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07/12/2010 05:01 AM ID: 84707 Permalink   

Moat Dead, Commited Suicide


Raoul Moat, who had eluded police for almost a week, committed suicide as officers trained weapons on him. After 6 hours of attempting to take the gun from him, police watched as he shot himself in the head.

Moat had been cornered by police beside a riverbank. This brings to an end one of Britain´s biggest manhunts. Moat´s death will be followed by an investigation by the IPCC because officers were present at his death. The police fired no shots.

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  Getting shot from 2 tasers  
and then accidental pulling the trigger is something different then suicide. He was killed by the police. In the audio of the last minutes you can hear him scream in pain from the 50.000 volts of the tasers shortly before the shot.
  by: evilrat   07/12/2010 07:35 AM     
Really? You´re going to have sympathy for someone as worthless as that? In the *very* offchance you´re right I still think there wasn´t much wrong with that.
  by: Fiebre   07/12/2010 03:46 PM     
Where did i say anything about sympathy? The story has already be confirmed by the police now. He shot himself shortly after he was hit by 2 taser shots.
  by: evilrat   07/12/2010 04:28 PM     
  More to this story  
Than meets the eye. Even after the intense media coverage. It turns out that Moat lived 2 lives, in one he was pretty bad and hated the police, in the other, he was a police informer. He´d apparently been involved with countless crimes and hurt lots of people but because he was an informer, the police let him off all the time. He flipped out when he finally committed an assault they didn´t let him off with. This guy and the police had been close for years it seems.

Ironic really, he should have known how dirty and corrupt the British police were after they let him commit crime after crime and just walk away. I imagine the man-hunt was only due to him shooting one of them. Perhaps his death was inevitable though? He may have known something that they didn´t want him sharing. It certainly sounds like the two sides of this were well tangled up a long time before any shots were fired.

Just another reason I don´t go anywhere near police, ever. Just can´t be trusted.
  by: Maxx20     07/12/2010 05:05 PM     
" just can´t be trusted" Whom are you refering to? You or them, or maybe, BOTH? LOL
  by: OLD MAN   07/12/2010 05:52 PM     
it´s not about sympathy, it´s about living in a society where police don´t decide someone´s guilt by themselves and carry out executions.

they could have done better. They could have at least let his brother talk to him.
  by: jamesmc   07/12/2010 05:56 PM     
Wasn´t he a cold blooded murderer? I say good riddance to bad rubbish.
  by: Lurker     07/12/2010 06:39 PM     
  I say..  
the UK is getting more and more like America every day.
  by: MalcolmB   07/12/2010 08:12 PM     
Provided he killed himself then sure I guess - but if the police caused him to pull the trigger as a result of them unnecessarily tazering him then doesn´t that make them the murderers?
  by: jamesmc   07/12/2010 08:17 PM     
  by: jamesmc   07/12/2010 08:17 PM     
  @OLD MAN  
I would have thought the context and tone of my comment answers your question?

@Lurker; I think the short answer is yes, he gunned a man down then injured his ex and a police officer. However, I think there are still details which haven´t yet fully emerged as to what actually sent him mad. Also, if the police fired the Taser knowing that the muscle spasm it would cause would force his hand on the trigger of the gun he was holding to himself, then that´s execution minus judge or jury. Investigation very much required in that case. Remember this comes from the same police who gunned an un-armed man down on the tube as he sat reading the paper.
  by: Maxx20     07/13/2010 09:53 AM     
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