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Tensions High in Houston After Police Forced to Shoot Armed Black Man Waving Gun

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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:03 PM
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A police shooting in Houston happened early Saturday.

A man was waving a gun around and apparently refused to put it down.

He pointed the gun at police, and that was that as they say.

"Officially", this was justified.

Lots of social media activity.


Tensions High in Houston After Police Forced to Shoot Armed Black Man Waving Gun


#PrayforHouston was trending on Twitter on Saturday after Houston police officers had to shoot an armed black man who pointed a gun at them. Alva Braziel died at the scene in Houston around 12:30 Saturday morning after officers fired what was reported as numerous shots at the man.

Fox 26 in Houston reported that police officers repeatedly asked Braziel to put down his weapon, but Braziel raised the gun to the sky, then he pointed his weapon at the officers. He was standing in the middle of the road in Sunnyside, a predominately black neighborhood in Houston.

The local ABC affiliate reported that a bystander, Eric Puckett told them, “It’s like we got a target on our back even if we innocent, it hurts. You don’t even want to walk outside your house no more. But to all the young black men and young black women out there, all black people do something positive.”


And, there is a horrible gaff from an official. Jesus.





posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I saw this earlier and just couldn't post...all this is becoming such a drain on me...on society.

There is already someone denying the victim did anything. I'm done.


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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:12 PM
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He put someone's life at risk and as a result lost his own. Case closed.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:18 PM
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originally posted by: sg1642
He put someone's life at risk and as a result lost his own. Case closed.


Is it... That simple eh?



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:25 PM
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originally posted by: boncho

originally posted by: sg1642
He put someone's life at risk and as a result lost his own. Case closed.


Is it... That simple eh?
yes. It is.

Would you rather he shot someone first? Would you rather he was tasered and the muscle contractions caused him to discharge the weapon?

All lives matter. That is true. But that includes members of the public (who don't deserve to die because of a man's poor trigger discipline as they walk by) and the people who are there to protect them. Those groups have as much right to live as the man who has died.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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Braziel was a felon and was not authorized to have a weapon. Since 2000, Braziel has faced more than a dozen criminal charges in Harris County – mostly drug possession cases but also burglary of a vehicle, resisting arrest and evading detention.

"As they're doing this, the suspect raises his weapon initially as to point it towards the air," Silva said. "After that, as the officers continue speaking, the suspect then points his weapon in the direction of the officers. The officers, in fear of their safety, discharged their duty weapons."

He was charged as a felon in possession of a weapon in 2004, but that case was dismissed.

www.chron.com...


The man lived a life of crime. Plus a felon and was not authorized to have a weapon.

Sorry for his wife pain.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:31 PM
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originally posted by: boncho

originally posted by: sg1642
He put someone's life at risk and as a result lost his own. Case closed.


Is it... That simple eh?


yes. he pointed towards the cop as in , intent to kill.

he died. and yes, we are all aware of you the videos similar to this where the purp doesn't get killed...
but that doesn't mean point your gun at a cop. its not a secret he was more likely to die than if he waved and pointed the gun at cops if he was white.

no one is refuting that, and he should not have been stupid enough to point at cops after recent attacks and tensions so high . good in the cops for exhausting their verbal commands before shooting.

and those cops DO have body cams. we shall see what the police' report version vs the footage.

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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:33 PM
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The young guy in the interview makes it sound like police are just driving around shooting people. Anyone pointing a firearm at the police is going to shot including other races. Maybe grasp that idea video guy.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:34 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
The young guy in the interview makes it sound like police are just driving around shooting people. Anyone pointing a firearm at the police is going to shot including other races.


do you want to see proof of otherwise? recent proof , as in this month...
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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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In America at the present time...it would not be prudent to start flailing your firearm around when the LEO's are under some very high tension. One damn spark here in the wrong vain can spark off a powder keg the likes of which most of us have never seen. Seriously.
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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:38 PM
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originally posted by: odzeandennz

originally posted by: roadgravel
The young guy in the interview makes it sound like police are just driving around shooting people. Anyone pointing a firearm at the police is going to shot including other races.


do you want to see proof of otherwise? recent proof , as in this month...


Random shooting versus during an attempt to arrest. No doubt some men have been shot who should not have been shot.

Does that mean BLM types can call for killing officers and those in agreement should?


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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:38 PM
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It's almost as if some blacks are asking to not be policed at all, no rule of law, just go around doing whatever they hell you want, like waving a gun in the middle of the street and pointing it at cops, and it should be allowed.

This is why BLM and crowds like that are a complete waste of time. They're just whiners who'll continue to whine. The government could attempt to makes changes, pass legislation, etc, but none of that matters to them. The next gang banging drug dealer to get shot by a cop and they'll be out protesting again.

They don't want equality. They want the laws to not apply to them and they'll continue their crying until that day comes.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
The young guy in the interview makes it sound like police are just driving around shooting people. Anyone pointing a firearm at the police is going to shot including other races. Maybe grasp that idea video guy.

Folks like that don't exist in our reality, they exist in their own little made-up universe where blacks should not be policed at all.

The general theme we're seeing is

a) ignore any individual/family accountability within the black community
b) lash out against any policing of any activity a black person is involved in, illegal or not
c) if you don't support their cause, you're a racist

This country is going to #.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:49 PM
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originally posted by: boncho

originally posted by: sg1642
He put someone's life at risk and as a result lost his own. Case closed.


Is it... That simple eh?


Yes if you are told to put a gun down and then point at police then case is closed. Is it not. Are the cops supposed to wait for someone to shoot first?



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:50 PM
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originally posted by: MysticPearl

originally posted by: roadgravel
The young guy in the interview makes it sound like police are just driving around shooting people. Anyone pointing a firearm at the police is going to shot including other races. Maybe grasp that idea video guy.

Folks like that don't exist in our reality, they exist in their own little made-up universe where blacks should not be policed at all.

The general theme we're seeing is

a) ignore any individual/family accountability within the black community
b) lash out against any policing of any activity a black person is involved in, illegal or not
c) if you don't support their cause, you're a racist

This country is going to #.


Not the country,
The people.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: sirlancelot

originally posted by: boncho

originally posted by: sg1642
He put someone's life at risk and as a result lost his own. Case closed.


Is it... That simple eh?


Yes if you are told to put a gun down and then point at police then case is closed. Is it not. Are the cops supposed to wait for someone to shoot first?


I live in an area that doesn't have incidents like this or plenty others that just appear like common occurrences in the US in this age. Maybe the problem is that it's case closed and no one is addressing why there are so many shootings and forced suicides. Im not talking about gun control either.

American society is sick, it needs help.
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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel

originally posted by: odzeandennz

originally posted by: roadgravel
Anyone pointing a firearm at the police is going to shot including other races.


do you want to see proof of otherwise? recent proof , as in this month...



Does that mean BLM types can call for killing officers and those in agreement should?


no..



I'm going to assume by this defensive reply you redact the statement of


Anyone pointing a firearm at the police is going to get shot including other races.



and those cops all have body can in Houston. let's wait and see. but that moron was obviously looking to die.
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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 03:59 PM
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Cut the BS !the guy had a gun in the middle of the road and wouldn't put it down .

What's he expect !



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: odzeandennz

I was implying that the police are not out looking to shoot black people or any other race. They have fears and make mistakes like most all people do in one way or another.

IMO, it not a war on blacks.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 04:03 PM
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originally posted by: RoadCourse

originally posted by: MysticPearl

originally posted by: roadgravel
The young guy in the interview makes it sound like police are just driving around shooting people. Anyone pointing a firearm at the police is going to shot including other races. Maybe grasp that idea video guy.

Folks like that don't exist in our reality, they exist in their own little made-up universe where blacks should not be policed at all.

The general theme we're seeing is

a) ignore any individual/family accountability within the black community
b) lash out against any policing of any activity a black person is involved in, illegal or not
c) if you don't support their cause, you're a racist

This country is going to #.


Not the country,
The people.

The people are the country.



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