Carjacker tries to hit officer gets care, cop gets admin leave

True to form, the local newspaper omits an important detail in describing Reggi Martinez, the 24-year-old identified by Scottsdale police as the carjacker who, after forcing the owner from his car, attempted to run over a police officer.

According to the news report, which includes Martinez’ photo, this lowlife also “led officers on a chase through the city and, at one point, triggered a crash.” He collided with two vehicles in an intersection. 

The criminal received free medical care at a local hospital and a bed and nourishment after being booked in jail.

The news account says the name of the officer who shot at the stolen car — which was aimed at a second officer — has not been released, although the officer has been placed on administrative leave. The officer should be acclaimed as a hero.

What is the need for this abundance of caution resulting in a penalty for the police officer who was trying to keep his fellow officer from being seriously injured or killed?

And Martinez? What the newspaper report omits is his status.  Is he an American citizen, an illegal or one of those unverifiable “dreamers” who give the rest of us nightmares?

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11 Responses to Carjacker tries to hit officer gets care, cop gets admin leave

  1. azgary says:

    the media is doing all they can to keep illegals here in doing so aiding the gope/uniparty in their efforts to “fundamentally” change America into Kalifornia, and Arizona gop’ers seek to continue the MASSIVE influx by purging the azgop of Patriots….

    Here is a portion of detailed report of a speech given by Rustin Pearce at his LD 25 meeting listing the abuse of power by certain PC’s in LD25: “…State Committeemen have one responsibility… to attend the Mandatory State meeting. I wish they had the integrity to do what they sign up to do. Please do not vote for someone who is not going to show up. Those that got blocked by “this group” are good people who are active and attend their meetings. Some even went to the State Meeting to get work and get signatures but they couldn’t have a voice or a vote. When did signing up with no intention of showing up become ok? Or Worse, the sole purpose of signing people up is to block someone else from participating. The sad part is this group is almost all from one demographic- one religion…. The Mormons!

    “One of our board members asked this question. “How much integrity is lost in order to manipulate so many people for the purpose of power and control?” I have had a few of the good Christian folks that work side by side with the working PCs ask why the Mormons are doing this?

    its ALL about illegals and bringing more foreigners into the country, just like most of the opposition to Trump is/was and what the gope/uniparty (like mccain/flake) powerbrokers are all in for.

    you have to ask why they prefer foreigners, illegal or otherwise to American Citizens.

    the answer is disgusting and borders on traitorous activity.

  2. Saguaro Sam says:

    No one talks about what goes on in the ER or after such a patient is admitted to service.

    After decades of working in inner city hospitals across this country, I now imagine that working at a zoo shoveling elephant dung would be a more civilized job.

    I am used to seeing people at their worst, but something changed about a decade ago. On the surface, it seems that drugs are at the root of most of this. Let no one convince you that drugs, whether they be legally prescribed or illicit, can and do alter brain function and affect your body chemistry.

    However, there is something much deeper that I cannot fix.
    What do you do for a person when his/her very soul is missing, is gone?

    Over the past few years, I ask myself—on almost a daily basis—–
    who are the real animals in this world?

    Let’s pray that Donald Trump will seek God’s counsel every day.

    As Christmas approaches and there is no peace on earth, ask yourself this question:

    If you woke up tomorrow with only the things that you had
    given thanks for today—–what would you have?

    Time to dig deep.

  3. Hunter says:

    The news article should have been clear about whether the administrative leave is paid or unpaid. It may be standard policy for officers who discharge a firearm in the line of duty to be given paid administrative leave until the action is reviewed. It also gives the officer some time to unwind from the stressful situation that caused him to fire his weapon. Unfortunately, sloppy “journalists” do not provide essential details that communicate the story more effectively.

    The only mistake the officer made was missing the car thief who was trying to run him over.

  4. Villanova says:

    Regarding Martinez’ status, I’d like to make one further observation that wasn’t included in the list of him potentially being an American citizen, an illegal or one of those unverifiable “dreamers” who give the rest of us nightmares.

    If a foreign national pregnant woman crosses the border in time to drop her baby here, the baby is an instant citizen by virtue of an incorrect interpretation of the 14th Amendment of our Constitution. It was put in place to address the status of children born on American soil to recently freed African slaves following emancipation. Ensuring those children were Americans was the correct thing to do. It was never intended to be corrupted in the manner it currently is. The 14th Amendment needs to be revised to correct this flagrant interpretation.

    It’s a big job, but it can be done. It should be done. It must be done.

    • azgary says:

      pregnant foreigners should not be allowed to come here, pregnant illegals should be first in line for deporttation

  5. Maggie says:

    Political correctness reigns! It’s taken over our schools and media, so many Americans can no longer think past the leftist propaganda they are force fed from an early age. The Arizona Republic is at the front of the line delivering this garbage.

    • Saguaro Sam says:

      Well, we could be in California.
      After a police officer shot two black men armed with knives in May in San Francisco, the police chief was “forced” to resign.

      And then the elected officials of San Fran did the Only Thing that they could do—–they imported the Black deputy police chief of
      Los Angeles to take over. The mayor of San Fran presented him to the city on Monday.
      If only they could have found a Black Female to fill the spot, all that ails San Fran could have been instantly healed.

  6. Kathy says:

    With Penzone as the new “sheriff” for Maricopa County – the citizens have just become less safe. Buckle up it’s going to be quite the violent ride. There are bets in law enforcement that a scandal involving Penzone could be within his 1st year – time will tell.