Sam Dubose: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Sam Dubose Shooting

(Screengrab via Fox Cincinnati)

Family members have named the unarmed man who was shot dead by a University of Cincinnati cop after traffic stop on the evening of July 19. That man was Sam Dubose, 43. The officer who shot Dubose has been treated for minor injuries relating to the shooting.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. The University Police Have Handed the Investigation Over to the Metro Police

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Speaking to the media, University of Cincinnati Police Chief Jason Goodrich said “During the course of that traffic stop, a shot was fired. The driver of the vehicle is deceased. At that point I contacted the Cincinnati Police Department’s (Assistant Chief James) Whalen and I’ve asked them to handle the investigation of this issue.” Fox Cincinnati reports that the shooting took place at around 6:30 p.m. on July 19. The officer involved in the shooting has been Officer Ray Tensing. During the stop, police say that Dubose said he didn’t have a license and attempted to give Tensing a bottle of alcohol. When that was refused, Dubose tried to drive away, which is when the fatal shot was fired. The dead man was originally pulled over because his car didn’t have a license plate. There was body cam footage of the shooting, which will be released at later date. It’s being reviewed by the prosecutor’s office.


2. Dubose Just Got Engaged Last Week & Had More Than 12 Kids

According to family members, Dubose had just gotten engaged to be married last week. Ally Kraemer with WCPO reports that the victim had “more than 12 kids” adding “he loved all of them.” In her report, she was citing Dubose’s eldest son, Ke-Mel.


3. He Did Time for Weed Trafficking in 2005

Sam Dubose Criminal Record

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Fox Cincinnati reports that Dubose did time in a state prison in 2005 for weed trafficking. The network adds that he’s also faced charges for “assault and burglary, but those charges were later dropped.” Family members speaking to WLWT acknowledged his checkered past but argued that Dubose was not a violent man.


4. One of Dubose’s Neighbors Said ‘He Didn’t Carry a Gun, Why Did He Get Shot?’

In a series of interviews, WLWT spoke to Dubose’s friends and family, all of whom expressed shock at the shooting. One neighbor, Hadassah Thomas said:

Everybody in the community loved Sam. He was so helpfuil and he was always around. He used to babysit for my daughter, what men do that? He didn’t carry a gun, so why did he get shot?

Another friend, J.B. Smith said:

I just got the news at work and I walked off my job because I’m so devastated about my friend…He loved his children.

His son, Ke-Mel, was more spiritual in his reaction saying “I’m not going to stand here and question God. Everything happens for a reason, but it’s like, can’t change it now.”


5. Back in 2001, the City of Cincinnati Suffered Rioting After the Police Shooting of Timothy Thomas

A protester throws debris April 10, 2001 at Cincinnati Police Officers in riot gear in the Over The Rhine area in Downtown Cincinnati. African American protesters took to the streets to protest the shooting of an unarmed African American, Timothy Thomas. (Getty)

A protester throws debris April 10, 2001 at Cincinnati Police Officers in riot gear in the Over The Rhine area in Downtown Cincinnati. African American protesters took to the streets to protest the shooting of an unarmed African American, Timothy Thomas. (Getty)

This shooting may spark memories of the 2001 killing by police of 19-year-old Timothy Thomas, an unarmed black man. His death also came from an attempted apprehension over traffic violations. The violence lasted for four days in the city and was regarded as the largest urban disturbance in the U.S. since the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

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Chuck

I think a lot of cops killing black people has to do with cops fearing black people. And of course black people fear cops so there’s a whole lot of tension in these situations. Everybody thinks they’re gonna die so somebody does. The fear of the other aspect of racism on both sides will destroy this country if we don’t find a way to calm down and see each other as human beings, not scary monsters.

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Fr33th1nk3r

Sorry, Chuck, but that comes off as just some politically correct propaganda piece made to appease the masses who will listen. There is still steam coming off of that pile…..

Most police forces in the U.S. today are made up of anywhere from 15 to 35% African Americans– so your pet theory about cops being afraid of black people is about as credible as an arsonist preaching about fire safety.

It’s very easy to avoid being shot by a cop:

1) Follow the law.
2) If you do choose to break the law, do not draw attention to yourself (ahem, Michael Brown)
3) If you do break the law and a police officer shows up to respond to the scene– DO NOT attempt to assault him, give him a beer bottle, take his gun, run him over, or argue.

If you follow the above steps– you have a 100% probability of avoiding being shot by a cop. Not rocket science……

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ms.truth

Oh what joy it will be when readers come upon an article that is written about your sudden death, especially if it just so happen to be a crime committed by either yourself, a kid in your clan, freak accident, road rage, you out at a public place and BANG straight to the skull by whom you thought was a law abiding white person or your very favorite one- the God that you worship Satan himself, ( since your heart is filled to the brim with hatred toward others without a real great reason but- just because they are not of the same race as I) then people would say ‘ although that creep tried so very hard to judge others , and act as though they were so righteous and without flaws, guess what ? this sinner sins has finally caught up with them , and your sins that were committed in the dark , your greatest reward has came into the light, Now death has no friends, and you can be at the wrong place at the right time adding to your pet theory, oh let me add this also to the equation, what will be the icing on your cake, if by chance a police officer blow you away and you had followed all the above golden rules that you listed, and that police officer still don’t give a hot damn about these so called rules , all that matter is carrying out killing your ass, and then telling their SGT .that you caused them to fear for their life, and they had no choice but to KILL YOU. Therefore this mean that you did not have 0% probability of avoiding your death committed by a cop- And that’s a fact jack??????? And readers get it- you are more than likely a crooked cop or you are one of them that got fired from the force or retired before the Feds caught up with you, we can’t wait to read about you- Righteous One that is able to throw stones at others

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KRAZzz

To N0Nth1nk3r,
I am old, WHITE, AMERICAN male. If you think your theory is correct please crawl back under your rock! A police officer works for the citizens PERIOD. Each officer takes an oath to uphold the Constitution. READ IT, KNOW IT, and LIVE IT! If it is intimidating to do a job “GET ANOTHER JOB” for GOD’S sake. This man HAD rights, and some of these officers disregard is FACT. If you think a badge trumps a citizens rights find another rock to hide under. I know for FACT police officers are being trained to disregard my CONSTITUTIONAL Rights. So we have issues like this DAILY, we AMERICAN CITIZENS need to start standing TOGETHER to protect ourselves. There ARE many great officers today BUT the few are nothing but tyrants, lowlife, scumbag THUGS you choose to bow down to. GOOD FOR YOU, I choose to express MY RIGHTS, and YES you got it MY RIGHTS! No one is going to have the opportunity to take OR violate MY RIGHTS without a Fight! EDUCATE yourself, you missed it while in school. BEN FRANKLIN said it best ” THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO TRADE LIBERTY FOR SECURITY DESERVES NEITHER”……… LOOKS as if we know where you stand. Our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS are colored blind, if mankind can’t see or understand this ” FUCK OFF ” Go somewhere else! This AMERICA but if a third world is what you want there are plenty and they always welcome mindless sheep GO PLEASE GO and take your offspring with you. Myself and the other AMERICAN CITIZENS will hold the boat for you and yours! However you HAD the right to speak your mind but it is a struggle to read something that’s BLANK!
TO the many GREAT OFFICERS here, THANK YOU and BLESS YOU and YOURS!
To those pond scum swilling officer/OFFENDERS keep it up, those who you offended are watching. Remember not too long ago, the people went after law enforcement. It might be tough to find sympathetic citizens if they target the correct one(S)…. Oh by the way, if you do NEED sympathy check the good ole Webster’s Dictionary between SHIT and SYPHILIS! I just checked for you it’s still there….. CARRY ON, ROGER ROGER

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Anonymous

AMEN. I’m sick and tired of police that are only police because they couldn’t hack it int he military. A lot of these young off-feces-cers (not the good ones obviously as Krazzz said) but a good portion are military wash outs that couldn’t EMBRACE THE SUCK so they become cops so they can have some semblance of authority/power/purpose. They don’t know how to handle or process pressure so they make these poorly executed decisions that ultimately cost a loving father and pillar in his community his life over his front licenseplate something that isn’t even a requirement in all states. It also pisses me off that in a report I saw they say that when asked for his license he tried to give the cop a bottle of liquor and when it was refuse he tried to drive off. That is such bullshit and speculation. These accounts were made before the VIDEO was even released. Fucking racial bigots God please Give us Bob Marley back so he can teach these people about ONE LOVE. My heart and prayers go out to the Dubose family. I couldn’t imagine losing my father in this manner. GOD BLESS.

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troublewithhammers

Um… go watch the video, which was just released an hour ago. It clearly shows that Dubose did NOT try to drive away. The car doesn’t move. The officer simply pulls out his gun and shoots him in the head, then falls down panicking. It’s both disturbing and strange. Time for you to apologize for your ugly comments, though.

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Graduate the Ghetto

So the car started itself and then miracled itself down the street, huh? The perp did not have identification and was operating a motor vehicle without a driver license or a front plate. The cop had probable cause to detain him. He asked the perp to take off his seatbelt and he opened his door to detain the driver while he determined identity. A car is a deadly weapon, and there are many drivers lawfully shot by police each year when they try to strike officers. Dubose was clearly turning the ignition and attempting to keep the officer from opening the door to detain him while he began the process of fleeing. The officer had no way to know if he was going to be struck by the vehicle. I doubt he meant to kill the driver, but he was perfectly within his right to fire. There will be no conviction if the judge is impartial and the defense is competent. The real question is WHY do black men insist on committing suicide by cop? Just cooperate and file a complaint after the fact if you have been abused. If you have been abused, file a civil suit and collect the dough. Go home rich instead of going home dead and sparking riots that ruin neighborhoods, you bunch of slow learners.

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Inurface

Yo ass is slow to asshole you sound so stupid keep that sum shit to yourself. It always the asshole who’s not loved say stupid and negative shit. Lost with no sole….Jerk

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Anonymous

Just curious, did you attend school? Had a hard time following whatever it was you said

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Day

Exactly what I saw in the video. It’s disturbing how others are not seeing this and the other details!

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Anonymous

What you failed to mention is the empty bottle of Gin as well. Mr. Dubose was running. Since when is it ok to run from the police? It’s always been this way. Not good to run from police. Running gives them the right to bust a cap in your ass. There is a fine line here between breaking the law and upholding the law. Mr. Dubose had an bottle of Gin full or empty I’m not sure, no license and started the engine to run. Now the last time I checked that was against the law. However, the cop fire his weapon into Mr. Dubose head! Police officers are trained to shoot to kill. Not mame, slow them down. Kill. Most citizens know this.
There is a bigger agenda. I fear that sending our police officers to jail for upholding the law may make us vulnerable to allow bigger problems. On the other hand, was this officer being too petty? If the person in the car was someone he related closer with, would he have fired a shot? Did his own prejudices spark him killing the man in cold blood?

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RayhanB

Do you want some cock meat sandwich too? I can tell you were born scared. You would be begging like Tensing. F*ck boy

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Anonymous

THE BOTTLE WAS FULL AS CAN BE PLAINLY SEEN AND THE SEAL WAS UNBROKEN. DID YOU WATCH THE VIDEO YOU FUCKING RETARD. BOTTOM LINE IS YOU’RE ALL TROLLING AND HAVE NO RIGHT TO SPECULATE ON ANYTHING BUT AS AMERICANS U WILL RUN YOUR MOUTHS LIKE YOU’RE ENTITLED TO DO BUT YOU SUCCEED ONLY IN MAKING YOURSELF LOOK MORONIC. HE MAY HAVE STARTED THE CAR BUT THE CAR DIDN’T MOVE UNTIL AFTER HE HAD BEEN SHOT. EVEN HIS OWN FELLOW OFFICERS SAY THEY SEEN THIS. HIS OWN COMMANDING OFFICER SAID THAT THE FOOTAGE WAS NOT GOOD FOR TENSING MEANING HE AGREED THAT SHOT SHOULD’VE NEVER BEEN FIRED. HE WAS BEING VIOLENT OR BELLIGERENT OR RUDE OR DISRESPECTFUL IN ANY MANNER. HE EVEN TOLD THE OFFICER HE DIDN’T THINK HE HAD HIS LICENSE BUT TO RUN HIS NAME. WHICH WILL GET YOU A TICKET FOR NOT HAVING YOUR LICENSE WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE BUT NOT MURDERED AND COMPLETELY DOABLE BY THE OFFICER. ON ANY ACCOUNT EVEN HIS OWN DEPT. DIDN’T WANNA TOUCH THIS INVESTIGATION BC IT KNEW WHERE IT WAS GOING.

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Anonymous

NO RUNNING AWAY DOES NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE GIVE THE POLICE THE RIGHT TO SHOOT YOU. YOU SHOULD LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT THE LAW BEFORE YOU START QUOTING IT YOU FUCKING DEGENERATE. AS STATED IN THE LAW IF A PERP IS RUNNING AWAY THEY POSE NO IMMEDIATE THREAT. THEY ARE NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE ABLE TO HARM AN OFFICER IF THEY HAVE THEIR BACK TO THEM. THIS IS THE ENTIRE REASON THE THE POLICE SURROUND ALL PERPS IN CRIMES THAT WAY IN ANY DIRECTION THEY RUN IT BECOMES A “CHARGE AT THE OFFICER” SITUATION GIVING THEM FREE REIGN TO PROTECT THEMSELVES. YOU’RE GONNA END UP IN A MORGUE BC YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR RIGHTS BUT I’LL SEND FLOWERS.

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Anonymous

NOT PREJUDICE JUST POOR JUDGEMENT THAT WILL FOREVER RUIN HIS LIFE. REGARDLESS OF THE COURTS RULING I BELIEVE HIM TO BE GUILTY AS CHARGED AND NOT HOLDING HIM ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS ACTIONS COULD BE JUST AS DAMAGING. YOU GOTTA THINK NON POLICE CIVILIANS OUTNUMBER POLICE FORCES SOME 288 TO 1.

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KRAZzz

Hey GO BACK TO THE GHETTO.
I am not a cop NEITHER was MR DUBOSE so you think it is OUR job to be the cop? I’ll tell you this, if I tell you I’m leaving and YOU decide you are going get in front of my automobile I don’t think you made the best choice. Deadly weapon or not you HAD a bad DAY! I DID have a situation of that nature decades ago, those IDIOTS didn’t do well either. Not to mention the FACT they get out of prison in 2034. Police officers have taken an OATH to SERVE AND PROTECT, not be cop, judge, jury, and EXECUTIONER on the roadside. Some can’t even seem to pull off being a half ass clean up crew. It is my GOD GIVEN RIGHT to see tomorrow, so “me or you” well you know….. SORRY BOUT YOUR LUCK! However I’d like to we could get along but not always. Why’s it necessary for me to have to prove anything? I AM INNOCENT UNTIL”PROVEN” GUILTY remember or do NOT know the Constitution? Only a cop or CROOK in a suit or robe gets a bond with a MURDER charge. So bottom line,,,,, GET the FUCK out of the way or else, “DON’T START NONE and THERE WON’T BE NONE” GOT IT?
CARRY ON, ROGER ROGER

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UDoosh

“The officer had no way to know if he was going to be struck by the vehicle. ”
The officer was standing by the driver door (at the SIDE of the car) so how would he get ran over by Mr Dubose? Who at that point had been shot at point blank range in the head the very second he turned the key in the ignition. Was Mr Dubose going to slam the car in reverse, back up and position his car to run over the officer? Was he going to pull forward and reverse his car over the officer? Again keeping in mind, it’s safe to say he more than likely died instantly. How was this dead man going to accomplish running over the officer who was standing at the SIDE of his car? The man was dead when the car started moving at which point the officer was knocked on his back or he pushed himself back away from the moving vehicle the dead man was driving.
The officer wasn’t in any way in fear until the dead man drove off. Not once do you hear the words “keep your hands on the wheel” or “keep your hands where I can see them”. He quite happily stood and watched the man rummage through his glove compartment looking for something. At that point a well trained officer (I would assume) maybe think a person could be reaching for a weapon or something but not this officer.
” he was perfectly within his right to fire”
It’s a sad day for all when something as simple as a traffic violation equals a death penalty being carried out with NO trial. THAT should alarm us all.

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Anonymous

Sam Debouse broke eight laws in under a minute. 1.not having a front plate, 2. lying to police officer about who’s car it was, 3. when an officer gives you a directive you must follow it or you can be charged with disorderly conduct, 4 when the officer tried to open his door and he closed it back it became resisting arrest, 5. there have been allegations about him have two pounds of weed in the car which would explain the reason he was acting that way possession with the intent to sell,,6 not having an id which is illegal,,7 fleaing and eluding, and 8 attempted murder all in a one minute time frame.

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Anonymous

GODDAMN BOY YOU JUST SAID THE EIGHT DUMBEST FUCKING THINGS ON THIS PAGE YOU FUCKING RETARD. YOU MUST BE A FAILING LAWYER. ER I MEAN ASPIRING LAWYER. HE HAD A FRONT PLATE BUT AS STATED IN AN INTERVIEW IT WAS IN HIS WINDOW (REALLY IRRELEVANT I BELIEVE IN THE SCHEME SINCE ITS NOT A FEDERAL REQUIREMENT IN ALL STATES) THERE’S NOTHING EVIDENTIARY TO SUPPORT YOU’RE THEORY THAT HE LIED ABOUT WHO’S VEHICLE IT WAS. AN OFFICER CAN TELL YOU TO SUCK HIS DICK YOU GO AHEAD AND DO IT YOU FUCKING SHEEP. YOU DON’T WANNA BE DISORDERLY YOU FUCKING COCKSUCKER. HE DIDN’T RESIST ARREST SINCE HE WAS NEVER FORMALLY BEING ARRESTED (IF YOU’RE BEING ARRESTED THEY “HAVE” TO TELL YOU THEY CAN’T JUST REMOVE YOU FROM YOUR VEHICLE WITHOUT TELLING YOU. YOU SAY ALLEGATIONS I SAY SPECULATION BIGOT. NO ID IS A SIMPLE TICKET AND 45$ FINE PLUS COURT COSTS (EXTREMELY MINOR) YOU CANT BE FLEEING AND ELUDING IF YOU’RE DECEASED (WHICH THE VIDEO CLEARLY SHOWS HIM FLAIL BACK AND TO THE RIGHT WHEN HE’S STRUCK IN THE HEAD WITH THE PROJECTILE AND THEN AS HIS BODY IS SEIZING AND CONVULSING AS IT DOES WHEN YOU’RE SHOT IN THE HEAD (COMBAT VET SO I WOULD KNOW) THEN THE CAR BEGINS TO ROLL FORWARD. ND THEN FOR YOU’RE ATTEMPTED MURDER STATEMENT AGAIN YOU’RE DISPLAYING THE FALL IN OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM MERELY BY STATING YOUR OPINION I CAN TELL YOU’RE A FLUNKIE. HE WAS DEAD WHEN THE VEHICLE STARTED MOVING. WE CHARGE DEAD PEOPLE WITH CRIMES NOWADAYS? DAMN

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WatchClosely

Um…you need to watch the video. Right before he is shot you can see, and hear, him start the car. He then puts the car into a forward gear. I would say that is trying to drive away.

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Inurface

Shut the fuck up if this was your family you would not say that. And so what if he put the car in drive the officer is still not suppose to shot him in the head. He pulled off because the officer had his gun drawn. All the officer had to do was get in his car and chase him down I’m sure the victim would not have gotten far. For one take the side of the person who is dead and unarmed. Treat them as if it was one of your love one’s

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Day

Just answer the question…do you have your license ON YOU??? It took seven times asking that question that the driver finally answered: I don’t think I do

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Day

So many truthful details in this video! Driver is clearly locking the door, starting the engine and escaping with the officer in tow. You hear the officer exclaim two times, “STOP, STOP” and when the driver does not stop, the officer fires. Why is this not being discussed by the panel experts on CNN HLN etc.??

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Anonymous

AND HIS FELLOW OFFICERS EVEN SAY THAT SINCE HE WASN’T BEING VIOLENT OR DISRESPECTFUL HE SHOULD’VE LET HIM DRIVE OFF AND GOT THE PLATE NUMBER

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Johnny Williams

You are incorrect. If you notice the car parked in front of Dubose’s car, the silver one, you will see that the officer is clearly a lot closer to it when he fell than when he initially pulled Dubose over. This clearly indicates that the vehicle had in fact moved. And furthermore, why does this always have to be about race? Has it occurred to you that if he had just complied this would not have happened. Trust me, we white people are not setting around plotting on black people all day long. We have lives to.

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Jp

Yea you obviously didn’t watch the video. That guy didn’t try to run over anyone.

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Inurface

What the he’ll you mean follow the law. Its the law that’s not being followed…You can obey the law do everthing right and still be killed. No one was ran over no one tried to reach for your gun I’m just a guy being profiled. A lot of men and women become cops so the can get away with murder they serves to kill not protect and serve. No he did not resist an arrest and if he did he still should not be killed.

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Fr33th1nk3r

No because unfortunately, what this article does not mention is that when the cop asked our poor, innocent little criminal for his driver’;s license, the perp handed him a beer bottle. Then attacked the cop, and then dragged him down the street dangling from the driverside window, as shown in the bodycam videos.

But no matter how justified the policeman may be in firing– I am certain there will be riots. Narcisssim is a big problem.

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ms.truth

Fr33th1nk3r, does it upset you that bad and you having such a difficult time sleeping , due to African Americans are united together and not putting on black coats and , strapped with guns shooting up kids in schools or people in public places, LOL Many readers honestly believe that you are one of the best leader of Narcissism in this country,, well in the world for that matter. It is so funny that one criminal ( meaning you) have the tits to talk bad about another criminal, Well , I guess being that you have not got caught yet , I guess you can brag a bit until then? How I admire someone like you that can go out into the world and commit far more criminal acts than this black person and not get caught, and then you will sit like a snake and wait oh so calmly to hear about a black person on the news getting killed like this guy so you can fortunately blog negative things about the deceased , oh what joy I am very sure you have hearing things such as this? Mentally Distorted One, Why don’t you do all readers a big favor and help someone in need , or stay on your prescribed meds that was prescribed by an MHMR doctor, Thanks!!!!

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Anonymous

Ummmm….do you remember the DC sniper for one example. Lol. You’re just as racisist and crazy as you accused the other person of being.

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troublewithhammers

Go watch the video, which was just released an hour ago on CNN. It clearly shows that Dubose did NOT try to drive away. His hands are up the whole time. The officer simply pulls out his gun and shoots him in the head, then falls down for no apparent reason.

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Day

That’s not quite true….he was locking the door at the same time he was starting the ignition and took off. Officer exclaimed two times STOP STOP as he was being DRAGGED. Why would he start the ignition if not to escape, the officer did not excuse him, was trying to get him out of the car probably to assess his state of mind…bottle of booze in the car, belligerent behavior, etc.

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KRAZzz

TO…….DAY
YOU’D BE WISE to SHUT THE FUCK UP. With an opinion to deprive CITIZENS of there CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS you ARE not going to fair well on the job. Better yet why don’t you just start sucking DICKS . I SURELY hope there are NO little days because you have FUCKED them up already or just FUCKED THEM WHICH IS IT? Your intelligence is lacking you fucking IDIOT, have you ever given any thought to the FACT your little inbred waterheads are losing their CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS because of YOU and YOUR FUCKED UP ads? Get another job ASSHOLE. RETRACT that…… Being a FUCKED UP COP is all you can do. I have more respect for the bums picking up cans off the street. STOP FUCKING UP LIFE FOR GOOD COPS!!!!!!! Can I GET A HELL YEA? CARRY ON, ROGER ROGER

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Jo

Whattttt? The vid doesn’t show any of those things. The car started moving down the street cause the cop had already shot the dude dead.

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Johnny Williams

You are incorrect. If you notice the car parked in front of Dubose’s car, the silver one, you will see that the officer is clearly a lot closer to it when he fell than when he initially pulled Dubose over. This clearly indicates that the vehicle had in fact moved. And furthermore, why does this always have to be about race? Has it occurred to you that if he had just complied this would not have happened. Trust me, we white people are not setting around plotting on black people all day long. We have lives to.

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RayhanB

Tensing will be offered a variety of different cock meat sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They had to keep him in confinement so the real thugs won’t get a hold of him till he is officially convicted. Only matter of weeks, now watch him beg for mercy.

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Inurface

He did not drag him stop trying to have an excuse. Just like you called the victim a thug the cop was to he was just in uniform how….like I said if this was you or one of your loved one’s you would not say what you said…STOP DANCING WITH THE DEVIL’S

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Inurface

Just like you called the victim a thug the cop was a thug too he was just in uniform how….like I said if this was you or one of your loved one’s you would not say what you said…STOP DANCING WITH THE DEVIL’S

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OnYourMark

He handed the officer a bottle of gin — not beer. It’s crucial to be 100% accurate when analyzing this video.

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Anonymous

GODDAMN YOU GET DUMBER EVERY TIME YOU TYPE SOMETHING DON’T YA??? THE COP ASKED WHAT THE BOTTLE IN THE FLOOR WAS MR DUBOSE TOLD HIM AND SHOWED HIM THAT IT WAS A FULL UNOPENED BOTTLE OF GIN. NOT BEER YOU IDIOT. HE NEVER ATTACKED ANYONE. ONE DAY YOU WILL BE JUDGED AND BASED ON YOUR BIASED STATEMENTS HERE I CAN GUESS HOW YOU LEAD YOUR LIFE AND THE JUDGEMENT WILL BE EQUAL TO YOUR LIFESTYLE

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terrilynnmerritts

So, he is a druggie who has been in trouble before, the baby daddy of 12 who are on welfare and government benefits (see other sources) at taxpayer expense, driving without a license, trying to bribe an officer with liquor, and trying to escape arrest? Oh yeah, just another black angel. Here come the riots and looting.

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Fr33th1nk3r

Not only that– but he also has 60+ prior arrests on his record for crimes ranging from assault and battery to simple petty theft.

Does the family of any thug who gets shot by police ever say: “I knew it would happen someday! He just was not very smart and was always challenging authority even when that authority wants to have nothing to do with him”. Nope. We always hear the same thing– he was a sweet, innocent, sacrificial lamb of a puppydog.

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ms.truth

well terrilynnmerritts , sad to say this means that you have to go out and find another Meth dealer to buy from, and now what is so very sad is that you have to pay full price for your drug of choice, and would you know this dead guy accepted your long star card and a head job for German Sheppard from you, Now white momma how long is your rap sheet? How many times have you been caught for possession of illegal substances, and working the streets in a minority neighborhood? and do your blue black big papa know that you are blogging instead of making his and your new dope dealer money, You come from a long line of whores decades long as a matter of fact, so don’t you think that you need to go out and make big papa money? NOW GET!!!! and find some big black stinky balls to lick on.-Since a black man is the only foolish thing that would sleep with your wrinkle spotted up body ,And that’s a fact Jack

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PAC

Another gentle giant. NOT! Try another POS spreading his genes around. No big loss.

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Anonymous

Yep. That’s pretty much right on. How about this: I taught my children at a young age to obey the law. An officer asks you to do something – do it. I’m so sick of all this racial profiling shit! Obey the law you morans!

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Anonymous

YOU SPECULATORY WHORE BAG PIECE OF FUCKING SHIT. I HOPE YOU NEVER HAVE TO FEEL THE PAIN OF HIS FAMILY BUT IF YOU EVER DO IM GONNA GIGGLE AT YOU AND SAY A BUNCH OF MINDLESS MADE UP BS FOR YOU TOO. RACIST WHORE. MAKE ME WANNA CHANGE MY PIGMENT JUST TO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH THE LIKES OF YOU. HELL I MAY WANNA CHANGE SPECIES BC IF I HAVE TO SHARE A GENE POOL WITH PPL LIKE YOU I’D RATHER DROWN IN IT

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Joe

I think Chuck’s comments may be remotely true in some situations, but it sounds as though that Dubose was heavily intoxicated. Who, after trying to bribe a cop with a bottle of alcohol tried to leave, and most likely hit the cop with his car after the alcohol bribe didn’t work. So while Dubose tried tried his best to run the cop over with his car, the cop’s reaction was to defend himself. A 3000 pound vehicle does as much as a bullet when used as a wepon!!! So for future reference, all reporters of any police shooting should get as many facts about the tragedy as possible, and put the whole truth out to the public. And yes I did say tragedy, a tragedy for Dubose and his family, but also a tragedy for the officer and his entire family!! No police officer leaves his or her home and family with the intention to take a life. Everyone still alive will have deep scars from this tragedy that may never heal.

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troublewithhammers

I just watched the video, which is now available on CNN. Dubose doesn’t try to drive away. The officer simply pulls out his gun, shoots him in the head, then falls down panicking. The car is clearly shown NOT moving and Dubose is clearly shown with his hands up the entire time.

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WatchClosely

Um…you need to watch the video again. Right before he is shot you can see, and hear, him start the car. He then puts the car into a forward gear. I would say that is trying to drive away.

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SoTx Joe

Chris Rock has a very informative instructional Youtube video on “How To NOT Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police”. Maybe if more people followed his advice instead of being confrontational or violent toward police, all of the phony outrage would be recognized for what it is. So far, the deaths cited in the nationwide “protests” (terrorist attacks) have been either self-inflicted like Freddie Gray, or completely justified and necessary like Michael Brown.

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Anonymous

CHRIS ROCK HAS THAT AS A PARODY BC HE TOO IS TERRIFIED OF BEING SHOT FOR JAYWALKING

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Joe Yoblonski

Why are black women such whores I’ve read stories where they have had babies drop on the floor in supermarkets and they didn’t even know they were pregnant.

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Fr33th1nk3r

No, that was in Monty Python’s Meaning of Life…..nice try. BUSTED.

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Joe Yoblonski

Mandatory spaying of all buck negro would solve so so so many problems in this world.

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Fuckthat

For real, it’s like Freddy Grey. Gray? Ghrey? Anyway…

He had like 4 or 5 arrests for trafficking of heroin. How the FUCK does a roughly 25 year old person walk free after that kind of arrest record? I disagree with the war on drugs but if we’re going to do it then the whole reason it exists it to lock away serial offenders like Freddy Grey for fucking life. He shouldn’t of been killed because he should of been in jail, FOR LIFE.

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tom

He has no authority off the university campus. The city of Cincinnati cant give such authority to a rent a cop. In Cincinnati it is a death sentence if your front license plate falls off. If you are a black man. Another armed Nazi with a badge going nuts and killing a black person .

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Fr33th1nk3r

University cops have all the authority and powers granted to normal beat cops– they aren’t “rent-a-cops”. Now we see how pre-pubescent nitwits like you end up running afoul of the police….
Not having a front license plate is not a death sentence in Cincinnati– but trying to flee the scene of an arrest, in a motor vehicle, while drunk, and with a policeman dangling from your driver side door that you just got into a physical confrontation with– IS an OBVIOUS death sentence…..common sense 101.

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Fr33th1nk3r

Why doesn’t the article mention that this guy had 60 prior arrests on his record, and that he attacked the policeman and tried to drive off with the cop dangling from his driver side window? Those details are kinda key in determining who is at fault…..

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Anonymous

OH YOU KNO HE WAS DRUNK BC YOU HAVE HIS TOXICOLOGY AND BLOOD. DID YOU EVEN SEE THE VIDEO. AND THERE WAS NO PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION. GOD BLESS THE INTELLIGENCE LVL WITH SOME OF YOU IS ALMOST TODDLERISH. DON’T SPECULATE JUST WATCH AND WAIT. HE WILL GET TIME BC HE WAS IN THE WRONG. SIMPLE AS THAT. IF HE WASN’T IN THE WRONG HE’D HAVE NEVER GOTTEN ARRESTED I.E. COP IN FERGUSON THAT WASN’T ARRESTED.

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RogertheShrubber

Conveniently left out the number of mothers his children have…

And more importantly the fact that he had been arrested 60 times prior.

He was also drunk when he attempted to speed off from the police.

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RayhanB

Man, I’m “white” and this is completely f*cked up. I expect the officer who shot Dubose to spend the rest of his working career in prison. Please don’t take out your anger on white folks. Use your energy to expedite the consequences of the police officer and future murderers, along with helping out Dubose family and friends. 13 kids…damn, that is a lot of broken hearts. I truly wish the best for the entire community. Thanks.

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Fuckthat

Why don’t you LOOK INTO IT A LITTLE MORE. Why don’t you wait to see the video? Why don’t you look at the fact that he has had 60 arrests, many of them violent, that he was completely drunk and potentially attempted to MURDER that cop.

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Fuckthat

Sorry to add another comment, but really, as a white-ish male, I would not be surprised if the cop shot ME in the head, or ANYONE in the head, given the stated circumstance. Attempting to drive away while a cop is hanging on to your car is attempted murder, plain and simple, and if that was indeed the case then the cop was justified in shooting him in the head.

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JustMe

You said the main point there quiet a few times,, I the HEAD😒 Dubose started his vehicle, yes the cop reached in to turn off the vehicle and probably remove them. Dubose hands where up and the scenery wasn’t not moving no faster than when my kids hitch a ride on the running boards up my driveway. When my Ex- was going through the police academy he was taught not to put yourself in an extremely dangerous situation. He had his plate number, he could have taken the information that was offered and he could have cost him a lot of money by shooting out his tires. More so what troubles me with the (peace) police officers and shootings is more than once on the examine to become an officer the questions are worded to sustain, slow down a perp, and wound. WHAT in the World happened to Leg Shots?????

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Day

I believe shooting him in the head was not intentional, but a knee-jerk reaction to be dragged away and possibly facing his own demise…

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RayhanB

I am proud to be an American today. Gotta restore the faith one day at a time.

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Anonymous

Helping out the guys family? Are u serious???? I go to work every day and put in long hours to put a roof over their heads and food in their mouths!!!! Sometimes I go without because a big chunk of my paycheck goes to support those on welfare! Give me a break!

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RayhanB

I’m serious. It’s called a progressive tax for a reason. The more money you make, the more taxes you will pay. In reality, that big chuck of tax is considered pocket change to some people. Get over it f*ck boy.

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Fuckthat

I am THANKFUL and HAPPY that the officer was mic’d and cam’d up. We can all see for ourselves, in the full light of day, what the fuck happened and who is truly at fault.

60 arrests? Drunk as a fucking skunk with no license and no plate? I can’t wait to see the video. It is not hard to believe that he attempted to drag the cop under the car and murder him. It is also not entirely impossible to believe that the cop shot him dead when it was not necessarily warranted. But I am happy, very happy, that we have video.

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RayhanB

It was the officers fault for hanging onto the car. Sure, Dubose was running from the police…I never said that was a good idea. The officer made a poor choice to hang on to the victim’s car. The officer most likely fired his gun because he was pissed off and embarrassed about the situation. It would be completely different situation if Dubose put the car in reverse to use the vehicle as a weapon. This officer will go to jail because he had so many other viable alternative to handle the situation professionally, but instead he decided to use the most violent action possible. No one would have said a f*cking word if the officer killed Dubose using the pit maneuver to disable the vehicle. We will see that is for sure.

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Fuckthat

Do you fail to see how it is the officer’s responsibility in that moment to STOP that driver? Do you not understand that if he could kill the ignition and secure the keys that he has accomplished the best case scenario?

Blaming the cop is insane.

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PAC

Rahman. Don’t believe you are white with that name. The cop, according to you, was wrong. Not the convicted felon with 60 arrests, more than 12 children, NO LICENSE, DRUNK, TRYING TO HURT THE COP BY DRIVING AWAY who was loved by all ( lots of stupid women at least). The police Cam will show this POS was at fault and still the blacks will riot, argue and fight. Blacks are so stupid.

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RayhanB

You must have dropped the soap one too many times. I hope he likes cock meat sandwiches. Hahahahahaha f*ck boys

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labman57

So much for the frequent claim of law enforcement that police officers only fire their weapons when the suspect poses an immediate, lethal threat.

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Anonymous

As long as he provided ALL the support for his kids (shelter food healthcare etc, the GOV should provide nothing) I could understand why people think his death should be reviewed..if he did not support his kids he was nothing more than a felon.

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troublewithhammers

OK, time for all your racist morons to go eat your words. The video was just released an hour ago on CNN. It clearly shows that Dubose did NOT try to drive away. His hands are up the whole time. The officer simply pulls out his gun and shoots him in the head, then falls down for no apparent reason.

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Anonymous

he started the car with his hands in the air.hmmm maybe with his baby maker/

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WatchClosely

Um…you need to watch the video again. Right before he is shot you can see, and hear, him start the car. He then puts the car into a forward gear. I would say that is trying to drive away. I can keep posting the same thing just like troublewithhammers.

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Tremone

Why does it matter how many arrests and if he was a drug user. The majority of whites are drug users and they don’t get shit down like animals. Why are you trying to justify that racist cop actions? You white people aren’t God. You don’t judge who lives and dies. But everything you do there is justification for it. I have been racial profiled. Hmm, breaking the law? Nah, for being black driving a nice car. By the way, I work for the government and got no criminal record either. So, what is your justification for that? Besides some of you white people are criminals and drug addicts. I guess I can go kill you too. The point blank is that he did it because he thought he could get away with it. He just wanted to kill a nigger and hide behind the racist unfair justice system. Oh by the way, I have no baby mamas. I guess you gonna have to dig a little deeper to find something on me.

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KRAZzz

Read the posts, and look at the WHOLE story and comprehend the verbiage. Not ALL WHITES are racists, stop twisting shit to fit your fucked up entitled prospective. This SHIT happens to every color of people, OPEN YOUR EYES or SHUT THE FUCK UP! From reading YOUR statement YOU are more racist than then cop that needs to be on death row. Now either stand together as an AMERICAN or find yourself another country. GOT IT? CARRY ON ROGER, ROGER

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Anonymous

Racist cop or overly cautious with the memory of officer Kim still fresh?

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Graduate the Ghetto

Anybody who tries to drag a cop down the street using a motor vehicle runs a high risk of being shot in the head. It’s pretty simple math. Any questions? None? One of you idiots who wasn’t paying attention will get himself shot next week, and we will have to repeat this training film. Thanks for keeping me employed.

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Anonymous

Sorry to disappoint you, but the cop was NOT dragged anywhere. The video shows he was lying

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Day

The video shows the vehicle moving with the cop shouting STOP STOP, and THEN the shot is heard.

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Anonymous

Hey “GRADUATE THE GHETTO”
A NOTE FOR YOU!
Either you are a TROLL or a true DOMESTIC TERRORIST, why don’t you GROW some BALLS get from behind the keyboard let us all know where to find YOU. Obviously your whole family tree needs to be exterminated the gene pool is TOXIC. I personally would be the FIRST to camp on top of your department until your ass is fired! TO bad your ass wasn’t the PIG that was shot in Tennessee the other day and I say FUCK your family let your wife and daughters be the ” TWO BIT” WHORES THEY ARE! Oh yea let’s don’t forget your “FAT ASSED OVER FUCKED MOTHER” she’ll still bring half a bit! Do the world a favor MOTHER FUCKER…. GO SUCK YOUR GLOCK or at least another COCK! Keep your ass in the closet unless you want that target on your ass! Otherwise come on and get you some you PIECE OF SHIT! Now CARRY ON, ROGER ROGER

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Anonymous

Anyone that does not believe there is racism in law enforcement, is either very ignorant or in total denial of the truth. I have personally seen instances where young black men and boys have been walking down the street, suddenly find themselves ambushed by no less than four burly white “officers”, then called the “big four”, (Detroit, Mich., 1950-60s). It was routine for these men to spit on, scream obscenities, beat up, even kill innocent black males nearly every week. Even more appalling, when black police officers were granted powers to apprehend and arrest (previously they could not) they were even more brutal because they were trying to prove to white superiors they were not merciful to black suspects. I am thankful, finally the public and media are exposing those bad racist cops who think it is open season on killing blacks today — it MUST END

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Anonymous

While Fox news networks are dragging up DuBose past arrest record, as if this was some justification for murdering him, I noticed Fox News devoted only less than one minute to the case. This was during a live feed that other networks carried for hours. Perhaps Fox found it couldn’t defend officer Tensing’s deplorable actions and indictment

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Bmoore

Not saying the cop was right in the shooting, because it looks like he wasn’t! But I’m sure there is more to the story and history of Mr. Dubose. Really 12 kids and he loved them all. Is it me or is there something wrong with having 12 kids by who knows how many different women? I’m sure he “loved em all” but did he support them??? Guess it’s just a black kind of thing. No responsibility, do what ya gonna do, sell weed, have lot’s of kids, drink ya gin and live large!

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Anonymous

Why is Samuel’s name misspelled on the memorial sign his “loved ones” put up?

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Md

I am confused on whose car it was? He said it was his wife’s car?? And he said her name? But his fiancé’s name is different? What are the facts in that matter? Just wondering? He evidently was a great dad. But what was up with the car?

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sam

no family planning ever happened. person with 13 kids and main job is selling weeds. good payout after the shooting. losers americans.

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truf

the tax payers no doubt supported 13 kids their whole life. now they have to pay a settlement to support them from now on.

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truf

hands up ..don’t shoot..hands up don’t shoot……..i have a much better saying to save lives…comply don’t die! comply don’t die! comply don’t die! how many of these incidents would be avoided by simply complying to authority ? likely ALL of them. low level black America wont be happy until the rules don’t apply to them

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