SWAT Team executes 107-year-old man in Arkansas just because they can

September 8, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Good morning:

A police SWAT team shot and killed Monroe Isadore, a 107-year-old man in Pine Bluff, Arkansas last night after he fired shots at them through a bedroom door and refused to surrender.

Police responded to a 911 call reporting that Mr. Isadore had pointed a gun at the two residents during a domestic argument. When they arrived, the residents told them that Mr. Isadore was hiding in the bedroom. After escorting the residents to a safe location outside the residence, the police attempted to contact him.

Russia Today has the rest of the story:

When the officers approached the bedroom where he was hiding, Isadore shot through the door. No one was hit, however. Police retreated and called for additional help, namely SWAT officers who then engaged in negotiations with the 107-year-old suspect.

They placed a camera into the room where Isadore had taken refuge to verify that he was indeed armed with a handgun.

Having failed to reach an agreement with the old man, officers fed gas into his room through a bedroom window, assuming Isadore would be left with no choice but to surrender.

The die-hard old-timer began firing rounds at the SWAT officers instead.

The officers broke down the door to the bedroom and threw in a distraction device.

Despite this, Isadore shot at the entry team, whereupon officers returned fire, shooting him dead.

Let’s see. You have a crazy old man hiding in a bedroom surrounded by a SWAT Team and you decide to kill him instead of waiting him out because . . .

This sounds like an unnecessary execution to me.

What do you think?

FYI: Here is a list of all the people killed by police in the US this year together with a brief description of the circumstances. It’s a long list.

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