not. My final response to you…..as you are entitled to your opinion.
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Heather seems very good at minimization. The DPD officer did use his training, Heather. And that question was asked before.
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Dâ€¦Public Law-280 (1953) gave full civil and criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country (with the exception of the Red Lake Reservation) to the State of Minnesota. Thus, county/state law enforcement has a duty to respond to criminal complaints since itâ€™s under their jurisdiction.
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Nothing good ever happens at 4am.
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