There’s a reason this happened in NYC.
An unarmed Army National Guardsman was pulled over on a Queens highway and shot to death by an NYPD officer from an elite unit today — and the DA now is probing the incident that the victim’s friend is calling a case of police “road rage.”
Noel Polanco, 22, had his hands on the steering wheel of his 2012 Honda Fit moments before Detective Hassan Hamdy shot him once in the torso, a woman sitting in the front passenger seat told police, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said.
Reading the article it appears the officer had no reason to treat the stop as a felony stop. He then broke two rules obviously and put a round into the driver. Yup, still think the cops are out to protect and serve. They’re out to merely protect their own ass if they’re protecting anyone.
Odds are the officer won’t be fired and if anything will receive “training”. I have a feeling the training is really, “How to frame the situation better in your favor.”
The reason I say it happened in NYC, is here in free America they would be afraid of people in the car being armed and shooting back after the first shot.
State Sponsored Criminal #425: Hassan Hamdy
Because if you’re a cop and someone cuts you off, pull him over and shoot him. If anyone asks what happened say he shot himself!*
*Yes, read the article, the officer told his friends that the driver shot himself…
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.