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Antonio Jackson of Miami Gardens, Florida was arrested by police on Monday after a televised high-speed chase on Interstate 95 that lasted for almost 30 minutes and ended with gunfire. Jackson, 24, was identified by family members who watched the pursuit on television.

Jackson faces charges for reckless driving with damage to property, attempting to elude a police officer, and driving with a suspended license. He was booked into Miami-Dade County Jail on Monday night, but was released on Tuesday after posting a preliminary bond of $15,000. It is unclear if Jackson has acquired the services of an attorney.

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Yesterday was a first for me. It was the first time I ever saw the lead detective in a murder case take the stand and testify that the accused was not guilty. It was also the first time I ever saw a prosecutor cross-examine his lead investigator and try to impeach him.

Its like we are living in bizarro world over here!

But these shockers are just the beginning. What you are about to learn will blow your mind. In fact, what I saw yesterday actually has me pretty upset. It took me a day of digesting what I saw before I could write about it. More importantly, the implications of yesterday’s testimony go far beyond the defenses in this case.

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Make no mistake about it.  Samuel Dubose was shot in the head at point blank range.  The video obtained from Officer Ray Tensing’s body camera is shocking.  According to news accounts of the incident, Officer Tensing, a University of Cincinnati Police Department patrolman, pulled Dubose over for a tag violation.

During the brief encounter that ensued, Dubose failed to give a straight answer about whether or not he had a drivers license.  When Officer Tensing persisted in his questioning about the license, Dubose abruptly turned the car on and tried to speed away.  In response, Officer Tensing drew his gun and fired a single shot that hit Dubose in the head.  The car peeled off and crashed into a nearby tree where Dubose was found dead.

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