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Salt Lake City cop who shot Black bicyclist cleared of wrongdoing

Patrick Harmon, 50, was riding his bicycle when he was stopped and later killed by police (Image Source: Screen Shot from Police body cam video released by Salt Lake City Police)

On Aug. 13, 2017, Patrick Harmon, 50, was riding his bicycle erratically in Salt Lake City, Utah. A police officer responded after seeing Harmon ride across six lanes of traffic without a rear red taillight on his bike. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, when questioned, Harmon gave multiple names in an attempt to hide the fact that he had felony warrants for aggravated assault and drug possession.

Two officers arrived on the scene as the backup to assist the original responding officer. Harmon was told he was going to jail on his outstanding warrants and pleaded with the officers not to arrest him. As Harmon is being handcuffed, he suddenly bolts away from the cops and takes off running. According to the officers on the scene, while he was running Harmon pulled a knife on the cops and stated, “I’ll f****** stab you.”

The officer who originally contacted Harmon drew his stun gun, and another, Clinton Fox, drew his gun. As Fox begins to pursue Harmon, he yelled that he would  “f—ing shoot him” and then fires his gun three times fatally striking the fleeing suspect. A knife was reportedly found next to Harmon’s body by police investigators.

This week, Salt Lake City District Attorney Sim Gil announced that the shooting was justified and he would not seek charges against Fox or the other officers involved in the arrest. In his findings, Gil states that the killing of Harmon was justified because he “threatened to stab or cut the officers as they tried to arrest him…While the officers were in very close proximity to Mr. Harmon, he presented an opened knife as he turned towards the officers who were running at him. Officer Fox reasonably believed deadly force was necessary to prevent death or serious bodily injury to himself and/or others and therefore his use of deadly force was “justified” under Utah State law.”

Police have released body cam video of the shooting to the public, which can be seen below. Warning: the video is graphic.



136 Comments

  1. James Morgan Jr. on October 5, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    One officer shot him with the stun gun! That should have been enough! That officer should have waited for the effect of the stun gun and take the knife away from him at that point and make the arrest. The officer did not have to shoot him!

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    • Bolvon72 on October 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Actually, the fact he was still in motion shows the taser was ineffective, if in fact he deployed it prior to the other officer firing. Great reaction to a immediate threat though. Glad they all made it home.

      • marcus on October 5, 2017 at 5:13 pm

        did anyone see a knife?

        • Bolvon72 on October 5, 2017 at 5:38 pm

          Three cops did, even the dead guy probably noticed it as the last weapon he got to hold.

          • marcus on October 5, 2017 at 11:38 pm

            i hope all your kids die



          • Bolvon72 on October 6, 2017 at 2:31 am

            They will, as we all will, at least they’ll never do it running from the cops like this loser.



          • Il| on October 6, 2017 at 9:17 pm

            I hope ur kids die tomorrow cupcake #smooches



          • Bolvon72 on October 7, 2017 at 2:58 am

            Okay, as long as you still have hope. More hope than a fleeing felon has.



          • Evil e on October 9, 2017 at 7:20 pm

            Not by the cops. Heroin will do it😂😂



          • Jason on October 8, 2017 at 2:23 pm

            Agreed + let’s make sure Bolvon72 watches them go right before he is beheaded.



          • Eastern_girl on October 12, 2017 at 5:34 pm

            The tolerant left in action again… Wow



          • Jason on October 13, 2017 at 12:21 pm

            Just taking tips from the White Supremacist on the Right.



          • Eastern_girl on October 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

            Not real big on personal responsibility, are we? That pretty typical of the perpetual victim class…



          • Jason on October 13, 2017 at 2:01 pm

            Oh – I am really big on personal responsibility. BTW – who/what is the “perpetual victim class”? Is that some sort of Fox Speak, or is there really a group of people in this country who have not been openly subject to Government enforced discrimination that demand they be made whole?



          • Eastern_girl on October 13, 2017 at 3:08 pm

            People who’s identity is tied up in being a victim. Who try to explain that the only reason people like them can’t get ahead is because of these big bad people who hold them down.



          • Jason on October 14, 2017 at 9:56 am

            I agree. You must refer to the feminists. If so, I agree. I you refer to the Jewish survivors of the holocaust I don’t agree as they were victims.



          • Il| on November 7, 2017 at 9:22 pm

            You sure do whine convincingly like a victim… #dotard



          • Il| on November 7, 2017 at 9:19 pm

            White supremacists right wing fascists shall cast no stones



          • Mason Youngblood on October 6, 2017 at 6:28 pm

            I haven’t seen sheeeit until I see everyone of these pigs body cams. [email protected] what a cop saw. You trust them MFers if YOU want…they lie just like every human.



        • FridaysChild on October 5, 2017 at 8:21 pm

          Yeah the cops saw it when they dropped it next to him.

          • marcus on October 5, 2017 at 11:37 pm

            i didnt see a knife



        • Never flying United again. on October 5, 2017 at 10:29 pm

          He didn’t have one.

          • marcus on October 5, 2017 at 11:37 pm

            i didnt think so



          • somdforever on October 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

            Ever seen the pyramids? No? So in your logical mind, they don’t exist because you’ve never seen them!



      • John Climax on October 6, 2017 at 12:39 am

        “Glad they all made it home [safely after extra-judicially murdering another N*GGER. Let’s score one for the Home Team!].”

        There you go. Fixed it for ya, Klansman!

        • Bolvon72 on October 6, 2017 at 2:33 am

          Supposition seems to be your strong point, we all have to be good at something. Congrats.

          • John Climax on October 6, 2017 at 9:34 am

            And “deflection” seems to be your strong point, as you’ve offered neither a confirmation nor denial.

            So, again: Congrats!…

            …Klansman.

            (Tell me I’m wrong)



      • CharlieKerins on October 6, 2017 at 6:42 am

        A man running away is an immediate threat -BS.

        • somdforever on October 8, 2017 at 10:32 am

          He is when he turns back towards the officers, or anyone for that matter, with a knife in his hand. Or perhaps you didn’t watch the tape very closely.

          • CharlieKerins on October 8, 2017 at 10:39 am

            Geezus C he was shot in the back running away,I watched the tape maybe you should.



          • Il| on November 7, 2017 at 9:24 pm

            another fake claim by a lying cop & people EAGER to believe them



      • James Morgan Jr. on October 6, 2017 at 10:18 am

        He was running away! and his back was turned. I doubt he posed a threat especially NOT with a knife. The teaser would have been sufficient. Come on man you can’t be that insensitive to know that loss of life in this case was totally unnecessary and that is the point. It’s not like he was charging the officers or even moving towards them with a knife. That I can see as being justifiable but the taking of life should be the last resort.

        • Il| on October 6, 2017 at 9:18 pm

          but u have to understand… cops are out of shape… can’t chase.. so they prefer to murder

        • somdforever on October 8, 2017 at 10:37 am

          You a taser expert? How do you know the taser “would” have been sufficient? How do you know the taser worked sufficiently in this case? BTW, look at the cam footage closely. In case you don’t see it, Harmon turned back towards the officers. Hate to burst your bubble, but when Harmon went down, did you not see the blood spilling out on the ground? That blood was coming from wounds on the front of Harmon’s body, NOT his back!

          • James Morgan Jr. on October 8, 2017 at 12:02 pm

            Dude …or who ever you are….. from what I’m reading, you absolutely think this man would kill these officers with that small knife and that he deserved to die??? No I’m not a taser expert but I do know first hand what a taser can do. This was an older man who looked out of shape and did not seem like we was strung out on drugs. It seemed like both officers shot him at the same time and the Taser was not given a chance to work. Either way the officer did not have to shoot and kill him. Yes the man did not do what he was told and yes he resisted arrest but still he did not deserve to die like that. Shoot him with the taser first!… then you observe and wait a couple of seconds until it fully discharges…., by that time he would be totally incapacitated, and then you tackle him and put the cuffs on him….done….too easy! ….if after tasing him, he is still moving and he charges you with the knife, then you shoot him. My brother was a police officer and that is the proper procedure for using a taser. You use your service gun as a last resort when all else fails.



          • Il| on November 7, 2017 at 9:23 pm

            I’m a taser expert. You are not.



    • johnee on October 7, 2017 at 10:32 am

      He was a POS anyway, glad he is gone.

      • Evil e on October 9, 2017 at 7:24 pm

        You next!

        • johnee on October 10, 2017 at 8:05 am

          Bring it.

          • Il| on November 7, 2017 at 9:25 pm

            Can we get your address, asking for a friend



  2. Mason Youngblood on October 5, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    If one officer pulls out a stun gun then that proves that deadly force is not needed. Even if you don’t have a stun gun and have to use a service revolver how about knee-capping him..that’s worst than a stun gun but at least he could survive that better than deadly force..or did the thought of “another black guy getting disability and taxpayers having to pay for it” come across his white @$$ mind…?

    • smartguynyc on October 5, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Well he was wanted for aggravated assault. So perhaps the fact that he failed to appear at court like he promised to do led to his death. I mean, I would expect to be shot at if I ran. Otherwise… Everyone would run right and then what is a cop to do?

      • G.CHRIS on October 5, 2017 at 2:52 pm

        When did cops become allowed to be judge, jury and executioner in the street? Here’s how racism manifests through people who like to think they aren’t racist. Lethal force can only be used when a forceable threat is coming AT you. Running AWAY is not a forceable threat. Soldiers in combat would receive a court martial for doing this exact same thing against a non citizen, yet when it happens to a black person in America it’s suddenly justified. Just stop.

        • somdforever on October 8, 2017 at 10:49 am

          Wow! Another lawyer without a law degree. You’re saying someone/anyone who is running “away” from the police should never be stopped with deadly force? What if that suspect just killed someone, with or without a weapon? Because he is running “away” from the police, the police should just let him go about his business of maybe killing the next person he encounters?

          • G.CHRIS on October 8, 2017 at 6:18 pm

            You don’t need a law degree to understand a basic rule on police interaction. This shouldn’t be that hard to understand. We’re not talking about a suspect that just killed someone. We’re talking about a man that was stopped for not having a reflective light on a damn bicycle and was shot dead. A suspect that just killed someone would be considered armed and dangerous. Even then there’s still a protocol on apprehending them. Have you heard about “innocent until proven guilty”? You sound ignorant right now. It’s not even worth going back and forth with you anymore.



          • Evil e on October 9, 2017 at 7:27 pm

            What black man gave your wife the BBC? Because you are very happy because this man was killed by these pigs.



      • SmarterThanYou! on October 5, 2017 at 4:44 pm

        How many episodes of COPS have you seen where the police shoot and/or kill the suspect they’re chasing?

        • Bolvon72 on October 5, 2017 at 5:45 pm

          Not enough

        • somdforever on October 8, 2017 at 10:51 am

          Oh, at least a dozen or so! What’s your point? You should really take up a hobby and stop watch so much TV. It has apparently warped your brain.

      • Mason Youngblood on October 5, 2017 at 5:31 pm

        Only a coward would shoot a man in the back. If he is running away and not towards..the so-called “threat” is running in the opposite direction..not towards…do you understand “away” and “towards”?

        • The Dude on October 5, 2017 at 9:05 pm

          Go to http://www.sltrib.com/news/… and look at picture 5. Does that look like he’s running away from the officers? His shoes are pointing in the direction of the pursuing officer, that’s not “running away”. Also, notice how close they are thus the limited time to take defensive action and any reasonable person would conclude the policeman was justified.

          • Mason Youngblood on October 6, 2017 at 6:03 pm

            Picture 5?..really? ..picture 5?…any cop that’s been a cop for any number of years knows how to make a ‘picture’ look convincing. Cops tamper with evidence(rolling suspects over, dragging them to other spots, planting guns, drugs, etc.) You keep on trusting ‘picture 5’…I want to see the body camera videos from every cop there at the time of the killing.



          • somdforever on October 8, 2017 at 10:58 am

            You need to get a life! Did you or your friends not learn anything from the Michael Brown case? You know, the one where all those so-called “witnesses” were screaming for the officer to be charged with murder. The same “witnesses” who finally admitted they didn’t see a frigging thing. Must of them made up stories just to fit their agenda.



          • Mason Youngblood on October 9, 2017 at 8:13 pm

            “You need to get a life!”……says the muthafker who can’t stay off my d*ck on every one of my comment threads.



        • somdforever on October 8, 2017 at 10:54 am

          Do you not understand he is still a threat to anyone he is running “towards”? What if he ran “towards” your wife or child and took them hostage? You OK with that? I didn’t think so!

      • The Dude on October 5, 2017 at 9:09 pm

        2nd degree aggravated assault..meaning with a deadly weapon.

      • CharlieKerins on October 6, 2017 at 6:43 am

        Murder civilians at will ,wait they already do.

        • somdforever on October 8, 2017 at 10:59 am

          Not quite as many as the number of blacks who killed other blacks in Chicago or Baltimore. But hey, that’s allowed, right?

          • CharlieKerins on October 8, 2017 at 11:17 am

            No murder by civilians is not allowed, in fact in some states it is punishable by death.However, murder by police officers is allowed in this country.



    • Pinky Nixon on October 5, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Do you think anybody can shoot like that? “Kneecapping” a running target? News flash — real life ain’t like the movies. Not saying this was justified, but your assumptions are ignorant, and your first statement is absurd.

      • Mason Youngblood on October 5, 2017 at 5:27 pm

        ^See reply to Dereck Barker..this goes out to you too.

    • Dereck Barker on October 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      Kneecap him? That’s not how guns work, at all. You watch too many movies. Even sharpshooters don’t aim for specific body parts, you aim center mass. You’re not going to hit a moving target trying to kneecap him.

      • Mason Youngblood on October 5, 2017 at 5:24 pm

        You’re missing the whole gatdamn point you wanna be expert mf. Point is: Don’t shoot to kill if he doesn’t have a gun also. Furthermore, ” knee-cap him” was a figure of speech meaning aim low. Wanna be intelligent sounding MF’S like you like to take insignificant s#!+ and make a big deal about it and miss the whole point in the process. What You need to do is more listening and note taking and less critical analysis so you won’t miss out on the whole point of the comment next time.

        • The Dude on October 5, 2017 at 9:02 pm

          You confront the cops with a weapon, you can pretty much count on being shot….basic common sense.

          • Mason Youngblood on October 6, 2017 at 6:24 pm

            Look, I have seen a white man on the corner waiving an AK-47 at oncoming traffic. Police are called. White police officer draws gun and talks to this man for several minutes. In between those minutes of talking, the man waives the AK in the officers directs one time..no shots are fired. Minutes later the officer comes and sits down beside the man with a AK in one hand still propped up on his shoulder. Minutes after more talking the man surrenders and is arrested. Police later claim the white guy with the AK 47 was ” mentally ill”. Now I ask..what if the black man weaving his bicycle thru traffic and later pulled a knife was mentally ill?..do you see the difference now. A white man who publicly threatened bystanders with a high powered rifle is still living but a black man weaving in and out of traffic on a bicycle is dead because of a knife..a knife. Both may have been mentally ill..but the black guy is dead..because of a knife.



          • somdforever on October 8, 2017 at 11:07 am

            You are so full of sh*t! You either live in fantasy land, or just like to make sh*t up to try and bolster your agenda? Either way, it ain’t working pal.



        • Dereck Barker on October 6, 2017 at 8:48 am

          Naw, you’re glossing over the thing that invalidates your nonsense: no one “aims low”. That’s not how you’re trained to shoot. Everyone trained to shoot is trained to aim for the torso, period. Seriously, man, less critical analysis? That’s the ONLY thing that should be going on when someone loses their life, not reactionary emotional bullshit.

          • Mason Youngblood on October 6, 2017 at 12:32 pm

            Respect my opinion and I’ll THINK about respecting yours because frankly I never solicited a comment from you so you can take that bull$#!+ elsewhere.



          • Mason Youngblood on October 6, 2017 at 1:10 pm

            You ever been stopped by cops while being Black? k? Have you ever been Black? Answer to both is ‘No’ which makes you no expert on Black experiences and labels everything that you say as invalid. Have a nice day…



          • somdforever on October 8, 2017 at 11:11 am

            What the fu*k is your point? YOU ever been stopped by the cops while being White? YOU ever been White? Obviously YOUR answer would be NO! So you are obviously not an expert on White experiences! See, that racial bullsh*t works both ways! Like it or not.



          • Mason Youngblood on October 9, 2017 at 8:03 pm

            Read your on comment again…now…is there any wonder why I’m not responding to that bullshit



          • Mason Youngblood on October 9, 2017 at 8:05 pm

            Read your own comment again to yourself. Now is there any wonder why I am not responding to this bullsh!+.



        • somdforever on October 8, 2017 at 11:04 am

          I see someone finally got to you! You want to deflect, have at it. People like you can’t stand it when others point out facts that don’t fit your agenda. Analysis? Maybe YOU should analyze the cam footage a little better.

      • Darren Sharrocks on October 5, 2017 at 8:44 pm

        kneed capping is calls shooting to wound ie the legs and the guy was not far way so THE COPPER WOULD NOT HAVE MISSED, INSTEAD HE SHOT HIM IN THE BACK THE BASTARD

        • Dereck Barker on October 6, 2017 at 8:49 am

          There’s no such thing as “shoot to wound”. You shoot to hit your target, you don’t draw your weapon with the risk of missing.

    • Blanche Elizabeth Devereaux on October 6, 2017 at 6:48 am

      Hmmm…great conclusion. Can you cite to a case or a law wherein it states that “deadly force is not needed” if one officer “pulled out a stun gun?” If you don’t know what you’re talking about, go back to sweeping floors and leave the conclusions to the experts.

      • Mason Youngblood on October 6, 2017 at 12:59 pm

        This is a Comment thread…do you know what a ‘comment’ is? Another thing…YOU are not an expert on “being pulled over by the police while being Black” so you can miss me with your “White theory”. You can’t comment on my comment at all without being Black and going through it before…don’t even know why you are even [email protected] up outta here with that BS.

        • Blanche Elizabeth Devereaux on October 7, 2017 at 11:49 am

          I know what a “legal conclusion” is, which is what you attempted to make. I am an attorney, so I kinda sorta know about constitutional violations, moron. And you’re dumber than I first thought and also terrible at conclusions, because not sure how you determined that me as a person of color is asserting some sort of “White theory.” I can’t stand stupid people like you who refuse to actually get educated on the issues. Education is free with the advent of the internet and public libraries…but you’d rather stay lazy and stupid, making yourself feel better about the status of persons of color by commenting on a story. LOL. The world stays the same because of people like you.

          • Mason Youngblood on October 7, 2017 at 12:22 pm

            I may not being a lying @$$ lawyer but I do own 2 carwashes and an auto body shop so I do pretty good for myself for a “stupid person”.



          • Blanche Elizabeth Devereaux on October 7, 2017 at 2:06 pm

            Yay; so glad you work. My point: I wouldn’t be as stupid and arrogant as to assume I know about the ins and outs of running an auto body shop, making conclusions about how much it costs to repair a front bumper for a 1998 Honda Civic and spouting my mouth off about it on the internet without having done BASIC RESEARCH. Glad you’re a business owner, but that is unequivocally STUPID.



          • Mason Youngblood on October 7, 2017 at 6:32 pm

            You go your way and I’ll go mine…



          • Blanche Elizabeth Devereaux on October 7, 2017 at 11:57 pm

            What are you waiting for?



        • somdforever on October 8, 2017 at 11:15 am

          So YOU are an expert on being pulled while being Black? Actually, unless I’m doing something wrong, I don’t get pulled over. Maybe, just maybe, you should try the same thing. End of my comments to you. I guess I’m just not Black enough to understand any of the racist BS you want to spout off to everyone who doesn’t agree with you.

          • Mason Youngblood on October 9, 2017 at 8:01 pm

            “Not Black enough to understand”…truest sh!+ you ever spoke.



    • somdforever on October 8, 2017 at 10:41 am

      How about you stop watching TV! Better yet, why don’t you take a real handgun safety course. NO legitimate instructor will ever tell someone to shoot to wound. Shoot him in the leg? Ever heard of someone bleeding to death from trauma to the femoral artery.

  3. Bolvon72 on October 5, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    This is a much better angle than the first one I saw, felony warrant, armed, resisting, threatening the officers with said weapon, down you go.

    • Liz Morgan on October 5, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      I know right? Why expect the officers to actually do their job. They should just shoot everyone instead of ever trying to be proper officers anymore. God this is getting pathetic..

      • Bolvon72 on October 5, 2017 at 2:28 pm

        Feel free to explain the job then, a proper officer should let the armed, convicted felon run off into the night? Yeah, it’s pretty pathetic.

        • Trillzmania on October 5, 2017 at 4:18 pm

          troll

          • Bolvon72 on October 5, 2017 at 5:39 pm

            Translated: person with a differing opinion.



          • Clayton Bigsby on October 5, 2017 at 8:40 pm

            Non-Human is a better translation.



    • Conservative Christian on October 5, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      I watched the video.

      They have a television show called “Cops” where the highlight of every show is a fleeing suspect who is eventually captured and arrested, I have never seen an episode were a Cop pulled his gun and shot a fleeing suspect.

      This man was shot as he was fleeing, I didn’t see any knife or hear him make any verbal threats. The fact that one officer used his Taser is proof that deadly force wasnt needed.

      The FBI has reported that Wight-Supremacists have infiltrated Law Enforcement agencies which may explain these behaviors.

      • Darren Sharrocks on October 5, 2017 at 8:44 pm

        I see a copper shoot a guy on utube the back running a way, another black man

      • The Dude on October 5, 2017 at 8:59 pm

        Well if you saw it on “Cops” then I guess it’s an irrefutable fact.

        • Conservative Christian on October 6, 2017 at 2:14 am

          You missed the point.

      • hinchlnt on October 5, 2017 at 10:25 pm

        How much different it would be, if this TV Cops show only showed suspects running for their lives and getting cut down, including small black children for having committed shop lifting. Do you think the TV show would keep its high ratings?

        • Conservative Christian on October 6, 2017 at 2:13 am

          Based on America’s sick and sordid history of genocide I think the show would be a major hit…but the backlash would be insane.

    • marcus on October 5, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      if you get pulled over for a traffic
      ticket i hope they kill you

      • Bolvon72 on October 5, 2017 at 5:37 pm

        Not likely, for one; I don’t even speed, much less run around with warrants. Two, I wouldn’t run if I did, nor argue the issue. But thanks for the psychotic thoughts.

        • Ricky on October 5, 2017 at 5:50 pm

          And Philandro Castile? Wasn’t speeding, didn’t run, was very polite and was still shot and killed. Cops? No charges.

          • Bolvon72 on October 5, 2017 at 6:11 pm

            As I said, not likely. Out of hundreds of thousands of police interactions every year, sometimes things happen, it’s no epidemic. I’m more worried about the idiot on his cell phone at 70 mph. That’ll kill me first.



          • The Dude on October 5, 2017 at 8:58 pm

            you forget Philandro reached for a gun after being told not to about a half dozen times?



        • marcus on October 5, 2017 at 11:36 pm

          run = kill i have never seen anyone on cops that runs and gets killed

          • Bolvon72 on October 6, 2017 at 2:34 am

            Really!?! You never saw anyone get killed on a prime time reality show, what’re the odds?



      • The Dude on October 5, 2017 at 8:55 pm

        Been pulled over many times but then again I was never on drugs, no warrants, no criminal history, no probation violations, no skipping court dates, not carrying a knife that I proceed to pull out and threaten the officer with = no trouble with the cops.

        • marcus on October 5, 2017 at 11:35 pm

          like i said i hope they kill you and you whole family kids and all

  4. White Supremacy Is Injustice! on October 5, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    More lies! The dude didn’t say he’s going to stab those white race soldiers!
    He was fleeing and they shot and killed him! They shot him for fleeing!
    If the dude had a knife! He certainly didn’t plan to stab those cops
    with it at that moment of fleeing! If you have a knife you close the gap
    not create one! Knives are close proximity weapons not weapons used with
    your back turned! And the dude only turned around to fend off the cops so he
    could run some more! Black people run from the cops because cops have unfair advantages called guns! Not because they’re afraid of a fist
    fight with cops! To me this is another execution of a black man! You
    white supremacists can deny this all you all want to! But I ain’t buying
    you all’s unjust excuse! Since when does running mean execution? Is
    that the law? Someone running from you gives you the justification to
    execute them? If that’s the law then state that! Then maybe people
    wouldn’t be so quick to run when they know they’ll be executed instead
    of assume they have a chance to get away!

    • The Dude on October 5, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      So your saying nothing this guy did led to his getting shot? Really? He was just a regular law abiding citizen, minding his own business, breaking no laws, no weapons on him, issued no threats toward the police….the cops just FOR NO REASON killed him? This is what your going with huh. And of course the reason they reason they killed him is they hate all black people and shoot them whenever they get a chance. Two words for you…personal responsibility..start taking some, it just might change your life.

      • Basil Malik on October 5, 2017 at 4:02 pm

        How does one man, running from police & being murdered for doing so have anything to do with another man’s personal responsibility?
        Take responsibility for your lack of humanity and lack of knowledge or care for protections in constitution & bill of rights. All you listed above is not a death sentence and there was no threat to the cops whatsoever. But historically inhumane cretins will always see what the want, always justify the unjustifiable when it concerns a black death, always rely on bigot talking points even when they aren’t part of discussion.
        I wouldn’t expect anything less.

        • White Supremacy Is Injustice! on October 7, 2017 at 6:37 am

          A black man ran from white cops and got executed! This is what happened! The question is, is that the law of the land to execute fleeing black men?

          • Basil Malik on October 7, 2017 at 11:15 am

            since 1619



          • White Supremacy Is Injustice! on October 12, 2017 at 5:06 am

            Then how come that law is not stated for the public to know but insinuated? As if white cops don’t really want black people to know that law for a fact! An unspoken rule needs to be official and documented then!



          • Basil Malik on October 12, 2017 at 10:43 am

            That law is woven into american frabic… it is not unspoken it is as american as pie. It’s not a law, in america it is as it should be for a hateful populous.



          • Basil Malik on October 12, 2017 at 9:34 am

            Its been the law of the land since 1619



      • Mason Youngblood on October 5, 2017 at 5:34 pm

        Cops can lie..want real proof?..where is the body camera from every cop on the scene of the shooting?

      • Darren Sharrocks on October 5, 2017 at 8:46 pm

        yeah they guy did not thing to get shot, you do not shoot some one for running

        • The Dude on October 5, 2017 at 8:48 pm

          Nope you shoot them when they pull a knife and turn towards you in close quarters…and that’s just what happened.

    • Bolvon72 on October 5, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      The dude (with the knife) only turned to fend off the cops (your words)
      I call that suicide by cop, the cowards way out.

      • White Supremacy Is Injustice! on October 7, 2017 at 6:33 am

        Well when black people start shooting back and white people have less family at their dinner tables too! Then all of this slick talk of you white supremacists will be much to blame!

  5. G.CHRIS on October 5, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Black man can’t even ride a damn bicycle without being harassed and killed.

  6. Johnny Sierra on October 5, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    He was running FROM officers yet he was a threat to them? Bullshit! They were pissed because he didn’t respect their little shiny badge.

    • The Dude on October 5, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Yeah, it’s not like he had an oustanding warrant for 2nd degree aggravated assault with a weapon and chose to fight the cops, then run, then pull a knife, then turn towards the pursuing officer…he was a good boy, dindu nuffins. Can’t wait for the toxicology report to come back.

      • Johnny Sierra on October 5, 2017 at 8:10 pm

        Not at all saying or implying that he was an upstanding citizen. Just saying that he was running FROM officers and no officer was in danger. The police said that he threatened them with a knife? When? Where?

      • SpiceGirl on October 6, 2017 at 1:14 pm

        Damien??

  7. Darren Sharrocks on October 5, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    why would a black man bolt and run then stop a few feet away to say i am going to cut you? That does not make sense, the footage clearly shows the man was shot in the back. The police are lying, and planted knife to justify shooting him

    • The Dude on October 5, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Because he’s on drugs…wait for the toxicology report. Go to http://www.sltrib.com/news/… and look at picture 5. Does that look like he’s running away from the officers? He’s feet are pointing towards the cop. This is another “hands up, don’t shoot” bs narrative.

  8. leatherneck1775 on October 5, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    If I didn’t know any better, I’d think they were TRYING to start a race war. Side note, this site is run by cucks that won’t post your comment if you say naughty words…

  9. MrEnigmatic Opinion on October 6, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Did they have to shoot him? No. Will I lose sleep over that criminal jackass… hell no!

  10. Tyler Arnold on October 6, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I typically support the police in these situations, but in this case they likely could have ran after and tackled this 50 year old man, tased him again or last case scenario shot him in the leg or ass.

  11. Il| on October 6, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Saw the video… like most videos where officers fire into the back of a black man… the police version of events are full of sh#t. They are trigger-happy murderers.

  12. halcyon11377 on October 7, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Why would they lie about something so easily proven to be a lie? There is video footage. Anyone can see he was murdered. Unbelievable there will be no consequences. Who would threaten cops carrying guns with a knife? That doesn’t even make any sense! Their lies are ridiculous but they get away with it.

  13. Jason on October 8, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Lots of suspected White Supremacists trolling this story. It won’t stop until the other side sees their family members beheaded on camera. Then they will think twice before killing Black people.