Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Arizona Copper Threatens to Kill Immigrant During Traffic Stop

I love cell phone recorders!

Here we have a record of what occurred when Teodulo Sanchez was driving home amd pulled over fro a traffic stop by an Arizona cop.

A rough English translation of the (sometimes inaudible) interaction provided by Latino Rebels is as follows:

OFFICER: Do you have a license?
SANCHEZ: Yes, sir.
 OFFICER: Show me the license right now. If you do something, I will kill you right here. Do you understand me?
SANCHEZ: [Spanish here is a bit inaudible] Yes, I am recording you too.
OFFICER: Put your hands up here. You don’t have weapons in the car? Are you sure? Are there any in the car?
SANCHEZ: No, if you like, I can get out of the car.
OFFICER: What’s here then?
SANCHEZ: I come to work. These are my tools.
OFFICER: Just tools? Are you sure?
SANCHEZ: Am sure.
OFFICER: Ok. Don’t get out of the car. Stay there. If you move, I will shoot you right here. Do you understand me?
SANCHEZ: Yes. Do you want to check my ID (inaudible)?
OFFICER: Where are you coming from?


(via ThinkProgress)

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