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Thu Jul 21, 2022, 12:41 PM

Video shows California police officer shoot man as he runs away

Source: WaPo



Robert Adams was standing in a San Bernardino, Calif., parking lot Saturday when a sedan with tinted windows rolled up. Two police officers exited suddenly, guns drawn and eventually pointed toward Adams, according to surveillance footage.

Adams turned away and ran, and within seconds, one of the officers shot him, the video shows. Adams, 23, later died at a hospital.

A handgun was recovered at the scene, police said, although Adams does not appear to point a gun at the officers, according to the footage.

The video spread widely on social media this week, prompting questions about whether the shooting was justified. At a news conference Wednesday, attorneys representing Adams’s family said the unmarked car may have given Adams the impression that he was getting robbed or attacked and that police should not have shot him as he fled.

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, one of the lawyers representing Adams’s family, called it a “horrific execution” and said it was an example of “shoot first and ask questions later.” Adams’s mother, Tamika Deavila King, called for the firing of the officers involved in the incident.




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What the hell are cops doing in an unmarked car with tinted windows??

Here we go again.

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Reply Video shows California police officer shoot man as he runs away (Original post)
TeamProg Jul 2022 OP
Evolve Dammit Jul 2022 #1
Alexander Of Assyria Jul 2022 #2
IronLionZion Jul 2022 #3
Stuart G Jul 2022 #4
LudwigPastorius Jul 2022 #5

Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2022, 01:00 PM

1. Not to minimize another tragedy, but Every western I ever saw it was cowardly and just plain wrong

to shoot someone in the back, especially when running away or surrendering. Pretty sure Geneva Convention frowns on that as well?
Cops are showing how craven some really are.

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2022, 01:08 PM

2. Guns drawn first...don't forget police have to deal with 400 million American guns every day.

Guns everywhere, popping up everywhere, anytime, anyplace. Citizens terrorized, police terrorized, government terrorized…it’s a nation gripped by fear now. That is the far greater tragedy of which this is part…it’s always the Gun.

Guns were drawn at the very first, because in America, sadly, wouldn’t you?

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2022, 01:29 PM

3. Did the officers identify themselves?




It looks like they jumped out and started shooting

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 21, 2022, 02:16 PM

4. One thing is for sure..Absolutely sure.."The cops didn't know this was being photographed"

Incredible example of what ...."some cops do, note: I said "Some"

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2022, 02:18 PM

5. Hard to tell what's going on there, but...

it looks like Adams had the pistol in his belt on the right side.

The cops appear to be uniformed and I believe he saw that when they got out of the car. He turned, ran, and it sort of looks like he was trying to ditch the gun.

At any rate, the cop shot him even though he wasn't making a threatening move, like turning or pointing the gun at them.

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