Black Cop Kills Unarmed White Youth

DaveJDaveJ Member Posts: 395 ✭✭✭
edited September 2014 in Politics
A Black cop shoots and kills a White youth in Salt Lake City right after a White cop kills a Black thug and it isn't national news. Now there's a surprise......hahaha.[}:)]


  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 30,906 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    According to [South Salt Lake police] Sgt. Darin Sweeten, police were called to the scene just after 7 p.m. after receiving a 911 call of a man waving a gun in the air.

    When police arrived they spotted the suspect leaving the gas station with two other individuals.

    According to Sweeten, the officers demanded that the suspect and the two others surrender.

    The suspect did not follow orders and was shot.

    Police have not confirmed whether or not the suspect had a gun or why he was shot.

    The two other individuals [Jerrail Taylor and Adam Thayne] with the suspect did comply with police.

    Allegations have been made, however, that Taylor was a victim of mistaken identity and, perhaps, overly-aggressive policing. As KUTV reports:

    Dillon's brother and cousin claim they were on their way to visit his parents' graves and that Dillon was surprised by the police presence. He was not aggressive, they said.

    "He had headphones in, and he couldn't hear [anything], and then they finally surrounded him," Jerrail said. "They're like, 'Get on the ground,' and [he] pulled up his pants and [they] shot him."

    Thayne believes police might have thought his cousin was reaching for a gun when, in reality, he grabbed his cell phone.

    "I was in shock, because he was wearing a white t-shirt and there was blood all over it," Thayne said. "They ran up and handcuffed him. He wasn't moving."

    A witness's video shows police yelling for the two men to remain on the ground as Thayne repeatedly screams that they have shot his cousin.

    The two men were taken to the police station, but released hours later without being charged or cited.

    Unlike the Ferguson Police, many Salt Lake City law-enforcement officers wear body cameras, and the incident was caught on video. The video is currently being withheld, however; Police Chief Chris Burbank says that it, along with the name of the officer firing the shots, will be released at the "appropriate" time.

    Whether or not Taylor actually was the suspect sought by police, he does have a checkered past. Writes DNW's Joe Kovacs, "At the time of his shooting, court documents show Taylor had a $25,000 bench warrant for a probation violation in connection with felony robbery and obstructing justice convictions." In addition, it has surfaced that he had posted some eerie Facebook messages mere days before his death, saying that he was fighting "demons" and feared it was his "time soon." As Kovacs also reports, however, "Marissa Martinez, whose sister used to date Taylor, told the Salt Lake Tribune that Taylor had turned over a new leaf. `He was trying to do better for himself. And this is what happens to him?' Martinez said. `It was really heartbreaking.'"

    Nonetheless, neither Taylor nor the police officer who shot him is on trial right now. Critics, however, say that something certainly should be:

    The media.

    Addressing media hypocrisy and the racial aspect of the story - Chief Burbank identifies the officer only as "non-white" but media outlets such as DNW and Gateway Pundit are reporting he is black - American Thinker's Thomas Lifson writes:

    A brutal natural experiment is underway demonstrating the role of race, riots, and radicals in determining whose death is noted, and whose ignored in racialized America when unarmed young men are shot and killed by police. While American and world media, along with the President and Attorney General of the United States, obsess over the death of Michael Brown at the hands of the Ferguson, Missouri police, few people outside of Utah have heard of the remarkably parallel and contemporaneous death of Dillon Taylor.

    On his show yesterday, radio host Rush Limbaugh also weighed in on the double standards. After saying that Taylor "didn't resist ... didn't hit the cop ... didn't try to flee and yet he was shot dead," Limbaugh pointed out that while the media couldn't "wait to mention the racial aspects" in Ferguson, they suppress those aspects in the Salt Lake City case. The host then opined:

    There's a mindset out there, and the way it works in situations like this [is] only people of color can be victims. A white person can never be a victim.... The whites are the oppressors. They're the majority. In the liberal worldview, every majority is an oppressor, whether they're white or whatever.... The minority is always the victims, and the victims are with whom we should always sympathize, no matter what. And the victims are permitted to do anything precisely because they're a minority....

    And that's how you have a corrupt or perverted news business in Salt Lake City, refusing to identify a black cop who may have shot an innocent person. That destroys the whole picture we've been creating here for centuries. That could totally destroy the image that we've been trying to concoct. Oh, man, that could blow it sky high.... And so they come up with these things to hide it or to not reference it at all.

    Critics note another double standard, one Salt Lake City residents are, thankfully, exercising completely. While they have participated in protests demanding justice for Taylor, these have not been accompanied by rioting, looting, violence, and calls for the murder of police officers - unlike in Ferguson.
  • DaveJDaveJ Member Posts: 395 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I guess that the White youth couldn't have been a son of the POTUS and the shooting doesn't deserve any Federal oversight.[V]
  • us55840us55840 Member Posts: 31,204 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Never forget, negros are NOT racist and never can be. Only whites are racist.

    "So it has been written, so it will be"

    "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln
  • DaveJDaveJ Member Posts: 395 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Well, the media is reporting the shooting of another Black in Missouri. I must be overlooking their coverage of the Black cop shooting a unarmed White youth in salt Lake City.[}:)]
  • kimikimi Member Posts: 44,435 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by DaveJ
    Well, the media is reporting the shooting of another Black in Missouri. I must be overlooking their coverage of the Black cop shooting a unarmed White youth in salt Lake City.[}:)]

    OBama has a lot of sons it seems.
    What's next?
  • DaveJDaveJ Member Posts: 395 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by kimi
    quote:Originally posted by DaveJ
    Well, the media is reporting the shooting of another Black in Missouri. I must be overlooking their coverage of the Black cop shooting a unarmed White youth in salt Lake City.[}:)]

    OBama has a lot of sons it seems.

    I suppose that we should look at the bright side....[:D].......his tribe of sons is shrinking.[^]
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