Friday, July 31, 2015

Off-duty state trooper fires on unarmed teens

Absolute insanity:
Three young adults were arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning after mistakenly knocking on the door of a New Jersey State Trooper and fleeing the scene.

... According to people close to the investigation, three young adults, after leaving a graduation party, attempted to go to a friend’s house nearby.

A source said, they mistakenly went to the next door neighbor’s home. After repeatedly ringing the doorbell and loudly knocking on the door, the homeowner, a state trooper, came to the door. When he opened the door and shouted at them, the three men ran away.

The three got into a vehicle and the officer fired three gun shots as they attempted to flee.

Yeah, the state trooper shot at them as they were trying to get away (hitting the car at least once). Now, these teenagers are under arrest. The article goes on to say, "It is not clear what charges, if any, have been brought against these men."

The state trooper who shot at three unarmed teenagers who were simply trying to get away? Nothing - so far, at least. In fact, he's still on active duty.

Welcome to America, the gun-and-paranoia capital of the world.


jeff725 said...

Of course you know what the typical reply form the conservatives is going to be...they'll play the "if-you-don't-want-to-get-shot-don't-break-the-law" card and/or play the "pants up-don't-loot" card.

Conservatives are so damn predictable,aren't they? You know what they're going to think before they think it. They always vomit up the same go-to cards.

It's like this country has become a gigantic version of the Everly Brothers: "We only ever had one argument. It’s been lasting for 25 years."

WCG said...

In this case, Jeff, they didn't break the law, not as far as I can see. They just rang the doorbell on the wrong house, by mistake. That's not illegal, even in the middle of the night.