As for the witnesses, FILTHY LIARS!
This is the other half of the reason all cops should be required to wear body cams and activate them for all interactions with the public - protects the public, and protects the cops.
Kevin, don’t you think that with Joe Biden’s intensive officer training course, these officers could have simply “shot him in the leg?”
This is what we’re all up against. A crime spree that must be stopped and lying sacks of shit for so-called witnesses. We must win this or all our lives are in jeopardy. Is your family and your lives worth fighting this? Don’t kid yourselves, it’s coming to your town if we don’t stop it starting right now.
That revolver almost looks like it could be black powder, which makes sense because in some states you can buy them online with no background check.
They couldn’t shoot him in the leg?
I have yet to see a black person discriminated against in my personal life, but Ive seen tons of hoaxes, three of which I observed myself. In each of those three instances (all of which occurred in the context of employment) I knew all of the people involved, on both sides of the claims. And in every case the pattern was the same: The black employee got in trouble for something they had done wrong, and decided to use their race as a shield against accountability by filing a completely meritless, false discrimination claim. None of them succeeded, fortunately, but these incidents clearly proved how bestowing any group of people with a victim identity, and implementing policies and laws that provide them with a powerful political weapon, will naturally lead to them using that weapon to avoid consequences for their own actions. Also, presuming that alleged victims must be telling the truth simply because they belong to an approved protected class virtually guarantees they will lie if necessary to get what they want, or to deflect accountability when they screw up.
What little actual racism may be occurring out there, it is far outweighed by the constant stream of false discrimination and harassment claims. Take the race card away, and actually require black victims to prove their claims, and I bet the nonsense about systemic racism would fade away as these people suddenly had to put up or shut up. They know they cant provide much if any evidence of real racism, which is why they invented this notion of hidden, systemic racism that was hidden and couldnt be seen.
soooooo- Another Scandinavian huh?
Releasing the video didn't stop the morons and their lying. They are still claiming he was unarmed, shot in the back, hands up, etc. They even had a protest against the cops. Fortunately, there is solid evidence to put the perp away for a good while.
Obviously a stolen gun too. A replica 1851 Richards-Mason Navy with a 5-1/2" barrel, .38SP. He probably thought it was antique and worth thousands, thus wrapped in cloth to protect it.
This is the other side of why every officer should have their body cameras locked on at all times while on shift. Good officers will now have their careers and reputations saved and there is a much lower chance that they will have idiot riots.
Once upon a time, when I was still an active lawman, I spent an about 18 months period assigned to the Internal Affairs Office for our agency.
It was found by our investigators that, of all complaints of police corruption & brutality that were lodged against our staff, over the preceding decade, that over 92% of those claims were not only FALSE but KNOWINGLY DISHONEST.
I remember specifically one case where a woman from Baltimore stated under oath that she had witnessed one of our uniformed officers beating a civilian with what she said “that looked like a piece of pipe, until he fell unmoving onto the sidewalk”.
Mrs. D_______________ further stated that at that time that she was standing on her terrace & directly across the street & 3 floors above where the beating occurred”.
The witness also stated that she could see the face of our officer clearly & picked his face from a “photo spread”.
Investigation later determined that the witness could NOT have witnessed what she claimed that she had seen as there was a 8-story apartment house between the place where the incident happened & her balcony.
(Under questioning, she finally admitted that the “victim” was a friend of her stepsister’s & that if she claimed to have seen the incident that “I just know that I’ll be on television. & I might even get some money later when Paul wins his suit against th epolice.” - The witness was indicted, tried, convicted & sentenced to 46 months confinement in a federal correctional facility for Criminal Perjury.)
Ever since that time, I’ve taken all such claims with a POUND of salt.
They should be charged accordingly. A minimum of filing a false police report, maybe inciting to riot.