Family of black man shot by Nashville police calls for justice after surveillance video released

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  • Nelson Hernandez

    I love the quote, "if he had a grenade in his pocket..." his ass would have definitely been shot then . ROTFLMMFAO

  • Badger Fishinski

    Again.. A man RUNNING from the police. How many times does America have to see this to realize that you don't run from the Police?

  • Justin

    the guy was running TOWARDS the school, an armed, convicted felon caught in the commission of a crime. That school was his best chance of freedom (hostage, human shield, lose him in the building) he knew if he ended up in cuffs they weren't coming off for years.

  • archie7699

    If you run from the police with a gun and refuse to drop it you are going to get shot. Why are so many people too stupid to understand that concept? Is there something in the water that makes them this dense? The man asked "How was he a threat?" I'll tell him how. Many police have been shot on duty because a fleeing suspect turned and fired. But BLM and their sort would rather see dead police and live thugs.

  • foldincaulfield

    Never mind, Jed. Let's not head back to Tennessee.

  • Tracy Fryburger

    Again why don't they respect authority. Drop gun when told. You are making up your own laws by not complying with laws. Disrespect of authority doesn't fare well with criminals. I think that's why their called laws not options

  • Cherie Harmon

    I'm shocked at most of these comments. First, if he was shot in the leg he would have fallen. You shoot someone in the back to KILL them, not to stop and apprehend them. All of these white cops MURDERING black kids and getting away with it certainly isn't helping heal racial issues. I see it almost every single day. A white cop MURDERS a black kid, and the Chief, (or whoever is in charge) comes up with all these completely stupid excuses and the cop goes unpunished. What kind of message does it send to let the public know that it's okay for a white cop to kill a black kid? Turn it around, what if it were a black cop killing a white kid? Not only would he/she be fired immediately, they'd probably have charges filed against them. We'll never all be able to live in peace as long as society feels it's okay for actions like this. Oh, and in case any of you are wondering, I'm a 63 year old WHITE woman, and this makes me sick to my stomach!

  • ISaidIt

    In the Congo (@ 1900), the Dutch paid for rubber extracted by Africans. If the rubber quota was short, an African lost a hand. The severed hands and rubber were given to Dutch officials for payment. Horrible, indeed.

    Didn't take long for the Dutch to figure out all they needed were severed African hands to get paid -- long walks in the jungle not required.

    Today, Americans are given paychecks and retirement pensions for whole bodies of fellow Americans -- dead or alive. No work required.

    No work required plus administrative leave with pay.

  • Furrmin The Cat

    The Supreme Court has ruled that police cannot shoot a fleeing person unless they pose a known threat to others, themselves or the officer.

    That does not appear to be the case here.
    And as far as the police finding a gun at the scene? That is an old police policy to carry a throw away just in case you shoot an unarmed person. The ankle holster is worn in some cases just for this.

  • Realpshep

    Two things...first it’s a bad shoot, if he threatening while running why not shoot him sooner? It looked like he got tired, got in his stance and just shot instead of continuing the chase.
    Secondly, they gotta stop reporting black etc shot...people are getting numb to it so when real cases of cop murders happen they minimize it

  • Dee

    I'm not saying the shooting was justified, but no mention from the family that he had just stolen a car and had a gun!

  • Richard Johnson

    Why are they calling for justice. Everyone knows the outcome. We know this cop will walk free. When will black Americans realize that the only way to get justice is to go take it.

  • Bad Seed

    Meh, no big loss to humanity...

  • ycplum

    Question: Did he have a gun in his hand?

    If he had a gun in his hand, he is a threat whether he is running away or not. It is as simple as that.

    I don't believe failing to obey orders from police warrants lethal force and the policies of every police force in the US agrees with me, UNLESS the person is a potential lethal threat. The effectiveness of a gun is such that it is always a threat as long as it is in someone's hands.

  • The Terminator

    Is this the story where the people in the car were involved in a drive-by shooting just minutes before? And the runner didn't comply with order to stop? Or maybe the guy was running to get the police a cup of coffee & a donut.

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