Ray Tensing

A Cincinnati cop will be charged with murder in the shooting death of Samuel Dubose, 43. Officer Ray Tensing shot and killed Dubose during an altercation following a traffic stop earlier this month.

Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced a warrant for Tensing's arrest during a news conference on Wednesday.

"I'm treating him like a murderer," Deters said. "This was the purposeful killing of another person."

Tensing stopped Dubose on July 19 near the University of Cincinnati's campus, police said, because Dubose was driving a car with license plate on the front.

The officer "wasn't dealing with someone who was wanted for murder," Deters said. "He was dealing with someone without a front license plate."

THe city is bracing for violence after footage from Tensing's body camera was released to the local media today.

Deters said he was "shocked" when he saw the video.

“I have been doing this for 30 years," he said. "This is the most asinine act I have ever seen a police officer make.”

He added: "It's just bad. It's just bad what he did and it shouldn't have happened."

Deters described the traffic stop as a "chicken-crap stop."

"I could have used harsher words," he said.

EDIT: In an earlier version of this post, I described the altercation between Dubose and Tensing based on the events described by ABC News. It isn't clear if ABC News viewed the video prior to publishing their version of the altercation before Dubose was shot.

After watching the video myself, I deleted ABC's version of the altercation as it clearly conflicts with what I saw in the video.

WARNING: Graphic content may be disturbing to some viewers.

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    • iWasteTime

      After Dubose, who is black, refused to produce his driver’s license, a fight ensued and Tenseng, who is Caucasian, was knocked to the ground. Tenseng fired a single shot into Dubose’s head, killing him.

      ********
      This was in the video?
      A fight ensued in the car?

    • Its Me

      I'm proud they did the absolute right thing.

      Heart is so heavy though for the loss of life and the family man.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      From what they are saying downstairs, no.

    • aRoth

      NOPE! NEGATIVE! WRONG! HE fell AFTER he fired off the shot. I ain't sayin no names, but folks need to do the education.
      Matter of fact, EYE need to do the education b/c I haven't even watched the video myself. Let me go.

    • Its Me

      I haven't and I can't today. Like literally can't. BUT. ...that is what I read too.

    • Sexy CJ

      *******************************************

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      The officer lied on his report and said he was knocked down from fight. The video determine that was a lie. He fell backwards from discharging his weapon.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      and definitely didn't refuse to produce the license, he didn't have one and told the cop to just run his name....he as down the street from his house. That cop shot him point. blank. range.

    • jor

      Str8 up. She gone keep on, she's going to lose readers and coins.

    • jor

      Exactly and was that reported? Nope just what they want her to do. Repeat their talking points. I'm glad some of us are smarter than that. Big ups

    • SummerBaby

      I'm glad they are charging the officer. I hope he gets convicted. My heart goes out to the family. ??

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      FixitJesus

    • aRoth

      Trust, the more she loses, there are more out there that want to fill the space.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      FACTS

    • VDot

      "After Dubose, who is black, refused to produce his driver’s license, a fight ensued and Tenseng, who is Caucasian, was knocked to the ground. Tenseng fired a single shot into Dubose’s head, killing him."

      BRUH, did you watch the video? There was no fight or tussling. Pig just pulled out his gun and shot him point blank.

    • aRoth

      Do you think he had it in for him after what happened to Officer Sun last month?

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      “I’m treating him like a murderer,” Deters said. “This was the purposeful killing of another person.”

      ___________
      *Awaits the bs on how he deserved to be killed*

    • iWasteTime

      I watched the edited version from the news!
      That was murder!

    • Buttercup

      The race of those involved is irrelevant. The crux of the issue is that cops practice illegal activity and their badge protects them from punishment that civilians would face. #ThugsInBlue

    • Disturbing The Peace

      He needs to be charged and I hope justice is served to this family. That being said we know what these white cops are capable of at this point. Shooting black men for cell phones they thought were guns and confrontations with no altercations. Its up to black people as a whole to protect ourselves from injustice. No fronts and no covers because that one mistake may be your last mistake.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      TV is staying off the news for awhile

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Yes...Jen...I can't do it right now...

    • VDot

      Naw, He was a University of Cincinnati Officer. He wasn't even a Cincinnati police officer. Deters said he thinks Cincinnati PD should open a 6trh district and take over the jobs of UC police. Said they need to focus on educating and not policing.

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      After Dubose, who is black, refused to produce his driver’s license, a fight ensued and Tenseng, who is Caucasian, was knocked to the ground. Tenseng fired a single shot into Dubose’s head, killing him.

      __________
      Chile....I dont know who is writing this shyt :(
      At the news conference on Wednesday, Mr. Deters dismissed Officer Tensing’s claim that he was dragged by the car. Officer Tensing “fell backward after he shot” Mr. DuBose in the head, Mr. Deters said.

      The University of Cincinnati closed its main campus in anticipation of grand jury action in the case.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Hakunamatatah

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      hmph.....then he lied and said he tried to run him over and was dragged by the car

    • A D N

      For decades...

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      wait, so the "cop" is not even a real cop?!

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      but since it was in the report...u know its true right?

    • VDot

      And the other officer needs to be charged too. Dude talking about he saw Officer Tensing being dragged in the initial report. He wasn't even there!! Body cam determined that was a lie! Accessory to murder! He saw they had that camera and had to change up his testimony in front of the grand jury. If it weren't for that camera, no one would have been indicted.

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      He had 10 kids :(

    • ABbaby

      That's what the cop said but after the prosecutor looked at the video he charged the cop with the murder. The cop lied and the video proves it I just hope the video is not that bad but I think it is.

    • OpinionHated

      The police need better psychological screening... and not just when you start but every year you're on the force you should get a psych eval....
      they have a bunch of egotistical azzholes with guns and badges walking the streets gang banging worse than crips & bloods

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      ..lol..see

    • aRoth

      I say get your CCW license IMMEDIATELY while you still can.....before they try to secretly pass a law saying WE can't. They'll try and pass the law between the distraction of a dog shooting and Caitlin getting neutered. Watch.

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      It is but I couldnt watch it all the way through

    • iWasteTime

      Its bad and I saw the edited version.

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      Chile that whole write up :(

    • aRoth

      Long live technology. A gift and a curse.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      The chief said that's the reason he waited to release vid he didn't want officer to change his story.

    • aRoth

      Yep. Heard that. But "cop is a cop is a cop", right?

    • PettyEyezPrime

      This post made me emotional. I haven't watched the video but it hurts my heart to know that my people are being hunted and killed. I'm praying for this family and all others that have gone through the same/similar things. I pray for the parents afraid for their children when they go outside. I will continue to pray for all. I have real tears and I hope justice is served.

    • aRoth

      I heard 13.

    • GTFOHWTBS

      BAC. this shyt has to stop. Best news I heard all day

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      I agree. It takes a person 7 years of schooling to practice law but 6 months of training to enforce as an officer :(

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I watched and tear started to come...I just....CAINT

    • VDot

      Yes and no. I don't think CPD respects UCPD. They said it's levels to this cop sh.it. LOL! But in my mind they're all pigs.

    • VDot

      Yes and no. I don't think CPD respects UCPD. They said it's levels to this cop chit. LOL! But in my mind they're all pigs.

    • OpinionHated

      Agreed the police have expanded heir role fro protectors to judge jury and executioner - there is no due process - if you're black....
      meanwhile we got meth head white boys over here brandishing dirty blades and nobody shooting their psycho azz nope they get rehab...

    • Michelle

      Where did u see it?

    • OpinionHated

      its not just white cops that are racist towards black people - I've seen black cops be way more aggressive angry and racist to their own people than the white cop standing next to them...

    • harley_quinn2.0

      So is the pig in custody?

    • VDot

      Wow, when you break it down like that. Just Wow. That's why most of the time, they don't know what the hell laws they're charging you on. I had one pull out a book trying to figure out what to cite me for. I was in the back like bruh, if you don't know, let me go. Ha!

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      yes but I bet they set a bond on a damn murder case and NRA will post it *blank stare*

    • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

      HMMMM yet an azz hole tried to come for me when I said I gave no fuks about a lion getting killed...how bout now @Carlos CUNTIERAZ? Should I give a fuk about a lion now or should I be more concerned over the fact that I have a son who is a outstanding citizen and Marine who may run into a crazy trigger happy cop? Some bish azzez have no priorities...

    • That’s Interesting

      Right and charging this POS doesn't bring Mr. Dubose's life back. I'm scared of cops now. I don't phuck with them. Period.

    • mzwhang90210

      This is outrageous.

      I've searched for the video online but can't find it, but I hope this officer of th law, gets punished to the full extent of the law!

      Hopefully the powers that be are not just pandering to African Americans for now....until all the furor dies down and this disappears from the headlines. Then they really only give him a slap on the wrist when "we've" stopped looking.

      "They" are quite known for that.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I said this ButterCup...when Sean Bell was killed...white/spanish AND black cops did that...There needs to be a reform b4 ppl start really going hunting...this is a mess.

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      Its all over CNN Whang

    • Justlookn

      All blacks are dangerous, uneducated, liars, thieves, ignorant, improvised, thugs, poor and never been on a plane or even outside of the country.

      So tired of complete ignorance of others.

    • VDot

      http : // www . wcpo . com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cincinnati/watch-body-cam-video-released-in-sam-dubose-shooting

    • Buttercup

      SEW sad!

    • aRoth

      They even took UC "securrity" from UC hospilah. He said they should have been gone after that BLK MAN died from being tased a few years back ON UC's CAMPUS! Bye pig!

    • R in NYC

      Lawd. Another day, another dead black person killed by a cop.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Dont do it Whang

    • harley_quinn2.0

      Of course just like they did for Dylan Roof

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      Its crazy V. Just like when Sandra asked the officer what he was arresting her for , he couldn't tell her but legally he was supposed to. She knew that but he didn't thats why she told the bystander to keep recording

    • Tippie Toes

      Well the officer will live a life of hell - the victim may GOD rest his soul is in heaven and the family members will have to suffer thru the pain and cherish the memories. All could have been avoided.

    • Buttercup

      Amen! I've had mine for years, but I think it's time for me to get another handgun and maybe even a shotgun.

    • aRoth

      mic check 1, 2..... mic check 1, 2.....

    • scentsychick30

      Watched the video and still can't comprehend how this went,it seems as if tensing was looking for trouble. My only fear is the charges wont stick.

    • R in NYC

      I'm glad it was captured on film.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Hey Wut!!

    • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

      Hellllloooollluuuuvaaahhh!!!

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      You been MIA!

    • mzwhang90210

      I agree.

      I dated someone in law enforcement..and pls believe me when I tell you some of those guys were just gun totin a&&holes on a power trip.

      I once happened upon his psyc eval..and it described him as narcissistic, self centered, insincere..and a bunch of other stuff I didn't get to read before he snatched the report out of my hands. LOL.

      But that report didn't stop him from being hired AND steadily promoted though. And to my knowledge, he was only tested that once.
      So yeah...I really do agree.

    • scentsychick30

      As someone who watched the video this should say tensing started a fight he was def the aggressor,no fight ensued he murdered that man in cold blood point blank period.

    • VDot

      Thankfully, they also backed the murder charges up with manslaughter charges, in case the judge tries to throw out the murder. Apparently, Ohio doesn't do degrees of murder (i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd)

    • PettyEyezPrime

      I just watched the video. Father God we need you. ????????I'm a mess right now.

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      someone sent it to me but its a link a few posts up and on CNN

    • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

      End o month at werk...still kinda lurking...but couldn't not talk to you. Imma bout to jump back to this werk. Talk to you little later booski

    • mzwhang90210

      Imma try not to Whitty.
      I get livid watching stuff like that. I mean I have PHYSICAL reactions...I shake, cry and rant. Nah..I won't look..yet.
      Thanks.

    • mzwhang90210

      *saved for future reference.*
      Thanks V!!

    • PettyEyezPrime

      Umm...*walks in slow and scared biting nails* Hey Wut.

    • PettyEyezPrime

      You're going to need a moment after if you do.

      Good afternoon Whang

    • Sexy CJ
    • PettyEyezPrime

      New post about the 1 bodied by a singa

    • scentsychick30

      That's why I think he will walk. Deters is a arrogant one. So I feel like this is for show.

    • PettyEyezPrime

      I'm truly in my feelings right now. I rarely cry or tear up at anything

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Hugs!!!

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      ....

    • PettyEyezPrime

      Squeezing tight lol

    • Chinx002

      Yea he asked the cop like 3 times to run his name. It's not a good habbit but I run to dollar store all the time with no purse or wallet just a few bucks because I know I'll be in and out. The cop pulled the gun so fast I was like wtf????

    • scentsychick30

      Hopefully Cincy get this right,and murder charges stick. this was murder pure and simple.

    • mzwhang90210

      Heyyyyyyyy Wutty Butty

    • VDot

      Yeah Deters is trying to relate on this one, but overall he's a douchebag for sure!

    • mzwhang90210

      Yeah...I can tell by some of these comments...so I already know, thanks.

      Hello to you!!

    • OpinionHated

      biggest wife beaters out there....

    • OpinionHated

      I thinks its sad you can't care about more than one issue at a time... just saying the lion story is equally as bad as killing people wrong is wrong there are no levels of justice its either just or its not....

    • imright

      ??? #Justice4SamDuBose

    • mzwhang90210

      I don't know about that, but I wouldn't doubt it .

      I do know that law enforcement officers have a high number of suicide rates. In fact, one of his buddies climbed in the bathtub (uniform on and all) and shot himself in the head with his service revolver.
      Maybe a regularly mandated eval could've prevented it.

    • scentsychick30

      #Justiceforsamdubose,and disban uc policedepartment no university cops should have all that power.

    • mzwhang90210

      I heard 13 also.
      Hell, even 1 is sad..but 13???
      Fix it Jesus!!!

    • Jusstlookn2

      Ms. Sandra - Respectfully that comment that you deleted, was the things that people say about blacks and I'm tired of it.

      And to whomever called me arsewhole, you read it in malice. God Bless and Take Care

    • Jusstlookn2

      @ms. whang here is the 27 min vid

      http://www.cincinnati.com/ videos/news/crime/crime-and-courts/2015/07/ 29/30840281/

    • iWasteTime

      Don't look Whang!

    • mzwhang90210

      I can't carry another one for at least 3 more years.
      I won't go into why... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0891af2653501ddaeff2992ec83b2cc427f75daf6fe7580a6ec20b07e82cc0fa.gif

    • Jusstlookn2

      @mz whang I tried to post link to vid it in moderation

      Cincinnati DOT com videos news crime crime and courts.

      Most of them have been pulled and taken down.

    • Browneyes

      Pray for my city

    • mzwhang90210

      New post.

    • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

      Bytch didn't I tell you to stop fonting me with your useless commentary? I know I did...I don't speak stupid so care your fukkkkkkkin azz on somewhere OpinionFADED!!! bye bish! FOH...

    • Browneyes

      the cop lied and his buddies who showed up at the scene right afterwards lied to. They backed his story up.

    • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

      Hey wang dang doodle...

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I felt some type of way and I never watch those types of vids.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Kisses...You got Biddies for me to jiggle? It makes you feel better...ask Wut and Khakii

    • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

      Hey slants..(hug and kisses) Why bish try me I have no idea. This heaux KNOWS not to show up on my string..roaches man keep cropping up n shyt! OPINIONRAIDED...stupid bish..

    • JayCee087

      I'm just wondering why a police officer doesn't "fear for his life" and follow the "shoot to kill" protocol when a predator banker, or one of the demons on Wall Street walk by?

    • mzwhang90210

      Imma try not to.
      My spirit can't take it.

    • mzwhang90210

      Thanks SugarFoot.

    • mzwhang90210

      Thanks Juss.

    • 88

      It's time to start knocking these cops off.

    • PettyEyezPrime

      Don't let these people raise your pressure. *hugs and kisses back*

    • PettyEyezPrime

      34ddd roundst her *hangs head*go head *pokes chest out*

    • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

      kay... (hugs and mellows out)

    • Canary Red™

      THANK YOU SANDRA???????????
      I appreciate this article. Much respect!!!!

    • Canary Red™

      They will. The whole city(officials) are behind these charges. And he added voluntary manslaughter just in case the judge decides it's not 1st degree murder!

    • Canary Red™

      Girl I couldn't stop crying. And his mother still praising His name through all this. STRONG!!!

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

      Clearly there was no fight. I didn't hear the sound, but from what I saw, the officer shot him in cold blood as he sat in the car.

    • Dollface

      Dang this is messed up. The guy that was shot was wrong when he started the car up and began to drive off. That put the officer in immediate danger. It's an assault with a vehicle as the weapon. If you drive off knowing full well the officer was at his door. The officer could've been injured.

      I never agree with any police shooting, I just don't understand how this cop was arrested, but another cop shoots a running man in the back and is not arrested. Another volunteer cop shoots a man when he intended to grab his stun gun. Out of all police killings, this is the one that he may have been in the right. Did he have to shoot him? No! But was he right to do so? Looked like it to me.

    • Rolly

      That blog quote alone reeks of Faux News antics. Sandra has no shame. ?

    • VDot

      Where is the RAID spray when you need it?! *sprays your font*

    • Tawaii

      No, there was not a scuffle in the car. If you watch video in slow motion, the man has his hands up right before he's shot in the head.

    • Tawaii

      No, there was not a scuffle in the car. If you watch video in slow motion, the man has his hands up right before he's shot in the head.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      DDD?!?!?! LETS GOOOOOO

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      DDD?!?!?! LETS GOOOOOO

    • Dollface

      So I guess you didn't see the cop holding onto the door as he started the car and began driving off? Yea, he shot him in cold blood. Okay Mrs Bird!

    • Dollface

      So I guess you didn't see the cop holding onto the door as he started the car and began driving off? Yea, he shot him in cold blood. Okay Mrs Bird!

    • Dollface

      It didn't have to be a scuffle, because the guy started driving off as the office was trying to open the door.

    • Dollface

      It didn't have to be a scuffle, because the guy started driving off as the office was trying to open the door.

    • Dollface

      What? You can't drive off with someone attached to your car. He could've drug the office. What's so hard to understand about that.

    • Dollface

      What? You can't drive off with someone attached to your car. He could've drug the office. What's so hard to understand about that.

    • VDot

      "For those--and yes they exist in large numbers--who are trying to rationalize the killing of Sam DuBose by UC Officer Ray Tensing, by claiming that DuBose was trying to flee and was refusing to get out of the car, blah blah blah....seriously, what is wrong with you? If you know people like this, ask them, seriously, what the he.l.l is wrong with you? It is not legally allowed for a cop to shoot someone who is fleeing, even when they are a fleeing FELON, unless there is reason to believe that flight will directly endanger others or oneself. The stop was a for a nonviolent offense, there was no evidence of a weapon in DuBose's car and the cop lied about being dragged. In short, the proper response if DuBose HAD been fleeing (as opposed to simply rolling forward while trying to get his belt off) would have been to do NOTHING. The cop had his license plate info and could have tracked him down easily. The fact that some people think death is the legitimate punishment for not having your license on you and then slowly inching forward in your car proves why we must proclaim ?#?BLACKLIVESMATTER?. And until white men start getting blown away regularly for such ridiculous reasons, I better not hear another fool saying "all lives matter" as a rebuttal..."

      -Tim White

    • VDot

      "For those--and yes they exist in large numbers--who are trying to rationalize the killing of Sam DuBose by UC Officer Ray Tensing, by claiming that DuBose was trying to flee and was refusing to get out of the car, blah blah blah....seriously, what is wrong with you? If you know people like this, ask them, seriously, what the he.l.l is wrong with you? It is not legally allowed for a cop to shoot someone who is fleeing, even when they are a fleeing FELON, unless there is reason to believe that flight will directly endanger others or oneself. The stop was a for a nonviolent offense, there was no evidence of a weapon in DuBose's car and the cop lied about being dragged. In short, the proper response if DuBose HAD been fleeing (as opposed to simply rolling forward while trying to get his belt off) would have been to do NOTHING. The cop had his license plate info and could have tracked him down easily. The fact that some people think death is the legitimate punishment for not having your license on you and then slowly inching forward in your car proves why we must proclaim ?#?BLACKLIVESMATTER?. And until white men start getting blown away regularly for such ridiculous reasons, I better not hear another fool saying "all lives matter" as a rebuttal..."

      -Tim White

    • PettyEyezPrime

      I for real lol

    • PettyEyezPrime

      I for real lol

    • Chellie141508

      STFU..THANK YOU

    • Dollface

      No you shut yo ugly azz up. You ignorant ugly thang.

    • Imperfectly_perfect

      Exactly. Who wrote that lying piece of a story?

    • Imperfectly_perfect

      Plain, flat out lies.

    • Dollface

      "unless there is reason to believe that flight will directly endanger others or oneself"

      The officer gave him more than enough opportunities to say that he didn't have his license. Had he just said that from the get go, maybe they could've just went on to the next step. But Sam wanted him to go to the car and run his name so he could drive off. You're 100000000% correct. You can flee and shouldn't be murdered. This is not about him fleeing. This about he knew the officer had has hands on the door of that car when he started it and proceeded to drive off. He endangered the officer the second he did this.

    • VDot

      Girl you sound retarded!

    • Dollface

      No you shut yo retarded sounding self up. You're contradicting yourself. It's time that black people start taking responsibility in their actions. He had no right starting that car when the officer grabbed his door let alone driving off.

    • NAYB

      A fight ensued and the cop was knocked to the ground?? These are NOT the facts.

    • 7ate9

      I didnt see a fight in the video.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      The blue shield has no color. Even when the black cops get treated bad or see it with minorities they will stand with that blue shield because if they don't, they don't want to be caught out there without support.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Welcome

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Well damn.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Yep

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Centuries

    • 7ate9

      He "could have" drug the officer....but he didn't! The officer lied on an official report saying he shot AFTER he was drug by the victim which is clearly not true. Honesy and integrity are traits that all police officers should have but this man is lacking thus he has rightfully been charged for an idiotic lack of judgement that caused the loss of a Man's life. Why are you trying to justify murder even after a Judge has deemed this case a crime? If this were your father, brother, uncle would you still have such callous feelings towards this incident?

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Too bad they didn't do that with the young man shot in Wal-Mart. They showed the cops and witness who called to say he was terrorizing and pointing a rifle at people. Conveniently, the stories changed. Ohio is a right to carry state. If you want to legally walk down the street with your firearm or assault rifle in the open, that's your right. I've gone to plenty places, especially out west and Texas with firearms everywhere. Scared the shyt out the kids.

    • 7ate9

      So death is the correct punishment for not "following orders" now? This is the United States not nazi Germany! We don't have Gestapo here. Police officers cannot be judge and jury just because they feel disrespected.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Just saw where another Ohio man was shot in the back. Police say he pointed a gun at them. The lady who called the cops say he wrecked his car into another car, was sitting in the car, but can tell he is drunk. Gentleman who saw the shooting is questioning the police didnt give him a chance before firing upon him. They won't say how many times they fires or he was hit. His attorney held a press conference. He's the same attorney for the man killed in Wal-Mart, John Crawford.

    • Dollface

      I'm not trying to justify it! I would love to be on Sam's side as much as anyone else. I watched the video several times. He was WRONG PERIOD! The officer wasn't rude or disrespectful. He was actually rather nice considering he is a police officer. What I saw was the officer opening up his door, Sam grabbing the door back, starting up the car, and driving off. There was a scuffle - the door was just a barrier between both parties. The door was included in the scuffle.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Hadn't thought about that.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Oops. Well, pick up a book and not a gun if you can't handle it. There has got to be a better screening process. There are too many randoms passing these civil service exams to exercise their hate and power.

    • 7ate9

      But if the officer thought he was doing the right thing why did he lie? The officer was rude and a tad bit condescending. Granted that's not a crime but it is highly unprofessional. You are making excuses for a liar and murder.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      I want to see if there ARE going to charge him. I thought if you commit a crime and a person is killed in commission of said crime, you are an accessory to the crime.

    • VDot

      It's just trolling at this point! There's no way it really believes what it's saying.

    • VDot

      Me too! I am very interested to see if that will happen.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Okaaaay

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      But there was a white cop standing beside them? That's that blue shield. Nothing, no one comes against the shield. Stay together, or else.

    • THE OLDER SISTAH

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      What you just stated is the absolute truth, it’s not an opinion it is a fact, at least in NYC it’s
      supposed to go down like that. If a cop shoots someone fleeing they are supposed to have a good reason and this cop did not. If he was holding on to the car door, which it was proven he was not, then he should have let the door
      go.
      I have never seen so many ignorant people spew so much b.s. before in my life. Do they really believe what they are saying or is it just to start sh*t? It’s one thing to have a difference of opinion but this is just ridiculous. Hopefully, some of the people on this blog will read your comment again, and then maybe again.
      This way they won’t be so quick to pull b.s. out of you know where just to get attention.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      UC is about to get the shyt sued out of them.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Ive had the same thing to happen. Went to court and asked them to show me the law or revised code. Said there wasn't one and sorry to waste your time.

    • mzwhang90210
    • Chitsngiggles

      COON SHUT THE FUK UP!

    • Chitsngiggles

      The officer is NOT allowed to open up your car door you turd bish!

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      I don't know. I said the same about more testing. If they lie on the regular in reports, what stops them from lying in testing. If testing is anything like the ones they do for employment...should you tell if your register is over $10, would you keep the money? Duh. Who got that answer wrong? I'm just saying, how do you test a liar?

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      I missed that? I always wondered why the never supported John Crawford and come to find out Ohio is a right to carry state. Even if the gun was real, he had a right to have it in public.

    • barbeez

      See this is what I was saying the other day. As bad as Sandra Bland's officer was at least he pulled out a taser and not a gun. Cops are trained to shoot to kill not injure. Why would u pull a gun on someone who didn't have a license and was trying to get away. Just shot that man down in less than three minutes. My Gawd!

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      It's rare for a cop to get charged. Even more rare to be convicted.

    • kikifoxx

      It was not. I didn't see that. I can't even watch that agIn.

    • mzwhang90210
    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      So you think this is lip service for the people, but behind closed doors it's I'm going to have to charge you...just hang in there until this blows over type deal?

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      ??

    • 7ate9

      White folks don't even surprise me anymore with their racism. Im starting to think they just don't realize it. So maybe we should excuse them?? I read the comments on Yahoo way to much...its making me cynical. Then I go over to ChocolateCakesAndThickMilkshakes on Tumblr to get my black power on.

    • Nik

      A moving vehicle is a weapon, so it would have been easier for the officer to say the guy was trying to run him over. I will never understand why officers lie when they have body and dash cams in operation.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      They already said he was dead and slumped over when the car pulled forward.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      ..

    • Nik

      I can only imagine how much more these types of incidents occurred and were swept under the rug before cameras were the norm.

    • Dollface

      B shut the f up... just because I don't see the sh!t like yo dumb azz see the sh!t don't mean I'm trolling. I watched the video and Sam was wrong.. I don't know nothing about a press conference or statement given. All I know is what I saw on the video.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Ok granted he was not there, but he lied about a murder in which a colleague was directly involved and responsible.

    • Smartypants

      Finally a cop gets charged!

    • mzakcrawford

      A fight ensued????? Is there a video that shows a fight that isn't posted? On another note, what is the characters name that Samuel L. Jackson plays in Django? That question is just random and has nothing to do with some of the recent write up's covering the black tragedies on this blog...

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      I don't know. I said the same about more testing. If they lie on the regular in reports, what stops them from lying in testing. If testing is anything like the ones they do for employment...should you tell if your register is over $10, would you keep the money? Duh. Who got that answer wrong? I'm just saying, how do you test a liar?

    • TheWildChild

      Why we never see cops shoot and take down the hardcore sex offenders and child killer rapists in this manner ???

    • Nik

      Boom!

    • Nik

      Stephen.

    • HisLovelyOne

      Senseless....

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      I edited my post.

      "In an earlier version of this post, I described the altercation between Dubose and Tensing based on the events described by ABC News. It isn't clear if ABC News viewed the video prior to publishing their version of the altercation before Dubose was shot.

      After watching the video myself, I deleted ABC's version of the altercation as it clearly conflicts with what I saw in the video."

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Welcome

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Don't you mean big wig?

      Snottin and Sniggerin.

    • JerseyMom

      I refuse to watch another execution by a b**** a** cop.

    • AnnelliDAREAL

      But there was an excuse for the cop to m u r d e r Sandra Bland??? Hmmm -- I "smell" lots of hypocrisy esp. among the Black males posting here. The same ones claiming that Sandra Bland brought her d e a t h on herself because, of her "flip mouth" are coming to this Brotha's defense when it's clear that he brought his d e a t h on himself. This Brotha shouldn't have been shot in the head - ABSOLUTELY HE SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN however, why didn't he just comply with the officer and step out of the car instead of trying to prevent the cop from opening the door? It's because, that Brotha didn't have his driver's license and he knows he this, thus him trying to keep the cop from opening his door. Sadly, this Brotha brought this upon himself due to his actions...........

    • 1/8

      This shooting bothers me, because the blame isn't black and white.

      To a civilian, this was a routine traffic stop and legally, that's precisely what it was.

      However, for a police officer, there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop, because the situation can turn on a dime at any second.

      I watched this video ten times. The driver made a lot of poor choices, choices that cost him his life.

      When the officer asked for his license, he should have simply said, "I don't have my license with me, sir."

      Instead of telling the truth, the driver lied.

      When you lie to a cop, it makes them nervous, and a nervous cop is a dangerous cop.

      The situation escalated when the cop asked the driver to remove his seatbelt.

      Again, instead of obeying the cop's order, the driver reached for his door and the ignition, simultaneously, prompting the already spooked cop to fire his weapon.

      I'm not going to speculate about what was going on in the officer 's mind, but when you have a split second to defend yourself, fatal mistakes are sometimes made.

    • Imperfectly_perfect

      Thank you!?

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Yeah we know...yah, yah, yah, they brought it on themselves, and the standard li(n)e how does it go? Oh yeah, the cop feared for their lives.

      Yawn. We see you boo. Your lies are being exposed.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      First Im not a black male and I've never seen your font so I doubt if you've seen mine.

      Secondly I doubt if Mr. Dubose was any "brotha" of yours so call him by his name. You clearly didn't watch the video or your either too obtuse to understand it, either why it's not my concern. Take Care.

    • Everclear1972

      I think the only reason that that the D.A. charged the guy was because he was a campus police officer not a 'real' cop.

    • Everclear1972

      Open carry only applies to whites.

    • Sinny

      Sandra is a self-hating, troll looking, shriveled up, fake lesbian. Her "roses" are starting to wilt, and see through her antics. #OkBye!

    • Sinny

      Sandra is a self-hating, troll looking, shriveled up, fake lesbian. Her "roses" are starting to wilt, and see through her bs, and antics. #OkBye!

    • Rolly

      Well damn. ???

    • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

      you pretty much gotta say "Don't kill me" when you get pulled the fcuk over. smfh

    • Lolalao

      Why did he pull his weapon?

    • SpiceGirl

      This is my lovely city....and the cop lied! Were in the video did you see the cop being dragged? My question is this......What is a UC cop doing off campus? Im thinking you patrol THE CAMPUS....why you in the city making a traffic stop for a missing front plate? I have a new found respect for Joe Deters....he said it all. He should have NEVER been a cop in the first place! Im just glad things turned out the way they did...even tho...its not over yet! Trust me...Cincy was ready to Riot....AGAIN! Which wont help anything (by tearing up your own hood) We will see IF these charges even stick. May Mr. Dubose RIP

    • SpiceGirl

      praying for our city sis.....

    • SpiceGirl

      imo...they should all go down!

    • SpiceGirl

      i mean everyone is entitled...but if you feel this way about Sandra...why you on her blog????

    • SpiceGirl

      im told the campus officer IS... a real cop....they carry a gun!

    • SpiceGirl

      also he reported...he was on the hood of the car...did you see that in the video....NOPE! Lies from the cop and his buddies....smdh

    • Bobbie12

      MMMM...SSDD (turns and leaves the room).

    • aRoth

      LOL Nope. I mean "bye PIG" because that cop(s) is going DOWN! LOL

    • Chinx002

      I heard that they are, and its because their friends on the force make their domestic issues disappear. Cops typically stick together right or wrong.

    • aRoth

      What set you claimin'? LOL OTR, (any of) the Hills (i.e. Bond, Seven), A-1, Madville? Break yo'self! LOL

    • aRoth

      Bruised titty meat?

    • aRoth

      He can't.

    • SehkmetGoddess

      If you watch this closely....
      The black guy goes for the keys in the ignition, turns the car on and revs the gas. He is then shot in the head.. You can hear is brick foot step on the gas and floor it.

      You know I'm all about black rights. But... If you watch it enough. He was about to pull off. Doesn't mean he should get shot in the head. But... The facts are facts.

      Unfortunately, this man was insubordinate. And damn it. I didn't didnt ant to say that! Because its not like compliance matters anyway.

      But, that why the car is no longer there when the police officer steps back.

      10second mark. He says "I didn't even do nothing." Right hand goes for the ignition. Left hand closes door. Melee ensues. Shot fired. You see the red shirt slump to the right.The car is no longer there. You can hear the gas floor it and you can also hear the car crash into something.

      He wasn't an immediate threat, but once you start to pull off and give chase. Alls fair.

      I hate this.

    • SehkmetGoddess

      Well the 10 second mark of the edited video, excuse me.

    • Prettyreddbone?

      I have and will continue to pray for America.

    • Prettyreddbone?

      Why do you think officers lie knowing there is dascam video and body cameras?

    • mzwhang90210
    • Sinny

      Everyone is entitled to what, being ignorant? Sandra might actually be a decoy. I don't see how anyone could hate themselves as much as she does.

    • NAYB

      That was a quote from the article...and correct there was no fight,which is why I said it wasnt facts

    • aRoth

      LMAOOO That "burn" looked more like a "skid mark".....Yall won't tiddy fuggin was ya? LMAOOO

    • aRoth

      I don't know why they lie. I'm not a cop.

    • chappedlippz

      Tired of seeing black murdered on what feels like tv

    • Anna

      Another totally phucked situation, and this man should never have died over not having a front tag but you have to know you can't make sudden movements with cops, hands in plain sight at all times. Yes sir no sir, and keep it moving, like one poster wrote the old adage applies, live to fight another day. I have been pulled over by dickheaded cops for throwing a cigarette butt out the window have been arrested and called a gook and a chink by a bigot cop at 17 yrs old because they couldn't get the real culprit. As an adult I've learned to be objective and see the bigger picture, every traffic stop is a gamble. The majority of cops were okay and even empathetic, even had a cool ass officer who went well out of his way and used to give me and my skipping friends rides home or back to school in HS. He could have took us to juvey. But he didn't, he even gave us food if we were hungry. We can't control how others act but we can control how we act. My heart bleeds for every life lost. There seems to be some sort of agenda in pitting race against race in this day and age, civilians against law enforcement, look to who controls the media, controls the world. We are up in arms now over the constant cop shootings but I wonder what the verdict will be if martial law is in effect, and being soldiers, killings would be justified and no prosecution.

    • SpiceGirl

      once again....if you dont like her...why are you on her blog??? Everyone is entitled to their opinion!

    • Everclear1972

      That cop should never have been a cop.

      The clumsy idiot fell down chasing the car and claimed that he had been dragged. *sigh*