Boing Boing – by ROB BESCHIZZA
An unarmed North Carolina man was shot dead this weekend by Sheriff’s deputies in Harnett County, who reportedly kicked in his door after misidentifying his home as that of a suspect in another crime.
WNCN reports that John Livingston, 33, was shot several times during the incident. Few answers are forthcoming on the circumstances.
[room-mate] Carroll says sheriff’s deputies knocked on their door around 3:30 a.m.
Carroll said they were looking for someone that no longer lived there. When deputies asked Livingston if they could search the trailer, Livingston said “not without a search warrant,” according to Carroll.
Livingston then closed the door.
“The cop kicked in the door, got on top of him, started slinging him around beat him…” Carroll said.
The officers involved are on administrative leave, but their identities have not been released, according to ABC news. One of the deputies received minor injuries, but they were not specified.
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“One of the deputies received minor injuries, but they were not specified”
Bloodied and bruised knuckles from “suspect’ beating officers hand(s) with his head and face…prayers are being asked for by the officers family for his quick recovery.
Well it’s starting to look like the only safe way to deal with cops is to shoot them before they shoot you.
It doesn’t matter if they’re at the wrong house and you’re watching TV and minding your own business in your home, or if you’re walking the streets in total innocence.
If there’s a cop anywhere within a hundred yards of you, your life is in immediate danger. They’re psychopaths. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.
“Well it’s starting to look like the only safe way to deal with cops is to shoot them before they shoot you.”
Been thinkin’ just that for some time, JR.
Another day at the office… 😡
“The officers involved are on administrative leave, but their identities have not been released,…”