four seconds of silence

Why have I been following the Williams shooting case in Seattle? Dashboard Video Taken From Williams Shooting Released Tomorrow [12/17]

The dashboard footage doesn’t show the shooting itself—both men move in and out of the frame moments before shots are fired—but it does include audio from the short and violent confrontation. Officer Birk fired five gunshots at Williams just four seconds after telling the woodcarver to drop his carving knife, according to court documents.

What this doesn’t mention is that Williams was deaf.


[Captioned.] Note that the referenced petition is closed now.

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