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Sam Dubose. {Warning: Explicit video}

Another life lost at the hands of a power hungry, overzealous cop.

University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing stopped Sam Dubose because of a missing front license plate. Sam Dubose ended up dead.Tensing said he *wait for it* feared for his life.

The attorney for former University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing says he believes the officer feared for his life and was dragged by Samuel DuBose’s car during a July 19 traffic stop that turned deadly. “The guy jams the keys in the ignition,” Stew Mathews tells CNN. “Turns the car on, jams it in the drive and mashes the accelerator. He wasn’t slowly pulling away. (Tensing) feared for his life. He thought he was going to be sucked under the car that was pulling away from him. He thought he was going to get sucked under and killed.” Mathews says a body camera worn by another officer will show Tensing, 25, on the ground.

 

Here’s the body camera footage (the stop starts around the 4:00 mark).

WARNING: GRAPHIC

From the 4:00 mark to before the 6:30 mark. Less than 2.5 minutes. That’s how long it took for this cop to kill Sam Dubose.

And then he lied.

HE acted unlawfully by putting his hands on his car and opening the door. He has NO probable cause. NONE.

Do body cameras stop cops from killing? NO. But they DO help to bring justice in situation like that.

Tensing has been indicted for murder.

University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge for shooting Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop this month.

If convicted, Tensing could go to prison for life, said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters in a press conference. Deters played body camera footage of the shooting that appeared to contradict Tensing’s version of the incident.

“I’ve been doing this for over 30 years. This is the most asinine act I’ve ever seen a police officer make — totally unwarranted,” said Deters. “It’s an absolute tragedy in the year 2015 that anyone would behave in this manner. It was senseless.”

The prosecutor, who said he was shocked when he first saw the video, was adamant DuBose had not acted aggressively toward Tensing.

“People want to believe that Mr. DuBose had done something violent towards the officer — he did not. He did not at all. I feel so sorry for his family and what they lost, and I feel sorry for the community, too,” Deters said.

The ease in which these cops take a life and then blatantly lie about it is mind boggling.

Here is Sam’s mother speaking after the indictment.

I’m a Christian. And everything this woman of God is saying is true. I have no criticisms for her leaning on the Lord in a time like this.

However, I can’t help but wonder if there’s a certain level of pressure Christians feel during times like these to not show anger, grief, and to rush to state forgiveness.

 

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