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Sunday, January 25, 2015
The Muskogee, Oklahoma Shooting.
So watched the video and there are a couple of things that one has to look at:
First mistake here is the turn to run. Apparently whatever the reason the officer was called for included something that had him believe he could handcuff someone. Understand that once you decide that you're going resist and run, you are considered a threat to the life of not only the officer but to the public at large.
Now if the officer had intended to simply shoot this person in the back (just because he's black right?) he had plenty of opportunities to do so.
The Pick Up:
Ohh mistake number 3. Anyone with a clue would know that if you resist arrest while being handcuffs, then run, drop something that cannot be clearly identified, stop to grab it while facing the direction of the officer you should EXPECT that officer to believe that is a gun. Why not? Why are you running for in the first place?
The shot. Now if you are of the opinion that a police officer should be shot at before shooting at a running suspect who dropped and picked up something while running away (who you previously attempted to handcuff in a rather nice (for a police officer) manner) then I'm sure you're upset by now.
If however you value your life and think that if you were in a similar situation you would deal with that potential threat to your life first, then this entire event is only disturbing in the fact that[yet another] black man has lost his life after making very questionable choices in dealing with an armed person.
You'll also notice that the shots occured when the suspect was still, not when he was running. The suspect had the option to lay down on the ground. He could have put his hands up (though his cuffing at that point would have been unlikely to be as "kind" as the last attempt).
And of course, the "thing" he was picking up turned out to be a gun. One in the chamber.
The gun is found and thrown into grass.
Gun is recovered.
You want body cams. There you go. Don't be mad when they don't show what you want them to.
Did Terence Walker really point his gun at the officer as the
alleges here? http://t.co/6Zqb2jEwsb It's not on
the 9 min video?