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Las Vegas police murder unarmed veteran

Written By: Bob - Dec• 19•11

He didn’t have a weapon, and wasn’t threatening anyone.  So of course they gunned him down.

Las Vegas police had a plan to end an hour-long standoff with an unarmed Gulf War veteran: One officer would fire a non-lethal beanbag shell at the window of the man’s Cadillac, and another officer would follow-up with pepper spray to force the man from the car.

But that plan went awry when another officer fired a military-style assault rifle into the car, killing 43-year-old Stanley Lavon Gibson, police said Friday.

“Almost immediately after the beanbag round penetrated the rear passenger window, a second officer discharged seven rounds from an AR-15 rifle, striking and killing Gibson,” police said.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Las Vegas and the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada noted that Gibson was the 12th person slain by police this year. Justice Department officials in Washington, D.C., said they were reviewing calls for an investigation of police department policies and practices.

Considering how many people they gun down unnecessarily, it’s a damn good thing LVPD has rigged the inquest process to make sure their officers are never guilty.

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4 Comments

  1. Neo says:

    “Our government teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.” — Louis D. Brandeis

  2. rumcrook says:

    Seems to me las Vegas pd should completely dispense with any pretense they are there to protect and serve and just stop taking prisoners, just shoot any and everyone who gets out of line.

  3. Phelps says:

    Justice Department officials in Washington, D.C., said they were reviewing calls for an investigation of police department policies and practices.

    Finally?

    A better question is what they were doing firing a beanbag projectile at his window to start with. That cannot be an intended use of that device. Are these cowboys just making it up as they go along?

    And then what happens? The same think that happened to Eric Scott. One of these half-trained murderers heard a gunshot and started panic firing at anything that wasn’t wearing a badge.

  4. Phelps says:

    Oh, and seven rounds? That’s seven trigger pulls. Even if they have select fire weapons (and that would be completely insane) a modern AR type will only fire three round bursts, so it had to be semi-auto.

    He pulled the trigger seven times.

    That has to rise to the level of murder.