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Florida cop makes up law to ticket black man for walking without identification


According to the Miami Herald, a police officer in Jacksonville, Florida incorrectly cited a law requiring identification for drivers when giving a ticket to a black man for jaywalking and for not having an ID on him, as shown in a viral video the man in question posted on social media.

The video posted by 21-year-old Devonte Shipman on June 20 shows Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Officer J.S. Bolen confronting Shipman for jaywalking.

“Miami Beach, 1962?” the Herald report asked. “No, Jacksonville, 2017.”

When Shipman asked the officer what he’d done wrong, the cop told him that he was fining him for jaywalking, which costs $65. Bolen then asked the young man for his ID, and when he told the officer he didn’t have it, Bolen “snapped.”

“That’s another infraction,” Bolen said. “In the state of Florida, you have to have an ID card on you identifying who you are or I can detain you for seven hours until I figure out who you are.”

According to the Herald, however, the officer got the law wrong — Florida Statute 322.15 requires licensed drivers to always have their licenses when driving and can incur a $136 fine if they do not, but no such law exists for walking without a license.

“Bolen also gave Shipman a citation for failing to obey a pedestrian control signal, another $62.50 fine,” the Herald noted.


Officers Won’t Be Charged in Black Man’s Shooting Death in Louisiana

WASHINGTON — Two white police officers will not face federal charges in the fatal shooting of a black man last year in Baton Rouge, La., which caused widespread unrest there. The decision was made with the Trump administration under scrutiny about how it will handle prosecutions in racially charged police shootings, a priority of the Obama administration.

The decision, in the death of Alton B. Sterling, was confirmed Tuesday afternoon by two people familiar with it.

Local officials criticized the Justice Department for not informing them before the news became public. And Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who inherited the Baton Rouge case, is certain to face further attention over how he proceeds in the fatal shooting Saturday of a 15-year-old black student by an officer near Dallas. The officer was fired Tuesday.

The Sterling decision, the Dallas killing and an officer’s guilty plea Tuesday in a fatal 2015 shooting in South Carolina reignited a debate over race and criminal justice that has played out in various ways since Michael Brown was killed nearly three years ago by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

Mr. Sessions — who, in the first months of his tenure, ordered a broad review of federal agreements with law enforcement agencies — will oversee the outcomes of other cases, including those surrounding the deaths of Eric Garner, who was placed in a chokehold by a New York police officer, and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland.

The bar for charging police officers with federal civil rights violations is extremely high, and prosecutions are rare. Even the Obama administration, which cultivated an aggressive reputation on such cases, declined to prosecute officers in several high-profile killings, most notably the 2014 shooting of Mr. Brown, and it saw challenges in bringing charges in Mr. Sterling’s death.

On Tuesday evening, around the Triple S Food Mart parking lot where Mr. Sterling was killed, people congregated in the same way they did last summer. Mr. Sterling’s face is painted near the entrance, with stuffed animals in front. Signs advertise specials on cigarettes and fried chicken, and another reads, “Stop the Killing.”

“I’m not surprised, because it happens all the time,” said Kosher Weber, 21, an African-American resident of Baton Rouge, her voice cracking in anger. “Where do things go from here? There’s no justice. There’s no nothing.”

Derrick Brody, 45, said: “Over and over again. They kill a human being, and they get away with it, just ’cause they got a blue suit.”

The mayor-president of Baton Rouge, Sharon Weston Broome, expressed outrage that neither she nor Mr. Sterling’s family had been told of the decision not to charge the officers before it was reported by The Washington Post.

“No one in my office or the governor’s office has been notified by the U.S. attorney’s office of a decision or timeline,” she said in a statement. “When I know something, the people of Baton Rouge will know, and we will get through it together.”

L. Chris Stewart and Justin Bamberg, lawyers for Mr. Sterling’s family, confirmed that they had not been told ahead of time.

“We have been promised that we will meet in person with D.O.J. before any announcement is made,” they said in a statement.

In a Twitter post on Tuesday night, the Louisiana attorney general, Jeff Landry, said his office had still not been notified of the Justice Department’s decision. “Our office will not comment until that time,” Mr. Landry wrote.

Representative Barbara Lee, Democrat of California, said Mr. Sterling had been “shot in cold blood” and wrote on Twitter, “The DOJ’s decision not to pursue justice is a travesty.”

A spokesman for the Justice Department declined to comment. A spokeswoman for the Baton Rouge Police Department also declined to comment and would not confirm the employment status of the two officers who had been under investigation, referring inquiries to the Justice Department.

The officers, Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II, did not respond to phone messages. Both were put on administrative leave last year.

Early on July 5, 2016, Officers Salamoni and Lake responded to a report that a black man in a red shirt selling CDs outside the Triple S Food Mart had threatened the caller with a gun.

In a cellphone video, an officer is seen pushing Mr. Sterling onto the hood of the car and tackling him to the ground. He is held down by the officers as one appears to hold a gun above his chest.

Mr. Sterling had a criminal history, including convictions for battery and illegal possession of a gun, although it was not clear whether the officers knew that.

The video of Mr. Sterling’s death — and one of the fatal shooting of another black man, Philando Castile, by white officers in Minnesota the next day — stoked a debate about race and criminal justice that intensified when a sniper gunned down police officers, killing five, at a demonstration in Dallas on July 7.

That protest was among dozens nationwide in the days after Mr. Sterling’s death. In Baton Rouge alone, more than 100 people were arrested, including DeRay Mckesson, a prominent activist for the Black Lives Matter movement who spent time in jail there on accusations that he ignored instructions to stay out of the road.

About two weeks after Mr. Sterling’s death, a man attacked police officers in Baton Rouge, killing three and wounding three others.

In directing the Justice Department to review its agreements with law enforcement agencies, Mr. Sessions said “the individual misdeeds of bad actors should not impugn” entire departments.

His predecessor, Loretta E. Lynch, released a report in August that illustrated a systemic pattern of discrimination by Baltimore’s Police Department, which had disproportionately stopped and searched black residents. And last summer, President Barack Obama denounced “the racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system,” while emphasizing that his comments were not an attack on law enforcement itself.

At a confirmation hearing in January, Mr. Sessions expounded on his opposing views, suggesting that civil rights investigations inhibited the police in their duties.

“Law enforcement as a whole has been unfairly maligned and blamed for the actions of a few bad actors and for allegations about police that were not true,” he told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“Morale has suffered,” he added, noting that in the face of public criticism, more police officers had died on the job. “This is a wake-up call. This must not continue.”

The Justice Department must still decide whether to bring charges in other cases, including the death of Tamir Rice. Officials say that case poses challenges because the boy had a toy gun.

Ms. Lynch authorized prosecutors last year to seek charges in the death of Mr. Garner. Civil rights prosecutors have been presenting evidence before a grand jury in that case. The officer has said his use of force was justified.

Earlier on Tuesday, Michael T. Slager — an officer in South Carolina who was charged by the Justice Department in the fatal shooting of a black man, Walter L. Scott — pleaded guilty to a single count of using excessive force to deprive Mr. Scott of his civil rights, under a plea deal in which officials will not pursue other charges against him.

Mr. Slager — fired from the North Charleston police force after he shot Mr. Scott, who was unarmed and fleeing, in April 2015 — could be sentenced to life in prison after acknowledging that he used deadly force “even though it was objectively unreasonable under the circumstances.”

The Justice Department sought an indictment of Mr. Slager well before Mr. Sterling died, and its lawyers were preparing for trial. On Tuesday, Mr. Sessions said in a news release on the plea that his department would “hold accountable any law enforcement officer who violates the civil rights of our citizens by using excessive force.”

Black Man Charged for Menorah Art

The budding Negro Dadaist who converted a Menorah into a Swastika in Arizona is no longer anonymous. Last December, the piece outraged the Anti-Defamation League and naturally made global headlines. World Jewry tried to use this act as an opportunity to further its war against white people practicing their First Amendment rights. The Trump anti-Semitism moral panic has suffered yet another narrative disruption.

Interesting that arrests in what was originally competing with a black man making bomb threats and Jews kicking over their own gravestones for story of the century is now only being talked about on the local news.

ABC 15:

Police have made several arrests in connection with a menorah that was vandalized and turned into a swastika late last year.

The menorah, which was made out of PVC pipes, was a Hanukkah decoration put up by a family near Chandler Boulevard and McClintock Drive.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation later joined the investigation as law enforcement looked into whether the vandalism constituted a hate crime.

Friday, police said four people, 19-year-old Clive Jamar Wilson and three juveniles, were arrested for the crime. A Chandler Police Department spokesperson said all four will be charged with one count of first-degree criminal trespass and one count of aggravated criminal damage, both Class 6 felonies.

Here we go again. The FBI wasting federal resources and felony charges being leveraged against what amounts to a practical joke.

The blacks behind this act would’ve gotten fewer penalties for stabbing an old white person. But when it comes to some cheap Jews homemade PVC pipe Menorah, Talmudic law applies, and suddenly the justice system isn’t institutionally racist against blacks anymore.

But what the ADL needs is whites doing this. They’re desperately trying to bait copy-cats by blowing these non-stories up and so far have failed. Jews need someone to give even remote legitimacy to their ridiculous narratives because they need something in their hand when they litigate and lobby for an end to free speech for white people.

So far, they haven’t gotten what they want. For any young practical jokers out there, you don’t get under Jews’ skin by committing petty acts of vandalism, you get a much bigger reaction by telling the truth about what they’re doing to our country.

As for young Mr. Clive Jamar Wilson and his trope, hopefully they can get an NEA grant before Congressional cuts take effect. They yoofs are pretty talented. Art is not a crime!

The First Legal Slave-owner in America was a Black Man

According to colonial records, the first slave owner in the United States was a black man.

Prior to 1655 there were no legal chattel slaves in the colonies, only indentured servants. All masters were required to free their servants after their time was up. Seven years was the limit that an indentured servant could be held.

Upon their release they were granted 50 acres of land. This included any black African purchased from slave traders. Blacks were also granted 50 acres upon their release.

Anthony Johnson was a Negro from modern-day Angola. He was brought to the US to work on a tobacco farm in 1619. In 1622 he was almost killed when Powhatan Indians attacked the farm. 52 out of 57 people on the farm perished in the attack. He married a female black servant while working on the farm.

When Anthony was released he was legally recognized as a “free Negro” and ran a successful farm. In 1651 he held 250 acres and five black indentured servants. In 1654, it was time for Anthony to release John Casor, a black indentured servant. Instead Anthony told Casor he was extending his time. Casor left and became employed by the free white man Robert Parker.

Anthony Johnson sued Robert Parker in the Northampton Court in 1654. In 1655, the court ruled that Anthony Johnson could hold John Casor indefinitely. The court gave judicial sanction for blacks to own members of their own race as chattel slaves. Thus Casor became the first permanent slave and Johnson the first slave owner.

Whites still could not legally hold a black servant as a chattel slave until 1670. In that year, the colonial assembly passed legislation permitting free whites, blacks, and Indians the right to own blacks as slaves.

By 1699, the number of free blacks prompted fears of a “Negro insurrection.” Virginia Colonial ordered the repatriation of freed blacks back to Africa. Many blacks sold themselves to white masters so they would not have to go to Africa. This was the first effort to gently repatriate free blacks back to Africa. The modern nations of Sierra Leone and Liberia both originated as colonies of repatriated former black slaves.

However, black slave owners continued to thrive in the United States.

By 1830 there were 3,775 black families living in the South who owned black slaves. By 1860 there were about 3,000 slaves owned by black households in the city of New Orleans alone.

Nigger Man Openly Fantasizes About Slaughtering White Girls During Race War

In the aftermath of the Charleston church shooting, the media has portrayed “racist white websites” as promoting and inspiring violence against nonwhites, when in fact these websites typically reject such accusations in favor of peaceful solutions. 

(Daily Stormer)

The media completely ignores the fact that the vast majority of interracial crime is committed by nonwhites against whites.

What most people fail to realize is that there is a growing number of black supremacists that openly talk about how they would love to kill white people. These are the types of people who typically believe that blacks designed the pyramids, Jesus was black, and that there were great advanced sub-Saharan African civilizations that white people covered up and didn’t include in the history books in order to oppress blacks or something. In the above video, we see a perfect example of the average black supremacist’s worldview.

Throughout the video, he details his diabolical plan to win the coming race war using ISIS style tactics. From 10:14 to 11:20 he talks about how he and his group of black freedom fighters will go to small white towns, hold white people hostage, and post up pictures of “big black bucks” holding a machete “to the throat of blonde haired blue eyed white girls.” From 6:57 to 7:58  he mentions his secret weapon that will “turn the tides” of the war… Soviet style black female snipers unleashing their ghetto attitude and directing it toward white people. From 8:20 to 9:10 he comes up with a master plan, raiding animal shelters and stealing dogs, cats, and birds to utilize against whites. Apparently he has been playing too much Pokemon. You can’t make this stuff up.

I wish I could just laugh off these delusional infantile fantasies, but the fact is, blacks did win race wars in Rhodesia and South Africa by committing brutal atrocities against whites, albeit with much help from the West’s sanctions, but still. I don’t believe a race war is coming to America any time soon, however the black on white crime rate must come to light and the myth that ‘all serial killers are white’ must end. According to PsychologyToday, black serial killers are statistically over-represented and under-reported by the media. I would be willing to bet that most of these black serial killers and interracial criminals hold anti-white views similar to the man in the video above. Many blacks do hate us, and they are lashing out to harm us.

WATCH: Cops violently arrest black man suspected of stealing car — that turns out to be his own (LOL….)


Evanston Police released a dash cam video on Wednesday of a 2015 interaction between an officer and a black engineering doctoral candidate accused of stealing his own car.

On October 10, 2015, a woman called the cops on Lawrence Crosby—who was working on his own vehicle—to report that a black man appeared to be breaking into a car and stealing it, Fox Chicago reports.

“Hi somebody’s trying to break into, somebody’s trying to break into a car,” she told the 9-11 dispatcher, later adding, ”I think the person just got into the car.”

Crosby was driving towards the Northwestern University campus when police pulled him over. His car was equipped with its own dash cam video, and on the recording Crosby can be heard telling someone he suspected he was being followed.

Police pulled him over in a church parking lot, where Crosby was violently detained for stealing his own car.

“On the ground, on the ground, down on the ground—down on the ground, turn around,” police said as several officers swarmed Crosby and forced him to the pavement. He was charged with resisting arrest and disobeying an officer.

Evanston Alderman Brian Miller—who’s running for mayor—told Fox Chicago he’s furious with what’s shown on the video, saying it should be a “wakeup call” for the police department.

“I understand being a police officer is a tough job, but we need them to exercise judgment in their day to day operations,” Miller said “And in this situation, within ten seconds of Mr. Crosby getting out of his car with his hands in the air, he was tackled, he was kneed while he was standing up, then he was punched repeatedly by multiple officers, for allegedly stealing his own car. Our police officers need to be better than that.”

A judge threw out the criminal charges against Crosby. He filed civil rights lawsuit against the Evanston Police Department.

‘I don’t want to sit next to black people’: NY woman stabs nigger man in face after he offers his subway seat (VERY VERY VERY GOOD!!!!)

A woman has been taken into custody after allegedly stabbing a transgender black man in his face when he offered his seat Sunday night on the subway, only to have her say, “I don’t want to sit next to black people.”

According to PIX11, Stephanie Pazmino, 30, was taken into custody and charged with assault as a hate crime, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon after assaulting Ijan DaVonte Jarrett.

According to Jarrett, he offered his seat to Pazmino who refused before turning to her companion and saying in Spanish that she didn’t want to sit next to a black person.

“I got up anyway and said to her that she didn’t have to sit next to me,” Jarrett,told the New York Daily News. “I took a seat across from her and just forgot all about it.”

According to Jarret, the woman attacked him by punching him as attempted to get off at his stop, and that he didn’t know he had been stabbed until bystanders stepped in to help.

In addition to being slashed in the face by Pazmino, Jarrett was also stabbed in his left arm. The police recovered the two inch knife Pazmino used to stab Jarrett when she was arrested in the street.

Jarret was taken to a local hospital and was listed in stable condition.

Trump Supporter KILLED: RIP Thomas Shaw Jr. (White Idiots), 75–Stabbed By 21-Year Old Black Man (GOOD!!!)

Just another typical story out of 21st century post-America, where lives only matter if they can further the Narrative. There was a man named Thomas Shaw Jr., an active citizen, businessman, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He had a family owned plumbing, heating and air conditioning company which provided 20 jobs. After he retired, he went into real estate, which of course necessitates collecting rent. At any other time in history, we’d call him a model citizen.

But in Montgomery, AL (home of the Southern Poverty Law Center), collecting rent and traveling the streets in safety is one of those things you can simply no longer do. And in modern America, the Main Stream Media, academia, and the political elite endlessly incite hatred against people like Shaw. This trickles down to the System’s client class, the seething dependents of Third World America’s urban hellholes.

Shaw was murdered, allegedly by one Corwin Walker. According to police, Walker culturally enriched Shaw in the form of stabbing him to death. [Man faces capital murder charge in Highland Ave. stabbingby Andrew Yawn, Montgomery Advertiser, August 3, 2016]

Corwin Walker has been charged with murder (Source: Montgomery County Jail)

Corwin Walker – The reason you pay taxes is to support people like this

Shaw was well known for being a vocal supporter of Donald Trump. Along with friends, he created the “Stumping for Trump” bus tour. One friend recalls:

We started this movement, the Stumping for Trump bus tours and Tommy drove his motorcoach all over, from the Wiregrass to Auburn. We’d pull up with music playing and t-shirts and Tommy loved it.

[Well-known businessman killed at work remembered by many in River Regionby Lindsey Rogers, WSFA, August 6, 2016]

Trump was also a kind of role model for Shaw, who by all accounts was a driven but generous man. One suspects Trump was the reason Shaw got into real estate after he retired.

“He wanted to get the best people on office who would do the best job for the people of this state,” [Shaw’s best friend Ron] Creel added. “Donald Trump doesn’t know this, but he was Tommy’s mentor. And then when he decided to run for president, Tommy just lit up like a Christmas tree.”

Shaw was a founding member of the River Region Republican Club and one of the original members of the River Region Trump Supporters.

“He generously gave of his time and resources to volunteer for Republican candidates and causes, most recently as an integral member of the Trump Campaign in Alabama. Tommy was always ready to donate and drive his personal bus throughout Alabama and the southeastern states. It is rare to find such a committed and giving person. He will be greatly missed,” said Pat Wilson, chairwoman of  the Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee.

Shaw’s name will not be a hashtag. There will be no huge protests or heavily funded activism efforts to demand justice for his murder. Indeed, don’t speak up too loudly about the realities of crime in 11224329_GMontgomery or anywhere else in the country or else the SPLC will do its best to destroy your life. Noticing patterns is seen as far more immoral in our collapsing country than being a murderer. Just save your money and try to move away and isolate yourself from it all. (Until the feds dump a Section 8 housing development in your town and you have to do it all over again.)

The funeral and burial have already taken place but you can read Shaw’s obituary and sign the guest book here– [In memory of Thomas Shaw Jr.,]

Chicago cops: New police shooting footage of black man so ‘disturbing’ it will ignite ‘civil unrest’


Chicago police on Friday released body camera footage related to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager — but the videos themselves don’t show the actual shooting.

The footage shows police pursuing 18-year-old Chicago resident Paul O’Neal, who had been suspected of stealing a car.

The first body camera video shows O’Neal driving a stolen Jaguar convertible into two police cars before eventually exiting the vehicle and fleeing on foot.

Police officers fired shots at the vehicle as it was driving away — as The Chicago Tribunenotes, “The city’s use of force policy explicitly bars police from shooting into a car when the vehicle represents the only danger.”

Police are then seen pursuing O’Neal through a residential neighborhood, although the only perspective we get is from an officer who was running well behind the officer who shot O’Neal.

We do hear several shots being fired in the video, although by the time the officer wearing the body camera catches up to the other officers, O’Neal had already been shot and was being put into handcuffs. O’Neal would subsequently die from a gunshot wound to the back.

The officer who shot O’Neal was equipped with a body camera, although there is apparently no footage from his perspective. Police are investigating whether he intentionally turned his camera off.

Per CNN, Sharon Fairley, head of Chicago’s police oversight board, called the video “shocking and disturbing” but cautioned that it “is not the only evidence to be gathered and analyzed when conducting a fair and thorough assessment of the conduct of police officers in performing their duties.”

Police warned of the potential for civil unrest just before releasing the video.

White cop convicted of manslaughter for shooting unarmed black man (Nigger) outside Va. Walmart

It was early on the morning of April 22, 2015, when Portsmouth, Va., police officer Stephen Rankin received a call about a suspected shoplifting.

Responding to the local Walmart, Rankin spotted a young black man walking through the parking lot. The policeman radioed his dispatcher to say he was approaching.

Sixty-two seconds later, after a scuffle, Rankin fatally shot that young black man, 18-year-old William Chapman II, in the chest and face.

On Thursday, a jury convicted Rankin of voluntary manslaughter, rejecting his claim that the shooting was justified.

The same jury, however, also rejected more serious charges and recommended a sentence of two and a half years for the former officer — a quarter of the punishment requested by prosecutors.

“It’s not enough,” Chapman’s mother, Sallie, said of the recommended sentence, according to the Virginian-Pilot.

At the time, the killing did not draw the type of national attention seen in other police slayings of black men.

Rankin’s trial, however, came on the heels of the fatal police shootings last month of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minn. Tensions remain high over the issues of race and policing in America.

Some African American activists saw the trial as a litmus test for American law enforcement.

“The criminal justice system is hell-bent on favoring those in law enforcement,” James Boyd, president of Portsmouth’s NAACP chapter, told the Associated Press before the verdict. “We see these violent injustices happening time and again without any sense of accountability. This trial has implications for every citizen, but specifically for every black American in this country.”

Rankin’s attorneys unsuccessfully tried to delay the trial, claiming the ex-cop could not get a fair trial in the current climate. They also said the case should not be judged in the context of police shootings elsewhere in the country.

“The factual scenario is so totally different than what has happened in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis and with Michael Brown [in Ferguson, Missouri],” defense attorney James Broccoletti told the AP before the trial. “I don’t think it would matter if this individual were black, red, purple or orange. It was the conduct of the person that generated the response.”

Adding to the trial’s intrigue was the fact that Rankin had fatally shot an unarmed white man in 2011.

Judge Johnny Morrison did not allow prosecutors to tell the jury about the previous shooting, however. Instead, the four days of testimony focused on those 62 seconds last spring.

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The incident began when employees at a Walmart in Portsmouth, a majority black city of 100,000 near Norfolk, called 911 at around 7:30 a.m. to report a shoplifter.

According to Rankin’s court testimony, the officer approached Chapman and said, “I suppose you know why I’m here.”

The teenager walked away briskly and put his left hand in his pocket, Rankin testified.

“I think he’s reaching for something and I need to detain him,” he said on the stand, according to the Guardian.

When Rankin put Chapman on the hood of his patrol car, however, the teenager allegedly tried to get away.

“Take your hand out of your pocket or I’m going to tase you,” Rankin recalled telling Chapman.

“You’re going to tase me when I didn’t do nothing to you?” Chapman replied, according to video footage from Rankin’s Taser that was played in court.

Rankin tased the teen.


“Immediately he became enraged and he became very angry,” Rankin claimed in court. The two scuffled, and Rankin’s Taser was knocked to the ground.

Rankin said he pulled his pistol and aimed it at Chapman, who was roughly six feet away from him in the parking lot. According to the officer, he ordered Chapman onto the ground but the teen instead taunted him, saying “Shoot me.”

Chapman then “came towards me aggressively,” Rankin claimed.

“I thought he was coming to kill me,” he testified, according to the Guardian.

The officer opened fire, striking the teen in his chest and face.

Some witnesses supported Rankin’s version of events, while others contradicted it.

“He was throwing fists like he was street fighting,” Paul Akey, a crane operator working nearby that morning, said of Chapman, according to the Guardian.

“I saw the officer draw his weapon and the man was just throwing his arms up like he wanted to fight,” testified Steve Price, another construction worker. “He threw his jacket off and he proceeded to the officer kind of aggressively like he wasn’t done fighting.” The two construction workers, both white, also said Chapman “charged” the cop.

A black witness described the altercation differently, however.

Gregory Provo, a Walmart security officer, testified that Chapman never charged. Instead, he made a “gesture” or “jab-step” towards Rankin, as if to make him flinch, Provo said.

Whatever happened, it resulted in Rankin firing twice at the teenager.

“This is my second one,” the officer said after the shooting, a witness testified.

It was an apparent reference to the last time Rankin killed someone. In 2011, the officer shot and killed Kirill Denyakin. The 26-year-old hotel cook had been loudly banging on an apartment door where he had been staying with friends. After someone called 911, Rankin arrived and confronted Denyakin.

According to Rankin, Denyakin charged at him and reached into his waistband.

The officer said he was afraid the cook was reaching for a weapon.

Rankin shot him 11 times. A grand jury declined to indict the officer, however. Denyakin’s family sued Rankin for $22 million but another jury also sided with the cop.

The officer and his attorneys made similar arguments in court earlier this week.

““I thought he was coming to kill me,” Rankin testified, according to the Norfolk Virginia-Pilot.

“I felt I needed to save my life,” Rankin testified, adding that he didn’t want to hurt Chapman and that he tried to save the teen by performing CPR after the shooting.

“He didn’t have a choice. He didn’t have an option. He didn’t have anything else left to do,” his lead attorney, James Broccoletti said during closing arguments Tuesday, according to the Guardian. “It’s easy for us to ‘Monday morning quarterback’. It’s easy for us to look back with 20/20 hindsight and say ‘shoulda, woulda, coulda’.”

Prosecutors, however, asked why Rankin, a Navy veteran with martial arts skills and a two-inch advantage on Chapman, would feel so threatened by the teen. They claimed the cop acted with premeditation after Chapman resisted arrest and defied orders.

“The law does not say that because you do not comply, you have to die,” Portsmouth commonwealth attorney Stephanie Morales said during her own closing argument. Chapman, she said, should have “lived to face prosecution.”

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Rankin “brought a gun to what at worst was a fistfight,” Morales said.

Judge Morrison did not allow prosecutors to inform jurors of Rankin’s involvement in the 2011 shooting, however. The judge also did not allow Rankin’s ex-wife to testify that he “fantasized about line-of-duty shootings,” according to assistant commonwealth attorney Brandon Wrobleski.

Similarly, Morrison barred Morales from mentioning “mobile messages” that Rankin sent to a police dispatcher less than an hour before shooting Chapman.

“I hate this job. The whole world.  The city sucks and so does the rest of the world.  People are just bad,” Rankin said in the messages, which were read during his bond hearing but not at trial. “I think the story was that God would have spared Sodom and Gomorrah if they could have found just 10 decent men….”

“An hour before he killed my son, that he hates the world, and he hates the people in it,” Sallie Chapman told WAVY after the bond hearing. “So that means he woke to kill.”

Even without that information, the jury of seven women and five men — eight black and four white — still heard four days of testimony. Rankin was charged with first-degree murder and using a firearm to commit a felony, but Judge Morrison instructed the jury it could convict him of lesser charges.

After 13 hours of deliberation, the jury did just that Thursday, convicting Rankin of voluntary manslaughter.

Prosecutors then urged the jury to punish Rankin with “every second and every minute of the 10 years that you are able to give him,” according to the Guardian.

Instead, the jury recommended the former cop spend two and a half years behind bars.

Rankin might end up receiving even less punishment. Under Virginia law, Judge Morrison may reduce, but not increase, the recommended sentence when Rankin returns to court for formal sentencing on Oct. 12.

The manslaughter conviction and recommended sentence was a double blow for Chapman’s family and supporters. Had Rankin been convicted of first-degree murder, he could have received life.

Some, however, hailed the conviction as a crucial moment for the Black Lives Matter movement. Rankin is only the 13th officer nationwide to be convicted of murder or manslaughter in a jury trial since 2005, the Virginian-Pilot reported.

“We had to start somewhere,” Earl Lewis, a cousin of the victim, told the newspaper. “This was the beginning.”