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Albany police shooting prompts anger

Troy man killed after traffic stop on South End

A mourner is overcome with grief as she attempts to place a candle at a vigil in front of 441 S. Pearl St. in Albany in the wake of the fatal shooting by Albany police officers of Nahcream Moore, 19, of Troy, Thursday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
A mourner is overcome with grief as she attempts to place a candle at a vigil in front of 441 S. Pearl St. in Albany in the wake of the fatal shooting by Albany police officers of Nahcream Moore, 19, of Troy, Thursday.
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Community anger exploded at a news conference called Friday by the city’s police chief after the fatal shooting Thursday of a 19-year-old Troy man by a city police officer. Nahcream Moore of Fifth Avenue, Troy, was shot three times in the upper torso after he allegedly pointed a loaded .22-caliber handgun at officers trying to arrest him on a parole warrant, according to Police Chief Steven Krokoff. It was the first deadly shooting by city ...


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dod
December 31, 2011
9:45 a.m.

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Do any of the family members question why their little 19-year old innocent darling was in possession of a loaded handgun? Or why he would not just pull over like a normal civilian would, oh it's because he had an outstanding warrant and should have been under lock and key in the first place. Then, you have these "community activists" crying out about the injustice of it all. Give me a break, these officers are real people with real families and children. Do you honestly think they should have given it a second thought when some scumbag pulls a loaded gun out on them? The article states these officers have exemplary records, guaranteed "NahCream" has a rap sheet a mile long.

steveg
December 31, 2011
10:23 a.m.

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To "dod":
How the hell do you know the kid is a "scumbag"? That's just using loaded language to force through an argument when you don't know the facts. And you're revealing more about yourself than you are about the case. I'm not saying he didn't pull a gun. I don't know. And neither do you.

nino187h
December 31, 2011
5:05 p.m.

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Man with warrant, on parole, violating the terms on his parole, hanging out with other parolees also violating their terms, with a loaded gun and running from the police...your right steve he could have been a good guy

roses
January 1, 2012
2:56 a.m.

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Doesn't matter,He was 19 and not Old Enough to even have a Pistol Permit !!! So why did he have it??? Quit making excuses for these punks !!! If you have a legal gun you tell the officer,If not your on your own !!! I wouldn't try getting mine out if I were pulled over !!!

Will1960
January 1, 2012
5:48 a.m.

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The sentiments expressed here on this blog reveal that despite ample evidence of police engaging in perjury the general public still takes them at their word. Police lying underoathe is so common that the term "Testilying" was coined to describe it.

Also, who else besides the cops are permitted the luxury of getting to investigate themselves when determining the outcome and conclusion of a highly disputed event such as this shooting?

There needs to be an independent arm of law enforcement to determine what actually happened here. SteveG has it right.Nobody yet knows what happened. And if anyone has served on a jury where police testimony is involved, the judge will instruct the jury not to give their testimony any more or less creditibility simply because they're wearing a badge. Law and order types should follow that example before they disaparge a dead victim who they don't even know.

wmarincic
January 1, 2012
5:24 p.m.

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One less criminal we can save our tax dollars supporting in prison.

roses
January 2, 2012
12:04 a.m.

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Plain and simple,He shouldn't have had a gun!!!!Quit trying to save these punks !!! Try doing their job Will1960 !!! Another Bleeding heart for So Called Gangsta's!!!

robbump
January 2, 2012
3:43 p.m.

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One of the few times I am in 100% agreement with "wmarincic" ... Big protest when a cop kills, but when one gangsta youth kills another, many of their peers keep there mouths shut, refusing to cooperate with capturing the perp, and call anyone who does "a snitch". You cannot have it both ways.

19 y/o. Why didn't he do as most of do ... wait quietly and calmly in the car for the police to do their job? Other occupants of the car were endangered by Moore's actions and should consider themselves lucky to not have been killed too.

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