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Monday, October 05, 2020

The family of Jonathan Price says he was fatally shot during an officer-involved shooting in Wolfe City on Saturday while he was breaking up a fight. Authorities have released few details at this time, but said an investigation is underway into the officer-involved shooting in Wolfe City, which is about 15 miles north of Greenville in Hunt County. Price's family said he was the person shot by a Wolfe City police officer, and that he died as a result of the shooting. They said he was at an Exxon gas station, when he saw a confrontation between a man and woman. He then tried to break it up, and an officer pulled up

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Guns keep us safe.
Thanks, Second Amendment!

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-05 04:37 PM | Reply

Police fired tasers at him and when his body convulsed from the electrical current, they "perceived a threat" and shot him.

Does anything else need to be said? The police admit that they created the condition which caused them to perceive that a tased man was "a threat"?

JASK - Just Another Senseless Killing

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-05 04:58 PM | Reply

Halfwit thinks cops need 2nd amendment to be armed.

#3 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-10-05 05:35 PM | Reply

PhesterOBoyle can't figure out the Second Amendment gives cops operational cover when they shoot black men with the rationale "it looked like he was reaching for a gun."

Or maybe he can, and that's why he likes the Second Amendment so much.

All that black on black gun violence, that's freedom!

So much winning!
#MAGA

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-05 05:39 PM | Reply

Snooky can't stick with the topic/thread...goes off sputtering on a tangent.

#5 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-10-05 05:44 PM | Reply

Halfwit thinks cops need 2nd amendment to be armed.

#3 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

You're too dumb to understand his point so let me help you - if it weren't for the second ammendment, america wouldnt be filled with armed morons and cops wouldn't need so many guns or be so quick to use them because they're constantly afraid for their lives.

The aggressive violent police state is a result of the second ammendment and the drug war.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-10-05 05:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Wow another deflecter starts banging pots and pans. Lol!
Your "cop shoots black man so thanks to the 2nd"
makes no sense.
But since when did you 2 ever consider making sense.

#7 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-10-05 05:51 PM | Reply

"Halfwit thinks cops need 2nd amendment to be armed."

Who's the halfwit. Because of the pervasiveness of guns, cops go into every confrontation expecting to be shot. If we had sane gun control, and it was much less likely for cops to constantly be on the lookout for gun happy -----------, they could approach such incidents like cops do in Europe and indeed the rest of the world.

#8 | Posted by prius04 at 2020-10-05 06:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Your "cop shoots black man so thanks to the 2nd"
makes no sense."

Let's work on that:

They shot him because they thought he might have a gun.

He might have a gun because of the Second Amendment.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-05 06:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The arguments being made by several posters on this thread are logical, at face value.

If there weren't as many guns in as many hands. Cops wouldn't have as much fear of getting shot. Allowing them to try less extreme ways of apprehending perpetrators.

Except we see time and time again. When a cop is confronted with an armed white American. They are a lot more willing to try to talk to them. Get them to put down the weapon and surrender.

Of course. That's not always the case.

Just like cops don't always shoot black Americans.

But. That does seem to happen. Quite often.

Even to unarmed, non threatening black Americans. Even cooperation with the police doesn't always result in them living through the situation.

2nd amendment may be an excuse to shoot first and ask questions later.

But race is a bigger factor.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-10-05 06:46 PM | Reply

OK let's work on the *facts as presented.

"Yesterday he noticed a man assaulting a woman and he intervened. When police arrived, he raised his hands, attempted to explain.
Police fired tasers at him and when his body convulsed from the electrical current, they "perceived a threat" and shot him."

Zero on the presence of a gun.

#11 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-10-05 06:47 PM | Reply

Clownshack,
The cops being more aggressive because of race is plausible.
This poor guy was shot because "his body convulsed from the electrical current"

#12 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-10-05 06:52 PM | Reply

Zero on the presence of a gun.

Just a guy. Trying to break up a fight.

No good deed goes unpunished.

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-10-05 06:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I guess we should ban all guns. Even for the people who live in rural communities that might have to deal with 4 legged predators.

#14 | Posted by byrdman at 2020-10-05 07:06 PM | Reply

This poor guy was shot because "his body convulsed from the electrical current"
#12 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

Why do you suppose police are trained to be so trigger happy?

~ 50 police officers are shot and killed in the United States every year. That's about 12.9 deaths per 100,000 workers. When you control for only those deaths caused by firearm, the death rate drops to about 7.2 deaths per 100,000 workers.

That would eliminate policing from the top 25 most riskiest occupations in America (currently at #18).

Citations:
www.usatoday.com
nleomf.org

#15 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-10-05 07:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Zero on the presence of a gun.

#11 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

That's the point stupid. Because in america, cops have to assume that any movement you make you could be reaching for a gun, because there are so many guns, because of the perverse interpretation of the 2nd amendment.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-10-05 08:14 PM | Reply

I guess we should ban all guns. Even for the people who live in rural communities that might have to deal with 4 legged predators.

#14 | Posted by byrdman

Nah that would be too pro-life.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-10-05 08:15 PM | Reply

Zero on the presence of a gun.
#11 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

So then.
Why'd they shoot him?

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-05 08:41 PM | Reply

"So then.
Why'd they shoot him?"

Because he was convulsing. I'm not gonna tell you again.

#19 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-10-05 09:18 PM | Reply

Why'd they shoot him?

The melanin in his skin was above the approved pigment ratio.

As soon as the cops showed up his life was endangered.

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-10-05 09:37 PM | Reply

Because he was convulsing. I'm not gonna tell you again.

#19 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

It was their tasers that made him convulse! What did they think happens when you tase someone?

#21 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-10-05 09:55 PM | Reply

Because he was convulsing.

That's not the reason they shot him.

That was their attempt at justifying their actions.

#22 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-10-05 09:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Because he was convulsing. I'm not gonna tell you again.

Almost no details about this shooting have been released. I have a problem with convulsing meaning a "reasonable fear of serious injury or death" to the officer. There has to be more to the story.

Couple interesting things about Wolfe City. It's population is about 1500 (everybody knows everybody). It has exactly three cops. The deceased grew up there and was also a city employee.

#23 | Posted by et_al at 2020-10-05 10:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"So then.
Why'd they shoot him?"
Because he was convulsing. I'm not gonna tell you again.
#19 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

So then.

Why would the police shoot somebody who is convulsing?

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-05 10:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

He was black and scary,they feared for their very lives, shot him when he twitched, might have been armed,who knows?

Thoughts and prayers, praise Jeebus.

He should have let the dude beat her down. He would have lived,that way.

Mind your Bidness.

#25 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-10-05 10:27 PM | Reply

Why would the police shoot somebody who is convulsing?

Easier to hit.

#26 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-10-05 10:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The protests should never end.

#27 | Posted by fresno500 at 2020-10-05 10:56 PM | Reply

The protests should never end.

#27 | Posted by fresno500

The protests should wait until after the election unless they want 4 more years of trump.

Which would do better for their cause in the long run - protesting in the streets for 4 weeks, or suspending protest until after the election and having dems take the white house and senate?

#28 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-10-05 10:59 PM | Reply

This tragic shooting was 100% justified.
Signed,
JeffJ

I have to give credit where credit is due, a fair number of you hard-core right-wingers don't actually think these shootings are justified.
And the rest of you are Trumpers.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-06 12:13 AM | Reply

The police admit that they created the condition which caused them to perceive that a tased man was "a threat"? - #2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-05 04:58 PM
I suppose you have some citation for that statement? Intentionally misrepresenting a situation to drive a false narrative would be lying. You wouldn't be that dishonest, would you?

#30 | Posted by Avigdore at 2020-10-06 12:48 AM | Reply

Dude at this point, trump loving cops are just trying to shoot black people in order to create riots and help trump get re elected.

#31 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-10-06 01:28 AM | Reply

Police Officer Shaun David Lucas Arrested, Charged With Murder In Connection To Jonathan Price Slaying
dfw.cbslocal.com

Described as a "hometown hero", "standup guy," and "mentor who worked with children," most who spoke out publicly about Price said they can't see any reason why a police officer would shoot and kill him.

But that's exactly what happened on Saturday, after Price allegedly stepped in to help a woman out of a domestic violence situation. Things escalated between Price and her abuser, but had calmed down, according to witnesses by the time police arrived.

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-06 04:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I created a new thread for the new news.

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-06 04:12 AM | Reply

"Dude at this point, trump loving cops are just trying to shoot black people in order to create riots and help trump get re elected."
Speaks

How in the hubs of hell do you get away with such rot?

#34 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-10-06 08:54 AM | Reply

34

nobody really pays much attention to that carnival barker.

20,000 different bodies of law enforcement make over 10 million arrests a year.

They screw up. Not an excuse but the law of probability works most of the time.

Law enforcement is not a single body......and they certainly don't want trump re elected that much.

#35 | Posted by eberly at 2020-10-06 09:25 AM | Reply

"They screw up."

Murder isn't a screw-up, Eberly.

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-06 11:13 AM | Reply

"if it weren't for the second ammendment, america wouldnt be filled with armed morons and cops wouldn't need so many guns or be so quick to use them because they're constantly afraid for their lives."

Yeah, and if it weren't for the second Amendment, we wouldn't be America right now. We would still be part of the UK and possibly under monarchy rule since our Constitution was a big part of the revolution that occurred throughout the world. So, pick your poison. I do agree we need a new system now because times have changed but that's no reason not to learn from history.

#37 | Posted by humtake at 2020-10-06 12:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Yeah, and if it weren't for the second Amendment, we wouldn't be America right now. We would still be part of the UK"

^
Drunk already.

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-06 12:18 PM | Reply

Yeah, and if it weren't for the second Amendment, we wouldn't be America right now. We would still be part of the UK and possibly under monarchy rule since our Constitution was a big part of the revolution that occurred throughout the world. So, pick your poison. I do agree we need a new system now because times have changed but that's no reason not to learn from history.

#37 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

You realize that the 2nd Amendment came AFTER the revolution, right?

And, whatever right to bear arms that existed in 1775, existed when we were part of the UK, right?

You get that, right?

Right????

#39 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-10-06 12:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How in the hubs of hell do you get away with such rot?

#34 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

Sorry to have to introduce reality into your bubble of fascist propaganda, but right wing extremists have already been found to be trying to inflame the riots for trump's benefit.

#40 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-10-06 02:03 PM | Reply

Yeah, and if it weren't for the second Amendment, we wouldn't be America right now. We would still be part of the UK and possibly under monarchy rule since our Constitution was a big part of the revolution that occurred throughout the world. So, pick your poison. I do agree we need a new system now because times have changed but that's no reason not to learn from history.

#37 | Posted by humtake

We left the UK before we wrote the second amendment stupid.

#41 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-10-06 02:03 PM | Reply

More taxpayer peace keepers violently murdering innocent citizens in public?!

Is this really a step up from when they used to just lynch their black victims on the outskirts of towns?

#42 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-10-06 08:15 PM | Reply

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