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Off duty cop stands his ground in Chicago

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by yakimaman, Aug 14, 2012.

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  1. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    An off-duty police officer was riding his motorcycle down First Avenue in the Maywood section of Chicago Saturday night when he crashed into a 4-year-old girl who was trying to cross the road with her older cousin. The 43-year-old officer then shot and killed her father in an altercation that followed, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

    Taniyah Middleton and her 18-year-old cousin were crossing First Avenue at the same time an unnamed off-duty officer was riding his motorcycle on that road. Approaching the pair, the officer allegedly did not see them until it was too late, and in an effort to avoid them, jumped off his motorcycle. The motorcycle then skidded into the little girl.

    Hearing all the commotion, the girl’s father, 26-year-old Christopher Middleton, ran outside their home. Immediately after he realized what happened, Middleton allegedly started attacking the officer, and at some point during the confrontation, the officer was able to reach for his gun and shot the girl’s father in the groin.

    Christopher Middleton was pronounced dead at the hospital, while his daughter is being treated for her injuries.

    A relative told local Chicago station WLS, “Her face was skinned…she’s in a lot of pain right now.”

    LETS' SEE.....UNARMED FATHER, SHOT TO DEATH BY OFF DUTY POLICE OFFICER WHO WAS JUST PROTECTING HIMSELF.....NO MURDER CHARGE? WHERE'S JESSE, AL, THE PARENTS, AND OF COURSE WHY HASN'T OBAMA STEPPED UP TO SAY THIS GUY COULD HAVE BEEN HIS BROTHER, HIS SON, HIS FRIEND?

    Authorities say that the 8-year police veteran reportedly identified himself as a cop immediately following the crash, but according to WLS, that is in dispute.
     
  2. quartering

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    let's watch as rahm handles it
     
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    Maywood is an independant, suburban village, not part of Chicago.
     
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    I hate to tell you this but from the facts you presented, it's a justified shooting. Take the officers profession out of the equation, let's say you get into a car accident and a woman is injured; her husband pulls up to the scene and commences to pummel you and you are legally armed. Fearing for your life you shoot, that is a justified shooting. In this case there wasn't even a need for him to identify himself.

    Darryl Hayes
     
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    John Galt, Great One!!
     
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    Initial reports had the cop locking up the rear wheel, then laying the bike down. Often the bike continues on its way, while the rider's clothing causes drag and the two separate. He laid the bike down to try to avoid hitting her, but it skidded into her anyway.

    Then the cop was jumped by her dad and her uncle - two on one - beating the crap out of the cop. I dunno about Illinois, but in Oregon two people attacking another is felony assault.

    The cop finally has to shoot one of them, fearing for his life.

    I don't think I'll join the lynch mob on this one.
     
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    And then there was G. Zimmerman getting the crap beat out of him and he shot that poor unarmed little boy, but that's murder. Sure it was self defense in Maywood and it was self defense for Zimmerman. Why no outcry from the racist hacks over Maywood?
     
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    The population of Maywood is mostly black, if there was going to be any racial over tones they will come from the people who reside there ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    Had to be a black off-duty cop then or the outrage would be all over the news.
     
  11. Bruce Specht

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    Was the officer black? If so that explains the abseence of Jessie or Sharpton both bigots of the highest order! As I watched the news all that was stated was that it was an off duty CPD officer no mention of skin tone. That was left out of the report
     
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    Mr Galt I love your poster
     
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    And I agree Yaki, so much of a double standard
     
  14. Marco Polo

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    From local cops here --

    The Cop suffered a broken leg and a dislocated shoulder from dumping the bike.

    The cop was imobilized on the ground and shot the father in the groin from the ground while the father and uncle beat and kicked him.
     
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    He also had three cracked ribs from being kicked while he was down.

    Good shooting, and race had nothing to do with it.


    Thirdly, the deceased "dad" should have been more worried about his injured little girl, rather than beating an injured man.

    The toddler ran right out in front of the bike, where was dad ?
     
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