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originally posted by: odzeandennz
a reply to: Gryphon66
there are several types of of monsters walking the streets, completely disregarding law and order and acting on emotions and testosterone ; both killer cop and 'protestors' fall under the same categories, different conviction, same reactions to actions. ..
originally posted by: Black_Fox
So if the gun only had the officers DNA, it wouldn't be that surprising.
Judge Wilson said he wasn’t convinced after “[a]gonizingly” going over the evidence. He argued that the gun was too large for Stockley to have successfully hidden it from the cameras, and, citing expert witnesses, that the lack of DNA evidence doesn’t mean Smith didn’t own the gun. And he said it would be strange if Smith didn’t have a gun, given that he was believed to be a drug dealer: “Finally, the Court observes, based on its nearly thirty years on the bench, that an urban heroin dealer not in possession of a firearm would be an anomaly.”
Yeah, because a cop that's carrying a throwaway weapon in a duffel bag doesn't know where the camera is in the police vehicle ...
Yeah, because you know, every Black drug dealer obviously owns a gun (and yet, doesn't touch it.)
Yeah, because the fact that the guy was an urban (read Black) drug dealer proves he deserved to be shot.
Again, why are these folks in St. Louis upset?
(ABCNEWS.com)-Smith had a 1-year-old daughter when he died. His family has not disclosed much about him. Court records show he had a criminal record that included convictions for unlawful possession of a firearm and drug distribution. At the time of the shooting, he was on probation for a theft charge related to a 2010 crime in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. In 2013, the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners reached a $900,000 settlement with Smith's family, ending a wrongful-death lawsuit filed on behalf of Smith's daughter.