Cop Shoots Father of Four to Death for “Having Hand in Pocket,” Father Was Pulling Out Medicine


PHOENIX — A father of four has been shot and killed by police after “putting his hand into his pocket,” according to reports.

Rumain Brisbon was deeply loved by his community, and his children are devastated over his death.

The incident took place on Tuesday when an officer approached Rumain.

Rumain is black and  happened to have his hands in his pockets.

The officer, whose name has not been released, pulled a gun on Rumain, told him to take his hands out of his pockets, and raise them in the air.

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Reports are unclear as to what happened at this point, but apparently Rumain became frightened and ran away. It’s likely that he ran away because he didn’t want to be shot by what he perceived as a stranger with a gun.

According to the police report, the officer caught up to Rumain near an apartment complex and the two began fighting.

Sgt. Crump, a police spokesman, claims that during the fight, Rumain “put his left hand in his pocket.”

“The officer believed he felt the handle of a gun while holding the suspect’s hand in his pocket.”

Once Rumain then began taking his hands out of his pockets, as the officer earlier told him to do, the officer opened fire on him.

Rumain, of course, never had a gun. He had a medicine bottle of oxycodone tablets.

There are three reasons to believe police are lying and unjustified in killing this man: (1) the police report itself is inherently illogical, and (2) multiple eyewitnesses came forward with descriptions of the killing that discredit the report, and (3) even if the victim did have a firearm — which he didn’t, but even if he did — citizens have the right to bear arms, and officers aren’t justified in shooting people to death just for carrying a firearm.

First, the illogical part. If the officer indeed told Rumain to take his hands out of his pockets, then Rumain either did or did not follow the command.

If he did not follow the command — that is, if he kept his hands in his pockets — then the officer would have no reason to shoot him, as no firearm was pulled. You can’t just shoot somebody for having their hands in their pockets.

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If he did follow the command, then the officer had even less reason to shoot him, since he was just doing what the officer told him to do. In either case, he did not have a gun and should not have been shot.

Second, a neighbor who saw the event with his own eyes stated that Rumain was simply bringing food to his children and never yelled at the officer, contradicting police reports.

It seems possible that the officer pulled a gun on Rumain because he was nervous and scared, and fired too fast instead of exercising good discernment. Now four children must grow up without their father because of what this cop did.

We will update this article as more details become available.

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      No, that’s an insult to cowards. Cowards wouldn’t willingly put themselves in this kind of situation in the first place. This is what weak, insecure people with an over-inflated sense of self importance do: Obtain a position of power and authority, then abuse their power and authority to make themselves feel powerful, and finally, use every excuse and lie they can think of to justify their abuse of authority so that they can continue their power trip for as long as possible. Sadly, these are exactly the kind of people police departments attract and welcome with open arms when they should be the type of people rigorously vetted to ensure they are never allowed to become a police officer in the first place.

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    Why are they calling this guy a suspect? suspect of what? sneaky hands?