Cop shooting at minivan

CBS News aired a shocking video showing a New Mexico cop firing gunshots at a minivan full of children.

The incident took place last month during a traffic cop, when police pulled over a minivan driven by Orianna Ferrel. Ferrel, 39, was stopped for speeding at a blistering 71 in a 55 mph zone, according to the cops.

Ferrel was ordered out of the vehicle, but she sped off instead. Cops gave chase and Ferrel eventually pulled over. The soccer mom was dragged out of the vehicle and taken behind the van, where the cop attempted to cuff her in view of her hysterical children. For some reason, she ran back around to the driver side door with the cop in pursuit.

Cop shooting at minivan

Ferrel's 14-year-old son exited the vehicle and tussled with the arresting cop, who drew his taser. The 14-year-old and his mom then jumped back into the van. More cops arrived on the scene and one used his baton to bash out the rear passenger window -- showing broken glass all over the screaming children.

Then, incredibly, as Ferrel peeled off, a cop started SHOOTING at the van full of children!

Ferrel eventually pulled into a resort area where she and her son were arrested.

According to CBSnews.com, the district attorney charged Ferrell with five counts including child endangerment, resisting arrest and reckless driving. Her son was charged with battery.

According to her attorney, Ferrel, who was ferrying her 5 children to a vacation spot, was scared. He said Ferrel does not have any prior arrests.

Ferrel is black and the cops are white.

Ferrel was released on $10,000 unsecured bond. Her son was released.

A judge called the video "puzzling" and "disturbing."

"In many departments, it's against policy to fire at a moving vehicle," said CBS News senior correspondent John Miller, a former FBI assistant director. "Now, the officer later said he was trying to shoot the tires out. The problem is, when you're trying to shoot at a moving car, it's inherently ineffective. You almost never stop the car, and it's also dangerous. If you're firing on a car with five children, you're firing in the direction of two other officers who are in front of the car so, I think, for police, the biggest problem is going to be justifying the use of firearms in what is a traffic stop that's spinning out of control."

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    • FuturedocDonte

      Watched this before... Why I definitely for agree with the cop shooting at the car full of kids :shocked: if the dumbazz mama wouldn't have drive. Away from the pice TWICE and just taken her speeding ticket all of this would have been avoided :nono: dumb axx begats dumb Axx on this one

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      Then, incredibly, as Ferrel peeled off, a cop started SHOOTING at the van full of children!
      -------------
      This should never be ok :no:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla&BrendenSittinInATreeW-H-I-P-P-I-N-GWhipfinity :whip:

      :wtf:

      they KNEW children were in the vehicle and STILL opened fire???

      us black folk aint sage NOWHERE round these yt pigs lawd! thank GOD no one ended up SHOT!

    • FuturedocDonte

      Wouldn't have driven*. :smack:

      Please excuse any typos as this and all future messages are sent from my iPhone :D

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla&BrendenSittinInATreeW-H-I-P-P-I-N-GWhipfinity :whip:

      and just taken her speeding ticket all of this would have been avoided :nono: dumb axx begats dumb Axx on this one

      still don't make it OK to shoot into that vehicle KNOWING children were on board. no justification for this chit. even tho their mom didnt make the best choice in handling it. had a bullet hit one of those children, then what?

      not coming for u IJS the officers did NOT respond appropriately here.

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      Nope they did not, is it that serious to shoot??? And she mustve been trafficking or something, she was on that bs, but still

    • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

      The mom should of not tried to drive off on the cops, but all this for a traffic stop seems a bit much. And there is NEVER a good reason for the cops to open fire on a van full of kids. That cop could of killed one of the kids.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      WTF for both individuals, and did they really need to shoot up the vehicle :facepalm:

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      :hide: OK I just saw that KMichelle pic :tape: OUT OF LINE KKKKKKKK

    • libra80sbaby

      SMH :no:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I'm telling ya these white folks smelling themselves way to much lately :nono: way too much

    • KyCakes

      It is NEVER in PD SOP to fire at a vehicle full of occupants, UNLESS that vehicle is charging at you and you are in fear of your life...

      These cops need to be fired and brought up on charges of attempted murder...

      I've seen YT suspects carry on the same way, cuss at cops, spit on them, tear up their tickets and scatter them and the cop be like :tea:

      But iffin it's my skinfolk? :shotsfired: :no:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      San ah make ya dance says:

      :hide: OK I just saw that KMichelle pic :tape: OUT OF LINE KKKKKKKK
      __________________

      Out of got damn line :nono: just nasty :no:

    • The Master Beta :D

      They were both wrong in this situation why the hell did she try to allude the police and his ass knew there were children in that vehicle just :facepalm:

    • KyCakes

      Fayla did you need me, muffin?

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla&BrendenSittinInATreeW-H-I-P-P-I-N-GWhipfinity :whip:

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      WTF for both individuals, and did they really need to shoot up the vehicle

      :hug:

      fukkas prolly thought they was doing society a favor gettin a future gang banger off the streets early & chit. it's open season on us chile :tea:

      did the mom make a DUMBASS decision? HELL YES! did it justify them shooting BLINDLY into a vehicle with children? fugg NAW! them mf'a act like she pulled a weapon on them. :wtf: AGANE! :angry:

    • CaliYoruba

      I was watching Bill Maher last night and he has Mr. Balko on there speaking about how police are getting out of hand. There are more jobs that are way more dangerous than a cops job nowadays but yet somehow they think that the world is against them and they've forgotten to PROTECT AND SERVE the people (not themselves).. Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A32M0-KYTu0 eveRyone knows thAt Jesus was white. what planet are you from, ZanZanini?

      Yeah, I don't think that was protocol considering there were children in the vehicle. I just wish they ALL would have used better judgment. This was an unfortunate event that didn't have to happen. I guess I had better lay low in NM for a while. :bite:

    • deedeegirl

      Ok, I have to put this on the mom, cause she know police don't give a f^ck about blacks. She should have cooperated. I would not have put my kids in danger. That being said, they need to take these trigger happy cops off the street. Bashing in windows and shooting at a car full of kids. It would have been better to just taser her.

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla&BrendenSittinInATreeW-H-I-P-P-I-N-GWhipfinity :whip:

      Ky

      :hug: i tess yew! yeen get it? :eek:

      i aint want nuffin doe, i just forgot to on fridee :ashamed:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgpRw9tiuM bnatural

      Why did it even escalate to all of that? The mother should have NEVER have of drove off in the first place and her son.....no sir :nono: you can't get out of the van and assault a police officer....

      Why didn't the other car pull in front of the minivan? So man questions...I don't get it....the mother should be held responsible for all of that....cop should shoot into a van full of loaded kids but COME ON NOW...that entire scenario was completely avoidable...

    • PARIAH

      :facepalm: the actions of this mother could have gotten one of her kids killed because trigger happy cops are looking for a reason to shoot yo ass smh..

    • KyCakes

      CaliYoruba says:

      I was watching Bill Maher last night and he has Mr. Balko on there speaking about how police are getting out of hand. There are more jobs that are way more dangerous than a cops job nowadays but yet somehow they think that the world is against them and they’ve forgotten to PROTECT AND SERVE the people (not themselves).. Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces
      --------------------------------------------------------------------
      Police departments across the country are becoming more militarized...this is true, however, criminals are making it more difficult, as well. More high powered weapons that PD's don't have access to, much more sophisticated ways of criminal enterprise...

      I understand police officers being granted immunity on crimes that you or I would get thrown under the jail for, but the overall lack of common sense and utilization of good judgment when a cop blatantly does wrong, is what I have beef with...

    • ThatgirlJD

      That mom right there was WRONG. Why you going to pull away from a traffic stop??? With you kids in the car no less. She setting a bad example for her children, when she could have complied and went on her merry way...and her poor son. Defending mom and her bad behavior...what if the cop would have shot the poor child....
      Mom needs to do better...period
      I read on another site she had drugs in the car...SMH

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Fay Fay :hug: :kiss:

    • Who Dat

      KMichelle got Hang Low Sweet Chariot Puss. She is a candidate for vaginal lip reconstruction. I bet her mail box filled UP with ads from plastic surgrey docs today. Like how u get from attorney's when u get a ticket.

    • KyCakes

      @Fay Fay I got it :dance:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A32M0-KYTu0 eveRyone knows thAt Jesus was white. what planet are you from, ZanZanini?

      @Bnatural, how many months is your baby in that stroller, 96? :lol:

    • Matchsticks

      both parties were equally wrong IMHO, this was handled piss poor by the mother, her teenage son, and definitely the pigs who shot at the car...just a fukked up scenario all around...

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A32M0-KYTu0 eveRyone knows thAt Jesus was white. what planet are you from, ZanZanini?

      Who Dat says:

      KMichelle got Hang Low Sweet Chariot Puss. She is a candidate for vaginal lip reconstruction. I bet her mail box filled UP with ads from plastic surgrey docs today. Like how u get from attorney’s when u get a ticket.
      -----------------
      :spank: :rofl: I thought she just had her pants up too high to cover her mini fupa

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      I bet her mail box filled UP with ads from plastic surgrey docs today. Like how u get from attorney’s when u get a ticket.
      ---------------
      :dead: Never set yoself up for failure K

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgpRw9tiuM bnatural

      eveRyone knows thAt Jesus was white. what planet are you from, ZanZanini? says:

      @Bnatural, how many months is your baby in that stroller, 96? :lol:
      ------------

      That sounds about right :lol: ...I see this ALL of the time...mostly from Hispanic families... :hide:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A32M0-KYTu0 eveRyone knows thAt Jesus was white. what planet are you from, ZanZanini?

      K. Michelle's ass was ill proportioned.. I bet she went to the same dr. a certain FOTB went to. :kona:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A32M0-KYTu0 eveRyone knows thAt Jesus was white. what planet are you from, ZanZanini?

      bnatural says:

      eveRyone knows thAt Jesus was white. what planet are you from, ZanZanini? says:

      @Bnatural, how many months is your baby in that stroller, 96? :lol:
      ————

      That sounds about right :lol: …I see this ALL of the time…mostly from Hispanic families… :hide:
      ------------
      Ol Marshmallow man looking self be every bit of 8 years old still being pushed in a stroller. :rofl:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

      Classic example of two wrongs not making a right.

    • PARIAH

      Who Dat says:

      KMichelle got Hang Low Sweet Chariot Puss. She is a candidate for vaginal lip reconstruction. I bet her mail box filled UP with ads from plastic surgrey docs today. Like how u get from attorney’s when u get a ticket.

      :dead:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A32M0-KYTu0 eveRyone knows thAt Jesus was white. what planet are you from, ZanZanini?

      <---Bet K. Michelle went to the same dr he went to..

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgpRw9tiuM bnatural

      Who Dat says:

      KMichelle got Hang Low Sweet Chariot Puss. She is a candidate for vaginal lip reconstruction. I bet her mail box filled UP with ads from plastic surgrey docs today. Like how u get from attorney’s when u get a ticket.
      -----------

      The size of that thing compared to the rest of her body was disgusting...then she had the nerve to claim it was photoshopped when the video clearly shows that it was not....

      Guess she is that desperate for attention, eh? YUCK!

    • KyCakes

      Who Dat says:

      KMichelle got Hang Low Sweet Chariot Puss. She is a candidate for vaginal lip reconstruction. I bet her mail box filled UP with ads from plastic surgrey docs today. Like how u get from attorney’s when u get a ticket.
      --------------------------------------------------------------------
      So what you're saying is, K Michelle got those vag lips that look like my African kin that stretch their lips out with the plates? :tape:

    • Who Dat

      She shoula asked Mariah about catsuits when your pusscee is the size of switchboard telephone. Cause few years byke I was THEW with Mimi over hern in that red ski suit :no: Then Mariah had GALL to perform Anytime You Need A Friend. Bish you needed one right fore u carried cho ays out on that stage!

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla&BrendenSittinInATreeW-H-I-P-P-I-N-GWhipfinity :whip:

      So what you’re saying is, K Michelle got those vag lips that look like my African kin that stretch their lips out with the plates?

      :ghost:

      we caint be fwends no mo fa dat! :spank:

      j/p keep goin :rofl:

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      :newpost:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgpRw9tiuM bnatural

      eveRyone knows thAt Jesus was white. what planet are you from, ZanZanini? says:

      bnatural says:
      eveRyone knows thAt Jesus was white. what planet are you from, ZanZanini? says:
      @Bnatural, how many months is your baby in that stroller, 96? :lol:
      ————
      That sounds about right :lol: …I see this ALL of the time…mostly from Hispanic families… :hide:
      ————
      Ol Marshmallow man looking self be every bit of 8 years old still being pushed in a stroller. :rofl:
      -+-------------

      :rofl: There are some gems out there....see if I can locate them

    • KyCakes

      :rofl: @Fay :wail: I try so hard to behave....

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla&BrendenSittinInATreeW-H-I-P-P-I-N-GWhipfinity :whip:

      Who Dat says:

      She shoula asked Mariah about catsuits when your pusscee is the size of switchboard telephone

      :dead:

    • Ty

      Who Dat says:

      KMichelle got Hang Low Sweet Chariot Puss. She is a candidate for vaginal lip reconstruction. I bet her mail box filled UP with ads from plastic surgrey docs today. Like how u get from attorney’s when u get a ticket.
      ________________
      :hahaha: :crying: So her snatch is now public record and the docs are trying to get her business ::rofl:

    • luVn_liFe…

      It was all a Domino effect. One persons bad choice, left to another's bad Judgement
      :no: SMH
      Im glad the babies wer not physically HURT :(

      :wave: Hi Errybody

    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      From my seat, the officer shooting appeared to come up from the rear and possibly didn't know that there were children in the car (but I was trying to sneak and watch on my slow a$$ iPhone at my desk)... additionally, the fact that he was squatting as he shot, no windows were shot out, in addition to the fact that no one in the car was shot suggests to ME that he was indeed aiming for the tires.

      I have a problem with police shooting to kill because I don't see the need, but in a situation like this, where a broad was clearly ignorant and out of control - who knows WHERE her head was at that moment? Had she been one of those broads on the brink of suicide and drove herself, and those kids to their deaths, this story would be much different.

      Do I think that cops had that scenario in mind when he shot at those tires? No... but I also don't think the goal was to hurt anybody because if it had been, I believe someone would've been hit, or we would've seen glass shattering from at least one of those bullets.

      In addition to my issues with protocol as it relates to HOW police are trained to deal with circumstances - I also have a problem with people who look at wrong, ignore it and focus on the wrong $hit.

      For you, you are setting a tone FOR your black, teenaged son by defying authority, particularly the cops. Had she been a black MAN, she likely would've actually BEEN shot (and rightly so) but because she was a woman, he probably struggled with her ignorant a$$ a little longer than he would've a guy.

      The problem I see, and the mistake she made was in teaching her son that resisting arrest and driving off after cops pull your stupid a$$ over, is a good idea - EVER. When HE starts driving and remembers how stupid his mammy is/was and tries the same thing; $hit will get real REAL quick.

      Had that officer seen him running toward him to protect his mother and he shot HIM dead, she would've been culpable in my eyes. The son saw it as him protecting his mother from a perceived threat, from that officer's prospective, he saw a PERSON running toward him when he was already trying to restrain one a$$hole.

      I can't say for certain what I would've done in that situation, but I can suggest that it would've likely ended up with somebody's mama cryin THAT day!

      She was wrong from every different angle and it pains me to see people looking at the "wrong" the officers did, while totally ignoring how this situation could've turned out had this ignorant broad taken into consideration how this could've turned out.

    • QueenSJ

      Viewing this video, I'm looking at her like what the f*** is wrong with you??? If we want to talk about protecting the kids, the responsibility starts with HER.

    • IsThisThingOn…

      Who Dat says:

      KMichelle got Hang Low Sweet Chariot Puss. She is a candidate for vaginal lip reconstruction. I bet her mail box filled UP with ads from plastic surgrey docs today. Like how u get from attorney’s when u get a ticket.

      _____________

      @KDubb, Hi there. I'm @IsThisThingOn... and :newbie: as a poster, but not as a reader. I thoroughly enjoy your font, but I must ask you at this time to PLEASE LOG OFF. :ghost:

    • http://www.allthingsfabandfly.com All Things Fab and Fly

      This is crazy! The mother obviously had a suspended license or something. She was running for a reason

    • Dhoward1913

      This was scary. What was she scared of at first? He simply was going to give her a ticket and go on with his day and she could have gone on with hers. The war on black boys in this country is at an all time high and she starts one that involves her own child. She needs to fall on her knees and thank God that angels were on that child's side on that day.

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Carrington says:

      … additionally, the fact that he was squatting as he shot, no windows were shot out, in addition to the fact that no one in the car was shot suggests to ME that he was indeed aiming for the tires.
      ___________________

      Still, shooting at the tires of a vehicle going at a high rate of speed could have caused it to go out of control and wreck causing injuries to the children. At some point common sense has to prevail. This is not the wild wild west. :no:

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    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      Sandra Rose says:

      Still, shooting at the tires of a vehicle going at a high rate of speed could have caused it to go out of control and wreck causing injuries to the children. At some point common sense has to prevail. This is not the wild Wild West
      ---------
      Right, but a high speed chase could've had the same result.

      At the end of the day, cops don't give a damn about you OR your kids, so if anyone had incentive to use common sense, it was HER!

      As a parent, there is no way on earth I would put my child in danger by going on a high speed chase with him in the car... That's the "common sense" in me as a man concerned about my child's safety first and THEN mine!

      I wouldn't even put him in a position to SEE me man-handled by cops because I don't want that image indelibly imprinted into his mind... So, that's how my cooler head would handle that.

      I don't think cops were right here... I just find it ironic that we're looking past what and who STARTED this... And going directly to the end result.

    • AllNYC

      How is she going to ask the po po to have more respect for her children's lives than she does?
      She tried to evade police twice. Then her son gets out the car (again no respect for police) and tussles with the officer - WTF?!!
      Everyone hates to hear about stories like this because your heart goes out to the innocent children, but DAMN LADY!! Was it worth all of this?!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 SnootyPooty

      Hello All....

      @Carrington I agree with everything you said. As a parent it is your responsibility to act responsible. What lesson does then send to your kids? The same people your teaching your kids to disrespect will be the same one you call you if you were being robbed or attacked to assist you.

    • EyesofScorpio

      Carrington says:

      From my seat, the officer shooting appeared to come up from the rear and possibly didn’t know that there were children in the car (but I was trying to sneak and watch on my slow a$$ iPhone at my desk)… additionally, the fact that he was squatting as he shot, no windows were shot out, in addition to the fact that no one in the car was shot suggests to ME that he was indeed aiming for the tires.
      I have a problem with police shooting to kill because I don’t see the need, but in a situation like this, where a broad was clearly ignorant and out of control – who knows WHERE her head was at that moment? Had she been one of those broads on the brink of suicide and drove herself, and those kids to their deaths, this story would be much different.
      Do I think that cops had that scenario in mind when he shot at those tires? No… but I also don’t think the goal was to hurt anybody because if it had been, I believe someone would’ve been hit, or we would’ve seen glass shattering from at least one of those bullets.
      In addition to my issues with protocol as it relates to HOW police are trained to deal with circumstances – I also have a problem with people who look at wrong, ignore it and focus on the wrong $hit.
      For you, you are setting a tone FOR your black, teenaged son by defying authority, particularly the cops. Had she been a black MAN, she likely would’ve actually BEEN shot (and rightly so) but because she was a woman, he probably struggled with her ignorant a$$ a little longer than he would’ve a guy.
      The problem I see, and the mistake she made was in teaching her son that resisting arrest and driving off after cops pull your stupid a$$ over, is a good idea – EVER. When HE starts driving and remembers how stupid his mammy is/was and tries the same thing; $hit will get real REAL quick.
      Had that officer seen him running toward him to protect his mother and he shot HIM dead, she would’ve been culpable in my eyes. The son saw it as him protecting his mother from a perceived threat, from that officer’s prospective, he saw a PERSON running toward him when he was already trying to restrain one a$$hole.
      I can’t say for certain what I would’ve done in that situation, but I can suggest that it would’ve likely ended up with somebody’s mama cryin THAT day!
      She was wrong from every different angle and it pains me to see people looking at the “wrong” the officers did, while totally ignoring how this situation could’ve turned out had this ignorant broad taken into consideration how this could’ve turned out.
      ------------------------
      Right, but a high speed chase could’ve had the same result.
      At the end of the day, cops don’t give a damn about you OR your kids, so if anyone had incentive to use common sense, it was HER!
      As a parent, there is no way on earth I would put my child in danger by going on a high speed chase with him in the car… That’s the “common sense” in me as a man concerned about my child’s safety first and THEN mine!
      I wouldn’t even put him in a position to SEE me man-handled by cops because I don’t want that image indelibly imprinted into his mind… So, that’s how my cooler head would handle that.
      I don’t think cops were right here… I just find it ironic that we’re looking past what and who STARTED this… And going directly to the end result.
      ---------------------
      :applause: :applause: :thankyou:

    • RahrahRiah

      I know her and I am terrified to see this on the news. I cant get in contact with her, she is a wonderful mom who takes EXCELLENT care of her wonderful kids. I am so saddened and scared for her right now. I learned not to judge people by the news with this here, seems like something more to this story...