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Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

Billy Club, on what to do with officer, No point in me answering that. I think the posts relate what I think. I look at it like this. The guy broke the law, an officer intervened, and it turned deadly. All these posts about license to kill, 007, lying, and whatever, just tells me most people posting on this site don’t like the police and can’t back up their claims on all the crap they are spewing. Do I think police are always right, no but in this the officer did what was right to save his life. I would like those to post information where it says a police officer is a security guard when off duty and has no authority to do anything else. How about Don’t break the law and you will not be bothered by the police.
Because I see it a different way, I have this jack stating “I smell a Pig.” Say what your narrow mind makes you believe I just see it different. Not many put any blame on this kid. This young guy was drunk (whose fault is that?), he assaulted a cab driver (whose fault was that?), an off duty police officer is made aware and comes into contact (what he is trained to do), and the officer attempts to arrest which leads to the officer getting his head pounded in the pavement (life and death situation), and a life ends (tragic). Do you haters believe that was his mission that night.
Now I truly believe if anyone was getting their head pounded into the pavement and had a gun on them they would shoot that person or in the case of some of these posters, “I guess I will die tonight."
Here is what I do think. Maybe the guy and the others standing around help the officer instead of filming and watching. Could that of saved a life? We live in a society where no one gives a shit. I think a lot of these people posting on this are weak and all they can do is blame and see themselves as victims. I may be wrong, but feel that way. I grew up to be responsible and if I did something wrong then it was on me. The KCPD Post Haters better get TOUGH so when they become a crime victim (which is very possible) they will be able to handle it on their own. Lord knows you are better prepared than the cops.

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Posted by xracerx on 08/07/2014 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

The blue wall was falling within minutes of the shooting when Det. Gorden said "Does this mean f..k you".
This officer is clearly unfit, you can see that when he jumps out of his car with blood in his eyes for the cyclist. He could have handled that alot better and than compounded it by lying. And it was all covered up and nothing happened to him. Is this what passes for a Master Police Officer in KCMO?

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Posted by 59andouttakcmo on 08/07/2014 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

Once a liar always a liar !!!! How many chances do we give a police officer before we kick him off the force! What happened to the belief that the police are here to help us? Because officer Hubbard didn't know how the resolve the problem between the cab driver and Mr. Bruno with words, he took the cowards way out and used a gun. He still gets to be with his family, but the Bruno family will never have that opportunity again. Come on KC police admit it when one of your officers made a mistake and do something about it.
kcgirl

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Posted by kcgirl on 08/07/2014 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

It seems like Hubbard should be fired. He has lied on this case and the motorcycle case. Cops on another power trip.

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Posted by Michelle Brogoto on 08/07/2014 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

Pretty clear mistakes were made on both sides. Sad story that shouldn't have turned out the way it did.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by asdf on 08/07/2014 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

This story is a bit melodramatic to be believed, but there have been quite a few stories like that in the last three months. Anything else?

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Posted by Jared Wittwer on 08/07/2014 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

KCPD has the wagons circled, but with the knowledge that a ticking time-bomb awaits. Surely the U.S. Attorney's office is reviewing the matter as well.

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Posted by Beverlee Roper on 08/07/2014 at 12:01 PM
Posted by HelloKittyKat on 08/07/2014 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

Gut reaction: Hubbard needs to be gone from the force --- primarily for not calling an on-duty officer to the scene right off. The people who lied or tried to cover up the truth need to be whacked, too. That said, the right outcome doesn't include somebody writing a big check to those associated with Bruno, the guy who set the whole thing in motion.

BTW, I don't think intoxication even figures into it. Alcohol lowers your inhibitions, meaning that when you are drunk you just become "more yourself" ... If you are a goofball, you get goofier; if you are sad and sentimental, you get weepy; if you are a mean jerk, you get meaner. Has anybody not seen these things to be true? Your guard just comes down, and you reveal your true self, without worrying about the expectations of others.

Bruno seemingly was a mean jerk, who happened to be drunk and thus uninhibited. What? If a cabbie called my wife a c-word, I would try to get him to do it again after I started the video on my phone so I could post it online and make her famous --- it would be great (this means I'm a goofball, especially when drunk, and could care less if somebody says something stupid, except to find the humor in it). Bruno attacked the cabbie, instead, indicating he was a mean jerk with too much ego and a feeling that he was entitled to pummel somebody who perhaps was also a jerk. You don't get a check for that.

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Posted by ralpheatsbeef on 08/07/2014 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

And I thought the LA PD were bad--let's all hope we don't run into Hubbard.

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Posted by psueckc on 08/07/2014 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

"Hubbard is not a police officer during this dispute. He is a security guard with no authority away from his employers property." quote by KezeTobur

A question for all Folks interested in this discussion: Is this legally correct?

If a KCPD cop is dressed-up in his police clothes and wearing his .40 caliber gun on his hip, BUT ... he is NOT working for the KCPD, instead, he is working as a private security guard, are you saying you do NOT have to treat him like a cop? Are you saying you treat him like any other guy on the street?

Are you saying you can ignore him, run from him, cuss him, disregard him and get away with it? I like that.

But that poses a problem: the cops are using their cop-costumes to get you to act a certain way around them, even when they are off-duty.

I don't buy that. I don't believe that is correct. I believe ON duty or OFF, the cops are expecting a unique kind of cooperation that is enforced by their ON duty blue-brothers and the collective-ignorance of the citizens.

So Bruno could have told Hubbard to kiss his ass and walk away? Bruno could have pulled his gun (if he was packing) and shot-dead Hubbard and LEGALLY he would have been correct?

bullshit. The other cops would hunt Bruno down and kill him. Legal and cop behavior are two different things.

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Posted by RTFLDGR on 08/07/2014 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

@Xracerx
What then do you suggest is done with Hubbard?
We can all agree that both parties made huge mistakes that night, one was life ending.
But I think (part of) the frustration lies in the way that the KCPD handled the situation AFTER that horrible night. They had (have) the opportumtiy to make things better, instead they made things worse.

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Posted by Billy Club on 08/07/2014 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

IRRELEVANT? It really isn't. Your two cents and if you really listen to the majority of what your all are saying is some whack-a-doo jibberish. My point of "not being able to see the forest through the trees" is my way of saying wake up and smell the coffee because there is some bad shit out there and there is a good chance that you will become a victim at some point in your life. And when that happens my guess, based on what I have read, is you will handle it on your own; which means to me you won't do anything about it and will always be a victim. So is what I say pointless? Maybe so in your eyes, but that is just how I see it from the posts. Instead of blaming go out there and show all of us how it is done.
It is Really unfortunate what happened and I feel bad for both sides.

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Posted by xracerx on 08/07/2014 at 6:10 AM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

Xracerx, you have an interesting point. Unfortunately it is only interesting because it is pointless. The "what if" that you postulate is irrelevant. It's nice that you have two cents, you could trade that two cents for common sense and possibly a proper understanding of law. Here's a "what if" for you. What if you and the other folks on here that blindly support misuse of authority and force outside of the rule of law, were to think about the things you say before you said them? I believe you would likely still say them, but there is the ever so slightest possibility that you may realize that you have no clue what you are talking about and refrain.

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Posted by KezeTobur on 08/06/2014 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

Seriously amazed on how so many people are so perfect and have it figured out. So you are out with your significant other. A person runs up and knocks them down and bashes their head into the pavement. Of course you are just standing there because you are not trained and don't have non lethal means to do anything. This person runs off. You see an off duty cop and start screaming for him/her to do something. Cop says, "sorry working off duty and only a security guard tonight and am not required to chase. Oh and my radio is in my car." Then you all would be posting how the police do not do anything. I smell hypocrites xeraserx. Good majority of you can't see the forest through the trees. Sad

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Posted by xracerx on 08/06/2014 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

Hubbard is not a police officer during this dispute. He is a security guard with no authority away from his employers property. He ignored near every step of protocol and procedure during this dispute. He is in fact a murderer and there is no question. I have been assaulted by men much larger than myself and never felt the need to kill an opponent. Hubbard was an incompetent officer who is now a murderer due to his atrocious behavior.
Bruno should not have hit the cabbie but he is well within his right to leave the scene. (Be careful calling a large mans wife the c word, I'd do the same) Bruno never needed to stop for Hubbard either, Hubbard had no authority.
I am saddened by the ignorance exhibited in the comments I have read on here. I am not surprised however. The ongoing neglect and incompetency displayed by our judicial and law enforcement departments are largely do to ignorant and sheeplike people such as blueblood and crazy clown.
I hope that Hubbard is served justice one way or another but Mrs. Bruno will never know justice. This is a very disheartening story. Shame on you KCPD for defending and protecting a murderer.

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Posted by KezeTobur on 08/06/2014 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

one cop that lies ruins the whole system. if ever called for jury duty again i cannot in good conscience vote guilty unless there were multiple eyewitnesses. i didn't then and won't in the future. stories like this forever imprint reasonable doubt on the testimony of all cops.

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Posted by juror on 08/06/2014 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

dare anyone to send a letter to the mayor or chief and sign their name to it. wanna bet what happens next?

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Posted by not 1776 on 08/06/2014 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

they are out of control down there, no accountability for anything. its a business people, its a revenue generator. wish i could open a business where i could do ANYTHING with no consequences.

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Posted by Locust on 08/06/2014 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

Dear myopicmuch:

Yes, I did read the entire article. Are you assuming that what is in print represents all the facts or even the TRUTH?

Bruno was drunk and broke many civil laws. He paid the price.

Hubbard lies repeatedly, makes many procedure errors, then uses a gun when he could have used MANY other options. Cops go-to guns quickly, as they are covered by their own and their public relations department and lawyers. Cops are given the green-light to KILL and they get away with it often. Who polices the police? Hubbard won't pay the price. He will get away with it and probably again and again.

Avoid the cops. Don't call them. Don't get near them. Don't talk to them.

The whole story is a LOSE\LOSE situation.

18 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by RTFLDGR on 08/06/2014 at 3:02 PM

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