Levar Jones

A South Carolina state trooper was arrested and charged with shooting an unarmed driver for not wearing his seat belt.

Groubert pulled over Levar Jones, 35, in a Columbia, SC gas station after he observed Jones not wearing his seat belt on Sept. 4. The patrol unit's dash cam filmed what happened next.

Levar Jones

As Jones got out of his truck, Groubert, 31, demanded Jones's driver license.

When Jones turned to reach into his truck for the license, Groubert screamed "HE'S GOT A GUN!" and opened fire on Jones.

Jones, who was startled when the shots rang out, dropped his license and wallet on the ground. Instinctively, Jones held his hands in the air in the universal sign for surrender.

Jones, who was hit once in the hip, screamed, "What did I do? . . . I just got my license, you said get my license."

Groubert can be heard informing Jones that he wasn't wearing his seat belt.

CBS affiliate WLTX reports that South Carolina Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith fired Groubert Sept. 19 after reviewing the dash cam video.

According to CBS News, Groubert was arrested and charged Wednesday with "assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature."

Groubert faces 20 years in prison if he is convicted.

Fortunately for Jones, who is black, Groubert, who is white, was a bad shot.

And unfortunately for other young black males -- including Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO. -- the white cops who shot them hit their targets.

Jones will live to tell his story -- in his own words -- about the cop who shot him for driving while black. The police department will not justify the cop shooting and engage in a cover up of the incident. The media will not dredge up social media photos or videos of Jones throwing gang signs or smoking weed to assassinate his character for doing what most young men do on social media.

According to WLTX, Groubert's attorney, Barney Geise, says his client is not guilty and he is looking forward to his day in court.

Thanks to loyal reader Hannah K. for the tip.

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    • Beta

      SMH

    • Beta

      Sandra :waves:

    • Bliss

      The cop must've been on some type of sniff or had a bad day or somethin. This just make no kinda sense :no:

    • User Friendly

      Jones will live to tell his story — in his own words — about the cop who shot him for driving while black. The police department will not justify the cop shooting and engage in a cover up of the incident. The media will not dredge up social media photos or videos of Jones throwing gang signs or smoking weed to assassinate his character for doing what most young men do on social media.
      _______________________

      :clap: :phew: its scary out here.

    • lovezoe

      It is SC. Glad dude made it.

    • Beta

      Why did I watch the vid :facepalm: :wtf: just had to shoot another black man :no:

    • SummerBaby

      :no: What is really wrong w/these trigger happy cops.

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      Saw that on the news this morning. Terrible situation. Listen up black men. When the cop tells you to get your license you gotta talk him through it.

      Officer: Give me your license and registration.

      Black man: Yes suh. May I please reach into the car and get it suh?

      That's it. You ain't got no right to be reaching for shat just cause'n he tole you to. Get yo mind right.

    • Wasting time

      The war on black men is real!
      How can you not be guilty when your own cam recorded your wrong actions.
      He better plead out cause if that tape is shown in court; attempted murder charges should be filed.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3VwtDfGajQ&feature=player_embedded VDot

      Fugg that :pigsfly: :tea:

      I'm glad the cop was arrested, especially with it being South Carolina and all. Now let's :pray: they find him guilty. I even saw a few White commentors acknowledging their white privilege in that they don't have to be worried about :ak47: when the Po-Po :steer: up on 'em.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      I think it's kinda of comical how its the racist white cops showing white America how they all think too. SMH

      Good thing he survived :tea:

    • Beta

      His ass better be convicted

    • http://Twitter@MsMarcella Afiya

      That was some fukked up mess right there :mad: :yahoo: that punk azz cop lost his job and he going to jail :clap:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3VwtDfGajQ&feature=player_embedded VDot

      Jones will live to tell his story — in his own words

      _____________

      :clap: So happy this young man didn't die. And was only shot in the hip. AND they better run him his money :yes:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3VwtDfGajQ&feature=player_embedded VDot

      The media will not dredge up social media photos or videos of Jones throwing gang signs or smoking weed to assassinate his character for doing what most young men do on social media.

      ________________

      I like when you talk like this Sandra :yes: Because sometimes you have me worried that you don't even like Black people :phew:

    • lovezoe

      Officer: Give me your license and registration.

      Black man: Yes suh. May I please reach into the car and get it suh?

      That’s it. You ain’t got no right to be reaching for shat just cause’n he tole you to. Get yo mind right.
      --------
      Sad to say its true. For men and women. Tell them exactly where you reaching and keep one hand one the wheel.

    • inter_loop

      Not one nation on the entire continent of AFRICA has a nuclear bomb.

      Name one black owned arms manufacturer.

      We rap about violence but in reality are the weakest link in arms and self-defense.

      It's a matter of intellectual competitiveness; for the past few CENTURIES we have faulted behind, been enslaved, or even exterminated... The black man is missing his opportunity to really compete on a world level. Let's not let this presidency go in vain.

    • http://www.twitter.com/kabyeyou KABYEYOU

      This is a sad situation, im not apologizing for what the cop did. But as a black man we should know by now that you cant reach for anything now a days with a cop drawn on you. You have to ask to do that. when its all said and done homie reached in the whip and came back out quickly. it could of been assumed he was grabbing a weapon.

      BUT again. The officer should of stayed in the car and asked the citizen to return back into his vehicle.

    • https://m.soundcloud.com/bernadette-giacomazzo/momma-dee-i-deserve?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_cam MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      This is just ridiculous. I mean come on dude. He wasn’t even turned around to fire on you IF he did have a gun. :no:
      And buddy must be scary as ‘el cause he shot 3 times all scattered. Then he talking about put your hands behind your back and steady trying to cuff him asking is you hit?? :wtf: So you don’t even know if you hit buddy while you was :ak47:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :thankyou: :goodpost:

    • User Friendly

      Bird says:

      Saw that on the news this morning. Terrible situation. Listen up black men. When the cop tells you to get your license you gotta talk him through it.

      Officer: Give me your license and registration.

      Black man: Yes suh. May I please reach into the car and get it suh?

      That’s it. You ain’t got no right to be reaching for shat just cause’n he tole you to. Get yo mind right.
      ___________________

      :( sad, aint it?

      they paid that lady 1.5 million who got beat up in the middle of the highway. the cop "resigned". the video disturbed my soul. I cant stand to see a woman or girl hit on by a boy or a man. something about it just makes me wretch.

    • Wasting time

      OMG <----- Angry Black woman font

      :eyeroll:

      Bama I'm out :kona:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Turn the lights on in the car so they can see :tea:
      Immediately put your hands on the ceiling of your car---THAT's how we were always told to do EVER SINCE HS :eek:

    • lovezoe

      They got a video of Janes Crawford being shot. Just can't bring myself to watch.

    • Wasting time

      UF that is gonna tickle me all the day long!!

    • OpinionHated

      I can't with these stories anymore - they just make you angry....

    • https://m.soundcloud.com/bernadette-giacomazzo/momma-dee-i-deserve?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_cam MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      I am so glad he didn’t die. This would have been a real tragedy. Well another one. Makes no sense. Cops can just :ak47: on anynody because they got on a freaking uniform …… And I know there are wackos in every profession but there seem to be a lot of bigoted and uninformed people in law enforcement …especially in rural or lowly populated areas. It’s like the new KKK uniform for some of them.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      17
      What are you doing in real life? Serious question.
      You doing good in the hood? :popcorn:
      You helping out some sorta way? Inquiring minds wanna know...

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3VwtDfGajQ&feature=player_embedded VDot

      inter_loop says:

      Not one nation on the entire continent of AFRICA has a nuclear bomb.

      _____________

      Dude, go make you a nuclear bomb!! I'm sure there are instructions on the internet :eyeroll:

    • CocoKhaleesi

      They need to have tested him for every drug under the sun.... Oh... He white...

    • Beta

      inter_loop says:

      Not one nation on the entire continent of AFRICA has a nuclear bomb.
      ___________________

      What's this fascination with bombs?

    • Wasting time

      Don't engage DTTS! Don't ENGAGE!!

    • GellySammich

      :eek: is that just copied and pasted into all the posts? Is it me? Dayjahvoo?

    • Beta

      The officer should of stayed in the car and asked the citizen to return back into his vehicle.
      _________________

      Point blank period :tea:

    • lovezoe

      *John

    • Locapoca

      I like when you talk like this Sandra Because sometimes you have me worried that you don’t even like Black people

      ^^^^
      THIS above tickled me :lol: All laughing aside, I am glad that this man was not murdered. I beleive that if he did not live to tell his story, there would have been another cover up story. Like someone else said, its open season for black men. Talk to your sons (and daughters)

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      THIS is why EYE believe that we all should be armed because SOMETIMES you gotta have folks worried about what you have.

      Cops kinda respect the bad guys where I'm from :kona:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :warning:
      Atty Gen Holder is resigning

    • Milky

      ALBoy says:

      @Milky still naked
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      My new blog crush :love: :wave: <------upgraded to bigfaces... SHOW ME WHAT YOU WORKIN WIT!!!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Ok Wasting :eek:

    • inter_loop

      VDot, that's the mentally of a lazy man, afraid, defenseless, weak, and easy shaken or extorted. Isn't that what they think of us already? Are you proving them right? I mentioned that fact to point out that gloabally the black man is an open target. He's defenseless–easily taken. Am I lying? Or are we talking about yet Another unarmed black man shot by someone more equipped, trained, and with an overall better advantage?

    • Gigi26

      ITS OPEN SEASON ON BLACK MEN PERIOD!! DA FCK IS GOING ON HERE!!!

      How many times do our men have to get shot by cops before there is legit work done? Like this shyt here is disgusting.

      It's pigs like him that make it super hard on the good ones out there protecting and really serving. DAMN!

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3VwtDfGajQ&feature=player_embedded VDot

      Oh and for the record, South Africa has developed a nuclear weapon. They just disassembled it prior to joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. I found that out from :pc: in like 5 seconds. Looks like you're failing on just the Google Intellectual Competition :eek:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      luVn_liFe... says:

      :warning:
      Atty Gen Holder is resigning

      :shocked: :shocked:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

      :rofl: Yall bout as mean as a bag of rattlesnakes.

    • https://m.soundcloud.com/bernadette-giacomazzo/momma-dee-i-deserve?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_cam MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      Not one nation on the entire continent of AFRICA has a nuclear bomb.

      Name one black owned arms manufacturer
      ______________________
      Cool story bro :) Listen…. What did that have to do with the topic at hand of a black man being wrongly shot at by police officer? I get that we get off topic …but normally we comment on the post first….. You still had some ant on your chest about yesterday and you took the night off to ape about it internally and then when you woke up you was like :typing: I gotta get this off my chest before it’s too late. We get it :stop: Lil FOR JUST THREE CENTS A DAY OVER IN AFRICA DIDN’T DO THE EDUCATION ENOUGH TO MAKE A BOMB :thumbsup: Thank you for bringing that to the light. I salute you. Now how do you feel about the video posted above? What could he have done differently to not be a victim?

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :wtf: damn man :no:

    • Milky

      @SandraMae Bullock please no more angry or sad posts today... It is afrodack and my burfday!!! Only happy and ratchet posts today, please and thank you! By the way I love TIP!!!! :happybirthday: TIP DA KANG!!!!

    • Gigi26

      And nobody better make an excuse as to why it was okay for this cop to pull his weapon out and shoot him. Quick entry or not, he should not have shot him, then scream for him to get on the ground. Bet he wouldn't have done that shyt to a sprite person. Fukk outta here asking to go into your own vehicle to get something he asked for. :rollseyes:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Holder said fawk this shyt :nono: I have had with this country ... I bet Obama want to do the same thing :tea:

    • Wasting time

      Ah phuck it!

      In the same way we don't have a leg in the arms race we don't have one in the drug race either and it hasn't stop the influx of narcotics in our community and its outcome.
      WE did not have one in a lot of other avenues either but slowly and surely we infiltrated and succeeded. I would think that we would shy away from that particular revenue since Gun violence has utterly destroyed our community and it will not look good or sit well with the majority of blacks if blacks capitalize of the blood of other blacks i.e. Blacks owning slaves.

      Africa does not have a nuclear program for the obvious reason.
      Nuclear materials destroy the lands natural resources and Africa is to busy being stripped of its natural resources for anyone to destroy it. Now once it has been stripped to the bone then and only then will anything nuclear be constructed. Lets hope that never happens.

    • GellySammich

      I get scared because I am completely aware of how innocent and naive I can be at times. And that is trickling down to my children. We all sitting here in our bubble like nobody would ever want to hurt ME. Turn around and get my license? Ok *skipping my happy ass to the car*
      Now I have to switch my brain to be afraid of getting in trouble for stuff I haven't done. But they wonder why we seem so angry. Shyt we get shot for being happy too!

    • Gigi26

      I'm happy AG Holder is resigning, the shyt they trying to pin on him is really too much for a human being. Its damned if you will, damned if you don't.

      I wish him the best. He's really a good stand up guy. Know this personally.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      V. :lol:

    • inter_loop

      VDot, now, research the president of South Africa...

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3VwtDfGajQ&feature=player_embedded VDot

      And nobody better make an excuse as to why it was okay for this cop to pull his weapon out and shoot him

      ________________

      :no: No excuse. He came out of his patrol car with his gun OUT for a seat belt violation :wtf: And he followed the guy from the back of the gas station to the front, do you even have to wear a seat belt on private property? Not that it matters...

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I just watched this video :wtf: Man this shyt is pissing me off for real

    • Wasting time

      DDTS

      I sat here and thought about it and jumped on in..
      Sometimes you jut have to.

    • User Friendly

      Wasting time says:

      Don’t engage DTTS! Don’t ENGAGE!!
      _________________

      :lol:

    • https://m.soundcloud.com/bernadette-giacomazzo/momma-dee-i-deserve?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_cam MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      Am I lying? Or are we talking about yet Another unarmed black man shot by someone more equipped, trained, and with an overall better advantage
      _______________
      He is better equipped (LITERLLY..Kourt K voice) because he had a gun and is a police officer. That doesn’t make him more educated or more informed. Or that he made a better life choice. The man in the truck can have his own construction business. Be an owner :eek: By your comment it would seem as if unless you were in a professional carrying a gun you made a suckaduck life choice and will always be a bum :hahaha:
      Let me go call my husband and tell him FOH :rolleyes: with your degree and position. Go become a cop. THAT’S WHERE IT’S AT :rules:

    • lovezoe

      Some mess must be about to go down.

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    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3VwtDfGajQ&feature=player_embedded VDot

      inter_loop says:

      VDot, now, research the president of South Africa…

      _____________________________

      Naw bruh. I think it's obvious YOU ain't did the education :nono: You research and report back....and by report back I mean write it in a Word doc and save it to your desktop :yes:

    • reizvoll

      Lord forgive me but why did I laugh watching this video. When that young man said Why did you should me and the cop replied You dove back in the car and that young man apologized I busted out laughing. It struck me at so ridiculous that the cop still had the nerve to sound indignant and that young man apologetic after the cop lost his damn mind for no reason and started shooting at him. I mean damn is this really life??? He hand cuffed him and everything while he was on the floor in pain for doing what he said. Man you can't win for losing cause that man did everything he was supposed to and he still got messed up.

    • lovezoe

      I don't got time for armchair militants.

    • https://m.soundcloud.com/bernadette-giacomazzo/momma-dee-i-deserve?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_cam MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      VDot, now, research the president of South Africa…
      ________________
      You heard what they said! :eek: GETCHOTAILUP :spank: and get to looking :typing: Whatchu thought this was???? This Interlooper blog. THEY LIFESTYLE!!!!! You better be done by 12 pm EST and be ready for the pop quiz :waiting:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3VwtDfGajQ&feature=player_embedded VDot

      The man in the truck can have his own construction business. Be an owner :eek:

      ____________

      He actually said, I'm coming from work :wtf: Inter_loop has some point to prove and just wants to tie it into any and every point. The problem is, he's still trying to develop his point and is all over the place :yes:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Bird says:

      Saw that on the news this morning. Terrible situation. Listen up black men. When the cop tells you to get your license you gotta talk him through it.
      Officer: Give me your license and registration.
      Black man: Yes suh. May I please reach into the car and get it suh?
      ________________

      Chile why that suh shyt made me laugh :hahaha:

    • Locapoca

      VDot says:

      inter_loop says:

      VDot, now, research the president of South Africa…

      _____________________________

      Naw bruh. I think it’s obvious YOU ain’t did the education You research and report back….and by report back I mean write it in a Word doc and save it to your desktop

      ^^^^
      :lol: VDot offering up college classes on South African Studies

    • Just Looking

      :offtopic: Breaking NEws

      Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign

    • User Friendly

      Cool story bro :)

      _________________

      :rofl: I say that to my son all the time he be mad as shyt. he be all excited to tell me about the new sneakers coming out on October 7th. I be like Cool Story Bro :thumbsup: I mean really, what do you want me to say? :shrugs:

    • lovezoe

      :newpost: Eric Holder

    • https://m.soundcloud.com/bernadette-giacomazzo/momma-dee-i-deserve?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_cam MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      @ZoePound That’s why you will never be nothing in life. Cause you NOT banging on your keyboard and spreading the knowledge garnered from Wikipedia and The Onion satire site. STAY SLEEP :eek: :lol:

    • User Friendly

      lovezoe says:

      I don’t got time for armchair militants.
      ___________________________

      sitting up like your baby is in that chair just steady typing foolery.

    • Fated4Greatness

      :smh: <----this is all i got on this....terrible.

    • inter_loop

      I'm not an armchair militant. I don't like violence. I'm simply saying—Globally the black man is defenseless and an easy target. Am I lying or are we taking about another unarmed (defenseless) Blackman shot. Things start small... All these years after the Civil Rights and Blacks have gotten lazy... What's the last greatest invention to come out of an HBCU? Dr. King wouldn't even be right for this time. He would be disgusted by the complacency. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm too inter loopy.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inYx0G9syU8 KayCeiSoul

      Did thus mofo just tell the victim, "Just sit tight Bro" after he shot him? And did he really try to cuff him after he shot him? What the fuqq is goins ON? I hate to say it, but cops are about to be targets. They are about to start randomly getting their azzes lit up.

    • KrayZKat

      "This is a sad situation, I'm not apologizing for what the cop did. But as a black man we should know by now that you cant reach for anything now a days with a cop drawn on you. You have to ask to do that. when its all said and done homie reached in the whip and came back out quickly. it could of been assumed he was grabbing a weapon."

      You've GOT to be kidding me with this b.s. The officer asked the man to get his license, and that's what he did. WTF are you talking about? By now, what we should know is that you can be a Black man just sitting in a car minding your own business not doing a damn thing, and STILL get shot. By now what we SHOULD know is that as a Black man, woman, or child, you don't need an excuse to get shot. It just happens because there is a wholesale attempt to take us out and as long as dumb people keep blaming the victims (coming up with excuses for evil) they might be next. SMH.

    • Audacious2

      This is really disgusting and rather incompetent of this so called highly-trained/ranked state trooper to react over a seatbelt violation. The officer had already ran his plates before pulling him over and saw that he was not wanted or a threat. What' I want to know is WHY haven't these state troopers opened fire on the white dude, Eric Frien, who shot two troopers and killed one. This Eric Frien guy should've been shot dead when he first opened fire, but nah, they let his ass get away with a multi-million dollar manhunt in the woods. SMDH!