Liberals today seriously seem to believe that cops wake up in the morning and think to themselves “how many black people can I kill today?”
When there is a black man killed by police (as those seem to be the only people liberal care about who are killed by police – and only when they’re killed by police), the circumstances of the shooting appear to be the least of the Left’s concern. Whatever the circumstances actually were, they’ll be changed to fit the narrative they already want to exist.
Let’s just look at a recent shooting: the shooting of Alton Sterling. He was killed for doing nothing more than selling CD’s outside a convenience store. We’re apparently supposed to forget that he was reaching for a gun – which was obtained illegally, by the way.
And as the American Journal Review reports, there’s more to the shooting that the Left would rather ignore.
A detective investigating the shooting of Alton Sterling submitted an affidavit in order to obtain a search warrant. In that affidavit, he revealed exactly why Officer Blane Salamoni and Officer Howie Lake shot Alton Sterling. According to the Chicago Tribune the affidavit reads:
“While the officers were attempting to subdue the subject the officers observed the butt of a gun,” the affidavit says. It goes on to say, when they saw him attempt to reach for the gun, one officer fired, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Sterling was approached by the officers on July 5th after a call to police said a black man in front of a convenience store had threatened them with a gun.
According to the Daily Mail, “The affidavit then says when [the officers] ‘contacted the subject’ they ‘gave him direct orders to place his hands on the hood of a nearby vehicle.‘ When Sterling didn’t comply with the order, the officers attempted to restrain him and then used a taser, the affidavit says.”
The first of two cell phone videos shows the cops throw Sterling to the ground in their attempt to restrain him. Both videos show Sterling resisting arrest. Sterling was well over 300-pounds, and he is seen fighting the officers even after being tasered.
At that moment one officer yelled, “He’s got a gun! Gun! You f****** move and I swear to God.” Sterling kept moving, and shots were fired. When the officer saw the gun in his pocket at that point, he didn’t even have to tell Sterling not to move because he was clear to use deadly force for his own safety and those around him.
Think that this will change the Left’s tune when it comes to the shooting? Of course not – the facts are irrelevent to them.