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Police killed California robbery hostage (Is it time to disarm police?)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A hostage kidnapped during a Northern California bank robbery was killed by police in an ensuing chase and shootout, likely during a final gunbattle where the lone surviving suspect used her as a human shield, authorities said Monday.

The results of a preliminary ballistics report show that police in the city of Stockton fired the 10 bullets that struck Misty Holt-Singh, 41, and all her wounds likely came during a final burst of gunfire, Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said at a news conference.


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Clearly it's all his fault. ;)

... The police obviously aren't at fault for anything; 'cause he's the one that took a human shield! Oh, and they probably found him in possession of a "how to be a criminal" manual that told him to take human shields, so any civilian casualties must be only blamed on him...even if he didn't fire the shots...yeah. *sarcasm*

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The ONLY answer is to END the

The ONLY answer is to END the the way "protection" is delivered in the US now, through socialism, and allow free market security services! Look for "private police" on You Tube for great examples!

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"Through socialism": success=cops, failure=criminals?

I love the compression in your two words. Just as banks promote themselves through socialism, privatizing gains and socializing losses.

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"She was picking up cash to pay for a hair cut"

If she had had a weapon on her person, wouldn't she have been justified using it in the bank, rather than risking her abductors, and/or police weapons, being used against her the way it happened.

Granted, the police "meant" to save her, but TEN bullets, coming only from police actions, means that the shooters were determined to take down the robbers no matter what harm or death the hostages might incur.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

militarizing the police is not good for the public...

militarizing the police is not good for the public...


And to think that they (the

And to think that they (the police) will go through all that trouble chasing the bank robbers for what amount to nothing but printed pieces of paper, that they print just about everyday. Just a reality check...

It is better to look dumb and not be, than to look smart and not be.

Damn. That really put it in

Damn. That really put it in perspective. What is the point of their service? Doesn't sound like protecting.

disarm the police you say

I am going to look into this
Isn't there a ruling of SCOTUS that says the police don't even have to protect you
If so why do they need the firearms but for personal protecting and if they have them why don't I ?

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I wonder if the

"hey if it saves just one life" crowd that propose 2A restrictions are ready to disarm the police. The cops kill more people with guns than any other 'sect' of our society.

She Must H@ve Been P@lestini@n

...the hum@n shield policy is different for them.

She was a very pretty 41 year old white american female

With her two year old waiting in the car. How tragic. My heart goes out to her family and friends.

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