I told you it wouldn’t be long before the State Bureau of Investigation was right back in Haywood County. This time, investigating a probation officer who just this past wednesday, shot and killed one of his previous parolee’s. The story goes that the PO was checking up on some of his previous cases when he spotted the soon to be DEAD man walking down the street and recognized him as a previous client(the article doesn’t go into details, but my sources in haywood tell me it happened at the intersection of newfound st and church st in canton) . The PO approached the ex-con and a struggle for his gun ensued. The PO shot and killed the man point blank.
I don’t want to be misconstrued as soft on police, nor punishment of crimes. I’m not. I know we need police and probation officers, as well as DA’s and judges. But it amazes me that with the technologies that we are now afforded, that there is no other way besides pulling a loaded gun and ending a mans life, to stop physical resistance by an officer of the law. They are equipped with electronic tazers and pepper spray which are just as debilitating as a slug to the skull, just not as permanent.
The madness in haywood county, NC continues to unfold on a daily basis. Now, I suppose probation officers have been afforded the title of judge, jury and executioner. It’s just one more log onto a fire that is beginning to roar out of control in the mega capital of injustice named Haywood, NC.