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April 4th, 2012
04:37 PM ET

Marine sergeant killing justified?

Brooke Baldwin talks to attorney Brian Dunn about the shooting death of Marine sergeant Manuel Loggins on a San Clemente, California school ground. Dunn maintains that Loggins routinely took his children to the school's playing field for a "prayer walk". Surveillance video shows Loggins driving erratically onto the school property and other media reports claim Loggins was acting irrationally prior to his death.

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  1. Sherri gibson

    This is tragic, but if the father had listened to the officers orders he would be alive...... The children were still in the vehicle that the father was trying to leave in. After crashing a gate, the kids were in danger..... Like I said tragic, but avoidable

    April 5, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
  2. Darkguardian1314

    I can only say it's a tragic event for the Marine Corps. The police officer that fired his weapon was former Marine as well as the victim out at 5am for a pray walk. I can say living in San Diego that it's still dark out at 5 am when this happened. I wear a vest because of the close calls doing my running at that time. I must also say that it's very unusual for a Marine to never been deployed outside the country. It's possible but very rare. I was deployed to Japan right out of MOS training.

    April 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  3. Darkguardian1314

    @Sherri gibson – Tragic and avoidable for both sides. I don't know if you are a resident of San Diego or California but there are a lot of people that out here that are in various states of mental capacity. If he was out of it or having some unknown medical issue you don't fire your weapon because they are not complying with orders unless there's a direct threat of someone coming to harm. Many on the streets don't respond to officers and they have to either taser them some other none lethal force against them. You don't kill some one for running into a gate. A gate that appears to be usually open all the time since Loggins is there every morning.

    April 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm |

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