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Hands Up! Shot…Again

01 Sep

This one in San Antonio, and the victim appears to be a white man. While conservative racists don’t want to admit it, BlackLivesMatter might also save them.

Police in San Antonio fatally shot man with hands up, unaware they were being filmed

This past Friday, after a domestic dispute, police were called to a San Antonio home. When they arrived there, the police claim they confronted the man who was involved in the dispute, but that he resisted arrest.

We have no idea if this really happened, but what we do see is that same man, in his own front yard, peacefully surrendering to police with his hands up in the air. This much is a fact. From all indications, he appears to be unarmed, motionless, and nonviolent when, suddenly, he is shot and killed by county police.

That normally would’ve been case closed. The police would’ve told us that this man rushed them, or went for their gun, or something else, but a young black college student who heard the disturbance decided he had to film it.

“I was watching and wondering, what was going on, but I couldn’t figure it out. I was like, with the things going on in the world, like different type of shootings with cops and different things like that, so I was like, ‘Well, maybe I can catch something with my camera,'” Thomas said.
The video shows the deputies follow the man to the edge of the driveway.

“He kind of just put his hands in the air. After he put his hands in the air, they shot him,” Thomas said.

In other words, this man was executed. The video below, which stops the second before the actual shooting, is worth watching to give you the visual context for what happened.
In another report, released before police knew the video existed, they claimed the man had a knife. If he did, it’s hard to see it in this video and their early account doesn’t really match what we see below.

These officers need to be fired and prosecuted immediately.

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2015 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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3 responses to “Hands Up! Shot…Again

  1. Ask Cara

    September 1, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Unacceptable… disgusting. I’m so sick of this! These trigger happy cops.

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    • btx3

      September 1, 2015 at 5:04 PM

      Well now that it was a white, apparently middle aged guy getting shot – maybe some folks will wake up.

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      • Ask Cara

        September 1, 2015 at 5:05 PM

        I’m not holding my breath.

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