Watch: An Unarmed White Man Just Got Shot By A Black Cop, And Silent Hypocrisy Is Everywhere
Soon-to-be Father Dillon Taylor will not see the birth of his child…
Justin Koski — October 3, 2014
Much like the case in Ferguson, MO., an unarmed man was shot and killed by a police officer. But what’s different this time? Instead of the victim being black, he’s white, and therefore has garnered no media attention and no visits or comments from Al Sharpton, President Obama, or Reverend Jesse Jackson.
The victim, 20-year-old Dillon Taylor, whom family and friends say was unarmed at the time of the shooting, was shot and killed by a police officer, whose name has not yet been released, in Salt Lake City, UT.
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According to Police Chief Chris Burbank, the shooting was caught on the officer’s body camera, but he did not say whether Taylor was armed at the time of the shooting, nor, after watching the footage, had he decided whether the use of deadly force was justified.
Police reportedly arrived on scene because of a “man waving a gun around.” Taylor must have matched the description of the suspect, but witnesses claim that Taylor may have been pulling up his pants, causing the officer to think he was drawing a weapon.
The investigation in Salt Lake City, Utah into the officer’s conduct will continue without a riot and looters, without distractions from the DOJ, without Al Sharpton and his race baiting. It will be conducted as all investigations are, much like Ferguson, Missouri should have been.