VIDEO: Nashville officer fatally shoots man armed with 2 butcher knives pic.twitter.com/dBqy0onxK7
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 25, 2021
Over the weekend, bodycam video was released of a racist cop in Nashville, Tennessee murdering a black man in cold blood for no reason as the black was running at him with two butcher knives.
Children have been running at people with dual-wielded knives for eons.
Imagine being a black mother, and worrying that your son is going to be murdered for simply running at a cop with a butcher knife in each hand.
A police officer fatally shot a man during a traffic stop in Nashville, Tennessee, early Saturday morning after he charged the officer with two butcher knives, authorities said.
The shooting took place in the city’s Bordeaux neighborhood around midnight while Officer Christopher Royer was on routine patrol, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said in a press conference following the shooting.
Royer initiated the traffic stop after learning the license plate on a white Mercedes was registered to a green Chevrolet, Aaron said. While the driver remained cooperative throughout the traffic stop, the passenger immediately got out of the vehicle with two butcher knives.
Body-camera footage released by police on Saturday shows the armed man attempting to get inside the police officer’s vehicle. The driver can be heard screaming at the man, “What are you doing?” and “Stop!” as Royer urged the man to drop his weapon.
“I don’t want to shoot you,” the police officer is heard yelling on the video footage as he repeatedly requested backup.
Aaron said Royer backed 25 yards away from his police car as the armed passenger began running toward him. As the man approached, Royer appears in the video footage to fire three shots to the man’s chest before he collapsed in the middle of the street.
The man died after he was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Aaron said. Authorities have not released his name.
The murderer is a smug white supremacist.
This racist easily could have simply shot the knives out of the innocent black man’s hands, if he was really worried about these largely harmless “weapons.”
But instead of shooting the knives out of his hands, he chose murder in the first degree. And of course, he’s placed on administrative leave – not sent directly to jail for child murder.
It’s impossible to understand how an unarmed black child can simply be shot down in cold blood like this.
.@RevDrBarber: “Dylann Roof got arrested…and some people say got a sandwich — they didn’t get shot, they didn’t get choked, they didn’t get beaten or killed. But far too often, if you’re Black or Brown, you can be unarmed and still be killed.”
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 24, 2021
It’s time for the Biden Administration to act. We have to get these racist cops off the streets. They are committing a genocide.
A black man does not deserve to die simply because he ran at top speed at a cop while dual-wielding butcher knives.
The cops are the real killers and the whole system is guilty. It’s time to end policing, end incarceration, and the entire system.
This was no accident.
It wasn't an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist.
Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder.
No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can't be reformed.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) April 12, 2021
REST IN POWER, KING.
We will never forget the sacrifice you made in the fight against heterosexual white capitalism.