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BREAKING: Forrest City Officer Murdered At Home While Playing Games With Family

A Forrest City police officer was murdered at this West Memphis home.

West Memphis, AR - A Forrest City Police Department officer was murdered in his home on Saturday.

The incident happened at his apartment in West Memphis at around 2 p.m., according to FOX13.

Tony Atkins reports that the officer was in his home with his family playing in the game room when he was fatally shot.

No information about the suspect or their disposition has been released at this time.

No information about the status of the officer's family has been released. The officer has not yet been identified.

The scene is still active and the details are still developing.

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On July 16, 2009, Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was arrested at his Cambridge, Massachusetts, home by local police officer Sgt. James Crowley, who was responding to a 9-1-1 caller's report of men breaking and entering the residence. The arrest initiated a series of events that unfolded under the spotlight of the international news media.

The arrest occurred just after Gates returned home to Cambridge after a trip to China to research the ancestry of Yo-Yo Ma for Faces of America.[2] Gates found the front door to his home jammed shut and, with the help of his driver, tried to force it open. A local witness reported their activity to the police as a potential burglary in progress. Accounts regarding the ensuing confrontation differ, but Gates was arrested by the responding officer, Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley, and charged with disorderly conduct. On July 21, the charges against Gates were dropped. The arrest generated a national debate about whether or not it represented an example of racial profiling by police.

On July 22, President Barack Obama said about the incident, "I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it's fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home, and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there's a long history in this country of African Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately." Law enforcement organizations and members objected to Obama's comments and criticized his handling of the issue. In the aftermath, Obama stated that he regretted his comments and hoped that the situation could become a "teachable moment".[3]

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You didn't help me with a single fact. They only new info you provided was Obama's initial response. Which I agree with. Pointing out that blacks and Latinos are disproportionally stopped by law enforcement isn't race baiting. It's acknowledging a unpopular fact. So again, how did you help me with the facts. Should he have waited to respond, yes. But what he said wasn't true. It just wasn't true in this incident. So say that his response set off a war on cops and divided the nation is ridiculous in the extreme.

All of this whining and posturing over Obama and Trump is completely forgetting a Police Officer murdered in his own home. God take him home. Peace to his family, personal and professional.

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Trump has fixed much of what the last guy effed up, but it may take decades to get the reopened racial wounds to start to heal again.

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The mainstream media is mostly the blame for all the racial divide and the war on cops.

@jjones4574 nope. the blame for racial divide belongs to racists. the blame for the so-called "war on cops" belongs to everyone having a camera and showing how bad cops treat certain demographics.

if those two groups ever decided to get their shit straight, I promise everything will get better.

I couldn't agree more.

WOW! Ray Charles isn't dead!!

He deliberately set race relations back. Devisive man. He hated police, they were on to him back in the day.

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I remember this incident quite well. His exact words were "The police acted stupidly".

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Ah yes, we are always the victims. We can do no wrong. Yet the ceime rates in the top 10 to 15 cities clearly shows that some are guilty and their attitudes require a higher level of force. Of course idiots like you think a violently resisting subject should be handled like a small child.

You exist only to justify a group of thugs that for the most part preys on their own people.

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Crowley did act stupidly in arresting Gates. However, Obama should have either stayed out of it, or else used a word other than "stupidly" (perhaps unConstitutionally would have been a better choice). The Boston police are lucky that Gates did not sue. That said, Gates acted stupidly in yelling. Yelling at a police officer is never going to help the situation, any situation.

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@bronx163 and how did you arrive at that brilliant conclusion? The article clearly stated that he MURDERED in his home.

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Thug mentality created by Obama runs deep. Playing games with his family and some nut job shoots him. This has nothing to do with guns but everything to do with the hate agenda pushed by liberals.

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What thug mentality did Obama create and what hate agenda are you talking about?

It was a stray bullet fired by someone having and altercation outside his home. He wasn't the target.

@opearson
Explain thug mentality created by former President Obama, one of the most poised individuals I've ever seen?

The Gates incident was just one of many. My favorite is the one involving Michael Brown. Obama immediately took sides before all the facts were known and yet again took the time to insert himself in a local matter. Why? Because the person shot and killed by the officer happened to be black. When the obligatory riots started as a result of a false assumption Brown had his hands raised in surrender, the police used old military equipment to protect the officers from the rioters. Of course, all blacks (including Obama) and liberals took exception to the officers having the audacity to make any attempt to keep from getting hurt by bottles, rocks and firebombs being thrown at them. How dare they?! Obama again weighed in and promised the full power of the American government to investigate this travesty. Then my favorite part. Obama decided the best thing to do was to send THREE White House reps to Browns funeral! Can you imagine, Obama thinking it was appropriate to send his personal reps to the funeral of a man who committed a robbery and tried to kill a police officer!? What sane person would do that? Anyway, as we all now know, the contention Brown had his hands raised in surrender was patently false and was proven so not only by the FBI but also the DOJ. Did Obama ever come out and apologize for helping to destroy the livelihood of the officer in that shooting. Nope, as usual he just went on to the next crisis he could help create and inflame. There are other examples I can supply you with if this one's not enough to convince you Obama hated the police.

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Well put!

That guy's an anti-cop douche trolling this page regularly for kicks!

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