California police kill double amputee who was fleeing: ‘Scared for his life’ | US policing



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The Huntington Park department does not use body cameras.

Case closed - the cops were justified in shooting him because the cops say they were justified in shooting him.

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A bystander caught it on video for the NY Post.

How many helpless people are the California cops going to murder before the state and city governments reign in their rapid dogs? This is far from the first time this has happened. It's not rocket science: require body cams that the rabid dogs cannot circumvent, and take control of investigations of officer shootings away from the police departments. These guys know that it won't be their BFFs investigating their murders anymore, maybe they'll think before shooting.

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Theres a cell phone video taken by a bystander floating around and it’s about what you’d expect. The guy has a butcher Knife which he had just randomly stabbed someone with. Clearly shot in the back, though.

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No, they did an internal investigation of themselves first and determined they didn’t do anything wrong.

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The department claimed that officers attempted to detain him, alleging he ignored commands and “threatened to advance or throw the knife at the officers”, although the limited witness footage did not capture this. The department further said that officers “deployed two separate Tasers in an attempt to subdue the suspect”, but when “the Tasers were ineffective”, they shot him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The LA sheriff’s department, which is investigating the killing, said in an initial statement that Lowe attempted to “throw the knife at the officers”, but a spokesperson later told the LA Times that Lowe “did not throw the knife ultimately, but he made the motion multiple times over his head like he was going to throw the knife”. The spokesperson also said that two officers had fired roughly 10 rounds at Lowe, who was hit in the torso. The Huntington Park department does not use body cameras.

Emphasis mine. No bodycam footage means you can't trust the police narrative.

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They fired ten rounds…

There’s no doubt in my mind that they wanted him dead.

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Disgusting. Cops in other countries deal with knives by physically disarming people. Zero need for more weapons to get involved.

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Hit in the torso? He was 90% torso. If this was a citizen on citizen shooting they’d be in jail for murder, even if he threw 10 knives at them

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I‘m actually surprised that there aren’t more deaf people just absolutely getting massacred every day by the police for “not listening to commands“ and “threatening gestures“

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You can never trust the police narrative.

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Emphasis mine. No bodycam footage means you can't trust the police narrative.

Not only does it mean you can't trust the narrative, it means you should assume they are actively lying.

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Never trust their narrative. Cops only protect capital can other cops. Never trust a cop.

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1312. Cops aren’t black/white/etc. they are cops, and they see us less than them.

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Ok say they are telling the truth, do they think this man is a knife throwing expert or something? Also if he does throw the knife doesn't that make him no longer "dangerous"? Even their cover story is shit

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You can't trust the narrative when there are body cams. They haven't learned to stop lying yet because they don't get in trouble.

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10 rounds to subdue a guy with no legs.

Sure, the knife is indeed dangerous, but 10 bullets? Come on, now.

Firefighters armed with a high-pressure water hose could have taken that man down with one clean burst and he'll still be alive.

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