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95-year-old killed by Illinois police after confrontation

sean 2013/07/28 13:50:00
Police officers have killed a 95-year-old man with stun guns and bean bag rounds after a confrontation near Chicago.


John Warna, who was living in a retirement home in Park Forest, Illinois, was killed on Saturday, NBC News reported.

The incident happened after the victim threatened paramedics and staff with a cane and a metal shoehorn when police arrived at the facility.

Police struck him with a Taser and bean bag rounds.

The Illinois resident was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later pronounced dead.

Police officers use bean bag rounds, which are considered a “less lethal” way to stop suspects found by police to be dangerous.

Warna’s cause of death was not released by Saturday evening.

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  • Professor Wizard 2013/07/29 21:03:50
    Professor Wizard
    HA!

    And these are the guys people are expecting to PROTECT THEM!

    Crap - - these cops can't even handle a 95 year old fart with a Cane without crapping their pants and drawing weapons.

    My sympathy goes to this mans family.

    Chicago people need to arm themselves, because their cops are afraid of old guys with canes.
  • angel,22 2013/07/29 13:16:26
    angel,22
    he was probably dying, and if the police would not have tased him he probably would have died that day. I have seen old people where they became very angry in there last few days of life.
  • sean 2013/07/29 02:04:24
    sean
    +4
    I am beginning to doubt even the police's version of the 95 year old waving a cane at them, the reason elderly people need cane's or walkers, is for balance.. if not they fall over, so how can this man stand up to even be waving a cane at the thugs..i don't believe this happened either, i believe these twisted police used bean bags and stun guns on him as some sort of sick joke and when he died came up with all lies to cover their arse, but things like this are going on all over the country and cops are not being thrown in prison, instead their crimes are being covered up
  • Profess... sean 2013/07/29 21:11:06
    Professor Wizard
    +1
    Let this be a warning to you :: on how the Police are going to treat us in the future, when we are all old and assigned a government senior institution.

    Comply with their demands, or be pummeled with Bean Bangs and electrocuted to death.
  • Maxine 2013/07/28 21:51:19
    Maxine
    +4
    They did not have to do this. This was wrong--I thought the police took an oath to protect and serve? Not confront and kill!
  • Profess... Maxine 2013/07/29 21:11:54
    Professor Wizard
    +1
    They did take an oath... To Protect their brothers, and to serve the government institution that is covering their pay checks.
  • Maxine Profess... 2013/07/30 03:49:35
    Maxine
    +1
    Scary but true.
  • black sheep 2013/07/28 17:31:37
    black sheep
    +7
    Please convict these retarded cops... they murdered this man and someone better stand up for his civil rights..
  • Doug 2013/07/28 17:23:16
    Doug
    +6
    "Cause of Death, "Police Thugs"
  • Texas Johnny 2013/07/28 17:03:56
    Texas Johnny
    +5
    A Cane and a shoehorn? Come on! Just walk up to Papaw and take it. They would not even had to shoot less-lethal mean at all. I guess teenage black gang members are too tough for them so they went for an easier target. No Balls and No Brains! This sickens me. Shame on those men !
  • Sarah 2013/07/28 16:26:24
    Sarah
    +1
    Amazing.
  • sean 2013/07/28 15:51:29
    sean
    +5
    2011: 85-year-old Daniel Daley accuses the Orlando Police Department and Officer Travis Lamont of false imprisonment and arrest, and of violating his rights under the fourth and fourteenth amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Daley's suit claims that Daley, "in gesturing lightly tapped [Lamont], in a non-threatening manner" on the shoulder.

    "Suddenly and without warning," the suit says Lamont "body slammed" Daley to the ground, "thus breaking [Daley's] vertebrae in the cervical spine…"

    In his suit, Daley also accuses Lamont of intentional infliction of emotional distress and battery. The suit seeks compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and mental anguish, among other complaints.

    Orlando police Chief Val Demings said in October that an "internal review" of the incident determined the takedown move used by Lamont was within departmental guidelines.
  • loony t sean 2013/07/28 18:41:12
    loony t
    +4
    I can't believe these bastards get away with this crap.
  • Maxine sean 2013/07/28 21:54:37
    Maxine
    +2
    Gestpo cops need to be stopped. I hope that they put this monster in jail so that he cannot hurt anymore innoncent people. Especially the elderly. He needs to be throw off the police force and throw in jail.
  • Profess... sean 2013/07/29 21:13:26
    Professor Wizard
    Typical responsibility dodge :::: Within Department Guidelines!
  • Risk 2013/07/28 15:42:37
    Risk
    +5
    Ya think they were afraid he was going to kick their @$$ ? LOL
  • Commander Pyle 2013/07/28 15:40:09
    Commander Pyle
    +5
    If it aint the thugs in Illinois, it's the police that will kill you.
  • sean Command... 2013/07/28 15:43:45
    sean
    +3
    not just chicago..all across the nation
  • All American 2013/07/28 15:35:40
    All American
    +5
    Wow, big bad tough guys, they had to use stun and bean bag gun on a 95 year old wielding a cane.. give me a break. I agree with a previous poster here: Pussies!
  • Marnie3 2013/07/28 15:31:51
    Marnie3
    +3
    The 95 year old man was probably a "thug" with a pocket full of prunes and viagra.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2013/07/28 15:27:08
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +6
    Those cops will never live this one down. PUSSIES. The Keystone Kops and the Park Forrest Pussy Patrol!
  • sean Aqua Su... 2013/07/28 15:42:43
    sean
    +5
    i wonder how the family must feel thinking something like this could never happen in a nursing home..95 years old and they kill him..add this to the hundreds more nationwide
  • Aqua Su... sean 2013/07/28 21:43:29
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +3
    Hit that PD with a lawsuit they'll never forget. A lot of cops think they can do anything they want these days; I call it Obama Syndrome. We have a lawless POTUS and they take their cues from him.
  • Profess... Aqua Su... 2013/07/29 21:16:41
    Professor Wizard
    Nothing will come of it... they would just dodge the bullet with "Within Departmental Guidelines".
  • Profess... Aqua Su... 2013/07/29 21:16:03
    Professor Wizard
    Imagine how they would have felt, if the Headlines were... "95 Year Old Man puts 2 Police in the hospital with multiple broken bones and lacerations after pummeling them with an Aluminum Cane, and a Shoe Horn.

    That is why they killed him.. so he could not tell any embarrassing stories on them. The police after all.. did fear for their lives ya know!
  • 76May 2013/07/28 15:12:28
    76May
    +6
    What a shame. It does seem our country has completely lost it's way.
  • sean 76May 2013/07/28 15:36:46
    sean
    +4
    and who in their right mind thinks an 95 year old is a menace to society..i read a cop body slamed an 85 year old man to the ground and he broke the man's neck, because he touched him on the shoulder
  • Maxine 76May 2013/07/28 21:56:54
    Maxine
    +2
    Headed for Hell in a handbasket!
  • Tracie Richards~PWCM~JLA 2013/07/28 15:10:08
    Tracie Richards~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    "Police struck him with a Taser and bean bag rounds after the old man threatened officers with a butcher knife."

    Fixed that for you.

    I'm not sure where a 95 year old man got a butcher knife from, and I'm sure that they could have just waited until he calmed down or lost interest, but IMO that part really should have been included in your post.
  • Aqua Su... Tracie ... 2013/07/28 21:47:38 (edited)
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +3
    Should've, that is part of the story but really, the only person the old guy could've hurt was himself when the knife probably would've out of his shaking hand and landed in his foot.
  • Maxine Tracie ... 2013/07/28 21:58:39
    Maxine
    +2
    Still he was 95 and it was not a gun--they over reacted. They need to be retrained and put on desk duty away from the public..
  • _Casey_Logan_ 2013/07/28 14:55:29
    _Casey_Logan_
    +6
    He is a 95 year old man he probably wasn't all there in the head and if they have to taste a fragile old man then they don't need to be cops. Just like anyone who has to mace a 5 year old doesn't not deserve that job.
  • Maxine _Casey_... 2013/07/28 21:59:40
    Maxine
    +2
    Totally agree with you.
  • Space Invader 2013/07/28 14:51:02
    Space Invader
    +7
    Did they think about taking him down????? At his feet??
    And now we have a dead white senior citizen in Illinois because of terrible police tactics..he was 95 FOR GOD's SAKES!!!!! Is the requirement to be a cop in Illinois to leave your brain at the door??

    And they wonder why they can't stop the violence in Chicago..what a screwed up state.
  • Maxine Space I... 2013/07/28 22:01:06
    Maxine
    +2
    They make it look bad for all cops. Believe it or not there are still a few good cops left. Thank God they are not all like these clowns.
  • Walt 2013/07/28 14:39:28
    Walt
    +7
    If I was a cop working with these officers, I'd give them so much sh*t on a daily basis, they'd have to quit their jobs.
  • sean Walt 2013/07/28 14:43:13
    sean
    +3
    then you would be crossing the thin blue line
  • Walt sean 2013/07/28 14:44:20
    Walt
    +5
    I've never been much of a joiner.

    To hell with them and their little club.
  • Maxine Walt 2013/07/28 22:01:32
    Maxine
    +2
    They should be fired!
  • flexo 2013/07/28 14:36:37
    flexo
    +6
    any cop that is afraid of a 95 year old is a wimp...and should not be a cop. NO REAL MAN WOULD HAVE DONE THIS...or was this a female cop?

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