Chicago Cops Kill 95 Year-Old Nursing Home Resident With Bean-Bag Round

According to the Chicago Tribune, the 95 year-old man grew combative and refused court-mandated treatment. He was wielding a knife and a cane when officers arrived to assist.He died hours after being tased and then shot with a bean bag round.

  • Calypso_1

    If they had waited 20 min he would have needed a nap.

    • InfvoCuernos

      or forgotten why he was fighting.

  • Tuna Ghost

    I’m confident I could disarm a guy that is nearly a century old

    • melvin lafleur

      how about just waiting the situation to wind down once imminent threat has been reduced to containment by professional law enforcement officers? who am i kidding, it’s donut break time,

    • Calypso_1

      I am not.

      • Ted Heistman

        disarm him with your charm!

        • Calypso_1

          A Hank Sr. song & a surreptitious pass of the whiskey flask might work.

  • z@ch

    I think those cops wishing to carry these “less than lethal” weapons should have to be tazed in the chest and bean bagged to the temple to qualify.

    • BuzzCoastin

      they have
      why do you think they act that way
      they’re pissed, stupid and armed

      • z@ch

        I was hoping they would be done in by the training program.

    • Dingbert

      Typically, they do have to be tased. But I think this just encourages them to forget that “less than lethal” weapons are supposed to be used in lieu of lethal weapons, not as supplements, batons, or meat tenderizers.

    • Cland Estine

      ..each time they want to use them!

  • Juan

    Fucking pig bastards:(

    • gratiaplena

      @Juan: I’m glad your are outraged at the murder of this unfortunate elderly, confused man. It appears that Calypso and InfvoCurernos think this situation merits smart-aleck, sarcastic comments.

      An innocent 95 year old man was murdered by the police, for God’s sake!

  • Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness

    I can only hope that I might be such a bad-ass if I ever make it that long. A knife and a cane? That’s just like Gandalf. RIP dude.

    • Calypso_1

      …and a shoe horn. You could use that as an intubation spatula & shove the cane down someone’s throat.

  • rtb61

    What about the staff at the nursing home. They knew full well that calling the police was a virtual death sentence, murder by contempt of cop.
    Now is that exactly what they intended and who exactly that called the police.

  • TC2865

    thank god we have tasers so we can just kill problematic individuals instead of dealing with them rationally.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Clearly he was about to reveal the secret behind Carnation Instant Breakfast.

  • Sabbatha

    When I read this article the words “court-mandated” and “involuntary” really bugged me. I mean what was the treatment, why did the court get involved, why did the police use such force on a 95 year old man. Seriously was he really that big of a threat? if there had been more patience, acknowledge of lost dignity (not the fake “I understand” bull that authority figures do but true acknowledgement), and acknowledge the sense of injustice he was undergoing which led to the outburst. I think things might have gone differently. To be fair to the authorities, I don’t know what the court-mandated procedure in question was exactly or rationale that led up to the event that put the officers in that position to even remotely consider this “justified” but I am pretty sure someone drop the ball somewhere probably a few times.

    On another note: I am not 95 years old, I am 28 but my life is medical hell due to spina bifida and a really bad hand in the game of genetics. I really relate to the elderly. There are certain “procedures” that I would probably go a little psycho over too and admit I have gotten a tad pissy about… I am wondering if this was a procedure that would “save his life” which pulls in the topic of “right to die”… with it being court-mandated I have to wonder if it was… If it was a “right to die” issue then the people who got the court involved, I guess they won’t be sleeping as well tonight or patting themselves on the back like planned. There is definitely some sardonic amusement here…

  • Guest

    Cops probably planted the knife and shoehorn after the fact.

  • Helen Marie Daff

    Cops probably planted the knife and shoehorn after the fact . Its a wonder they didn’t just pull their guns and shoot him, we all know how dangerous and fast a 95 yr old can move.