Where are the protests? Where’s the outrage? Did you hear that? If you listen closely enough, you can hear absolute silence from the typical social justice morons who bash cops on a daily basis.
Almost two years ago, 26-year-old Daniel Shaver was shot and killed by now former Mesa, Ariz. police officer Philip “Mitch” Brailsford. Shaver was unarmed, clearly trying to comply with the officer’s demands, and could be heard on video crying for his life.
In the subsequent murder trial against Brailsford, a jury found the man “not guilty” of second-degree murder and reckless manslaughter.
The trial against Brailsford was one of significance, because only twice since 2005 has an Arizona officer “been charged with a murder in connection with an on-duty shooting.” The trial took place in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Here’s Officer Bradford’s body cam footage from the incident (WARNING: Graphic Footage):
According to azcentral.com:
Police had responded to the hotel for a call about a person pointing a gun outside of a fifth-floor window. A couple inside a hotel hot tub told staff that they saw a silhouette with a gun pointed toward a nearby highway.
Police later found that Shaver, 26, was unarmed when he was shot but had a pellet gun inside his room, which he kept with him as part of his job as a pest-control worker.
Brailsford claims that he shot Shaver when the suspect reached toward his waistband, because he thought Shaver was reaching for a gun. It turns out Shaver was just trying to pick up the shorts he was wearing.
So why are the people who constantly campaign against “police abuse” suddenly silent? There’s a page on Facebook called “Justice For Daniel Shaver,” but that’s about it. Could the reason be because both Brailsford and Shaver were both white? Whatever the reason, the silence is deafening.