NC Shooting Highlight Dangers of Swatting & ‘Red Flag’ Responses

 by David Codrea

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “The raid on [Jason] Kloepfer’s home, a camper trailer on a 3-acre parcel along a winding road 20 minutes outside Murphy, was prompted by a 911 call from the next-door neighbor placed just before 11 p.m,” Smoky Mountain News reports.

“’My neighbor about an hour ago started shooting off fireworks, screaming yelling he’s going to kill the whole neighborhood, yada yada, he’s discharging a firearm,’ the neighbor told dispatch. ‘I’ve been videoing all of this, but I was just gonna let it go. But I just heard his wife screaming “stop it,” and then a bunch of shots went off and now I can’t hear her over there at all.’”

Thus began a series of flawed assumptions leading to the shooting of a disabled man by the Cherokee Indian Police Department SWAT team.

This produced a shocking video that was reported on in this column last month and followed up on with a look at additional unanswered questions in this more recent column.

As part of an ongoing investigation into what happened and how it happened, AmmoLand Shooting Sports News has obtained the Calls for Service (CFS) [aka:911] dispatch recording of events as they unfolded, along with the accompanying report, both embedded below.

The above-quoted excerpt, along with the recording and transcript, offers explanations for why law enforcement responded to the scene anticipating the worst. Actions on the part of Kloepfer, the man who was shot, explain the motivation for the neighbor calling the cops on him and for the first responder mindset throughout the series of events.

What these actions don’t mitigate or excuse is the police opening fire on him immediately after he emerged unarmed from his trailer with his hands raised and his wife directly behind him.

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Noway2
Noway2
1 year ago

The current model of police training and response is either very outdated or has become something of a nightmare regime following it’s militarization, post 9-11-2001.
Regardless, it is not a viable model, nor is it suitable for the society I want to live in. Unfortunately, I see few options other than disbanding the police and not having standing, tax funded, enforcers. It is time to go back to the older model of an elected sheriff who could temporarily deputize from among the population on an as needed basis.
Similarly, criminal prosecution and “justice” didn’t used to be a State function, but rather a local one. It’s time to get government out of the justice business.

luke2236
luke2236
1 year ago
Reply to  DRenegade

And WHY do the ‘indians’ have their own police?!?!?!?!
I am of Celtic heritage -- I want CELTIC POLICE!!! I want to have my own sovereignty. I want to pay no taxes, obey no laws, get free stuff and let the taxpayers pay for me too…

EddieHnatko
EddieHnatko
1 year ago

We’ve seen ample evidence over the past few years to know that any one (and I mean 1) of us will be subject to SWAT visitation when we least expect it culminating in the same response. Best to realize beforehand that we may die. Time to man up and cast fear to the wind.

Phil
Phil
1 year ago
Reply to  EddieHnatko

that is why patriots if they can afford it have to have ample warning devices to notify them way before the murderers show up to do them harm. it will give them time to double back around them with ample fire power to take them out especially if you have done nothing wrong. these are miscreants plain and simple, and i don’t care what other people think about this. I was born in New York City, so Iam very well aware of the Cops planting things on innocent folks or framing them for crimes they never committed. The people have to break off their shackles they put on themselves and stop fearing, fear is the killer.

joe
joe
1 year ago

anyone else suspect the neighbors are recent transplants from a northern state who cant get along with the locals?