By: Marcus Cicero
White police officer in the Ohio city of Cincinnati was indicted Wednesday after footage was released showing the fatal shooting of a Black pulled over due to traffic violations.
According to the dash camera video, which will likely be exploited for months to come, Officer Ray Tensing fired into the car of Sam Dubose, a career delinquent with a criminal record encompassing more than seventy arrests and state prison time, after a dispute originating from a legal stop for a missing license plate.
After recovering a bottle of gin from the floor of the vehicle, Tensing proceeded to ask Dubose to hand over his driver’s license, which had been suspended indefinitely earlier this year, for processing; a request that was subsequently brushed off and ignored by the suspect.
The video then shows the officer firing his service weapon soon after the above exchange of words, and a scuffle that appeared to show Dubose attempting to fire up his engine to escape the scene.
A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in what a prosecutor called “a senseless, asinine shooting” of an unarmed man during a minor traffic stop. Officials say it was the first time such a charge had been leveled against an officer in the county.
The Hamilton County prosecuting attorney, Joseph T. Deters, released a much anticipated video of the shooting of Samuel Dubose taken by the officer’s body camera that he described as crucial evidence that Mr. Dubose did not act aggressively or pose a threat to Officer Ray Tensing, and that Officer Tensing had lied about being dragged by Mr. Dubose’s car. A grand jury, Mr. Deters announced, indicted the officer on a murder charge, punishable by life in prison, and a voluntary manslaughter charge.
“It was a senseless, asinine shooting,” Mr. Deters said at a news conference, using stark terms to denounce the July 19 killing, the officer’s claims and the officer himself. “This doesn’t happen in the United States, OK?” he said. “This might happen in Afghanistan. People don’t get shot for a traffic stop.”
“This office has probably reviewed 100 police shootings, and this is the first time we’ve thought, ‘This is without question a murder,’ ” he said.
In an interview with an Ohio television station, a lawyer for Officer Tensing, Stew Mathews, disputed Mr. Deters’s comments and said that other video of the shooting would tell a different story. He said his client cried when he heard of the indictment.
The county prosecutor’s office said that no law enforcement officer in Hamilton County — whose county seat is Cincinnati — had ever before been indicted on murder charges for use of force while on duty. At the news conference, Mr. Deters said Officer Tensing “should never have been a police officer,” but he declined to elaborate.
Asked if he thought Officer Tensing, 25, had tried to mislead investigators, Mr. Deters said, “Yeah, yes, I think he was making an excuse for the purposeful killing of another person.”
Mr. Deters added, “I think he lost his temper because Mr. Dubose wouldn’t get out of his car.”
One should not have to depend on the words of a treasonous and lying media for their information, but should observe all the facts and footage in detail before making an educated decision on the event in question.
Therefore, take a look at the video below in its entirety, and ask yourself if what you see, supplemented by other source material, corresponds to the mainstream narrative that has already acted as judge, jury, and executioner.
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