Post Reply grandpa of man killed by police in milwaukee says he was mentally ill
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Posted 8/17/16
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/grandfather-man-killed-by-police-was-just-trying-to-survive/ar-BBvJFN6?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=UE07DHP

"Smith had several run-ins with the law dating to 2013, including speeding, driving without insurance, driving with a suspended license and having open alcohol in a vehicle"
In 2013, he was charged with felony retail theft for allegedly stealing $1,600 worth of DVDs from a Milwaukee Wal-Mart. According to a criminal complaint, Smith and another man were seen removing fans from their boxes and putting the DVDs in the boxes. Prosecutors later dismissed the charge."
A year later, he was charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, a misdemeanor. According to court documents, two officers on bike patrol approached Smith and his friends after smelling marijuana in their vehicle and found a loaded .45-caliber pistol under Smith's shirt. Smith pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one day in jail
In early 2015, Smith was charged with reckless endangerment, a felony. Investigators alleged he opened fire on a man in retaliation for the man's role in a fight between some girls weeks earlier. According to a complaint, Smith and the man got into a car chase before the man finally stopped and ran on foot. Smith chased after the man and shot at him. He eluded Smith by hiding behind a house, according to the complaint



Brookins said his grandson's criminal record was "nothing in comparison to other people." He said Smith had never been convicted of a felony.

"That's the law, OK," Brookins said. "He's not guilty."

He described Smith as a good kid with a "beautiful personality





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Oh that's a different story! They should have just left the armed man alone then. Let the nut run through the neighborhood with a gun.
Had he lived, I'm sure he would have turned his life around and become a saint.
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Posted 8/17/16 , edited 8/17/16

In early 2015, Smith was charged with reckless endangerment, a felony. Investigators alleged he opened fire on a man in retaliation for the man's role in a fight between some girls weeks earlier. According to a complaint, Smith and the man got into a car chase before the man finally stopped and ran on foot. Smith chased after the man and shot at him. He eluded Smith by hiding behind a house, according to the complaint.

As that case was pending, Smith was charged with felony intimidation of a witness — the man he was accused of shooting at. Prosecutors said he had his girlfriend call the man and pressure him to recant. The man did, according to prosecutors, who dropped both cases that year.


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Posted 8/17/16
when the popo tell you to drop da weapon you needs to drop da weapon. Oderwize dey gonna shoot yo azz.
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Aren't they always...
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Posted 8/18/16

EvilSanta482 wrote:

Aren't they always...


it is an excuse
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Posted 8/18/16

redokami wrote:


EvilSanta482 wrote:

Aren't they always...


it is an excuse


Probably should have specified that was sarcasm but yes I am well aware. You would think that the folks who try to use that defense would realize that it doesn't get you anywhere but make you look the fool.
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Noo not grandpaaaaa
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