H/T Independent Journal Review.

Even if the Black Lives Matter Thugs did watch the video footage they would still blame the police.

I can just hear the punks mother saying ”  My baby dint do nuffin …  

 

After a 25-year Cincinnati Police Department veteran shot and killed a knife-wielding man on August 7th, Black Lives Matter was certain it was an “unjust” killing by cops.

As USA Today reports, Jawari Porter held a knife to a Kroger store security guard’s throat after he blocked Porter from exiting the store. Then the man “viciously and violently” attacked Officer Anthony Brucato, who was responding to the incident:

Image Credit: Screenshot/YouTube

Image Credit: Screenshot/YouTube

BLM issued the following statement in the wake of Porter’s death, before the above surveillance footage was released:
“We contend the police-orchestrated escalation led to an avoidable killing. No efforts were made to get mental health professionals on the scene and no serious effort was made to subdue/contain, rather than kill Jawari Porter.”
Porter had been found “mentally incompetent” to stand trial in the past after being arrested in 2011 and 2015 for exposing himself in a Kroger and assaulting a woman at a Cincinnati casino, respectively.

The group seemed pretty confident in what had occurred. They disregarded Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters’ statement, which clarified that “no wrongdoing’ of any kind was done on behalf of police that fateful afternoon:

“This is a justified shooting. After threatening a Kroger store employee with a knife, he did not hesitate to try to stab a Cincinnati Police officer who did not even have an opportunity to get out of his vehicle.”
Timothy Stockton saw everything go down and told Cincinnati.com that Jawari was known to be homeless and was acting “a little belligerent” toward police.

Jackie Hallums’ 23-year-old daughter also witnessed the fatal incident, and claims he was “swinging” at officers. Both witnesses are reportedly “visibly shaken” by the shooting. Another witness feels Porter’s death could have been avoided if police had used a taser on him instead of a gun.

Still, Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac remains firm that Officer Brucato had “no other course of action.”

Mayor John Cranley agrees, saying:

“We could have been in a situation where an officer was killed. This man tried to kill a Cincinnati police officer, viciously.”
Black Lives Matters and The Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, even after reviewing the surveillance footage, still believe Porter’s killing was avoidable and demand a “systematic change” within our justice system.

Porter’s death marked the third fatal shooting by an on-duty Cincinnati police officer in 2016.

 

 

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