GRAPHIC VIDEO!!! Former Officer Philip Mitchell Brailsford shoots and kills Daniel Shaver. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and Jimmy Dore, the hosts of The Young Turks, discusses the horrific video. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
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“Last year's fatal shooting of a Texas man by Arizona police was caught on body-camera video and showed him sobbing with his hands up, begging for his life in his final moments.
Jurors who watched the full video showing Daniel Shaver's death agreed Thursday to acquit former Mesa officer Philip Mitchell Brailsford of murder, ending an emotional six-week trial. Brailsford faced as many as 25 years in prison for the second-degree murder charge.
Brailsford's attorney, Michael Piccarreta, put an arm around his client after the verdict was read.
"There are no winners in this case," Piccarreta said, "but Mitch Brailsford had to make a split-second decision on a situation that he was trained to recognize as someone drawing a weapon and had one second to react."
Laney Sweet, Shaver's widow, shook her head "no" after the decision was read and later declined to answer questions, reported The Associated Press. She and Shaver's parents have filed wrongful-death lawsuits against the city of Mesa.
Mark Geragos, an attorney representing the Shaver family, called the shooting an "execution" and said the "justice system miserably failed," reported The Arizona Republic.”
Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Jimmy Dore