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CCTV video released from Baton Rouge police ambush on 17JUL2016

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posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 10:31 AM
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On-scene video has been released in the last day or so, regarding the investigation of the ambush of law enforcement in July 2016 in Baton Rouge, LA. CCTV video is about 13 minutes long, and I've included another video that was produced using the overhead map of the incident location, that shows the movement of all parties involved.

The video does not show the fatal gun battle between the shooter and fallen officers, but does (briefly) show the shooter's last engagement with arriving tactical units. The video was put together from multiple camera locations covering the business area. I thought this might help those who questioned the ability of the shooter to be able to move around in the area understand how he was able to do so.

Viewer discretion advised, etc. Though there's not too much in the way of gore-porn to be seen.

Article with CCTV footage

Second link is the overhead map showing movement. Be aware this video includes radio traffic between law enforcement, and does include radio traffic from the fallen officers as they were engaged by the shooter.




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posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6
And people were trying to rationalize this as anything but a terrorist attack. It was terrorism, pure and simple! Thanks for the update.



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 11:54 AM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

Really the most perplexing part about it for me was people insisting there had to be multiple assailants because there was "no way" a single person could've moved around "that much."

Even after being given a scale for how big the entire area was (hint: not that big), some folks still insisted it couldn't have been one guy.



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6
Just proves the proclamation that yes, one man can make quite a difference in the word, for better of for worse. I never bought into that narrative myself. It did not fit the bill for other attacks where that scenario could have been possible. Usually when somebody goes after the Law in this fashion, they are doing it on their own because its a losing battle every time.



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 04:32 PM
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I might get blasted for this, but its my opinion judging by the videos and information from the links..

In the video 3 police officers are walking up the side alley of the shop.. none of them are watching their 6 (back side), which is a major flaw as a squad, especially in the field when reports tell of a man with a rifle.

The shooter is then allowed to get an advantage from their backside, and shoot two of the 3 officers, "element of surprise".

If the backside was being watched (which it should of been, there is no need for 3 of them to be facing-non-vigilantly the same direction) the shooter would never of gotten such clean shots at their backside.

By the looks of the officers monitoring the building, they seem unprepared and not taking the situation very seriously. That cost them their lives.

The shooter seems well trained, smart and has his own strategy. And it worked prior to all the backup showing up, but he even stated he knew what he was getting himself into.

My point of this, our police officers are suppose to be well trained, vigilant and skilled for the very dangerous work they do in their field to keep us all safe, including themselves.

What is seen in the CCTV videos is not strategic, vigilant nor ready for a serious confrontation.

RIP to the 3 brave men, I only wish they were better prepared for this battle as they could still be with us


Never heard of this incident either, thanks for sharing OP.

If I'm not seeing what I believe I am in these videos, I apologize for my poor analysis and mistake in doing so (officers not guarding their backside allowing shooter a clean advantage from behind).
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posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 05:10 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Looks like the suspect might have some type of formal training by the way he moved.


a reply to: Elementalist
Easier said than done, especially when you dont know where shots are coming from. Add in members of different agencies who, chances are, dont have the same type of training or procedures.

Dont get me wrong I understand what you are saying and agree to an extent. I am just saying easier said than done. Like firearms training, tactics, when not used or practiced, can deteriorate. You will have officers go their entire careers without ever drawing their weapon.
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posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 08:42 AM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

The shooter was in the Marine Corps for just shy of five years and went to Iraq once, maybe twice. Also was on multiple prescription drugs and had been diagnosed with some sort of depression I think.



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 09:13 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

I guess if I completely read the article you linked I would have seen the info.

My bad / apologies.



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