Thursday, July 30, 2015

Unnatural Instinct - Ray Tensing's Coverup Exposed

Tensing NOT being dragged as he shoots Dubose with hands up
While I already knew the horrifying outcome of the deadly encounter that took place last Sunday July 19th between unarmed African-American motorist Samuel Dubose and white University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, I still felt a sense of anxiety and fear in my gut as I watched the unedited video footage of the incident taken from Tensing's body camera.

After watching it carefully a few times and listening to the audio there's something terrifying about it.

Not only because of the knowledge that during the tussle that takes place during a few shaky frames of video a man is being shot in the head. If you watch the approximately 6-minute stretch from the time Tensing is casually driving along until he radios in that he's making a traffic stop, stops and confronts Dubose then shoots him - there's no time that Dubose is threatening.

Look at the still image from the video above; both of Dubose's hands are clearly up, Tensing is positioned in front of the driver's seat - and he's not being dragged by the car as he and his attorney have claimed.

As the Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters made clear in a statement on Wednesday, Dubose's Honda Accord didn't start rolling forward until after he'd been shot in the head at point blank range and slumped over the wheel and "he fell forward and must have pressed on the gas."

Ray Tensing charged with murder
Tensing's decision to take out his gun over a traffic stop because of a license plate not being displayed correctly is disturbing in and of itself.

But what's more chilling to me is that even after killing an unarmed suspect who wasn't threatening the officer in any way, even as Dubose lifeless body is slumped over the wheel and his car is rolling down the block; Tensing has the presence of mind to begin yelling his cover-up into his radio as he runs after the car.

Literally seconds after shooting an unarmed man, Tensing is trying to concoct a lie to conceal what he just did.

As an article posted on The Guardian Website reports, their analysis of the 28 minutes of Tensing's body camera clearly also shows at least one and possibly two other members of law enforcement standing near the scene corroborating something that did not actually happen.

As if it was a professional instinct ingrained into them as part of their training.

That's chilling. Tensing didn't just think that up seconds after shooting an unarmed man in the head, someone trained him to do it. Instinct. Unnatural instinct.

Remember back in April when North Charleston police office Michael Slager shot unarmed African-American motorist Walter Scott after another minor traffic stop? Same deal.

The cellphone video shot by a bystander not only showed Slager shooting the unarmed and fleeing motorist who didn't threaten him.

After shooting him five times he doesn't stop and render any kind of aid or check to see if Scott was still alive; he immediately runs back, picks up the taser that was dropped during the chase and brings it back over near where the victim is lying and drops it next to his body to try and stage a scenario that never happened.

Like Slager, Tensing's concocted story has been eradicated by video evidence proving officer was lying; about killing an unarmed human being who didn't threaten him. And now he's been indicted for murder.

To Serve and Protect is the motto, but the video makes clear that about the only thing Tensing was trying to protect was his own ass.

An unnatural instinct.

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