Dallas Heroes Shoot Unarmed Man For Just Standing There

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An officer with the Dallas Police Department is facing major criticism after a home surveillance camera captured him opening fire on a mentally ill man without any provocation.

To make matters worse, police may have lied in their report about what actually took place.

After an argument with his mother, Bobby Gerald Bennett, 52, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, went out into the middle of the street and began rolling around in a swivel office chair.

Their neighbor, Maurice Bunch, reportedly told Bennett’s mother, Joyce Jackson, not to call the police, but Jackson had already made the call.

“They said they would send special-trained officers out,” Jackson said, according to a Dallas Morning News report.

The entire affair was captured on a surveillance camera mounted outside of Bunch’s front door. Along with Bunch’s statements, the footage seems to directly contradict the officers’ version of events.

“What’s going on?” officers asked Bennett, according to Bunch. “They were coming at him and he just scooted his chair back. He stood up. At that point, they drew their weapons and said, ‘Freeze.’ They may have said ‘Drop the knife.’”

Within 30 seconds of arriving, Officer Cardan Spencer fired four shots at Bennett, who is witnessed getting out of the chair and standing perfectly still.

An arrest affidavit listed Officer Spencer as the victim and claimed he and his partner were responding to a “disturbance call about a man carrying a knife…” It also says Bennett allegedly told them, “You all are gonna need more officers out here,” and claims he took “several steps toward them with the knife raised in an aggressive manner.”

However, Bunch says she never heard them say anything to that effect and never saw a knife. “That’s a lie,” he said. “They were trying to kill him.”

The affidavit made sure to mention that Spencer fired in fear for his and his partner’s safety.

Additionally, the officer’s stray bullets entered a neighbor’s home near the altercation. “Had someone been in that home, they could have been shot as well or maybe killed,” Jackson claimed.

Afterwards, Jackson was unable to see her son in the hospital. “They said, ‘You don’t need to be here. You son is under arrest for trying to hurt police officers,’” Jackson said, according to Dallas News. “I said, ‘What would you do if it was your son?’” She was eventually permitted to peek through the window and ensure her son was still alive.

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      • Dear RAH,

        Snyder and Lemieux, the Canadian rights advocate, are dead on.

        So-called “gun control” is of course an intolerable outrage. But we gun rights champions must realize that it is merely part of a much larger picture.

        So-called “gun control” is really about “people control.” Hence the demand that we “get permission.”

        That is the real crux of the matter. That is the real priority for them. Our acknowledgement that we need to get permission from them. Not just for guns, but for anything. They insist that we say “Uncle!”

        That is why absolutely everything must be “licensed.” That is why “contempt of court” is a crime.

          • Dear Gary,

            Yup. A “license to kill” as Ian Fleming wrote about. Now every gubmint “official” has one.

            Here’s more grist for the mill.

            Law & Order More: Cleveland Police Guns Ohio
            63 Cleveland Police Officers Suspended After An Unarmed Couple Was Shot At 137 Times
            Pamela Engel Oct. 16, 2013, 3:51 PM
            http://www.businessinsider.com/cleveland-police-suspends-63-cops-after-deadly-car-chase-2013-10#ixzz2hvn6RWkV

            Cleveland officials are suspending 63 police officers for their roles in a November car chase that ended in the shooting deaths of an unarmed man and woman, The Plain Dealer reports.

            We libertarians predicted that once “our government” treated Afghans and Iraqis the way they did over there, “our government” would soon treat Americans the same way over here.

            Sure enough, we were right.

          • @Bevin – I remember that one. A bunch of hysterical children with guns. The bosses took so much heat from the public this is how they are thowing a bone back to the public dogs (almost a year later), hoping that will stop the harassment. Prosecution, not suspension, is what was called for in that mess.

    • I left a comment at the YT video channel.

      FYI.

      Bevin Chu 1 second ago

      The guy was not “aggressive” toward anyone, including the cops.

      He clearly backed away. He stood up. But he remained stock still. He did not advance toward them. He did not make any sudden moves. He did not reach for anything in his pocket.

      Yet the cops simply gunned him down, murdered him in cold blood. In cop talk that is “murder one.”

      This is what America, a once great nation has come to.

  1. I have no video cameras set up around my house, but this video is a perfect example of why we all need it. Most sheeple would never believe the police would actually do something like this.

    Why am I only finding out this happened from this website? Why isn’t this the front page of the news? (that’s a rhetorical question. The “news” and sheeple would never accept this as news. I mean hell, the narrator didn’t sound like a porn star in business clothes, and porn stars in business clothes are the only people I accept the “news” from dammit! I’m a god damned ‘murican!)

  2. Fortunately these “Officers” were specially trained to deal with the situation. I would hate to see the body count if these thugs were untrained. 🙁

    (apparently their special training includes the ability to prevaricate as needed.)

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