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Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’

 
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Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Police in Fort Worth, Texas, are blaming “poor lighting” after two officers went to the wrong home in search of a possible burglar and ended up shooting a 72-year-old man dead in his garage. The officers, who are both in their first year with Fort Worth PD, were responding to a burglary alarm on May 28 when the tragic mistake occurred.

“Due to poor lighting conditions, and officers attempting to arrive on the scene undetected,” the cops approached the home of Jerry Waller by mistake, according to an affidavit. The house they were actually supposed to go to was across the street.

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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Seems like a deliberate hit for mine..
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Hey! Close enough!
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Seems like a deliberate hit for mine..
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These police "fuck ups" are getting out of control...
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Probably misstook him for a dog
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
People should get out in the streets and protest.

Wait, I just remembered, the cops need to be white and the victim black.

Guess not.

Damn, no riots.
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Did they mistake him for a large dog breed?
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Grandpa shoulda shot first.

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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
in other news, Austin grandma Ruth Bell shot on sight during routine traffic stop. Police were quoted saying, "there was something in my eye. I thought she threw acid in my face," as the reason behind the killing...err...incident.
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Seems like a deliberate hit for mine..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9128390


These police "fuck ups" are getting out of control...
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He Pointed a Gun at a Cop.. What the Fuck do thinks going to happen!!
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Seems like a deliberate hit for mine..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9128390


These police "fuck ups" are getting out of control...
 Quoting: Fire Watch


Is this really becoming that common?
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Wrong house? Poor lighting?
What are the training standards for these fucks?!
They're supposed to be better than this, goddammit.
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Seems like a deliberate hit for mine..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9128390


These police "fuck ups" are getting out of control...
 Quoting: Fire Watch


Is this really becoming that common?
 Quoting: Waka Waka 44130050


yes.

I do not feel safe around police officers. I would rather have my neighbor protect me than a police officer. they better never touch me or come to my house because I do not respect them.

I live in a small town, I know many of them are just getting by. I still don't respect their choice to support this police state. every officer on payroll helps to support the police state agenda, and I find that disgusting.

yes it really fucking is that common in America where it's basically a daily occurrence. police either need to start quitting the force en-masse, or take a trip down to DC and stand in solidarity under the demands of arresting the criminals currently occupying levels of the federal government.
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Wrong house? Poor lighting?
What are the training standards for these fucks?!
They're supposed to be better than this, goddammit.
 Quoting: Vic-chick13


If you READ the article the OP posted it say's:

“The guy came out with a gun and wouldn’t put the gun down,’ Officer Hanlon said. ‘He pointed it at Hoeppner, Hoeppner fired,” Hanlon said.


The OP left this part OUT!!

Both of the officers claim they identified themselves as police officers and told Waller to drop his firearm. They claim he instead lifted his firearm and pointed it at them.
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Well grandpa obviously didn't make a threatening move towards the cops so why did they shoot him? Simply because he was in the garage and they got scared.

When I first read your title I thought the grandfather was already dead and they shot his dead body! LMAO
I think it should read "shot grandfather dead" boy that made me LOL.

Last Edited by geminilion on 07/27/2013 09:18 AM
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
hey shills HE WAS IN HIS OWN GARAGE AT NIGHT WITH GUYS SHINING LIGHTS IN HIS FACE AFTER HAVING BEEN WOKEN UP BY THOSE GOOFS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT IN HIS BACK YARD i woulD HAVE COME OUT W A GUN TOO ( WAKE THE FUCK UP)
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
there is no burglar. never was.
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Wrong house? Poor lighting?
What are the training standards for these fucks?!
They're supposed to be better than this, goddammit.
 Quoting: Vic-chick13


If you READ the article the OP posted it say's:

“The guy came out with a gun and wouldn’t put the gun down,’ Officer Hanlon said. ‘He pointed it at Hoeppner, Hoeppner fired,” Hanlon said.


The OP left this part OUT!!

Both of the officers claim they identified themselves as police officers and told Waller to drop his firearm. They claim he instead lifted his firearm and pointed it at them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 42054178


The family claims the police are misrepresenting details of the incident to the media. Considering their other mistakes, I'm not inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt at this point.
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
hey shills HE WAS IN HIS OWN GARAGE AT NIGHT WITH GUYS SHINING LIGHTS IN HIS FACE AFTER HAVING BEEN WOKEN UP BY THOSE GOOFS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT IN HIS BACK YARD i woulD HAVE COME OUT W A GUN TOO ( WAKE THE FUCK UP)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29815633


this exactly

they were at the wrong home? fucking retard pigs. maybe they should learn how to, ya know, do the jobs we pay them to do?

it's the pigs fault. if they got the house right none of this would have happened. the old man didn't ask to he invaded by police, he was minding his own business. pigs wake the fuck up or educate yourselves but STOP BOTHERING US.

leave us alone! jesus christ. it really is on a weekly basis that more stories come out of these "law enforcement officers" attacking innocent civilians. that is their job now.

police are the fucking terrorists. wake up.
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
What happened to the days when the cops would set up a perimeter? Then wait. IF suspect starts shooting, it is easier to know he is belligerent.

After an hour of no contact, shoot tear gas in to flush em out. 30 minutes later, throw flash bangs and go in.

in the hour or so, it is garenteed a non combant will reveal themselves. 80% of the time a beligerent will surrender. 70% of the time a neighbor will say "Hey my neighbor is home, he is in there, he cant hear, but call his TTY phone and let him know what is going on ..."

Billions have been spent militarizing the policy in america, and we can't afford to pay 5 guys and a sergeant 4 hours of OT to save an innocent life?
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Wrong house? Poor lighting?
What are the training standards for these fucks?!
They're supposed to be better than this, goddammit.
 Quoting: Vic-chick13


If you READ the article the OP posted it say's:

“The guy came out with a gun and wouldn’t put the gun down,’ Officer Hanlon said. ‘He pointed it at Hoeppner, Hoeppner fired,” Hanlon said.


The OP left this part OUT!!

Both of the officers claim they identified themselves as police officers and told Waller to drop his firearm. They claim he instead lifted his firearm and pointed it at them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 42054178


Middle of the night. .....you walk in to your garage to grab a cold beer...
you see two dudes ....they say POLICE.....because you hear the magic words from two stranger that got no business at your property.....you slowly put down your pants and bend over.....affer all they identified themselves. ........
maaaan so many gullible mumericans in for big surprise if shit htf.
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Hmmm dead men tell no tales eh eh ................
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Wrong house? Poor lighting?
What are the training standards for these fucks?!
They're supposed to be better than this, goddammit.
 Quoting: Vic-chick13


If you READ the article the OP posted it say's:

“The guy came out with a gun and wouldn’t put the gun down,’ Officer Hanlon said. ‘He pointed it at Hoeppner, Hoeppner fired,” Hanlon said.


The OP left this part OUT!!

Both of the officers claim they identified themselves as police officers and told Waller to drop his firearm. They claim he instead lifted his firearm and pointed it at them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 42054178


The family claims the police are misrepresenting details of the incident to the media. Considering their other mistakes, I'm not inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt at this point.
 Quoting: Vic-chick13


The Family was Inside, How can they add anything?

Even this Thread Title is a Lie!!

The Cops didn't claim "bad Lighting" like the OP say's they Claim the guy pointed a gun at them
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Can a person accidentally shoot a cop and not go to jail forever. Pigs think we're targets for their amusement.
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Next time the owner should yell out his address. That way the police will be a little less ignorant of the situation. THESE POLICE ARE IGNORANT. What happens when you mix ignorance and guns? This happens. Fort Worth police should be ashamed. ALL OF THEM.
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Time for a good ol' fashion angry mob.
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Murder, bloody murder.
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Seems like a deliberate hit for mine..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9128390


These police "fuck ups" are getting out of control...
 Quoting: Fire Watch


I think it's all part of there training. They are preparing for civil war.
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Can a person accidentally shoot a cop and not go to jail forever. Pigs think we're targets for their amusement.
 Quoting: Jrock


If you Point a Gun at a cop You will get shot.

Why is this so hard for you country Fucks to understand??
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Wrong house? Poor lighting?
What are the training standards for these fucks?!
They're supposed to be better than this, goddammit.
 Quoting: Vic-chick13


If you READ the article the OP posted it say's:

“The guy came out with a gun and wouldn’t put the gun down,’ Officer Hanlon said. ‘He pointed it at Hoeppner, Hoeppner fired,” Hanlon said.


The OP left this part OUT!!

Both of the officers claim they identified themselves as police officers and told Waller to drop his firearm. They claim he instead lifted his firearm and pointed it at them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 42054178


The family claims the police are misrepresenting details of the incident to the media. Considering their other mistakes, I'm not inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt at this point.
 Quoting: Vic-chick13


The Family was Inside, How can they add anything?

Even this Thread Title is a Lie!!

The Cops didn't claim "bad Lighting" like the OP say's they Claim the guy pointed a gun at them
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 42054178


OP's title is not misleading.
From link:
Police in Fort Worth, Texas, are blaming “poor lighting” after two officers went to the wrong home in search of a possible burglar and ended up shooting a 72-year-old man dead in his garage.
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Re: Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar, Blame ‘Poor Lighting’
Whoops...

Hey sorry bout that Granpa, quit being such a whiney bitch, and suck it up.

Here, patch that shit up with some Duct Tape.

Awww Crap, the old codger is dead? Now we gotta fill out reports and shit...





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