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Was this man killed by cops because he camped in the wrong spot?

Posted By Robby Soave On 6:19 PM 03/23/2014 In | No Comments


Questions abound after the Albuquerque Police Department released video footage of cops shooting and killing a homeless man whose alleged crime was camping in an unauthorized area.

The man, 38-year-old James Boyd, appeared to be complying with police demands to exit the area when they fired a flash grenade at him, beginning a chain of events that culminated in his death, according to The Albuquerque Journal.

Police came upon Boyd while he was sleeping outside in the Sandia Foothills. Camping is not allowed in the area.

He was instructed to accompany police down the mountain and seemed to agree to the demand.

That’s when cops shot a flash grenade at him and sicked a dog on him. Boyd turned away, and was holding a knife, according to police reports. He was then shot.

“Please don’t hurt me anymore,” he said after he was struck and knocked to the ground. “I can’t move.”

Though bleeding and begging for his life, he was then handcuffed.

Police Chief Gordon Eden said non-lethal rounds were used, though at least one live round hit Boyd as well. It’s not yet clear precisely what killed him. He died from his wounds in the hospital a day later.

Eden said police were justified in shooting Boyd, however, because he made a threatening movement and had been arrested previously on violent charges.

“All of his charges have been violent,” said Eden in a statement.



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« Last Edit: March 24, 2014, 08:31:54 AM by rangerrebew »
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Re: Was this man killed by cops because he comaped in the wrong spot
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 07:45:09 AM »
Sounds like they used him for a training exercise and then congratulated themselves for getting home safe.

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Re: Was this man killed by cops because he comaped in the wrong spot
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2014, 07:54:58 AM »
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Re: Was this man killed by cops because he camped in the wrong spot
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2014, 08:34:46 AM »
Since its New Mejico, this came to mind.  Border patrol are not allowed to use deadly force on Mejicans, but apparently that is not true of Americans.  I know these were not border patrol agents but you can bet these cops wouldn't dare use deadly force, either, on Mejicans.  Another of Obama's gifts to America.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
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