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Posted: 3/1/2006 8:00:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 8:02:59 PM EDT by Drakemir]
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there not exactly sure what happen, but apparenty the trooper drove upon the bank robbers before they knew about the bank robbery, he was shot mulitple times. He did return fire and hit 2 perps, one of them in the back, and the other one 4 times, they both surivived. Police are still looking for some "other people of interest"

Story should be updated soon, as they just had the press conferance at 1130pm.



Link Posted: 3/1/2006 8:30:21 PM EDT
All three robbery suspects are now in custody. The bank robbery was in a town called Big Flats near Elmira. I drove through that area today. I was wondering why there were cops everywhere. Second police officer to be shot and killed in NY this week. From what his family said, he was wearing body armor but a few bullets got in behind it. Damn shame. Even this won't merit the death penalty in New York.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 8:42:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 8:43:55 PM EDT
The fatal wound that killed Officer Joseph Corr of New Hartford PD earlier this week was a single shot to the neck. Not sure about total number of rounds fired, If fire was returned or if body armor was defeated, but am sure that the fatal wound was a result of a shot in the neck. Conventional armor just doesnt give any protection to that part of the body. It has truly been a bad week for NY State Law Enforcement. God Bless Trooper Sperr, Officer Corr and both of their respective families.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 9:12:23 PM EDT
At the press conferance, they said the one weapon they have recovred so far was a .357.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 4:08:46 AM EDT
That story sounds very 1930's -- Bonnie & Clyde'ish.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 4:19:10 AM EDT
This has been a bad week.
Sperr and Corr are heroes. RIP.
I just hope now law-abiding gun owners don't suffer the consequences from a knee-jerk response in Albany because of these heartless, lawless scumbags.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 4:28:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 7:40:33 AM EDT
www.theithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060324/NEWS01/603240331/1002

U.S. attorney mulling charges in Chemung trooper's slaying
Suspects could face federal death penalty

By BEN DOBBIN
Associated Press Writer

ROCHESTER — A suspected bank robber and two accomplices accused of killing a state trooper could be indicted within weeks on federal murder charges, which would make them eligible for the death penalty.

“There's been discussions with the U.S. attorney's office” in Buffalo to convene a federal grand jury to weigh charges against Anthony Horton and brothers Bryan and Wayne Adams, but “it's something we're still reviewing,” Chemung County prosecutor Charles Metcalfe said Thursday.

A decision could be reached within a month, said Metcalfe, chief assistant to John Trice, the county district attorney in Elmira. A federal trial would “more than likely” be held in Rochester, he added.

A county grand jury has already indicted Horton on charges of aggravated murder, which carries a maximum life sentence without possibility of parole, along with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. The Adams brothers were charged with second-degree murder and robbery and could get 25 years to life in prison.
The federal death penalty statute allows for capital punishment for murders committed during a bank robbery. Three people have been executed for federal crimes since 2001, including Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, who grew up near Buffalo.

Horton, 33, a career criminal prosecuted on weapons, drugs and burglary charges dating back to his childhood, was identified by state police as the triggerman in a gun battle March 1 that killed Trooper Andrew Sperr near the hamlet of Big Flats midway between Elmira and Corning in western New York.

Less than an hour earlier, police alleged, Horton robbed a bank in Big Flats of $1,900 and escaped in a pickup with Bryan Adams, 45, a former landscape worker. The trooper, a 10-year veteran, was apparently unaware of the robbery and chanced upon them on a road a few miles away.

Sperr was shot six times when he stepped out of his patrol car and was mortally wounded. But he managed to wound both men as they ran to a waiting car driven by Wayne Adams, 42, police said. Horton was dropped off soon afterward at a hospital in nearby Elmira, and Bryan Adams also surrendered after retreating to a motel. Wayne Adams turned himself in early the next morning.

All three pleaded not guilty and were ordered held without bail.

Sperr, 33, was the 23rd trooper felled by gunfire since the New York State Police was formed in 1917. Thousands of police officers attended his funeral in Greece, a suburb of Rochester where he grew up as the youngest of 11 siblings.

Two days before his death, a police officer was shot and killed while chasing two men suspected of robbing a store in New Hartford near Utica of more than $1 million in jewelry.

Originally published March 24, 2006


Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:22:22 AM EDT
Fry the scumbags.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:24:21 AM EDT
New York State eliminated the death penalty recently. It is now only available at the Federal level, for crimes commited in NY.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 9:09:55 AM EDT
The NY Legislature has had almost two years to correct the defect in the law and re-instate the death penalty. Sheldon Silver and the Democrats have blocked all attempts to pass the required legislation.

Silver and the Democrats are too busy passing legislation in the Assembly to disarm the law abiding gun owners in NYS.

"New York’s highest court has ruled that a provision of the state’s capital punishment statute violates the state constitution, a decision that appears to invalidate the sentences of all four men on New York’s death row. In New York, if a jury deadlocks, the judge imposes a sentence of 20-25 years to life, giving the possibility of parole. In its 4-3 ruling, the Court of Appeals said that these sentencing rules might unconstitutionally coerce jurors into voting for a death sentence rather than risk a deadlock by holding out for life without parole. The Court advised the legislature to correct the sentencing problem if the state is to continue trying defendants on capital charges. (Associated Press, June 24, 2004)"
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 9:22:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rkbar15:
The NY Legislature has had almost two years to correct the defect in the law and re-instate the death penalty. Sheldon Silver and the Democrats have blocked all attempts to pass the required legislation.

Silver and the Democrats are too busy passing legislation in the Assembly to disarm the law abiding gun owners in NYS.

"New York’s highest court has ruled that a provision of the state’s capital punishment statute violates the state constitution, a decision that appears to invalidate the sentences of all four men on New York’s death row. In New York, if a jury deadlocks, the judge imposes a sentence of 20-25 years to life, giving the possibility of parole. In its 4-3 ruling, the Court of Appeals said that these sentencing rules might unconstitutionally coerce jurors into voting for a death sentence rather than risk a deadlock by holding out for life without parole. The Court advised the legislature to correct the sentencing problem if the state is to continue trying defendants on capital charges. (Associated Press, June 24, 2004)"


I hope NY Cops realize how worthless the Libs are and publicly denounce these idiots for preventing final justice. We could use their voices.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 9:23:56 AM EDT


What the hell is this world coming to.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 9:34:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thirsty:
I hope NY Cops realize how worthless the Libs are and publicly denounce these idiots for preventing final justice. We could use their voices.



Tell that to NYPD PBA president Pat Lynch. He also supports banning hollow point ammunition for "civilians" and the Democrats other anti-gun bills in NYS.

www.nycpba.org/releases/archive/pr051116-spitzer.html

"The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of the City of New York, the nation’s largest municipal police union representing over 50,000 active and retired police officers, has endorsed Eliot L. Spitzer for Governor of New York State, it was announced today by PBA president Patrick J. Lynch."
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