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Mentally Ill Girl 17 Shot Dead In Police Station By Police - Video - Is Lethal Force Always Necessary


Society & Culture  (tags: Kristiana Coignard, Longview Police, Gene Duffie, Glenn Derr, Grace Bagley, police shooting, child, mentally ill )

Sheryl
- 1609 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Derr fired at Coignard three times and Bagley, who had been on the scene less than five seconds, fired twice. Coignard immediately fell to the ground. Medical attention did not arrive for nearly six minutes. No Officer provides CPR during the six minutes.



   

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Patrick Donovan (344)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 11:37 am
I've a firm belief that violence should never be a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or other resort. Guns are not needed in a civilized society, e.g., in the U.K. very few police are issued guns.
 

Patrick Donovan (344)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 11:39 am
A grand jury, preferably with an independent prosecutor, is needed here.
 

Kathleen M (208)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 11:47 am
Hard to believe that three hulking male officers had to use lethal force in order to subdue a teenage girl! Hope this outrage is thoroughly investigated! Thanks, Dandelion.
 

. (0)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 11:48 am
uhm ... she was pointing an AK47 at them or a M-60, OR WHAT ?
 

. (0)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 11:53 am
(doubleplusUN)well... ... thugs and psychopaths should never be allowed into the police. But who else would want the job?
 

Sheila D (194)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 12:00 pm
Seems that law enforcement has recruited way too many bullies and given them guns, allowing them to shoot first and don't ask questions later.
 

Janis K (129)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 12:26 pm
Thanks for sharing. Appalling
 

Kamia T (89)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 1:55 pm
As I've said before, the police appear to now be screening for the psychopaths and trigger-happy idiots. You mean to tell me to big, supposedly trained police officers could quell a 17 year-old girl without resorting to guns? Gutless wonders!
 

Catrin Schuetz-Kroehler (47)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 2:52 pm
Are these police officers being frequently and most importantly properly screened? There seem to be to many triggerhappy cops running around.
 

Animae C (509)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 3:12 pm
This is becoming too common!

T.Y. Dandelion
 

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 3:18 pm
This is ridiculous. What the hell were these cops thinking?
Noted & Shared. Thanks for posting Dandelion.
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 3:20 pm
Good grief, it never ends!

Ad idem with all previous comments.

My first reaction like everybody else's: how can two hulky police officers feel threatened by a skinny teenager & need to revert to their guns ? Don't they get trained to subdue people without doing them harm, never mind killing them? Have handcuffs gone out of style?

Good point, El Lobo! "Thugs and psychopaths should never be allowed into the police. But who else would want the job?"

But there's supposed to be a type of person committed to protecting people & upholding the law that is attracted to police work. Another endangered species?

[Thanks for the link. Skimmed most of the Newspeak article; very scary stuff that I'd never heard of before (I admit to shameful gaps in my reading & culture)]

I really feel bad about this murder.
 

Rose Becke (141)
Friday January 30, 2015, 2:01 am
Sickening
 

P A (117)
Friday January 30, 2015, 6:56 am
Not again.
 

Miriam AWAY Site issues (61)
Friday January 30, 2015, 7:20 am
Thank you so much for sharing! Disgusting Noted!!
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Friday January 30, 2015, 8:51 am
Associated Press in Denver, Thursday 29 January 2015 - Mother of Denver girl killed by police calls for second autopsy: 'All I want is justice' : "Monday shooting of Jessica Hernandez was the fourth time in seven months that a Denver officer fired at a vehicle after perceiving it as a threat"

This girl was 17, too! My god! WHAT is going on with US police?????

Excerpt:
"Hernandez’s mother said her daughter made a mistake by “grabbing” a car that did not belong to her but didn’t deserve to pay with her life.

“How much do they need to investigate?” she asked. “It’s all done. They did it. They killed her. All I want is justice.”

A passenger in the car, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of safety concerns, said Hernandez lost control of the vehicle because she was unconscious after being shot."

The police are claiming that they had to shoot because she was driving into them.
 

fly bird (26)
Friday January 30, 2015, 9:12 am
The police force must be dysfunctional as a system, if this is happening over and over.
The dysfunction, from within, is the problem, as far as I can see. It must reflect a larger dysfunction, not just within the police force, but society at large.
One expects police to serve and protect, not excessive force and abuse.
Police brutality are serious offenses, in any country. I agree with Patrick. I think firearms have a significant role in many police abuse cases.
Guns are used to intimidate and control, not always, simply for 'self protection.
Without guns, police would have to rethink their actions, and strategies in dealing, more effectively with people.
I wonder how many people would sign up, if guns were not part of wearing the badge and, if it might bring in, a slightly different group of applicants.
It could well be, that it encourages a certain 'personality' profile. it would be interesting to know, if any studies have been done on that.
It may seem irrelevant, considering dominant attitudes about the use and sale of firearms.
Guns, etc., have no place in civil society. Too many have died because of gun laws and trigger happy police.
Shame!
Thanks Dandelion.
 
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