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Sunday, October 13, 2019

A black woman was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Fort Worth, Texas, home after a neighbor called dispatchers to report the woman's front door was open, police said.

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"Hours after the shooting, police released a heavily edited version of the officer's body camera footage."

OH really. Why bother?

#1 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-10-13 05:08 PM | Reply

Sure, the "Perceived Threat" defense, 'Our heavily armed police officer saw a young black female through the window and naturally feared for his life. He had no choice but to shoot.'

OCU

#2 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-10-13 05:47 PM | Reply

Someone in the comment thread of the article made a couple salient observations.

1) The cops were on a welfare call, not an "armed intruder" call.

2) They admittedly parked out of sight of the home/home dwellers and approached quietly on foot unbeknownst to the home's inhabitants. The commenter rightly stated that the police should have parked right in front of the house with their sirens blaring and their lights flashing to potentially either alert those in the home of their presence or to frighten any interloper into fleeing immediately.

3) No officer ever should fire into a private dwelling without first either being fired upon themselves or positively identifying an immediate active threat to innocent persons.

Based on the known facts at this point, there can be no justification for this shooting whatsoever.

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-13 05:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

And fta it appears he didn't identify himself as an officer.

We've had a nice break in the weather here, my front door has been open for 2 days. My girl is out of town.

#4 | Posted by bruceaz at 2019-10-13 06:03 PM | Reply

And it sounded that he shouted 'put up your hands' and then shot less than a second later.

OCU

#5 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-10-13 07:37 PM | Reply

I'm pretty sure the cop's lawyer is the reason the camera footage is edited.

#6 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-13 09:49 PM | Reply

That cop needs to go away for a long time.

#7 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-10-13 10:40 PM | Reply

Warm up old sparky, this pig needs to fry!

#8 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-10-13 10:57 PM | Reply

>A black woman was shot and killed by a white police officer
I thought race was a social construct, that we're all the same color inside, etc. Is this only relevant when it's possible to stick it to huwhitey?

#9 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-10-14 12:35 AM | Reply

Nobody seems to bat an eye when one group of blacks murders the fug out of another in one of our gloriously diversified democrat-run metro areas. Locals are used to it and don't even bat an eye! Blacks murder whites at a rate much higher than the reverse in this failing republic, and the leftist dinosaur media can't be bothered to even yawn. One black is unjustly killed by a huwhite officer, though, and all hell breaks loose!

#10 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-10-14 12:40 AM | Reply | Funny: 5

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^ i ------- hate you. I cant believe you people let --------- like this exist on this website.

#11 | Posted by Kreator at 2019-10-14 12:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

There is a big difference between "---------ers" (i.e., criminals) shooting each other over drug turf or whatever and innocent citizens being killed by agents of the government. Or have we lowered our standards so much that they are equivalent? Shouldn't we expect better behavior from the cops than from the criminals?

#12 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-10-14 12:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

New Study Says White Police Officers Are Not More Likely To Shoot Minority Suspects
www.npr.org

#13 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-10-14 12:59 AM | Reply

>^ i ------- hate you
I wear that as a badge of honor, dear Xir.

#14 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-10-14 01:00 AM | Reply

Leftist minds cannot conceive of the mere possibility that blacks routinely engage in more criminal activity than other groups, and are therefore more likely to be engaged by police officers. It's all "systemic rayycism" and "throw more money at the problem" with these types. Problems created by leftist policies are not only not helped by more leftist policy, they are exacerbated thereby.

#15 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-10-14 01:03 AM | Reply

One solution to the problem might be rebuilding the black family, but since modern leftists are one-or-another flavor of marxists (one aim of which is to destroy the nuclear family so as to re-engineer society), this is precluded by definition.

#16 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-10-14 01:05 AM | Reply

Single mothers are a yuuuge risk factor for criminality in their offspring, and single motherhood is an especially big problem in black communities. You can whinge and rage at me all you like, but that won't address the problem.

#17 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-10-14 01:07 AM | Reply

*blind hatred*
#11 | POSTED BY KREATOR

#triggered

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-10-14 01:28 AM | Reply

#10 | Posted by berserkone

Somebody needs to fire the orderly that let this schittheap access a computer.

#triggered

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Decent people tend to dislike worthless schittheaps, schittheap.

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-14 08:09 AM | Reply

#16 - maybe you ought to look at who destroyed "the black family," idiot.
I'd have left out "idiot" but you followed your screed with so much garbage leaving that out would have been inaccurate.

#20 | Posted by YAV at 2019-10-14 08:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Leftist minds cannot conceive of the mere possibility that blacks routinely engage in more criminal activity
#15 | POSTED BY BERSERKONE

Rightists minds apparently cannot conceive of the wrong-headedness of blaming a group (who, by the way, have a choice regarding membership in the group) of the behavior of a minority of members of that group. It's like saying all white males are potentially serial-killers or mass-shooters, since those crimes are disproportionally committed by white males. You OK with that?

#21 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-10-14 08:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

have a choice regarding membership in the group

should be: don't have a choice regarding membership in the group

#22 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-10-14 08:24 AM | Reply

Nobody seems to bat an eye when one group of blacks murders the fug out of another in one of our gloriously diversified democrat-run metro areas.

#10 | POSTED BY BERSERKONE

"Whataboutism" is a logical fallacy used to justify a position in an argument. You don't come out and say it directly, but the context demonstrates that you are defending this woman's murder by the cop.

Let me see if I am parsing your argument correctly here...

So, you are saying that it is just fine that a cop murders an innocent woman, BECAUSE she is black and black people murder "the fug out of another"? So, if this woman were white then this would be bad (because they don't murder "the fug out of another") but SOLELY BASED UPON THIS WOMAN'S RACE her murder by the cops is justified in your view.

Yep... typical racist conservative argument.

I thought race was a social construct

#9 | POSTED BY BERSERKONE

It is. One that you apparently use to dehumanize people of other races so to make yourself feel that them being murdered by agents of our government is OK.

#23 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-10-14 10:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

The Police Trainer Who Teaches Cops to Kill | The New Yorker

#24 | Posted by qcp at 2019-10-14 11:08 AM | Reply

Based on the known facts at this point, there can be no justification for this shooting whatsoever.

#3 | POSTED BY TONYROMA

A black woman shot by white police in Texas..
Something makes me think they will find a way to justify the murder.

#25 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-10-14 01:39 PM | Reply

Leftist minds cannot conceive of the mere possibility that blacks routinely engage in more criminal activity
#15 | POSTED BY BERSERKONE

Did you just see the study about they need to search more white people because proportionally they found most often to have something illegal in Traffic stops? All things equal white people are more often breaking the law but Blacks and Hispanics are searched more often.

BTW Nice NPR link that LITERALLY says nothing about the data and what that measure is and means. But there is a nice quote "FRIDELL: The defenders of police, of course, will cherry-pick the studies that show no bias. And the other side will cherry-pick the ones that do. But we don't have any definitive studies on this."

#26 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-10-14 01:47 PM | Reply

Crime rates follow poverty rates..not racial traits.
Do rich black people commit more crimes then poor white people ?... of course not

#27 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-10-14 01:52 PM | Reply

What happened to Cops knocking on the door? Got a real bigot posting up above

#28 | Posted by patron at 2019-10-14 01:55 PM | Reply

The Police Trainer Who Teaches Cops to Kill | The New Yorker

#24 | Posted by qcp

Am I the only one who noticed that there was not a single black-face in that police-training seminar shown in the video? Now, was it selective editing, or were these seminars being offered to only a select audience? Or was it just a coincidence that this particular seminar, the one that was filmed for this video, was being held in a part of the country where there are very few African-American police officers?

OCU

#29 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-10-14 04:20 PM | Reply

Am I the only one who noticed that there was not a single black-face in that police-training seminar shown in the video? Now, was it selective editing, or were these seminars being offered to only a select audience? Or was it just a coincidence that this particular seminar, the one that was filmed for this video, was being held in a part of the country where there are very few African-American police officers?
OCU

#29 | POSTED BY OCUSER AT 2019-10-14 04:20 PM | REPLY |

The video released was heavily edited by the police before it was released and it still paints a terrible picture. There are lawsuits pending demanding release of the unedited footage. It will be interesting to see what the video really shows. What was even worse than what they showed us that needed to be cut out?

#30 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-10-14 05:09 PM | Reply

What does it matter if there was a weapon in the house? She has every right to have one at home.

#31 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-10-14 06:56 PM | Reply

Where's the NRA? Why are they not defending this American's right to have a firearm in their own home for protection?

OCU

#32 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-10-14 07:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So far only one person, who just happens to be a white nationalist, is giving the police a pass on this one.

I'd call that progress.

Also I'm not sure why RCade permits that kind of racist garbage.

Maybe this isn't a website I want to visit any more.

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-14 07:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"Also I'm not sure why RCade permits that kind of racist garbage.

POSTED BY SNOOFY "

And I'm not sure why he allows your lying and mega-trolling.

"Maybe this isn't a website I want to visit any more."

LOL Who the ---- do you think you're fooling?

#34 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-14 07:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Former Fort Worth officer arrested, charged with murder in shooting death of woman www.star-telegram.com

#35 | Posted by et_al at 2019-10-14 08:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This one is going to Huntsville.

#36 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-14 08:34 PM | Reply

#35 | Posted by et_al

Good good.

This one is particularly egregious.

#37 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-14 09:45 PM | Reply

#37

Yes, it is.

#38 | Posted by et_al at 2019-10-14 09:59 PM | Reply

This one is going to Huntsville.

Is that the Texas cop jail?

#39 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-10-14 10:07 PM | Reply

"This one is going to Huntsville.
Is that the Texas cop jail?

#39 | POSTED BY REDIAL "

It's the Texas big house. I don't think they differentiate between professions there. But they might since cops, like kiddie diddlers, wear a target on them once incarcerated there.

#40 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-14 10:13 PM | Reply

Maybe this isn't a website I want to visit any more.

#33 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2019-10-14 07:06 PM

Don't let the door hit you on the --- on the way out.

#41 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-10-14 10:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's the Texas big house.

Ok. Hopefully he enjoys many years of it's hospitality.

#42 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-10-14 10:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Don't let the door hit you on the --- on the way out.

#41 | Posted by Rightocenter

It's really a shame how low you've sunk.

#43 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-15 01:07 AM | Reply

Is that the Texas cop jail?

#39 | POSTED BY REDIAL AT 2019-10-14 10:07 PM | FLAG:

Huntsville has 7 jails, one of them being the unit they house celebrities and the execution chamber, but death row inmates are housed in a different unit.

#44 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-10-15 09:16 AM | Reply

It's really a shame how low you've sunk.

#43 | POSTED BY JPW

He was ribbing Snoofy who is very deserving of it.

#45 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-15 10:24 AM | Reply

---- you dumb cops and also ---- you Sean king

#46 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-10-15 10:25 AM | Reply

I can't imagine this ex-cop's attorneys recommending anything but taking a plea bargain.

He didn't knock on the open front door, identify himself, or give her enough time to answer before firing the fatal shot from outside in.

#47 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-10-15 10:40 AM | Reply

He was ribbing Snoofy who is very deserving of it.

#45 | Posted by JeffJ

For pointing out what a POS the poster was who deflected to black on black crime in a thread about a woman shot dead through her bedroom window?

How exactly is that deserving of a "ribbing"?

#48 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-15 12:37 PM | Reply

I'm a 50 yrs old white Male and I've never been in trouble (well there was that one time I got caught with weed when I was 18)but I gotta say I try to minimize any interaction with police. More precisely, municipal authorities. I'm not saying they're all out to get me but as of lately the odds of me getting accidentally shot or killed seems to have gone up dramatically.

This very story proves that people are given positions of authority that

A. Have no proper training/testing of that training or

B. They are complete dumbasses that have no business doing the job.

#49 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-10-15 01:13 PM | Reply

"I'm a 50 yrs old white Male and I've never been in trouble (well there was that one time I got caught with weed when I was 18)but I gotta say I try to minimize any interaction with police. More precisely, municipal authorities. I'm not saying they're all out to get me but as of lately the odds of me getting accidentally shot or killed seems to have gone up dramatically.
POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS "

My experience has been the opposite. It seems the older I get the less I'm hassled by the cops. I have been pulled over 3 times in the last 20 years and just gotten warnings every time. Prior to that, I got a ticket every time I was pulled over. One time it was by a Statie and I had an open container in the car! He just made me pour it out on the road and let me go. (there's more to that story, but still...)

That phenomenon goes beyond cops. I get more respect from shop owners, am given the benefit of the doubt more often by strangers, etc. Then there is the free coffee anytime at Whataburger! LOL AHIP

#50 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-15 01:21 PM | Reply

For pointing out what a POS the poster was who deflected to black on black crime in a thread about a woman shot dead through her bedroom window?
How exactly is that deserving of a "ribbing"?

#48 | POSTED BY JPW

He was being a drama queen. One of this site's biggest trolls had the temerity to say this:

Also I'm not sure why RCade permits that kind of racist garbage.

Maybe this isn't a website I want to visit any more.

#33 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

The guy practically lives on this site and he posts that and expects anyone to believe it?

#51 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-15 01:27 PM | Reply

Goat, I'm not saying I get hassled, I rarely get pulled over and I've never had a negative experience with state troopers- they seem to be the most professional.

What I am saying is that incidents like this one seem to be a lot more common as fo the past few years. And it seems to be local law enforcement the majority of the time.

Killing a civilian that doesn't pose a threat is unforgivable by society. He needs to go to prison and if he gets out in the future he should have to make financial restitution to the family.

#52 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-10-15 01:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What I am saying is that incidents like this one seem to be a lot more common as fo the past few years.

Is it though?

It certainly gets reported more (which is a good thing, BTW) but does empirical evidence support your claim?

#53 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-15 01:52 PM | Reply

Jeff, I think that the fact that nearly everyone has a HD camera on them 24-7 has shed a lot of light on the subject. So theres that.

Also, wasnt it last week that a police officer in the same town was sentenced for murdering a guy sitting on his couch? How stupid can a cop be to accidentally walk into the wrong apartment and then kill the resident that posed absolutely no harm?

Yes, these things make me nervous because these police either dont care, not properly trained/tested, or they're not competent enough to recall their training. Either way it makes me uneasy.

#54 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-10-15 02:35 PM | Reply

Lft,

I agree. In some instances we clearly see a 'shoot first' mentality and that is definitely unsettling.

#55 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-15 02:47 PM | Reply

Its unsettling to us. Unsettling is an understatement to those who lost a loved one to this nonsense.

My two cents

#56 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-10-15 07:41 PM | Reply

Meanwhile, in Anchorage a few days ago, black cop ----- up white homeless dude on bike, kicking him in the balls after he socks him to the ground. Cop charged with assault. All caught on homeless dude's phone, video even. Ain't no one got time for that...not one peep outside of alaska.

We should really examine how our emotional desires dictate reaction to violence. That is what this thread is about, right?

#57 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-10-15 08:29 PM | Reply

Only kicked in the balls not shot dead in a private residence. More white privilege I say.

#58 | Posted by bruceaz at 2019-10-15 08:52 PM | Reply

I guess, brucedog...I guess.....

#59 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-10-16 09:12 PM | Reply

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