June 28, 2018
See, my thing is, if you don’t want to get shot, you shouldn’t be doing drive-bys.
I know that’s old fashioned, and more modern progressives believe that black people have a right to do drive-bys, and that police shouldn’t do anything to stop it.
Or I guess that’s what they think.
I honestly don’t know.
This is nuts.
The East Pittsburgh Police officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. on June 19 has been charged with criminal homicide. According to court records, East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld was formally charged Wednesday morning.
In a criminal complaint filed in the case, detectives cite witnesses who said Rose clearly had nothing in his hands when he was shot, contradicting what Rosfeld initially told investigators.
Rose’s family stood by, crying and wearing shirts that read “Justice for Antwon,” as their attorneys spoke at a press conference Wednesday. Attorney Lee Merritt said the family is “cautiously optimistic” about the charge being filed, but said “criminal charges alone are going to be insufficient.”
They gon hava lynch dat cragga.
“We are in it for the long haul, to see this process through to conviction,” Merritt said.
Rosfeld was conducting a traffic stop of the vehicle Rose was riding in, which police said fit the description of one used in a drive-by shooting that night. He told investigators he had ordered the driver out of the car, and down on the ground, when Rose got out of the vehicle.
According to Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala, Jr., Rose can be seen on witness video showing his hands before fleeing. No weapon was found on his person.
He had a clip on his person – which is a part of a weapon – but had left the gun in the car, presumably having thrown it on the floor under the seat when they got pulled over and forgot about the extra clip.
My god, this is so insane.
Rosfeld first told investigators that Rose “turned his hand toward” Rosfeld, who “saw something dark that he perceived as a gun,” detectives wrote in the complaint. But when asked to repeat his version of events, Rosfeld’s story changed, detectives wrote.
“During that rendition, Rosfeld told the detectives that he did not see a gun when the passenger emerged and ran. When confronted with this inconsistency, Rosfeld stated he saw something in the passenger’s hand but was not sure what it was,” detectives wrote in the complaint. “In addition, Officer Rosfeld stated that he was not certain if the individual who had his arm pointed at him was still pointing at him when he fired the shots.”
Rosfeld opened fire, striking Rose three times from behind. Rose died from his injuries.
You do drive-bys, and there is a very good chance you are going to end up with a problem.
That is the way things go. It’s just the facts of life.
Expecting a cop to risk his own life in such an extreme way, when he knows these people did have guns – they DID HAVE GUNS IN THE CAR – and knows they just committed a drive-by shooting is simply unfathomable.
They are now admitting that a person in the car with them committed the drive-by shooting.
Zaijuan Hester, 17, another passenger in the vehicle, fled and remained at large for a week. He was later located and arrested on June 26. He will face charges in connection to the North Braddock shooting. Video shows the person who fired shots from the car in North Braddock was in the backseat and wearing a dark tee-shirt, which Hester was wearing, Zappala said. Rose was riding in the front passenger seat and wearing a white tee-shirt, he said.
Other evidence indicates Hester was the gunman, he said.
Rose was not involved in the North Braddock shooting other than being in the car, Zappala said.
“By all accounts Mr. Rose never did anything in furtherance of any crimes in North Braddock,” Zappala said.
Hester was charged as an adult with aggravated assault, possession of firearm by a minor, receiving stolen property, persons not to possess firearms, and criminal attempt.
Zappala said said two weapons, both stolen, were found in the car, one of which was used in the North Braddock shooting and another that was linked to three or four other crimes, Zappala said. Rose had an empty clip in his pocket, Zappala said.
You know, I would have thought it was illegal to be in a car with someone while they commit a drive-by shooting.
And AGAIN – Antwon had a CLIP in his pocket.
WHO CARRIES AROUND AN EMPTY CLIP??? FOR WHAT REASON???
Where exactly is the evidence that he wasn’t shooting? How could evidence to that effect even exist?
Also: what difference does it make? The cop didn’t know who did the shooting, he just knew he was dealing with a car full of niggers that just did a drive-by!
This was a very fast situation. You have people who you know just committed a shooting moving very fast.
Charging the cop with any crime in a situation like that is just completely beyond belief.
Except it isn’t.
Because they charged Darren Wilson for murder for shooting a massive black man who had just robbed a liquor store and was strangling him to death.
What they are doing is this:
- Creating a situation where cops will simply avoid any interaction with blacks at all, allowing them to do whatever they want (this is called “the Ferguson Effect,” responsible for a massive rise in murder across the country)
- Making it so only very low-level people have any interest at all in becoming cops, given that they are being asked to risk their lives and might be charged with murder for doing their job
It is just… it’s just too much to even process how this is the reality that we live in.