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    Default Air Marshalls shoot idiot passenger dead on flight to Orlando

    Well, at least that's what CBS News just said. Don't have details at this time, but apparently a male passenger was running up and down the aisles of a flight screaming that he had explosives. If this is true, he deserved to be taken down. You just don't fuck w/that shit anymore you know??

    More details to follow I am sure.....


    And gosh, that flight w/the fam to DisneyWorld would really suck eh??

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    If the guy really did have explosives then the marshall no choice but to take him down. If it was a stupid hoax then I think we have an excellent candidate for a Darwin Award.
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    I guess the flight originated in Columbia. And stopped in Miami, then was due to go on to Orlando.
    And yea, if this guy was somehow telling the truth--then what are they supposed to do?? And if he was lying and just running around like a maniac, then how are they supposed to know he's just a lunatic?

    I think they did the right thing. Can't take any chances anymore. It's not wise to make those kinds of statements--even as a joke. Though it sounds like this guy wasn't joking....

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    Imagine being on that plane & seeing this happen through the window........
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    The story on excite.com says his female compainion kept pleading for them to not do anything because he's bi-polar and off meds.

    Funny, I'm not losing any sleep over it though. They take that shit seriously and they should! They don't know which one is a whack-job and which one is just "off". I smell a lawuit and frankly I'm surprised they haven't taken anyone down before.
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    Lawsuits, always lawsuits. If he really had a bomb & they didn't shoot him, all the relatives of the dead passengers could sue because the guy SAID he had a bomb, and he was allowed to detonate it. No matter what you do nowadays, you're screwed.
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    Default Re: Air Marshalls shoot idiot passenger dead on flight to Orlando

    But maybe they could have shot him in the leg? Especially since his wife was saying he was mentally ill and hadn't taken his meds? I know that in the heat of the moment this might have been difficult to hear or whatever, but why shoot to kill? If he had lived and was a terrorist, they could have gotten info from him.
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    I guess this proves that air marshalls DO exist. There were lots of rumours that they didn't exist, but the authorities hoped the general public would be reassured to think they did. A bit like the fake "will security please go to section B' announcements in KMart.
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    Oh my God, were there children on the plane too? I'm assuming there were it must have been a horrible thing to have to watch. That man must have been seriously derranged. I'm not surprised they shot him, it was the safest option.
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    I see the point of trying to shoot him in the leg, but I'm not sure it would stop a terrorist from detonating a bomb with his hand! And God forbid these air marshalls try to be sharp shooters aiming for a small part of the body and they miss!!

    I feel for the guy's family, but I don't see how they had any choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch View Post
    But maybe they could have shot him in the leg? Especially since his wife was saying he was mentally ill and hadn't taken his meds? I know that in the heat of the moment this might have been difficult to hear or whatever, but why shoot to kill? If he had lived and was a terrorist, they could have gotten info from him.
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    Default Re: Air Marshalls shoot idiot passenger dead on flight to Orlando

    It is tragic that this happened, but like most posters-I feel that they had no choice. He apparently was reaching into a bad saying he had a bomb-I think he ran off the plane though and was shot on the ground??
    If he was bi polar-do they do that? I know they can have major mood swings, but do they act out like this? Why was he off his meds and who in the hell would take a bipolar person off his meds on a flight?
    I figure the family will try to sue as most of you do, but do you think she has a case honestly in light of 9/11?
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    Default Re: Air Marshalls shoot idiot passenger dead on flight to Orlando

    Why couldn't they taser him? That renders even big strong people incapable, and they can keep tasering him if they want. But you don't die from it. And yes, someone showed bad judgment by letting this guy go on the plane if he was bi-polar and not on his meds. Maybe his wife? She was in a position to know.
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    Default Re: Air Marshalls shoot idiot passenger dead on flight to Orlando

    Butt, I do agree with your thinking about shooting him in the leg... but if he really was a terrorist, chances are his wife is too... and of course she'd be saying "don't shoot!" because she'd really want him to be able to reach into that bag and pull out a bomb... I'm just saying they really did the right thing by not trusting the wife. I hate seeing people gunned down but I can't say I'm mourning this guy...

    Good point about the wife. I hadn't thought about that. But I do have to say that I feel bad for the family and the man. Imagine being shot and killed because you're mentally ill and went out of control? That is just sad for everyone involved.
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    Default Re: Air Marshalls shoot idiot passenger dead on flight to Orlando

    I seriously doubt he ever mentioned having a bomb or ever ran up and down the plane's aisle, the trigger-happy airmarshals just have to justify their ill actions.

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