Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Handcuffed Suspect In Back Of Police Car Shoots Self - AGAIN!?!

NOW INCLUDES 2ND UPDATE

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Well, here we are again - another suspect has shot himself while handcuffed in the back of a police car. Today in Houston, Texas, a teenager, handcuffed and in the back of police car managed to produce a mystery gun and shoot himself. The teenager had been searched before being placed in the back seat of the police car. Does this sound familiar? Well, it should because it is at least the fourth such incident in the last five months!

(The back seat of a police car - the perfect place to attempt suicide)

On July 29th, 2012, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, 21 year old Chavis Carter, after being searched twice, handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car, managed to produce a gun and shoot himself in the head. The case received fairly wide Mainstream Media (MSM) coverage, but then slowly faded away.

Then, on August 8th, 2012, in Anderson, Indiana, a 17 year old male suspect, who had been searched, handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car, somehow committed suicide by strangling himself with the seat belt! Yes, you read that correctly. Police said the teenager managed to get his cuffs from behind himself and then used the seat belt to hang himself!

But wait! There's more!

Also, on August 8th, 2012, in Mobile, Alabama, a 51 year old male suspect, (pardon my repetition) who had been searched, handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car, managed to produce a gun and shot himself, but survived!

In all these cases (and in today's I'm sure), each police department promised to review their arrest procedures. Really, what? Police have been arresting people, searching them and handcuffing them for, say, over 100 years! Suddenly, there is a rash of police officers who can perform (sometimes twice) a search without a finding a loaded gun! Makes perfect bloody sense to me!


UPDATE
Not content with having suspects commit "suicide" in the back of their patrol cars, police have added a new wrinkle. Here is the story of a suspect who was handcuffed in the back of boat after Water Patrol had arrested him for suspected boating while intoxicated. While heading for shore, police claim the suspect stood up and either fell or jumped into the water. But wait! There's more! His life jacket fell off as he hit the water.

2ND UPDATE
Back in March of 2014, Victor White II, aged 22, was shot to death while handcuffed in the back of police car. You guessed it! He produced another one of those dang 'hidden guns' that police across the country seem to have the hardest time finding. The cop's idiotic account claims that White III was uncooperative when they were getting him out of the patrol car and produced a gun whereupon he shot himself in the back and later died.

The new wrinkle in this case is that the autopsy report has leaked out. It of course, contradicts the police description of what happened, including the fact that White III was not shot in the back, but in the chest! Remember he was handcuffed with his hands behind him. Also of note is the startling finding that his death was a suicide as opposed to an 'accident'. Read all about it here.
 

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