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VIDEO: Cops Shoot Innocent Unarmed Therapist With Hands Up for Trying to Help Autistic Boy

An unarmed therapist, who had his hands in the air as he lay on his back on the ground attempting to calm an autistic patient in distress, was shot in the leg by a trigger-happy cop.

Police in North Miami, Florida, responded to an emergency 911 call of a man with a gun who was threatening to commit suicide — but behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey told WSVN-TV he believes the caller likely mistook the autistic patient’s toy truck for a firearm.

After the autistic man ran away from a group home, Kinsey was summoned to calm him. In cellphone video that went viral Wednesday, Kinsey can be seen lying on his back with his arms stretched straight above his head in the air as he counsels the autistic man sitting on the pavement next to him, toy truck in hand — as police train their rifles at the pair from behind a patrol car.

Kinsey told WSVN-TV he repeatedly explained the situation to the rifle-wielding officers — apparently to no avail.

“When I went to the ground, I’m going to the ground just like this here with my hands up,” Kinsey, stretching his arms stiffly above his head, as he recounted events for the news outlet from his hospital bed, “and I’m laying down here, just like this, and I’m telling them again, ‘Sir, there is no need for firearms. I’m unarmed, he’s an autistic guy. He got a toy truck in his hand.’”

In video footage, Kinsey clearly states, “All he has is a toy truck. A toy truck. I am a behavior therapist at a group home.”

But, as officers kept their rifles aimed directly at the pair, Kinsey tried to calm the autistic man out of fear he would be shot for any sudden movements perceived by the cops as a threat.

“Rinaldo, please be still, Rinaldo,” Kinsey begs the distraught patient on video. “Sit down, Rinaldo. Lay on your stomach.”

For a few minutes, the unnecessary standoff continues in this way, when suddenly and just as inexplicably, one of the officers shot Kinsey, hitting him in the leg.

“I’m like this right here, and when he shot me, it was so surprising,” Kinsey told WSVN. “It was like a mosquito bite, and when it hit me, I’m like, I still got my hands in the air, and I said, ‘No,’ I just got shot! And I’m saying to them, ‘Sir, why did you shoot me?’ and his words to me, he said,

‘I don’t know.’

Even still, as he noted, the officers rushed him, flipped Kinsey onto his stomach, and handcuffed his wrists behind his back.

Given obviously heightened tensions between civilians and law enforcement recently over several highly questionable shootings by police, and the murders of several officers, Kinsey is undoubtedly lucky to be alive.

Baffled over the shooting, Kinsey explained during those anxious moments, his primary concern was the autistic patient’s safety.

“I was really more worried about him than myself. I was thinking as long as I have my hands up … they’re not going to shoot me,” he said. “This is what I’m thinking, they’re not going to shoot me. Wow, was I wrong.”

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Though the moment of the shooting wasn’t captured on video, Kinsey emphasized his hands remained outstretched the entire time.

As appalling as being shot without explanation was, Kinsey said the officers’ handling of the aftermath upset him most.

“They flipped me over, and I’m faced down on the ground, with cuffs on, waiting on the rescue squad to come. I’d say about 20 minutes it took the rescue squad to get there. And I was … bleeding — I mean bleeding — and I was like, Wow.”

From his bedside, Kinsey’s wife expressed gratitude her husband wasn’t killed:

“Right now, I am just grateful he is alive, and he is able to tell his story.”

The behavioral therapist — whose only goal is to help people — remains perplexed over the shooting.

“My life flashed in front of me,” he recalled. “When he hit me, the first thing I’m thinking — I’m thinking about my family.”

According to WSVN, an organization Kinsey belongs to called the Circle of Brotherhood, which works to solve community issues, congregated in front of the North Miami Police Department to demand answers — including whether the officer who shot the therapist will face disciplinary action.

Local ABC affiliate WPLG reported the officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation — meaning, he receives a paid vacation while his victim recovers from physical and emotional trauma.

Hilton Napoleon, Kinsey’s attorney, is justifiably furious.

“There’s no justification for shooting an unarmed person who’s talking to you and telling you that they don’t have a gun, and that they’re a mental health counselor,” he asserted.

Though the officer’s name has yet to be released, according to WSVN, the State Attorney is now investigating the shooting, as well.

But one glaring detail must be addressed, as well: If the officer wasn’t able to provide an explanation for pulling the trigger on an unarmed man, perhaps he has no business, whatsoever, pointing a gun at anyone — much less from behind a badge of State authority.

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As the media and politicians constantly parrot the fictitious narrative of a ‘war on cops,’ paranoia among officers will undoubtedly cause an increase in these unjustifiable shootings. In turn, an already outraged public will return in kind, as seen by shootings of officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge recently.

This tense division — as officers trained to view the public as a threat, and the public fears for their lives during even standard interaction with the now trigger-happy police — won’t easily be bridged until police accountability becomes the standard.

Legislation like the Blue Lives Matter Act, which comes up for congressional deliberation following the summer recess, only widens the divide between police and the public they’re putatively tasked with protecting. Should the legislation pass, killing an officer would be considered a hate crime — in essence, the occupation of law enforcement officer would be a protected class unto itself.

While violence from either side should not be tolerated or condoned, we’ve reached the point in the once-United States where if we aren’t quickly honest about this cycle, it simply will not end.

And the shooting of an unarmed behavioral therapist in the act of counseling an already-distraught autistic man does nothing to quell public outrage — or lessen the chances this cycle will continue to escalate unabated.

  • Little_Caesar

    The cops will not stand down. Their ego, hate and disdain for citizens is obvious. The cycle, unfortunately, will spiral out of control. Nothing will change until the moneyed interests are hurt.

  • verySladEn420

    When will we stand up for ourselves, and each other from the murdering cunts!? What this cop, and many others deserve goes without saying..

  • Ellie_Light

    The pigs are out of control. People are starting to respond. Right now it is only one or two individuals, but with the police increasing their belligerent attitude toward civilians, more response is coming. If you are a police officer, quit now. No one, not even your family members support your illegal actions.

    • Paschn

      One aspect in this destruction of our country from within we should all remember, Although cops have been shielded from punishment illegal/criminal actions for over half a century, (it’s been proven during the peaceful demonstrations to stop the banker’s war in Vietnam, cops would use “pretty boy” cops to infiltrate/promote or even execute criminal acts themselves to give cops/political organization known as the FBI an excuse to attack demonstrators), and as then, they are shielded more so today. Notice the kosher media COMPLETELY ignores dual citizen Chertoff’s awarding of lucrative contracts to fellow tribals in Israel to train police. The article below shows quite succinctly that from the awarding of those contracts, (why not U.S. company making that money to keep U.S. citizens working?)

      It would, in my opinion, be VERY wise to check people in “appointed” positions of power within our government and expose all who are dual citizens.

    • We love you Ellie lol

  • anarchyst

    There is no “war on police”. The “war” is on the citizenry, who are now third-class citizens in our own country, politicians and the connected number 1, and “law enforcement” number 2.
    The only way to solve this problem is to “hit ’em where it hurts”. Any awards disbursed to aggrieved citizens because of police misconduct should come out of their pension funds and union coffers–NOT from the taxpayers.
    You would see things “cleaned up” in a hurry.

  • Hugh Culliton

    The average fire-discipline of a marginal 18 y/o infantryman during his first firefight is so vastly superior than that of the average 25-plus y/o police officer as to be beyond comparison. These people are being knowingly sent into the streets under-trained to a standard you could even call incompetent. This is utterly criminal and will only result in vast bloodshed and horror throughout American society. This is a national defence issue.

  • Abz B Zbas

    where are all the trolls who say ‘he should have followed orders’. oh yeah, hiding under a bridge.

  • Hugh Culliton

    Congratulations arsehole: you just topped Canadian national news (CBC). Now 31 million Canadians, in French, English, Inuktitut, Cree and several other local languages are united in thinking that you’re an idiot and that everyone in your department should be fired.

  • Greg Geitner

    TREAT RABID ANIMALS LIKE RABID ANIMALS, REGARDLESS OF WHAT COSTUME THEY WEAR. ” he[or she] had a gun. i was afraid for my life” is a door that swings both ways.

    • Amor Terra

      Well, it would, except that on one side of that door (the civillian side) is a loooooong prison sentence, or death, and on the other side (the cop side) is a few weeks of paid vacation.

      • Greg Geitner

        i guess it comes down to where one draws their line in the sand. and is one willing to defend that line with total conviction.

        • Amor Terra

          It does indeed.

          • Greg Geitner

            as things seem to be currently, the ideal way to change this is not a viable option. by committing these crimes with impunity, recourse through the supposedly normal channels is of no use. so until this situation gets resolved, many people will lose their lives. your scenario would be spot on in a “perfect” world. it is sad beyond measure that the energy spent on ALL the violence worldwide could have been used for the advancement of humankind.

          • Amor Terra

            I’m guessing that a bunch of city council people would get pretty sick of the visits and phone calls after a short while–if they ever got them. But people like you, waiting for the “perfect” solution, aren’t bothering to even try. And we’re getting exactly what a bunch of ignorant, compliant, and indifferent sheep deserve–slaughter.

          • Greg Geitner

            futility is doing the same thing over again, expecting different results. i sense rancor in your comment.refute this- since voting has been proven to be manipulated, where is the democracy in casting a ballot? im not waiting for a perfect solution, and you could not have gathered that from my statement. youre butthurt that i pointed out the weak point of your premise,. if your implication is that im ignorant, compliant, and am an indifferent sheep, you know nothing about me. there are more ways than yours to reach a given objective. put that in your bubble pipe and smoke it.

          • Amor Terra

            I don’t remember ever seeing masses of people at local meetings demanding change in police procedures, or much of anything else for that matter. But how do you suppose that your fourteen- year-old-boy-like solution–shooting cops–is going to do anything other than give the controllers just the excuse they’re looking for to further militarize them and give them even greater carte-blanche to murder citizens and instill so much fear that few will dare cross them (which is exactly what they’re hoping for). Yours is a recipe to facilitate the brownshirts. Mine is one to stop cooperating with their control mechanisms. You know what happens to livestock who attack their keepers? They get a bad case of dead. You know what happens when the herd refuses to be herded? The control falls apart.

          • Greg Geitner

            WHOA!! musta hit a nerve. my 14 year old boy attitude is simple: DEFEND YOURSELF. of course, that would require a backbone and some fortitude.

          • Amor Terra

            And results in you (or whoever else does it) getting dead, or going to prison. And in everyone else having to deal with the violent backlash that would result. Great plan, junior.

          • Greg Geitner

            answer me this: how would you react if threatened with death? i think your comments may tell me. copsucker.

          • Amor Terra

            Instead of that, to see your plan in action, why don’t we use the instant case as an
            example? Say that Mr. Kinsey had a gun and an immature bent similar to
            yours. As soon as he saw the cops hiding like a bunch of weenies behind
            phone poles with guns trained on him, he’d have opened fire on the
            cops. The cops would have peed themselves before getting a serious
            adrenaline rush and sprayed everything in range with weapons fire from
            every cop in the vicinity and a few more that would have rushed over to
            get in on the killing. They’d have scraped up whatever shreds of Kinsey
            and the boy remained after the Rambo-fantasizing cowards had shot the
            place up, possibly picked up a few dead bystanders who’d gotten in the
            way of these cops, who obviously can’t hit the broad side of a barn, and
            then the cops would be branded as heroes for taking out a madman with a
            gun and “unfortunately” a poor autistic boy who was “collateral
            damage.” And the flags would stay atop their poles, the cops involved
            would get commendations for bravery, the pols would then go on tv and
            yak about how we can’t let anyone except the mercenaries have guns for
            “just this reason,” and the military would pry lose a few more humvees,
            tanks, and automatic weapons to protect our poor boys in blue from
            little old ladies with defective turn signals and assorted black people
            who choose to smoke a cigarrette while they’re waiting for their
            ticket. And the madness would continue. EEEEEXCELLENT.

          • Greg Geitner

            all that content came out of YOUR head. all youre doing is presenting one possibility amongst many. you are afraid to bet your life on ANYTHING, i will recap: you talk as if you have no backbone. copsucker. bye bye !!

          • Amor Terra

            Yes, it did, but it is certainly supported by actual events that have happened in the last few weeks. And you talk like a trigger happy little boy, whose answer to everything is “nuke ’em.” Some people actually grow out of that. As for “backbone,” that isn’t what I call doing something that is totally ineffective and gets you killed. I call that stupid.

  • Thomas K Nagano

    After he was shot, Kinsey was handcuffed and laid bleeding for twenty (20) minutes. There was no mention about any first aid to stop the bleeding by the police, which if true, compounds the “mistake” shooting. Obviously they are trained provide minimum medical care or did they just want Kinsey to bleed to death. All police involved should be disciplined.

  • anna miller

    I have always tended to think, that people who are drawn to police work are an odd lot. But in truth, some form of public protection from criminals is needed. All arenas of our culture have been infiltrated and usurped. Why should we think police departments would be any different?
    I think all of this insanity has been deliberatedly planned, fomented, and carried through as part of the NWO. I do think there are “good cops”out there, but the good ones are coming under increasing pressures, while the bad cops are promoted and protected.

  • Paschn

    I recall as a youngster my
    mother used to read us from the Bible. One story that always
    intrigued me was the story of Satan’s tempting of Jesus. Recall he
    took him to the top of an “unusually high mountain” and offered
    him all the kingdoms of the earth if he would do but one act of
    worship?

    I was watching “Communism
    by the Back Door” today. They’re set up in short – easy to
    swallow 15 minute segments. I actually watched the first 18 parts. I
    can tell you now, I believe this system is Satan’s and the Ashkenazi
    “Jews” are his “place of learning” on earth;

    Set aside a few hours over
    the next several days and watch it. Especially if you have any kids
    nearing the age to be drafted/joining the ranks of “our boys”.

    http://youtu.be/LcEYa48yfzo?list=PLoLytQk_WG5IjRnx6ikufsX9unhiNaVMc

    • anna miller

      Thanks for posting Pashn, I didn’t know about this video. It’s a good one, filled with important information. If everyone in the US, indeed the world, would watch this, we would free ourselves overnight.The sad truth is the police have been infiltrated. This didn’t happen overnight. Think about it, the bad or mediocre cops are being promoted, and the honest cops are repressed or controlled, or fired. Now the people are turning against all cops. Then the cops turn even more brutal. The police are our first line of defense against outside aggressors beyond our own protections. If the police are controlled, then we will be more easily repressed. Talk to any cops you know, and share this information. Take care, and stay strong.

  • zlop

    Still not as bad as ISISrael.

    • Paschn

      True. Of course they have much fewer of THIER citizens living in storm systems/tent cities with their FAMILIES, courtesy of the Judas Class’s funneling of untold billions in contracts… while their…”beloved” fellow citizens lose their jobs, (outsourced by same Judas Class), their homes, (dual citizen Wall Street), their constitutional rights/liberties, (dual citizen DHS/dual citizen co-opted SCOTUS) and all hope, (corrupted/co-opted legislative/executive/judicial, branches of our(?) government.

      • zlop

        What can we do? Observe understand.
        When there is clarity, there is no choice.

  • Amor Terra

    Let’s see here…One middle aged black man lying down with his hands empty and fully extended in the air. One autistic kid, large, but sitting calmly on the ground with no sign of physical aggression toward anyone. Black man is a mental health worker, who obviously is not afraid of the kid, and is yelling repeatedly that what is in the kid’s hands is a toy truck. Cops hiding like little girls behind cars and poles (well, except for their enormous, donut-swollen guts), shooting a perfectly innocent, non-aggressive, and compliant man. Sounds like a recipe for a cop vacation (and probably later, a commendation) to me. Yep. Land of the free, home of the brave.

  • David Hall

    Killer thugs need to be put down like the criminal gangs they are. They are totally out of control, they murder with impunity and get a paid vacation. I never thought I would see the U.S. turn into a police state. But, that is what it is now. THIS HAS TO STOP NOW!

  • If it gets worse and no solution. Will there be a military martial law?

  • CharlieWaters5050

    I am taking on bad cops. I am autistic, and have suffered their abuse long enough. I need your help if you can. Please donate or share, I would appreciate it!

    https://www.gofundme.com/Fund4thAmendment