Oh, I'm sure he was just a hard-working man trying to put food on the table.
Never mind the fact that he was likely DRUNK (which I'm just hearing about for the first time; how can you trust anything the MSM gives yo now? They either lie, obfuscate, or hide things; they NEVER tell the truth, whatever it is)!!!!
Wanna see how he treated his woman?
"Martins had three criminal cases scheduled to go to court next month. In July 2007, he was charged with threatening to commit murder, operating a motor vehicle without a license, and leaving the scene of an auto accident. Those charges were filed after police said Martins rammed Campos's car in a bank parking lot and drove off. At the time, Campos told police that Martins had recently broken off their relationship and called her on her cellphone, threatening to kill her."
Just a hard-working guy trying to put food on the table I'm sure.
Also see: Illegal Immigration Kills
"DA says Yarmouth officer justified in killing; Shooting angered Cape's community of Brazilians" by Brian R. Ballou, Globe Staff | September 20, 2008
HYANNIS - Standing with his gun drawn and pointed at the driver, Yarmouth police Officer Christopher Van Ness thought he would either be run over or crushed to death between the suspect's charging car and his own parked police cruiser in the early morning of July 27, so in a flash of a second he decided to use deadly force, said the Cape and Islands district attorney.
Van Ness fired three rounds. The first bullet ripped though 25-year-old Andre L. Martins's heart and lungs. The second bounced off the roof of Martins's black Lincoln sedan, and the third shattered the car's back window, according to the 218-page investigative report made public yesterday by District Attorney Michael O'Keefe, who called the shooting of Martins, who had had several run-ins with the law, justified.
"Mr. Martins was in control of a deadly weapon, an automobile operated in a reckless manner without consideration of others, including his passenger - his girlfriend, who pleaded for him to stop," O'Keefe said yesterday at a media conference.
O'Keefe said the investigation was meticulous, relying on, among other things, ballistics evidence, witness accounts, and upturned grass from the front yard of 41 Baxter Ave. in Yarmouth, where the encounter between Van Ness and Martins occurred. O'Keefe said several people in the neighborhood heard the commands "Get your hands up" and "Get out with your hands up" before they heard the shots.
Moments before that confrontation, Martins, with his girlfriend, Camila Campos, in the front seat, led police on a high-speed chase through several streets and down Route 28, according to the district attorney. O'Keefe said witnesses and police estimated that Martins had exceeded 100 miles per hour during the chase.
According to the report, Campos told a police officer on the night of the shooting, "And the whole time I was screaming, 'Please pull over. It's not worth it.' And I kept saying my kids' names. 'Think of Leticia and Daniel.' " Martins is the father of both children, Campos said.
Yesterday, Campos, standing outside her mother's West Yarmouth home, shook her head and said, "I'm not surprised they call it justified. To me, it figures that they are going to take the police officer's side."
Campos said she was fired from her medical assistant's job the day after the shooting and has lost 15 pounds as she continues to struggle with what happened.
"My 5-year-old daughter is in counseling, too," she said. Campos declined to comment further, adding only that the Brazilian community on Cape Cod has been supportive.
The case caused a widespread outcry among the Cape's large Brazilian population.
And answer me this: Why does the Zionist-controlled, agenda-pushing Boston Globe take the side of the immigrants against the cop, yet will take the cops side against Americans?
Really tells you all you need to know about AmeriKa's agenda-promoting Zionist MSM, doesn't it?
Rubia Galo, a family friend who helped raise funds for Martins's funeral, said of the investigation's conclusion, "Everyone was expecting this would be the result. It's the same, not just with the case, but with 99 percent of these kinds of cases, they side with the police." Galo is a clerk at the popular Brazilian Market on Main Street in Hyannis.
Van Ness was placed on administrative duty immediately after the shooting, as is Yarmouth police procedure, and is expected to be reinstated to his normal patrol duties now that the investigation has ruled the shooting justified.
O'Keefe said Van Ness did not have the option of getting out of the way of Martins's charging car or of seeking shelter behind his own car because the distance between him and the approaching vehicle was about 4 to 5 feet.
Van Ness had used his car to bump the rear of Martins's car, which spun it around, facing Van Ness's cruiser. Van Ness got out and drew his gun, according to the investigation.
Martins and Campos had spent that night out together. They had left the local hangout Pufferbellies, and Martins was driving Campos home when, according to Campos, Martins noticed what he believed to be a police cruiser following him.
Martins, a native of Brazil, was in the United States illegally and did not have a valid driver's license. Days before the fatal shooting, he had been arrested for driving without a license and driving to endanger and spent several days in jail.
Gee, the Globe sure waited long enough to cough up that information -- almost as if they figure you will miss it because they stuck it so far in the back-end of the piece.
Let's hope there is a cell in hell for him, huh?
Given what I have posted above, I'm not sure this guy went up.