‘Walking While Black?’: Shocking Video Has Police Under Fire For killing Unarmed Black Man

'Walking While Black?': Shocking Video Has Police Under Fire For killing Unarmed Black Man 1

Kurt Reinhold, an unarmed Black man, was shot to death by California police for allegedly jaywalking. In a special report, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber continues his coverage of the incident, drawing on shocking, newly released footage from before the interaction began, to report on how one officer questioned the stop, and how some of the police conduct escalated the interaction which turned deadly. (This is an excerpt from a report. Melber also exclusively interviewed the lawyer for Reinhold’s family as part of the coverage.) (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 02/22/2021.
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'Walking While Black?': Shocking Video Has Police Under Fire For killing Unarmed Black Man

48 Comments on "‘Walking While Black?’: Shocking Video Has Police Under Fire For killing Unarmed Black Man"

  1. Interacting with Police is lethal, jaywalking, not so much.

  2. Khalafo Xareef | February 22, 2021 at 8:34 PM | Reply

    Iam from East Africa This is painful to See Every day going Back in Africa 🌍

  3. Delinda Jensen | February 22, 2021 at 8:35 PM | Reply

    I am white. Can’t tell you how many times I have jaywalked. I was never stopped. This is insane!! This needs to end!!

    • You have the complexion for the protection

    • @Sarah Jane you probably have the complexion for the protection

    • @Brian Jones you have the complexion for the protection….Blacks have the complexion for the inspection 👀

    • @Brian Jones The cops weren’t bothered about him on the road, They just wanted to identify him. Did you not hear the cops talking before they drove to him?

    • @Brian Jones You’re the embarrassment!! People who can watch this sh-t and have no human reaction are not human!! One day you’ll be standing alone!! Hard to believe you can stand at all without a spine!! I know many deplorable s’more human than you, you dope!!

  4. Nychelle Brewer | February 22, 2021 at 8:39 PM | Reply

    It’s like they were lying in wait for him. Not like, “Oh no, this guy’s jaywalking in a busy intersection, someone could’ve gotten hurt! We need to give him a warning.” The place is deserted and the cops are bored.

  5. This is so hard to watch. I feel so sorry for him.

  6. Only in America can you die from JAYWALKING but not from a car but the police.

  7. Nychelle Brewer | February 22, 2021 at 8:45 PM | Reply

    He stood up for himself. That was his only ‘crime’–the cops came out of nowhere and got up in his face and Reinhold was indignant. He was angry and had every right to be and if he were white he’d probably be Zooming with his lawyer right now about filing a complaint.

  8. BS them pigs lied as usual!! Always with ” he’s grabbing my gun” KEEP EARNING THE HATE

  9. Yeah, that was blatant premeditated murder. He made a decision to go for it, he decided to murder that man.

  10. I’m sorry, but this is not the law, this is murder. These officers had no right to even interact with this man, they killed him

  11. Oh so horrible so sorry. condolences to his friends and family.

  12. Why does this happen when the people who stormed the capital went to hotel s , got on planes, when they should have been arrested THAT day. They attempted to over throw the government.. our country… but where let to leave? That’s b.s

  13. Police officer should be charged with murder

  14. How the eff is he dead when, a bunch of white men stormed the Capitol and killed a cop 😡😡😡😡

  15. People will only take so much. Since the justice system won’t protect us, we’ll start protecting ourselves

  16. The world is watching the decline of the US.

  17. Electro Crypto | February 22, 2021 at 9:27 PM | Reply

    Couldn’t just leave it at a verbal warning. The guy wasn’t even interrupting traffic. Now he’s dead.

  18. 1990- “He’s got a gun!” Bang bang bang!
    2021- “He’s got my gun!” Bang bang bang!

  19. Brooke Crawford | February 22, 2021 at 9:42 PM | Reply

    Cops be saying ” I fear for my life”
    Not realizing the unarmed black man they’re attacking “fear for his life” as well.

  20. CONSTANTINE ANGEL GUTIERREZ | February 22, 2021 at 9:44 PM | Reply

    totally disturbing and disgusting. I hope the new attorney general will clean up our government offices.

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