Cop Shoots Attacker

A man begins pounding a cop's head into the pavement. The officer, fearing for his safety, fires two shots. This attack is eerily similar to the George Zimmerman case, with the exception that Zimmerman did not attempt to detain Martin; Martin initiated the first physical contact.

Legal Insurrection has more:

For a dramatic example of how quickly a fight can go bad even for a trained, experienced, and armed police officer against an unarmed aggressor -- an example with eerie parallels to George Zimmermanís defensive shooting of Trayvon Martin -- see this bit of cellphone video.

It captures a Kansas City Police Officer having to go for his gun after an unarmed suspect he was attempting to arrest got the upper hand and started beating the police officer's head into the sidewalk. The officer fired twice, with one of those rounds tearing through the attacker's diaphragm, liver, and heart, and killing him.

Although these events took place last December 1, the video was only just released when the grand jury empaneled to review the shooting returned a "no bill" against Police Officer Donald Hubbard, meaning no criminal action will be taken against him for the shooting death of the attacker, 26-year-old Anthony Bruno. Bruno was himself an off-duty firefighter.

I don't know which is more amusing to me - this asshole getting his due or the idiotic bystanders, who were initially demanding the officer explain himself, screaming in shock.

It is very fortunate for this police officer that the suspect was not black. Otherwise, he would be, no doubt, facing charges of racism, hate crimes, and the wrath of leftists everywhere.

UPDATE: More about this case can be found HERE.

Posted by: DMartyr at 01:41 PM


1 To bad the stupid bystanders that were against the officer did not have the brains to save their friend by pulling him off the officer. It was all well and good his beating the cop for them.
Until he got killed. Low lifes.

Posted by: Kafiroon at February 27, 2014 01:49 PM

2 Hmmmm, but if they smash your head into the pavement and punch. Its "reasonable" you'll be alright.

Probably the cop gets the benefit of the doubt as the guy is resisting, but he went for that gun awful fast, "fearing for his life."

Why is it it only matters when they fear for their life?

The other day in Col they killed the wrong guy five cops on top of one guy, but CNN wont' show me the parking lot camera vid that might help the cops side of the story.

But the common denominator to me in these cases seems to be lack of patience in most cases.

This guy not patient enough to wait till he has help. The cops in the lot not patient enough to get some idea WTF before they go assuming what to do.

The other copy I saw of this cut the end, so glad to see the end so I know what happened.

The other thing the police shot a dog kind of quickly but the owner was out to lunch idiot, The cops says "I'm not taking a chance in being bit".

I hear that a lot, they don't want to take a risk and their safety means more than your life. Um buddy when you signed up for that jon you had better know there is risk and be man enough to take some risk and get hurt a few times, because that's the job.

Posted by: Howie at February 27, 2014 02:07 PM

3 The officer did sustain several injuries, if not life threatening, in that short period, including facial fractures and partial paralysis in face. According to the officer and witnesses, the cop was close to unconsciousness and stumbling around immediately after the shooting.

The thing with self defense is that you don't have to experience serious or life threatening injuries before you can react. You only have to have a *reasonable* fear you will be seriously injured or killed.

Having several bones in your face broken and your head getting rammed into concrete, imo, is reasonable fear. We've seen people killed with one punch in so-called knock out games. Why would you risk more punches in hopes that maybe someone, who has been standing by watching and doing nothing so far, would come to your aid?

I've updated with a new link that has other info.

Posted by: DMartyr at February 27, 2014 02:17 PM

4 Greetings:

A small point perhaps, but I'm not a fan of police officers working as private security guards especially in their police uniforms. it strikes me as somewhere in between "mercenary" and "No man can serve two masters".

Posted by: 11B40 at February 27, 2014 02:31 PM

5 @Dmartyr.

Ahhhh, well thanks for the additional info.

It seems the dude who got shot had a chip on his shoulder well before this. Too bad for him.

Also quite the injury for what it appeared on the video.

I guess it my day to be wrong. Wrong dammit!

Posted by: Howie at February 27, 2014 02:40 PM

6 They were married about 2 weeks before this and still wonder he was drunk....

Posted by: Bathroom Fiend at February 27, 2014 03:20 PM

7 God I hate the Effing cops...
Come up with ANY excuse and you can shoot someone, rape someone, beat someone, MURDER someone.

Shoot Back

Posted by: Kuffar at February 27, 2014 04:59 PM

8 God I hate the Effing cops...
Come up with ANY excuse and you can shoot someone, rape someone, beat someone, MURDER someone.

Shoot Back

Dude, you're only supposed to smoke out of them...don't drink the water...

Also, you should grab the next cop you see and bash his head on the concrete. You/I will feel better after.

Posted by: Dave at February 27, 2014 06:20 PM

9 Is it just me, or does it sound like obamacare pajama-boy was having a night out on the town? Good Lord. The naivete is strong with that one.

Posted by: bauhaus at February 28, 2014 01:00 AM

10 If the libtard with the camera had gone to help the cop when he asked for help, the drunk fireman might still be alive.

Posted by: Mohammed pork be upon him at February 28, 2014 03:02 AM

11 We can argue over the propriety of the police officer's arrest, but the fact remains that the victim escalated things and would have done severe injury to the police officer had he been able to continue. The decisions made by both men could have been very different --but that's not the concern in this instance.

Yes. The shooting was justified. I don't like it, but I can't see how I would have done anything different in that tactical situation. When your head is being beaten against pavement, you do what you must to live.

Zimmerman's situation with Trayvon Martin was no different. I can envision many ways in the decision chains both made that could have gone differently --but that's not what was on trial. The fact is that it was Zimmerman's head being beaten on the pavement and he had no choice but to defend himself.

In both cases were they supposed to say "Ooops, my bad, I think I'll just let him bash my head in to bloody pulp?"

Posted by: Gork at February 28, 2014 06:54 AM

12 Basically, what you just implied, is that whites are less valuable than blacks, definitely less secure in society.

Don't get me wrong. I am not accusing you of creating the problem, only pointing out exactly what you said, specifically, that should be the point.

For my thoughts? Goblins get shot, and should, white, black, green. So it isn't about that, just the notion you indicated. Now, that is true mostly in places where justice doesn't exist. Here where I am? There would be no problem with putting down a goblin if survival is on the line.

Posted by: Doom at March 01, 2014 04:49 AM

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