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Oakland Cop Shoots, Kills High School Senior; Nothing to See Here

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An Oakland cop shot a fleeing high school senior three times, killing the teenager while shooting himself in the foot. Oakland police claim they saw a hidden gun on 18-year-old Alan Blueford's person shortly after midnight, causing them to pursue him. That's when cops say Blueford pointed a gun at one of the officers (they also say "several independent witnesses" corroborate the claim), compelling him to shoot.

Police are not releasing the name of the officer, who is on paid administrative leave, though the San Francisco Chronicle identified him as Officer Miguel Masso. A police spokesperson, meanwhile, offered to the media that Alan Blueford had been convicted of felony burglary and was on probation when shot. His father says his son was completing the community service portion of his sentencing, and speculated that his son ran away from cops because he didn't want to get into any more trouble. He says his son was in the Oakland neighborhood for the Floyd Mayweather match.

Blueford's family has retained counsel, civil rights attorney James Burris, who points out all the shots were fired by cops. The family also claimed in a statement that their son was left to bleed to death, and that Blueford's friends were detained for six hours following the incident. The family says it was informed of their son's death at the hands of cops not by the police department but from one of Blueford's friends after he was released. The family also points out that the original police version claimed an exchange of gunfire. Investigators say the gun recovered at the scene had not been shot.

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  1. From watching the news, the message I’m getting is that this would be a crime if they totally, like, profiled him before shooting him, but like totally OK, if like, you know, they didn’t.

  2. the San Francisco Chronicle identified him as Officer Miguel Masso

    Obviously a Cracker.

    1. “White Hispanic”

      1. In all seriousness, I couldn’t care less if the identify him as hispanic, white hispanic, white, asian,or purple. All I care about is that they identify him as a cop.

        That’s the battle here, people. Stopping the senseless and unaccountable killings by agents of the state.

  3. Investigators say the gun recovered at the scene had not been shot.

    See, that’s just bad police work. What with all the shots fired, they couldn’t shoot the throwdown gun even once?

    1. It’s hard!

      Not only do you have to discharge the weapon, you have to get powder residue on the mutt’s hands.

      In these days of cellphone video it’s harder to do without getting caught.

    2. Perhaps their corroberating witnesses would overlook only so much.

    3. See, that’s just bad police work. What with all the shots fired, they couldn’t shoot the throwdown gun even once?

      Remember when Russell Crowe killed the rapist in L.A. Confidential? He at least fired the drop piece into the doorjamb; and if I recall correctly, he even fired it from the dead guy’s hand. Now THAT’S quality police work.

      1. This sounds kinda like the frame-up in An Innocent Man

  4. I’m assuming Miguel is a non-white Hispanic, because if he was white Hispanic this would be motivated by racism.

    1. A black man is dead. Of course it was racism!

      1. No, no, no. A cop did it. And if we’ve learned anything from the Trayvon Martin shitstorm, it’s that only private citizens can have racist motives when they shoot kids.

  5. C’mon, Oakland is just trying to keep pace on the bullet scoreboard with its brethren in other municipalities!

  6. Oakland police claim they saw a hidden gun…

    I guess their new x-ray specs are working out real well.

    1. Well they were correct about the gun though right?

      1. Well they were correct about the gun though right?

        I wouldn’t assume that the cops actually found a gun on the dead guy, just because the cops say they found a gun on a dead guy that they really, really needed to be carrying a gun.

      2. It was a roll of the dice, but they guessed right. Yahtzee!

    2. I guess their new x-ray specs are working out real well.

      They probably saw a furtive movement. Furtive movements can be seen without x-rays, and are a reliable indicator that the perp has a gun and is about to use it.

      1. I took a furtive movement once.

  7. Sorry Mr. Blueford, you were shot by a cop instead of a white private party. That means your murder means nothing since it can’t properly be politicized.

    And I love it that the fucking cop shot himself in the foot. What a fucking baboon.

    1. Officer Clutzky must have been running and shooting with one hand at the same time. He’s lucky he didn’t shoot a random baby.

      1. He’s lucky he didn’t shoot a random baby.

        Which would have been tragic because the kid he killed wouldn’t have been able to stand trial for that baby’s murder.*

        *That’s how they charge it now, right?

      2. Officers don’t shoot children. Their guns happen to discharge and an unfortunate event occurs; the officers have no involvement.

  8. The family also claimed in a statement that their son was left to bleed to death

    Standard operating procedure.

    1. i bet the cop got treatment for his foot before anyone even thought to check the kid’s pulse.

    2. Or non-operating, as the case may be.

  9. I guess the MSM wasn’t able to find a ‘white’ enough looking photo of the officer in order to actually determine this as being newsworthy.

  10. The family also points out that the original police version claimed an exchange of gunfire.

    What exactly is the penalty for police officers making shit up in a police report? Because that seems like a pretty serious offense.

    1. What exactly is the penalty for police officers making shit up in a police report?

      The penalty is an even longer paid administrative leave so they can investigate the potential inaccuracies in the report. No charges, of course. Cops are only human and can make mistakes.

      Of course, not being on the beat means they may miss out on an opportunity to smoke another mouthy nigger. I’m kinda surprised their union hasn’t demanded that cops on paid leave get to go on ride along’s for just this reason.

  11. His father says his son was completing the community service portion of his sentencing, and speculated that his son ran away from cops because he didn’t want to get into any more trouble.

    Um, OK ….

  12. Was the cop successful in keeping the teenager from shooting himself in the foot?

  13. Let’s look at some things logically before commenting recklessly:

    1) None of us has all the facts.
    2) We, as Libertarians, have a natural inclination to distrust authority, but we also distrust the sensationalized media.
    3) How often do we find incorrect or completely biased news articles? We know that the media loves to sensationalize a story as it makes news, “sexy.”
    4) Law enforcement is a legitimate government function. (We can discuss the extent of it, but we must agree that it’s something in which the government should.)

    While the initial knee jerk reaction is to talk about the authorities killing someone in cold blood, keep in mind that it seems as though the guy had a gun. We can expound, pontificate, hypothesize, speculate, and discuss as much as we want. But, if the guy had a gun, I would defer to self preservation.

    The fact is, we don’t know what happened. If you look at what I have written in the past libertyinfusion [dot] com, you will see that I am no fan of tazing handcuffed people and tazing people in the back for walking an unleashed dog. However, given that the other guy had a gun, it would be reasonable to at least consider that the officer was, in some way, acting to defend himself.

    We should discuss, inform, and let this one play out. Automatically jumping to condemn law enforcement does not bode well for Libertarians. Gathering facts, supporting reason, and acting rationally does.

  14. What’s up with this paid administrative leave? The cop who shot Patricia Cook is also on paid administrative leave. I believe the ones who pepper sprayed the college kids in CA were also on paid administrative leave. With this, what’s the incentive to not be an overly aggressive cop?

    1. Though I guess one good thing about paid administrative leave is that you can’t collect overtime. SF Cops rack up crazy overtime, and every year some of them make over 200k a year. Plus they do pension spiking which means your pension is based on your last year’s salary. At least paid administrative leave prevents this, but no pay might be better.

    2. U! N! I O N!
      U! N! I O N!
      U! N! I O N! and union is it’s name-oh!

      1. Hey hey
        Ho ho
        The union has
        Gotta go!

        1. What do we want?
          Union reform!
          When do we want it?
          Timmeh!

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