America & Its Police Problem

The United States of America has a police problem.

Driving Without a Seatbelt: Levar Jones

Levar Jones was stopped outside Columbia, SC for driving without a seatbelt but it nearly cost him his life because trigger happy decorated South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper, Sean Groubert immediately started shooting after he reached for his wallet to retrieve the drivers license he was asked for. Luckily unarmed Levar Jones survived the incident. Groubert, has since been fired for the incident and has been charged with aggravated assault and battery, a felony that could get him up to 20 years in prison if convicted according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. However, most police officers involved in incidents like these never get convicted.

Playing with an Air Rifle: John Crawford III

A grand jury in Greene County, Ohio refused to indict police officers who shot dead John Crawford III inside a Wal-Mart in Beavercreek, OH on August 5, 2014. A 911 caller reported Crawford was waving a rifle (it was an air rifle) in the store. Police claim that he was killed for failing to obey commands to put down his gun. Surveillance shows that 22-year-old John Crawford III  had picked up the unboxed  gun from a shelf in Wal-Mart. Ronald Ritchie who calls 911 to report the incident, lies that Mr. Crawford is loading the rifle. The recently released video shows that police fired at Mr. Crawford even after he had thrown the air rifle on the ground.

Taking the Wrong Exit: Kametra Barbour

Police Officers say they were searching for a beige or tan Toyota with four black males waving their guns outside the window. However, the police officers pulled over a woman with four children driving a maroon Nissan Maxima.

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