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NEVER call the Cops to 'save' You: NY Cop MURDERS a Hostage; Girl shot Dead, in the Head!

Hofstra student shot in head by cop while being used as human shield during home invasion

Andrea Rebello (r.), here with her twin Jessica in an Instagram photo, was killed by the friendly fire of a police officer during a shootout with home invader Dalton Smith.

But he [the assailant] never got off a shot during the deadly violence early Friday morning inside Rebello's off-campus house in Uniondale, said police.

By KIERAN CROWLEY, KENNETH GARGER and KATHIANNE BONIELLO
Last Updated: 11:13 PM, May 18, 2013
Posted: 3:41 PM, May 18, 2013

The Hofstra University student killed during a home invasion robbery was the victim of friendly fire from a veteran cop who unleashed a barrage of bullets when the armed intruder pointed a gun at him, Nassau County police announced tonight.

Andrea Rebello was accidentally shot in the head while career criminal Dalton Smith had her in a headlock and used her as a human shield while trying to escape out the back door, Det. Lt. John Azzata said.

The unidentified cop fired eight rounds, seven of which struck and killed Smith, and one of which hit Rebello, he said.

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Authorities[SERVANTS]: Hofstra student was killed by police

In this photo copied from the 2010 Sleepy Hollow High School yearbook, high school student Andrea Rubello is shown.(Photo: AP)
Frank Eltman, Associated Press12:56 a.m. EDT May 19, 2013

MINEOLA, New York (AP) — A New York college student being held in a headlock at gunpoint by an intruder was accidentally shot and killed by a police officer who had responded to a report of the home invasion at an off-campus home, police said Saturday.

Andrea Rebello was shot once in the head Friday morning by an officer who opened fire after the masked intruder pointed a gun at the officer while holding the 21-year-old Hofstra University student in a headlock, Nassau County homicide squad Lt. John Azzata said.

In a tense confrontation with the officer, gunman Dalton Smith "menaces our police officer, points his gun at the police officer," Azzata said. The officer opened fire, killing Smith and his hostage.

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Hofstra student killed by police during home invasion
Andrea Rebello, a 21-year-old student at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, N.Y., died Friday when police fired on an intruder who had entered her home. The intruder was also killed by police.

By Frank Eltman, Associated Press / May 19, 2013

Mineola, N.Y. - In what police are describing as a crime of opportunity, a wanted man with a criminal history dating nearly 15 years entered a front door that had been left open at a New York home near Hofstra University.

A short time later, the intruder, Dalton Smith, and a 21-year-old college junior, Andrea Rebello, were both dead. The two were killed early Friday by a Nassau County police officer who fired eight shots at the masked man, hitting him seven times but also accidentally hitting Rebello once in the head, Nassau County homicide squad Lt. John Azzata said Saturday.

Smith was holding Rebello in a headlock and pointing a gun at her head before he turned his gun at the officer, Azzata said, prompting the shooting.

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New Details on Hofstra University Student Friendly Fire Fatality

Posted on May 19, 2013 by Robert Farago

As we reported yesterday (It Should Have Been A DGU) Andrea Rubello died during a police rescue attempt after a home invader had taken her hostage. As we predicted, police have announced that Ms Rubello was killed by so-called friendly fire. “In a tense confrontation with the officer, gunman Dalton Smith menaces our police officer, points his gun at the police officer,” Nassau County homicide squad Lt. John Azzata told usatoday.com. According to Lt. Azzata the responding cop fired eight shots at Smith. Smith was hit seven times and died. Rebello was shot once in the head and died. Apparently . . .

“Smith kept saying, ‘I’m going to kill her,’ and then he pointed the gun at the police officer,” Azzata said. Digging deeper, you’ve got wonder: did the cop have a chance to hold off or back off before the threat to him that led to Ms. Rebello’s death?

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In Another News, running to be the most Incompetently Deadly State-Actor of the Week: Rules for Thee, None for Me!

** In many states, if you or I were to have a negligent or accidental discharge in public, or at our own individual, private homes, we maybe arrested. Oh, and a thousand dollar German-engineered Heckler und Koch HK45 does not 'just go off' because you adjusted your belt, via TTAG:

Maine State Police lieutenant not disciplined after gun went off inside

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted May 18, 2013, at 9:42 a.m.
Last modified May 18, 2013, at 10:47 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — An investigation by a division of the Maine State Police was unable to determine why a lieutenant’s firearm accidentally discharged during a computer training session.

Lt. Shawn Currie, commander of the state police commercial vehicle enforcement division, was not disciplined after the Feb. 27 incident.

Currie was attending the training at the agency’s former headquarters at 36 Hospital St. when his gun belt reportedly rode up, according to a synopsis of the incident that the Bangor Daily News obtained Friday after submitting a request under the Freedom of Access Act.

All of which prove the following to be re-affirmed and true:

Proof: Cops NOT grown in 'Special' Genetics Lab; NYPD shot 9 out of 14 INNOCENT ByStanders @ EmpireState Bldg Shooting!

INFOGRAPHIC: Real Data on American GunOwners - Yes, Citizens are MUCH safer than Cops w/Guns!



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I think if Kafka were alive today,

he'd say, "holy shiite! this is way too Kafka-esque!"

are sanity and common sense that rare a 'commodity,' these days??

my lord, just WTF is going on in this world??

rhetorical, but seriously... lawd have mercy.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

ecorob's picture

So, kill the victim to solve the crime?

FREAKING unbelievable! Tell me again why we need these idiot thug, ignorant cops.

I will NEVER call them. I want this one FREAKING JAILED!

Don't call the Nazis? The girl lives. Call the gestapo...EVERYONE dies!

Get it through your head, America. Figuratively, or literally.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

"Tell me again why we need these idiot thug, ignorant cops."

well, I'd submit, we don't "need" them: http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/2308809

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

This is the microcosm of all that is wrong with our society

We lack critical thinking skills - and cops lack basic common sense and REAL bravery.

So as long as the gun was pointed at someone else - there was no need for deadly force. Yet the second the OFFICERS life may be in danger - its ok to bark off an excessive number of rounds.

When did the life of the officer become worth so much more than the people they swore to protect? Probably about the same time the lifes of little brown children became so much less than those of American children - I am guessing.

Issue 1: Clearly this officer was not trained properly and has no business being a cop. He panicked, and a girl is dead for it.
Issue 2: This officer is a fake here - trumped up by media. A real hero would have taken the bullets himself before risking the innocent girls life. Thats what a man would do, that is certainly what a person whos profession it is to save people's live would do. He did neither
Issue 3: EIGHT, EIGHT rounds. Go back to issue 1. He panicked. What happened to double tap, access situation??????????????

Anybody else find the irony in the number 8??? I mean what a coicnidence that is excatly the number of legal rounds now allowed in NY(7 in the magazine - one in the chamber).

Now, I do not believe the officer should be charged in the death as far as manslaughter charges. Otherwise it sets a bad precendece. However, the officer should be relieved of duty, loss of benefits and pension and sent packing. You simply cannot make such a large mistake and still be a cop.

yup: "officer safety"

two word euphemism for legitimizing pussification.

not that the entire notion of a 'police force' isn't already aberrant to begin with, but even IF one were to truly believe in the 'call of duty' and truly joins police work with the most noblest of intentions 'to serve,' if one feels saving one's own ass is more important (not to say coming home to their family alive isn't virtuous...unless you murder an innocent Hofstra student and one half of twins, during the day), why even bother to join any PD, let alone get out of bed in the morning? yeah, rhetorical, but truly though...

well, here's one old school cop, who has his "hierarchy of safety needs" priorities straight:

Single Officer Response in Active Shooter Events:

We as law enforcement officers need to have a clear idea of what the hierarchy of safety needs really is. Officer safety is NOT our first concern, if it were we would either hide out at the police station all day or, better yet, just stay home and not go to work. Police work is not about risk avoidance, it is about risk mitigation while also doing the job we have sworn to do. The hierarchy of needs is, and has always been, that the people we protect come first. We place ourselves in the line of fire to protect the citizens we serve, thus the victims of any crime and the bystanders on scene are the first and second priority of any police response. The safety of the officer is almost always the third place consideration.

Some recent interviews with Chuck Haggard:

http://youtu.be/i8UONBhdoxM

Chuck interviewed by Jeff Bloovman (winner of Disc. Ch.'s One Man Army, and former pupil of James Yeager):

http://youtu.be/FzsQyi3e3g4

http://youtu.be/3ItBiSX5sc0

Unfortunately, it seems 'all the good apples/true peace officers' have either retired in disgust, or simply 'forced' out.

my only solace is that the Fed. Res. trajectory being what it is, there is absolutely no mathematical way of staving off the coming, inevitable currency collapse, followed by a monetary reboot, thereby de facto nullifying any and all 'police force' monetary structure as we know it. though I've always maintained that should the SHTF and TEOTWAWKI truly comes, cops will become the local warlords, and their 'evidence locker' will become their bank vault.

there are only two 'professional' groups who truly know how to commit crimes daily, know how to get away with it, and with network/distribution know how to efficiently run the 'black market': criminals and cops.

the latter, because what one observes daily, and rationalizes daily compromising of morals to 'catch them, by committing equal crimes,' they inevitably become what they study, worse, what they emulate (all infiltrations and undercover work are fundamentally based on the delusional premise of "gotta commit crimes to catch criminals," it'd be the exception, not the rule, if they don't become what they purportedly abhor the most, IMO).

Now, I do not believe the officer should be charged in the death as far as manslaughter charges. Otherwise it sets a bad precendece. However, the officer should be relieved of duty, loss of benefits and pension and sent packing. You simply cannot make such a large mistake and still be a cop.

well... yes and no: yes, he should lose his job. but no, he really should, truly be arrested on negligent homicide charges, and serve at minimum 2yrs in jail.

though the sentence is always usually longer, the actual average time served can range from 6months to 10yrs, depending, but from what I recall they do hover between 1~2yrs.

but, seeing as how the actual, average time served for MURDER is EIGHT YEARS in America? it's par for the course.

Kinda puts into perspective the utterly fraudulent nature of 'our' 'justice' system, especially when a poor Illinois man is facing 75yrs in prison for merely peacefully filming copthugs from afar, eh?)

no matter how they rationalize, even under the current, utterly fraudulent 'judicial' paradigm, at the least, it is clearly manslaughter, depending on jurisdiction, "negligent homicide." to be fair, it is not 1st or 2nd degree murder, technically speaking as no mens rea was involved (as far as publicly available report goes), though that fraudulent legal distinction would be of no comfort to the innocent, murdered girl's surviving family members...

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

I will concede to negligent homicide

with no prison time, but mandatory mental evaluations and parole. Record to be expunged after five years with the caveat that my client never be allowed to carry a firearm or work in a capacity that requires them to be resposible for others lives.

That is my final offer prosecutor - lol.

My only thought was that anybody can panic, and with all the training going to DUI checkpoint protocol and the pressure to produce results in the form of arrests and revenue -this poor shlep had no chance. I mean - he seriously may not have even fired his weapon at the range in the past year - never mind in some sort of training excercise.

well, that, is exactly the problem, isn't it?

"he seriously may not have even fired his weapon at the range in the past year - never mind in some sort of training excercise."

yeah, non-gunnies have ABSOLUTELY NO F'ng clue, how pathetic most PD trainings are, let alone the minimum qualification requirements. yet, these same clueless hoplophobes who delude cops and military are some 'special genetically grown-in-test-tube-specimen,' are the only ones solely qualified to handle firearms, when numbers alone, and reality clearly state that the public at large are far safer with guns than they are.

don't take my word for it, ask Gabe Suarez, a former cop & SWAT, in the following open letter/rebuttal to Jeanne Assam's call to ban AR15's from those 'evil civvies' hands':

An Open Reply To Jeanne Assam

01/01/2013

Ms. Assam,

First off I want to point out to you that you would get a stronger following, and maybe even customers, from the Armed Citizen Community, whereas I suspect the Police Community would not likely give you the time of day, much less any business.

I too have a very strong police background including SWAT, Gangs, Crime Impact Teams, Narcotics both "Drug Raid" and UC, as well as street patrol. I will say this with no reservations at all. The police community is not and has never been the bastion of skill-at-arms that it is thought to be. The gunfighter cop is a rare exception rather than the perceived norm. I suspect there are plenty of LEOs here that will agree with that.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Who Thought the Cop Was There to Rescue Anyone?

He was likely there to disarm whoever happened to have a gun. The student's death was merely collateral damage in what was otherwise a completely successful police response by law enforcement standards. Fortunately, no police officers were harmed during the incident.

yup, just one more notch

in their 'promotion quota'-column, lives of innocents be damned.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

I'm sure Andrea's family is relieved their child died

by a cop's 'friendly fire' as opposed to being murdered by a dangerous criminal. /sarc

The cop was obviously more concerned with his well-fare than the well-fare of Andrea who he swore he would protect. Nearly incomprehensible that anyone would fire off 8 rounds with a hostage in the grips of a perpetrator. Yet he'll get away with this murder.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

"Yet he'll get away with this murder." - Yup.

THAT, is the most disgusting part about the case: the State scumfcuks never pay.

and, sometimes, simply waiting on Karma to catch up, can be tiresome.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

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Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

links

updated.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul