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On Monday afternoon, a U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force attempted to apprehend a career felon, Terry Clark Hughes. Usually the Marshals get their man, even violent fugitives like Hughes. Unfortunately, on this day the 39-year-old Hughes saw them coming.

In the end, the career felon shot and killed four law enforcement officers attempting to take him into custody (again) for a felon in possession of firearms. He wounded at least four other officers before he was shot dead.

WSOC has the report:

CHARLOTTE — Monday marked a dark day for Charlotte, as four officers died and four more were shot while they were working “to keep the city safe.”

The chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department confirmed an officer with the department and three members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were killed in a shootout Monday while serving a warrant in east Charlotte.

CMPD Officer Joshua Eyer was critically wounded earlier before he died at the hospital, the chief said. He leaves behind a wife and a 3-year-old son.

New video from a neighbor’s house shows the chaos of one side of the shootout. It shows one U.S. Marshal shot twice and at least two others firing from behind cover.

WSOC named the deceased officers following the tragic turn of events.

CHARLOTTE — The chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said they are not looking for any more suspects after four officers were killed and four more were shot in the line of duty on Monday.

Three members of a U.S. Marshals fugitive task force, deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas Weeks, North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections workers Sam Poloche and William “Alden” Elliott, were killed while serving a warrant at an east Charlotte home.

CMPD Officer Joshua Eyer was critically wounded before he died at the hospital Monday, Chief Johnny Jennings said.

Just over a week earlier, US Attorney General Merrick Garland admitted that gang members and repeat offenders drive violent crime involving firearms in America. This incident just proves his point.

It’s not gun violence, it’s gang violence.

Our condolences for the law enforcement officers who lost their lives and our best wishes for a recovery for the ones wounded.

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  1. If President Obama had a bunch of bastard sons, they’d look like the suspects. That is why AG Garland usually talks about guns rather than gang bangers.

  2. A bunch of people got fcked because “,the man” said it ain’t right to be a felon and have a gunm.
    That’s my take on this without futher revelations.
    Once a felon, always a felon, and the social structure is set up to propagate that.
    Need more info. –
    If the guy was using his gunm to do bad things to other people,,,,, Nuke it from outer space, it’s the only way to be sure.

  3. At some point we gotta just conclude that a person is irredeemable.

    3 strikes is too simplistic and even in my cynical view too short.
    We can make a formula like (number of felonies)^degree of felonies * unbroken years of consistent felonious behavior = conscription, execution, deportation, institutionalization

    In any other natural system such a blatant net drain on the population wouldn’t be tolerated let alone excused and supported. Chimps would expel a member like this. Insects would eat a member like this. Dolphins would kill a member like this. Wolves boot the non-contributors out.

    We, in out enlightened state, reward them with food, shelter, subsidies for fuel, housing, transportation and food. We establish entire industries and government apparatus around the nurturing and caring of people like this. The contributors to society risk their wealth and lives and occasionally die attempting to manage people like this.

    The utopia-chasing bleeding hearts all want free higher ed, free healthcare, free public transportation, free utilities, free all the things all while demanding we accept the constant resource drag that is repeat felons, open door immigration, “righteous” wars across the globe.

    There’s only so much to go around people. That’s just reality. You can’t whine about species protection and climate change all the time and still not understand that what makes up the universe is finite. That’s at the core of those two complaints after all.

    Maybe you can get some of your “free” shit if you limit the number of recipients. Start with the ones who actively kill, hurt, cheat and steal over and over and over for decades.

    • At least learn the difference between COVER and CONCEALMENT. Cover is what protects you. Concealment is what hides you but offers little protection. The one behind the front of the car has some cover from the engine. The one behind the door only has concealment as car doors offer little protection.

        • I was surprised how well a standard cars engine block stops 308, even brick did a lot better than expected. Cinder blocks not so much.

      • They had protection but were to scared to fire at all.. when the direction of the shooting changed, they did nothing.., they need desk jobs somewhere else..that was cowardice..

  4. RE: “It’s not gun violence, it’s gang violence.”

    That’s right borrow Gun Control’s beloved Gun Violence banner and spin it into Gang Violence…Violence is Violence…not knife violence, not bat violence, not fire violence, not vehicle violence it’s all just plain old Violence is Violence.

    It appears what happened in AR and NC were for the most part people following orders from those high above the fray…The rank and file need to know the full score and exactly who is who they are arresting so each can sign off on the plan or bow out without fear of repercussions.

    The overreaction to firearms is clearly at its highest peak all while the same gullible Public strolls carefree though crosswalks and parking lots lined with vehicles that could mow them down, grind them up and spit them out…

    • Yeah ok let me know when gang violence is less than 80% of violent crime with more than half of it by your poor darling nuffins

      • noid…If white trash like you has a problem understanding the word Violence you can try saying niffions to the wrong person and you’ll find out what Violence is…Let me know how it goes when and if you are lucky enough to make it to an ER.

          • How does someone argue “against” the idea that certain folks commit most violent crimes, by insinuating that they’d respond to SPEECH with violent crime?

            Maybe next time it would be more concise to just say “You’re right” or “I concede.”

            • At this point gave up oh getting “her” to be rational or even self aware. Does do wonders of showing the dangers of suicidal political correctness though.

    • Ya know in ILL annoy johnny law would sic the goons on you fer a verboten magazine or “God forbid”an AR. Just sayin’. Sorry cop’s are dead but they had everything needed to use military grade weapons n tactics. I have a whole lot my sympathy for the murdered dude in Little Rock🙄☹️

  5. I love how they didn’t have the gumption to run up, they were looking pretty shook. Funny how that works

    • Few outside of some serious combat vets would. Violence of action works both ways and this is not the first time it has been an issue for responding officers with or without a warrant have had issues with a determined suspect.

  6. That one agent was just standing there by the fence, with no cover.

    Is it anyone’s surprise the perp dropped him like a sack of potatoes?

  7. This is yet another example where law enforcement would have been WAY better off surveilling the “suspect” and arresting him in a grocery store parking lot.

  8. Now I’d like to see video of the Mount Horeb, Wi. school shooting that DIDN’T happen, because the school WAS locked and the cops took out the shooter when they rolled up on scene.
    ….I guess the networks must have run out of magnetic ink

  9. Remember, anti 2A pearl clutchers think tactical vests and black rifles are skeery, but in this case they were not a substitute for good training and a serious fighting mindset.

    • Funny enough I heard a “menacing” call out in Amsterdam regarding someone riding in the bed of a pickup with a bow and black tac vest/body armor. Will be interested in seeing how those charges play out as our body armor laws are a certain kind of special.

      • “…as our body armor laws are a certain kind of special.”


        • We have the standard felony if you wear it while committing a crime. It is legal to own but after the Tops shooting a few years ago it is illegal to buy transfer or take possession of hard or soft body armor of any sort (including helmets and backpack panels) within the state of NY unless you are in a employment field approved to purchase. Technically can buy out of state and bring it in but will see how that plays out until we get a lawsuit funded (sadly low priority all things considered)

  10. That car that they are hiding behind wouldn’t stop buckshot much less a bullet from even a twenty-two caliber rodent rifle. Then again, the concealment beats the hell out of trying to hide behind that cyclone fence.

    • I think the car would stop the buckshot unless the distance was real close. The pellets would make it through the first door or quarter panels. I used to shoot a few cars I had as lawn ornaments.

  11. The weirdest thing to me is that you haven’t heard a lot about what made this guy a felon in the first place. I’m betting it wasn’t a series of “victimless crimes” that did it.

    I don’t know that I’d be wanting to wear level II or IIIA body armor to serve on a felon in possession. Seems like a high risk situation.

    • In theory there are special threat plates (think intermediate rifle intended and should survive a 308 but with the broken ribs people always seem to assume you get with hard armor) but no idea if feds issue them. Also I heard Burglary 1st that got plead down to something else then a bunch of failure to appears but still waiting to see if accurate.

  12. None of the men in the videos that have popped up on the net were wearing anything that would ID them as law enforcement. They are lucky that none of them were killed by mistake from frightened neighbors/citizens.

  13. I read the Heavy link above. What i gleaned from it, 1. Cops were under armoured 2. Two Corrections officers were killed. I don’t see them as having the current skill sets for this mission. 3. The Operation appears to have been poorly executed, or the layout/terrain was very defensible and they should have considered another way. 4. The state of NC sure seemed eager to join in the “party”. 5. There was mention of “full auto” fire. ???

  14. Just ANOTHER fed faux police clownshow. Pathetic.

    What section of the Constitution authorized national popo? armed?

    • Marshalls are actually in there and this is oddly fucked up for what I am used to seeing them do.

  15. How do the gangs get their guns? Are Glock, S&W, HK, etc selling their stock illegally? No.

    Some large number of “legal” buyers are straw purchasers. Now if only there were some way to track the guns people buy that end up in the hands of gangs. What would that look like?

        • May want to research how gangs get relatives and girlfriends in various states to buy and report stolen various firearms and think about why the ATF wants nothing to do with investigating them. Been a long running issue in several upstate NY cities as well as NYC. Best part is the repeat buyers who have had their guns stolen more than once.

          • Wachtel says one of the most common ways criminals get guns is through straw purchase sales. A straw purchase occurs when someone who may not legally acquire a firearm, or who wants to do so anonymously, has a companion buy it on their behalf. According to a 1994 ATF study on “Sources of Crime Guns in Southern California,” many straw purchases are conducted in an openly “suggestive” manner where two people walk into a gun store, one selects a firearm, and then the other uses identification for the purchase and pays for the gun. Or, several underage people walk into a store and an adult with them makes the purchases. Both of these are illegal activities.

            The next biggest source of illegal gun transactions where criminals get guns are sales made by legally licensed but corrupt at-home and commercial gun dealers.

            According to a recent ATF report, there is a significant diversion to the illegal gun market from FFLs. The report states that “of the 120,370 crime guns that were traced to purchases from the FFLs then in business, 27.7 % of these firearms were seized by law enforcement in connection with a crime within two years of the original sale. This rapid `time to crime’ of a gun purchased from an FFL is a strong indicator that the initial seller or purchaser may have been engaged in unlawful activity.”

    • It’s not hard to catch those people. They are, invariably, the girlfriends of felons.

      They get let off because prosecutors don’t want to be mean to women.

  16. How the propagandists push a narrative:

    Authorities were pulling Dexter Reed over for a traffic violation and commanding that he open his window when he allegedly pulled the trigger, only to receive a barrage of bullets from police in return, striking him 13 times total.

    But hey, none of the police involved were killed, so no biggie! The real issue is that Reed himself died — because he’s BLACK.

    Washington Post: “Police fire 96 shots in 41 seconds, killing Black man during traffic stop.”

    CNN: “The family of Dexter Reed, a 26-year-old Black man who was killed in a hail of bullets fired by police during a traffic stop…”

    Associated Press: “Video shows the 26-year-old Black man briefly lowering a window and then raising it and refusing to exit the vehicle as more officers arrived…”

    Guess who didn’t mention the race of the black man who just allegedly killed four white cops with an illegally owned gun. Answer: None of the above. Neither did The New York Times, CBS, NBC, or ABC. Nor did the Times, the Post, or the AP post a photo of Hughes.

    • Racism has been an objectively dead issue for any honest person for at least two decades. Now anyone trying to push it is more likely not happy about being judged by the content of their character and/or pushing an agenda and either way can’t be bothered to give a damn as I routinely see more racism pushed against Whites, Asians, and Jews in about that order and even then I can barely be made to give a damn.

      • Definitely pushing an agenda. The really sad part is how susceptible people are to the propaganda after they have been caught lying about every divisive story for the past eight years. People are lost.

        • We need to find those people.
          Have they tried looking in the desert? I heard some people was lost in a desert for 40 years. Thank God for grasshoppers.

        • Strych9 covers this way better than I can but essentially nobody is immune to propaganda and more than half of the population is utterly defenseless to it at least in part by design.

  17. Pretty embarrassing day for the feds. These are US Marshals, their entire job is supposed to be hunting dangerous fugitives, and a dude who never should have been out of jail just murked 2/3 of their dripped out, rifle armed team.

    • Tactics and hubris got them smoked. Playing G.I. Joe with tactics designed decades ago to be used against a society that was not armed or willing to fight back. That is and has not been the case for a some time now. Criminals are willing to fight it out and go down shooting. Taking as many people as they can with them. Right or wrong in many ways they have more courage against the system than people who only whine about it.

  18. Shame for the U.S. Marshal’s office and Charlotte PD as they seem to “on the right side” of the law but it’d be celebration day for some had it been those in the FBLie who target faithful Catholics or members of the ATF who murdered the airport director in his own home.

  19. I want to know who gave law enforcement permission to invade the neighbor’s property, use HIS vehicle as a shield, place HIM and HIS family in danger and just WHO will pay for any damages incurred in the shootout.


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