St. Louis County police claimed they had to shoot a man to death because they were in fear for their lives after he lunged at them with a knife in “an overhead grip.”
But then a cell phone video emerged contradicting that report, potentially causing tensions to run even higher than they already are in the area that’s been mired by protests and riots for more than ten days now after another cop shot another black man to death.
A video surfaced showing police officers marching down the street in Ferguson when somebody began firing a series of gunshots, forcing cops, protesters and journalists to run for cover.
Nobody was injured or arrested in the incident that took place Monday night, but it is an indicator how some protesters are treating this like an all-out war.
But I guess that’s to be expected when police treat it as an all-out war.
Just hours before President Barack Obama condemned an Islamic terrorist group for beheading an American photojournalist in a video posted online, a cop in Ferguson, Missouri pointed a loaded gun at a live streaming photojournalist, telling him, “I will fucking kill you” – only the latest in a string of attacks against the media in the anti-police abuse protest going on its second week now.
The incident was caught on at least two videos and quickly went viral considering tens of thousands of Americans have been watching the drama unfold through live stream videos on their computers.
When the videographer demanded the officer’s name, he was told to “go fuck yourself.”
All Eric McDonough wanted was for Homestead Police officer Alejandro Murguido to obey the same traffic laws he enforced in their neighborhood.
Instead, the 36-year-old scientist ended up in jail on charges of aggravated stalking and threatening a public servant because he confronted Murguido with his cellphone’s voice recorder outside the cop’s home two years ago. Since then, McDonough says Homestead Police Department brass have refused to investigate Murguido for falsely accusing him even though he has an audio recording that contradicts the cop’s version of events.
In 2012, Dick George was sitting in his car when he spotted a group of New York City police officers frisking three youths, so he pulled out his phone and started taking photos, advising the youths to demand the officers’ names and badge numbers.
The cops then turned to him, pulled him out of his car and arrested him before deleting his images.