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Video captures police ready to shoot an unarmed black man with his hands up. (Again.)

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It happened again.

Charles Kinsey works closely with disabled patients, assisting a group home as a behavioral therapist. That meant nothing to the North Miami police that shot him, even though he begged them not to shoot while he protected his patient. The incident was captured on video and sent to local news channel WSNN on Wednesday evening.

Though you by no means actually need to see another black person about to get shot by police without reason, those that watched the video will hear Kinsey plead with officers not to shoot at him or the autistic patient that ran away from the group home. You will hear Kinsey tell the officers pointing their guns at them, “All he has is a toy truck. A toy truck. I am a behavior therapist at a group home.”

Kinsey told WSNN that he was shocked that officers shot him, even as he clearly articulated his profession, explained his behavior, and displayed that he was unarmed, keeping his hands up throughout the exchange. When he asked “Sir, why did you shoot me?” the cop’s response was, “I don’t know.”

North Miami Police placed the officer that shot Kinsey on administrative leave. At least Kinsey and the autistic man holding the toy survived the shooting. Unlike Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Rekia Boyd and other black Americans unjustly killed by law enforcement, Kinsey will be alive, able to watch the cop that nearly killed him walk away from all charges.

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