I heard on the news last night that he was last a full-time cop in 1963... over 50 years ago! He wasn't a part-time deputy until something 2009, give or take.
My sense is that he was wanting to be a big kid and "play cop", which just reinforces the notion that he shouldn't have been there to begin with.
April Fool's Day is the one day of the year
that people critically evaluate news articles before accepting them as true.
And I don't know how you have come to the conclusion that I want to raise naive people. I simply think that rapists are always to blame for rape and murderers are always to blame for murder. Blaming the victim is just plain stupid. What this man did warranted an arrest and a prison sentence. They could tackle him and get a little rough if he resists arrest, but they can't shoot him, and just because I think law enforcement officers shouldn't kill people doesn't mean that I am a proponent of crime (WHO IS?!)
A working class hero is something to be
The person who is at fault is the one who approved of making this senior citizen an armed policeman. Having him out there could actually put the fellow officers in jeopardy of fighting a criminal and at same time looking out for gramps.
Not sure if this was posted yet?
Tulsa Authorities Ordered Robert Bates' Training Record Falsified: Report
The Tulsa County Sheriff's office ordered supervisors to falsify the training record of the reserve deputy who fatally shot a suspect after mistaking his revolver for his Taser, sources told the Tulsa World.
The sheriff's office provided a list of courses that Bates was supposed to have completed as part of his training, but wouldn't provide the names of the supervisors who signed off on them, according to CNN.
"You would think the sheriff's office -- if in fact there has been no pressure applied, no falsification of records -- would be forthcoming with these documents," Ziva Branstetter, a reporter at the Tulsa World, told CNN.