A video shared on social media shows a police officer in a Tacoma Police Department (TPD) SUV driving over at least one person on a city street and “may have impacted others,” according to a police statement (KING 5 NBC affiliate). YouTube Tips ⓘ
Local station KING 5 (NBC affiliate) did NOT emphasize that the crowd approached and surrounded the police SUV before the rioter was run over. Other videos show that people in the crowd did not get out of the way when a police SUV approached with emergency lights flashing and an emergency horn blaring. One woman walked up casually and defiantly with her hands in her pants pockets … right up to the right, front bumper.
National network news reports provided more details about the crowd surrounding the police SUV, but headlines did not indicate the potential threat to the police officer in the SUV.
ABC News Headline: Police SUV seen plowing through crowd in Tacoma, Washington. ABC News DID explain in the video that a crowd approached and surrounded the police first.
Authorities said the officer was fearing for his safety during the incident (ABC News). YouTube Tips ⓘ
CBS News Headline: Video shows Tacoma, Washington, officer driving into crowd. The CBS News video caption did NOT explain that a crowd approached and surrounded the police first.
A Tacoma, Washington, police officer apparently drove his car into a crowd on Saturday night, sending at least one person to the hospital. The incident was captured in video that was widely shared on social media. (CBS News Warning: Some may find the footage disturbing) YouTube Tips ⓘ
In the following video KING 5 repeatedly showed the SUV running over the crowd and then showed showed the situation leading over to the so-called “use of deadly force.”
An investigation is underway after videos circulating on social media showed a Tacoma Police Department (TPD) vehicle driving over at least one person on a city street and “may have impacted others,” according to a police statement. YouTube Tips ⓘ
A video posted by David Harris Jr on Instagram showed the threatening conditions before the rioter was run over by a Tacoma police SUV.
“As riots continue in Seattle, and Biden still has yet to address them, this Tacoma cruiser was surrounded and they were banging on his car…
Play stupid games… win stupid prizes. Our police should never be harassed or threatened. They should do what ever they need to do to protect themselves.”
— David Harris, Jr
^^ MOBILE? USE VOICE MIC ^^
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Living in these “strange times ” of the world with many different styles of people in the community , the best way is to try yourself to stay away from any further crowds for you will get nothing out of it
Whyyyyy stand in front of the carrrr?!?!? Whyyyyyy?!
Well nobody should be in the middle of the street. And……surrounding a cop car in 2021 is a bad idea.
Soooo you brought your kids outside with rioters …. and the donuts are “normal” now WTF
We’re in the last days chaos and confusion.
Cop car with emergency lights.: “LETS STAND IN FRONT OF IT!” COP CAR WITH EMERGENCY LIGHTS EVENTUALLY. EEVVVEEENNUUUAALLYY HITS SOMEONE: “WE ARE VICTIMS!”
You intentionally left out the part where they were beating on the cop car. He is just supposed to sit there?
TO KING 5: This is not “REPORTING” the news.
TO KING 5: Show the whole video and all the angles…this isn’t your personal editorial.
TO KING 5: Show the whole video.
TO KING 5: Funny they didn’t show the cruiser being blocked before acceleration
… Other news sites do though
Stop saying “oh my god” – God wouldn’t want you to be in the middle of the road blocking a cop car. God isn’t on your side.
You might wanna check left&right before stepping onto the road, there might be emergency vehicles coming. They have all kinds of lights though to let you know to step a side so it shouldn’t be that hard to spot ’em.
I was always told not to stand in the road and always look both ways now I see why
When will ya learn you cant do whatever ya want to the police
What would you do if a mob surrounded your car and you feared for your safety?
People were in the streets and pounding on the cruiser. There’s no way that police officer could leave or stay safely.
Domestic terrorist attack a officer and get angry when the officer defends himself.
The type of people to have watched every fast and furious movie
The world has gone completely crazy. I have lived too long.
I don’t usually stand in front of a car or truck or motorcycle or SUV.
Generally not safe.