Cop Opens Fire and Kills Unarmed Man Who Was Driving Away, Claims He “Feared for His Life”



EUTAWILLE — A now-former Police Chief has claimed that the reason he shot an unarmed man to death was that he “feared for his life.”

Officer Richard Combs, after shooting the man, stated that “I was scared to death. I was afraid for life.”

The incident began when Officer Combs issued a ticket to a woman because a taillight on her car was “broken.”

In other words, Officer Combs was generating revenue for the State and extorting money from a woman even though she harmed nobody and there were no victims involved.

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Bernard Bailey, a 55-yr-old black man, was the woman’s father. The woman called her father to the scene to help her.

Bailey arrived to ensure his daughter’s safety and fair treatment, and that’s when he and Officer Combs got into an argument.

Bailey eventually left with his daughter and the ticket, but Officer Combs took things a step further and issued a warrant for Bailey’s arrest for “obstruction.”

Still believing that the officer had no justification for issuing the ticket, Bailey went to the Town Hall to contest it approximately three days later.

Upon his arrival, however, Officer Combs said he was under arrest.

combsIt sounds like this is an Officer who was using his government-privilege to harass the man at this point.

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Bailey decided to leave rather than be arrested over nothing, but Officer Combs followed him and still attempted to place him under arrest, according to reports.

Bailey made it back to his vehicle and started the engine. That’s when Officer Combs went so far as to reach his arm inside the vehicle and try to shut off the engine by force.

Officer Combs claims that in doing so, his arm became lodged in Bailey’s steering wheel.

It was at that point that Officer Combs used his other hand to aim his gun at Bailey, who was completely unarmed and trying to avoid the officer, and fired three shots, killing him.

Officer Combs used the  “feared for my life” slogan, because he was apparently afraid of the possibility that Bailey might drive away while his arm was trapped in the vehicle.

But prosecutors say they have found contradictions in Officer Combs’s story and they say that Officer Combs was arresting Bailey over a “trumped up warrant.”

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If convicted of murder, Officer Combs could get prison time, but there is no doubt that he’ll get away with this.

What we have here is an individual who initiated violence or the threat thereof on innocent people from beginning to end. He first interfered with the free travel of a peaceful woman and attempted to take money from her even though she harmed nobody.

The individual then attempted to restrain the woman’s father and lock him in a cage for objecting to the initial engagement.

Finally the individual pulled out his gun, aimed it at the father, and shot the father to death for trying to avoid being locked in a cage.

But it will be called “lawful” because the individual wears a special costume and is part of a group of people who call themselves “government.”

What would happen to you if you went out with a loaded gun and demanded money from a woman whose car wasn’t working? What would happen to you if tried to kidnap the woman’s father when he objected to your armed extortion? What would happen to you if you then used your gun to shoot the father to death as he tried to avoid the kidnapping?

Nothing would happen to you, as long as you wear the right costume.

Watch the video below to see the prosecutors pointing out inconsistencies in Officers Combs’s “feared for my life” story.

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  • Jeff Lachance

    Premeditated murder plain as day

  • Jawjaguhl

    Disgusting… I’d kill him myself if I was that man’s daughter

  • Jamaal Brown

    the cop puts himself in a situation where he ultimately “feared for his life” and feels justified in killing another human being because of it. what complete bullshit. where is the oversight for the police? who is making sure these cowards stay within the law?

    • Chris Gonz

      Unions that go against a Mayor wanting police accountability!!

    • Gary Williams Jr.

      a better question might be, number 1, as I’ve said before, they are “fighting a war on drugs”… why aren’t they being charged with war crimes in the international war crimes tribunal? and 2, why is it that the absolute best “we the people” can hope for is for him/them to be fired? when they should be put on death row….and put at the front of the line for their execution, like any other terrorist/murderer!!???

    • Michael Cowan

      I fear for my life everytime I encounter a cop. You never know what they are going to do. A cop having a bad day is my worst fear.

  • Klokinator

    You think you fear for your life now, wait till we REALLY make you fear for your worthless little shitstain of a life…

    • duane mccrary

      Tell it like it’s going to be….

    • Mr Logical

      Don’t worry we got u covered too, scumbag muthefucker

      • Blizbor

        Because you’re the fattest social group in America.
        Only reason you can “get things covered” these days.

      • Tom

        That comes across as fear. Have you seen this video yet?

        • James Michael

          Larken is 100% spot on …All of his info on youtube is spot on….The tiny Dot…I’m allowed to rob you… The Jones Plantation….

      • Klokinator

        I can’t hear you over the pussyfarts coming out your mouth.

        • James Michael

          Can’t hear for having your head up your rear end…Might want to fix that, before you get a pizza party …

      • James Michael

        Good luck with that psychopathic traitor….

  • peter1

    The poor guy who got killed looks like a really nice, happy guy. Photos do tell a story. And his daughter and family. I feel so bad for them.

    The unilateral police immunity that cops have been enjoying; allowing to execute honest citizens is going to stop soon. Don’t think they will see it coming.

    • Tom

      No doubt, condolences to the family. And I agree with you. These things don’t go unpunished. Children are being raised up without family members. Whole neighborhoods know their neighbor was murdered by a cop. All family and distant family know that a cop murdered someone in their family. No knock warrants, murder, all of it will not go without a price to pay and I try to tell people it’s coming. If the cops were smart they would disarm themselves.

  • Chris Gonz

    Disgusting COWARD!! He was mad bc the man tried to stand up for his daughter and himself!
    That cop put himself in a dangerous situation and used the car as the method to do it.. he and our tainted system will call it, “justified” homicide. This is how cops get away with personal vendettas that end in MURDER!!!

    He should go to prison for being a terrorist against the free people of the US!!

  • djtorchMusic

    Disgusting and still people wonder what the big deal is about bad Officers.

  • Waldetto

    In the US the police killed 1100 people last year, in China, a place of 4 times as many people, and a less accountable government, they only killed 12! Until cops like these get the death penalty, watch them increasingly kill with impunity!

  • James

    “Citizens may resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer’s life if necessary.” Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306. This premise was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case: John Bad Elk v. U.S., 177 U.S. 529. The Court stated: “Where the officer is killed in the course of the disorder which naturally accompanies an attempted arrest that is resisted, the law looks with very different eyes upon the transaction, when the officer had the right to make the arrest, from what it does if the officer had no right. What may be murder in the first case might be nothing more than manslaughter in the other, or the facts might show that no offense had been committed.”

    “An arrest made with a defective warrant, or one issued without affidavit, or one that fails to allege a crime is within jurisdiction, and one who is being arrested, may resist arrest and break away. lf the arresting officer is killed by one who is so resisting, the killing will be no more than an involuntary manslaughter.” Housh v. People, 75 111. 491; reaffirmed and quoted in State v. Leach, 7 Conn. 452; State v. Gleason, 32 Kan. 245; Ballard v. State, 43 Ohio 349; State v Rousseau, 241 P. 2d 447; State v. Spaulding, 34 Minn. 3621.

    “When a person, being without fault, is in a place where he has a right to be, is violently assaulted, he may, without retreating, repel by force, and if, in the reasonable exercise of his right of self defense, his assailant is killed, he is justified.” Runyan v. State, 57 Ind. 80; Miller v. State, 74 Ind. 1.

    “These principles apply as well to an officer attempting to make an arrest, who abuses his authority and transcends the bounds thereof by the use of unnecessary force and violence, as they do to a private individual who unlawfully uses such force and violence.” Jones v. State, 26 Tex. App. I; Beaverts v. State, 4 Tex. App. 1 75; Skidmore v. State, 43 Tex. 93, 903.

    “An illegal arrest is an assault and battery. The person so attempted to be restrained of his liberty has the same right to use force in defending himself as he would in repelling any other assault and battery.” (State v. Robinson, 145 ME. 77, 72

    “Each person has the right to resist an unlawful arrest. In such a case, the person attempting the arrest stands in the position of a wrongdoer and may be resisted by the use of force, as in self- defense.” (State v. Mobley, 240 N.C. 476, 83 S.E. 2d 100).

    “One may come to the aid of another being unlawfully arrested, just as he may where one is being assaulted, molested, raped or kidnapped. Thus it is not an offense to liberate one from the unlawful custody of an officer, even though he may have submitted to such custody, without resistance.” (Adams v. State, 121 Ga. 16, 48 S.E. 910).

    “Story affirmed the right of self-defense by persons held illegally. In his own writings, he had admitted that ‘a situation could arise in which the checks-and-balances principle ceased to work and the various branches of government concurred in a gross usurpation.’ There would be no usual remedy by changing the law or passing an amendment to the Constitution, should the oppressed party be a minority. Story concluded, ‘If there be any remedy at all … it is a remedy never provided for by human institutions.’ That was the ‘ultimate right of all human beings in extreme cases to resist oppression, and to apply force against ruinous injustice.’” (From Mutiny on the Amistad by Howard Jones, Oxford University Press, 1987, an account of the reading of the decision in the case by Justice Joseph Story of the Supreme Court.

    • Tom

      That is a whole lot of great research James. Thank you for sharing that. I’m going to copy and paste this into a document for further study. Thanks again.

    • Charles

      Well done James for the needed information. Thank You

      • James

        not my research got it from a friend — BUT then you will be put in jail for a trial and IF you life till trial date and CAN AFFORD A LAWYER — then you might get justice — if your poor like me your butt will be railroaded to jail for trumpeted up charges



  • Hillbilly Jihad

    It really is time to start killing some pigs!

  • Gary Williams Jr.

    the other thing about this that is infuriating, is when a black is killed, they make a point of telling everyone he/she is black. but when it’s a white person, few say ANYTHING. and I’m not saying that blacks aren’t being killed, beaten, or whatever. but, WHITE LIVES MATTER TOO! we should all drop this white vs. black thing. when it should be a right or wrong thing…..MURDER IS MURDER, AND SHOULD BE ANSWERED WITH AN EYE FOR AN EYE…..legally. in other words, give them their trial, with ALL EVIDENCE INCLUDED IN THE TRIAL!! once they are found guilty, beyond a doubt….put them on death row! whether they are a cop or not, somewhere in their diseased mind, they know right from wrong!!

    • John Raimes

      Eye for an eye is a little stupid and archaic but I agree, punishment should fit the crime while not making the state the arbiter of life and death.

      White life means just as much as black life or any other life, however, you are seeing the results of anything related to crime being associated with a “person of color” having to be named. “Man killed” is presumed to be White. It is part of the subjective naming experience of the culture. People of color are more than not, perceived as objects/other, and that fact is always pointed out and expected to be.

      • Sammy The Gooch

        It also has the effect of letting you hear “black, mexican, etc robbed…”, when it is a white male then it has no definite distinction. Leaves a propagandistic picture subtle and not so subtle in the head of the listener. You associate crime with people of color as individual and group, while “white crime” is dispersed and not focused to race and solely singular. This way it doesn’t matter that whites buy and use over 80% of drugs in the USA and most claim they buy from someone who look like themselves (same race), most drug money laundry is done by white male bankers-lawyers-accountants, yet the association of drug dealer is ghetto person of color. It is admitted that historical poverty and disenfranchisement leaves a higher proportion of Black males as dealers, the actual bulk dealer and user is multiples of that population. The actual arrest and jail for those same drugs, however, inverts.

        Those prosecuted and convicted for the crime of possession and distribution are mostly those of color. This would be impossible if White life and freedom were not by default held as MORE IMPORTANT than the life of those of color.

    • Keren Jeanne

      its just that for years the target HAS been black folks, but now that it is increasingly becoming additional racist, people NOW want to get involved. so for years, you guys werent being killed and we wanted the same to of freedom you had…so the phrase is black lives matter (too – just like whites). …but i agree its a them vs citizens…and we should band together to put a stop to it…ALL lives matter is true.

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  • Kim Serrahn

    Why do they always fear for their lives? If that is the case maybe it time to get a different job.

  • Nat Turner

    The Grand Jury will make it all better!??

  • Q-da-GOD

    fucking coward he should burn in hell

  • betterfredthandead

    This article is pure bull excrement…”Extortion” ?!!! All the daughter had to do was get her car fixed & pay the ticket, instead she actually set her dad up for a death warrant…idiots.
    You don’t mess with a cop unless you intend to actually kill him…Black, white or blue, they cannot possibly allow you to win.

    Arguing over a traffic ticket will needlessly cost you money and more waste of your time…SHEESH!

    • James Michael

      It is extortion, you are an ignorant, well trained dog…Here I’ll explain it to you, like I did the man above….Perhaps you should learn the law and being this woman was not carrying
      cargo, or property, for profit ..She was not in fact, driving and was
      not operating under the States fraudulent license…The car is her
      property and without both elements of a real cause of action, this so
      called officer, had ZERO authority to even stop her…

      damnum et
      injuria loss and wrong both elements which must exist in combination as
      the essentials of a cause of action. 1 American Jurisprudence 2nd
      Section 70 Actions… Ballentines Law Dictionary 3rd Edition…

      cause of action….NO CASE to pursue…. Perhaps you should learn some
      law, before spewing ignorant opinion…The officer extorted the woman in
      breach of her sworn oath, using a bill of attainder which is completely
      unlawful across America…..There is NO “cause of action” in not
      wearing a seatbelt…Nor possessing pot…Nor jaywalking… nor 90% of
      these made up false so called crimes, they extort Americans to the tune
      of billions a year for…There is no honor in their courts, or system at
      all…It is an extortion racket….

      Seems like you, that are obeying your master like a well trained dog instead of being free is the one pissing in the wind… This government has one primary duty to every American, to protect our property, of which our rights are part of….
      I served America for 2 decades to protect our freedoms …not your willingness to be gullible obedient dog….

  • stone2125 .

    We would appreciate if you would post this video to your page. It is evoking and I opening. The music is set to a song that was written for our friend who was gunned down by police officers. We thank you very much in advance.
    Gunned Down:

  • Harry Barr

    Simply murder of INNOCENT, UNARMED man!!! The cop will walk b/c NO ONE has the BALLS to CONVICT!!!

  • margova

    Mr. Bailey should’ve gotten out of the car and stomped your ass.. you big fat-ass tub of pig-lard. What a disgrace to the uniform. Fat as the SWINE you are.. no military alignment.. speak like a mealy-mouth. A total sloth. Now, to your character : Courage, integrity & moral deficient piece of pig-shit. I’m past getting sick and tired of these rogue-coward scumbags whining their fairy-mantra.. “I felt in fear for my life”… who says that but, a pansy-ass? Answer : women, children… coward-cops. Frankly, I’m glad they no longer are paid to “protect & serve”… Lord help! I’d have to protect them.. they’re too freakiing afraid of anything and everything w a pulse. Utterly despicable!

    Can tell hes about to shit his pants just making a statement in court. What an insect.

  • Taffiette Pearson-Page

    As an mature (50)African American female, I want to tell all of you about an experience I personally had with a white female officer. One day I had left the market and was driving my old 1989 Lincoln Town Car which the seat belts was no longer working and was pulled over by this officer who promptly issued me a ticket for not wearing a seat belt. Which I was in the wrong because I wasn’t wearing a seat belt because I couldn’t get the dang thing to work

    • this guy

      1. if yopu are disabled perhaps you shouldnt be driving. 2. if your car seatbelts arent working fix the fucking things. by admitting you drive without wearing your seat belt therefore you are not a law abiding citizen you have broken the law. regarding the above story the pig should be locked up for life

      • James Michael

        Perhaps you should learn the law and being this woman was not carrying cargo or property for profit ..She was not in fact driving and was not operating under the States fraudulent license…The car is her property and without both elements of a real cause of action this so called officer had ZERO authority to even stop her…
        damnum et injuria loss and wrong both elements which must exist in combination as the essentials of a cause of action. 1 Americans Jurisprudence 2nd Section 70 Actions… Ballentines Law Dictionary 3rd Edition…
        No cause of action….NO CASE to pursue…. Perhaps you should learn some law, before spewing ignorant opinion…The officer extorted the woman in breach of her sworn oath, using a bill of attainder which is completely unlawful across America…..There is NO “cause of action” in not wearing a seatbelt…Nor possessing pot…Nor jaywalking… nor 90% of these made up false so called crimes, they extort Americans to the tune of billions a year for…There is no honor in their courts, or system at all…It is an extortion racket….

      • Taffiette Pearson-Page

        My point which some how seemed to escape you was that it wasn’t the ticket nor I never said I wasn’t in the wrong. I WAS PISSED ABOUT HER COMMENT; I have possessed a license to drive in this country for 35 years and as I said I was driving an old model car at the time which I had inherited from my deceased mother and the electronic seat locking device no longer worked and that was the second time I drove it. An the market I frequent is exactly 3 blocks from my home if I had been in better shape physically I could of walked and carried the few things I had gotten BUT due to 3 back surgeries I no longer can.

  • Oak

    If I ever saw a case for first degree murder, this was the one. What the hell happened to decent compassion for each other. I am pro cop and a 52 year old white male. It is not us against them, it is just that some people, black and white need to stop having so much hatred in their souls. We are here to help each other, not put on this earth to kill each other. God must be up there just shaking his head, saying, What have my people done. This is a sad time for America and the world. Wish I wasn’t here to see it.

  • Viewerdiscretionadvised

    Lack of Police training. You never ever put your arm in the window of a running vehicle to attempt to turn off the ignition. It’s part of traffic stops 101. The only time a smart, well trained, physically in-shape officer needs to fire their firearm is when they have no other choice. Problem, is, there is a shortage of smart, well trained physically fit officers.

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  • rach

    He fear for his life” why the fuck didn’t he the guy alone abd get his scary ass out of there instead of going further?? Hope he doesn’t get away with it or still karma will still bite. Sick of this shit

  • Bodinky100

    That’s their get out of trouble battle cry, I felt threatened. Oh, so you felt threatened huh, well you’re obviously innocent and we won’t bother even looking at the evidence, now go out there and catch more bad guys, and make sure you bring in equal amount of dollars for Boss Hog!

  • karen powell

    The article is very biased against the cop. He had a legal right to stop the young lady for a broken tail light. I’ve been stopped on that before. They give you a ticket. You have your tail light fixed and most times the Judge will drop fine. Not a big deal. As far as the rest of the story goes, I don’t really think the officer is telling the truth.

  • hankusmc

    Well, here we go AGAIN!

  • Gaylan

    Hmm, produce the warrant of convict the private contractor for false arrest? Or better yet. Show a law that says a cop has a duty to protect the people. Since he has no duty to protect doesn’t that make his position to arrest the man at the start prejudiced..? Wouldn’t that be considered a hate crime by the definition? Why not produce a claim upon which relief may be granted, signed under oath under the pains of penalty and perjury or convict for kidnapping? Sounds plausible to me anyway.

    I see why cops have such bad rap, it’s because of the lawlessness of their own governing body and their lack of honoring the oath of office that they evidently do not have to have any more. If video is acceptable as evidence, then wouldn’t that evidence also show the cop waring against the constitution?

    But if they have no oath show a law that compels a man to deal with someone who has no fiduciary responsibility. If the cop can not be sued then we have no duty or obligation to conduct business with him. You can not have immunity if you are acting as a private contractor. You are either private, or public. Can’t serve two masters.

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