Police Abuse

Detective Acquitted in Road Rage Shooting

He fatally shot a man.

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A New Jersey detective was acquitted Wednesday of first-degree murder and other charges in the shooting of a driver during a case of road rage in Maryland.

Jurors in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court also found Joseph Walker not guilty of all other charges, including second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and firearms offenses.

Walker, 41, an investigator for the Hudson County, New Jersey, prosecutor's office, was arrested after fatally shooting Joseph Harvey of Landsdowne on June 8, 2013, in Annapolis.

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  1. So, he’s off duty, and killed a guy for WALKING towards him. No sign of a weapon, no actual threat made, no heated words. And he shot him three times:

    Walker testified that he shot Harvey once, turned to the passenger, who had stopped walking, then turned back to Harvey, who he said continued to move toward him, and shot him two more times.

    Continued to move toward him…after being shot. No weapon on him.

    This isn’t self-defense.

  2. Not surprised. Business as usual.

  3. How many members of the jury were either public employees or had close family members who are?

  4. This is what happens when our laws attempt to put people in separate moral categories according tho their affiliation with the state. You get juries of morally degenerate public school grads deciding cases like this.

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