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Police Officers ‘Targeted’ in Phoenix

Posted on | September 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Police Officers ‘Targeted’ in Phoenix


Marc LaQuon Payne, 44, rammed his vehicle into three cops Tuesday:

An angry Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner played a video showing a vehicle pulling out of a parking space, circling the parking lot and then accelerating toward the police officers outside the convenience store.
In an early-afternoon press conference, Yahner said two officers were seriously injured and the driver will be booked on three charges of attempted first-degree murder.
“I’m very proud of the men and women of the Phoenix Police Department, and I’m outraged by this incident,” Yahner said.
“Our Phoenix police officers were targeted.”
A 33-year-old police officer who was on his first day of duty suffered a head injury, and a police sergeant, 41, suffered a broken leg. A third officer, 36, managed to jump out of the way but was injured during an extended struggle with the driver, Yahner said.
The video shows the rookie officer thrown several feet in the air and hitting the glass window of the QuikTrip. The officer, whom Yahner would identify only by his first name, Jeremy, then helped take Payne into custody, Yahner said.
The sergeant, who had fallen to the pavement, called for assistance, Yahner said.
The collision happened just before 2 a.m. at the store at 2535 W. Camelback Road, just off Interstate 17.
The sergeant had met the rookie at the QuikTrip to talk about expectations of performance, Yahner said. The three officers were standing in the parking lot in front of the store — “a well-lit area,” he said.
About 1:45 a.m., the man pulled into the QuikTrip and backed into a parking space, where he sat for several minutes, Yahner said. He then pulled out of the space, rounded the parking lot and accelerated as he crashed into the officers and then into the store, Yahner said.
The surveillance video speaks volumes, Yahner said.
“We are confident that this is an intentional act,” Yahner said. “This stuff needs to stop.”

“This stuff,” of course, is the Black Lives Matter movement, which has incited violence by deliberately demonizing police officers. Payne had previously been convicted of attacking police during a 1997 traffic stop: “The officers who were attacked told the court they believed the man would attack officers again if he were ever arrested.”

Criminals have always hated cops. Giving criminals a “social justice” excuse for hating cops is dangerous and irresponsible.

(Via Memeorandum.)



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