VIDEO: Police Release Video Of Officer Killing An Ax-Wielding Black Man
If the police shoot a black man and there is a video of the shooting showing that it was justified, will there still be rioting? In December 2013, police in Selma, Ala., shot a black man wielding an ax. The man refused to drop the ax and charged the police officer, who was also black, so the officer had no choice but to shoot. Protesters and the deceased man’s family demanded release of the officer’s body cam footage.
According to Gateway Pundit,
Ananias Shaw, a 74 year old mentally unstable black man was the subject of a police call to a Selma Church’s Chicken on December 4, 2013. Shaw was known to the police as a disturbed but generally non-violent man according to his family.
Shaw had left the Church’s Chicken by the time police arrived. He was found in a nearby abandoned building by an officer who went in the building after him. Shaw exited the building carrying an ax.
Shaw refused numerous orders to drop the ax. He swore at officers and called them the n-word. Shaw walked away carrying the ax in his right hand.
Several black police officers followed Shaw including the officer wearing the lapel camera who can be seen with his gun in firing position.
Officers continued to order him to drop the ax but Shaw refused.
At about 3:40 in the video Shaw turned around and charged the officer yelling, “Shoot it!”
The officer fired one shot as Shaw closed in on him. Shaw instantly collapsed and is not seen moving on the ground. Apparently the single shot killed him instantly.
The police released the video, below, last week. If the protests continue, it will be an indication that the extremists don’t care about the facts, but are making up racism to fit an agenda. How many more false cries of racism must take place until this dangerous agenda is fully outed like the emperor who has no clothes?
Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.