He was selling… cigarettes. Illegal, (i.e. untaxed), cigar-fucking-ettes. This is what the police killed this man over.
Any silly people harboring fantasies that a swine’s purpose is to protect them – or their property - should do a bit of homework – followed by a reevaluation of their misconceptions. Perhaps a few minutes perusing Warren v.s. D.C. ought to rectify any go-go-USA-bullshit they’ve choked down from their stupid-box.
This sort of thing seems to be happening more and more often. Which may explain police allergies to being photographed, taped, and recorded by private citizens.