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“Serious social unrest is coming in the next 5-10 years in this country as the police state gets dialed down.”

Houston Cop Kills unarmed and disabled man in wheelchair

Discussion in 'Worst of the Worst' started by nachtnebel, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    ok, he did have one arm and one leg. the cop couldn't handle this without shooting him to death? Sick. An LEO with these problem solving skills should be fired and imprisoned.

    A crippled man with mental problems, and this is what these folks do?
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Calling the cops increases the odds of some person getting hurt or killed appreciably.
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  3. M

    M Muckraker

    Please remember to put the perps' and victims' names & police departments here.

    Perp: Matthew Jacob Marin (Houston Police Dept.)
    Victim: Brian Claunch

    According to CNN, "Brian Claunch was acting aggressively after his caretaker refused to give him a cigarette and a soda."

    CNN describes the victim as "a schizophrenic, wheelchair-bound double amputee threatening people with a pen at a group home for the mentally ill".

    From Fox News above, Matthew Job Marin has now joined the infamous ranks of serial police killers:

    Houston police records indicate that Marin also fatally shot a suspect in 2009. Investigators at the time said Marin came upon a man stabbing his neighbor to death at an apartment complex and opened fired when the suspect refused to drop the knife.

    Most police officers will never discharge their weapons at another person during their entire careers. When you've got one who's done it twice or more, odds are you've got a problem.

    I think I need a new blog on serial cop killers to join the other blogs that I already can't keep up with ....
  4. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    oh. I missed that part of the story. That changes things. I'd a shot him for that myself. [Complaining] about no cigarettes.
  5. M

    M Muckraker

    No fags, no pop, and 140 grains of lead in the noggin -- what a sucky day!
  6. Frank

    Frank Original Member

  7. M

    M Muckraker

    Maybe people need to start shooting them first so they will still be around for dinner.
  8. So there were two cops in this situation, and one of them was cornered by the wheelchaired man? Do I understand correctly? I would have to ask why the other cop, apparently present, didn't just come up behind the wheelchair and wheel it back, giving the cornered cop a chance to escape the scary man waving a pen. Seriously, shouldn't cops have basic problem solving skills?
  9. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Nope. You can legally be dropped from the police academy for scoring too high on the intelligence test.
  10. M

    M Muckraker

    The victim, Brian Claunch:


    How society treats its least fortunate is so indicative of where we are headed.
  11. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    There are these useful tools called Tasers and batons. Or, if you're dealing with a one-armed, one legged derelict in a wheelchair, hands or fists. Something is seriously wrong in LEO training if this is deemed acceptable. A human life has some worth, even Mr. Claunch's.
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  12. M

    M Muckraker

    Still pondering the concept, but:

    Open to ideas. I'd like to have tabs responding to clicks on photos but it would have to be an existing WP plug-in, I can't be bogged in Javascript programming for this.

    Does anyone have one of those cards (sometimes still used for discounts & stuff) where you punch numbers around the edge?
  13. From the Houston Chronicle:
    Advocates are calling for better training and more discipline after a Houston police officer fatally shot a mentally ill double-amputee in a wheelchair on Saturday, the third unarmed person police have shot in less than three months….
    “How difficult is it, if nothing else, to get away from someone in a wheelchair who has no weapon, has only one arm and one good leg?” asked Arlene Kelly, co-founder of Civilians Down, a support group for victims of police violence that tracks misconduct. “It’s totally and completely needless. Those officers should have had that matter well in hand. The gun should have never been out of the holster.”​
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  14. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    You may want to change the order a bit, maybe The way it is now it gives the impression that you will be writing about people that have killed more than one cop, not cops that have killed more than one suspect/person.
  15. RB

    RB Founding Member

    A post up thread mentions better training and discipline. I don't think that is the problem. The problem is that police are not held personally accountable for their acts. I can't imagine that a person couldn't defuse or extricate themselves out of a situation when confronted by a person with one arm and one leg, confined to a wheelchair, and ends up firing a weapon.

    This person does not have any right to be on a police force, just imagine if they got into a real jam. No one would be safe.

    (expletive deleted), he doesn't even make the grade to be a TSA clerk!
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  16. I think I've mentioned this before, but there was a cop in some of my creative writing classes. He was some kind of check fraud detective, but he really romanticized the whole cop scene -- drug raids, arresting low-lifes, etc. One time he was writing a story about a young woman who was a meth addict, and we were trying to convince him that his character was weak because she lacked humanity. There needed to be something sympathetic about her. He said (paraphrasing), "You don't understand. These are a different kind of people we encounter. They're just not as human as the rest of us." I think this may be as widespread a police problem as lack of accountability -- lack of empathy. I suspect they saw this man the same way they see somebody's pit bull who dares to bark at them. He was an animal who needed to be put down.

    Personally, I see a guy's humanity when he's freaking out because he can't get his soda and cigarettes. I've been there. For me it's always been more about coffee and chocolate, but still. We're all just folks who jones for something sometimes.
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  17. RB

    RB Founding Member

  18. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    So there's a 50/50 chance that justice will be served to the pig.
  19. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I"ll bet he'd like that.

    Perhaps he can get his officers not to rush to judgement and shoot unarmed, non ambulatory people. The ease with which a cross section of cops are shooting pets and also humans is starting to get alarming.
  20. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    There...I fixed it for him...:p

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