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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 09:58 AM

LA Sheriff's Dept: Deputies kill Black man who dropped a gun

Source: AP

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two deputies fatally shot a black man who scuffled with them after they tried to stop him for riding a bicycle in an unlawful manner, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said. A crowd gathered and marched to the sheriff’s station after the Monday afternoon shooting, demanding justice.

Sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Dean said two deputies from the South Los Angeles station were driving when the saw a man riding his bicycle in violation of vehicle codes, according to the Los Angeles Times. It was not known which codes the man allegedly broke, Dean said.

When deputies tried to stop the man, he dropped his bike and ran, with deputies in pursuit, Dean said. Deputies again tried to make contact with the man, and Dean said he punched a deputy in the face. The man then dropped a bundle of clothes he’d been carrying and they spotted a black handgun in the bundle, at which point both deputies opened fire, Dean said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the handgun was recovered and no deputies were injured.



Protesters clash with deputies of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department during protests following the death of Dijon Kizzee on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)


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Reply LA Sheriff's Dept: Deputies kill Black man who dropped a gun (Original post)
Omaha Steve Sep 1 OP
lostnfound Sep 1 #1
UpInArms Sep 1 #2
dalton99a Sep 1 #5
secondwind Sep 1 #3
LiberalArkie Sep 1 #8
stillcool Sep 1 #18
The Magistrate Sep 1 #4
FBaggins Sep 1 #6
Aristus Sep 1 #17
FBaggins Sep 1 #19
KS Toronado Sep 1 #7
Marthe48 Sep 1 #9
CaptainTruth Sep 1 #10
IronLionZion Sep 1 #11
Miguelito Loveless Sep 1 #12
cayugafalls Sep 1 #13
RussBLib Sep 1 #14
LuckyLib Sep 1 #15
jayfish Sep 1 #16

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 10:12 AM

1. Isn't dropping a gun what you're SUPPOSED to do? "Drop it!"

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Deputies spotted. A gun in the pile and therefore opened fire? Jesus the excuses are getting more lame everyday.

White guys walk around with AR15s including a certain white killer walking right by the cops, no problem.

Black guy drops a gun, they shoot him.

(On edit: assuming that it were even true, that there was a gun. We can’t count on truthful police reports, unfortunately.)

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 10:17 AM

2. This 👆🏼

Am sick to death of the double standards ... and the lame ass justifications for murdering black people.

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 10:57 AM

5. +1

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 10:40 AM

3. This is getting crazy! And very scary..


why is shooting a human being the only way to handle every situation??!!?

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Response to secondwind (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 12:02 PM

8. The police are just cowards. They only act when they have the upper hand.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 01:45 PM

18. I think they do it on purpose..

they know exactly what's going to happen.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 10:49 AM

4. What In Heaven's Name, Sir, Constitutes 'Riding A Bicycle In An Unlawful Manner'?

On the courteous but hardly firm presumption the deputies did not plant the gun, they did not know of its existence until it was out of the man's possession. Are we supposed to believe the deputies believed that gun was discarded just to distract them while the man produced another weapon, or punched one again?

They shot him for making them chase him, and for getting a good lick in when they caught up to him. It got their blood up, and they were cued to shoot at the sight of a gun, to such a pitch that where the gun was did not matter to them.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 11:20 AM

6. The gun was apparently in a bundle of clothes that he dropped

If, upon contact with the police, he runs... and then drops a bundle of clothing containing a gun... one can imagine a violation of California Vehicle Code 21205.

No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the operator from keeping at least one hand upon the handlebars.


But it could be dozens of other things. I'm just not sure why they wouldn't just say "failed to yield to a pedestrian" or "had no lights at night" of "failed to stop at a signal" (etc.)

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 12:47 PM

17. "Gun in a bundle of clothes" sounds suspiciously like "Gun planted in a pile of clothes."

I wouldn't put it past the bastards. They've committed every other form of human rights violation...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 02:10 PM

19. With or without the gun - it sounds weird

Riding a bike in LA with a bundle of clothes seems odd enough. But then when you get off the bike and run from the cops and you decide to take the bundle with you? The whole story just seems odd.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 11:32 AM

7. Riding A Bicycle In An Unlawful Manner? Was his license tag expired, didn't use his turn signal,

speeding, pedaling bare footed, no seat belt on vehicle? Is this all cops have to do to "protect
& serve"? We have way to many cop cars looking for minor infractions because they have
nothing better to do, they even harass people walking. About time as a nation we put a lot
fewer cop cars on our streets, or only allow them to give out tickets if there is an accident.
All our politicians think putting more cops on the streets will solve crime, why don't they try
putting more detectives on staff instead? Really want to solve crime, how about raising the
minimum wage to $20 bucks an hour and get everybody out of poverty?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 12:08 PM

9. Riding a bike while black

His crime, why he was pursued, why he was killed. For the rittenhouses of the world, evening travelling across state lines to kill strangers at a peaceful protest is not a crime cops get involved in.

Another inexcusable violent crime by cop.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 12:16 PM

10. How exactly did his bicycle riding present such a HUGE threat to the community...

... that stopping it justified killing a man?

Was he about to ride into a stadium full of people with a nuclear bomb & detonate it? What? Why? Explain.

Jesus I am so done with this crap.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 12:22 PM

11. White guys walk around open carrying guns, knives, etc. and are free to live their lives

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 12:31 PM

12. When the police resort to opaque language

riding a bicycle in "violation of vehicle codes" that means a pretextual stop. Otherwise they would have said "We stopped him going the wrong way on the road', or "he was weaving back and forth in the lane".

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 12:41 PM

13. He was stopped because he was black.

Everything else is bullshit pretext.

Then they saw a gun on the ground and decided that they would be judge, jury, executioner because he was black and as a police officer you can get away with murder if the person you murder is black.

Fuck the police. This shit needs to stop.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 12:41 PM

14. yeah, I think we need some police reform

it's waaaaaaaay over that blue line

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 12:44 PM

15. I'm always amazed to hear they pull over folks for "failure to signal a turn."

Really? In California, they'd be pulling over every third car.

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Response to LuckyLib (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 12:46 PM

16. It's Fishing, Someone...

having a bad day or both.

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