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Utah Man Found Dead In Jail Cell After Killing Police Officer

By Pat Reavy May 24, 2013 - ksl.com - Utah

OGDEN — Matthew David Stewart, 39, was found dead in his Weber County Jail cell this morning, according to a family statement and law enforcement sources.

"Our family regrets to announce that our son Matthew David Stewart is in the hands of his creator after a long and courageous battle with a corrupt and arrogant judicial system. He was supposed to be considered innocent until he was proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt," his family posted this morning on his Facebook page.

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wow -- it's been awhilesince

I've read just an article on an incident involving the police -- with no video. I have to say, sadly, I didn't believe a single talking point from a single judge, sheriff, attorney, or police officer.

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Target

Each incident that shows the police in a bad light gives the go ahead to paint a target on each sanctified enforcer. The Utah police department, if it wasn't before, is in the American citizens sight now.

call me crazy

but in article it said knock and announce search warrant. If the suspect didn't open the door then surely this means they had no right of entry and what cloths they wear is of no relevance in a castle doctrine standoff. He could have possibly have been found not guilty in a trial had he not died, this would have caused great upset amongst the police.

This is what drawing the line in the sand looks like to anyone that keeps calling to make a stand, this is the cold hard truth about it, unfortuantly many will be killed before they relize not to break their oath, this is the defence doctrine.

Peronally I wouldn't want anyone to be killed and police should actually be trained that they can get legally killed if they voilate someones rights.

This all

happened because the State attempts to prohibit the growth and distribution of a plant. This is insanity.
Extremely sad story all around. When the hell are people going to wake up?

I don't

automatically assume that the cops are lying. Nor do I automatically assume that Mr. Stewart is lying. However, the problem here is that Mr. Stewart continued shooting at easily identifiable police AFTER they arrived. Its also worth noting that the cops could have simply killed him on the scene...and did not. Also, it must be noted that he was found with 16 plants. I don't think pot should be illegal and I don't agree with the militarization of the police for use against narcotics users. My point is that he reacted violently to the police, which is never a winning proposition.

This was a tragedy for both him and the officer and it sounds like he took his own life with no "help". I hope that there is some video record of the cell area to support the cops' story.

I notice they never said

I notice they never said whether the pot was in the house or not.

NO trial should be conducted

NO trial should be conducted in secrecy

The family is exactly right.

The family is exactly right. Regardless of anything of the incident being said to the media, he still had a right to a trial. Without a trial, anyone could just say all the shots came from Stewart's gun. Without a trial, they could say he absolutely did hear us. Without a trial, anyone could say he knew who we were. Without a trial, we don't get testimony from every officer that was there. That's often how we find out the truth; when we get differing accounts of what happened. Does anyone else feel like they are living in a Banana Republic?

Sounds like Mr Stewart did

Sounds like Mr Stewart did everything right against the Taliban home invaders. This should be a model for how home owners should react to home invaders, even if it results in death. Government employees will eventually learn to behave themselves and stop violating civil rights as civilians learn to protect themselves.

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And yet

The powner thugs will scratch their fleas and take names when angry Americans march towards 51 Capitols on July 4th. And boldly they shall declare " that's against the law ", and be wrong.
But not as quite as wrong as what happened to Matthew David Stewart.

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NO WARRANT??!!

WTH!

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

Mean while in other news,,,

Mean while in other news,,, Weber County jail cameras had a small glitch for hour last night...

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Iogged in just to upvote you

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Minor Glitch

Only one camera was affected so it was a minor glitch.

Also all card key system records were accidently deleted.

And ...

officials stated headcount logs are inaccurate due to a minor procedural training issue which has been corrected so at present there is no idea when the crime may have occurred.

In addition, officials are not even sure who was working on the day in question because the database containing records of correction staff clocking in and out has been affected by a virus, but officials report there will be no delay in paychecks.

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