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Another Brown Man Murder By Cop in Charlotte

Hispanic man call Police for help. They kill him standing on a porch with his hands up.

New bodycam footage shows Latino man had hands up when NC police fatally shot him

In early September, members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department shot and killed a man named Rueben Galindo. Now, body camera footage shows that the man had his hands up when an officer took his fatal shot.

According to local alternative weekly Creative Loafing, CMPD claims Galindo called 911 on himself on September 6 to tell them (through a Spanish interpreter) that he had a gun, though he did not elaborate.

As they approached, officers told him in Spanish to raise his hands. He complied, and then two officers — Courtney Suggs and David Guerra — fired. It appears that Guerra’s shot was the one that killed Galindo.

Both Guerra and Suggs are on leave, according to local TV station WSOC-TV.

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2017 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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Hands Up! Shot…Again

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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