White Officer Accused of Targeting Black Man with Aggression; Body Cam Vindicates Him (Video)

White Officer Accused of Targeting Black Man with Aggression; Body Cam Vindicates Him (Video)

An Oakland firefighter is crying racism after a white cop stopped him because he thought he was burglarizing a fire house.  Keith Jones says he saw the door to the firehouse was open after the other firefighters went out for a call.  He did a quick look through the station and then was closing the door when he says a cop stopped him and his kids.  Jones said he thought he and his kids were going to be shot:

Jones told KPIX5, “His hand was on his gun. He was crouched, he was low. He was basically in a shooting stance.” He continued saying how his 9 year old was crying, so he told the officer, “sir, my name is Keith Jones. I’m an Oakland firefighter. I work here. Those are my kids. Could you please allow them to put their hands down and let them know that it’s okay.” Jones then claimed the officer looked at him and said, “Keep your hands up and don’t move.”

Now the above report said the trainer in the video should have at least apologized.

Here’s the thing: he did. And when you watch the video, you might better understand why the cop wanted them to keep their hands where he could see them.

Here’s the video:

Now you tell me: was that cop over the top, or was did he behave exactly as he should have?

I think he was professional and safe. How about you?

Duane Lester

Duane Lester is co-founder of All American Blogger, and the primary writer. Following graduation, Duane entered the United States Navy as a journalist. He spent five years touring the world, reporting on local news and sports. Following his enlistment, Duane spent almost 10 years working with adjudicated youth in residential treatment environments. Duane discovered politics after September 11. He credits Erich "Mancow" Muller for opening his eyes to his conservative beliefs. Since then, Duane has devoured books and literature on politics, reading everything he can from Adam Smith to Larry Elder to Thomas Sowell. He refers to his style of politics as "conserva-tarian", a mixture of conservative and libertarian beliefs.

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