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Amazing Video: Salinas California Police Caught Red Handed On Camera Executing A Man, Citizens Protest

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By Josey Wales


Salinas, California:  Local police officers claim they had to use lethal force on a man when he didn’t obey their direct orders and then tried to attack them.


However this video, filmed by an eyewitness, shows that the man tried to back away from officers when he was fatally shot to death.


According to the paper, though, witnesses — including the 19-year-old college student who captured the video footage of the shooting — disagree. The source of the Herald clip, Yoanna Prieto, said the man appeared to be backing away from police the entire time she was filming. 


   A local newspaper, the Monterey Herald, reported on Wednesday that Salinas residents were responding angrily to the previous day’s incident in light of video footage published online showing local law enforcement officials firing the fatal shots at the man from point-blank range. The victim was not immediately identified by police.



According to the Herald, cops were alerted of an attempted break-in on Tuesday afternoon after a female caller told 911 that a man was not just trying to enter her home, but was trying to kill her dog and had exposed himself.


When police arrived and found the man on an adjacent street carrying a pair of gardening shears, the incident quickly escalated. The Herald quoted Salinas police Cmdr. Vince Maiorana as saying that the man was initially unresponsive when police tried to approach him about the alleged attempted break-in, then began to act strangely.


“Officers end up talking to this individual, trying to find out what he’s doing and what the situation was based upon the original 911 call,” Maiorana said. “This individual started to wave the gardening shears at the officers. We tried to deploy a Taser; the Taser did not work and as the officers tried to detain this individual, this individual pulled the gardening shears and actually attacked the officers with the gardening shears.


“In response, the officers, fearing for their personal safety, shot this individual and he is now deceased.”


The cell phone video footage obtained by the paper clearly shows that two officers with guns drawn and only a few feet away from the man fired four or five shots in broad daylight.


Christopher Dolan, a noted civil right attorney, told KSBW that the killing of his client “appears to be an excessive use of force resulting in a senseless killing.”


“This is what is commonly referred to as a homicide,” Dolan said. “The police state that they killed Mr. Hernandez for having a knife, not for actually threatening them with harm. Mr. Hernandez didn’t even have a weapon in his hand when he was gunned down.The police, given the ultimate power by us, the citizens, owe each of us a duty to use only the minimum amount of force necessary. Officers are trained how to disarm a suspect and it’s not by shooting them in the head over and over! This family deserves real answers so we will have private investigators speak with the witnesses, have Osman’s body transferred to a private pathologist for analysis of the bullet trajectories, gunshot residue, and we will retain nationally renowned use of force experts to analyze the officers’ conduct. It’s in times like these when the police have killed someone that we need to be most vigilant as to protect ourselves from those entrusted to protect us.”   


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    Total 16 comments
    • Anonymous

      What goes around comes around .That’s a universal law. stupid cops playing with god. they will suffer the same . dont worry

      • CHESS: PUTIN 6-0 OBAMA

        Another American is dead who cares, makes it easier for Russia and China to walk in and take over America.

      • MAC JAM

        They are all becoming just plain old murdering cowards and when society has finally had enough they will get what they have coming ,… And it ain’t going to be pretty ,..

    • BlueDissident

      Wtf :!:

    • worldordernews

      one day..

    • kal98

      the police responded to a call and this guy should of followed the cops orders but instead he resisted arrest, holly weird movies show people to do this run, back up and run or back up and shoot the cop or gone in 60 seconds, or be a crime lord, and crime pays, entire generations have been raised on this do as thou will and many many good police officers have been killed in line of duty and yes many cops go bad but if you do not like the system go become a law enforcement officer who gets paid very little and after a few years of seeing so much then form an opinion, there seems to be rampant crime everywhere!

      • StavoV

        You were there? If not…..then you are part of the problem, as to why the cops think they can shoot first and then don’t have to ask questions. Your spiel about good cops……yeah, if you say so.

      • Prudence Wright

        so, by your logic, a stupid puppet cop has the right to be judge, jury and executioner …… and can take only 30 seconds for the whole process??????

        And secondly ” law enforcement officer who gets paid very little ” I’ll call BS!! they make about the same as a teacher…..I don’t think that would constitute as very little…..

    • Sean

      Cold Blooded Murder By Cops Once Again and reporting another BS story that never took place, had enough, Yet ?

      Maybe next time its you walking down the street with a jacket on your arm or your Child or Dog shot for no reason and then Lied too.

      When people put up with this and let them get away with this it only leads to more of the samething.

      Call, Write, E-mail the Police dept., your elected officals or go there and protest peacefully to put these Thugs on Trial for Murder and make sure their CONVICTED !

    • Anonymous

      Tunisians rebelled in favor of patriarchy over secularism.

      Greeks rebelled when their govt failed to uphold it’s end of the social contract.

      Chinese rebelled when someone was executed for selling watermelons, which he grew, himself.

      Presentday America rebels in favor of change agents, demographic displacement, and dangerous lunatics. You complain that the police are unpredictable, but they are exemplary, American quota-cases.


      “In response, the officers, fearing for their personal safety????shot this individual and he is now deceased.” WTF YOU WALK AWAY AND THE COPS TREMBLE WITH FEAR AND LOOSE THEIR MINDS BECAUSE THEIR APPOINTED AUTHORITY ISN’T REALLY WORKING. so this entitles them to shoot to kill…take the weapons from the cops now… Remember Yosemite Sam? when he says whoa he means whoa…
      that F N cop is not a human, when he thinks he can kill whom ever he wants to…

    • eatmorevegetables

      I think the girl on the video said it best – effing idiots… aint worth sh!t… etc.

      For any cop defenders, ask yourself this, if that was a civilian with CCP who just did that, would you say that is justifiable? I think the answer is Yes if witnesses saw him attacking people with garden sheers, but No if you watch that video.

    • ichabodcrane

      I’d like to know if these cops are former military!

    • Theron

      What needs to happen is the entire neighborhood responds with a hail of bullets, self defense.

    • MrKnowItAll

      ‘fearing for their personal safety” ?

      pathetic puke punks

      this is how they get a 6 month paid vacation.

      i guess if we fear for our personal safety we can shoot too?

    • BooBoo

      did anyone see the first of this clip, where the suspect held out his arm, like holding a gun, i guess not, its not important!!!

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