COP POINTS GUN, THREATENS TO KILL CITIZEN IN RESPONSE TO CELL PHONE RECORDING
“I’ll f***ing put a round in your ass so quick”
Although the men in the car were foul-mouthed, they could hardly be described to have been acting in an aggressive manner.
Katz asserted that the men were deemed a threat because they weren’t displaying an appropriate level of “fear” towards the officers, stating, “When I watch this video, I don’t see a car full of young men who are behaving in a manner consistent with fear of the police.”
The men had apparently done nothing to arouse suspicion in the first place apart from ‘driving while black’.
As Carlos Miller explains, “That’s what it really boils down to in this video. Contempt of cop….The young, black men in this video not only questioned their authority, one of men turned up the attitude after a cop ordered him to stop recording.”