Monday, August 22, 2016

NC: Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language

Via comment by Cav Med on Your Future as a Terrorist

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A community and family is mourning the loss of Daniel Kevin Harris, whose life was taken this week by a State Trooper who apparently fears sign language. Harris, who is deaf, was gunned down in front of his house.

According to police, trooper Jermaine Saunders attempted to pull Harris over around 6:14 p.m. on Thursday. For an unknown reason, Harris did not stop and, instead, drove to his home.

During the pursuit, both cars became damaged and eventually came to a stop near Harris’ home.

“I was here in my driveway and I saw the highway patrol car come through and it was smoking really bad,” said neighbor Mark Barringer. “About 10 seconds later, I heard one gunshot.”

11 comments:

  1. Of course I wasn't there and will not pass judgement, but from what I've read this doesn't look good.

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    1. Agreed, but there may be more to the story consudering this:

      "During the pursuit, both cars became damaged and eventually came to a stop near Harris’ home."

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  2. Also sounds like based on his past experiences with Leo's he may have had reason to fear for his life and avoided stoping till he got home to relative safety... Cops go home safe every night.

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    1. Have to wait until we see the videos, I believe.

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    2. Sadly, I have posted this
      follow up comment on
      numerous blogs.
      And by the minute, its become
      obvious that its not misplaced: Make up your minds.
      Do you hate the jackboot
      murderous police state,
      with every fiber of your being?
      Or will you continue to cuck-suck
      oathkeepers (breakers), while
      sending flowers, Hallmark wishes,
      and pizzas to treasonous badgers?
      You cannot have it both ways.
      Uhh, my mistake.
      Obviously, you schizophrenic posers
      can and do.

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  3. You are assuming there will be video of the actual shooting.
    What happened earlier is irrelevant. Failure to yield can never be construed as justification for the use of deadly force. Unless a neighbor happened to be videoing this encounter all we will have to go on is the statement of the cop. And I can predict already what he will say....

    " He made a furtive gesture." " He reached for his waistband." "I believed he had a gun." "I feared for my life.". The magic incantation of the American Badgemonkey that guarantees he can commit murder with impunity unless incontrovertible video evidence exists to contradict these statements. And even when such proof exists they often get away with their crimes. No.....this is just another in a long line of citizens murdered by the police state whose family will never see justice served....unless they obtain it themselves.

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    1. There should be a video from the cop's car. Now, if for some reason the 'video didn't work' or something, we've got a whole new ballgame.

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  4. It will be interesting to see if the cop was in an "unmarked" car. Those things are un-necessary for traffic enforcement and should be made illegal for such use.

    As for why there was a need to shoot what appears to be an unarmed deaf man, I hope updates will be posted.

    Average Joe

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    1. I understand why detectives use unmarked cars, but don't think cops should anymore thAn:) I think No Knock is sane.

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  5. I bet Jermaine is of the same persuasion as those chimps fighting above in WalMart. We will see, hopefully, what the truth is.

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