Cop Shoots 70-yr-old Vietnam Veteran in the Stomach for Reaching for Cane 45

SOUTH CAROLINA — A disturbing dashcam video has surfaced showing a cop open fire on a disabled veteran at a traffic stop.

Bobby Canipe, 70, was pulled over because his registration tags were expired.

He peacefully began an attempt to greet the officer.

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Bobby Canipe believed he fought for the freedoms of police when he went to Vietnam. Instead, police gunned him down.

Because he cannot walk without assistance, he reached for his cane as he always does.

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The officer saw him reaching for the cane and immediately began yelling at Bobby.

In just seconds, the officer opened fire on Bobby with a hail of bullets.

The officer claims he thought Bobby “had a gun.”

Even if he did have a gun, do officers have the right to gun down Americans for exercising their 2nd amendment rights?

Clearly Bobby was not pointing his cane at the officer as if to threaten him. In fact it appears in the video that he was pressing it to the ground in order to walk.

If it were a rifle, pointing a rifle down at the ground is not a “threat” that requires being blasted with gunfire.

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He was simply using his cane to walk.

After shooting Bobby in the stomach, the officer realized that it was a cane, not a gun.

He then ran over to Bobby’s collapsed body and radioed for medical assistance.

All of this could have been prevented if cops would stop being trained to be fearful and trigger happy.

Again, even if Bobby did have a rifle, it would be his right to have it, and the officer would be unjustified in gunning him down.

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According to reports, this is the ninth officer-involved shooting so far in South Carolina, in just three months.

Officer Knox has been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

Watch the video below.


  • Alhazred


  • Alhazred

    99.99999999999999999999999999999-% of the time: YOU ARE NEVER GOING TO PULL OVER AN ARMED TERRORIST ON A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP. Just because something has the POTENTIAL to happen does not mean you should be trained to expect it with extreme prejudice. If anything, the people we should be disarming are the every day cops like this. We should have a swat response team, yes, but the average cop should not be armed, or adopt a tactic like our armed forces, where they can’t shoot unless they are shot at first.

  • eman1973

    Another worthless pig, hope he kills himself over the guilt

    • Anon

      Did you see him fall apart and breakdown after finding out what he had done? Maybe you’d rather have this happen?

      • Spinne

        I’d don’t know what I’ve done, if this scum bag would’ve murdered my husband. But I prolly would’ve cussed him out good.

      • eman1973

        Yes I saw him break down, he just needs to finish the job and die now.

    • Gary Williams Jr.

      you have to be human to feel guilt, cops don’t fit in that group

    • Gary Williams Jr.

      you have to have a conscience, honor, and integrity. they have none of those qualities

  • guest

    I am pretty sure he is going to get a medal, that’s how the stupid system works.

  • forby

    POLICE CHIEFS defending the indefensible to protect the killer cops under their control. This is a daily occurrence in the USA, because police have been brainwashed to think, their safety is more important than the people that PAY THEM to PROTECT THEM. Imagine if security guards kept killing the people they are paid to protect.

    • Gary Williams Jr.

      watch the video on youtube of the female security guard that tries bullying ppl like the cops….she gets her ass kicked….as it should be!

  • Infantry grunt 11

    “Even if he did have a gun, do officers have the right to gun down Americans for exercising their 2nd amendment rights?”
    Stupidest fucking thing I have ever read. If I’m a cop and if I pull you over and if I see you with a firearm in your hands. I’m going to shoot you.

    • Conlos Terroristas

      You are a public officer. The public’s safety comes before your own. It’s a position of honor. You sir are a coward. Shame.

    • Dirk Hamilton

      But, the officer didn’t see a gun in the guys hand did he?
      Personaly I’m about sick of hearing about “isolated” cases like this. Something has gone seriously wrong with law enforcement in the US.
      I will say the cop at least realized his mistake and called for help. He admitted a mistake. Most cops a department NEVER do this.

    • Gary Williams Jr.

      so what your saying is ANYONE with a gun deserves to be murdered. well you better get busy because there’s a lot of cops, military, farmers, and law abiding citizens all have guns. so let me know how that works out for you…..fucking moron! we don’t need yours, or anyone elses permission to exercise our GOD GIVEN RIGHTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • insomnia

    Cowards. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. This festering disease of cowardess coursing through the veins of our law enforcement establishments must change. The shoot first mentality is unacceptable from the very people we charge with our security. In this video, the officer clearly has cover. He is not exposed or vulnerable. Even if this had been a mean nasty shot gun or rifle there is no excuse for gunning him down prior to understanding the situation and evaluating the options to bring this to a peaceful end.

    • Sopa

      this. ease up on the hate and it’s the best statement on this topic.
      10/10 would agree again :)

  • YehudaPa

    He probably doesn’t have any guilt. Why do you assume that he does? Did he say that he does?

    • Michael Bean

      Actually he did. Find the actual full video. The cop is crying like a baby.

      • A Dawg

        Because he attempted to or actually murdered and innocent and/or could have shot other innocents behind the guy, and did it all on video…

  • YehudaPa

    Canipe is still alive? Scrapy old veteran can’t be put down that easily.

  • NtThe1URluking4

    Before you all make pass judgement and make accusations watch the entire thing not the little minute 40 excerpt. The cop was completely devastated by this shooting and is currently on unpaid leave (his choosing) while this is investigated. There was more to the scenario than what is shown here. The driver left his vehicle without instruction from the cop. To anyone that would be considered as aggressive behavior. then without acknowledging the cop her reaches into the back of his truck and pulls out what could be a weapon of any kind. As much as I think this a shame the simple statement of “I need my cane from the back of the truck” would have saved him severe injuries.
    Also if you think that you can do better in the same circumstances that I encourage you to participate in the “shoot/ don’t shoot” scenarios put on by the local PD or sheriff’s office. Try to make the right decision in less than a split second.

    • Artis Gil

      Yes devastated because he knew that the video showed an incompetent psychotic paranoid happily gunning down another unarmed elderly gentlemen.
      Since when is getting out of your vehicle after a long drive legal grounds for execution?
      If you are saying that the LEO, after already sizing up the elderly driver and passenger, immediately knew the only possibility is : Bobby Canipe got out because he was a crazed mass murderer? That shooting multiple rounds in Bobby’s direction, having no idea about what was in the impact area beyond Bobby, was reasonable? This is the height of professional incompetence.
      I have fought in four wars for my country. I taught tactical shooting upon retirement. I know what is a legitimate target and what is not. I have been shot at and shot, mortared and blown up.
      I am tired of all these cowards and cowboys that think the uniform is magical. The only thing magical is devotion, honor, discipline, and commitment. If you want to play big boy games then accept the universal truth; once a round is fired it does not stop until it hits something dense enough to absorb the kinetic energy. The only thing worse then the demonstrated incompetence is the sniveling of the LEO and your stale justifications. You are only making things worse. Grow up.

      • Gary Williams Jr.

        well said sir.

    • JLH13

      Agreed with everything except the shoot, don’t shoot picnics. They’re hella skewed as they don’t account for training to avoid needing to make the decision that quick. You know, like the REAL military.

    • Gary Williams Jr.

      getting out of HIS OWN CAR is aggressive!!!!???? t5hen I must be one aggressive mutha fu.. because I routinely get out of my car. and who in the hell do they, or you think they are giving orders!!!??? I didn’t join the military so fuck their ORDERS! in the words of tony Montana (Scarface) “the only thing that gives orders in this world is boss….ju got that”

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  • Bill Childress

    Almost makes you want to carry a gun and shoot the trigger happy bastards they allow to patrol the streets of our neighborhoods. PATHETIC. And for his senior commander trying to defend that cowards actions, he should be fired as well for being an idiot!

  • Kaos Krumpy

    Shoot first and come up with a story later. This keystonekopper is a moron.

    • Gary Williams Jr.

      no, we’re the morons for letting it get this bad in the first place

  • wanda faye rigdon

    Stupid cop ! Old man who can Hardly walk Shot by this Pig !

  • Adam Brian

    Yeah I don’t feel bad for neither one of these people. This guy is an idiot getting out of his car in the first place. The cop is definetly someone who should not be walking around with a gun. I wouldn’t trust this guy to flip my burger.

    • Gary Williams Jr.

      again who in the fuck do ppl like you think they are, telling ppl what they can or can’t do!!!???? not only is this man free and over 21, but he also served his country with honor….something these cops know nothing about.

      • Adam Brian

        If your that much of dumb ass to reach for anything when a cop is standing there. Im not going to feel bad for you. You dont reach for nothing with cops around. Cops will shoot you for moving wrong nowadays. This guy is a dumbass for reaching for his cane and getting out of his car in the first place. I dont feel sorry for him cause he is one of those oh hi mr officer types thinking this is 1957 when cops were actually nice to old people. Nowadays coos kill everything and he should have onown better. This has nothing to do with his service or what he does. As far as the cop i wouldnt trust him to cook my hotdog or make me a bologna sandwich. So who you think you are gary. Read what i said first dumbass.

  • Johnny


  • JonEdHil

    What a STUPID idiot! Are these swine not TRAINED to LOOK and SEE before they shoot? Look how much light there is! There’s no way a PROPERLY trained cop could have mistaken a cane for a shotgun! The chief AND the cop should be immediately fired.

    • Gary Williams Jr.

      it used to be that a cop could go his entire career without EVER PULLING THIER WEAPON, much less actually fire the weapon! now, they pull their weapon on an hourly basis

  • Keith H

    Am I the only one that thinks people that murderers should be in jail and not on administrative leave…

  • Sasuke

    I’m only twelve years old. I just discovered this website via Reddit tonight and I’m horrified at what these supposed “role models” are doing to the American people. We’re always told that cops are there to help us, that we should go to a cop when we’re in trouble…they’re feeding a generation with lies so they can continue to get away with their corrupt behavior.

  • Gary Williams Jr.

    ya know, it used to be a cop could go his entire career without EVER pulling his weapon. now cops are so psychotic, and trigger happy, they just can’t wait to shoot someone, and on top of that they rarely ever receive any kind of punishment, other than paid admin. leave

  • Tim

    The Sheriff is the one that disgusts me the most, politely saying it is his own damn fault.

  • Christopher Usewicz

    No matter what we say, every article calls for change, I don’t see it happening. The cops on the street are not smart men and the training the receive has them as jumpy trigger happy psychopathic idiots who just look for a reason to use their weapon. When cops start going to jail and not back on the job due to some creative administrative cover ups is when changes will take place. It is not wrong to protect their own but when their own are nothing but criminals, is it not the same as the gangs that use crime to further their own ends? At least the Mafia protected the ppl on the streets for a price but isn’t that the same as taxes?

    • Gary Williams Jr.


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