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cop shooting in bar

Discussion in 'Legal' started by jgo296, Apr 28, 2008.

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  1. jgo296

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    sorry i didnt know i need a question
    http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=8023130
    ok question, should this cop be protected from general population in prison?
    no one in tennessee is allowed to carry when drinking . The cop was no where within the framework of the law he pledged to uphold. he waited roughly 45minutes before deciding to commit a crime
     
  2. Winchester 73

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    FAST FACTS:

    SGT. CHRIS JONES CHARGED SECOND DEGREE MURDER
    WITNESS SAYS JONES SAT ANGRY FOR 45 MINUTES BEFORE SHOOTING
    VICTIM'S FAMILY BELIEVES MURDER WAS PREMEDITATED
    shaun.chaiyabhat@wreg.com

    (Memphis, TN 3/15/08)

    His personnel file says Sergeant Chris Jones was known for 'keeping things under control'. But witnesses say Thursday night, he was cold and even calculating.

    "He pulled the gun out, took 2 or 3 steps and grabbed a man by the shirt and put the gun in his face... I heard two shots," says John Flynn. "People were still singing their songs."

    Flynn sat next to Sergeant Chris Jones at the Wind Jammer Lounge, and watched as Jones sat brewing. "He was not arguing with anyone, he wasn't yelling at anyone, he was just calm and cold."

    Calm but irate. Police reports say Jones got into an argument earlier in the night. A manager tried talking to him with no luck. Flynn overheard Jones say 'Well, I've got nothing to lose" ... "Two [expletive] are gonna die tonight - and 15 others if anybody tries to stop me.'"

    Flynn says Jones was angry and thinking for 45 minutes before he stood up and pulled his gun. Donald Munsey tried to intervene and died in the process. Munsey is described as a family-man who always tried to calm nerves.

    Munsey's father Carson Munsey says, "45 seconds, 45 minutes, in my opinion it was premeditated." The grieving father has few words for the man who killed his son and is charged with second degree murder.

    "Chris Jones is a coward," he says. "My son was a man, and a hero."

    David Munsey is the victim's uncle and says, "If you're supposed to be protecting the people, you don't go out and kill them."

    The highly commended officer had recently finalized a divorce. His victim's family thinks he needed counseling and says "the system failed for Chris Jones."

    Carson Munsey says he'll leave forgiveness up to a judge and jury. Munsey leaves behind three children. His funeral is Monday morning.
     
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    I still don't see a Legal question associated with the RKBA in all of this.
     
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    Shoulda kept my big mout shut my apologies
     
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    Just my opinion, but I think that in this case you're being unfair.

    This has nothing to do with the assailant being a LEO. As far as the article tell us, Sgt. Jones received no dispensation or special treatment as a function of his status as a LEO.

    So what is the axe to grind here? That a dude with a gun went nutsyfagen? I imagine that it happens to both LEO and non-LEO alike.

    Why do we need to dance on anyone's grave over that fact, and why specifically do we think that has any Legal RKBA implications?
     
  6. Art Eatman

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    "I still don't see a Legal question associated with the RKBA in all of this."

    Nor I. This is better suited to the Enquirer, although it's acceptable at APS...

    Art
     
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