Man who spread police shooting video arrested

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Maybe if the “good” cops would stop looking away over stuff like this, we might make some progress:

The man who made the video of the Alton Sterling shooting death go viral, one of two brutal videos from two states that sparked a national outrage and led to the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers during an anti-police brutality protest Thursday – was arrested 24 hours later.

Chris LeDay believes it was an act of retaliation.

Considering police handcuffed and leg-shackled him after accusing him of assault and battery – only to jail him overnight for unpaid traffic fines – it certainly appears that way.

Especially considering his arrest took place 24 hours after he had posted the video on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where it instantly went viral.

LeDay, 34, lives in Georgia, but was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where the shooting took place early Tuesday morning, so he learned of the video through friends back home but it wasn’t getting much exposure.

At the time, the story – without the video – was being reported in the local news and was already generating controversy because the store owner was saying the shooting was unjustified and the coroner was saying he was shot several times in the front and back.

And the cops were saying their body cams had fallen off, so there was no video of the shooting.

[…] By Wednesday morning, the story was being reported on several major national news sites. And by Wednesday afternoon, it was picked up internationally, so he had fulfilled his goal of making the video go viral.

However, that evening as he walked into his job as an aerospace ground equipment technician at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia, going through the usual security checkpoint he had been going through for the month he had been working there, he was not allowed walk through.

Instead, he was detained by at least ten military police officers with guns, including a few with M-16s, all of them surrounding him in case he tried to make a run for it.

He managed to use his phone to inform his Facebook friends that he was being detained, but he wasn’t sure for what.

He didn’t dare record them, knowing those MP’s with their M-16s would not hesitate to use them.

2 thoughts on “Man who spread police shooting video arrested

  1. Well he’s fortunate because “fitting a description” is a death sentence for a certain type (Philando Castile) up here in Minnesota.

  2. Time for some strong leadership from the Democratic nominee for president of the United States to put a spotlight on this plainly criminal retaliation.

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