Fraidy-Cat Cops Will Kill You In a Heartbeat
Bill Quick

CLOVER, S.C.: NC man reaching for cane shot in SC traffic stop | State News |

— York County deputies say an officer shot a 70-year-old man reaching for a cane during a traffic stop because he thought the man was grabbing a rifle from the bed of his pickup truck.

Authorities said Wednesday that deputy Terrence Knox has been placed on paid leave while the State Law Enforcement Division investigates the shooting.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Trent Faris said Knox stopped 70-year-old Bobby Canipe (kah-NYP’) of Lincolnton, N.C., for an expired license plate Tuesday evening. Investigators say Canipe got out of his pickup and reached into the truck bed for his cane and Knox fired several shots, hitting Canipe once.

…Faris says the shooting was unfortunate, but appeared to be appropriate because Knox felt an imminent threat to his life.

Ah, yes.  The good old “cop feared for his life, which is much more important than your life,” exception to the Constitution, public safety, and common sense.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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