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When the two officers arrived, one of them banged on the door and announced themselves as Phoenix Police officers.
Moments later, the man, identified as Ryan Whitaker, opens the door, takes a quick step outside while holding a handgun behind his back. The officers shout out for him to get on the ground, which he does.
Whitaker appears to be in the process of raising his hands when one officer opens fire, shooting in Whitaker's direction three times -- hitting him twice.
Whitaker was pronounced dead at the scene. He did not open fire and no one else at the scene was hurt.
The officer said it looked like Whitaker was reaching for his gun and he feared for their safety.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: matafuchs
His white privilege allowed him to be stupid and answer the door with a handgun when it was the cops who were knocking.
You could paint black people yellow, white people black, change the name of the country to Ameristan, and completely change the history and culture. You'd still get a similar result,