Roselle Park Post

Black Man Says ‘Scissors’ While Being Pulled Over, Gets Shot!

June 1, 2015


What started out as a joke has ended in the shooting of another black motorist.

When James Smith was pulled over for driving 56 MPH in a 55 MPH speed zone, the police officer walked over and asked for documentation by saying “Papers.”

Mr. Smith, trying to lighten the mood replied, “Scissors. I win!”

He was referring to the game paper-rock-scissors.

The police officer yelled into his radio that Mr. Smith was threatening him with a weapon and opened fire on the vehicle as he ran back for cover.

The police officer’s & Mr. Smith’s dashcams caught the entire thing and while Mr. Smith escaped with a flesh wound to his shoulder, he was still arrested and taken to jail.

When reached for a comment as to why the officer responded so aggressively, the officer’s PBA representative commented, “Well, Mr. Smith was black.”


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