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#1    Thanato

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:03 AM

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A Toronto Police officer felt he had “no choice” but to shoot a mentally ill woman sprinting toward him with a knife, an inquest heard Friday.

Const. Henry Tang testified that he had to react quickly when Sylvia Klibingaitis, 52, bolted from her North York home brandishing a knife on Oct. 7, 2011.


“I knew that she was trying to kill me,” Tang said. “The ferocity of her attack and the speed that she was coming towards me, I knew I had no choice but to fire my firearm.”

Klibingaitis had called 911 herself, telling the dispatcher that she had a knife and wanted to kill her mother. Tang was the first officer to respond to the call.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:25 AM

Seems justified to me

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:26 AM

I don't think anyone would argue this at all.  That officer did exactly what he HAD to do in this situation.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:27 AM

Guess this is one woman

*puts on sunglasses*

who didn't belong in the kitchen.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:38 AM

View PostSkepticalB, on 05 November 2013 - 12:27 AM, said:

Guess this is one woman

*puts on sunglasses*

who didn't belong in the kitchen.

That was terrible


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:39 AM

View PostSkepticalB, on 05 November 2013 - 12:27 AM, said:

Guess this is one woman

*puts on sunglasses*

who didn't belong in the kitchen.

lol that was just to good(even though it was blatantly sexist). :clap:  bravo sir

Edited by spartan max2, 05 November 2013 - 12:39 AM.

" I imagine that the intellegent people are the ones so intellegent that they dont even need or want to look "intellegent" anymore".
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:52 AM

Horrifying!  Who WOULD NOT have shot her???  Is a better question... clearly self defense.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 01:19 AM

View Posttravelnjones, on 05 November 2013 - 12:38 AM, said:

That was terrible

View Postspartan max2, on 05 November 2013 - 12:39 AM, said:

lol that was just to good(even though it was blatantly sexist). :clap:  bravo sir


Yeah, I'm practically sprinting to hell at this point

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Edited by SkepticalB, 05 November 2013 - 01:20 AM.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 05:26 AM

the article is 2+ years old, why would anyone post old news?? my guess a thread about the 13 year old kid,  has something to do with it.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 05:41 AM

the articles new, but the incident itself happened back in '11.

strange that the inquest is still going on that long.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:59 PM

View Postaztek, on 05 November 2013 - 05:26 AM, said:

the article is 2+ years old, why would anyone post old news?? my guess a thread about the 13 year old kid,  has something to do with it.

The article is 2+ days old. Was published on the 1st of this month.

Te incident happened in 2011 and has nothing to do with that.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:40 PM

Don't really see why anyone would question the shooting given the video.

Now one can certainly question how we deal with mental illness in our society and are police trained to handle these situations, but an officer really has no choice once it gets to the stage seen in the video.

A similar thing happened when I lived in Ithaca, NY, about 15 year ago and resulted in the death of a detective, leaving a wife and two young sons.

http://www.odmp.org/...ichael-a-padula

And it almost happened again in 2011:

http://www.ithaca.co...1cc4c002e0.html

It seems to me that if we set aside all of the politically charged discussion about firearms, video games, rap music, etc. there is one common denominator in almost all of these cases - mental illness.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 04:09 PM

Suicide by cop IMO.  She called the police herself and then left little option but to shoot her.  She planned it.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:27 PM

View PostOverSword, on 05 November 2013 - 04:09 PM, said:

Suicide by cop IMO.  She called the police herself and then left little option but to shoot her.  She planned it.

And now that cop has to wonder for the rest of his life if he could have done things differently.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:31 PM

View Postsupervike, on 05 November 2013 - 07:27 PM, said:

And now that cop has to wonder for the rest of his life if he could have done things differently.
he'll be just fine, will pbly forget in few weeks as he finishes paperwork.

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