Thu 25 Sep, 2014 05:13 pm
White South Carolina State Trooper shot INNOCENT
after a seat belt violation. Did the trooper, in a state of panic,
have any reason
to believe that he was in danger ??
Dashcam video captured the moment a South Carolina state trooper
shot an unarmed man during a traffic stop earlier this month.
The trooper, Sean Groubert, was arrested Wednesday and charged
with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.
The video shows Groubert stopping Levar Jones for a seat belt violation
at a convenience store in Richland County, South Carolina, on Sept. 4,
according to South Carolina Department of Public Safety.
After Groubert asked for his license, Jones, 35, turned back toward
his car and reached inside. Groubert then began shooting and yelling
at Jones to "get out of the car."
Jones, who was unarmed, was hit in the hip with a bullet, police said.
He can be heard saying "I just got my license. You said get my license."
Groubert was fired last week. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
I think that the Trooper demanded that the motorist get his license.
( I 'm not sure of that, but probably. ) Motorist enters his car.
He gets shot. Trooper appears to have believed that motorist got a weapon.
This is a very serious matter.
Will Al Sharpton be appearing on the scene ?
From his state of panic,
it appears that this trooper was in fear of his life,
but not reasonably so. This trial shud bring about a judicial analysis
of the criteria of REASONABILITY of "fear of one 's life".
A man can be in danger, but not in fear.
This trooper was in fear, but not in danger.
The trooper shud not
have begun shooting until he actually saw a weapon.