Thursday, August 21, 2014

The victim of this shooting was a supposed car thief, I say supposed because in America we are INNOCENT TILL PROVEN GUILTY.  The man had his hands up and was turning around, reminds me of the chant, "HANDS UP, DON'T SHOOT." I found this video via a facebook friend and it blew my mind, I then googled to find the actual report of the event and it's even more disgusting. The police report doesn't match the video at all. Statement to CBS5

"Officers and deputies attempted to use less lethal means to take him into custody including firing several bean bag rounds and Taser deployments. The suspect refused to obey the commands and suddenly reached back into the vehicle. A deputy felt the suspect was reaching for the gun he reportedly had, so he then fired two rounds." 

The statement does not mention the fact that Longoria had his hands above his head when he was shot. Witnesses told CBS 5 Investigates they heard Longoria say he had a gun and would not be taken into custody alive. But after the shooting, investigators found no weapon. 

"I believe even looking at it in those circumstances, if I was a patrol officer and I was forced in that same situation, I would likely have shot him before that deputy shot him," said Sheriff Paul Babeu, who spoke to CBS 5 Investigates via satellite from Washington, DC, where he was attending a conference. 


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