It’s would not be the first time we’ve seen such practices suggested and endorsed.
Calling it “Playing with dynamite,” and raising concerns over compromising the investigation and tainting the jury pool, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected victim family requests for the release of an in-store surveillance video showing police shooting a man who had taken a pellet rifle off the shelf at a Beavercreek Walmart, the Dayton Daily News reported Monday.
22-year-old John Crawford III was killed, and another customer, Angela Williams, 37, “died after experiencing a health emergency trying to flee the chaos with her 9-year-old daughter,” following a police response to a 911 call about a man waving and pointing a loaded gun, allegations the shopper who made the call has now recanted.
“At no point did he shoulder the rifle and point it at somebody,” Ronald Ritchie, a man who it turns out also has a problematic past regarding claims about his military service record, admitted a month after the incident. That has led Bob Owens of Bearing Arms.com to speculate Ritchie may have intentionally “SWATted” Crawford, a practice where emergency services are tricked into responding with force.