Wednesday, September 26, 2012

No quarter for a quartered man - Part 19 in my "Shoot First, Questions Never" series!

After a hiatus of over two years since the ultra-controversial Part 18 I've finally found a story to top it!

On Saturday, Houston police officer Matthew Jacob Marin shot and killed Brian Claunch, an aggressive pen-wielding wheelchair-bound one-armed, one-legged man in a group home.
Police said the double amputee [left] threatened a police officer and belligerently brandished a metal object about. While in his wheelchair, Claunch confronted and cornered the officer and made threats. He came "within inches to a foot" of the officer and did not follow instructions to calm down and remain still. When Claunch produced a metal object and began to make stabbing motions at the officer, Officer Marin, the officer's partner discharged his weapon and fatally shot the suspect.
At the time, the officer did not know what the metal object was that the man was waving, a police spokesperson said. The object was later revealed to be a ballpoint pen.
The officers had been called to the home after a caretaker there called and reported that Claunch was causing a disturbance. He had a history of mental illness, several previous drug-related convictions and he lost a leg above the knee and all of one arm when he was hit by a train. "He sometimes would go off a bit, but you just ignore it," group home owner John Garcia told the press.
Officer Marin, is a five-year veteran of the department. In 2009 he also fatally shot a suspect when he came upon a man stabbing his neighbour to death at an apartment complex and opened fire when the suspect refused to drop the knife.
Verdict: Righteous Kill! While a lot of them are jolly folk and have mentally accepted their disability, I've encountered plenty of 'disgruntled' wheelchair users who think they have some sense of 'entitlement' to a walkway by crashing into your ankles or worse - those that don't thank you for accommodating them by stepping out of the way, opening doors etc. I was raised to excuse myself out of pity for these "poor unfortunates" even if I'm not actually in the wrong - and believe me: I'm NEVER in the wrong. Naturally my true never-realised desire has been to put a nine-mil slug through their heads as they wheel away so I'm glad I can live vicariously through the actions of Matt "Trigger-happy" Marin

Thank you officer, I hope the FBI investigation is quickly brushed over and you're back on streets soon.

Source: FOX News


Former Grunt said...

It's now proven that while the pen may be mightier than the sword, it's not mightier than the Glock!

The public's issue with this case is maddening. I'll bet of he was rolling after you with intent to stab you you'd be the first to yell for the cops.

The disabled have long campaigned to be treated as equals among humanity and now that one of them has been blown away by a cop just like any other perp would be people are all up in themselves with their holier-than-thou outrage.

Makes me puke.

Civilian Overseer said...

Great Cesar's Ghost!, the officer was only defending himself from a crazed lunatic wielding a pen, Lord knows what that madman could have written down before the Officer blasted him to the beyond.

Anonymous said...

As a handicap myself I find this very disturbing. Am I now to be considered fair game if approach you in the street and ask you with help in emptying my colostomy bag? For my carer says I can approach a man in uniform if I need help. Please think twice before abusing us spastics, we too have rights you able bodied bastards. It's pretty much all I can do to wield a biro, normal I use it to break my impacted feaces apart so I can muck myself out.....shake hands????

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

Ask for help? Sure that's no problem [unless you're in france where they're either untrained or unwilling to help anyone]. Just remember to say thanks afterwards.

Creating a civil disturbance, causing the police to be called? Shouting at and making attempts to stab an police officer? That's not only foolish it can now earn you a bullet to the head just like us "able bodied bastards" would get.

Welcome to 21st century equality sir.