Phoenix [USA] Police Kill Gamer While Responding to Noise Complaint

SoldierMan

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PHOENIX POLICE KILL GAMER WHILE RESPONDING TO NOISE COMPLAINT

Armed man answers the door but lowers weapon and raises hand as he was shot dead in the back

Officers with the Phoenix Police Department shot and killed a man when responding to a noise complaint about couple playing a video game, as the man answered the door with a pistol in one hand.


Ryan Whitaker, 40, had been playing video games with his girlfriend, Brandee Nees, into the night when he went to answer the door with a gun in his hand. Whitaker immediately began lowering his weapon and raised a hand in the air before he was shot in the back three times from point blank range.

Police shot Whitaker within seconds, failing to allow the Ahwatukee homeowner to respond, while he appeared to be disarming himself.

The fatal shooting took place on the night of May 22 after a dispatch call complained about the noise level. The unnamed caller suggested that there may have been fighting in order to hasten the police response time, according to AZ Central.


 

Polymathic

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What the actual fark.

I guess the police are going to pin the homicide on the person who made the complaint.
 

Sayf777

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What you bet this shooting of an innocent person won't get any attention at all from mainstream media. Why? Well his skin colour is wrong. Doesn't fit their narrative.
Ah so that was the purpose of you posting this article.

To be fair, there's always articles about the USA police being extremely trigger happy?
 

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systemic racism and systemic brutality. Both exist at the same time. Both are a problem.
All human interaction are interconnected. You don't get systemic racism or brutality in isolation. The whole human society is systemic.
 

acidrain

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What you bet this shooting of an innocent person won't get any attention at all from mainstream media.
Probably none. Same as we don't really hear of police officers getting gunned down answering similar types of calls.
 
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