Texas Trooper shoots unarmed Black Man (video)

Posted by admin on September 25, 2014

Texas Trooper shoots unarmed Black Man (video) By Streetsill.com

Police said Groubert, 31, stopped Jones in the parking lot of a Circle K station in daylight, for what police say was an alleged seat belt violation, around 5 p.m.

Video that authorities say was recorded from Groubert’s police car shows the trooper driving up to a vehicle just as its driver — who authorities say is Jones — steps out of the vehicle.

When Groubert asks for Jones’ license, Jones pivots toward the vehicle he just exited — the driver’s door is still open — and leans inside as if to retrieve something, the video shows.

About two seconds later, the trooper that police identify as Groubert comes into view with a gun drawn and yells “Get out of the car! Get out of the car!”

The gun is fired — at least four shots are heard — and Jones steps away from the vehicle, raising his hands in the air and eventually moving off camera.

“I just got my license! You said get my license!” says someone off camera, apparently Jones.

After being told to put his hands behind his back, Jones asks: “What did I do, sir?” “Are you hit?” asks another off-camera voice, apparently Groubert’s.

“I think so,” comes the response. “I can’t feel my leg. I don’t know what happened.”

The conversation continues:

“Why did you shoot me?”

“Well, you dove head-first back into your car. Then you (unintelligible), I’m telling you get out of your car.”

This is just another example of how there is a war against Black people in America, in particular, Black men. Something must give, as countless examples of violence by police officers against Black men are accumulating. We need a resolution.