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Graphic Body Cam Shows Cop Kill Unarmed Man, Who Posed No Threat, And Get Away With It

Eufaula, AL — Cameron Massey, 26, and Joshua Kelly, 30 were travelling through Eufaula, Alabama in October of 2013, when Massey’s life was taken by a cop in search of a plant that is legal in some form in 23 other states.

Officer John Phillips, acting on information from a confidential informant that their car contained marijuana, pulled over the vehicle driven by Kelly, on the contrived charges of improper lane change and obscured registration tags.

As Phillips began to deprive the two individuals of their freedom for being suspected of travelling with an illegal plant, the situation became tense.

As Phillips puts Kelly facedown on the ground in handcuffs, he calls for backup and then proceeds to the passenger side of the vehicle to handcuff Massey.

Understandably wanting to prevent himself from being locked in a cage for carrying a plant, Massey thought about how he could get out of the situation. So, he leaned over to the driver’s side of the car, threw the car into drive, and pressed the gas with his hand in an attempt to flee his captor.

It is clear from the video that Massey was not in any way attempting to cause harm to Phillips. However, Phillips and his backup officer, Eufaula Police Chief Ralph Conner, who arrived on scene just before Massey attempted to flee, would go on to claim otherwise — and people would believe them — until now.

As the car slowly began to roll forward, instead of stepping back and allowing him to drive off, Conner made the decision to escalate to deadly force and fired a single shot.

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“Everything was so quick, so instantaneous,” Phillips told investigators. “At that time, I didn’t know if [Massey] had shot and he’s trying to stay down to keep from us returning fire.”

Instead of realizing that it was his backup who fired, Phillips let loose a volley of four more rounds into the 6’8″ 300 lb body of Cameron Massey. The car then slowly rolled to a stop into several parked cars. Massey was dead.

Quickly attempting to make the claim that his life was in danger, Phillips went on to tell investigators that, “When the car started to move, it was such a jolt, I thought the back tires was gonna get my leg and snatch me under the vehicle.”

Apparently, according to Phillips, tires can “snatch” the legs of cops and magically pull them under a vehicle as it slowly accelerates away. Ridiculously enough, Phillips is not alone in this claim.

Seneca Police Lt. Mark Tiller made the same assertion when he shot and killed 19-year-old Zachary Hammond over the possession of a small amount of marijuana. Officer Ray Tensing was caught on video killing Sam Dubose in a similar fashion. In September, cellphone footage was released showing police murdering 33-year-old John Barry, a mentally ill man who attempted to flee from police during a breakdown. One of the most disgusting examples of cops claiming to fear for their lives as cars drive off is the case of Officers Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse, Jr., who, in November, opened fire on a car occupied by 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis, killing him and severely injuring his father.

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Phillips, like all of the aforementioned officers, claimed to be in imminent danger and falling, and instead of simply stepping backwards, insisted he was unable to do so, and was forced to kill a man.

Unfortunately for Phillips and Conner, there was a witness, Garrick Hall, who stated in a court declaration that, “Phillips had control of his body the entire time as the car was moving forward. At no time did I see Officer John Phillips fall to the ground or appear as if he was falling to the ground.”

This was officer Phillips first killing as, at the time of the shooting, he had only been on the force for two years. However, Conner is no stranger to killing unarmed black men.

According to Buzzfeed,

Conner, who was hired as Eufaula’s chief in early 2013, had shot an unarmed black man three decades before, when he was an investigator with the Montgomery Police Department. In 1983, Conner shot 22-year-old Bobby Joe Sales in the back after Sales fled from an attempted police stop, the Associated Press reported at the time.

Shooting an unarmed man in the back was not enough to get this cop charged, nor was it enough to even end his career as a cop, and 30 years later, he would shoot another unarmed black man who posed no threat.

After being denied justice through the state’s channels, Massey’s family filed a civil suit against the individual officers and the department in July 2015. The suit is still ongoing.

Phillips hasn’t received so much as a slap on the wrist, and Conner was allowed to retire with his full pension in September.

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In the Land of the Free, cops can legally kidnap people for possessing a plant, and when the individual resists their kidnapping and the cop kills them, the individual is referred to as the criminal — and they call this justice.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.

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  • What’s all the fuss? Government can take everything you own, including your life, and you, the individual, cannot do anything about it. It is the numerous laws that we have and the subservient mindset of the populace that allows the few bad cops to murder without being punished. Law Enforcement is government. Government can do anything it likes. Stop whining about these cop killing incidents if you aren’t willing to attack government as a whole. As far as I’m concerned, as long as obese government exists, cops should be able to kill whomever they feel like it, because death is not the worst thing government can do to an individual.

  • why do they have a reflex of “shoot”, that cop was not in danger

  • Robert Austin

  • Crazy…

  • The tittle makes no sense he didn’t get killed over the plant he tried to run

  • It’s illegal to have any drug paraphernalia in this state. After that, it’s real easy to not get shot and killed by cops. Do as told, something most learned as children and don’t turn a misdemeanor into a funeral. After that , strap on a gun belt. Put on a badge and go out. Day in and day out , and deal with Shit like this, oh , for a measly salary, or because you want to make most of us safe. This site is as bad as mainstream media. Half truths and lies.

    • Alabama still sucks.
      Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama all the same.

    • Dude. Don’t trash talk.

  • Pretty sure more innocent Americans are dying from police then terrorists

  • It was the guys fault, he should have don’t what the cop said he would be alive.

  • While the plant may be legal in 23 states, Alabama isn’t one of those states. Treating it like its no big deal simply because it’s legal somewhere else is a slippery slope. In certain countries its legal to marry and have sex with 9 year olds, so does that mean its no big deal, and people should do it here, too?

    • The fact that is legal in other countries doesn’t make it right, just like things that are illegal doesn’t make them wrong.

  • start hanging pigs from trees in puplic view and the rest might just get the point

  • Police must be held accountable for their actions !

  • But he did pose a threat…

    • Driving away with no officers in front of the vehicle was a threat?

    • No. Being black was the threat.

    • What if while attempting to run, ( a second crime ) he ran someone over? Or crashed into a car and killed someone ? When a cop wants to arrest you for breaking the law, …… man up ! just go !

    • Precisely.

  • Let me explain this again so everyone understands this . When fleeing in a vehicle you are now considered armed and dangerous with a weapon of mass destruction. I’m sorry but the legal definition here is don’t jump in a car and flee from the scene. I think the officer was justified here as there was no evidence however when the suspect got in that vehicle and tried to get away you now are operating a a weapon of mass destruction. It’s the law of the land.

    • “Mass destruction”? It’s not a Nuke!

    • Until you loved one is ran over right?

    • It is a weapon of mass destruction. Look up the law.

    • Tim Simon My brother was killed by a hit and run drunk driver. The vehicle wasn’t the weapon of mass destruction, the drunk driver was.

    • And when someone runs from the police do you think they care who is in the way? I think not

    • I lost my brother at 15 when I was 17 So I know to well what it’s like.

    • Why is this so difficult to understand. The car IS the weapon.

    • Exactly! Dont play stupid games and you won’t win stupid prizes…

  • Thought he was going to snatch his legs away, huh? Man these boxes see danger lurking in every merry go round.

  • whats new.

  • JustUs

  • oboma said muder is down in the usa bull shit cops kill people every day thay been killing more people then isis cop are the killer here u walk in the sidewalk cop see you and stop u to fuck with you people dont have the right to walk talk even ride a bike what give them a right to stop u hell we the people need to stop them and ask for there id and hold them up case we dont have some thing to do nether fuck with thim it bull shit we look like a crook hell thay look lick a pig

  • Now they’re killing people for brandishing phones.

  • they can legally kill you for no reason at all. the I feared for my life bullshit ranks right up there with I was just following orders as a defense

  • Police officers should have a ’00’ prefix to their badge number as being a cop now means that you have a licence to kill.

  • when will gun control be brought in against cops!


  • It seems that police have made themselves targets , i would be moving to the state where YOU ARE LEGALLY ALLOWED TO SHOOT COPS. Anerica has one ort 2 of those

  • Put it on netflix, and people will care. That seems to be the only way to reach them.

  • What about personal responsibility. Marijuana is illegal in Alabama. When you are caught with it you are breaking the law. As a law breaker you are subject to arrest. Should the young man have been shot ? That was the officers call. I’ll bet if the young man attempting to flee had run over your wife and kids in the process of fleeing, you would have wanted the cop to use what ever force necessary to stop him first. How about this however. If the young man that got shot would have just followed the officers lawful orders my bet is he would have never been shot. Man up, if you play with crime be willing to do the time. The debate over should pot be illegal is an entirely different story.

  • Don’t flee from the cops or they will shoot. How Fucking stupid are you people that think the cop is wrong… Maybe he should just let the criminal go so he can commit more crime. I like that idea too

    • Because running doesn’t call for the right to take away a life.

    • Dude… Over a plant ? ??
      You must be a Christian from the south. ?

    • What if while running they killed a child ? Man up if you break the law , take the punishment!

    • Go and watch Captain Amurica or whatever keeps you dumbed down, you boot licking twat.

    • You do realize that it’s not immoral to own a plant, right? NO human being (even in a blue costume) has a right to stop another human being for having a PLANT!

    • The pot laws are a separate issue.

    • If you don’t like the pot laws…… change them.

    • You do realize that those ridiculous memes are no substitute for a rational discussion, right ?

    • Thank you

    • Ed Rawles laws are opinions with guns, their isn’t anything magical about them.

    • Laws are the system of rules that a community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and may be enforced by penalties.

  • yes everyone is innocent, just ask any inmate…lol

  • Somehow in peoples minds they have become comfortable with taking someones life because they ran. This isn’t nazi Germany where if you don’t submit to authority you die.

  • Reading some of these comments I realise now why America is so fucked. People actually condone this, unreal. Enjoy your tyranny.government.

  • Shit like this is why civilians are starting to target cops. I can’t blame. The police in this country are borderline terrorists.

  • This cop should be jailed for life or given the option of the electric chair. It is time the American shemen grew a pair of balls.

  • Justify this, James!!

  • It all starts with training…..

  • Maybe there’s a Dexter kind of guy taking names……

  • There is a way to hold killer cops accountable, but it won’t be within the confines of the law.