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Here We Go Again: Cop Just Indicted For Murder And Video Released

The last minute is when the killing occurs.

Hamilton County, Ohio prosecutor Joe Deters announced that a grand jury has indicted 25-year-old University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing on murder charges in the July 19 shooting death of 43-year-old Sam DuBose, an unarmed black man who had been pulled over because his car was missing a front license plate. Deters released body-camera video of the incident, during which Tensing and DuBose discuss whether DuBose has a valid drivers' license before they begin struggling and Tensing draws his gun and fires while the car rolls away. The gunshot can be heard on the video but it's difficult to see exactly what's happening at that moment because Tensing is moving.

I'm waiting for the first person to say, "Just comply with the police and this wouldn't have happened." Because, as we all know, if you start to move from a traffic stop, you deserved to be shot in the head.

I'm glad things like this didn't happen before there was video. What was the first MTV video? "Video Killed The Radio Star"?  From humble beginnings to exposing corruption and lies.