posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 10:54 AM
I just saw this, too, and was about to post the story.
From the video, it clearly looks like the man is actually walking away from the police they open fire. There *could* have been an officer
behind the tree, but i doubt the 5-6 officers would open fire and risk a fellow officer being in a cross fire, so i doubt there was a cop there.
Regardless if he was belligerent, they shot him as he was walking away.
Notice, also, the sheriff trying to justify the shooting by saying the man had a "history" of incidences with law enforcement. WTF does that give
5-6 police the right to open fire on a man who is walking away just because he's might be a troublemaker??? That is NO justification for shooting
him just because "we've dealt with him before."
And it's not because there was any immediate danger. Such a SICK rationale of "Oh, he was a troublemaker," as if that makes it OK and justified to
Granted, a person can quickly turn into an immediate threat, as the story suggests, but that is NO reason for hi to be shot 46
times. So what if he was loud and yelling, there has to be a better way for 5-6 Trained LEO to deal with a man than firing 46 shots at
Wrap your head around that: 46.
This is sick, disgusting, and shows, once again, how screwed up and twisted our police have become.
Now, a man is dead and the only thing going on is an "investigation."