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Police In Texas Shoot Schizophrenic Man’s Face Off

April V. Taylor

The Daily Mail is reporting that Laredo Police Department officers have shot a schizophrenic man more than 80 times. Family members report that the incident left the man with “no face.” The incident occurred outside of a truck stop and was recorded on surveillance cameras. Video does show that 30-year-old Jose Walter Garza was carrying a pellet gun that was replica of a semiautomatic handgun but does not provide any evidence that Garza was in fact threatening the six officers who shot at him.  Authorities report receiving a call about a man carrying a gun.  It is important to note that Texas is an open carry state, so a person openly carrying a weapon is not a direct violation of the law.

A police spokesman reports that officers fired on Garza after he “put his finger on the trigger guard and pointed at the officers.” A statement made to the Laredo Morning Times by Laredo Police Chief Ray Garner indicates that officials feels as though the officers actions were justified based on the circumstances and that officers requested Garza put down the weapon prior to opening fire. The officers involved have been assigned administrative duties while an internal investigation is conducted.

Garza’s family reports that he took medication for schizophrenia and could become disruptive when not medicated but not aggressive as police allege that he was. Andrea Martinez, Garza’s cousin stated to the Daily News that Garza, “wouldn’t get aggressive, he wouldn’t hurt anyone.” Regarding the officers shooting Garza more than 80 times, she stated, “Why didn’t they shoot him in the leg, or arm or something?” Martinez also reports that Garza’s grandmother wanted to bury him in a casket but decided that his body was in such horrible condition that the family will be unable to carry out that wish.

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10 Comment

  1. 80 times??????????????Shot this man 80 times and shot his face off. Sick shooters.

  2. 80 times….OVER KILL!

  3. There are many who did not and still do not understand why Ferguson, MO. exploded as it did after the murder of Michael Brown, but the execution of Mr. Garza is just another instance of, as Mr. Wahid Shabazz mentions, police "overkill". Why does one man, a single individual get shot 80 times, so much so in fact that his face was blown off. This is beyond a common sense use of deadly force, in fact it is an act of obliteration and annihilation. Please see the following definition of annihilation: Annihilation is defined as "total destruction" or "complete obliteration" of an object;[1] having its root in the Latin nihil (nothing). A literal translation is "to make into nothing". Why is it neccessary to "to make into nothing" another human being? Did we not learn anything from our bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan? What is really behind the motivation to "to make into nothing" Black males or should I coin an old phrase and say anyone male or female, "darker than a brown paper bag"?

  4. There are many who did not and still do not understand why Ferguson, MO. exploded as it did after the murder of Michael Brown, but the execution of Mr. Garza is just another instance of, as Mr. Wahid Shabazz mentions, police "overkill". Why does one man, a single individual get shot 80 times, so much so in fact that his face was blown off. This is beyond a common sense use of deadly force, in fact it is an act of obliteration and annihilation. Please see the following definition of annihilation: Annihilation is defined as "total destruction" or "complete obliteration" of an object;[1] having its root in the Latin nihil (nothing). A literal translation is "to make into nothing". Why is it neccessary to "to make into nothing" another human being? Did we not learn anything from our bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan? What is really behind the motivation to "to make into nothing" Black males or should I coin an old phrase and say anyone male or female, "darker than a brown paper bag"?

  5. Must have been the entire police department doing the shooting or some reloading. The cops were still in fear of their lives after the first 60 shots after that 79 shot he must have been still moving. Being a scary cat must be a prerequisite to be a cop these days. IJS

  6. Just my opinion; The NAACP that was started under the white mans wing really means National Alliance for the Annihilation of Colored People. Weather it be Hiroshima or the Holocaust those people Advanced after their ordeals. Where are we? As a people. I'm just saying

  7. It's still a female-canine move by po-lice. When a man always goes to the extreme to stop a threat he's a female-canine. God gets them back tough. The high rate of suicide among po-lice tells it all. Its karma.

  8. worse than brute force,killer machines to shoot a men 80 times and for nothing….Vicious

  9. I’m still confused about the paucity of outrage when black kids murder each other every single night in this country, but if a cop shoots an armed crazy black man, or a hulking thug with more mouth than sense, we’re ready to burn down our own neighborhoods, destroy the only businesses brave enough to open in our communities, loot things we can’t even use, protest events we don’t have all the facts on, or any facts at all, and go to jail for somebody we didn’t even know. Brown was a thug, plain and simple, and he died a thug’s death. His accomplice was obviously lying about what happened, and obviously didn’t know about the video of he and Brown at that store earlier. We need to stop defending sociopathy in our own communities, and admitting that our young people are out of control, and either the police are going to take them out, or we will be forced to take them out ourselves.

  10. Obviously, most of you don’t even live in a predominantly black community, or you would know the hell a typical, honest, law-abiding citizen goes though just to get through the day. Armed gangs fighting each other for territory they don’t own, high school graduates with a third grade education, parolees sleeping on every couch in the community, no businesses except barber shops and liquor stores, women and children stalked and harassed by serial rapists and child molesters because they can’t live anywhere else, and the police being called 2-3 times every night to keep some psychotic crack head from beating one of his baby’s mama to death. We get what we tolerate, and we are being destroyed by a type of Social Darwinism, which demands that the weak and unworthy not survive.

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