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Police In Armed Standoff

Domestic dispute escalates with gun

September 14, 2013

WHEELING — Police arrested Cory Shane Thompson on Friday morning after a domestic dispute turned into an armed standoff with multiple officers inside his girlfriend’s home in Warwood....

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Sep-15-13 10:47 PM

@insider: Yep, you stand by.

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Sep-15-13 9:26 AM

Where I grew up, the police lived and worked in their town. Their kids went to the same schools as everyone else. They cared about the town.

Thugs, d r u g dealers, armed robbers, burglars, murderers, child molesters, etc. would not be ignored there. Any thuggery was immediately met with a mag light to the head. Lowlifes didn't ply their trade or hang on street corners. A 10pm curfew for minors was strictly enforced. People respected the police because they knew your name, cared about the town and gladly put their******on the line to keep everyone safe. And criminals either kept quiet or left town.

Where is that mentality today? Why doesn't the Wheeling PD start bashing the thugs, a la "LA Confidential"? Take them to a secluded place, beat them to get information out of them and warn them to leave and never come back.

Where is that type of law enforcement, which we so desperately need today?

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Sep-15-13 9:22 AM


The article says that the suspect produced a handgun and ratcheted the slide to chamber a round. THEN the Wheeling police officer pulled his gun.

As soon as the officer saw the handgun (and there was a very short delay between the suspect's showing up with the gun and chambering a round), his sidearm should have been out.

With two cops to a cruiser, they might have shot the suspect before they even saw a handgun. Having one officer on the scene forces him to use his head and call for backup, first.

The Wheeling PD is overstaffed, with 10-12 positions funded by a Homeland Security grant.

The Wheeling PD has a lot of wonderful toys, for what?

The Wheeling PD has a reputation for bullying.

The Wheeling PD has ZERO impact on crime. A rash of burglaries, an influx of Detroit types, open air d r u g deals, thugs hanging out on the corners...have the Wheeling PD done ANYTHING about these issues?

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Sep-15-13 3:16 AM

@HEFNER Domestic situation 101? lol every situation is different. Ex: If I were a police officer arriving on scene and you hear a female/male being battered, are you going to standby while the next cruiser, responding from say, South Wheeling, to Warwood? Nope. That's quite a long time.

In this situation, I heard the radio traffic at home and from what I could tell, the other officer was about a block away.

@Ragnar Wheeling cops lack common sense? lol you clearly lack it also by thinking the police officer waited until the perp charged his weapon before he drew his. Officer arrives, perp is upstairs, with the officer not knowing whether or not he has a weapon, perp comes downstairs while officer is at the door.

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Sep-15-13 1:17 AM

fat and bald. unhappy like most of you.

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Sep-15-13 1:16 AM

more nuts with guns. lol. he should be a poster boy for all who carry guns. I am sure this is what most of you look like l m a o.

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Sep-14-13 7:14 PM

Wheeling cops seem to lack common sense, or their reputation for bullying is well deserved.

I have no doubt that police guns would have been pulled if the perp had been an unarmed working man. But a drunk nut with a loaded handgun? Nah, wait for him to ratchet the slide and chamber and round and THEN get serious!

The Wheeling cop probably stained his drawers.

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Sep-14-13 11:34 AM

When does fact become "alleged?" I know when alleged becomes fact. Was the gun actually loaded? The officer should not have approached the residence until backup was on scene; basic domestic situation 101. Did the call to the police indicate a gun was in play? These news writers need to focus more on details.

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Sep-14-13 11:10 AM

How long did this "armed standoff" last? Sounds like a bit of sensationalizing to me.

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Sep-14-13 9:55 AM

i don't think that he was drinking kool-aid.alcohol will remain the worst of the drugs.

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Sep-14-13 8:45 AM

Let's see, now: excessive drinking (stupidity) + arguing with a female (stupidity) + handgun (stupidity + NRA brainwashing) + confronting police officers with a weapon (suicidal stupidity + paranoia as preached & sold in mass quantities by the NRA, "survivalists", "militias" and other right-wing cuckoos, cranks & crackpots).

What's more, there are thousands of these misguided scared sheep out there who drank the Kool-Aid and are looking around for more lies to swallow. What a world.

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Sep-14-13 7:05 AM

I am surprised the officer didn't shoot him. In most cities if somebody if police confront a suspect with a loaded gun and they don't drop it rather quickly, standard procedure is to shoot the suspect.

Much less if the dumbass CHAMBERED A ROUND!Clearly life threatening to the officers.

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Sep-14-13 12:48 AM

That is a really low bond for threatening people with a gun.

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