Once again, another highly trained officer of the law shot and killed a man after confusing a cell phone for a gun.
San Antonio police officer John Lee claimed he was in fear for his life when he killed Antoine Scott Thursday night in a parking lot of an apartment complex.
But San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, who has reviewed video and audio recordings of the shooting, said Lee didn’t even give Scott a chance. Source
The editor-in-chief of a tabloid threatened to publish the names and addresses of every cop in San Antonio after police mistakenly took 36-year-old Antronie Scott’s cellphone for a gun and fatally shot him.
KENS-TV reported that Stephanie Zarriello of the San Antonio Observer said: ‘Like Ku Klux Klansmen with hoods, [officers] do everything they can in order to protect their identities for fear of being brought to justice.
‘Just as the names and addresses of sex offenders are publicized in order to protect the public from their wicked behavior, we feel that our community has the right to the exact same level of protection.’ Source
Law enforcement officers operating in an official capacity have resulted in the deaths of at least 35 people, in this county, since 2010. Source
Earlier this week, a Florida man was awarded $23 million in damages after he was left paralyzed by a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy who confused his cell phone for a gun.
And in late December, a Las Vegas cop shot and killed a man holding a cell phone, thinking it was a gun.
It becomes important with stories like these that you commit to righteous living. You’re life may be taken at any moment. You hear about the coming antichrist and rumors of wars, alien attacks and so on, but your life may end today. Are you ready? Give your life to Jesus Christ and live for him, so when that hour comes, if it comes early, you will be ready.