1 man with 1 knife versus 8 cops firing 46 shots…
Dashcam Footage Of Michigan Police Shooting Homeless Man 46 Times
Dramatic and graphic new video has emerged of a homeless Michigan man being gunned down in a hail of bullets fired by Saginaw police officers in 2012.
Martin Hall, 49, was facing eight screaming officers in a parking lot. A K-9 unit dog was lunging and barking at the homeless and mentally ill man, who was holding a pen knife.
Officers fired 46 times as Hall collapsed and died on the pavement.
Local and federal authorities declined to file charges against the officers, despite a flurry of protests from across the country.
On Monday, the ACLU released violent footage of the incident from a dashboard camera as part of its presentation to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington.
Included in the presentation was footage from an interview with his mother, Jewel Hall, who said her son’s blood was “running down the street like water. And he wasn’t a threat, I mean, he had a little pen knife. He had no idea that those policemen would do that to him.”
No charges filed. No surprise there…
In declining to prosecute, the cops and U.S. Department of Justice said investigators did not find evidence the officers had demonstrated “willful misconduct.”
If you have the stomach for it, you can flip the page over to peep the VERY GRAPHIC dashcam footage.
Image via YouTube
Can’t convince us these cops would have shot a mentally ill white guy with a little azz razor 46 times, but whatever…