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Old 10-16-2011, 01:41 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Apparently the shooter was a MARTA cop?

Going to need more information about this one.


Just so people know, this happened at Vine City Station, not Five Points.
Well people are already hate Marta...and feel Marta cops suck, we have this vote coming up and this happens....Marta needs some quiet days dude. I mean really...This is heat the region does not need.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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This incident has the potential to get really ugly now


MARTA police shooting ruled homicide | 11alive.com
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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This incident has the potential to get really ugly now


MARTA police shooting ruled homicide | 11alive.com
Yeah, as stated it's bad. Really bad.

Hopefully justice is served and the shooting is fully investigated. If there's one thing worse than police shooting and killing someone, it's the consequences of not holding the officer accountable if they were found to do something wrong.

Remember the massive protests in Oakland? Or the riots in London? Those were caused by pretty similar situations.

Yes, this could become a major issue.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: 30080
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Article with more information, which paints a pretty bad picture:

MARTA officer involved in deadly shooting outside Georgia Dome | www.wsbtv.com

If the stuff in this story is true, then this is going to be a big deal.
Smh... if this is how it went down prepare for lawsuits.

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Old 10-17-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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NONHRO to hold conference on deadly MARTA shooting - CBS Atlanta 46



New Order National Human Rights Organization will hold a news conference on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Vine City Train Station in response to the police shooting involving the MARTA Police.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: 30080
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Yeah, as stated it's bad. Really bad.

Hopefully justice is served and the shooting is fully investigated. If there's one thing worse than police shooting and killing someone, it's the consequences of not holding the officer accountable if they were found to do something wrong.

Remember the massive protests in Oakland? Or the riots in London? Those were caused by pretty similar situations.

Yes, this could become a major issue.
Especially in the vine city/Simpson area. If it went down like that and the cop gets no charge it will be ugly over there.

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Old 10-17-2011, 09:36 AM
 
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NONHRO to hold conference on deadly MARTA shooting - CBS Atlanta 46



New Order National Human Rights Organization will hold a news conference on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Vine City Train Station in response to the police shooting involving the MARTA Police.
And so it begins

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Old 10-17-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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This incident has the potential to get really ugly now


MARTA police shooting ruled homicide | 11alive.com
I don't think ruling it a homicide implies anything about the police being at fault, however. Homicide just means it wasn't suicide or accidental.

If they did do something wrong they definitely need to be held accountable. Why would an officer chase down an unarmed man who's holding his hands in the air and repeatedly shoot him in the back?
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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MARTA has had a number of incidents this year alone including 5 deaths, a driver stabbing, and a full blown robbery. And people wonder why they get such a bad rap.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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MARTA has had a number of incidents this year alone including 5 deaths, a driver stabbing, and a full blown robbery. And people wonder why they get such a bad rap.
In all fairness, it's rarely MARTA itself that causes these incidents. The vast majority of the time it's people who are either riding MARTA or hanging out around MARTA.
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