Trespassing Cops Shot Homeowner While Looking For An Address That Didn’t Exist

Trespassing Cops Shot Homeowner While Looking For An Address That Didn’t Exist:

The events that led to the Thermal shooting began at about 1:50 a.m., when a man called 911 to report that his son was outside of their home, firing a gun. The man said he needed help, and asked for some cops to come out to the house…

Four officers responded to the call… They gathered together at the address on Polk Street, but found only a reservoir on the edge of a farm.

There was no gunman. No witnesses. Not even a house where they could investigate…

It would later be discovered that the 911 caller, who had been drunk, had conflated two addresses, making up one that didn’t exist, according to case documents. But police were now searching for a gunman with no clue they were in the wrong place. The investigation was off to a bad start, and it would only get worse.

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Cops Show Up At Wrong Address, Shoot 76-Year-Old Man

Cops Show Up At Wrong Address, Shoot 76-Year-Old Man:

Gerald Sykes and his wife were asleep late Friday night at their Cumberland County home when their dog began barking.

Sykes’ wife woke him up and he went into the living room… Sykes looked out through the French doors leading to a deck where he saw the shadow of a person outside.

Kaser said Sykes went back into his bedroom and got his shotgun….

Authorities say two state troopers had come to the home after mistakenly being told it was the location of a 911 hang-up call….

One trooper fired four times and Sykes fired his shotgun once.

Authorities have not said who fired first.

However, [attorney Rich] Kaser says the Sykes family told him police fired first from outside the home as Sykes, 76, stood in the living room.

Sykes was hit three times…

The troopers had gone to the Sykes’ home after being told that a 911 hang-up cell phone call placed around 11:30 p.m. had originated there. Police arrived at the home around midnight.

It turned out that was a mistake, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office which is reviewing the case….

Kaser said Sykes was ordered to come out of the house. His shirt now soaked in blood, his attorney said, he was helped out by his wife and then ordered to lay face-down on the ground and was handcuffed.

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The Right to Resist and the Vindication of Julius Holmes

The Right to Resist and the Vindication of Julius Holmes:

Julius Holmes was in his Macon, Georgia apartment cooking dinner when Officer Rogers arrived to arrest him.

“I’ll be damned if you will,” Holmes hissed, making a furtive move toward a handgun he had placed on a nearby bed.

Miraculously, Holmes wasn’t gunned down by Officer Rogers, who simply shoved him aside and seized the gun.

“I’ve come for you, and I am going to carry you even if it takes the whole police force,” Rogers growled.

“It probably will,” Holmes defiantly replied. “Go ahead and call them. I’ll die before I’ll be arrested.”

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Man Falsely Accused of Dallas Shooting Describes What Happened,…

Man Falsely Accused of Dallas Shooting Describes What Happened, How He Was Treated By Cops

Police in Dallas released a picture of a suspect who, they said, they had to find after 12 officers were shot and five were killed Thursday night during a march protesting police violence against black men. That man, Mark Hughes, brother of protest organizer Cory Hughes, turned himself in to police on Thursday night.

Hughes was released from custody shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Friday.

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Concealed Carrier Stops Man After He Shot 3 in South Carolina Nightclub

Concealed Carrier Stops Man After He Shot 3 in South Carolina Nightclub:

Jody Ray Thompson was arrested Sunday morning following a shooting at the Playoffz Night Club….

He struck three victims, almost wounded a fourth, who drew his own weapon in self-defense and neutralized Thompson with a single shot to the leg.

The injured were taken for treatment at the hospital with no life threatening injuries.

The man who shot Thompson has a permit to legally carry a concealed weapon and will face no charges.

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