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New video shows unarmed Utah man was listening to headphones when killed by police

Wed Jun 03, 2015 at 12:53 PM PDT

Shocking new video shows unarmed Utah man was listening to headphones when killed by police

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Dillon Taylor shown clearly with headphones on

On August 11, 2014, Dillon Taylor walked out of a local Salt Lake City, Utah, convenience store minding his own business. He wasn't armed. He wasn't committing a crime. He was listening to music on his headphones, probably in his own world. Just two days after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed an unarmed Mike Brown in Ferguson, Taylor would soon face a similar fate at the hands of a local officer. And on October 1, the district attorney in Salt Lake City, Sim Gill, ruled that the killing of 20-year-old Taylor was justified. Even in his determination, though, he stated that "Taylor's shooting was justified not because he posed an actual threat, but because (Officer) Cruz reasonably perceived a threat."

Now that the full video has been released, it's disturbingly clear that nothing about this police shooting was justified. Nothing at all.

At 0:17, Officer Bron Cruz gets out of his vehicle. You will notice people confused by his presence.

At 0:22, Officer Cruz walks past two men who were friends with Dillon Taylor.

At 0:24, Officer Cruz walks behind Taylor, who has on a white T-shirt and is listening to music.

At 0:33, we see the officer has his gun drawn and is yelling at Taylor, who's holding his sagging pants up and does not appear to hear Cruz.

At 0:36, the officer shoots Taylor. It would be fatal.

Starting at 0:41, you will notice the headphone cord coming out of Taylor's pocket.

At 0:48, you will see that the headphones were clearly going up to Taylor's ears.

At 0:52, the officer asks Dillon to "give me your hands," but Taylor is already near death. His friends begin screaming and crying in the background.

At 1:03, the officer handcuffs Taylor.

At 1:48, the officer turns Taylor over, the headphones are visible, and the officer states "it's clear"—meaning that Taylor was actually unarmed.

At 2:54, the officer turns Taylor completely over, keeping him handcuffed, and begins talking to him and trying to get him to talk. Taylor appears nearly dead and is completely covered in blood.

At 4:56, the officer is rummaging through Taylor's pockets instead of providing any first aid.

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Unbelievable.
And now police department everywhere are trying to blackmail the citizens by arguing they can't do their job effectively if the people they are paid to protect and serve complain of treatment like this.

Objecting to such senseless killings hurt their feelings and moral, they say.

They are presenting a false choice to the American people, African-Americans in particular
1- Allow us to kill few of you w/o criticizing us
2 -Else, we won't be able to protect you because criticism ties our hands behind our back, and we can't do our job effectively that way.

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Re: New video shows unarmed Utah man was listening to headphones when killed by polic

But why did he shoot that man?

What was the perceived danger here?

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Jesus, I didn't need to see that.

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I regret watching that video. Pretty disturbing.

I hate it when the police officer was telling the man he murdered to stay with him... Not even really remorseful for his actions: thinking of himself, that he was going to get into trouble for shooting an unarmed man. Disgusting.

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I learned a valuable lesson when it comes to watching videos. Thank God I read some posts before being cheeky Meanwhile, more and more cops in this country are living up to the name gangsters with badges

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Not trying to justify the cop's imbecility in any way, but I don't know what goes through the mind of some guy who is being pointed at with a gun by a cop and doesn't put his hands in the air; there'll be time for explaining later, when you know, you're still alive.

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Jesus, I didn't need to see that.
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Re: New video shows unarmed Utah man was listening to headphones when killed by polic

Please put a warning sign!
Not everyone is used to watching these disturbing videos...

Is there an old video available?
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Re: New video shows unarmed Utah man was listening to headphones when killed by polic

It appears Officer Cruz f-ed up pretty badly. The kid should have put his hands in the air when he turned around and saw the gun pointed at him. He also appears to reach for his waist band before the cop shoots him. The story is misleading, though in comparing the incident with the Mike Brown incident. The only fact that appears to be the same is that Brown and Taylor were unarmed.

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