Police have released video in the case of 50 year old Patrick Harmon, who was shot and killed by police, in order to prove that they did nothing wrong.
Activists are taking it as evidence that they killed him out of racism.
Watch the video of the arrest and shooting death before – caution, it’s graphic:
So, two things. Many people don’t understand how quickly a man with a knife can stab and kill someone else – often long before someone can draw a gun.
Here’s video that proves it – it’s called the 21 foot rule:
Another thing – people often freak out when they see cops cuff a suspect that has been killed. But this is standard police procedure and it’s for good reason. Just because you take down someone doesn’t mean they’re down for the count – the handcuffs are there to make sure they don’t attack again and injure a police officer. Unfortunately many who don’t understand police procedure believe cops are just adding insult to injury, which isn’t the case at all.
— Cee-I (@valgambo) October 7, 2017
And here are some of the more unhinged responses:
I just saw the video of #PatrickHarmon getting shot in the back for being terrified of the police. I feel so sick. Cops are terrorists
— I belong to me (@tender_perenial) October 7, 2017
#PatrickHarmon that is so sad man. The police were in no type of danger. And they murdered that man.
— #DefendDaca (@_bajan_) October 7, 2017
what the fuck where is justice for patrick harmon
— spooky logna (@logow8) October 7, 2017
RIP Patrick Harmon. Fuck cops
— helya (@tameguilass) October 6, 2017
— Brenna Cain (@bcain09) October 7, 2017
Patrick Harmon has one thing in common with many other African Americans killed by cops recently: he did nothing wrong. Stop injustice.
— March On! (@MarchOnOrg) October 7, 2017
Once again both sides retreat to their keyboard trenches and embellish the case to support their agenda one million percent…