On Sunday morning at around 1AM, C.J. Smith, his brother Juwaun Jordan, and a friend of theirs, were pulled over by North Little Rock Police (NLRPD) for a headlight violation. It was during this traffic stop that Smith was shot by police. Jordan told the following story, but unfortunately for him, the entire event was caught on video (shown below) and proves what REALLY happened.
In his interview to KATV, Jordan said the following:
“Everything was going smooth until they got to C.J.,” said Jordan.
Jordan says there were multiple officers at the scene and Smith was searched.
“All three of them grabbed him,” said Jordan. “They say he resisted, but he wasn’t moving. He was talking. He wasn’t doing [anything].”
The 21-year-old continued to describe what happened.
“They were tussling him to the ground,” said Jordan. “When they were on the ground, one of them jumped up off of him, one shot went off, and he was like ‘he got a gun.'”
At that point, Jordan says he heard the gunshots.
“He just shot him five times,” said Jordan. “He couldn’t move, he couldn’t do nothing. He had three officers on top of him, so how was he moving?”
Jordan says officers told them they were stopped because of broken lights on the car.
“When y’all stopped us, y’all never looked at no lights,” said Jordan. “If it was the light, don’t y’all walk around and be like, ‘this the light’? They didn’t do none of that. They just pulled up, told us to get out, tussled with him, and they shot him and killed him.”
Racist white-hater Shaun King was quick to jump on the bandwagon on Twitter
Police in Little Rock, Arkansas shot & killed 17 y/o high school senior Charles Smith, Jr.
He was a beloved son and student – pulled over by police for a routine traffic stop. Friends say the stop was classic racial profiling
32 people killed by American police already in 2018. pic.twitter.com/9OOwRxbQKL
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) January 9, 2018
But, the truth is told by the video captured from the police dashcam. Smith pulled a gun, was tackled by police as they tried to get it from him, shot multiple times, almost killing his brother and their friend, and then almost shooting police in the face at point-blank range.
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In spite of the video, racist fascists turds continue to blame the police and play the race and victim card:
He didn’t shoot, it’s not possible. Standard protocol is hands on your head feet spread. My brother was shot in the back 5 times while he was on the ground begging for his life. Get your facts from close family & friends. Not lyin ass news reports 🙂
— Baby b♡ (@_brookenicholee) January 10, 2018
The: «The officers just shot him dead for fun and planted a weapon on him?» part of that is, sadly, not that far fetched either.🙁
— Kim Karlsen (@kimdrummer) January 9, 2018
I don't even want to leave my damn house anymore
— Crystal_Lanham (@CrysLanham) January 9, 2018
What good are videos. How many times have we watched an officer gun someone down and face no consequences. This is egregious.
— Jamie Lund (@JamieLund11) January 9, 2018