Weird how there aren’t any temper tantrums, protests of whining from the White House about this. Oh, the victim is white? Never mind.
Despite demands that he “Show both hands!” and shouts that “You’re going to get shot, man!,” a 19-year-old in California refused to pull one hand from behind his back or to stop walking toward police. Officers then shot him four times, twice after he had already gone down from the first two bullets, according to dramatic and graphic body-camera video newly released by police.
“Get on the ground now!” officers continually shout at Dylan Noble in the video released Wednesday. One yells: “Drop whatever you have in your hand!”
It turned out Noble was unarmed and had only a small, empty plastic container with an unknown purpose in his hand, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said, but officers, who had been looking for a man with a gun when they pulled him over, had no way of knowing that with his refusal to cooperate.
One officer shot him twice as Noble yelled that he hates his life. He was still moving his arms, and officers were still shouting for him to stop, as he lay on the ground. Another shot from the same officer and a fourth from a second officer finally made him stop.
At a news conference, Dyer acknowledged the video is gruesome, but he said it was important for the public to see. He said he prays it won’t spark violence amid simmering anti-police sentiment in Fresno and elsewhere.
“Tensions are high,” Dyer said. “In some cases we are one spark away from a forest fire. And I pray this video doesn’t serve as that spark … This is not a time to become violent.”
Dyer said he intended to make the video public last Friday, but he held off because of the shooting deaths of police in Dallas the night before. The video was shown last week to Noble’s father and stepfather.
Guess white lives don’t matter so much to our media and president., although this should be a lesson to everyone to obey orders from police.