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Utah Officer's Shooting of Man Who Hit Him with a Shovel Sparks Protest

Nearly 200 people gathered outside the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building Saturday afternoon in memory of James Dudley Barker, who was shot and killed last Thursday by a police officer after he attacked and injured the officer with a shovel. More Here.

January 12, 2015

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Dave @ 1/12/2015 3:20 PM

Chris Manner sounds like a real douchebag. For him to say the officer should have walked away is ridiculous. He was there on behalf of the citizen who called it in. I guess that if Mr. Manner calls the police for help, they should just take his advice and walk away. What an idiot.


Jojo @ 1/12/2015 3:36 PM

Don't bring a shovel to a gun fight!!

JON MUELLER @ 1/12/2015 3:58 PM

GOOD SHOOT, well Justified, Body Cam do it's job, all officers need to wear the Body Cam!

Kaleb @ 1/12/2015 4:41 PM

Chris Manor, I just dont have the words to describe your level of idiocy. At 1:14 Mr. Barker, in a state of rage, puts his hand in the officer's face in a highly aggressive manor at which point the officer swatted Barkers hand away. THAT is when Barker, NOT the officer, turned it into a fight, and there was a brief moment when the officer DID take a step back, to which Barker responded by taking the shovel in his hand up like a baseball bat and began ASSAULTING the police officer with a deadly weapon. Barker got EXACTLY what his actions demanded. Do us all a favor Chris Manor- NEVER call the police for any reason. IMO you should forfeit that privilege.

kevCopAz @ 1/12/2015 6:50 PM

Any thinking person knows this defendant got what he deserved. The reality, sad as it might be, is that we are all saver now that the defendant is dead. He was obviously a bit violent and crazy even before the assault on the officer took place. What would the "protesters" have the officer do? This is not a game with referees, the fight was not fair, the defendant escalated it and brought the weapon into it, causing his own demise. Don't bring a shovel to a gun fight.

Debby Jenkins @ 1/13/2015 5:45 AM

The man who said the officer should have walked away obviously has no idea what we do. How would that have looked to the people who called in if the officer just walked away and did nothing. Whose house are they at?

Joe Mama @ 1/13/2015 12:35 PM

Good shoot.

Chris Manor = community organizer = douchebag.

Bud Johnson @ 1/13/2015 8:06 PM

Chris Manor is a joke and an idiot. The officer did nothing wrong. He had a call, he tried to take care of the call and was attacked. He protected himself. He did nothing wrong. Death by shovel. Chris, tell your friends not to attack police officers. You must really be a jerkoff. Please do us a favor and leave the country. Good job officer.

Forthecops @ 1/14/2015 8:48 AM

Onel less idiot on the streets, good shoot.

Danny Martin @ 1/15/2015 9:57 AM

There are a lot of idiots out there, as well as people who do idiotic things at some particular moment in time. Should we kill all the "idiots" or should we deal with them in a compassionate and understanding way? I'll let you think about that!

Mac @ 1/15/2015 11:19 AM

Chris Manner is a flipping moron!

sgtmac_46 @ 1/15/2015 11:23 AM

Surprise, surprise......Chris Manor is a POS communist.

Simon Wood @ 1/16/2015 1:18 AM

I don't think poor old Chris Manor has ever had to deal with very many angry man. You're alright princess we'll keep walking in while you run and hide.

He clearly has no idea of personal space or treating a reactionary gap.

edward smart @ 2/10/2015 2:12 PM

Mr Barker should have known a SHOVEL can be considered a deadly weapon. He made a Deadly mistake.

Cobra @ 4/16/2015 12:21 AM

Righteous shooting period

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