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What A Difference A Dash Cam Video Makes. Remember Marcus Jeter?

Under the post about the killing of Keith Scott, I mentioned a case where the commands of officers did not match with what the suspect was doing.  I conducted searches here on the blog, as well as Google, because I thought I had written about the incident around late 2014 or early 2015.

I did find a comment posted in January 2015, so the case was discussed at some point on this blog, but it might have been in the comment section rather than an actual post.

So, here it is.

Before I go further, I want to say that this is not a general accusation that all members of law enforcement are dishonest.  Rather, this case is one of many that causes citizens to question the honesty of what officers say was happening when giving commands.  a

Or, as New Jersey Superior Court Judge Ronald Wigler stated when sentencing one of the officers in this case,

“The public has to have confidence in their police departments.” 

It was June 7, 2012.  Police responded to a domestic-related call at the Bloomfield, New Jersey home of Marcus Jeter.  Marcus’ girlfriend lived in the house, and it was his girlfriend’s sister who called 911 alleging that Marcus threw his girlfriend’s cell phone down a staircase during a verbal dispute.

No one was arrested. No charges were filed. Read the rest of this entry

The Killing of Keith Lamont Scott

Subtitled; How CharlotteMecklenburg Chief of Police Kerr Putney Has Messed Up.

The citizens of Charlotte, North Carolina, have no trust in Putney’s inconsistent representations.

There are times when it’s best to be quiet rather than exert one-side of a story to the public. Putney has shown that he accepts whatever his officers say and therefore, cannot be any part of an impartial investigation.

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Keith Lamont Scott

Keith Lamont Scott was killed on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  There are so many conflicting points of view and reports that they make the head spin.

On September 22, 2016, Keith’s family was shown dash cam video.  The attorney for the family stated that the video shows that Keith was walking with both arms at his side, and no gun present.   Police Chief Kerr Putney refused to release the dash cam video to the public.

Keith’s wife took cell phone video and released it to the public yesterday.  News sources and social media arm-chair sleuths gave their opinions on what the video shows.  There was lots of jumping to conclusions because the cell phone video shows an officer standing at the passenger side window of a truck.  Some analyzing that video said that the officer would have been able to see that Keith was holding a gun by standing at that window of Keith’s truck.

police-shootNow, we learn that the officer was not standing at Keith’s truck, but he was standing at a truck parked on the opposite side of the street from where Keith was parked.

On the cell phone video, we hear an officer shouting for Keith to put down the gun.  On the dash cam video, Keith comes out of his truck and walks backwards with both arms at his side.  His hands are holding nothing.

It has not yet been explained how a person sitting in a car is to drop a gun when putting it out of the window can lead to the same assumption that it is being pointed with intent to fire. Read the rest of this entry

Michael Dunn Trial – Day 4, Monday Feb. 10, 2014

I’ll be watching on http://new.livestream.com/wildabouttrial/events/2749073

and also following on Twitter.

HLN has reported trial testimony thus far.

On Saturday, an evidence technician testified there were nine bullet holes in the vehicle where Jordan was shot to death, three of them in the rear passenger side door where Jordan was seated.

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A Thank You To LLMPapa

gold cup award 3For about eight months now, LLMPapa has produced videos on the tragedy that happened to Trayvon Martin.  They range from profound videos addressing discovery material, to videos uplifting Trayvon Martin’s parents.  Some are peppered with humor, others with deep compassion, and others with investigative seriousness.

Averaging three minutes, LLMPapa’s videos get straight to the point, hitting the target, awakening viewers to truths.   LLMPapa does this without adding his opinion in voiceovers.  He meets that requirement taught in journalism classes to show; not tell.

Currently, there are 394 subscribers to his Youtube channel with over 230,000 views.  His Youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/llmpapa.

The following video is the first LLMPapa video that I watched.  It was embedded on TheJBMission blog.  I was immediately captivated.  In the second video below, LLMPapa uses George Zimmerman’s own words to support the previous video.

We here at Blackbutterfly7 salute you, LLMPapa.

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