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Dillon Taylor: Court Rules Utah Police Were Right To Shoot Dead Innocent Unarmed Man

by | 2nd, October 2014

WHEN Officer Bron Cruz of Salt Lake City, Utah, shot dead innocent, unarmed 20-year-old Dillon Taylor, it was lawful.

How so?

Well, Taylor looked a bit like one a group of men reported on a 911 call flashing a handgun.

The SaltLake Tribune reports that Taylor was with two other men, who were “making a scene”:

Confronted by officers, the two men with Taylor held up their hands, while Taylor alone was “noncompliant.”

Why should you comply? If you’re innocent, why should you do as you are commanded?

Police had cameras.

Body-cam video shows that Taylor turned toward officers with his hands in his pants before hoisting his shirt — a gesture officers are trained to recognize as a possible weapon-draw.

Innocent til proven dead

They are trained to recognise a man raising his shirt to be sign that he could be about to shoot?

“Nothing that Mr. Taylor did assisted in de-escalating the situation,” [the district attorney Sim] Gill said. “If anything, it escalated things.”

He had no gun. Told to comply with armed police, he was bit

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