You can probably guess how it’s going to end for a thug who endangers a cop’s life by swinging a four foot chain at him while hurling insults at Trump. [WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT]
It’s hard to hear everything he said, but the NY Post transcribed a few things on the video where he calls Trump the devil and says the cop only wants to shoot him because he’s black.
Here’s more on the incident from CBS 8:
The incident began when San Diego Police received a 911 call reporting an assault. Witnesses reported seeing Vaughn Denham, 48, attack another man in the head and torso with a machete, causing serious injuries. San Diego Police Officer Corey Pitts responded to the call and as the officer was getting out of his patrol car, Denham ran up to the car and swung a four-foot long metal chain, striking the car. Pitts then got out of the vehicle and ordered Denham to drop the chain, but Denham proceeded toward the officer, according to the D.A.’s acccount.
Pitts then Tased Denham, but it appeared to have no effect, leading the officer to retreat for “a block and a half” before eventually firing two rounds from his gun at Denham in the area of Boston Avenue and South 40th Street, according to the letter signed by District Attorney Summer Stephan.
Denham died in a hospital at around 7:45 p.m. Pitts was not injured.
An autopsy showed Denham had four gunshot wounds, but two of those may have been reentry wounds, according to the D.A.’s letter, which also says toxicology results showed PCP, marijuana and methamphetamine in his system.
The review concluded that “Pitts fired at Denham in his own defense. He therefore bears no state criminal liability for his actions.”
This incident actually happened last year and it just goes to show, once again, how police officers risk their lives every day to keep us safe.
I’m glad the officer wasn’t injured and that he’s been cleared of any wrongdoing in what’s obvious to anyone who watches the video.