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CapnHook
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This is very bizarre. At first I thought this was some sort of elaborate April Fool's joke that I'm late to the party to. Or a publicity stunt for an upcoming zombie flick. But no, this is REAL.

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/05/26/miami-police-confrontation-men-leaves-1-dead-1-hurt/

I question why the police SHOT the assailant instead of using a stun gun?
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
Jane2
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Posted: 5/27/12 at 07:46pm



i guess because he was murdering someone
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trentsketch
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Posted: 5/27/12 at 08:18pm
Why did he shoot?

Per the story, police arrived and demanded the man stop his attack. He didn't. Because he was a violent offender--mauling another person with his teeth, the officer fired to subdue the attacker. The attacker kept attacking. Only then did the officer shoot to kill.

Because obviously, every psychopath literally chewing someone's face off is going to listen to reason, realize that they're doing something bad, obey the police, and calmly walk into the back of a patrol car. That goes double for someone who is injured by a bullet and still keeps attacking. And every officer in the country--save for the vast majority of NYPD officers--is obviously equipped with a stun gun. Except for how most police do not carry stun guns as they're considered specialty equipment used for crowd control, not every day patrol equipment like a gun or handcuffs.

If this is not a scenario where it's ok for an officer to use a gun to save someone's life, then in your mind there's never an excuse for an officer to save a victim's life unless they dive in and sacrifice their own life to someone in the process of murdering someone else in a distinctly vicious and off-kilter way.

Updated On: 5/27/12 at 08:18 PM
thetinymagic2
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Posted: 5/27/12 at 08:24pm
Touche! Trent! I googled this story 'cause I just couldn't believe it. O M F G... Gotta be a first.
CapnHook
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Posted: 5/27/12 at 08:41pm
Trent, I read the story. And I still ask why it was neccessary to shoot to kill. That's all - a question. Your reaction is uncalled for. My take on the story was the first gunshot was intended to kill, not the subsequent. I would think there would be several non-lethal ways to stop the attack. Stun gun. Pepper spray. Club. Firehose. Shoot him in the leg.

If the answer is "there was only one cop at the scene who didnt have a stun gun, pepper spray, club, firehouse, or shooting him in the leg didnt work," then thats the answer. But from reading it, it seems like he shot to kill after telling him to stop didnt work. So thats why I have questions about what happened.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
thetinymagic2
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Posted: 5/27/12 at 08:48pm
absolutely necessary. he was murdering someone.
fingerlakessinger
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Posted: 5/27/12 at 09:27pm
With this teeth.
That's what is getting me worked up. He was EATING someone. What in the world was wrong with this dude? Mental illness has to play into somehow.
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SNAFU
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Posted: 5/27/12 at 11:35pm
Now that he is dead, we may never fully know. It is a double edged sword.
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FindingNamo
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Posted: 5/27/12 at 11:55pm
Oh, Florida.
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hermajesty
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Posted: 5/28/12 at 03:14am
If you act like a wild animal you can't expect anything less.
All problems are man made and so, can be man solved.
Yawper
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Posted: 5/28/12 at 03:22am
Chimps have been known to eat their own, as well as to eat their prey alive.
CarlosAlberto
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Posted: 5/28/12 at 05:46am
Two naked men laying down by the exit of the MacArthur Causeway and one of them literally eating the other's face? These guys were obviously homeless and mentally ill. Why did the victim not defend himself against his attacker?

The article states they were fighting but very little else. It makes it seem like this guy just lay there at some point and let this guy have his way. It's hard to believe that he didn't try to run away.

Not only is this story bizarre but it's downright disgusting.

There goes my breakfast...



Updated On: 5/28/12 at 05:46 AM
Broadway Joe
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Posted: 5/30/12 at 03:19pm
I saw pictures of the what they think is the victim, be warned if you don't have a strong stomach do not click this link.

WARNING - NOT FOR THE WEAK OF STOMACH

http://gawker.com/5913979/do-these-unbelievably-horrifying-photos-show-the-miami-cannibals-victim
tazber
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Posted: 5/30/12 at 03:21pm
Holy ****. I mean....wow.

The jaw strength he had to use to cause that has to be astounding.
....but the world goes 'round
ErikJ972
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Posted: 5/30/12 at 03:35pm
And for the record...they weren't both naked. The victim had his pants ripped off as part of the attack. The perp apparently shed his clothes as he was walking back from a memorial day celebration after his car broke down.
TheatreDiva90016
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Posted: 5/30/12 at 03:37pm

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ErikJ972
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Posted: 5/30/12 at 03:38pm
Zombies don't usually strip before they attack people though.
TheatreDiva90016
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Posted: 5/30/12 at 03:40pm
It's getting weird out there. Here are some recent stories.
Police: Hackensack man stabbed himself and threw intestines at officers
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TheatreDiva90016
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Posted: 5/30/12 at 03:41pm
"TheatreDiva90016 - another good reason to frequent these boards less."<<>> I hesitate to give this line of discussion the validation it so desperately craves by perpetuating it, but the light from logic is getting further and further away with your every successive post. <<>> -whatever2
TheatreDiva90016
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Posted: 5/30/12 at 03:42pm
"TheatreDiva90016 - another good reason to frequent these boards less."<<>> I hesitate to give this line of discussion the validation it so desperately craves by perpetuating it, but the light from logic is getting further and further away with your every successive post. <<>> -whatever2
TheatreDiva90016
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Posted: 5/30/12 at 03:45pm
"TheatreDiva90016 - another good reason to frequent these boards less."<<>> I hesitate to give this line of discussion the validation it so desperately craves by perpetuating it, but the light from logic is getting further and further away with your every successive post. <<>> -whatever2
JoeKv99
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Posted: 5/30/12 at 04:14pm
The Seattle blog Slog polled readers if police had overreacted by shooting the attacker repeatedly. The options were "No, Yes and Are you sh*tting me? He was EATING his f*cking FACE!"

I voted for the third option which won by a mile.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
TheatreDiva90016
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Posted: 5/30/12 at 04:23pm

"TheatreDiva90016 - another good reason to frequent these boards less."<<>> I hesitate to give this line of discussion the validation it so desperately craves by perpetuating it, but the light from logic is getting further and further away with your every successive post. <<>> -whatever2
CarlosAlberto
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Posted: 5/30/12 at 07:37pm
This kind of sh!t skeeves me the fvck out. What is wrong with these people?!!?!!
TheatreDiva90016
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Posted: 5/30/12 at 10:33pm

"TheatreDiva90016 - another good reason to frequent these boards less."<<>> I hesitate to give this line of discussion the validation it so desperately craves by perpetuating it, but the light from logic is getting further and further away with your every successive post. <<>> -whatever2
tazber
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Posted: 5/30/12 at 10:44pm
Florida is definitely Ground Zero:

May 17th, 2012

The Florida Public Health and Medical Department arrived at the school alongside fire departments. Those affected showered in an area set up outside the school before being transported in a plastic-lined school bus to Memorial Regional Hospital, reports the Miami Herald, where they walked through two inflatable halls by gender, showered again, and placed their clothing in orange bags.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/16/mcarthur-high-school-contamination_n_1521764.html

May 19th, 2012

A still unknown chemical is released into the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Three TSA agents and two passengers are taken to the emergency room with respiratory problems.
http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/terminal-2-evacuated-at-fort-lauderdale-airport-in-hazmat-scare

May 24th, 2012

Lauderdale Lakes Middle school, approximately 15 miles from MacArthur High, is put on lock down and HazMat called in when two students and a science teacher come down with mysterious red rashes.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/24/2815003/second-broward-school-reports.html

May 25th, 2012

A passenger aboard American Airlines flight 320 becomes disoriented upon landing in Miami, ignores flight crew instructions to remain in his seat and rushes the front of the plane before being subdued by fellow passengers. The man had no prior known history of violence.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/25/passenger-restrained-on-flight-to-miami-arrested/

May 25th, 2012

HazMat is called in for bus passengers headed to Minneola Charter Elementary in Minneola, Florida when 27 children and adults complain of not feeling well. Household cleaner used on the bus is blamed but all parties are still decontaminated with hoses by officials.
http://www.wesh.com/r/31112110/detail.html
....but the world goes 'round

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