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Justice for Alex Nieto: No sane person would point a taser at the SFPD, says John Burris
by KPFA Evening News, 03.29.2014
Wednesday Apr 2nd, 2014 8:14 PM
On Saturday, 03.29.2014, Mission residents rallied to march for justice for Alex Nieto, a 28-year-old honor student and security guard whom San Francisco Police officers shot dead on March 21st. The officers say that they thought Nieto was carrying a gun and that he had pointed it at them. He was actually carrying a taser, which he was authorized to carry for his job as a security guard, and John Burris, attorney for the Nieto family says that no sane person would point a taser at the police.


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by hmm?
Thursday Apr 3rd, 2014 10:42 AM
"attorney for the Nieto family says that no sane person would point a taser at the police."

-That's true. But that fits with the general police version: Nieto was acting strange, and had two restraining orders against him. The main questions:

1. Why didn't SFPD KNOW about his mental status and not prepared with this info before confronting him?
2. Why did the security company he worked for still allow him to use the taser after he had the restraining orders placed on him for misusing the taser?
by Dan
Friday Apr 4th, 2014 9:14 PM
To your Question 1 is really simple-the police didn't know who (by name) they were dealing with until after the shooting. The people who called SFPD didn't know who he was. All they knew was someone was acting oddly, so they called the cops.
by But Alex did
Friday Apr 11th, 2014 3:10 PM
Stop whitewashing the story and trying to paint this guy a 100% innocent victim. He was losing it. He tased a friend 4 times in March. He forced his way into a woman's car. He had a restraining order against him.

Keep it Real.