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by Soccerdad1995
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: CA: Police shoot and kill unarmed man in his grandmother’s backyard
Replies: 18
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Re: CA: Police shoot and kill unarmed man in his grandmother’s backyard

philip964 wrote:https://www.yahoo.com/news/unarmed-blac ... 06486.html

Police mistook cell phone in his hand for a gun.

At first sounds pretty bad for police what with him in his backyard and everything.

Press of course trying to make a lot from it, since there may be a racial difference between the police and the dead man.

However, at night. And if you watch the video, man is no angel. Most of us don’t spend our evenings breaking car windows in our neighborhood, and running through backyards, jumping fences.

Watch the video, cool how it shows the people bright white. Wish the helicopter didn’t circle around.

Hope the officers are not charged.
I hope the officers are not guilty of a crime. But if they are guilty, then I hope they ARE charged, found guilty and punished appropriately. I'm assuming this is what you mean by the last statement of your post.

Killed in his own back yard sounds bad, but as I mentioned in a recent post, I "shot" a man with a cell phone during a use of force simulation I recently did while in Vegas. It is tough to distinguish exactly what is in someone's hands in the dark. Going forward, I think I would avoid having anything in my hands when confronted by police, and would just drop whatever I did have. A broken cell phone is the least of your worries in this type of situation.

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