Protected & Served VII


The Albuquerque Police Department investigates after at least one officer shot a man in a house east of Downtown on Monday afternoon. The man was taken to a hospital, where he died. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Well what is so weird about that?

At least one Albuquerque Police Department officer shot and fatally injured a man after being called to conduct a welfare check in a house east of Downtown on Monday afternoon.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he died. Police have not publicly identified him.


APD Deputy Chief Harold Medina said that around 1:15 p.m., officers were sent to the 900 block of Edith SE, near Broadway and Coal, because an employer was concerned about an employee and wanted to see if he was OK.

Well he sure as hell did his employee a favor didn’t he?

“They made contact with the individual,” Medina said in a media briefing at the scene. “At this time, an altercation occurred between the officers and the individual, at which time at least one APD officer did discharge their firearm.”

What else was the cop supposed to do? Not shoot a guy he came to check on for safety?

Medina said the shooting occurred inside the house and no other civilians ( let’s just skip over the fact that the police are also civilians contrary to what some of them would love to believe ) were there at the time. He said he did not know whether the man was armed with a gun or any other weapon. He didn’t provide any other information about the altercation.

Yea, that means no..

“We don’t have that information yet,” Medina said. “They’re still working to process the scene. I don’t think they’ve even gone inside the house yet, the crime scene team.”


  1. US Cops are a paramilitary force due to the 1033 program and their training.
    Their job is to maintain public order by any means necessary which is why many departments ( Including some school districts) have armored vehicles.
    The cops will round up whoever they are told to and deliver their prisoners wherever they are told to.
    It doesn’t matter to them if they are delivering people to a sparkling clean ultra modern detention facility or to a football stadium where people are executed en masse.
    The USA has become an oligarchic Kakistocracy, a far cry from my youth.

  2. Y’all might want to read the follow-up story:

    Dude had “mental health issues”, a warrant for felony arrest because he didn’t return to the court to deal with an assault and battery on a neighbor, using a hammer, back in early March.

    I’m gonna go out on a limb and wager that a.) this guy was not an innocent victim, b.) probably made some bad choices when dealing with the cops the day he was shot, and c.) probably was not in the best state of mental health at the time. With the additional information, I think I’m going to wait and see what comes out of it all–This is apparently not what was advertised by the bleeding-heart activists at first, and you can see from the way the story has dropped off the radar that there are good reasons.

    For the life of me, I don’t know why the hell people call the cops on their mentally-ill relatives and then act all surprised when crazy gets shot. Law enforcement is not mental health, and maybe it is about time we recognized that fact, and stood up some sort of mental health intervention team in major urban areas so that you’re not sending in unqualified law enforcement folks to do mental health assessments they’re not trained or qualified to do. Plus, there is the fact that maybe if you start drafting up these f**king shrinks that keep releasing these people into the general public into a force that has to go out and deal with them, they might start taking a different tack about releasing the mentally ill on the rest of us. I figure that about the time they have to deal with these sorts of cases where the patients aren’t presented to them all neatly packaged, restrained, and medicated, they might have some insight into why they’re in custody in the first damn place…

    I keep thinking about that nutter my neighbor had in her family–They’d get him committed, the docs would pronounce him cured, and regular as clockwork, six weeks later he’d be off his meds and running rampant through the neighborhood like a naked crazy person. They literally could not get the mental health authorities to keep this guy anywhere–They’d constantly release him, no matter what. The family nightmare finally ended when he popped out of nowhere one night in front of someone’s H2 Hummer, and he became a grill bar ornament. His mom’s reaction when the cops came to tell her? “Did he hurt anyone…? Oh, thank God… He’s finally at peace…”. She was actually glad it was all over, that he was dead.

    This is not the way to handle the mentally ill, and the assholes who tore down the mental health confinement programs have a hell of a lot to answer for.

    • “This is not the way to handle the mentally ill, and the assholes who tore down the mental health confinement programs have a hell of a lot to answer for.”

      Hard agree. And when Covid gets loose among the truly insane? Hoo boy.


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