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Sam Dubose Murderer Wore Confederate Logo Shirt

Not sure if this is relevant at all to the motivation of the Cop who murdered Sam Dubose – but a confederate logo T-Shirt, worn under the uniform of Officer Tensing has been introduced into evidence.

The reason is, a lot of Northern white folks don’t understand the symbology. Second, it is a T-Shirt that could be purchased even today, probably in any (Non-Park) gift shop along the Parkway through the Mountains. The Park Gift Shops tend to focus on the natural beauty and wildlife (and it is gorgeous!). Welcome to the South. There is a steady market for “confederate wear”.

So…I’m not sure if the shirt identifies the officer as anything…But a tourist.

Cop Who Killed Sam DuBose Was Wearing A Confederate Flag Shirt

The shirt, which the officer wore under his uniform, was entered as evidence in the cop’s trial on Friday.

New details in the case of Sam DuBose reveal that the former University of Cincinnati police officer accused of killing him was wearing a T-shirt depicting a Confederate flag under his uniform at the time of the shooting.

The shirt was presented as evidence in the murder trial against Ray Tensing on Friday, according to USA Today. Along with the Confederate flag, Tensing’s shirt read “Great Smoky Mountains, 1934.”

The ex-cop’s family members, as well as others in the courtroom, were reportedly surprised by the evidence, Cincinnati.com reports. Ohio Senator Cecil Thomas (D-OH), who was in the courtroom while it was being presented as evidence, told the site that the shirt “speaks to Tensing’s mindset.”

“The flag is contrary to everything the African-American community represents,” Thomas told Cincinnati.com. “Every officer is representing the community… He had to wake up, make the conscious decision to put it on as part of his uniform. He had to recognize in his own mind what he was wearing.”

Tensing, who is white, pulled the 43-year-old over near the college’s campus on July 19, 2015 for not having a front license plate. After DuBose, who is black, failed to produce a license, the then-cop told him to step out of the car. When DuBose refused, Tensing reached in the unarmed man’s car and fatally shot him in the head.

The former officer claimed that he fired his gun because DuBose was dragging him with his car and almost ran him over. The body camera footage, however, shows that wasn’t the case.

During a press conference after Tensing was charged, Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters said that Tensing “purposefully killed” DuBose and called the incident “the most asinine act I’ve ever seen a police officer make.” During Friday’s trial, a use-of-force expert testified on behalf of the prosecution that DuBose didn’t present a threat to Tensing at the time of the shooting, according to the Associated Press.

Tensing is being charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter in the death of DuBose.

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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Cincinnati — Police Officer Indicted in Killing of Samuel DuBose

The funeral for Samuel Dubose at the Church of the Living God in Cincinnati on Tuesday.

University of Cincinnati police officer who shot man during traffic stop charged with murder

A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a charge of murder for fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop earlier this month.

“It was so unnecessary for this to occur,” Joe Deters, the Hamilton County prosecutor, said at a news conference Wednesday.

Sam Dubose, 43, was shot and killed during a July 19 traffic stop by Officer Ray Tensing. The officer initially said he was dragged by Dubose’s car, leading to the shooting. Deters said that Dubose “was subdued,” adding that Tensing had his license plate number.

“This office has probably reviewed upwards of hundreds of police shootings, and this is the first time that we’ve thought this is without question a murder,” he said.

While a university police report stated that Tensing said he had been dragged by the car before shooting, Deters said that the officer not dragged. Rather, Tensing fell backwards after shooting Dubose in the head, Deters said.

Deters called the situation “a pretty chicken-crap stop” and a “senseless, asinine” shooting. He also said that if Dubose began to leave, the officer should have just let him go rather than shoot him in the head. An arrest warrant had been issued for Tensing, the prosecutor said.

“I’m treating him like a murderer,” he said. “They’re out to get him.”…

Just released Body Cam video shows officer shooting DuBose as he pulls away in his car.

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2015 in Domestic terrorism

 

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