This is a story that, according to an independent informant for copblock.org, Jeff Orchard, only recently appeared in his local newspaper, though the actual incident took place way back in July of last year. Conspicuously interesting. Also, the story omitted details that the site itself later uncovered (along with police video that also sheds light on the specifics).
A mentally challenged, pregnant woman has been shot and killed by police in Sanpoint, Idaho. According to CopBlock, a situation where a reported woman making threatening claims while holding a filet knife escalated when trigger-happy Idaho police drew their AR-15s:
“The officer steps out of his cruiser, AR-15 in both hands, aiming at the woman. The fact the first thing he did with an emotionally disturbed person was point an AR-15 Rifle at them, shows the lack of regard for human life this officer has. He was prepared to step out and escalate the situation as soon as he arrived. Instantly yelling at the woman to put the knife down. After disobeying orders, they command again, she refuses. At which point, from the time the cop got out of the cruiser ’til they start shooting, was 11 seconds. Let me repeat that… they gave this pregnant woman wielding only a fillet knife and standing a good distance away, 11 seconds to obey commands before opening fire on her.
What adds insult to this, is the handcuffing of an obviously dead body. And the time it took to try and give any sort of medical help…
I believe this story needs more attention. Sandpoint is really close to another small town called Coeur D Alene, ID, where a story was posted a while back about an officer here shooting a dog (named Arfee) in a parked car. Coeur D Alene has a population of about 34,000 and Sandpoint only 7,500! I think it is important that people know these stories that happen in even the smallest of town in America.”