Video shows Dallas Police Lied About Shooting Unarmed Mentally Ill Man

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  1. dawg

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    How long will the citizens of this great country put up with out of control corrupt cops? I feel like we are coming to a boiling point. and the saddest thing is that not one fucking cop gives a shit.

    description reads; Surveillance video showing a Dallas police officer shooting a mentally ill man standing still about 20 feet away contradicts the assertion of an officer that the man threatened his safety by lunging at him with a knife.


    Bobby Gerald Bennett remains hospitalized after being shot in the stomach Monday. The officer who shot him, Cardan Spencer, is on indefinite administrative leave pending a criminal investigation after a neighbor released surveillance video that captured the incident.

    Bennett was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a public servant, but Police Chief David Brown announced Friday that the charge would be dropped.

    Bennett's mother, Joyce Jackson, said in an interview Friday that her 52-year-old son has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and that he was off his medication at the time of the shooting. Jackson said she was arguing with Bennett when she called the police. She was told that officers who have been trained in dealing with the mentally ill would arrive to assist her.

    The officers arrived outside her southeast Dallas home around noon to find Bennett sitting on a chair in the street holding a knife. At this point, accounts of the incident differ.

    Spencer wrote in a police report that Bennett refused to drop the knife and moved toward him and another officer "in a threatening manner." Spencer says that's when he fired at Bennett four times from about 20 feet away, wounding him.

    The video tells a different story. Although the police report says Bennett "lunged" at the officers with a knife, in the video he stands up from the chair but then doesn't appear to move at all until the gun is fired and he crumples to the ground.

    The surveillance video doesn't include audio, and Spencer wrote in his report that Bennett yelled at them, "You all are gonna need more officers than this!" But it doesn't show that the incident "escalated, which led an officer to fire his weapon upon the individual," as police spokesman Warren Mitchell said in a statement a few hours after the shooting.
    [video=youtube;soD2BOln9yg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soD2BOln9yg#t=28[/video]
     
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    These fucking psychotic criminal cops just gunned down a sick man for no reason! Where is the justice?
     
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    They'll go to trial, get a jury of active duty cops, and get off.
     
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    Of course they will. Cops are above the law. We all know and knew that.
     
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    you see the story bout those 2 cops that allegedly abducted a girl, raped her, and threw her out of the squad car?
     
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    No, but the stories come out every single day. Yet, not in one case does a cop go to jail. why is that?
     
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    Law enforcement has become a militarized strong arm of government. And what's the real bitch is, we pay them. I'm not saying there are no good cops, but this type of "enforcement" is becoming the norm.
     
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    Agreed. No one here is saying that we do not have good men and women as cops. Lets just get some justice and weed out the criminals and sociopaths.
     
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    Another thread bashing police? :facepalm:
     
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    [video=youtube;KqMgG_FI2gI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqMgG_FI2gI[/video]
    Talking didn't seem to work too well here. But thankfully they didn't deny him his rights first. That would be terrible.

    [video=youtube;9igSoJHEdUo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9igSoJHEdUo[/video]
    The typical training is not to allow a knife armed attacker too close to you. It's a very deadly weapon. Someone crazy enough to sit in a chair in the street with a knife might just be high on something that allows him to carry forward and stab you in the eye socket after your first round or two.
    How sure is a responding officer about what the intentions of a knife wielder really is? Did they get a look at his medical records first to know he was "sick"? (aka deranged) and not just a mean sonofabitch who wants to kill somebody that day?

    [video=youtube;O5zpLUh7Bp0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5zpLUh7Bp0[/video]

    Police officers like to go home alive at night too. Seems like this could be avoided if the assailant simply dropped the knife. They're not there to take shit or risk death from people with authority issues. Pull a knife on me and stand up and I will shoot you too if you don't drop it pretty darn quick.

    Seems to me one could make the argument that the perspective effect of the chair moving backwards could, in such an intense moment, give the impression of an assailant moving forward. Or, they didn't want to be armchair second-guessed and lied.
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    So you dont mind that the video shows two cops gunning down a sick man for no reason? are you like a Obama worshiper where the cops can do no wrong in your eyes? Did you even take a moment to read the story or watch the video? I suspect not.
     
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    Jackie Puppet: "Weeeeeeeed!!!"
     
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    You can post this shit all day long it still does not make it ok to gun down a man for no reason. The cops didnt even take a moment to see if anything else could be done. they shot first and asked questions later. Take these videos and shove them up your ass.
     
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    sad story, they shoot first, poor training all around
     
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    Intense moment? fucker moved backwards and then stood up and did nothing. if these cops can't handle ill people with knives without killing them then they need to be fucking mall cops.

    So if you walking down the street, a dude is sitting in a chair with a knife, you say, he what you doing, he stands up, you are going to murder him?

    Fucking pussy. This is why you have guns, you're a pussy with a little dick.
     
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    whats this have to do with the show shit face?
     
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    Republicans created a police state bro. You think they are going to give it up? You are wasting your breath.
     
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    :lol:
     
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