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    Post  sinister_midget on Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:13 pm

    Video of the "unarmed" black man who was shot yesterday by racist cops who claim he was pointing a gun at people.



    Claims are it wasn't a gun. Maybe it wasn't. But it looks like one. And it fooled some of the people who had it pointed at them enough that they called 911 about it.


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    Post  sinister_midget on Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:27 pm

    Metal object in fatal police shooting was a welding torch

    Witnesses who called New York City police to report that a man was menacing people with a gun before police killed him were terrified but also uncertain whether the object the man had really was a gun, 911 transcripts released Friday show.

    One caller Wednesday said, “He’s pointing a silver thing in a lady’s face.”

    When the dispatcher asked if it was a gun, the caller said, “I don’t know if it’s a gun, ma’am. It seems like a gun. It’s silver.”

    Police said the metal object Saheed Vassell was pointing at people was actually the head of a welding torch.

    Officers responding to the 911 calls fired 10 shots at the 34-year-old Vassell, killing him.

    The shooting sparked two nights of protests by people who said police should have known Vassell suffered from mental illness.

    How?

    You're not supposed to assume somebody's gender no matter whether they look like one or the other sex. But you are supposed to assume somebody's nuts because they're waving around, in a threatening manner, something that looks like a weapon.

    The police department has released surveillance videos and 911 transcripts to back up the department’s position that the officers who responded to the 911 calls had reason to believe Vassell posed a deadly threat.

    The video clips show Vassell thrusting an object that looks like a gun into the faces of several people, including a woman holding the hand of a child.

    In one of the three 911 calls released Friday, the caller says, “He looks like he is crazy, but he’s pointing something at people that looks like a gun and he’s like popping it like he’s pulling the trigger.”

    Another caller says, “Oh my God!” and screams.

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said his office will investigate Vassell’s death.

    The police will be found guilty. And there will be one more reason why police fail to do their jobs.


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