WCVB: A community rally is planned after Newton police shot and killed a man who was armed with a knife. The 28-year-old man, who was not identified, died from injuries after being shot in his apartment by Newton police Tuesday afternoon, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan said. Ryan said incident began just before 1:45 p.m. when the man, who has known mental health issues, walked into a candy store below his apartment on Lincoln Street in the heart of Newton Highlands. Witnesses said a man who lives in one of the nearby apartment buildings walked into a candy store and told the female owner he was off his medication and wanted to show her something, pulling out a knife. Ryan said the man fled upstairs into his apartment. Officials said Newton police first deployed less-than-lethal force using a beanbag shotgun.
“One of the state troopers who had responded deployed a Taser, but both of those uses of non-lethal force was unsuccessful in subduing the suspect,” Ryan said.
Ryan said two Newton police officers later used their service weapons, striking the man carrying the knife. The man was rushed to Newton-Wellesley hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Ryan said. Several officers were also brought to the hospital for evaluation, Ryan said. The rally will be held at 4 p.m. near the Newton Police Department headquarters on Washington Street.
— Anna Meiler (@AnnaMeiler) January 6, 2021
Thank God it was white guy. Know how I know it was a white guy? Because they haven’t said it was a white guy. If he were black you’d know by now, and this would be a much bigger story. Almost like some lives matter more to the media than others.
Anyway, the cops did all they could. They even brought a mental health clinician with them and attempted to use non-lethal force to calm him down. He was armed with a knife and dangerous enough to warrant the shopkeeper to call the cops. They could not leave that apartment without the mentally unstable man with a knife in their custody. Had they done so he likely would’ve killed an innocent human being. They tried their best but the dude was intent on dying and ran at the cops with a knife. They protected themselves and the community while also giving this guy what he wanted – death by police. It sucks for his family, but there’s literally nothing that can be done. It also sucks for the cops who had no choice but to do this and will be forever damaged because of it.
Except this is Newton and the cops are now being blamed by a bunch of elected officials who are organizing a protest at 4 PM today. Meet Bill Humphrey.
Nice haircut asshole.
Bill is a Newton City Councillor who was featured on Turtleboy in 2018 when he blamed the cops in Mashpee after career criminal gang banger Mickey Rivera attempted to evade police and ended up killing a two tour veteran on the way home from visiting his wife and three day old daughter in the hospital:
He didn’t blame the career criminal who killed the man and was out on bail, or the judge who reduced bail from $35K to $1K. He blamed the cops because he believes all cops are bastards. His words, not mine.
Bill hasn’t said a word thanking Newton police for protecting taxpayers from this dangerous man, nor has he attempted to find out why deadly force was necessary. Nevertheless he’s blaming the cops because he says it was containable, and says they didn’t have to use deadly force.
Newton Police shot & killed a young Newton resident today in his home during what seems likely to have been a mental health crisis – which was containable. Police did not need to use deadly force, and they were not the appropriate people to resolve it. This tragedy was avoidable.
— Bill Humphrey ⛄️ (@BillHumphreyMA) January 6, 2021
“They were not the appropriate people to resolve it.”
Ya got that? A lunatic is threatening people with a knife and the cops aren’t the ones to call.
Maybe they should’ve called a mental health clinician? Oh wait, they did that too and it failed.
I guess he wants the mental health clinician to go alone next time and hope they don’t get stabbed while trying to reimagine policing.
Bill is helping to organize a rally today at 4 PM across from the police station to protest the cops.
There will be a rally at 4 PM tomorrow (Wednesday Jan 6) at the park next to the police station. Please wear your masks for containing the spread of covid-19. Organizers will be calling for funded, accessible alternatives for mental health crisis response. https://t.co/l0x0F7cdAH
— Bill Humphrey ⛄️ (@BillHumphreyMA) January 6, 2021
So he wants a bunch of people to gather in large groups and defy the governor’s orders not to allow more than 25 people at an outdoor event, which Bill himself supports.
Gov. Baker has restricted private home gatherings in Massachusetts to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors. (No change in public/event venues.) All gatherings must disperse by 9:30 PM. Local health depts & police may fine gathering order violators $500 per person over limit.
— Bill Humphrey ⛄️ (@BillHumphreyMA) November 2, 2020
Same guy who tweeted that people had to “stop living their lives,” and told them not to leave their homes or gather in groups.
This is not a situation where "They" are trying to get you to feel some sort of emotion like despair or defeatism. We're just trying to get people to stay home and stop spreading this so hundreds of thousands of people don't die. This is a very serious illness for many.
— Bill Humphrey ⛄️ (@BillHumphreyMA) March 14, 2020
But he’s organizing and attending a fuck the police rally when cases have never been higher because nobody actually believes this shit. And just so we are clear, he wants your kids to be denied an in-person education while him and a bunch of other adults who support forcing your kids to learn by staring at a computer all day, gather in a park together.
Teachers unions who have had the power and willingness to keep schools closed until they are safe from the pandemic have probably saved more lives than we will ever know.
— Bill Humphrey ⛄️ (@BillHumphreyMA) January 4, 2021
Then there’s idiot.
Madeline Renalli is 2019 Newton North graduate attending Harvard who is running for City Council and wants to let you know that she has ovaries and agrees that they should be there, which is why she lists her preferred pronouns in her Twitter bio. She is also a lockdown promoter who will be attending the anti-police rally. It’s OK though because they will be wearing masks.
Masks don’t work in schools which is why they can’t open, but they do work when you’re protesting. It’s science. Just shut up and stop killing people.
She also attended the huge BLM protests in June, and put out a couple tweets that will go down in the White Guilt Hall of Fame.
She urged protesters not to tell the cops “have a good night” or “stay safe,” because she would prefer all cops be killed.
This asshole running for City Council will also be there.
These people hate the cops and your children. They support dangerous criminals and adults who wish to harm your children by denying them an education. And every single time you vote for a democrat this is what you are endorsing.
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