Of course, it doesn’t mean you’re guilty either.
But when you start a fight with an off duty cop, pull out a gun and shoot at him three times, you shouldn’t be surprised when you are shot dead. Of course, leave it to the race baiters in St. Louis to once again cheer the criminal based solely on the color of his skin.
From Liberty Unyielding:
The officer approached a group of men. One of the men took off running, Dotson said, so the officer pursued. Dotson said the suspect approached the officer in an “aggressive” manner, with a physical altercation occurring. The man then turned and fired three rounds at the officer before his gun jammed, Dotson said.
The officer, who was not injured, returned fire, shooting 17 times and fatally wounding the man, Dotson said.
Police have not identified the officer or the man he killed.
Not surprisingly, “activists took to the streets of St. Louis overnight, marching and chanting, seeking answers,” the article notes. Some police vehicles were damaged during the protests, with windows smashed. Shorter ABC News: The other shoe dropped.
St. Louis Alderman Antonio French, who documented the turmoil in Ferguson after Brown’s Aug. 9 shooting death, reflected on the region’s renewed anguish, tweeting:
At the scene of yet another young man’s death. This happens too often in our city. It’s a crisis that we should all be concerned about.
As readers of Bullets First know, I am no apologist for the police and more times than not I have held their actions in contempt when they shoot unarmed individuals, charge innocent people with “contempt of cop” and have just bullied while hiding behind their badges.
But I believe in a persons right to self defense, even cops, and if someone pulls a gun on me and shoots three times I feel it justified to return fire.
And all the activists in St. Louis would agree with me…had the teenager been white.
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