Was thinking of putting this one in the "Back-sassin' in the News' thread, but it fits even better here. This woman is (was) a cunt. Using a 5-year-old as a human shield:
Baltimore County police fatally shoot woman in Randallstown barricade
Baltimore County police said they shot and killed a woman Monday after she pointed a gun at officers and threatened to kill them during an hours-long standoff at an apartment in Randallstown.
Police identified the woman as 23-year-old Korryn Gaines. A 5-year-old boy in the home was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound but is expected to survive, police said.
It is not yet clear whether police or Gaines shot the child, according to police.
Gaines' uncle, Jermaine Barnett, said the child was Gaines' son. Police said they had not confirmed the relationship between Gaines and the child.
Authorities said they did not yet know whether any of the officers involved in the shooting were wearing body cameras. The Police Department began phasing in its body camera program last month, but only some officers have received the devices.
Gaines was wanted for failing to appear in cases related to a March incident in which she was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and numerous traffic violations, Johnson said.
Police "repeatedly knocked on the apartment door" and heard a man's and a woman's voice, as well as a crying child, the police chief said. No one answered the door after police identified themselves.
Another story about it
An officer got a key from the landlord and opened the door to the apartment. Officers could see that Gaines had a long gun, and she pointed it at one of three officers, Johnson said. She was seated on the floor and had the 5-year-old in her arms.
Tactical personnel were called to the home and began an hours-long negotiation with Gaines, the police chief said.
"During that dialogue and conversation, she repeatedly pointed a long gun at the police officers," he said.
About 3 p.m., Gaines pointed the long gun at officers and told them if they didn't leave, "she was going to kill them," Johnson said.
An officer then fired once at Gaines, and she shot back several rounds, Johnson said. Police fired again, killing her. It was unclear where in the apartment the child was during the gunfire.
The names of the officers were not released, per an agreement with the county police union. The names are expected to be released later this week.
suggests she was some sort of sovereign citizen type who didn't recognize police authority.
According to the Baltimore Sun, Gaines had told police in a previous traffic stop that cops would have to "murder" her to get her out of her vehicle. The police report said Gaines had a cardboard sign on her car that stated, "Any Government official who compromises this pursuit to happiness and right to travel will be held criminally responsible and fined, as this is a natural right or freedom." This sounds a lot like what sovereign citizens argue — that they are entirely free from a government’s laws because the laws violate innate rights.
In that report, police also said that they had to call a tow truck to pick up Gaines’s car, which had no record of license plates or a required emissions check. As they waited, Gaines allegedly put two children that were in the vehicle on her lap. When police arrested her, "they had to remove the infant from her arms and physically pull her out of the car," Colin Campbell reported for the Baltimore Sun. That is somewhat similar to what police said happened at Gaines’s apartment with the five-year-old boy.
That Sovereign Citizen shit does not end well when you take it to its ridiculous conclusion: Sorry police but I don't have to follow your laws and you have no authority to arrest me cuz reasons. Not saying the police acted correctly here, a 5-year-old was shot. But the blame has to fall mostly on the slobberin' citizen nitwit (assuming the police are basically telling the truth here).
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare (probably Socrates originally)