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Old August 29th, 2015, 04:10 PM   #1
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Sheriff's deputy executed while pumping gas by black scumbag

Texas sheriff announces arrest in deputy's death - CNN.com

A 30-year-old Texas man faces capital murder charges in connection with the "execution-style shooting" of Deputy Darren H. Goforth at a Houston-area gas station, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said Saturday.

The suspect, identified as Shannon J. Miles, had been in police custody since early Saturday, even as authorities pleaded for the public's help in identifying the man who fatally shot the sheriff's deputy in the back in what was described as a "cold-blooded execution."

Miles criminal history includes charges of resisting arrest, trespassing, evading detention and disorderly conduct with a firearm, Hickman said.
The motive in the Friday shooting, which Hickman described as "senseless and cowardly," is still unclear, but Goforth appears to have been targeted merely "because he wore a uniform," the sheriff told reporters.

"We found no other motive or indication that it was anything other than that," said Hickman, adding that he doesn't believe the suspect and Goforth knew each other.

Hickman said "a big gun ... a handgun" was used in the shooting and ballistic tests on a weapon that was recovered matched the one used to kill Goforth.

Residents near the scene of the shooting as well as the tracking of a vehicle used by Miles helped lead investigators to the suspect.

"Our deputies returned to the streets ... to hold a delicate peace that was shattered last evening," Hickman said.

Earlier Saturday, Sgt. William Kennard of the Texas Department of Public Safety said a man "believed to be the alleged gunman" was in custody and being questioned though he hadn't been charged.

The sheriff said surveillance video shows people drove up to the Chevron station while the shooting was happening, and he asked them to come forward.

"This is the kind of thing that drives you right down to your soul," Hickman said. "It strikes at the heart of who we are as peace officers. ...This was just a cold-blooded execution."
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The suspect shot Goforth, 47, while the deputy was filling up his patrol car at the station just after 8:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. ET), Hickman said.

"Deputy Goforth was refueling his vehicle and returning to his car from inside the convenience store when, unprovoked, a man walked up behind him and literally shot him to death," he said.

Goforth was shot multiple times from behind and then fell to the ground, where the suspect shot the deputy multiple times again, said Deputy Thomas Gilliland, a spokesman for the sheriff's office.

Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office, died at the scene in what appeared to be "an unprovoked, execution-style killing," Hickman said.
"I have been in law enforcement (for) 45 years," the sheriff said. "I don't recall another incident this cold-blooded and cowardly."

Investigators believed Hickman was targeted because of his uniform. Hickman said the motive appears to be "absolute madness."

At a new conference before the arrest was announced, Hickman and Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson talked about the nationwide debate over the relationship between the police officers and the public, with the sheriff referring to what he called "dangerous national rhetoric."

Anderson said, "It is time for the silent majority in this country to support law enforcement. There are a few bad apples in every profession. That does not mean there should be open warfare declared on law enforcement."

"When the rhetoric ramps up to the point where calculated, cold-blooded assassination of police officers happen, this rhetoric has gotten out of control,"
Hickman said. "We've heard 'Black Lives Matter,' 'All lives matter.' Well, cops' lives matter too. So why don't we just drop the qualifier, and just say 'Lives Matter,' and take that to the bank."

After announcing the arrest, Hickman said investigators were still trying to determine a motive. "The general climate of the that kind of rhetoric can be influential on people that do thing like that," he said.

On the sheriff's department Twitter page, a post Saturday afternoon read: "#BlueLivesMatter. #BlackLivesMatter. All #LivesMatter."


what a cowardly piece of shit! at least it is CERTAIN this scumbag will get the death penalty and it won't take 20 years in texas.

at least the cowardly piece of shit black guy that executed that 24 y/o reporter and her camera guy killed himself.

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wow, 54 people have read this and no one has a comment about this cop getting his brains blown out while pumping gas. I betcha if it was the black guy pumping gas who had been executed by a white guy this thread would already be 10 pages of outrage! I guess white lives don't matter
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At least they found the guy. The hostility towards police officers lately is mostly unfounded and very unwise.
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I find the story heart-breakingly tragic.

However, the necessity of stating the race of the criminal in the title kept me from reading it and commenting on it until now.

I don't care if the perpetrator was black, white, or Chinese. It's irrelevant to the horrendous story of a young deputy executed for apparently no reason other than his career choice.

As I said, tragic. I hope they throw the book at this guy (I'm quite sure the will) and he never sees light of day again.
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Thanks It's a summary of Julius Evola's tripartite theory of the traditional society, which extends from his belief that men are made up of a body, a mind and a soul. The warriors correspond to the body, the priests to the mind and the artisans to the soul if I am getting it right.

I could go on about that forever really but the short version is that people are best off when they can find things like vocation, action and artistry in their work. In the ideal society artisans produce things because they are able to incorporate elements of "art" into their products.
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I find the story heart-breakingly tragic.

However, the necessity of stating the race of the criminal in the title kept me from reading it and commenting on it until now.

I don't care if the perpetrator was black, white, or Chinese. It's irrelevant to the horrendous story of a young deputy executed for apparently no reason other than his career choice.

As I said, tragic. I hope they throw the book at this guy (I'm quite sure the will) and he never sees light of day again.
Tristan, I don't think it is irrelevant in this case. this black man shot this white cop just because he was a white cop. no other reason so it's very relevant, it's a hate crime toward a white cop by a black person and these crimes are on the rise. how many cops have been killed recently by blacks?? these blacklivesmatter people were probably celebrating and high-fiving when it happened. if these assholes want a war, they'll get it and they will lose. I guess they forget they are vastly outnumbered and certainly outgunned by law enforcement. when you start executing cops, they get real twitchy trigger fingers...
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Where did you read that the perpetrator was after a WHITE cop? Every news report I've read (and there's been a lot of them) have said that he hated cops. Period. Race was not an issue, and the victim could just have easily have been a black cop, if he had been in the wrong place at the right time, instead of the white cop who was tragically executed.
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wow, 54 people have read this and no one has a comment about this cop getting his brains blown out while pumping gas. I betcha if it was the black guy pumping gas who had been executed by a white guy this thread would already be 10 pages of outrage! I guess white lives don't matter
Here's the problem. There has been more mass murders in the US this year, than there has been days in the year.

There has been shootings of cops by civilians.

There has been shootings of civilians by cops.

Within 5 minutes of a shooting by either, the first posts you see on any internet board is how it's not the availability of guns, but everyother excuse that can be made, and usually by those appalled when a cop gets shot.

People have become numb, and apathetic to the gun violence, and feel helpless that anything can be done.

So if there isn't going to be any accountability of cops that wrongly shoot civilians, or anything that resembles regulation of the free flow of guns.

Nobody cares.

So now you live in a society where all lives are cheap.

Which is apparently the society that to many people want.

So stop looking for sympathy any time this happens.

Because there is no more sympathy to give.

People are now in self defense mode.

From both the cops, and the gun lobby.

Have a nice day.
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Here's the problem. There has been more mass murders in the US this year, than there has been days in the year.

There has been shootings of cops by civilians.

There has been shootings of civilians by cops.

Within 5 minutes of a shooting by either, the first posts you see on any internet board is how it's not the availability of guns, but everyother excuse that can be made, and usually by those appalled when a cop gets shot.

People have become numb, and apathetic to the gun violence, and feel helpless that anything can be done.

So if there isn't going to be any accountability of cops that wrongly shoot civilians, or anything that resembles regulation of the free flow of guns.

Nobody cares.

So now you live in a society where all lives are cheap.

Which is apparently the society that to many people want.

So stop looking for sympathy any time this happens.

Because there is no more sympathy to give.

People are now in self defense mode.

From both the cops, and the gun lobby.

Have a nice day.
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