Darren Hunt of Utah
The murder of young Black Men by police continues.
oh for fucks SAKE
Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…
He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.
and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…
Exactly! This is evil.
Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen
Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.
This dude was cosplaying.
He was dressed up in a costume.
Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?
Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back
I understand the outrage here, but please pay attention to the details actually provided in the article. It tells one speculated side only.
This guy was NOT cosplaying.
"Moss said: "He was listening to his music, and maybe swinging his sword around to it at times. You don’t deserve to be killed for that. … A lot of people who went to Comic Con last week probably looked a little different, too, in their costumes. Do we want them gunned down when they are just trying to have a fun day?”
Comicon was only used as an example about making assumptions about people who are dressed oddly. the very next paragraph tells you why the family thinks he was wearing the sword.
"She said Hunt’s mother had been urging him to find a job, and they think he may have been headed to apply at a Panda Express restaurant near where he was shot.
“He may have worn it [the sword] thinking it was cool and would help. It’s just the sort of thing he would do,” adding he acted young for his age.”
This 22 year old man MIGHT have been going to a job interview. And his mental state as described by the family, shows that he thinks wearing a Samurai sword to an interview at a Chinese restaurant would help him get the job. That is not sane thinking.
We only know one side of the story. It’s pointless to speculate like this. For all we know, the man could have had the sword drawn and been approaching another officer or civilian with it, ignoring commands to drop the weapon, leaving the officer behind him with no choice but to shoot in order to protect whoever the guy was going at. It is ALL speculation until police release their reports. And that sword? Dull or not, it is still a weapon and is not a toy. You can break bones,and stab with it. it can kill someone just as easily as a bat or a knife can.