Three New Jersey police officers shot; gunman reported dead

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sidevalve56 wrote:

So were all 3 police officers shot or what? How do you get shot and suffer minor wounds? Possible but not probable. Nice exaggeration reuters…looks like the media are gonna milk shooting stories for a while…

Dec 28, 2012 9:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
sjfella wrote:

Local reports are saying a prisoner managed to get an officer’s gun and began firing at everyone. The officers returned fire killing the prisoner.

Dec 28, 2012 9:54am EST  --  Report as abuse

Should there be a call now to disarm all police officers of their firearms, since a police officer was killed by their own weapon? If it found that the police officer weapon belonged to a woman officer, only disarm the women officers?

Here is a case of an unarmed criminal overcoming three police officers, at the police station, killing one with their own firearm. Yet, the government wants us to protect ourselves with a walking cane?

Dec 28, 2012 10:26am EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

All of the shootings have several things in common, they were all against the law, they were all done with weapons the shooter was not allowed to have under Federal gun control laws, and they were all either crazy or career criminals. Laws really do work.
Yep, law abiding citizens need to give up their guns and submit to the United States of Somalia.
Sure.

Dec 28, 2012 10:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
sjfella wrote:

@Wallace_Cleaver,
Read the story again. No officers were killed. Of course that could change the way Reuters reports things.

Dec 28, 2012 10:45am EST  --  Report as abuse
M-Dub wrote:

NRA offers solution: Armed police at every station and future situations like this can be averted!

Dec 28, 2012 10:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
michael10sley wrote:

paragraph 6: You don’t bring someone to the hospital, you take them.
Hope the officers recover completely.
Is it the time of year or are people with anger issues and mental health problems becoming murderously violent all across America ?

Dec 28, 2012 10:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
oldschool wrote:

@Wallace_Cleaver:

Last time I looked, no one, not now, not ever, has suggested disarming police officers.

Dec 28, 2012 11:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
FrankOtheMT wrote:

Dan Burns says: The incident follows several recent multiple shootings in the United States, and comes two weeks after a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

One week ago in western Pennsylvania, a man with a pistol fatally shot three people and then opened fire on police. Three officers were injured in that incident, one in a collision from a car chase with the gunman, another from bullet fragments to the face and a third who was struck with gunfire to the chest but survived because he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

Like this is relevant to the story/incident. Dan, you are stirring the pot. Are you proud of yourself? You shouldn’t be. Go take a look at yourself man, really.

Dec 28, 2012 11:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
salajame wrote:

Let’s wait for the NRA to chime in. They will probably propose that all police stations have armed guards. Also armed guards at movie theaters, restaurants, shopping malls, busy street corners, office buildings, factories, and especially churches.

Dec 28, 2012 11:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
James_V wrote:

This is clearly a problem with guns……..

Police must not be allowed to carry guns for their own protection.

Dec 28, 2012 11:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
Harry079 wrote:

“The man was able to grab a gun and then opened fire.”

No handcuffs?

The officers that brought this guy in should be ______ (you fill in the blank).

Dec 28, 2012 12:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SokusTrokus wrote:

No need to be extreme. Things freakin happen!
Look at it this way:
… that gunman will never shoot an officer (or anyone) again.
Remember folks … WHATEVER gun law is considered, it will not
deter criminals (you know, people who are not law-abiding)
from having or using them.

Domestic violence, gang violence, child abuse, … give these more attention and education … or justice!

… and lets make spoons smaller to avoid obesity.

Dec 28, 2012 12:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse

oldschool wrote

Last time I looked, no one, not now, not ever, has suggested disarming police officers.

That’s good of you, oldschooler, but if the guns are the problem, why not?

I get it Oldschooler, you just want to disarm the old folks with walking canes.

Dec 28, 2012 12:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

NRA issues statement:

“We believe police officers should start carrying guns, and this kind of of thing won’t happen.”

Dec 28, 2012 12:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LizR wrote:

So if a firearm is used in any way by anyone for any purpose, some of us don’t want Reuters to report the information at all? Or we think they would have written it better? Or it should have been written with more (or less) emphasis on how the piece could be related to gun laws, enforcement of gun laws, domestic violence, enforcement of laws against domestic violence, police work, dangers of police work, or maybe the possibility of incoming asteroids destroying the police station in question?

Vive the Fourth Estate and long may it continue to survive half-paid attention, a quarter of the respect it deserves, and not even an eighth of the money we’ll eventually realize we should have been willing to pay for professional journalism.

I bet Reuters must second-guess themselves on the wisdom of offering commentary space (and the resources to manage it) at least thousands of times every day. It’s a pretty thankless task. But I appreciate their maintaining the commentary option: sometimes it’s a real window on why they’re the reporters and we’re the readers, assuming we even bother to read all of a piece before we express our priceless opinions.

Dec 28, 2012 1:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jamkarat wrote:

@Cleaver. That’s a nonsensical comment. Note that the police did not carry automatic weapons or more officers would have been shot, and most certainly more would have died. No one wants to disarm anyone.. only take military assault weapons out of the hands of civilians, and enact and enforce background checks.

Dec 28, 2012 1:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jamkarat wrote:

@Cleaver. That’s a nonsensical comment. Note that the police did not carry automatic weapons or more officers would have been shot, and most certainly more would have died. No one wants to disarm anyone.. only take military assault weapons out of the hands of civilians, and enact and enforce background checks.

Dec 28, 2012 1:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
XanderW wrote:

Funny how when there are people around an active shooter with guns far less people are killed. Guns save lives!

Dec 28, 2012 1:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SokusTrokus wrote:

Hey Liz, relax.
Comments are just that, comments,
… even yours, about “Reuters journalism.”

Dec 28, 2012 2:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

@@@@@ is this a debate blog between a couple of people, or a comment board?
Just wondering.

Dec 28, 2012 2:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
at7000 wrote:

People area usually a wee bit stressed this time of year. I enjoy hibernating indoors until the holidays are over.

Dec 28, 2012 3:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Janeallen wrote:

And the NRA thinks that having armed guards in schools and everywhere will solve the problem of gun violence.

Dec 28, 2012 5:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
GaryChadwick wrote:

A police spokesperson stated that two of the officers were Grazed.

Dec 28, 2012 7:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
GaryChadwick wrote:

Google Alert Law Enforcement Misconduct and see whats really going on all over the Country.

Dec 28, 2012 7:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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