TX - Officer fatally shoots unarmed man - San Antonio

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  1. bluesneakers

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    SAPD: Officer 'feared for his life' when he fatally shot unarmed man

    Man wanted on two felony warrants, shot dead by police, was unarmed
    His wife watched shooting from car

    Last year the city approved spending $3million for body cameras that are supposed to start being deployed this year.
     
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  3. ScarlettScarpetta

    ScarlettScarpetta When the going gets tough, drink coffee

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    When the cop says "let me see your hands" You do. THE END.

    This was a guy with warrants for felonies and the police have every right to believe he was dangerous.

    I am sorry that he did not comply. Other wise he may still be alive.
     
  4. bluesneakers

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    San Antonio police probe fatal shooting of unarmed black man by officer

     
  5. bluesneakers

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    Except the officer didn't give him a chance. He simply turned around and was shot dead.
     
  6. SpriteGal

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    I wonder what the felony warrants were for.
     
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    Fwiw, my first question is why didn't the undercover cops approach AS? Have serious concerns about the story so far. It looks good and should/might prevent any protesting, but is it true?

    Need to see the warrants and proof undercover officers were in fact following him. What was the need to approach AS at that particular moment and why a uniformed cop? What was going to make the difference?

    'Feared for my life' has been overused across the country imo - LE needed something better to justify all the shootings that take place. Let's see how often this gets used in the future.
     
  8. ScarlettScarpetta

    ScarlettScarpetta When the going gets tough, drink coffee

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    IT does not matter to me. That is a threatening gesture. When the police ask you to put your hands up you do. Then no one gets shot and no one gets away.
     
  9. LonghornSpeakEasy

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    My guess would be so that it would be obvious it was LE that was stopping him. I've seen it argued in other situations (sorry, can't think of specific names) that the person didn't comply because they didn't know they were being confronted by LE when the officer was undercover and not in uniform. JUST A POSSIBILITY
     
  10. bluesneakers

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    I would like to hear the tape. If the officer said something to AS wouldn't he expect him to turn around? Then the second he does he's shot and killed. Unarmed. For turning around to look at the person who is speaking to him. Even the police chief said it was immediate.

    Feared for his life because a man holding a cell phone looked at him. I'm so tired of this excuse.
     
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    I would like to hear the tape too. Two different situations:

    1. "STOP! DON'T MOVE! PUT YOUR HANDS UP! TURN AROUND SLOWLY!"

    or

    2. "hey, sir. Can you stop? I need to talk to you."
     
  12. popsicle

    popsicle faith hope love

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    I have never seen them order the suspect to turn around. It is always something like hands up, now slowly back up, back up, back up... now get down on your knees etc. jmo
     
  13. bluesneakers

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    "Let me see your hands."

    I think it's understandable AS would turn around to show the officer his hands. The officer didn't say "Hands in the air" or "Hands on your head" nor did he say "Drop your weapon."

    And then the officer didn't even look at his hands, he just shot and killed him immediately.
     
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    "Let me see your hands."
     
  15. KaaBoom

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    Disobeying a police officers orders is not a capital offense under the law, and we don’t even know that is what he was doing. But of course you don’t care. Because you are going to side with the police officer no matter what the evidence is.

    Also, doing what a cop tells you to do, does not necessarily prevent you from getting shot.

    [video=youtube;dUyDY9YBiDQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUyDY9YBiDQ[/video]
     
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    Drugs of course. The war on drugs kills. Not the drugs themselves, but the cops fighting the “war” do kill.
     
  17. SpriteGal

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    you have link to this?
     
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    Texas tabloid threatens to publish all local cops' addresses
     
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    From above link, a quote from editor in chief of San Antonio Observer:
    " "Like Ku Klux Klansmen with hoods, (officers) do everything they can in order to protect their identities for fear of being brought to justice," said Zarriello. "Just as the names and addresses of sex offenders are publicized in order to protect the public from their wicked behavior, we feel that our community has the right to the exact same level of protection." "

    Not sure why editor thinks these ^ are apt comparisons.

    KKK members? They try to prevent their IDs from ever being made public, whereas after a shooting, the officer's name will be made public, just not immediately.
    Sex offenders? Yes, after arrests, IDs are made public; after conviction, SO may be required to register on publicly avail database.
    Not the same as LEOs, imo.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/antroine-scott-shooting-san-antonio-tabloid-publish-all-cops-addresses/ (same as ^, Feb 7)
     
  21. KaaBoom

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    Why should LEOs be treated any different then any other person? If other peoples names are released immediately, why shouldn’t cops names be released immediately too?

    Also I don’t agree that the names of LEOs are always released at a later time. Here is a story about a guy who can’t even find out the name of a cop who shot him three years ago.

    South Carolina Law Enforcement Officials Refuse to Release Name of Deputy Who Shot Man in 2012
     

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