On July 23, 2015, in the post about Sandra Bland, I told you that year to date, police in the USA killed 651 people. Here we are 6 days later, and the number has risen to 669 – 18 murders by citizen killers in 6 days, or 3 on average per day. We are definitely on the way to beating four digits by the end of the year.
On July 19, 2015, University of Cincinnati, Ohio citizen killer Ray Tensing executed 43 year old Sam DuBose by shooting him in the head at point blank range. As is a tradition among lying cops, citizen killer Tensing lied that he discharged his weapon because Sam DuBose pulled away from the stop and dragged him with his car. His body camera video however clearly shows that he murdered the motorist and was not in danger.
Ray Tensing pulled Sam DuBose over for not having a front license plate. DuBose is overheard in the video telling the citizen killer that he couldn’t find his driver’s license, but assured him he had one, and affirmed it by telling the cop to run his name.
The citizen killer then put his hand on the car door handle to open it. The victim placed his hand on the door from the inside to hold it shut. The citizen killer never asks the victim to exit the vehicle. He never tells him he’s being detained. He never has any justifiable reason to ask him to exit the vehicle.
Then the citizen killer stuck his hand through the open window to force the seatbelt off the victim. The victim was rightly frightened, confused and nervous about it, and was quickly executed. That’s all there is to say about it.
The video shows Ray Tensing falling backwards immediately after firing the weapon, which proved that he was not dragged by the car. Sam DuBose was killed instantly, however his lifeless body pressed the gas pedal so the vehicle rolled forward until it hit a post.
As such, not only did citizen killer Ray Tensing kill an innocent, unarmed man, but he also put the public in danger from a runaway automobile with a corpse at the wheel.
Ray Tensing was charged with murder, but we know all too well how precious few citizen killer get actually convicted and serve any time. A charge is often nothing more than a smokescreen action until the public is distracted by something else.
How do I know nothing’s gonna come of it? Same as always – the other cop who lied on the official report to cover up for his buddy was never charged, or fired. Video makes it clear that Tensing wasn’t dragged even an inch, yet his buddy still sided with the killer to support his getting away with murder. He should be charged with obstruction of justice and being accessory to murder for the attempted cover up, because that’s what a citizen would be looking at if he did the same.
From the report:
Officer Kidd was on scene with OIT Lindenschmidt. Officer Kidd told me that he witnessed the Honda Accord drag Officer Tensing.
Props to Best Gore member @Hugsthemuffin for the video. The murder happens at approximately 1:55.