California Cops Fatally Shoot Man Wielding A Knife, Claim He Lunged At Them Making Them Fear For Their Lives!
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Facing a suicidal man who holding a knife to his own throat, California cops said they had no choice but to shoot him dead. After all, Santa Maria police said they had exhausted all nonlethal means during 30 minutes of negotiations with the 31-year-old man, which was when they shot him multiple times in front of dozens of witnesses, including one man who was recording.

The video shows several police officers standing behind a police car when they opened fire on July 21. Prior to the video surfacing, Santa Maria police were claiming that Javier Garcia Gaona had “lunged” at them with the knife, making them fear for their lives. But lunging is common cop terminology to justify shooting people holding knives, screwdrivers and scissors whether it’s true they lunged or not. Had he not been holding a knife, police would have simply said he had “reached.”

Once the video surfaced, local media said he “appeared to lunge” at officers, which still appears to be a stretch. Garcia was apparently despondent about money owed to him, according to a friend. His family said he did not suffer from mental illness as far as they knew.
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