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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Authorities obscured the last 4 seconds of Christian Hall's life in publicly released videos. New footage shows he had his hands up when troopers killed him.

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More of the same from the Authorities. Some of you wonder why the riots happened? Doesn't matter if you are a good guy or a not so good guy - excessive force is still excessive force. The last few seconds of the footage show he still had his hands up when two officers shot him. Then the kind of BS news conference they had on top of it making insinuations of alleged and not even investigated crimes. The DA and Police sought to cover this up and make it go away. But his parents persistence led to the release of the footage. If they were scared for their lives they are in the wrong field while this kid had his hands in the air they are in the wrong field to begin with. No justifiable reason for this shooting. That DA needs the boot himself.

In fairness this kid had a double whammy against him he was Black and Asian, so there is that. They were probably scared by his dark skin combined with Asian features...

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-11-18 01:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

*Correction: If they were scared for their lives while this kid had his hands in the air they are in the wrong field to begin with.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-11-18 01:49 PM | Reply

That looked like suicide by cop.

He never dropped his gun and was given countless warnings to do so as he moved closer and closer to the police.

#3 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-11-18 03:42 PM | Reply

More white justice.

#4 | Posted by fresno500 at 2021-11-18 04:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Chinese American teenager

Guilty of being Chinese.

If only he was European American.

The cops would have bought him Burger King and taken pictures with him.

#5 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-11-18 05:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The part here that indicates the police know they screwed up is the initial release of the video had the last four seconds before the shooting blurred out.

Now, why would the state do that, if not to hide evidence of what truly happened?

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-18 05:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Cops could have shot Rittenhouse and BellRinger would be saying that was justified too!

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-18 06:16 PM | Reply

If you took all the cops in America and had them switch jobs with all the McDonalds workers in America we'd have 200,000+ food borne deaths per year. Too much focus on the so-called bad apples among police, not enough focus on how absolutely terrible the average cop is at their job. And I mean basic ---- that most people learn in 9th grade civics class.

I'd guess there is a similar proportion of "bad apples" (sociopaths, maniacs, anti-socials) among Mcdonalds employees as a police force, or any other profession. The difference is: Everyone Else Gets Fired For Gross Incompetence.

You can make a good living today by baiting cops into 1st, 4th, 5th, 14th Amendment violations and suing. You need only make sure to pick a city that isn't already flat broke from paying out other lawsuits and unable to make their insurance premium. If you are white you might have to take a beating or a few nights in the can, but you'll get a settlement. If you arent white it's a coin flip, you might survive long enough for a settlement or get the ole 'reaching for his waistband' treatment and your next of kin gets a big payday.

#8 | Posted by BluSky at 2021-11-18 11:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

It was decades ago but I remember hearing about lawyers who set up fake grow houses just so they could sue the cops after the house got raided. No idea if it's true, or legal.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-18 11:29 PM | Reply

After an hour and a half the cops didn't know not was a BB gun? I mean they were in danger of getting a real bad owie or even a boo boo!!

#10 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-11-18 11:46 PM | Reply

After an hour and a half the cops didn't know not was a BB gun?

It could have been a cell phone or a pack of gum. Anything in your hand gets you shot in some places.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-11-18 11:56 PM | Reply

After an hour and a half the cops didn't know not was a BB gun? I mean they were in danger of getting a real bad owie or even a boo boo!!
#10 | POSTED BY TRUTHHURTS AT 2021-11-18 11:46 PM

At that distance can one actually distinguish between a BB gun pistol and an actual pistol?

#12 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-11-19 07:49 AM | Reply

"He never dropped his gun and was given countless warnings to do so as he moved closer and closer to the police.
#3 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER"

Hmm that little tidbit was cleverly omitted in the title.
Cops haven't learned to wait till shot before responding with self defense.

#13 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-11-19 08:19 AM | Reply

Why do you two think suicide by cop is a happy ending?

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-19 08:58 AM | Reply

"Cops haven't learned to wait till shot before responding with self defense."

And some have not learned how to tell a BB gun from a firearm.

#15 | Posted by jakester at 2021-11-19 10:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#13 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

No, the fact is he made no threatening moves and his hands remained in the air. They obscured that from the start and claimed they were responding to immediate life threatening actions. His hands were up and they stayed up - nothing changed. Heaven forbid if he actually went to put it down - they would have all unloaded on him...

#16 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-11-19 12:34 PM | Reply

#15 | Posted by jakester

SOMEONE should have recognized that after an hour and a half. Yes you can tell the difference if you observe it and he was close enough for them to observe it. Especially as they later alleged he had robbed people with an airsoft gun - something not ever investigated by the police based on the article.

#17 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-11-19 12:38 PM | Reply

After an hour and a half, they couldn't get a counselor in there to help deal with a suicidal person?

These cops weren't even trying. They got tired of waiting and said "---- it." Just like Waco.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-19 12:39 PM | Reply

Cops haven't learned to wait till shot before responding with self defense.

#13 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

So, we are supposed to be okay with them just shooting people who are abiding by the law and happen to be possessing a toy gun out of self defense. Noted.

The kid was in need of a psychiatric response not buffoons with guns who escalated the situation to the point of shooting killing him in the street. He was not threatening officers. If you are telling me he could have brought his hands down, aimed and shot an officer when they had their guns pointed at him before they responded you are an idiot. One of them decided to pull the trigger and a second followed - why? Again the situation had not changed. So why shoot then? Doughnut break time?

#19 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-11-19 12:46 PM | Reply

After an hour and a half, they couldn't get a counselor in there to help deal with a suicidal person?
These cops weren't even trying. They got tired of waiting and said "---- it." Just like Waco.
#18 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Or his parents or a teacher or a friend or anyone who could talk to him without feeling the need to need hold a gun on him.

#20 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-11-20 01:18 AM | Reply

After an hour and a half, they couldn't get a counselor in there to help deal with a suicidal person?
These cops weren't even trying. They got tired of waiting and said "---- it." Just like Waco.

#18 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Where I live, counselors are hard to come by. But they just passed a big tax increase to built more jail cells and hire more cops.

#21 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-11-20 03:35 PM | Reply

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