Video: Homeless Ex-Crip Helps Dallas Cop
October 25, 2012
VIDEO: Homeless Ex-Crip Helps Officer
A homeless former Crip gang leader helped a Dallas Police officer who was being assaulted, garnering praise from the agency.
Surveillance video shows Officer Billy Taylor backing away from Samuel Jackson, who quckly approached the officer. Jackson was allegedly under the influence of PCP.
Charles Alexander, 45, can be seen stepping off the curb and pulling Jackson away from the officer. Alexander then body slams Jackson to the ground, as back-up units arrive at the scene.
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Ima Leprechaun @ 10/25/2012 11:59 PM
Good job! Never hold a person's past against them, people do change. I hope the community helps this guy out.
Morning Eagle @ 10/26/2012 8:49 AM
Seems like the PD could do something more for Mr. Alexander than plan to present him with a letter of appreciation (watch the video) that won't even buy him a cup of coffee. He took hands-on action at considerable personal risk when he saw the need and today it seems there are few citizens willing to do that. Hopefully that body slam did some serious damage. Way to go Mr. Alexander, and thanks!
BW @ 10/30/2012 5:15 PM
The least they could do is give this guy a work opportunity and some section 8.
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