GUN Aussies are ballsy f**kers, I'll give 'em that

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by JaimeZX, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Messages:
    9,226
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    Police Officer Shoves Finger in Gun to Stop It Being Fired at His Colleagues
    A POLICEMAN'S finger stopped his gun being fired at his colleagues when it was seized by a man they were trying to arrest, a court has been told.

    James Lyle Rakatau, 25, fled police when they tried to arrest him in Melbourne on November 14, last year over an outstanding warrant from Western Australia, the Herald Sun reported.

    The Supreme Court was told senior detectives Matthew Flood, Travis Merlo and Adam Radley gave chase until Sen-Det Flood tackled Rakatau as he tried to climb a fence.

    Prosecutor Robert Barry said during the struggle that followed Rakatau got hold of Sen-Det Flood's gun from his holster and yelled: "Now you freeze ... ".

    Sen-Det Flood got both hands on the revolver and held the cylinder so it wouldn't spin and fire.

    His finger was jammed between the hammer and primer when Rakatau tried to fire more shots
    as Sen-Dets Radley and Merlo went to intervene.

    Mr Barry said it was only Sen-Det Flood's index finger that stopped the weapon firing as Rakatau tried a number of times to pull the trigger.

    Rakatau was eventually subdued with capsicum spray.

    He pleaded guilty to two counts of reckless conduct endangering life.

    Defence lawyer Stratton Langslow said the gun had not ever been deliberately pointed by his client at the officers.

    "This is an event which, on its face, has an extraordinarily impulsive aspect to it," he said.

    Mr Langslow said his client had been a talented rugby league player in WA until racial taunts forced him to leave school and he ran off the rails.

    Justice Robert Osborn remanded Rakatau in custody for sentencing next week.
     
  2. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    38,942
    Likes Received:
    182
    Location:
    Cali-NO NFA-fornia
    yes, you were FORCED to commit those crimes.
     
  3. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    38,942
    Likes Received:
    182
    Location:
    Cali-NO NFA-fornia
    worthless piece of shit
     
  4. crazynova

    crazynova OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Messages:
    15,685
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    A galaxy far, far away
    I'm sorry, but in my department, a situation like that, where they have your gun, warrants the use of deadly force.
     
  5. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    38,942
    Likes Received:
    182
    Location:
    Cali-NO NFA-fornia
    with what? he had the department's only gun
     
  6. thedude11

    thedude11 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    16,165
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ATX
    :rofl:
     
  7. mattsb2000

    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    61,666
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    San Bernardino, CA
    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  8. ANUS_MANGLER

    ANUS_MANGLER New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2006
    Messages:
    6,961
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    St. Louis
  9. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    38,942
    Likes Received:
    182
    Location:
    Cali-NO NFA-fornia
    thank you thank you. i'll be here all week
     

Share This Page