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The death of a 66-year-old emotionally disturbed black woman who was shot after allegedly swinging a baseball bat at a police sergeant inside her New York apartment ""didn't have to happen Ecco Dress Shoes Ireland ,"" the city's mayor said on Wednesday.
""It's quite clear that our officers are supposed to use deadly force only when faced with a dire situation,"" Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters. ""It's hard for any of us to see if that standard was met here.""
The fatal shooting of Deborah Danner followed a number of incidents that have put law enforcement across the United States under intense scrutiny over the use of excessive force, especially against minorities and the mentally ill.
Officers received an emergency call at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday from a neighbor who said Danner was acting irrationally, police said. When police Sergeant Hugh Barry entered her apartment in the city's Bronx borough he found Danner clutching scissors in a bedroom, police said.
Barry convinced Danner to put down the scissors, but she then picked up a baseball bat and charged at him, police said. Danner tried to strike the sergeant and he fired two shots from his service revolver, striking her in the torso Ecco Boots Ireland , police said.
The mayor told a news conference that he had spoken with Danner's sister and caretaker, Jennifer Danner, and that she told him police had been called to the apartment before without any problems.
""She was standing there in that hallway, ready to go the hospital,"" de Blasio said, referring to the sister. ""She told me she did not in any way expect to hear gunshots ring out.""
De Blasio said Barry, who is white and an eight-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, received some training under a new department program that includes de-escalation techniques.
The mayor said Barry has been placed on modified duty.
The police department is investigating and will examine why the sergeant did not use a Taser instead of opening fire.
A representative for the police union could not be reached for comment. It could not be determined immediately if Barry has retained legal counsel.
Police Commissioner James O'Neill called the incident ""distressing"" and said the NYPD's procedures for handling emotionally disturbed people had not been followed.
The New York City Police Department has 34 Ecco Sandals Ireland ,500 uniformed officers. O'Neill, who became the department's head after William Bratton retired in September, designed its neighborhood policing program to improve relations between police officers and the communities they patrol.
The Bronx Borough president, Ruben Diaz Jr, a former state lawmaker, called the shooting an ""outrage.""
""This elderly woman was known to the police department, yet the officer involved in this shooting failed to use discretion to either talk her down from her episode or, barring that Ecco Cool 2.0 Shoes Ireland , to use his stun gun,"" Diaz said in a statement. ""That is totally unacceptable.""
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Last week, American comedian Will Ferrell performed a charity--driven publicity stunt during Major League Baseball's spring training.
Specifically, Ferrell played for 10 different baseball teams in five different games on a single afternoon.
Predictably, Ferrell was hysterically unqualified to play professional baseball. Just as predictably, he garnered a ton of media attention and raised nearly $1 million for cancer -research.
Fans of "old school" (traditional) baseball were disgusted. Fans of Old School (a "frat pack" comedy starring Ferrell and Vince Vaughan) roared with laughter. Former NFL commentator John Madden clearly belongs in the first group.
"I hate it," Madden told a California TV station shortly after Ferrell's stunt took place. "That's a lack of respect for the game and … for what the -players have to do to get where they are."
Madden's reaction is disappointing for a number of -reasons.
First and foremost, Madden's rise to television -stardom during the 1980s was far more shtick than substance. His -oafish sound effects and wacky beer commercials made him extremely accessible to viewers Ecco Casual Shoes Ireland , which subsequently made him a very wealthy man.
Second, the results of spring training games are largely -irrelevant. Teams -invite far more players to camp than they can accommodate on their Opening Day rosters, and games sometimes end in ties - a competitive result so -unsatisfying that only professional football (both international and American) allows regular-season contests to end that way.
Finally, cancer is the medical scourge of the developed world. Quick - name someone you know who hasn't been -impacted by this dreaded -disease. -Unfortunately, you probably can't. Still want to -argue about the merits of $1 million of research money vs. the "sanctity" of -unofficial games? Probably not.
Respect for the game of baseball is important. But -players show it by running out routine pop flies and sliding hard into second base to break up double plays. Respect for the game doesn't mean never cracking a smile.
When celebrity impersonator Frank Calliendo developed a spot-on Madden impression in 2000, the former commentator refused to acknowledge it, thus proving that he didn't get the joke.
Fifteen years later, it looks like nothing has changed.
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