Fort Worth – Cop Shoots Women in Her Own Home!

by Jack

A community meeting was held Tuesday night in the wake of a police shooting that left a 28-year-old black woman dead in her own home.  Former Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean resigned Monday before he could be fired in the death of Atatiana Jefferson. Dean, who is white, has been charged with murder.

Let’s review the facts and see just how outrageous this officer behaved….

A suspicious circumstance call came in to dispatch, it could have been anything, including a possible burglary in progress.  It was reported to police by a concerned neighbor.  He observed the Jefferson’s front door open at 2 a.m. and there was a light on inside the home.

This is a high crime area and it highly unusual that a local resident would deliberately leave their front door open at this hour of night, especially in a tough, gang infested neighborhood.

It’s been reported by the media that officer Aaron Dean responded to the call and entered the yard without waiting for backup.  Further, that he observed a black female inside the home and shouted, show me your hands, while his gun was drawn.  A second later he fired a single fatal shot without even saying he was a police officer.

Okay, that was the news media’s version. Now lets look at the facts.

The time was 2:30 a.m., even though this was a significant factor, if was largely brushed aside by the media.  Police know that after midnight the tweekers, burglars, robbers, home-invaders and all sort of Part I crime (crimes against persons) is more likely to happen.  This is easily proven by the stats.   But, skip over the time element, no need to say anything because it doesn’t fit the narrative.

Media said, officer Dean should have waited for backup.  Oh really?  Guess what, officer Dean was there with backup.

Jefferson was armed with a loaded pistol, not a video controller as first reported.  And she pointed a pistol at the officer, as Dean was saying to, “Show me your hands!” Then ka-pow, the shot was fired.

It took quite a while after the shooting for it the media to report Jefferson even had a gun, much less that she was pointing it at the officer.

A police body camera proves this fact or you can bet this would not be part of the story either!

Before the video was even shown, people were saying Dean lied because they alleged he could not see through the glare on the window!  Uh-huh…now how would anyone know that who wasn’t there?  Dean more likely saw exactly what was going on and he reacted to it.

But, he didn’t identify himself as a police officer!   That’s against the law.  No it isn’t.  Dean didn’t have too, because he was faced with a life threatening situation.  He had no time to engage in any conversation, he had a split second to react to a lethal threat.

It’s never been required that officers must say,” I am a police officer” or something to that effect before using deadly force against deadly force.   However, a light from within the house was shining on the officer… who was in full uniform.   That should have been a clue he was cop and not a gangster.  By the way, keeping a loaded gun at the ready while playing video games is rather odd, don’t you think?

Dean hesitated as long as he dared, under the circumstances, but enough to blurt out one command, but when Jefferson aimed at him, well, now his options were limited.   Dean reacted as he was trained to do.  He fired one shot and that ended the threat to his life.

Not one person, not one… in the media, has characterized this shooting from the police officer’s perspective, its all been a lot of whining and crying and a rush to judgement to hang the cop.  Nobody with any police knowledge or legal experience was invited on air to say this might have been a good shoot.

But, the officer immediately resigned, doesn’t that imply guilt?  No.  What it implies is the police union representative, and quite likely a legal counsel, advised the officer to resign immediately so he would not be forced into an IA interrogation for the sole purpose of proving him guilty.  The ONLY way to prevent that is for him to resign, so that he could exercise his civilian right to remain silent and seek the advice of a legal representative.

This particular house was known to the police because they have visited it before, according to my source.   Again, according to my source, this was not the kind of home you would expect to be completely crime and drug free.

Do you think any of this weighed on officer Dean before the one fatal shot was fired?

Wonder what the toxicology report will say?  Maybe it will it help us understand why this woman was up at 2:30 a.m. playing video games with an 8 year old with the front door open.  Was she under the influence of drugs or alcohol?  And what about the gun, was it legally hers or was it stolen?  Inquiring minds would like to know.

There is a lot to be explained before I am going to say, charge this cop with murder!

Predictably, the media already has the officer convicted of murder, as does the local Mayor.  She couldn’t apologize fast enough or bend over far enough as the news broke.

This story has a lot of similarities to another shooting the media had figured out in the first 10 minutes.  I recall that Obama quickly launched a federal investigation into the police conduct and it all came to naught.  Remember Trayvon Martin?   Here was go again, federal investigation, cop automatically charged and bureaucrats falling all over themselves to apologize before the evidence is in.

 

 

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12 Responses to Fort Worth – Cop Shoots Women in Her Own Home!

  1. cherokee jack says:

    Jack:
    If the anti-cop movement keeps going, and it will, our anti-cop governor will give our cops a new, Barney Fife self-protection rule. One bullet, kept in the shirt pocket at all times. We’re not far from that right now.

    • Post Scripts says:

      I agree. CA passed some very restrictive, ill considered laws that wound up making life more dangerous for citizens, not less dangerous. But, the legislature thought they knew best. They don’t trust their own police because they are liberals. These characters really don’t have a clue about the mission of law enforcement what they are up against.

      • Libby says:

        Well, as they repeatedly prove themselves no more competent than Barney … what else can we do?

        I feel for the kid. He was plainly unfit to be in possession of a firearm, though he does seem to realize it, now, as he has lawyered up, big time.

        The whole thing is a horror. I think you may be better off with oblivious neighbors. I once, in my exceptional acuity, I went away for two days leaving the gate, and front door, standing wide open. When I came back, as near as I could tell, no one had been in the house. If my neighbors noticed, they saw no reason to do anything about it. You couldn’t ask for a better outcome.

  2. Chris says:

    Huh. So you hear a noise in your backyard, you pick up a gun to protect yourself and your property, and the police are allowed to shoot you. So much for your robust defense of the second amendment.

    Furthermore, several of the facts in your article are incorrect:

    It took quite a while after the shooting for it the media to report Jefferson even had a gun, much less that she was pointing it at the officer.
    A police body camera proves this fact or you can bet this would not be part of the story either!

    The gun is not visible in the body cam video and the officer’s own partner who accompanied her said that they could not see the gun when the officer fired.

    Before the video was even shown, people were saying Dean lied because they alleged he could not see through the glare on the window! Uh-huh…now how would anyone know that who wasn’t there?

    Again, the other officer who was there said so.

    This particular house was known to the police because they have visited it before, according to my source.

    Please identify your source.

    And what about the gun, was it legally hers or was it stolen? Inquiring minds would like to know.

    Just not enough to, you know, even take a glance at the Wikipedia page, which would have answered this and several other of your questions.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_Atatiana_Jefferson

    This story has a lot of similarities to another shooting the media had figured out in the first 10 minutes. I recall that Obama quickly launched a federal investigation into the police conduct and it all came to naught. Remember Trayvon Martin? Here was go again, federal investigation, cop automatically charged and bureaucrats falling all over themselves to apologize before the evidence is in.

    Are you talking about Ferguson when you mention Obama launching a federal investigation? That didn’t “come to naught,” that resulted in finding that the city’s officers were notoriously racially biased. And the cop in that case wasn’t “automatically charged,” a grand jury decided not to indict. Trayvon Martin wasn’t a police shooting at all. The only thing these cases you’re describing have in common is that a black person was shot and you are trying to make excuses for it.

    • Post Scripts says:

      Chris reduced all the factual and relevant points that I said into this monstrous stretch of the truth: “Huh. So you hear a noise in your backyard, you pick up a gun to protect yourself and your property, and the police are allowed to shoot you. So much for your robust defense of the second amendment.”

      George Orwell once said, “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” As I have documented countless times now, not only do they hate truth and those who speak truth, but they also somehow manage to argue that such people are full of hate for simply speaking the truth!” End

      Chris, I am simply trying to get people to think there are always two sides to every story. Things are rarely as the liberal mainstream media would have us believe. Their job is to sell newspapers, journalism died a long time ago. This officer deserves his day in court and let the facts, not liberal hate for police, determine his fate.

      • Chris says:

        Yes, George Orwell was definitely talking about not questioning the government when they kill people when he said that.

        I explained how you had several facts wrong in my comment, and you ignored my corrections. Why?

      • Pie Guevara says:

        You nailed it Jack. A “monstrous stretch of the truth” is some people’s stock and trade.

        A couple weeks ago you asked me in a comment what I thought about Trump. I intended to answer but lost the thread. If I find it I will address your inquiry.

  3. Pie Guevara says:

    Update: “The warrant for the arrest of Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean for the killing of Atatiana Jefferson, 28, in her home provides details from the account of her 8-year-old nephew, who witnessed the fatal shooting. According to the boy, his aunt was holding a handgun and pointed it at the window after she heard noises outside from the officers inspecting her home in response to a call from a concerned neighbor early Saturday morning.”

    Note: Just because the body cam shows glare and that his fellow officer stated that she could not see because of the glare does not mean that officer Dean could not see a gun pointed at him.

    According to the body cam Dean did not declare himself. Of course, this does not mean he did not. The courts will sort that out, NOT a prejudiced media trying to sell bird cage liners.

    It seems to me that Dean made a tremendous, life changing, and tragic life ending error, but I reserve judgement until all the facts are known. I wouldn’t call it murder.

    James Smith, the man who called in the incident has said he contacted police because he was worried after noticing Jefferson’s lights were on and doors open. “It’s not normal for them to have both of the doors open this time of night.”

    Open Question: Is it a regular practice these days for adults to play video games with 8 year olds at 2:30 AM in the morning with your home completely open? Does that seem reasonable and wise?

    • Chris says:

      Note: Just because the body cam shows glare and that his fellow officer stated that she could not see because of the glare does not mean that officer Dean could not see a gun pointed at him.

      One would assume that if he could see the gun, the police department and his partner would be standing by him and using this in his defense. But we’ll see if this comes up during Dean’s trial.

      • Post Scripts says:

        One would ASSume pretty much describes Mr. Souza’s critical “thinking” process.

        • Chris says:

          It’s a logical assumption, given that police are typically very loyal to each other, and charges for police are incredibly rare. I understand that you resent it when people make logical assumptions that run counter to your narrative, but that doesn’t make them any less logical.

  4. Lone Star says:

    Not all that sure this Chris person got this right yet, after readin’ his post seems to me he’s a dancing in a hog trough. Thar ain’t no assumptions to be made right now, we got a dead woman, and a cop accused of murder, he should let it rest till the facts be heard
    Texans got our ways, we got room and opinions, but you can live your life within its limits here and never give a damn about what anyone else thinks…or need to argue like you was a going to hell in a handcart. Chris most definitely has his got his ways at looking at things, but it doesn’t make is so. At some point he needs to learn to try lettn’ it free range till it’s ready to market.

    I can explain it to you, but I can’t understand it for you.

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