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Offline Libertas

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Lake Roosevelt park ranger shot man near son, family says
« on: September 17, 2013, 08:35:34 PM »
The Kettle Falls man shot by park rangers at a campground over the weekend had been standing alongside his 9-year-old son when the bullet tore into his torso, family members say.

Few details of the shooting have been disclosed by the National Park Service or investigators with the Washington State Patrol.

The shooting injured Casey Hartinger, 43. It happened after a Saturday night confrontation between rangers and another man who owns a houseboat that was moored at the Kettle River Campground within the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

At least one park ranger boarded the houseboat in response to a noise complaint.

It’s unclear what prompted a ranger to open fire on Hartinger, 43, who was released Monday from Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, apparently without being arrested.

However, the owner of the houseboat, 41-year-old Michael J. Sublie, faces possible federal charges of interfering with law enforcement.

Again, another overreaction event.  I don't care if the guy is hammered and beligerent and cussing you out...your response is to shoot him with a 9 year old next to him?  If his hands remained immobile in his pockets why not back off and let things cool down and call for some backup and oh I dunno maybe a senior officer less trigger-happy?


And you're shoved, OK, hands are out of pockets now, right?  No weapon I gather.  Park boys have no stun guns?  Heck no, everybody gots lotsa bullets now, use 'em, eh?

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Re: Lake Roosevelt park ranger shot man near son, family says
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 08:57:41 PM »
The park ranger should be hunted down and punished if not killed for his abhorrent behavior. Once again, we let this slide all the while they push harder and farther until what? During the Indian wars, something very much like this would have touched off another war.
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