Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Police And Fire Hope To Move Past Kansas City Deadly Shooting Media Drama



This one should be obvious but more than a few of you have expressed this sentiment and nobody else is putting it out there . . .

Both KCPD and KCFD rank and file are hoping to put Kansas City controversy regarding a deadly altercation in the past. 

The case has been decided, and real talk . . . A lot of people behind the scenes basically see nothing more than a media circus that doesn't help the public interest.

Here are the latest links on the topic . . .

Fox4: Witness who captured fight between Hubbard, Bruno on cell phone talks to FOX 4

KSHB: Former cop gives thoughts on Bruno video

NBC Action News: No charges against KCPD officer who shot, killed KC firefighter

This very well seems to be one of the final chapters in the drama and an insider said this:

"If you know either family involved in this ordeal, you know that this isn't doing them any good and I'm not sure how it qualifies as news when all of the details have already been reported. How is this informing people? That's the important question to ask."

While there might be some legal ramifications and different interpretations of the video . . . I was disappointed that there was never a joint presser between police and fire on this one. Again, the bright side now is that now both sides seem to be moving forward after the tragedy.

23 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Moving where Tony?

Anonymous said...

Pretty simple. Don't beat up a cop and you won't get shot.

the Polar Bear said...

....hmmmm seems one side can't fight and other side needs to learn that "fists of fury" against gun is FAIL...

Anonymous said...

Laws? I don't need no stinking laws I's a Kansas City firefighter I am above the law.

Anonymous said...

Bear... u got fish in ur teeth

the Polar Bear said...

Loose Park fish...taste of dogshit

Anonymous said...

The family was worried that Bruno would be shown in a negative light?? Uhhhmm.. how many ways from Sunday can you spin that video? Drunk idiot tries to fight a cop. Wonder how that will turn out??? I suppose from the loonbat liberal point of view.. the cop should have just sat there and let the guy fight him. Fer chissakes.

Anonymous said...

If I had been standing on that sidewalk, I would have probably jumped in to help when I saw the cop getting beaten like that. Yeah, I probably would have ended up getting shot. But I sure couldn't have stood there and watched. I'm wondering if the police welcome help like that from bystanders???

Anonymous said...

someone please punch the long hair douchebag who pulled out his camera to film rather than call 911. Please post pictures of you punching him in the face

Anonymous said...

You know, when I first read about the story I felt bad for the police officer. I felt bad for the firefighters family. I felt like this was a tragic situation, but the firefighter had made his bed. Fast forward to seeing the actual video, and it doesn't seem the match up with the picture the stories painted. First I was expecting to seeing a drunk out of control maniac going to town on a helpless cop. What I saw was a drunk kid being stupid and not complying. A cop attempt to inflict harm by dropping a knee and bouncing the mans head off the pavement, which was completely uncalled for, and a violent reaction due to that knee to the head. That reaction is predictable, and predictable is preventable. It completely changed the dynamic of the situation and it's evident from the video. Put that officer and that same situation tomorrow and he might think twice about dropping a knee and bouncing a younger, bigger guys head off the ground when it's just you and him.

Anonymous said...

Look at the KSHB coverage, with the retired cop evaluating it. He says the officer did NOT knee the firefighter in the head. As sad as it is, the firefighter was drunk and we all know that people do stupid things when they drink.

Anonymous said...

The long haired douche should have done something, but clearly he is only good at videoing.

Anonymous said...

The knee to the head was uncalled for. The firefighter was calm before that. Why didn't the cop call for backup? Renegade I guess. Tragic.

Anonymous said...

Let me ask a stupid question:

Had Bruno killed the officer, would Bruno be a free man today and would the killing, that is Bruno of the police officer have been ruled self defense by the grand jury? NO. Bruno would probably be in jail awaiting a trial for second degree murder with no bail or a very high cash bond.

The officer was no Walker Texas Ranger but he is not the bad guy. Had he not defended himself, Bruno would have pounded him into the concrete.

Anonymous said...

cops 1 fireman 0

Anonymous said...

This is all you need to know about cops.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR_ZMtXr1gM

Anonymous said...

What we see in the video is firefighter fleeing a police officer and the resisting arrest, then knows he it over and will be arrested. Then we see a cop standing over the firefighter and prepares to hand cuff but then decides to drop his knee on the neck/head of the firefighter. Prior to that knee drop the officer had his suspect ready to comply.

So as we see the firefighter pounding the face/head of the officer, I ask - was it one bullet necessary for the officer to save his own life or was the second one required as well? While the photos of the officers face were disturbing, so was the video of the officers own actions.

Look at that video and imagine that the firefighter was not a firefighter and imagine he was also black. If that were the case we would have seen the video on Dec. 2, 2013 instead of Feb. 25, 2014, and this story would have been dead and gone by Dec 3rd. This abuse knee dropping and other typs of physical abuse goes on everyday in this city. The only difference is we saw it on video and it me the standers of a higher profile that got our attention.

So now the tax payers of KC have paid and provided a uniform and gun for the officer to work a part time job and we will pay our legal department to clean up what remains. The tax payer money also invested thousands in the training of this young firefighter and I would imagine we will settle out of court in fear of being sued.

Anonymous said...

Police. The only job people know more about then the ones that actually do the work!

Anonymous said...

Where does the nurse work? She distracted the officer causing him to get flipped and have shoot the suspect. She needs to be fired and lose her license.

Anonymous said...

Videos. Capture the truth and dismiss the lies that the officer was unconscious when police backup arrived.

One firefighter vs. Police officer/decorated US Marine. Draw you own conclusions at the point of the video showing the firefighter on his back/side with the officer standing over him and then the jump over to knee the suspect in the head. That's when things went very wrong.

Firefighter laid to rest - cop back on the job.

Mr. Spock said...

Why do you humans consume so much alcohol? - It seems to make you do illogical things like try to fight un-uniformed Klingons with phasers set to "kill" Everyone in the galaxy knows not to do that.

Anonymous said...

Preceded by beating the shit out of a cab driver.

Anonymous said...

Firefighter was resisting arrest and was combative throughout the video folks. Did you notice him gouging the officers eye? Did you notice how fast it happened? Stupid people (drunks) going to stupid places (P&L) doing stupid things (hanging around more drunks) Tragic for all.