Black Anti-Cop Activist Changes His Tune: Here’s What Changed His Mind…
January 10, 2015 By Matthew Burke
Rev. Jarrett Maupin; Image Credit FOX News 10, Phoenix
A vocal anti-cop community organizer in Arizona, Rev. Jarrett Maupin, who has led marches on police headquarters in Phoenix following the Michael Brown and Eric Garner incidents, agreed to take part in a life-like crime simulation training that officers must go through in deciding when or when not to shoot a suspect.
To his credit, Maupin agreed to go through three different scenarios with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and realized just how quickly officers must make split second, life and death decisions, and now says that his attitude has changed and that, after going through the simulations, he realizes just how crucial compliance is.
What Maupin received was a real eye-opener and a new respect of what law enforcement officers have to go through on a frequent basis.
After one scenario, Maupin shot an unarmed man who was charging him, much like the Michael Brown situation in Ferguson, MO, that has been used by professional racial grievance industry benefactors like Al Sharpton to stir up racial strife in the country.
When asked why Maupin shot the suspect, an unarmed man in the simulation, he answered, “I shot because he was in that zone. I didn’t see him armed. He came clearly to do some harm to my person. It’s hard to make that call; it shakes you up.”
“I didn’t understand how important compliance was, but after going through this; yeah, my attitude has changed. This is all unfolding in 10-15 seconds. People need to comply with the orders of law enforcement officers for their own sake,” Maupin told FOX 10 in Phoenix, KSAZ.