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post #4816 of 6073
Yeah, cop killing at an all time low, lowest crime rate in decades and still on the decline. Cops have every reason to be on edge.
post #4817 of 6073
Thread Starter 
Does this video make it clear why middle class black men reasonably fear being shot in encounters with police? From what we know so far, the victim was unarmed and complying, the other man was the one who supposedly had a gun, yet it was the black man who got shot. This is a black man who had a respectable job, and was not dressed like a "thug" or whatever dog whistle term you prefer. So far there don't seem to be any excuses in this one.
post #4818 of 6073
I read the story yesterday but didn't watch the video, sounds like camera was rolling until the actual shooting? Redacted? Erased? Or ?
post #4819 of 6073
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Does this video make it clear why middle class black men reasonably fear being shot in encounters with police? From what we know so far, the victim was unarmed and complying, the other man was the one who supposedly had a gun, yet it was the black man who got shot. This is a black man who had a respectable job, and was not dressed like a "thug" or whatever dog whistle term you prefer. So far there don't seem to be any excuses in this one.


Clearly the Autistic Lives Matter movement has been the far more successful of the two.
post #4820 of 6073
it stopped recording, maybe he run out battery or space;)
post #4821 of 6073
So he turned off the video so he could shoot the guy? Motive?
post #4822 of 6073
this must be a conspiracy
post #4823 of 6073
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

If for some reason I had to form an opinion about the shooting right now and after only hearing from one side, it sounds like an accident. Wonder if the cops might have some reason to be on edge lately.

After only hearing from one side? Videos have sides now?
post #4824 of 6073
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

After only hearing from one side? Videos have sides now?

They have POV.

We need the body cam off the cop to really know if he was in danger or not from the toy truck wielding maniac and the black man on the ground who was so obviously itching to reach into his waistband.
post #4825 of 6073
This quote, if accurate, says it all.
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“When he shot me, it was so surprising. It was like a mosquito bite. And when he hit me, I’m like, I still got my hands in the air. I said, ‘You know, I just got shot.’ And I’m saying to them, ‘Sir, why did you shoot me?’ And his words to me, he said, ‘I don’t know.’
post #4826 of 6073
Did you expect him to say "systemic racism"?
post #4827 of 6073
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

Did you expect him to say "systemic racism"?

That would be sort of awesome if he had.
post #4828 of 6073
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

After only hearing from one side? Videos have sides now?

The video doesn't even show the shooting. We have very little information about what led up to it and thus very little information from which to judge the reasonableness of the shooting, regardless of whether it was intentional or accidental.

But don't let that stop y'all from speculating or making grand pronouncements about "systemic racism."
post #4829 of 6073
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

The video doesn't even show the shooting. We have very little information about what led up to it and thus very little information from which to judge the reasonableness of the shooting, regardless of whether it was intentional or accidental.

But don't let that stop y'all from speculating or making grand pronouncements about "systemic racism."

In isolation this sounds very measured, but after literally hundreds if not thousands of posts, we all know every police shooting is reasonable and justified.
post #4830 of 6073
I can't recall one incident where he conceded a shooting was unjustified.
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