A guy that didn’t do anything wrong gets murdered by a cop in cold blood, but the cop is cleared of any wrongdoing by the DA – sounds familiar? Yep, everything’s alright. Carry on.
On August 11, 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah Police responded to a call that there was an armed man in the parking lot of a convenience store. They showed up, and saw a group of young men exiting a 7-Eleven. One wore headphones and was walking away. The cops pursued him with their guns drawn and when he turned around, he rolled up his t-shirts and the cops shot him dead.
In the report, officer Bron Cruz claimed he feared for his life because he saw suspect reaching for a gun in his waistband. Turns out, the alleged suspect – 20 year old Dillon Taylor – had no gun, and was just listening to music and presumably did not hear the officers. Of course, we may never find out whether he did or didn’t, for they murdered him, because in a police state yours side of the story doesn’t matter – in a police state, you don’t get a chance to defend your actions in due process.
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said that Bron Cruz was clearly justified in the shooting. Imagine that you as a citizen with a concealed carry license would walk up behind someone listening to music, follow them for 25 feet, then shot them when they turned around and walked slowly backwards – never in a million years would you be able to claim that this guy presented a reasonable threat to you. You’d be charged with a first degree murder and face the death penalty or life in jail. But when a cop does it, then it’s “clearly justified”.
In the USA, police killed more citizens in the month of March 2015, than police in England did in the entire 20th century, which includes decades of conflict with the IRA. At the same time, being a police officer remains one of the safest jobs in America, with one of the lowest death counts in the line of duty. You’ll find more honor and rules about violence against civilians among mafia contract killers.
One would hope that officer Bron Cruz will be hunted by images of Dillon Taylor spitting blood and convulsing as he’s putting handcuffs on his lifeless body for the rest of his life, but that presumes that officer Bron Cruz has conscience, which he seemingly doesn’t. Bron Cruz remains on the job – armed and dangerous, and out on the street encouraged by newly confirmed impunity.
The sad thing is – sheeple will still defend this murder. For them, anything other than instant, total, abject, and servile obedience to everything that comes out of a cop’s mouth warrants summary execution.
That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Business men, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.
~Morpheus, The Matrix
Notice how a short while after his partner asked about the bodycam status, the civilian killer proceeded to establish a defense for the camera and asked: “What were you reaching for, man?”
Dillon Taylor was not black, so neither the mainstream media, nor the liberal spew-mouthers will care.
Props to Best Gore member Hugsthemuffin for the video: