“My friend”, my ass! Did this “friend” of his ever visit his house or even know what his name was? These types of manipulative exploitation of media to spread their propaganda is so typical with Muslims. There is no surprise to us at all that a Muslim was behind the videoclip of Alton Sterling, the black man confronted by police who ended being shot. And after he shot the footage Abdullah hid the camera. Probably calling CAIR right away to ask how to best utilize it.
This active engagement in propaganda is their way to pressure an end profiling of terror suspects. Islam should roam free to expand without any police intervention, without any profiling and without any legal rights to keep an eye on them. That’s the entire purpose behind their creation of #BlackLivesMatter. To blacks it’s simply a movement in their hatred and racism against whites. But to Muslims it’s a perfect tool to create civil tensions. Muslims are experts at creating subvert and stealth civil tension. Just look at their own countries. They do it constantly.
The biggest problem is in the black community where they simply refuse to listen or obey the police when they are stopped. The last black man killed had over 30 citations. When he was repeatedly asked to keep his hands on the dashboard he repeatedly refused to obey or listen but insisted to reach for his glovebox. That’s how police get shot. The media makes no mention at all how many police officers get shot by blacks. Everyone knows the rules: when the cops come up to your car, you don’t reach your hands anywhere. You sit and you wait for instructions. Even children know this. But some blacks are antagonistic to instructions and are compatative and refuse to comply. They end up with the consequences. They need to look at themselves.
The more blacks complain rather than transform their own behavior will only result in police offering less and less help to black victims or black areas. They will interpret it as problems not worth their safety or the risk of their reputation. They will be left to their own accord meaning black neighborhoods will become more and more lawless and dangerous.
I feared police would destroy video of them shooting my friend, says shopkeeper who recorded white cops killing black man as he lay on the ground
- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
- Alton Sterling was shot to death by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by two officers in front of a Triple S Food Mart
- Two videos have emerged of his last minutes – one of them taken by Abdullah Muflahi, the food mart’s owner
- Muflahi, 28, tells Daily Mail Online he feared police would never let the video come it light so he hid his iPhone 6
- He says: ‘The truth had to come out. I did hold back from giving it to anybody for the first few hours. I felt they didn’t need to kill him.’
- City has seen protests over the death of Sterling, a father of five
- Two cops involved in shooting Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II have both been suspended while death is investigated
- Lawyer who represented another police shooting victim, Walter Scott, has been retained by Sterling’s family
By Shekhar Bhatia In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, For Dailymail.com
Published: 16:44, 7 July 2016
The shop keeper whose video of a black man being shot dead by police shocked millions has told how he trusted cops so little that he hid the phone it was taken on.
Adbullah Muflahi, 28, secreted away the iPhone on which he had recorded the final seconds of his friend Alton Sterling’s life because he feared the film would never be seen by the public.
He said he was ‘heartbroken’ by the incident, but was worried that the video would be withheld if police had realized the powerful images existed.
Muflahi, a father of three, was questioned as a witness for three hours in a police car after the shooting in the early hours of Tuesday.
Speaking out: Abdullah Muflahi tells Daily Mail Online how he hid the iPhone 6 which captured Alton Sterling’s last minutes because he feared it would be covered up.
Dead: Alton Sterling was killed following the confrontation outside a Baton Rouge convenience store early Tuesday morning.
He was then taken to a police station for further questioning and officers, he said, entered his store and seized film from his security cameras despite his pleas that he be allowed to accompany them.
He said he was angered that police entered the shop, Triple S Food Mart, to take the surveillance footage, and refused to let him observe them scour his property.
But he said they were unaware that he had captured the incident on his iPhone 6 and had been hiding it from them.
‘I’m really upset, heartbroken and it really hurts. I’m trying to hold on and stay strong for Alton,’ he said.
‘As soon as I saw them tackle him to the ground, that was when I noticed it was escalating, so I grabbed my phone to record it as quickly as possible.
‘I got the last scene of it where they shot him. I didn’t expect it to escalate to that level.’
Muflahi said he was thinking: ‘Ok, he’s on the ground, they are just going to put him in handcuffs.’
Muflahi said as the police blasted Sterling in the chest, the first shots made the his own body shake, which was why his phone’s lens moved away for a few seconds from the shooting.
‘I got scared and I shook and stepped back because I was so close,’ Muflahi said.
‘After they got off him, (police) back up came right away and they put me in a car until 3 or 4am and took me to detectives’ office where I made a statement.
‘They wanted to go inside the store to take the video. I said I want to be inside my store, but they said no because they couldn’t let anybody view the tape.
Asked why he had not handed over the cellphone film, he said: ‘I did not show them. When the cop was getting up, I put my phone away because I knew they were going to take it away.
‘The truth had to come out. I did hold back from giving it to anybody for the first few hours till I had got my lawyers.’
Asked what he meant by the ‘truth’ he replied: ‘I felt they didn’t need to kill him.’
The graphic footage shows Sterling being thrown to the ground by cops Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II after they received a complaint about a man making threats with a gun while selling CDs outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The cops are seen yelling at Sterling to ‘get on the ground’ – but he does not – before he is tackled by the officers.
Police identified the two cops involved in the shooting on Wednesday as four-year-veteran Blane Salamoni (left) and three-year-veteran Howie Lake II (right).
Initial video: Footage – taken from inside a car just a yard away – shows Sterling being wrestled and thrown on to the ground by officers who then hold him down as he attempts to struggle. Gun shots are then heard.
As Sterling continues to move on the ground, the officer believed to be Lake reaches for his gun and then points it at the father-of-five’s chest.
One of the officers then yells: ‘He’s got a gun! Gun! You f****** move and I swear to God.’
Less than two seconds later, the first shot is heard, followed quickly by another two. Three more shots are heard as the startled shop owner momentarily turns his camera away from the scene.
As Sterling lies on the ground with blood seeping from his chest, one of the officers leans over and grabs what appears to be a gun from the street seller’s pocket. It is not clear whether Sterling was reaching for his gun, but he was not holding it at the time he was shot.
They had already shot him three times in the chest and they shot him another three times.
– Abdullah Muflahi
His lawyer Joel Porter said his client did not present police with the video because he did not trust them.
He added: ‘If you come to my office in the morning, I can show you six such videos of black man being shot by police. They all need justice as does Mr Sterling.’
The store owner, who has been praised by his local community for coming forward, added: ‘The weapon was not visible and never in his hands.
‘I am 100 per cent sure. After they shot him you can see they go into his pocket to get it.’
Sterling was confronted by the two officers after police were alerted that a man was brandishing a gun outside the store, where the dead man used to sell pirate copies of CDs and DVDs.
Muflahi, 28, added: ‘When I first got up there they were throwing him on the car.
‘ They came with a stun gun and as that happened another cop ran and tackled him. They threw him onto the ground and both of them got on top of him.
‘One of the cops yelled out “gun”… and they shot him three times. After those three times they yelled at him “get on the floor”, but he was already on the ground.
‘They had already shot him three times in the chest and they shot him another three times.’
Muflahi pleaded to the person who had called police to come forward and reveal why the alert was issued.
‘Police said it was an anonymous call. Whoever called needs to come forward and tell us what was going on. Don’t stay hidden.’
‘Not my son!’ There was an outpouring of grief and fury on the streets of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following Sterling’s shooting
‘Stop killing us’: Some held placards calling police ‘murderers’ and pleading for justice after Sterling’s death on Tuesday morning
Protesters from the Black Lives Matter group joined locals outside the Triple S store in Baton Rouge as they chanted and held up placards.
He said in the last moments before he met his death, Sterling had seemed quite his usual self, laughing and joking and had been teasing the store owner.
‘He was in a happy mood, we were joking around five minutes before.
He was telling me “you are ugly..man your’e ugly”, but he was a very nice guy. He was in a very good mood. He never told me he never got into an argument with anybody that day.’
Told that the victim had a long criminal record for crimes such as burglary and sexual offending, he said: ‘That doesn’t make him a bad person, doesn’t make him evil, doesn’t make him want to go and try anything stupid. I am really going to miss him.
‘ I was hoping I would wake up and this would be a nightmare.’
He has owned the store for six years and came to the US from Yemen as a child with his parents and siblings. His older brother helps run the store.
Muflahi, a Muslim, said: ‘It is Eid. They say that if you die in Ramadan you make it to heaven.
‘I hope he does make it into heaven. He was a very nice guy and never did anybody any wrong. He died for no reason.
‘I saw a friend of mine get shot right in front of me six times. It is going to haunt me for the rest of my life.’
The first of the two videos is thought to have been captured by a member of the police watchdog ‘Stop the Killing Inc’.
It was founded by local activist Arthur Reed who said his team were at the scene after tracking police movements on scanners and other sources in Baton Rouge.
ALTON STERLING’S FAMILY HIRE HIGH-POWERED LAWYERS TO SUE POLICE
The legal team who helped win a $6.5 million payout to the family of police shooting victim Walter Scott have been enlisted by the family of Alton Sterling.
Attorneys L. Chris Stewart and Justin Bamberg have been appointed by Quinyetta McMillon, the mother of Mr Sterling’s 15-year-old son Cameron.
Stewart said many questions had been raised about the death of Mr Sterling in the same way that followed Scott’s shooting in Charleston last summer.
Scott was gunned down while fleeing from an officer who shot him in the back. He faces a court in October.
Stewart said: ‘Like the shooting of Mr Scott, this was also the police shooting of a man who posed was no danger to life.
‘What is following now is the routine character assassination in the same way that followed Walter Scott’s case.’
He was referring to revelations that Sterling had a long criminal record including sexual and burglary offences.
‘That is happening with Mr Sterling now and it is because people are looking for excuses not to care. But this was the death of an innocent man too.’
He said McMillon was devastated,had been having a breakdown and needed to rest.
Stewart’s office issued a statement which added:’Thanks to multiple videos that captured the horrific incident, we know far more than we typically would, but many questions still remain.
‘We will demand transparency from the Baton Rouge Police Department and all other agencies involved in this investigation. We will not stop until every question has been answered.’