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Too Many Police-Involved Shootings in Columbus?

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    Too Many Police-Involved Shootings in Columbus?

    December 20, 2012

    by Sam Hendren

    89.7 NPR News Reporter

    Police-involved shootings have been on the increase in Columbus. Over the past two years, there have been 42 police shootings; 14 people have been killed.

    It was near the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and North 17th Street that 31-year-old Edward “Tigger” Hayes was shot to death by a Columbus police officer. Hayes had been in a car with several other black men on the night of June 6th 2008 when police officers approached. Edward Hayes ran for it; a gun tucked in his waistband. Area resident Barry Edney says he witnessed the shooting.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2012/12/20/too-many-police-involved-shootings/

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    M.O.
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    The article portrays the 911 caller/deceased from Monday’s CPD shooting, who allegedly had a gun in his hand when police arrived and ignored orders to put it down, as “innocent” without further comment. Between that sloppy editorializing and the profound revelation that most CPD shootings occur in predominantly black/poor neighborhoods I would call this award-winning journalistic melodrama in 1974, but only amateurish college intern pap in 2012.

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    Coremodels
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    Yeah, there may be a legit story behind the incident referenced, I mean shooting a fleeing man in the back with a gun in his waistband is questionable in my mind…but this wasn’t investigative in the least.

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    RedStorm
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    Innocent people don’t run from cops, right? Not saying that justifies the shooting/killing, but the story is hazy at best.

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    lazyfish
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    We have had a problem with police shootings for years. In the early 2000’s the Franklin County Sheriffs Dept. was killing lots of mentally ill folks some with weapons other than guns ( knives, mainly). The county Commissioners sat down with Sheriff Karnes and the police started responding with not fatal techniques. Franklin County has seen a large decrease in police shootings. I would hope that CPD and the new chief will look at non-lethal force in responding to these events.

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    Too Many Police-Involved Shootings In Columbus? Part 2
    December 21, 2012
    by Sam Hendren
    89.7 NPR News Reporter

    12 years ago, on an October night, Jim Gilbert and other Columbus police officers chased a burglary suspect into a warehouse. The suspect then confronted one of the officers. “He fought the officer, taking the officer’s firearm and was getting ready to shoot the officer in the face,” Gilbert says.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2012/12/21/too-many-police-involved-shootings-in-columbus-part-2/

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