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Trending: Cop Charged in Beanbag Shooting Death of 95-Year-Old WW II Vet

John Wrana died after police Tasered him and then shot him with beanbag rounds at close range in his senior-living facility.

John Wrana, in uniform during World War II, and in his later years before a police officer shot and killed him with beanbag rounds.
John Wrana, in uniform during World War II, and in his later years before a police officer shot and killed him with beanbag rounds.
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Guilford Girl April 03, 2014 at 02:46 PM
Heywood, how dare you assume that just because he was 95 years old he is better off dead? perhaps you should be subjected to the same treatment and when you die someone can callously say the same about you whatever your age you a$$hat!
Sal April 03, 2014 at 05:49 PM
NEVER call the police when you have a Domestic problem. Calling the police only makes the outcome worse in most cases.
Sal April 03, 2014 at 05:54 PM
This is a Prime Example why cities all over the USA are going broke. The law suits involving police officers are costing the cities a fortune. NYC alone paid out over $1 billion dollars in 2012 alone to settle law suits against police officers.
Jamie April 03, 2014 at 06:40 PM
I respect most cops who do serve and protect and of course if I am in danger, I will certainly call the cops and rely on them to protect me. With that said, I cannot help but to notice a certain culture within cops which may have always been there that is similar to the gangbanger mentality. I was told by a cop that there is justice for the mainstream whose rights are violated and then a separate justice for cops whose rights are violated. Why is that? There was a cop in Skokie that pushed a drunken woman half his size into a concrete bench in a holding cell because she was acting disorderly. Wow a drunk behind bars acting disorderly, what a shocker. And of course the cop felt the only alternative was to disfigure her face. Of course, if a common citizen is dealing with a drunken person and that citizen pushes a drunk into a concrete bench then charges will be filed. But the cop in the Skokie incident of course is pleading innocent and his actions were justified despite the incident being caught on tape. That video is available to view on Google by the way. Furthermore, all the bad cops who violate the law and bring disgrace to the badge that hurt the reputation of the majority of good cops (I hope) always claim stress and pressure from the job causes them to violate the rights of citizens. Well I say if a cop buckles under pressure and stress, then find a new job. There is never a shortage of candidates wanting to be cops, so let’s hire the best and fire the worst that can handle the pressure. If I complain to my boss that my job is too stressful, he would ask for my resignation, so why do we have to hear the bad cops whine about their tough job? In Iraq, soldiers had to follow the tougher rules of engagement under worse circumstances than say an unruly 95 year old or a drunken women already behind bars and the majority of our soldiers complied with the rules of engagement in Iraq. So basically in war time, Iraqi’s were treated to better rights by our soldiers than certain US citizens by certain cops. In 2011, German police throughout their nation shot 85 bullets and 49 of them were warning shots, yet in 2011 there was a man in Harlem who was shot 84 times by police and another in LA that had 90 bullet wounds. Are our criminals more dangerous than theirs? Or, are too many police just trigger happy? Again, I believe that most cops do serve and protect, but like with any organization, the bad seeds need to be weeded out.
Fatkat May 02, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Law enforcement is not to be respected. They basically suck!

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