July 21, 2016
Watch this clip.
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) July 21, 2016
I wish that cops were really a bunch of racist Nazis shooting Black people just because they hate their skin.
Just because it’s funny.
Authorities in Florida said a police officer shot and wounded an autistic man’s caretaker following reports of a man threatening to shoot himself.
According to The Miami Herald, North Miami Assistant Police Chief Neal Cuevas said that officers responded to the scene Monday to find 47-year-old Charles Kinsey, a therapist who works with people with disabilities.
WSVN-TV reported that Kinsey, who is black, was trying to get his 27-year-old patient back to a facility from where he wandered.
Cuevas said police ordered Kinsey and the patient, who was sitting the street playing with a toy truck, to lie on the ground. Kinsey complies with the order and puts his hands up while trying to get his patient to follow him. An officer then fired three times, striking Kinsey in the leg, Cuevas said. No weapon was found.
Kinsey’s attorney, Hilton Napoleon, provided a cellphone video to the Herald on Wednesday taken moments before the shooting. It shows Kinsey lying in the middle of the street with his hands up, asking the officers not to shoot him, while the autistic man sits next to him, yelling at him to “shut up.”
“Sir, there’s no need for firearms,” Kinsey said he told police before he was shot, according to the station. “It was so surprising. It was like a mosquito bite.”
This narrative will collapse like they all do.
The shooting wasn’t on the video, for some reason.
Almost seems purposeful, no?
He says he asked the cop why he shot him and the cop replied “I don’t know.”
Even if that is the truth, it doesn’t fit the “racist cop” narrative – the officer would have just been on edge, making a wrong move.
But more than likely, he was reaching for something.