A Family Tried To Say A Shooting Was Racially Motivated, Then The Truth Came Out About…


To vilify the police more who shot and killed a black man as he charged at a police officer while brandishing two knives, the family came up with an even more bizarre accusation as it was revealed that the officer is also a black man. At first, the family accused the cop of racism.

Wisconsin police were called at around 5:50 in the morning to a report of a guy pursuing a woman down the street while brandishing two “sai-style” kitchen knives. However, 32-year-old Kevan Ruffin who still armed with the long knives is unwilling to cooperate to the Police when authorities arrived within minutes.

Kevan Ruffin, 32, attacked a woman before charging at a police officer with two “sai-style” knives.

Being careful to keep his distance from the armed Kevin Ruffin, a responding officer tried to talk to Ruffin from across the street, but Ruffin went after him with his knives, determined to make sure that only one of them came out of the situation alive.  The officer tried to use his stun gun on Ruffin but was forced to shoot him with his service weapon–ultimately “forcing the officer to use a firearm,” as ABC News reports.

Sheboygan Police Chief Christopher Domagalski said at a press conference, The officer ordered the subject to stop while attempting to retreat while attempting to deploy his Taser. The subject continued to chase the officer, forcing the officer to transition to his firearm and discharged his firearm on the subject.”

The officer who shot Kevan Ruffin has been identified as Sheboygan Police Officer Bryan Pray, who is a black man.

Now, as the incident unfolds, the cop who shot and killed Ruffin was allegedly accused by Ruffin’s family of intentionally targeting the mentally ill man because of his skin color. They maintained that race was a factor in the officer’s conduct and that Ruffin could have been stopped without using force.



“But because he was black, he was considered as a threat from the beginning. This stuff has been going on all around the world, this is why everyone is protesting, this is why we are upset. The color of our skin should not determine whether we are taken into custody or taken to the morgue.” Sheriyah Appleton, a cousin, said.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice named the officer responsible for the fatal shot days after the incident. The murderer of Ruffin, a three-year veteran, and fellow black police officer from Sheboygan named Bryan Pray, shocked the victim’s family. Family members hinted that the black officer has some type of self-loathing racism and would have handled Ruffin differently if he were white, but they didn’t retract their preconceived notions of racism.

Appleton said,We are a threat because the color of our skin. Now if he had to have been white with mental issues, he would have been taken into custody and not taken to the morgue. It’s a whole different story because of the color of our skin.”

Appleton and Aaron Clayborn, Ruffin’s uncle, insisted that Officer Pray had no reason to use force against him. She reiterated the family’s claim that Ruffin’s alleged wrongful death was caused in part by their skin color.

Appleton said,You don’t come to somebody who is mentally ill with your guns drawn in the first place, that’s not how you do things.”

“He is known in this community for several years for having a mental disorder,” Clayborn said.

“He’s been in and out of the system. He’s been in mental health facilities in the state.”

Even though Ruffin went toward the officer with two knives drawn, the organization American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Wisconsin said that the officer might have employed a nonviolent tactic. As intervened on behalf of the family and demanded an open investigation of Officer Pray’s conduct.

Chris Ott, the ALCU Wisconsin Executive Director said, “We need to know why Sheboygan police killed Mr. Ruffin instead of handling this in a nonviolent way.”



Ruffin suffered from a mental disability and that police knew it, as family claims saying that because the police “are familiar with him,” they should have called them instead of talking to him. However, Court records show that Ruffin was charged with various crimes between 2008 and 2019 but was often found not guilty because of mental health issues or the charges were dismissed.

Police made contact with the female, who said Ruffin attacked her. The unnamed woman was hysterical, and was treated and released from the hospital. Police said. They also said he recognized Ruffin from two previous encounters.

People feel empowered to accuse every cop who interacts with a black person of racism because of the anti-law enforcement sentiment, regardless of the officer’s ethnicity or the suspect’s behavior. In the eyes of people who wish to defund and eliminate the police, there is absolutely nothing a police officer can do that is right.

Watch the video report below for more details:

Sources: Taphaps, Foxnews, ABCnews

 



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