Cops Turn Off Body Cams Before Killing 50yo Homeless Man, But A Citizen Filmed It

Justin Gardner | The Free Thought Project

“He’s not gonna die.”

Those were the tragically unprophetic words of the person who filmed Los Angeles cops gunning down a 50-year-old homeless man on Saturday, March 4.

The local ABC7 station reports that an altercation broke out at midday at an intersection in downtown LA, with two “gentlemen, angry and antagonizing each other down the street,” according to a nearby business owner.

The homeless man was carrying a large pipe, and someone called 911. Two LAPD cops showed up, and, according to police reports, tried to subdue the man with a Taser, although the video shows no evidence of that.

Perhaps they attempted to tase him before the video started.

As the video begins, the people recording see it as a comical situation.

Indeed, the homeless man appears to be physically unfit and not much of a threat to the armed officers.

The two officers have weapons drawn, apparently telling him to drop the pipe.

“Ninja man with a ninja stick. He’s not gonna die,” said the person recording as a woman laughs.

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