Dallas Police Claimed Mentally Unstable Man Lunged At Them With A Knife, So They Shot Him… Video Tells Different Story

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Police in Dallas are being investigated for shooting a mentally ill man who they allege approached officers with a knife raised. But a video of the incident shows that the man did not take a single step before being gunned down by the officers.

Officers were called on 52-year-old Bobby Gerald Bennett last week after the man suffered a psychotic episode from failing to take his antipsychotic medication for several months, his mother told reporters.

When officers arrived on the scene, Bennett was sitting in a black swivel office chair in the middle of a cul de sac with his arms crossed, according to a report.

Via The Dallas Morning News:

The officers asked Bennett to show his hands, but he allegedly told them “you all are going to need more officers out here.”

Bennett began walking toward officers with the knife raised, police said. One of the officers on the scene fired four times, striking Bennett once.

In a press release, the Dallas Police said that Bennett “made statements indicating that he was not going to cooperate with the officers” and that “the incident escalated which led an officer to fire his weapon upon the individual.”

But video captured by a neighbor’s surveillance system shows Bennett standing still during the entire incident. When officers opened fire on the mentally unstable man, his hands were down.

“When the officers told him freeze, he complied,” said neighbor Maurice Bunch, who witnessed the incident from his driveway across the street. “He did not move an inch, in suspended animation; he just stood there, you know? Bobby was conscious, he knew exactly what he was doing because I had been talking to him prior.”

After being treated for his gunshot wound, Bennett was arrested. He faces a charge of aggravated assault to a public servant.

Only after the surveillance footage surface did the police decide to investigate the incident to determine whether the department’s “deadly force policy was violated.”

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  • patriot156

    Don’t you know that’s how they do it? Had my own run in this weekend but didn’t f with him at all. This see something say something thing though I bet led to my confrontation!

  • dan

    cold blooded murder…under color of law.
    Time was when Texans would have a neck-tie party for that.

    • Vigilant

      “After being treated for his gunshot wound, Bennett was arrested. He faces a charge of aggravated assault to a public servant..”

    • flatj

      It’s not murder unless someone actually dies.

    • dan

      I amend that to “attempted murder’

  • Toy Pupanbai

    The police don’t like their photo’s taken: Shy?

  • CWA

    So? There’s nothing unusual there. Cops have been doing that for years, and they are always given a pass.

    • vicki

      What is unusual is that there are enough cameras NOT in control of the government that we now get to SEE the cops doing that.

  • hippybiker

    As far as I am concerned the Police are nothing more then blood thirsty Pirates. Hell, they care more about their lousy dogs then they do about people.

  • mountaindale

    Of course the cops will claim the surveilance camera recording was edited.

    “After being treated for his gunshot wound, Bennett was arrested. He faces a charge of aggravated assault to a public servant.”
    They clearly have this backward, the cops should be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly, and attempted murder.

    • vicki

      The cops should be charged with aggravated assault on their employer, attempted murder of their employer, assault with intent to do great bodily harm……. All those multiple charges they throw around at suspects.

  • Quester55

    Time was, When 1 out of a Thousand, Was a Dirty Cop, But now days, it’s more like 5% Good, Honest & Honorable Officers & 95% EVIL Cops that Use their Badge as a Powers Tool, To Commit MURDER, RAPE & Abuse of Very Young Children & 95 Year old Elders!
    It’s Past Time we Take them, Their Unions, Their Chain of Command & Go for a Trip to the old- Wood Shed!

    • YourAntithesis

      You’re absolutely right. Cops have been found guilty of murder, sexual assault, assault and battery, solicitation of prostitution…pretty much every crime they themselves charge people with on a daily basis. The sad thing is even if a cop wants to be “good”, they can’t. They have their code, and blue don’t rat on blue, so they become dirty by association. They have an “us against them” mentality, and will kill anyone “for their personal safety”, even if it’s a 90-year-old WW II vet at a nursing home.

    • john mcginnis

      Well sad to say the `good cops` are as much to blame for not reporting improper police actions. Silence is compliance and makes it possible for the bad cops to stay on the force.

  • WesTexan

    So, if you are sitting in a chair and you stand up with your arms at your side and do not take a single step, you are guilty of assaulting a public servant. Is that what we would expect to happen?

    The first thing I see is the absence of any public servants. I do see trigger-happy Gestapo ready to gun down anyone who offers to assault them — by standing still! The Dallas Police should be ashamed, and the cop that fired the shots should be fired.

    By the way, did anyone notice that it says he fired four times, but only hit the poor man once. That was good news for the poor assaulted citizen. But the cop is just an incompetent, poorly trained thug who should be mowing lawns for a living, and should never be allowed to own a gun.

    Dallas, we’re paying for this crap!

    • Walt wenger

      And what about the guy a few weeks ago who was shot because he was running away — and the police explained that he had threatened the cop by fleeing. So even fleeing is considered to be threatening the police.
      So, standing still is a threat and fleeing is a threat, so it would appear that running directly at the cop may be your only chance at not threatening the cop !?!?

      • Vis Fac

        I’m sure you’ve seen videos of demonstrators or bystanders are “ordered” to move and if not moved the next instant are then shoved repeatedly by the police. It seems OK for the police to assault you but raise a finger and you get swarmed and beaten like sharks at a feeding frenzy then arrested and charged with as man violations as possible This way even though you are innocent can’t afford an attorney yo plead to a lesser charge the cops avoid looking like the gestapo and don’t have to lie in court and you wind up with a record. Time to overhaul the system!!!

        The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill

        You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

        • Walt wenger

          I agree, which is why I comment. Thank you.

          • Vis Fac

            Sad isn’t it? Legalized terror behind a tin shield !!

            The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill

            You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

      • WesTexan

        These are the guys that Obama wants on his “domestic security force.” I have friends in law enforcement who are really good guys, but even with that, I strive to never cross paths with any police officers simply because it has gotten so bad and out of control that one never knows who are the good guys and who are the Stasi. It’s difficult to see how far we’ve strayed from the Constitution — from real freedom and liberty. The country we knew in the 30 years after WWII has all but disappeared — and it is very sad.

    • Vis Fac

      The police have the luxury of filing as many charges they can make up to deflect suspicion off themselves they do this so you “cop” a plea to lesser charges so they don’t have to defend “their “actions in court. The best advise ever —DON’T SAY A WORD — anything you say WILL (not can) be twisted and used against you.

      The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill

      You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

    • NObama_Holder_Reid_Pelosi_2012

      This cop shouldn’t just be fired, He should be charged with attempted murder and if he suggested to his partner to make up a story to cover him then further charges should be brought.

  • Erin

    Police are trained on how to disarm *especially* in a case like this where there are two armed and trained cops against one inept person with only a knife and showing no aggression. This was murder.

    • Walt wenger

      It would appear that the training to which you refer is that they shoot and kill the inept person in order to “disarm” them.

      • Robert Messmer

        OK guys no murder, no kill to disarm. Article states man was treated for his gunshot wound and then arrested. Even Dallas cops don’t arrest dead men.

        • Walt wenger

          No murder was not for failing to try. Four shots fired (at very close range) and only one hit the target. I wonder what or who else was or may have been hit by the three misses.
          So let me ask you this (from what I saw on the video). If I were to walk up to you and shoot you, would you expect to be arrested for threatening me? I saw no threatening act(s) being performed by the victim. I saw the police draw down on and shoot a man who appeared to be standing motionless, out in the open, and facing the police officers, and apparently the three or four police officers interpreted the standing still out in the open to be a significant, life-threatening attack upon the armed police officers. Sorry, but they simply tried to kill him and then lied about what they did in order to avoid the punishments that they rightfully deserve, They are criminals — attempting to murder the victim — and they deserve to be punished accordingly.

          • Robert Messmer

            John, Walt I agree that based on the video and not having anything else to go on that this was an outrageous use of excessive force. We can not expect the anti-guns nuts to reign in their rhetoric if we are going to label what appears to be only attempted murder as the actual act itself.

          • Walt wenger

            Whether a murder actually occurs subsequent to an attempted murder often is simply a matter of chance, as in this case — had the bullet entered a different part of the body (heart, brain, liver, etc.) this would have been a murder. That the attempted murder was intentionally performed by alleged police persons — plural — allegedly in the performance of their official duties only exacerbates the severity of the act and confirms its unacceptability.
            It would appear, from recently reported instances, that there is a large group of persons who simply cannot be trusted with weapons of any sort but who continue to be armed — namely the police. Until the police are disarmed, this would support the need to arm the populace as a group, to be able to protect the citizenry from the police, ie the government, and this is precisely the reason that the Second Amendment was placed there!
            If those police officers KNEW that as soon as they had drawn their weapons to shoot and attempt to murder this person, apparently unarmed and standing still thus not threatening them in any way, that they would be surrounded by a large group of citizens all with their firearms drawn, then maybe they would have reconsidered discharging their firearms. Also, once they had discharged their firearms, this problem would have been solved since the wounded citizen would still have been wounded but the attempted murderers would have been in the morgue and no longer would they be a threat to our society. And this would have been as it should be.

        • john mcginnis

          Maybe but Spencer the shooter broke protocol. If a person has a knife you back up while keeping your weapon trained on them till the suspect drops the knife.

  • Fred

    What about the unarmed woman in her car with her child that D.C. capital & park police killed in a hail of gunfire ???? Strangely enough, we have not heard another word on that story, even here !

    • James

      There’s a similar story that happened in Charlotte, NC. A man who was involved in an auto accident at night was shot 10 times when he approached the police. The man had been injured in the accident and was probably in shock when the police confronted him. The man showed that he wasn’t armed, but the police officer fired 12 shots at him, and 10 shots struck the man. The police officer was charged with voluntary manslaughter and put in jail. It’s odd that story was never posted on this forum, either.

      • vicki

        You know about it so post it.

      • Vis Fac

        Liberal lame stream media doesn’t report anything NEGATIVE regarding government organizations only what sick people do for POLITICAL influence and gain!!

        The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill

        You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

    • Don 2

      I believe it was the Secret Service who shot her, not D.C. or Park Police. In fact, even after 9/11, the Secret Service reportedly still did not have cross-communications with other agencies.

  • IBCAMN

    all this is going on,what of the fisherman in the tournament that got shot by a negro in a hoodie(ooh nooo),how about the cop that assasinated a man or the…..this is an on going thing,police are killing and murdering civilians at an alarming rate yet they walk!the two county jail guards that beat and raped(with batons) a handcuffed prisoner,are back to work,after being caught on CCTV doing it and the county paying out a large settlement(what?hire them back to recoupe settlement?)cops are being let get away with this [expletive deleted] by the gov’t!in fact i don’t doubt the gov’t is telling them to do it to strike fear in us at the site of the cops as to start a civil war!(or behave like good little sheep)
    look on youtube or google and all the news channels,this is what you constantly hear!all cops are corrupt murderers!

  • Viet Nam Vet

    Good thing these highly trained officers can’t shoot worth spit.

    • Vis Fac

      Not really Vietnam Vet consider the collateral damage done by bullets not hitting the target. What if someone was killed in their living room by one of those stray rounds? A child maybe? We have an out f control gang of thugs hiding behind their “shields” DO you know why that are called shields? To shield them form prosecution and responsibility the city or state assumes responsibility for their actions.

      This information I will impart is kept quiet for obvious reasons. Should you find yourself in a compromised position where a public entity has caused you damage you can legally sue the “individual” perpetrator in a court and have that individual pay for his own defense attorney. If you sue the city the city picks up the tab and the offender is free to repeat offending. If the individual officer has to defend his actions then word will soon make the rounds and might effect a little more self control. In this country anyone can sue anyone for anything.

      The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill

      You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • IBCAMN

    plain and simple,these cops should be arrested for attemted murder!period!
    this is how a lot of corrupt cops deal with civilians!they assumed no one had a camera trained on them,whoever had this CCTV should be applauded and a big thanks,they just stopped a big injustice to this man from the corruption in the law enforcement system!i’ll say it again,all cops are corrupt and i’m sticking to that!

  • CYNICALZ

    Common sense vs the law.

    • Walt wenger

      Common sense usually loses.

  • Deerinwater

    Clearly someone has some “splaning” to do.

    It’s not against the law to be insane, say anything or act out odd behavior, but it has always been dangerous and life threatening to do so as it sets events into motion that can get very easily out of control.

    Our policemen and women have a serious job to do and while we insist that they endeavor to do this job applying the highest standards ~ we don’t always get it.

    Peace-officers are “all business” with zero interest in “humor” lending meaning to the term “Dead Serious”.

    There is a way to conduct yourself in the presence of an investigating officer that can prevent 95% of these incidents of “Bad Shoot” from ever occurring.

    For as long as some fail to recognize this or believe their rights as a citizen makes them immune to this demand for proper conduct in the presence of law enforcement, we can expect events such as this every few days to happen somewhere in our nation.

    When an officer request to see your hands, ~ he’s not asking. Your very life depends on your next 1/2 second response.

    • nonstopca

      Sounds like a complete surrender to the NEW POLICE STATE.

    • Walt wenger

      And does a citizen not have a right to expect the police, our “public servants”, who are supposedly “to serve and protect”, to act reasonably in order to minimize violence and physical harm from occurring? Furthermore, do not the citizens have a right to expect these “public servants” to tell the truth about what happens while performing their duties? I did not see the citizen raise his arm with a knife while running at the police officers who fired upon him “in self defense”. He was standing perfectly still when the officers opened fire upon him attempting to murder him in cold blood.
      It would appear that one’s status as a police officer should be considered equivalent to being a convicted felon in forbidding the person from using or possessing a firearm.

  • CJ

    Four shots at less than 20 ft and only one hit??? Even if he was a good cop, I wouldn’t feel safe, figure I’d be hit with strays.

    • Vis Fac

      I fear the police and their Government handlers MORE than I fear a criminal. It doesn’t take a platoon of body armored machine gun toting goons with an armored vehicle to arrest one man Can anyone say police state ot martial law? It’s coming folks sooner than you think.

      The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill

      You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

    ANOTHER EXAMPLE THAT SHOWS THAT COPS HAVE BECOME NOTHING BUT COMMON “STREET THUGS” THEY HAVE BECOME PART OF THE “LITTLE BOY DICTATORS”…..SS SQUADS…

  • Average_Joe56
    • Vis Fac

      Nothing new here AJ It’s been this way for decades and an apathetic public said nothing.

      The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill

      You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • Walt wenger

    Yet again, another gun violence attack on a citizen by criminals! Again I say WE MUST DISARM THE POLICE!!!! Most gun deaths are a result of police shootings. We must protect innocent civilians from the POLICE!

    • Alan B. Combs

      No. We must not disarm the police. We must get better police.

      • Walt wenger

        That does not seem to be possible, at least from all the police killings and such these days.
        It would appear that the police are now members of a gang with gang colors, blue, who should be infiltrated and destroyed under the RICOH statute, to increase public safety. The continued assassination of citizens should not be allowed to continue, especially with the attempt of the governments to disarm the law abiding citizens who would then have no means to protect themselves.

    • bob arnold

      that is sure a brillant statement,then who are you going to call your wife.

  • munch01907

    Whaddya wanna bet these trigger-happy thugs-with-badges had NO idea their actions were being filmed as they shot an unarmed, unmoving person? Fire the lot then arrest and charge with attempted murder!

  • Val Walden

    I’d hate to be those guys after a good lawyer gets after their collective ass-
    ets. They should be able to watch it all go down the drain from their prison cells.

  • Vis Fac

    This is what we have when we have an out of control big government implementing martial law policies on the public. You still want to believe the police are going to protect us? No wonder they need a platoon of armed goons they can’t shoot. Anyone who cannot hit what they aim at at 20feet away does NOT need to be armed. Any cop who willingly shoots a non combative person should be PERMANENTLY removed form he force and JAILED, and never to be considered for public service ANYWHERE then register as a CRIMINAL.

    I’ve posted this before and it is always apropos:

    The point of this isn’t to judge whether cops are justified in doing what they do. This article has nothing to do with police training. And this isn’t just about
    American cops. This is about the perception that we, the public, have of you
    when you perform the following actions. It doesn’t matter if you disagree with
    these perceptions, because right or wrong, they exist. The point of this posting
    is to simply let you know that we’re watching, and this is how we see things.

    1. When ten of you show up to make one arrest, it makes you look like cowards. On my way home from a bike ride, I saw three arrests being made in under an hour in a relatively safe part of the city. At one of the incidents, eight police cruisers responded to make one arrest. The guy who was arrested was ejected for being too drunk in a bar. Just one guy and he was drunk. He had a stupid moustache, hadn’t hurt anyone and was drunkenly walking home when he was tased and tackled by 3 cops before 6 police cruisers showed up in addition to the two that were there, for a total of 8 cruisers and 10 cops. The man was unarmed.

    How much backup do you need? It’s one guy. If you can’t handle one drunk guy by yourself, you shouldn’t be a cop. Training tells you otherwise? Well stop
    being trained by sissies.

    2. When you tase somebody who IS NOT trying to escape, it makes you look like lazy cowards. A taser IS NOT a remote-control for people. Want to talk to someone? Then walk over to them and talk. Don’t tase them and expect them to cooperate. Also, when someone is being tased and is writhing in cardiac arrest on the ground, they aren’t “resisting arrest” by not getting on their knees and neatly kowtowing to your demands. They’re incapacitated. You look like idiots barking orders at them when they can’t move.

    Being a cop has certain risks associated with it. If you aren’t comfortable
    with those risks, don’t take the job. Always trying to minimize your risk of
    injury at the expense of others by being a taser-happy lunatic makes you look
    like lazy sissies.

    Tasing everyone you see because they might pose a risk to you is like spraying everything with a fire extinguisher so it doesn’t catch fire. Part of
    the problem might be that many cops are overweight and out of shape. If you
    fatsos can’t chase someone down, then you shouldn’t be cops. Studies have shown that not being a lardo is just as effective as using a taser.

    3. When you set up speed traps, it makes you look like you don’t have anything better to do. I get happy every time I see a speed trap, because I assume it means all criminals have been locked up, you’ve caught the guys who broke into my car on three separate occasions and my stolen property will be returned shortly, right idiots? Good job guys, take a break and make some scratch for the city. Because why the hell else would you be sitting on your butt in a ditch if that wasn’t the case?

    People who speed are awesome. The last thing this world needs is more slow
    drivers. Traffic jams occur because of idiots braking prematurely. And when you pull people over, how about doing it in a place that doesn’t obstruct traffic? You know what’s just as “unsafe” as speeding? Having to swerve into another lane because your stupid car is blocking traffic.Every time I pass another cruiser parked in two lanes, backing up traffic for miles, it makes me literally punch myself in the jaw until I pass out.

    4. When you give out imbecilic tickets for rolling through stop-signs at 3 AM, or closing down lemonade stands, it makes us think you’re morons. We know that “the law is the law.” We also know that you’re not instruction-executing robotic
    automatons. When you harass us with nonsensical fees and fines, it makes us question your judgment. We know that this kind of trash is all about the money.

    Remember that case in Florida where a pair of LEOs closed down a lemonade stand operated by a 6 and 9 year old girl, because they didn’t have a permit?
    The legal age for entering into contract in the United States is 18. So that
    effort to charge them fees by making them apply for a permit? Illegal. Law is
    the law, right? Arrest yourselves. And speaking of nepotism…

    5. We know you guys use the buddy system to get out of speeding tickets. And it infuriates us to no end. Cops have a code that basically amounts to always letting fellow cops go.

    When a cop pulls over an off-duty officer, the officer who was pulled over
    discreetly flashes his badge to let him know that he’s on the force, and he’s
    simply let go. You think we don’t know what’s going on, jerk-wads? It’s a
    courtesy not extended to anyone else, lest the officer is having a particularly
    good day and isn’t PMS-ing all over the highway.

    Sometimes you write tickets for going 1 Mile over the speed limit, sometimes it’s 10 Miles. Then when you get called on doing something stupid like writing a
    ticket to someone for a law that shouldn’t be enforced and rarely is (like jay-walking in New York), you hide behind your tired mantra that it’s the law and that you have to be consistent. Except when you aren’t.

    6. When you flash your lights just to get through intersections, you look like scumbags. I’ve followed cops who’ve done this, only to see them park their cruisers for coffee or lunch. And speaking of lunch…

    7. When you park in a red zone to eat, it makes you look like lazy scumbags.
    The argument can be made that police officers need to be near their cruisers
    at all times in case of an emergency. Fine, but that doesn’t entitle you to eat
    at the most popular restaurants. If you want to eat at some trendy restaurant,
    park at a meter and pay, like everyone else. Can’t find a meter? Tough luck, go someplace else. Doctors, surgeons, rescue workers and security all have
    important jobs where people’s lives are at stake, and you don’t see their cars
    popped up on the curb, obstructing traffic and parked illegally so they can
    fill their fat faces with lunch. We know you’ll never get written a ticket (see #5),
    it infuriates us, and it makes us trust you less, and cooperate less.

    Now this is the part where I say “I know that police officers have a tough job,” but they don’t. Being a cop isn’t hard, it’s dangerous. There’s a difference. Being an engineer, teacher or airline pilot is hard. Being a logger, deep sea crab fisher, coal miner or firefighter is hard and dangerous. Being a cop is dangerous, but usually not hard. Driving around, issuing moronic tickets and filling out paperwork isn’t hard, it’s annoying.

    This is also the part where I say “now I know that most cops are good,” but I
    don’t. I only know two cops in real life, and they’re both awesome, but so is
    anyone I choose to call my friend. Most cops I see abuse their power every day by parking illegally, talking on their cell phones while driving, drifting in
    and out of lanes without turn signals, flashing their lights to get out of
    intersections and power tripping like crazy. If you’re a cop who’s reading
    this, rather than being butt-hurt by people’s perceptions of you, do something
    to change it. Write a fellow officer a ticket. Stick your neck out for us,
    rather than your colleague for a change. Do the right thing. We notice.

    And as for us: record cops. Record them all the time. Record them even if
    they’re not doing anything. Cops are cracking down on this and they’re trying
    to change the laws to make it illegal so they can’t be held accountable for
    breaking the law. They look up your plates every time they’re behind you at a
    stop, even if you haven’t done anything, just to check up on you. It’s time we
    started checking up on them. Who watches the watchers, if you will.

    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill

    You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

    Libertas inaestimabilis res est
    Semper-Fi

    • TheSilverRanger

      I should applaud you for posting what I’ve been posting every time an LEO article on personal liberty shows up. And I shall.

      • Vis Fac

        Feel Free to post as often as you wish All that I post is for everyone here especially the liberals!!

        The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill

        You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

    • Old Wolf

      They’re not here to protect us. They’re here to enforce laws. There is no individual right to police protection, nor is there any protected property interest in that protection even if you have a restraining order, or the police themselves disarmed you.
      Numerous supreme court cases on the subject, which makes the idea of ‘let the cell phone call to the police protect you’ nonsense.

      And everyone, at this point, is guilty of something, even if they’re not aware of it.
      Meanwhile the police can claim innocence for rights violations because ‘they didn’t know’, but try that defense against any of the thousands of regulations or felony laws!

      • Vis Fac

        I know this you know this but does anyone else? The words “to protect ad serve” painted on police cruisers is a load of BS Police merely “serve” to protect their sorry A$$E$

        The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill

        You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

    • Jayman

      Force Recon I’m not gay, but man I love you! You Rock!
      You just said what mostly all of us down to earth, hard working american’s have been putting up with on a daily bases.
      It’s getting out of control with these above the law sissy scumbags.
      Rock On!

      • Vis Fac

        Jesus said to love your fellow man as you love yourself I do and say what I do because I want a better America for my children and grandchildren. I say what is on my mind and know that certain agendas are bad for the US Citizens.

        The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill

        You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

    • john mcginnis

      “How much backup do you need? It’s one guy. If you can’t handle one drunk
      guy by yourself, you shouldn’t be a cop. Training tells you otherwise?
      Well stop being trained by sissies.”

      You totally miss the motivation! 8 of those cruisers were near the end of their shift. So if they hang around for 2-3 hours they book the overtime to the taxpayer. Its fraud pure and simple. They don’t need to be there, but are just booking hours on the clock.

  • bj

    What…. don’t the texas cops carry tasers? all my cops in my state do… and would work GREAT on a perp with a knife…
    Putting bullet holes in people waste tax money for everyone…. doctors, lawyers fees, prison costs… paperwork…
    If you have justification to pull the trigger… put em down…. if you don’t… taze em or let them be about their business.

    • john mcginnis

      Tasers can be just as deadly. LEO’s are not trained medical personnel and cannot make a determination that it is safe to tase someone. There are already reports of people dying from being zapped.

  • TML

    This is why they get upset about filming the police during an exercise of their duties. And why we should be more vigilant in doing exactly that. They film us; we film them. The decision to “investigate” is rather moot after such blatant evidence.