More reinforcement for my firm belief that, overall, police cannot be trusted unless you’re white and upper class looking.
Miami Beach police did their best to destroy a citizen video that shows them shooting a man to death in a hail of bullets Memorial Day.
First, police pointed their guns at the man who shot the video, according to a Miami Herald interview with the videographer.
Then they ordered the man and his girlfriend out the car and threw them down to the ground, yelling “you want to be fucking paparazzi?”
Then they snatched the cell phone from his hand and slammed it to the ground before stomping on it. Then they placed the smashed phone in the videographer’s back pocket as he was laying down on the ground.
And finally, they took him to a mobile command center where they snapped his photo and demanded the phone again, then took him to police headquarters where they conducted a recorded interview with him before releasing him.
But what they didn’t know was that Narces Benoit had removed the SIM card and hid it in his mouth, which means the video survived.
The video in question is here. I’d suggest not watching it you’re easily disturbed because apparently you see everything. I have not watched.
As if all that wasn’t enough to anger you, there’s this:
The new details emerged a day after police announced they had found a gun in the car they had shot up.
It took police two-and-a-half days to find the gun in the Hyundai but they still haven’t determined if it was discharged that night.
via The Agitator