Black Man Shot By ‘White Hispanic’ Cop In L.A.–BLM Immediately Organizes Protest (VIDEO)

Written by K. Walker on September 1, 2020

It’s been a while since they’ve trotted out the old “white Hispanic” line.

The last time we heard that it was in relation to the Trayvon Martin incident.

It’s so much easier to claim that there’s “systemic” racism when you make every officer involved in a shooting white by default.

Around 3 pm on Monday, two deputies from the L.A. Sheriff’s Department saw a man riding his bike on the street in South Los Angeles and attempted to stop him because he was allegedly violating a vehicle code. The man got off his bike and took off running. Deputies lost sight of the suspect, but eventually caught up to him. When they did, the suspect allegedly punched one deputy in the face and dropped the bundle of clothing he holding. In doing so, deputies noticed a semi-automatic handgun hidden in the clothing.

“Our suspect was holding some items of clothing in his hands, punched one of the officers in the face and then dropped the items in his hands,” the lieutenant said. “The deputies noticed that inside the clothing items that he dropped was a black semi-automatic handgun.”

Two officers then opened fire and the man was struck by gunfire several times, Dean said.

The man, identified only as a Black man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Although officials did not release the man’s name, his family and the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter identified him as Dijon Kizzee.

Source: KTLA 5

As is the case with every time an officer discharges his firearm in apprehending a suspect, the incident is being investigated.

But, as expected, the Los Angeles Black Lives Matter organization pounced.

And, as expected, they demanded that “white folks, please defer to Black leadership.”

The suspect that was shot had not been made public by the Sheriff’s office, but BLM-LA identified him as Dijon Kizzee.

Here’s the local news report:

Video of the incident was shared widely on social media, but jumps from when Kizzee is running away from the police to after he is shot and on the ground.

It didn’t take long for race-baiter Tariq Nasheed to fan the flames of racism.

 

Citizen journalists were on the ground capturing video of the growing protest.

Video of a car driving into a shoe store in Los Angeles was called an attempt to begin looting, but it’s unconfirmed if the incident was related or anywhere near the protest.

There are some questions left unanswered in this case:

  • What violation did Kizzee commit while on his bike? That remains unclear.
  • Was Kizzee reaching for the gun when he was shot multiple times, or was he unarmed and not an imminent threat? That also remains unclear.

These will be answered during an investigation, but this quick knee-jerk reaction to pick one side or the other without many of the facts doesn’t help justice. Sometimes cops make mistakes that are deadly and they should be held accountable for them. Also, vilifying law enforcement officers as racist to inflame racial tensions and fit some narrative is just disgusting and doesn’t help anyone.

We don’t know the motivation here, other than the scant facts that have been released. Remember, just because someone is unarmed, that doesn’t mean that they’re not a threat.

Unfortunately, LASD doesn’t require their officers to wear body cameras yet, so video from the perspective of the deputies does not exist.

The problem here is that social media has made it possible to gather large crowds very quickly with very few facts to push a narrative that police murdered a man because of his race. And you’ve seen how the people in the crowd react to law enforcement.

This is a tinderbox and it could all go up in flames.

We need to have some cooler heads and hold off on rushing to judgment.

 

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll