A few days ago a cop in North Miami, Florida shot an unarmed black man named Charles Kinsley as he was laying on the ground with his hands up. Initially the officer said that he did not know why he shot the man but now he has changed his story!
Charles Kinsley is a Therapist who works with autistic people. Kinsley and one of his clients were walking down the street when the autistic man attempted to run away. The autistic man was carrying a toy truck and some NOSY neighbor thought it was a gun so he/she called 911 and police responded. Upon arrival the officer said he thought Kinsley’s life was in danger so he fired a shot at the autistic man but missed and hit Kinsley in the leg.
At least that is the story now! And the officer says, “I did what I had to do.” Say what? You can’t tell a toy truck from a gun? And does anyone know if our police carry tasers anymore? What’s with this shoot em up attitude lately?
The officer is a 30 year old Hispanic whose name has not been revealed as yet. He’s on administrative leave while an internal investigation is under way. The officer has released a statement saying he took his job to “save lives and help people.” In that statement he said, “I did what I had to do in a split second to accomplish that and hate to hear others paint me as something I’m not.”
Most likely in this case the officer made a MISTAKE and that happens but I’m sure it won’t be painted that way as the HISPANIC OFFICER will be painted as the BAD GUY by the MSM and a few others. In police work you have to make split decisions or someone might die and that is often hard to do. But I DO suggest police go back to using the taser more than the gun and they and people in general learn the difference between a toy truck and a gun!