Cops ‘Mistakenly’ Hold African American Mother and Children At Gunpoint

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Newly-released dash cam video proves that officers in Forney, Texas held an African American mother and her children at gunpoint for no legitimate reason at all. All four of Kemetra Barbour’s little children were in the car when police forced her out at gun point because she “fit the description” of someone driving a car they were looking for.

But it turns out that police now even admit they made a mistake but they are still refusing to apologize for terrorizing this family.

Barbour recalls that she was driving all four of her children, each under the age of 10, returning home when she was suddenly stopped and surrounded by police officers. The confrontation went as follows according to the dashcam recording.

Officer: “Driver let me see your hands everybody stick their hands out the window.”
Barbour: “What is wrong?”
Officer: “I’ll tell you in a minute.”

Police handcuffed Barbour, even though they could tell by this point that she was not the person they were looking for.

Barbour: “What is wrong? My kids!”
Officer: “How old are they?”
Barbour: “They’re six and eight and ten, nine. What are we doing?”
Officer: “Hold on a second, okay?”
Barbour: “What is going on? Oh my God, you will terrify my children.”
Officer: “We got a complaint of a vehicle matching your description and your license plate, waving a gun out the window.”

The officers were in fact looking for “four black men” who were “waiving a gun” out of the window of “a beige- or tan-colored Toyota.”

But Barbour’s car is a burgundy red Nissan Maxima. Neither she nor the occupants “fit the description” aside from being African American.

When Barbour’s 6-year-old son, Ryan, exited the car with his hands up police realized just how bad this was beginning to look for them. But the still refused to apologize.

Officer 1: “Do they look young to you?”
Officer 2: “They do to me.”
Officer 1: “Huh?”
Officer 2: “They do to me.”
Officer 1: “Yep, they’re young.”
Officer 1: “Gun down, gun down, gun down!”

The officers then quickly went to work trying to calm down the now terrified children.

Officer: “Ya’ll okay? Just ya’ll in the car?”
Child: “No im scared.”
Officer: “It’s okay.”
Child: “No, are we going to jail?”
Officer: “No. No one is going to jail.”
Child: (Scream, crying)
Officer: “Hey, stop crying. It’s okay. It’s okay. Everything’s fine now.”

The police department still maintains that the officers acted correctly, even though they got the wrong car.

“For the nature of the call – that a weapon was involved – yes,” Detective Clay said. Watch the video and decide whether you think this was really justified.

(Article by Jackson Marciana)

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