You can watch part of the execution here:
Here is the “frame by frame” commentary by the District Attorney explaining why it was OK to kill a man on the spot for walking away from police.
Twenty-year-old Dillon Taylor was unarmed. He was never a threat to any of the police or anyone else.
According to the Free Thought Project:
On August 11, Taylor, his brother, and his cousin were exiting a 7-Eleven in an area where police were searching for a suspect who had allegedly been waving a gun around. These uninvolved young men allegedly matched the description.
When the three men exited the convenience store they were surrounded by officers and ordered to show their hands. Two of the men stopped and complied, Dillon Taylor, listening to music, kept walking.
Barely 40 seconds go by from the time Dillon is approached until he is shot by this trigger happy officer.
Police state that when ordered to stop and show his hands by Officer Bron Cruz, the killer cop who was following Taylor as he walked away, Taylor said, “No, fool.”, this is apparently punishable by death.
His brother and cousin maintain he was simply pulling up his pants.
The County Attorney states Taylor put his hands in his waistband, then lifted his shirt with one hand, while his other hand was “in a drawing motion,”. Interesting, seeing as how he was unarmed.
Dillon had been drinking so he was not showing the best judgment. But I don’t see how he could possibly have made “a drawing motion” if he didn’t have a weapon in his waistband. Nor do I understand how walking away from the police or not showing hands immediately warrants on-the-spot death.
The responsibility of the police was to confirm if these young men had anything to do with the report they heard from their dispatcher. They had a responsibility, as the ones with their weapons already drawn and aimed, to not open fire unless they absolutely had to do so.
From what I see of the video, that kind of restraint was completely foreign to those officers.
What I find most disturbing about this story is the abject police apologizing demonstrated in the Salt Lake City Tribune.
Taylor was shot in the chest and abdomen, his body was then handcuffed before he would receive any medical attention.
The police-apologist SLC Tribune has footage of this, but has decided to withhold it claiming it is too graphic. Based on their extremely despicable reporting however, it would be a safe bet to say that the footage likely just makes their beloved officers look bad.
Why is all the attention being given to Ferguson when this was actually recorded on video?