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(IN) Police face more high-powered assault weapons (find the media bias...)

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  1. Drizzt

    Drizzt Member

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    Police face more high-powered assault weapons

    Steve Jefferson/Eyewitness News CrimeBeat

    Indianapolis, January 2, 2003 - Just one day into the New Year and Indianapolis already reports its first murder. A 14-year-old boy gunned down with an assault rifle. “He’s my baby,†cries Lillian Henry.

    Henry's family surrounded her on their Southside porch. She's calling for justice in the shooting death of her 14-year-old son, William Anthony Boicourt. Police found him shot to death in an alley just after midnight New Year's Day.

    “This is one of the hardest things, a homicide,†Henry says. “I lost my husband in a fire and now today I got to face the death of my son.â€

    William Boicourt's family and friends put up a memorial at the shooting site. His shooting is just one of several under investigation right now involving a high-powered weapon.

    New Year's Eve police found an A-R 15 after a shoot out that left 20-year-old Reginald Harden dead.

    Police say Jerry Cobia used an AK-47 to shoot his sister-in-law, IPD Sergeant Dawn Higgins, during a domestic argument.

    And two IPD officers say they came face to face with Anthony Brown shooting an assault rifle. Brown reportedly shot and wounded IPD officer Linda Jackson.

    IPD’s Andrew Lamle says, “His weapon was far superior to anything we had available to us.â€

    Not even the everyday weapons officers carry can stand up to the fire power of automatic assault rifles.

    “There is no comparison,†according to gun expert Brenda Duety. “This is more deadly,†she says, hefting an automatic assault weapon. “This (bullet) travels further than a handgun round and can do a lot more damage.â€

    William Boicourt’s mother hopes police catch her son's killer so no one else ever experiences her pain, “I don't want anyone else to come out and find their 14-year-old son dead like I did mine.â€


    http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=1068708&nav=9TaiDA2Y

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  2. cuchulainn

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    Are they at sea or on the prairie?

    Or are Indianapolis' city blocks just really-really-really-really-really long? :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Jeff White

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    Anybody from Indy know this Brenda Duety? What are her qualifications?

    If she's really a gun expert someone on a board with this many members with this much experience must know her or at least know of her.

    Jeff
     
  4. capt_happypants

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    Answer: patrol rifles.

    If the officers knew that the bad guy had an AR-15 before arriving on-scene, they would've shown up with equal firepower.

    Of course, it's too politically incorrect to issue Evil Baby Killing Assault Gunz to the po-pos.

    It only took Columbine to wake up our local police departments to the advantages of patrol rifles.
     
  5. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Member

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    I'm not from Indy, but a quick web search of "Breda Duety" netted this CBS News story from October on the beltway sniper

    http://www.kolr10.com/global/story.asp?s=986060&ClientType=Printable

    Which itself is B.S.
     
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  6. Jeff White

    Jeff White Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah, I see now. Give out bad information to the press once, an expert for life. :rolleyes:

    Let's examine this story a bit:

    While no further details are given, we can surmize from the fact that an AR15 was found at the scene after a shoot out that perhaps Reginald Harden was involed in something he shouldn't have been.

    So would it have been ok if Mr. Cobia shot his sister-in-law with a muzzle loader? The article doesn't say if she's dead or alive, but what if he'd have stabbed her with a butcher knife during the domestic. Something tells me she wasn't on duty and trying to defuse the dispute.

    So what manner of heroism allowed them to prevail against this evil weapon with only an officer wounded? I suppose the author is suggesting that Anthony Brown wouldn't have shot it out with the officers had he been armed with say, a Browning Buckmark?

    Isn't there a religious belief that endows inanimate objects with life and power? Perhaps Steve Jefferson just believes in that.

    Jeff
     
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    “There is no comparison,†according to gun expert Brenda Duety. “This is more deadly,†she says, hefting ( a .54 caliber hawken rifle ). “This (bullet) travels further than a handgun round and can do a lot more damage.†:rolleyes:
     
  8. Harold Mayo

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    Gentlemen, I used to live in Indianapolis and I am ashamed to admit that I did, at times, visit Don's Guns at the former north side location.

    If Brenda Duety is a gun expert, then I need to stick all kinds of qualifications on my own resume.

    I have not met ANYONE working at Don's Guns who I would consider an expert and only ONE who I might consider remotely competent.

    :cuss:
     
  9. Dennis Olson

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    So......

    WHAT was a 14 y.o. boy doing out on the streets at MIDNIGHT?

    Where were his parents? Why wasn't he at HOME?

    Enquiring minds want to know....
     
  10. El Tejon

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    Put no credibility in anything you hear from "Don's Guns." They know less about firearms than the police.

    IPD is whining about wanting someone else to buy them carbines. "Give me something for nothing"--baaaah!

    Typical mall ninja, they want the gear, they don't want to accept the responsibility of getting training.:rolleyes: Don't know why Chief Wiggum doesn't allow PODA as long as they get hours and pass a test.
     
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