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1745, 15 Jul 18

Man Tries to Pull Gun on Police. Gets Shot.

Yet again, people react to a police shooting with outrage and, upon review, we see that the police were reacting to a very real threat. One might begin to think that the people reacting to police shootings aren’t entirely sincere or informed.

Saturday’s fatal police involved shooting that sparked violent protests in Chicago was captured on police body camera which shows the man who was killed was armed with a handgun.

Harith Augustus, 37, was identified as the man who was shot by police by the Medical Examiner’s office, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The video, released much earlier than expected by the Chicago Police Department, shows Augustus clearly had a gun holstered, as well as an additional magazine.

In the video, he appears to be reaching for his weapon during the confrontation with the police.

The father to a five-year-old, Augustus, also known as Snoop the Barber, worked in a barbershop nearby where he was shot.


1745, 15 July 2018


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

  2. Jason

    People are probably reacting to formletter astroturf letters to editors.

  3. jjf

    One might begin to think you have a prejudiced view you wish confirmed. What do you expect to find? Are you weighing all the evidence? Could evidence change your mind? Does one event outweigh the others?

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