Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Suspect Killed By Philadelphia Police

Boo hoo. The good news? No Philadelphia police officers were hurt.

A plainclothes police officer shot and killed a 38-year-old man in the Francisville section of North Philadelphia yesterday afternoon, the fourth person to die this year at the hands of police.

Here's a news flash to the family of this thug: if you pull a gun on a Philadelphia police officer, you're gonna die. And we're not going to lose a lot of sleep over it, either.

The man shot yesterday, identified as John Styles of North Philadelphia, was pronounced dead at the scene, 16th and Swain Streets, by authorities about 1:30 p.m. Police said he had a lengthy arrest record dating to 1989 on assault, drugs and weapons offenses.

Oh, so he was a model citizen. At least that's what Styles' family will scream to the local (idiot) media.

Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, who has been tasked by Mayor Nutter to review the Police Department's use of deadly force, visited the scene shortly after the shooting.

At least he's out and about. Sylvester Johnson spent most of his time in his office . . . or at his home in Delaware!

Ramsey said the dead man, a drug suspect, had a gun drawn when two plainclothes officers approached him. One of the officers fired a single shot, killing him. (H/T - The Philadelphia Inquirer)

To quote the song from Filter: "Hey, man. Nice shot."

For all of you thugs out there who are thinking about pulling a gun on a Philadelphia police officer, I suggest you watch The Untouchables. While watching this cinematic masterpiece, I would draw your attention to Sean Connery's quote when he first meets Eliot Ness:

"You just fulfilled the first rule of law enforcement: make sure when your shift is over you go home alive. Here endeth the lesson."

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