Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year's Eve 2011

Slipping under the Ravenel Bridge just before midnight on New Year's Eve 2011. Such a perfect still night on Charleston's Harbor.


Anonymous said...

What happened to the story of the officer hit by the falling bullet?

Anonymous said...

Looks like Cedar Posts got cold feet about posting all those lies about CMPD.

The story he posted Monday night is gone.

Anonymous said...


It seems to be gone but it is still cached if you search google.

Here is the way the story looked yesterday:

During the first moments of 2012 a CMPD Officer (Cedar Posts is withholding the Officer's name) was apparently struck by a falling bullet.

There is no indication that the Officer was targeted, rather the errant bullet was fired into the air in celebration of the start of 2012 and oddly enough struck the officer in the shoulder.

The unnamed officer was transported to CMC by his Steel Creek Division Response Area Commander (RAC) Lt. Pam Lisenby, and was released from the hospital a short while later. The Officer's injuries were limited to serious bruising.

This is were it gets cute, apparently RAC Lisenby told Officers to delete the Officer's name from the report and list the victim only as "Person" specifically ordering officers to alter the report to keep it out of the media.

No explanation from CMPD for the "Cover Up" but Rob Tufano's "action report" issued on Sunday states "no officers sustained injuries" during CMPD patrol efforts in conjuction with New Year's Eve.

Cedar Posts emailed Tufano and RAC Lisenby as usual nothing but "crickets" from Tufano or CMPD Command staff.

Cedar Bonus:

From Wikipedia, bullets fired into the air usually fall back at speeds much lower than those at which they leave the barrel of a firearm. Nevertheless, people can be injured, sometimes fatally, when bullets discharged into the air fall back down. The mortality rate among those struck by falling bullets is about 32%, compared with about 2% to 6% normally associated with gunshot wounds. The higher mortality is related to the higher incidence of head wounds from falling bullets.

A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 80% of celebratory gunfire-related injuries are to the head, feet, and shoulders.

MythBusters covered this topic in Episode 50: "Bullets Fired Up"

Using pig carcasses, they worked out the terminal velocity of a falling bullet and had a mixed result, answering the question with all three of the show's possible outcomes: Confirmed, Plausible and Busted.

They tested falling bullets by firing them from both a handgun and a rifle, by firing them from an air gun designed to propel them at terminal velocity, and by dropping them in the desert from an instrumented balloon. The "busted" result applied only to bullets traveling on a perfectly vertical trajectory, which tumble on the way down, creating turbulence that reduces terminal velocity.

The "plausible" result was cited because they found it was very difficult to fire a bullet in near-ideal vertical trajectory, so bullets were likely to remain spin-stabilized on a ballistic trajectory and fall at a potentially lethal terminal velocity.

The "confirmed" result related to their research which verified cases of actual deaths from falling bullets.

Cedar's Take: Only a moron would randomly fire a gun into the air and this same moron will start running his mouth. Only a matter of time before this idiot is charged.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:07
You are an idiot.

And FYI it was on the tv news last night.

And it was 100% true.

Probably Rodney trying some of his usual strong arm, threatening intimidation tactics.

The truth always upsets him.

Anonymous said...

WBTV asked for the police report.....,Rob Tufano said it "wasn't ready"....

It "wasn't ready"????

What exactly was not ready about the police repot? They either took a report or they didn't take a report.

The report was "ready" the moment it was taken, or should have been.

Let's see the ORIGINAL, UNALTERED police report that was taken at the very time of the "incident".

Once again, for the umpteenth time, if they are not trying to hide something, why not release the report taken at the scene now?

And will we ever see the original report? My guess s no....

If it was not taken properly, and the Officer's name was left off, they will not release it. And if they alter it and enlist others to fabricate a story, well.........

Anonymous said...

I thought this article was about the beauty of the bridge and the stillness of the waters so as to reflect a perfect image.."it was so beautiful you coudlnt tell where the sky ended or the earth began. Right Forest?..Im not a smart man but damn you people should stay on topic and keep posting your comments to the appropriate article..You might get more attention that way...

Anonymous said...


Where did your story go? The story has been confirmed by CMPD.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Ride ....! Happy New Year CP!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I was going to comment on the beautiful pic too! Thanks for sharing it! I love it :-)

Anonymous said...

Very cool picture of the Ravenel Bridge that I'm be running across on March 31st