Ct Patriot: Seem’s like this kind of thing is going on all the time now. I just want to know why there’s not the same attention on this incident as the Michael Brown Case? Is it Because Race matters when you get shot dead by police? Say a white cop shoots a black male, Oh that’s a huge national event and charges of racism abound. Now say it happens like the Dillon Taylor shooting, Non-white cop shoots a white male (also unarmed). Well that’s just no big deal? Really? I’m not even getting into the right or wrong part of it. I’m Just saying there seems to be a very defined double standard. Aren’t we all people? regardless of race who should be judged on the content of our character? Are we going to follow the Obama, Rev. Al, Eric Holder type race pimps? Or are we all finally going to see its not so much a matter of race but economics these days. Maybe It’s Just me?
Cops Guns Down Unarmed White Boy In Salt Lake City, Mainstream Media Goes Silent (KUTV Video)
Dillon was pronounce dead at the scene.
“It came in as a 911 call that there was a man with a gun,” said South Salt Lake Police Sgt. Darrin Sweeten. “He was verbally challenged and ultimately was shot.”
Sweeten would not release any more details of the incident.
“They’re here to protect and serve. More like shoot and kill,” said Jerrail Taylor, Dillon Taylor’s older brother. “Anybody in this house or anybody on the streets, if we kill someone, we’re doing 25 years to life in prison. I’d like this cop to lose his job and do the same amount of time like a regular human being.”
Dillon’s brother and cousin claim they were on their way to visit his parents’ graves and that Dillon was surprised by the police presence. He was not aggressive, they said.
“He had headphones in, and he couldn’t hear [anything], and then they finally surrounded him,” Jerrail said. “They’re like, ‘Get on the ground,’ and [he] pulled up his pants and [they] shot him.”
Thayne believes police might have thought his cousin was reaching for a gun when, in reality, he grabbed his cell phone.
“I was in shock, because he was wearing a white t-shirt and there was blood all over it,” Thayne said. “They ran up and handcuffed him. He wasn’t moving.”
A witness’s video shows police yelling for the two men to remain on the ground as Thayne repeatedly screams that they have shot his cousin.
“He was the funniest kid ever,” Jerrail said. “His own baby will never meet him.”
The family has set up an account to help pay for funeral expenses. Wells Fargo Bank is accepting donations to the “Justice for Dillon” account #6386866385.
Burbank said the video, along with the name of the officer, will be released to the public at the “appropriate” time. He said he didn’t know if that would be days, weeks or months.
“It would be wholly inappropriate to take the most vital piece of evidence that we have and put it out to the public prior to the officer having some due process,” he told reporters.
The officer’s body camera recorded the entire incident, including the point when the officer shoots Taylor, Burbank said.
Burbank has watched the video but would not comment on whether he thought the Aug. 11 shooting in a 7-Eleven parking lot was justified. Burbank also would not comment on whether the 20-year-old Taylor had a gun. The man’s family has said he was not armed.
Taylor’s aunt, Gina Thayne, said Tuesday that police know they “killed an innocent kid.”
“If in fact they actually produce a tape, it will show exactly what happened,” Thayne said. “It will come out eventually. It will never bring Dillon back, though.”
BLACK COP KILLS WHITE MAN, MEDIA HIDE RACE
Limbaugh: ‘A black person can never be the oppressor’
While national news media continue to focus on race in Ferguson, Missouri, where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, they apparently don’t think a similar case in Utah with the races reversed is that newsworthy.
Police in Salt Lake City are continuing their probe into an Aug. 11 shooting outside a 7-Eleven convenience store, when a black police officer, whom local media are referring to as “not white,” shot and killed 20-year-old Dillon Taylor, who was unarmed at the time, according to his supporters.