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Ohio “Open Carry” Laws Could Spell Murder Charges for Cops who Shot Innocent Man in WalMart

Beavercreek, Ohio – The killing of John Crawford III by police inside Wal-Mart differs from other recent police killings in one substantial manner. It isn’t that the victim was unarmed, carrying only a bb gun obtained from the store’s shelves. It isn’t that Crawford was on the phone when the officers approached him. It is different because even if Crawford had been carrying a rifle in the store, the officers that killed him did not even have cause to detain him, much less shoot him.

Family & attorneys view surveillance tape:

However, Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine, who assigned the case investigating the police homicide of Mr. Crawford to a special prosecutor, recently allowed family members and their attorneys to view the surveillance tape from the store that shows the moments up to and including John Crawford's shooting death by police. After viewing that tape, the family's attorneys and Crawford's father dispute the police account of this incident in no uncertain terms:

Attorney Michael Wright said: "We need Mike DeWine to refer this case to the Department of Justice. Not to a special prosecutor."

Wright said Crawford did nothing wrong in Walmart. "Nothing more, nothing less than shopping."

Wright, who has seen store surveillance video of the shooting incident, said Crawford was shot while talking on the phone, holding the butt of the gun with the barrel pointed at the floor.

He said Crawford was "shot on sight" in a "militaristic" response.

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no less than...

the death penalty for those PIGS to set an example to all the corporate PIGS who have labelled us, the people, their enemies.

Hey Archons', we are taking our planet back and there's nothing you can do about it!


Do family members sit idly by when they know who the murderer is? Government workers are not and never will be on their side. Time to step up family members.

If the video shows police gunned him down in cold blood,

Then the victim will have no advocates as it then involves the second amendment.


20 minutes from me...

Open carry laws or not, it's still murder to shoot someone for no good reason. If the guy was leaning on that toy like a cane and given no opportunity to drop it, it would still be murder in the heart of the strictest no-gun zone around. The way it's supposed to work is he faces a court for the infraction if just having the weapon is illegal, not execution on sight. To shoot him at a moment he's not a threat is murder no matter what level of infraction we're talking about.

The article is wrong again that there wasn't cause to investigate. The 911 caller spelled out a situation of the guy stalking around, pointing a real weapon at whoever dared look at him. There was cause to investigate and if the caller was just making up drama, then the investigation would end with citing the 911 caller however you cite a public menace who put that young man's life in danger.

Investigation implies some sort of assessment of the situation. If they shot him that fast, there was no investigation.

This is a serious issue and people would like to see those responsible held accountable. I'm glad to see the issue getting attention, but I don't see how an article that is this wrong is useful attention.

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That would be interesting

if the cop was convicted, not through civil rights law, but for violating the 2nd amendment?

This "Shoot first"...

"Just in case" stuff has got to stop!

Unconstitutional War - "The story you are about to hear is true; the names and places are being changed to protect the guilty."

Funny how fast they released

Funny how fast they released that ferguson corner store tape but they refuse to release these walmart tapes for this case and the lapel cam from that kid shot in Salt lake city

Plenty of "tape" missing elsewhere as well...

Oklahoma City...Washington, DC - Pentagon, Citgo, Crystal City...

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

Citgo and crystal city

Citgo and crystal city ?

These tapes will be released though , they say " after the investigation " ...

Isnt there a way to force a release , is nobody filing freedom of informations requests when these things happen ?

Security Tapes confiscated by "FBI"

The gas station across the street from the pentagon and various businesses across the river in Crystal City..

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

Plenty of missing tape

And missing chapters in history books, and plenty of missing news coverage, and plenty of missing people- whatever it takes to promote the official narratives.

Edward Moran

click bait

the author of this does not know all the facts related to the case.

The store security video confirms

the facts that are stated in the article. I've added another article describing what was seen on the video by the father & attorneys. There are news clips out there but wasn't able to find them.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

the author has the facts correct...

this was a murder.....