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Friday, August 22, 2014

Protesters lined the sidewalk across the street from Salt Lake City police headquarters Monday afternoon to express their outrage at a spate of recent police shootings of unarmed people. Among the demonstrators were friends of Dillon Taylor, a 20-year-old man who was shot dead by Salt Lake City police outside a 7-Eleven Aug. 11. Police were responding to a report of a man with a gun, but Taylor's supporters say he was unarmed. Taylor's brother said Dillon was unarmed when police surrounded and fatally shot him after telling him to get on the ground. "He got confused, he went to pull up his pants to get on the ground, and they shot him," Jerrail Taylor said.

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Why would the police need several weeks of investigation before releasing details like whether the guy had a gun?

Just makes the whole incident seem suspicious. They know whether a gun was found at the scene or not.

#1 | Posted by Sully at 2014-08-21 05:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

I heard he was pulling up his pants when the cop shot him. Maybe the cop thought he was going for a gun.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2014-08-21 06:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

His brother said Taylor was wearing headphones and did not hear the officers until they surrounded him.

"He couldn't hear them, so he just kept walking," said Jerrail Taylor. "(Then) they had guns pointed at his face. That's when he turned off the music. I saw them point guns at my brother's face, and I knew what was going to happen."

I'm sure the usual group will explain that it was completely his fault and the cops were just in complete fear of their lives.

#3 | Posted by daniel_3 at 2014-08-22 07:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

Just have the city give the family $1M. Eventually the city will reign in the trigger happy cops.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2014-08-22 08:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

Just bought a house in Bonita Springs, 1 mile from the beach. Headed back to SLC in the morning. Hope no one shoots me.

#5 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-08-22 09:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

SLC cops swarmed me one time for having an unbuttoned shirt and long hair while I was reading a book in a public park. They demanded to sniff my bottle of WATER.

You're only allowed to look and live one way in utah. Everything else makes you a suspect.

Thank god romney got rejected.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-22 09:52 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

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Just have the city give the family $1M. Eventually the city will reign in the trigger happy cops.

#4 | Posted by bored

Would you trade a family member for 1 million?

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-22 09:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

Just a few years ago, the very conservative Salt Lake City cops, arrested two gay guys for trading spit in a public place ..LOL

#8 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-08-22 09:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

Would you trade a family member for 1 million?

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-22 09:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

It all comes down to who you are talking about and how much money they owe.

rwd

#9 | Posted by rightwingdon at 2014-08-22 10:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

Shouldn't have sagged his pants. Got what's coming to him.

-Righties

#10 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-08-22 10:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

Some of the really crappy things that happen to people in our society happen first to those that have been marginalized. But, we all should be paying attention and help try to right the wrongs because if it can happen to them, it can certainly happen to the rest of society.

Stop finding excuses for bad behavior just because you aren't one of the marginalized. Think of the marginalized as canaries in the coal mines; as guinea pigs; as test subjects. Once the tools of oppression have been proven to work on them, you may be next.

#11 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2014-08-23 04:15 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

I heard he was pulling up his pants when the cop shot him. Maybe the cop thought he was going for a gun.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat

What would you think?

#12 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-08-23 02:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm in SLC ...the kid was Hispanic . The cop was Mormon. Nothing to see here.

#13 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-08-23 06:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

Until the leash on cops who are well paid and entrusted to protect and serve society is kept taut, things will only devolve. Americans are the citizens not just targets. We need a taut not a loose leash.

When any action of law enforcement is made questionable, those responsible need a lifetime record which would affect employment. We need honest ethical and conscientious cops that set an example for all, and the only way to get that is to make all cops accountable to the public.

#14 | Posted by Robson at 2014-08-23 07:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

Cannot be much of a protest as there is no burning/rioting/looting. Mormon wimps!

#15 | Posted by MSgt at 2014-08-24 04:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

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