New Mexico police shoot at van w/ kids during traffic stop (Read 2397 times)

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New Mexico police shoot at van w/ kids during traffic stop
« on: November 17, 2013, 02:37:10 PM »
This traffic stop went bad pretty quick...

TAOS, N.M. (KABC) -- "A police officer's dashboard camera captured a dangerous traffic stop on Oct. 28 in New Mexico. The incident turned into a wild scene when the driver took off as she was being ticketed for driving 71 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone. Officers then opened fire on her minivan with her five kids inside." Read more: http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/national_world&id=9328858

State cop shoots at minivan full of kids

bass monkey

Re: New Mexico police shoot at van w/ kids during traffic stop
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 02:58:20 PM »
Holy shit!!!

tanakattack

Re: New Mexico police shoot at van w/ kids during traffic stop
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 03:49:35 PM »
That's a crazy event, however why the hell did she start driving away?  She's told to turn off her vehicle and instead just starts driving away??  Then when she gets out of her vehicle and realizes she's about to get arrested, she tries to run away again!

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 04:37:39 PM »
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Re: New Mexico police shoot at van w/ kids during traffic stop
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 04:47:54 PM »
Taser= warm fuzzy?
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Re: New Mexico police shoot at van w/ kids during traffic stop
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 05:53:34 PM »
transporting her children AND they found drug paraphernalia ???

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Re: New Mexico police shoot at van w/ kids during traffic stop
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 06:04:54 PM »
Damn those HYSA soccer Moms

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Re: New Mexico police shoot at van w/ kids during traffic stop
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013, 06:24:50 PM »
Wow!

I'm ok with everything the officers did, except for the one that fired the weapon. That officer just arrived on scene and maybe didnt know about the kids in the vehicle, but without an imminent threat I think that officer overplayed his actions.

It's almost like a high speed chase in which they break off pursuit due to risk, you never see a cop firing at a vehicle for just evading arrest.

I feel for the officers, its easy to armchair quarterback these situations. I contemplated being law enforcement, but my temper was way too short years ago and would have gotten into trouble ( mlitary was a better route for me.)

The whole thing is crazy. The mom is definately facing serious charges and wrong as all hell, interesting to see how his plays out.

Q- I'm interested in your take on this.  I appreciate your opinion, hell with the liberals, taz away!
« Last Edit: November 17, 2013, 06:34:08 PM by Lifer »

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Re: New Mexico police shoot at van w/ kids during traffic stop
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2013, 06:57:19 PM »
Should've tased them or batoned the shit out of them. You can explain one misplaced baton hit. Shouldn't have drove off. 

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Re: New Mexico police shoot at van w/ kids during traffic stop
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2013, 11:33:06 PM »
I don't understand why the cop would just start shooting. It's not like anyone was in front and in danger of getting run over
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Re: New Mexico police shoot at van w/ kids during traffic stop
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2013, 12:53:24 AM »
*snipped*

As to the video, the woman is a complete idiot, and 100% to blame for what happened. The only issue that could be raised is the officer firing at the van. However, it's likely all he knew was he heard a call about a traffic stop that involved a passenger attempting to assault an officer and then he saw the van speeding towards other officers. So, the shooting could be justified or maybe not - hard to know without all the details. But that moronic woman and her thug kid deserve to be behind bars.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2013, 08:07:15 AM by 2aHawaii »

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Re: New Mexico police shoot at van w/ kids during traffic stop
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2013, 12:33:19 PM »
I've watched it a few times now, and it doesn't seem like she was about to run someone over, and did nothing to warrant deadly force.  As Lifer said, every action, except the shooting, seems appropriate.
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Re: New Mexico police shoot at van w/ kids during traffic stop
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2013, 12:47:32 PM »
Looks like he was shooting at the tires, like he thought he was in a movie.
No bullet holes reported in the back of the van.

She then runs away and swerves into wrong way traffic.

She risked the lives of innocents and her kids due to drugs.
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