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tigerpimpbot
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Florida Police officer found guilty of manslaughter for killing black motorist
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A fired Florida police officer has been found guilty as charged of manslaughter and attempted murder in the fatal shooting of a stranded black motorist. Nouman Raja is the first officer in the state to be convicted of an on-duty shooting in 30 years.

A Palm Beach County jury found Raja guilty on Thursday of the October 2015 shooting of 31-year-old Corey Jones. Raja now faces up to life in prison when he's sentenced.


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Raja was in plain clothes and driving an unmarked white van when he drove the wrong way up a darkened off ramp to Jones' stalled SUV. Prosecutors said an audio recording showed Raja never identified himself and approached Jones aggressively, making him believe he was being robbed. They say that caused Jones to pull his legally possessed handgun. Raja then shot him repeatedly.

Raja's attorneys had said he identified himself and justifiably shot Jones because he feared for his life. Raja is of South Asian descent.


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Jury only deliberated for about 4 hours. The attempted first degree murder charge carries a potential life sentence.



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Commandeaux
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Florida Police officer found guilty of manslaughter for killing black motorist


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Nouman Raja


Checks out.


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NorthGwinnettTiger
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re: Florida Police officer found guilty of manslaughter for killing black motorist
Not white. Story will be buried.


Oilfieldbiology
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re: Florida Police officer found guilty of manslaughter for killing black motorist
What does the race of the motorist have to do with this? Honest question? Are they charging him with a hate crime?


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re: Florida Police officer found guilty of manslaughter for killing black motorist
Just so we're clear...


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Raja is of South Asian descent.



He's a white asian


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Tigerbait357
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tigerpimpbot
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re: Florida Police officer found guilty of manslaughter for killing black motorist
This one almost started race riots but the PB Gardens police department stepped up and took care of the family early on. They cut the cop loose and took responsibility.

It also happened in Oct 2015 and was part of the cops killing black men discussion. Jesse and Al came down after it happened.


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Pecker
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What does the race of the motorist have to do with this? Honest question? Are they charging him with a hate crime?



Well the OT probably wanted to know if the motorist was black so they could know if the verdict was just or not.

Black? Sounds like the cop should have been found not guilty based on the evidence.


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re: Florida Police officer found guilty of manslaughter for killing black motorist
I have no idea why the races are mentioned in the story if they aren't charging as a hate crime.

Why in the hell was this cop coming up to this guy like that?


tigerpimpbot
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I have no idea why the races are mentioned in the story if they aren't charging as a hate crime.


It almost started race riots here but the PD took responsibility for the cop’s stupid actions early.

The victim was Anquan Bolden’s cousin. This shooting is one of the reasons NFL Players started kneeling for the anthem.

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Why in the hell was this cop coming up to this guy like that?


He was untrained, brand new and should never been on patrol solo that night.

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Montezuma
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Not white. Story will be buried


Victim is black? Probably his fault


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REB BEER
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Raja never identified himself and approached Jones aggressively, making him believe he was being robbed.


What a dumbass


tigerpimpbot
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Yep. Then the cop shot him, so the dude turned to run and the cop shot him multiple times. He didn’t have to kill him. This is all on an entrance ramp to I 95 where the guy had stopped to fix a flat. He was on the phone with AAA roadside when the cop came at him hard.


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He was untrained, brand new and should never been on patrol solo that night.



Terrible


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tigerpimpbot
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Again and again, the prosecutors called attention to a recording of Jones’ call to an AT&T operator for roadside assistance. Now former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja is seen walking investigators through the scene where he shot and killed stranded motorist Corey Jones.

Jurors heard the sounds of Jones calmly requesting a tow truck, then Raja and Jones exchanging words, before Raja fired six shots from his .40 caliber Glock pistol. Jones was hit in each arm, along with a fatal shot that tore through his heart and both lungs.

Jones’ gun, which prosecutors said he only had for protection, was found 41 yards from his body.


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Embedded video of cop giving inconsistent statement to investigators.


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