Protest March for O'Patrick Humphrey

By: Kassi Shelley Email
By: Kassi Shelley Email

ABBEVILLE-- Crowds gathered in Abbeville to protest the shooting of an un-armed, mentally ill man this morning. Police officers killed 33-year old O'Patrick Humphrey back in January. Although law enforcement officers say it was justified, those who knew him best are calling for stricter laws. The group met at the Abbeville library and marched to the Henry County Courthouse carrying signs and banners in memory of Humphrey. During the rally, organizers pushed for officers to have mandatory training in dealing with mentally ill people.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2012 at 08:19 PM
    Why didn't all these marching people get out there and control this man then ? If you didn't want the police to handle it as best as they could, don't call them. Maybe the police should just shoot the legs out from under any body thats out of control.You wouldn't believe how strong a mentally ill person is. They go banana's and there's no telling what they may do.
  • by none on Jul 7, 2012 at 05:15 PM
    The family couldn't handle him. He threw the officers around like rag dolls. The EMT's were tossed around like rag dolls. The officers were cleared of wrong doing. Heaven forbid this man have been armed. There wouldn't have been one person left standing for you to march. Ridiculous.
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