Police departments across the country have sadly made it policy to not hire people who do well on IQ tests — which is why we end up with cops like Sean Groubert, formerly of the South Carolina State Troopers.
In a recently released video, 35 year-old motorist Levar Jones committed the capital offense of violating a seat belt ordinance and driving while black. After pulling Jones over, Trooper Groubert orders him to provide his license. Jones then turns to fetch it from the front seat in compliance with Trooper Groubert’s order, which was good enough justification for the officer to open fire.
Apparently, Trooper Groubert missed the class about not firing off your service pistol at unarmed people in a business area where civilians are present. As can be seen in the video, Groubert fires 3 bullets at the unarmed Jones. The bullet that struck Jones in the hip was fired when his hands were clearly in the air. Even after realizing he had just shot an unarmed man who was complying with his order, Trooper Grouper couldn’t get the cuffs on him fast enough.
In what appears to be a bit of karmic justice — and after 5 past complaints were filed against him — Trooper Groubert was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature in connection with the incident. His bond has been set at $75,000.
If there’s any justice in this country, Groupert would do all of the 20 years he is facing, but this is South Carolina where trying to kill a black man is usually a misdemeanor offense, especially if you are a state trooper.
Watch the video below (Some may find it disturbing due to its graphic nature):