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    Default Remember those cops who shot and killed Erik Scott at Costco in LV last year?

    I think I'm gonna be sick.

    Two Las Vegas police officers who shot and killed Erik Scott in the controversial Costco shooting last year have received honors in a national officer of the year award.

    Officers William Mosher and Joshua Stark received honorable mention in the National Association of Police Organizations' Top Cops awards.
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    "It was a heroic deed and enough of a heroic deed for the judges to give them an honorable mention."

    Scott's father, Bill Scott, called the honor "incredible."

    "The arrogance of Chris Collins and the PPA in even nominating these two staggers the imagination," he said.

    He called the officers' actions a "mistake" and added, "Now they're being honored for their mistakes?"
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    "I don't see it as a controversial shooting," he said about the Costco shooting. "What potentially could have been a bad situation they brought to an end with no citizens being hurt.
    uhh....what?

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    At the very best this was a deadly mistake, if not purposeful police misconduct. People who make deadly mistakes don't deserve awards, that's for sure.
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    I do not remember what happened. Could somebody refresh my memory?
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    Apperently this guy Erik Scott was being a bit unruly at Costco, at which time some cops told him to leave, he showed that he had a gun, they told him to get down on the ground and proceeding to shoot him 7 times. Or at least that's what I understand happened.

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    http://erikbscottmemorialblog.blogsp...tts-death.html

    When Erik squatted on the floor to verify that three metal water bottles would fit into a soft-sided, zip-up cooler, a Costco employee saw the weapon. Erik's shirt had lifted up, revealing a holstered pistol clipped to his belt, on his right hip. A civil interchange ensued, and the employee informed Erik of Costco's policy that guns were not allowed inside company stores -- although there are no signs to that effect posted outside or inside the facility. Erik calmly responded that his gun was legal and that he had a concealed carry weapon (CCW) permit on his person. Like other Boston Scientific pacemaker sales reps, Erik carried a concealed weapon for personal protection, because reps are required to enter dangerous areas of the city at all hours of the day and night to serve patients fitted with cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators. Contrary to wildly erroneous news reports, we've seen no evidence that Erik had a second gun on his person.

    The Costco employee apparently reported to the store's manager that Erik was carrying a gun. The manager, in turn, informed a young, plainclothes security guard, who subsequently placed a 911 call to the police. The contents of that 911 call have not been released, but Northwest Metro cops rushed to the store in overwhelming force. As many as 15 police cruisers, a helicopter, an incident-command team and an ambulance were dispatched.

    Costco managers announced that the store was being evacuated. Unaware that the evacuation had anything to do with him, Erik and his girlfriend walked out with the crowd, passing three Metro officers waiting at the entrance. The Costco undercover security guard pointed to Erik, and the cops started yelling at Erik to stop and turn around.

    Erik turned to find three officers facing him, guns drawn, and all three shouting different commands: "Get on the ground!" "Drop your weapon!" "Keep your hands up!" Erik held his hands up, spoke calmly, told them he DID have a concealed firearm and a legal CCW and was an ex-Army officer. His girlfriend was screaming about Erik being a West Point grad, former Army officer, etc. Erik leaned to his left, hands still up, to expose the pistol, and repeated, "I am disarming; I am disarming..." Witnesses say he started to lower his right hand, palm OUT, perhaps intending to remove holster and gun together — but never got the hand below his shoulder, when one of the cops (believed to be William Mosher, who had committed a fatal shooting in 2006) shot Erik in the chest with a .45-caliber semi-automatic weapon. Erik dropped to his knees, clearly in shock, his face a picture of disbelief. He was shot a second time and collapsed. The rest is ugly. The three officers unloaded again, firing a total of seven hollow-point rounds. At least four, possibly five, hit Erik in the back, after he was on the ground and dying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Like A Rock View Post
    I do not remember what happened. Could somebody refresh my memory?
    I'm sure a search for Costo would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucille View Post
    When Erik squatted on the floor to verify that three metal water bottles would fit into a soft-sided, zip-up cooler, a Costco employee saw the weapon. Erik's shirt had lifted up, revealing a holstered pistol clipped to his belt, on his right hip. A civil interchange ensued, and the employee informed Erik of Costco's policy that guns were not allowed inside company stores -- although there are no signs to that effect posted outside or inside the facility. Erik calmly responded that his gun was legal and that he had a concealed carry weapon (CCW) permit on his person. Like other Boston Scientific pacemaker sales reps, Erik carried a concealed weapon for personal protection, because reps are required to enter dangerous areas of the city at all hours of the day and night to serve patients fitted with cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators. Contrary to wildly erroneous news reports, we've seen no evidence that Erik had a second gun on his person.

    The Costco employee apparently reported to the store's manager that Erik was carrying a gun. The manager, in turn, informed a young, plainclothes security guard, who subsequently placed a 911 call to the police. The contents of that 911 call have not been released, but Northwest Metro cops rushed to the store in overwhelming force. As many as 15 police cruisers, a helicopter, an incident-command team and an ambulance were dispatched.

    Costco managers announced that the store was being evacuated. Unaware that the evacuation had anything to do with him, Erik and his girlfriend walked out with the crowd, passing three Metro officers waiting at the entrance. The Costco undercover security guard pointed to Erik, and the cops started yelling at Erik to stop and turn around.

    Erik turned to find three officers facing him, guns drawn, and all three shouting different commands: "Get on the ground!" "Drop your weapon!" "Keep your hands up!" Erik held his hands up, spoke calmly, told them he DID have a concealed firearm and a legal CCW and was an ex-Army officer. His girlfriend was screaming about Erik being a West Point grad, former Army officer, etc. Erik leaned to his left, hands still up, to expose the pistol, and repeated, "I am disarming; I am disarming..." Witnesses say he started to lower his right hand, palm OUT, perhaps intending to remove holster and gun together but never got the hand below his shoulder, when one of the cops (believed to be William Mosher, who had committed a fatal shooting in 2006) shot Erik in the chest with a .45-caliber semi-automatic weapon. Erik dropped to his knees, clearly in shock, his face a picture of disbelief. He was shot a second time and collapsed. The rest is ugly. The three officers unloaded again, firing a total of seven hollow-point rounds. At least four, possibly five, hit Erik in the back, after he was on the ground and dying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reason article
    Both of these shootings were high-profile, and in both cases witness accounts dispute officer accounts (though in the Scott case there are lots of discrepencies—other witnesses confirm portions of the police version of events).
    Now we know why cops routinely arrest peaceful citizens with cameras.
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    seems like a trend:

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    Duly noted.
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    I'm sorry, but those cops seem to have no proper training, a couple hotshot - straight out of the boot camp - marines could probably do a better arrest.
    Three guys screaming to the suspect at the same time is a great way to put all fours lives in danger.

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    Edit - Nope, ain't gonna post that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diurdi View Post
    I'm sorry, but those cops seem to have no proper training, a couple hotshot - straight out of the boot camp - marines could probably do a better arrest.
    Three guys screaming to the suspect at the same time is a great way to put all fours lives in danger.
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    Crap like this is why I'm too scared to have a concealed weapon her in Spain. I know once glimpse of the gun and I'm dead. If you think cops there overstep their bounds, you should see the Civil Guard here. They're paramilitary and basically have immunity, yet they have the legal right to enforce ANY law. Immigration, traffic, code violations, crime prevention, anything they want. I've had my car searched, illegally, a few times now at toll booths. First two times, I complained, told them my rights were being violated, asked for their ID's and I ended up handcuffed and ticketed, and my car still got completely searched. I can't imagine what they'd do if they found a (unregistered, illegal) handgun on me...Oh and I'm a foreigner here too...

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    "welcome to costco i love you" Idiocracy 2500 ad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
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    +rep, and I have no idea even what you posted. Doesn't matter.

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    /speechless and disgusted
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    Americans citizens: REMEMBER RUBY RIDGE and the HONORS GIVEN OUT to government agents for KILLING INNOCENT CIVILIANS/CHILDREN.

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    So ex army and west point grad? And his fellow men and family are doing what? Baahhhh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibForestPaul View Post
    So ex army and west point grad? And his fellow men and family are doing what? Baahhhh?
    Proceeding with the civil suit which will have all sorts of interesting discovery, I'm sure.

    Personally, I prefer this approach:

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    What - I am truely outraged! - No promotion? - is the gvmt slipping?????
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    Originally Posted by LibForestPaul
    So ex army and west point grad? And his fellow men and family are doing what? Baahhhh?

    veterans should hunt these cops down for target practice. at least a 1000 rounds in each. vet killers

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