Black Lives Matter would have us believe all cops are baddy lead-slingers. More often than “Cop shoots innocent black man” videos, we get a cop being purely badass (see Badass Cop Throws Down on Black Lives Matter, Hollywood Hypocrites and WHOA: Badass Cop Acts Fast, Shoots Man Armed with Rifle).
For some context, Officer Quincy Smith was responding to a suspicious person call. Warning to the squeamish, there’s blood.
Startling video footage captured by a South Carolina cop’s personal body camera shows the officer being shot three times at point-blank range — with him asking a dispatcher to “tell my family that I love them” in what he thought was his dying breath.
Officer Quincy Smith, of the Estill Police Department, managed to survive that fateful day last January after suffering two broken arm bones and a “life-threatening” neck injury, according to Hampton County officials.
His assailant, Malcolm Orr, 29, was found guilty of attempted murder and possession of a weapon and sentenced to 35 years Wednesday following a two-day trial.
While cops initially said Smith was shot three times, he ultimately was fired upon “not once, not twice, not three times, or four, or five, or six, or seven, but eight times,” according to prosecutors.
Each of the spent bullet casings was placed on the railing of the jury box during Orr’s trial.
It took jurors less than 45 minutes before they came back with their guilty verdict.
Firstly, we’re glad Officer Smith is on the mend. Secondly, Black Lives Matter is nowhere to be found here. A black officer was shot at after that same officer tried to get the assailant to comply. Instead of complying, that assailant shot the officer.
In case you didn’t notice, this was a black dude shooting a black cop. The turd-headed assailant attacked casually, like shooting the officer was a totes okay thing to do. Because Black Lives Matter. Unless you’re a black cop.
Second thing which needs pointing out: officer training. This officer should’ve called for back up. He should have pursued the suspect with his car, not on foot. The officer put himself in danger here. Big time. He’s lucky he’s alive, and hopefully he can get some better training so this doesn’t happen again. I can’t imagine what veteran cops are thinking watching this video.
~Co-written by Nichole Cooper and Courtney Kirchoff