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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:24 PM
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South Carolina Cop Never Reported Killing 19-Year-Old


he family of 19-year-old Zachary Hammond wants a grand jury investigation into his death. According to Eric Bland, a lawyer representing the teen’s family, Hammond was shot twice in the back by a Seneca, South Carolina police officer. The officer mentioned nothing about killing the teen in a report filed the same day.

According to Seneca police chief John Covington, the unnamed police officer “feared for his life” when he shot the unarmed teenager in the parking lot of a Hardee’s restaurant on Sunday. Covington claims that Hammond drove his car directly toward the police officer, and was attempting to run him over.

There are several problems with that story. First, according to the family’s attorney, Hammond was shot twice in the back. According to Bland, who viewed photos taken by the coroner’s officer:

“It is clearly, clearly from the back. It is physically impossible for him to be trying to flee or run over the officer that shot him.”

dditionally, both bullet entry wounds are in almost the same location. The attorney told Greenville Online:

“The shots were so close in proximity to each other that it would be physically impossible unless the car was stopped and the officer came up very close to an open window. Picture a car going 20 miles an hour and I’m fortunate enough to get a shot off, and I hit you —there’s no way I can get the second shot if the car’s going 20 miles an hour.”

Covington’s own statements regarding what happened just don’t add up. Covington stated that the officer approached the teen with his gun already drawn. According to the police chief, the cop:

“had his hand on or very close to the car, possibly pushed off from the car.”

He also states that the officer shot Hammond point blank, through the open driver’s side window.

Those statements are not consistent with other statements made by Covington.

Greenville Online reports:

“The car, which was driven by the 19-year-old Seneca High School graduate, was turning toward the officer as if to run over him and the officer fired in self-defense, the chief said.”

During an interview with Fox Carolina, Covington said that the car was “speeding toward the officer.”

Even more unsettling, the officer who shot the teen never filed a report indicating that he had fired his weapon or killed someone, in self defense or otherwise. Covington appeared unconcerned, saying that the cop would file a report about it “at some point.”

That’s completely unacceptable. To realize that a cop who just killed a kid is being allowed to file a report about the shooting whenever he gets around to it is just completely unfathomable


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posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 12:59 AM
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originally posted by: PheonixReborn
a reply to: smurfy

Let me give you and your countrymen a suggestion.

Disarm your police but have specialist armed response units available.

Have a gun amnesty where all citizens can hand in their guns and get a payment for each one.

After the amnesty period anyone spotted with a gun is "dealt with" by the armed response units.

You are probably thinking this is pie in the sky thinking... but this actually happened in the UK after Dunblane.

We can make it work, why can't you?


Average response time in the US is 10 min for police.

Average response time for my .40 S&W 1,100 feet per second.

You britts can do whatever you like. But don't go trying to tell us American's what we should or shouldn't do. Unless you're willing to come across the pond again. Keep in mind how that turned out last time.



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 01:02 AM
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originally posted by: PheonixReborn
a reply to: Wide-Eyes

You're missing the point. No-one should be justifying any shooting.

Nobody, not the citizens, not the police, should have guns.

It works here in the UK. Why can't it work in the US?


How can you say gun control works if you still have to have an armed response unit in the UK?

So what your saying is only criminals and certain police should have guns?



posted on Aug, 4 2015 @ 05:25 PM
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originally posted by: PraetorianAZ

originally posted by: PheonixReborn
a reply to: Wide-Eyes

You're missing the point. No-one should be justifying any shooting.

Nobody, not the citizens, not the police, should have guns.

It works here in the UK. Why can't it work in the US?


How can you say gun control works if you still have to have an armed response unit in the UK?

So what your saying is only criminals and certain police should have guns?

Okay I'll try to explain this again as you seem to have difficulty in understanding. I'll do it step by step for you.

In the UK the police on the beat are not armed.

If a situation arises where one of the naughty people have managed to get their hands on a firearm and are using it then either the cops call it in or, more usually, a member of the public reports it to 999 (911 to you.)

At this point a special reserve armed unit is called out to deal with the situation. These units are not out on the street. They do not respond to any situation other than someone who is armed and committing a felony.

The only place you will see armed police in the UK is in airports.

If you need further clarification then I'm afraid this may be beyond me.



posted on Aug, 5 2015 @ 03:33 PM
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Who in their right mind is going to believe any statement those LEO's make at this point.
This is madness. I wonder what the death toll is to date this between gangs vs LEO and civilians so far this year.

I live in SOCAL
I'm afraid to go to 7/11 past 10pm... and there is no gang banging in my area and I'm not affiliated with any shady people, (just shady engineering companies( -_- ).
I fear a different kind of gangsters...
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posted on Aug, 6 2015 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: ScientificRailgun

In addition, that cop would have to be on par with an Olympic long jumper to be able to jump out of the way, pivot, extend his arm, cock and expertly shoot a target in a moving vehicle. All within a couple of seconds. Yeah, riiiite.



posted on Aug, 6 2015 @ 05:08 PM
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n Wednesday, Hammond’s family released the results of a private autopsy, which concluded that both bullets entered Hammond’s body from the back. According to the autopsy, the second bullet proved to be fatal, entering from the back of Hammond’s left side and passing through his chest, piercing his lungs and heart.


www.washingtonpost.com...



posted on Aug, 6 2015 @ 05:55 PM
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a reply to: alienjuggalo

Man when will this crap stop

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posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 09:12 PM
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SLED declines to release video amid new allegations in Seneca police shooting



State Law Enforcement Division agents Friday denied a formal request by The Post and Courier to release videos from a controversial police shooting in Seneca that spawned a federal civil rights probe.

The denial under the state’s open records act comes amid new allegations from a witness who said a Seneca officer placed something underneath the body of Zachary Hammond, 19, immediately after the shooting.


Sourc e- The Post and Courier

Sickening, plating evidence and on top of that lifted his hand to high five him as he laid there dead.
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posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 09:22 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

Wow.. Only one reason they wont release the video... If it shows what they say happened it would allready be out.



posted on Sep, 5 2015 @ 11:38 PM
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Ex-posting from here as it's also an update on this:

An ‘unarmed’ white teen was shot dead by police. His family asks: Where is the outrage?



More than a week after Hammond’s death, his family’s attorney says race is almost certainly playing a role in the disconcerting silence. Unlike the victims in the highest-profile police shootings over the past year — in cities from Ferguson and Cleveland to North Charleston and Cincinnati — Hammond was white.

“It’s sad, but I think the reason is, unfortunately, the media and our government officials have treated the death of an unarmed white teenager differently than they would have if this were a death of an unarmed black teen,” Bland told The Washington Post this week. “The hypocrisy that has been shown toward this is really disconcerting.”

WP
Now that All Lives Matters seems more established, wonder if they are going to focus on this under-reported police shooting victim from July? As just one of the many.



posted on Sep, 5 2015 @ 11:41 PM
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originally posted by: alienjuggalo
a reply to: dreamingawake

Wow.. Only one reason they wont release the video... If it shows what they say happened it would allready be out.



Exactly, looks like the status is still the same that the video won't be released. As mentioned in the above reply(ex-post) wondering about All Lives Matter. Wonder if they are going to focus on this case that is in dire need of help.
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posted on Sep, 5 2015 @ 11:49 PM
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Winning the drug war one body at a time, 10 grams..I wonder if these guys really think they are some kind of hero's.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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I made another thread with an update
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Senator is demanding release of the video.



posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 06:03 AM
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a reply to: alienjuggalo
The officer said he the suspect accelerated at him, and he had to push off of the suspects car to keep from being struck and run over.

The suspects father admits “I’m sure he was trying to flee the scene".

I wasn't there, but if thats legit... assaulting a peace officer with a deadly weapon...uh, yea, can get a person shot. Its been that way since like 10 minutes ago.



posted on Oct, 27 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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dashcam video has finally been released



Update thread
www.abovetopsecret.com...



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