The disregard for human life is a running theme for police officers in this country.
According to Lt. John Jenal, the officers stopped to investigate an incident after the shooting victim was flagging for help using an arm wrapped in a towel. When they arrived on the scene, they believed the man had a weapon, which they asked him to drop. Shortly afterwards, they fired at him four times, apparently striking him once in the head.
To make matters worse, the officers immediately rolled him over, and handcuffed him, all of which was caught on camera by an onlooker who appeared to be stationed across the street.
An investigation is reportedly underway. via The Source
I find it pretty intriguing that this man, James Boulware, rolled up to Dallas’ police HQ as heavily armed and prepared for combat as he allegedly was, yet he did not hit a single target. But that’s neither here nor there, just my thoughts when I read the story. More after the cut..
At this point, I just want to know what it would take for a cop to found guilty of ANY violence-related charge in a court of law. Not only was Officer Michael Brelo acquitted of manslaughter, but also the lesser charge of felonious assault. Do you think he was he justified in his actions?
If there was ever a time that the People in communities across the U.S. needed to come together, it’s now. While images and videos of the Baltimore protesters’ exemplary model of unity continue to pour in by the hour, it is unfortunate that that spirit of solidarity has not spread throughout the rest of the country and penetrated the hearts of others. I truly wonder what the motive could have possibly been to lead these men to opening fire on a group of 300 people that were just leaving a funeral service. Many of whom were with their loved ones and simply wanted to pay respects to someone who had passed. Little did some of them know, they would have to start making plans to attend two more. It’s even more saddening to hear that one of the men that died in this senseless act of violence was killed in front of his son. For what? When will this vicious cycle end? Let this be a reminder that although the solidarity shown in places like Ferguson and Baltimore is a step in the right direction, it is something that must not be fleeting. We have to be as unrelenting in our struggle for unity amongst the People as the opposing forces are in their efforts to keep us divided.
I offer my condolences to all those affected by this tragedy.
Six people were shot — two fatally — Monday night during a drive-by shooting outside a Brooklyn church where funeral services were being held, police sources and witnesses said.
More than 300 people were leaving the service at Emmanuel Church of God on Flatbush Ave. near Foster Ave. at about 8:30 p.m. when a gunman fired up to 15 shots into the crowd from a silver SUV.
“It sounded like a war … boom, boom, boom,” said witness Carlo Stamand, 60, who owns the nearby Cafe Creole restaurant. “I ran. I went inside my business. After that, the police came.
Witness Angela Diggs, 50, was worshiping at another church nearby when the congregants’ prayers were drowned out by gunfire.
“We didn’t come out,” she said. “We just continued praying for whatever was happening out there. Praying that nobody died.”
White privilege at its finest? The restraint these officers showed is unprecedented because black males are being murdered with their hands up and running away from police officers everyday in this country and this family was fighting to the death.
February 2014, Twain N Thomas was shot three times after he kicked in a neighbors door and came at the occupants with a machete. (229 S. Garfield, Pocatello)
UPDATE: The man who is suspected of forcing his way into two apartments before being shot by a resident last month has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.
Twain Noel Thomas, 54, was released from Portneuf Medical Center Sunday afternoon and was arrested by officers with the Pocatello Police Department. Thomas has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery, and two counts of burglary.
He is currently being held in the Bannock County Jail.
More turmoil in St. Louis as another questionable cop shooting takes the life of an unarmed ‘black’ teen. As the world awaits the grand jury verdict to drop in Ferguson, the tension is going to be intensified as this name case takes main stage.
Trigger Happy Cops Strike Again. This has to be one of the most tragic videos I have ever witnessed. When will America wake the fuck up and see that the police are out of control and are intentionally shooting and killing unarmed black men. There are reports that he has been fired and arrested, but in all actuality he needs to be convicted of attempted murder as soon as possible.
Earlier this month, a white South Carolina Highway Patrol officer shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop at a gas station in the city of Columbia. While the incident at the time was enough to catch the attention of local investigators, it exploded into the wider consciousness on Wednesday when dash cam video of the shooting became public and the officer was charged with aggravated assault.
The case against officer Sean Groubert, 31, highlights how rare it is for a law enforcement officer to be charged in a shooting and also shows the vital role that video cameras can play in these types of altercations.
If convicted, Groubert could face up to 20 years in prison, according to The State newspaper in Columbia. He had already been fired from the highway patrol last week, the newspaper reported, after the Department of Public Safety reviewed the evidence.
The incident began on Sept. 4 when Groubert pulled over a sport utility vehicle being driven by 35-year-old Levar Jones. A camera mounted on the officer’s vehicle captured the shocking and frantic moments that followed. The video was posted online by The State on Wednesday.
This was a tragic story of a homeless who was gunned down when he was approached by the Albuquerque Police Dept for illegal camping. Video of the shooting was released this week and Anonymous has announced their pending cyber attack on the APD websites.
The loosely organized group known as Anonymous released a cryptic video Wednesday strongly denouncing the March 16 police shooting of a homeless man in the Sandia foothills. The group urged the people of Albuquerque to “occupy” APD headquarters on Sunday.
It also warned of a cyberattack on the department’s websites.
The video calls APD officers “militarized thugs” and warns them of possible retribution for the police shooting of James M. Boyd.
Rob Perry, Albuquerque’s chief administrative officer, said the city takes the threat seriously.
Not to make light of the recent news that broke that somebody tried to off the biggest bawse Rick Ross but this right here is just plain hilarious. Probably the most parodied Hip Hop star ever Rick Ross (Trinidad James is gaining on him) the good ole folks from dimstahrshine have created his reaction to this recent shooting.
It is a shame that a few knuckleheads mar the Labor Day festivities every year by bringing out guns, to what is supposed to be a celebration of cultures from the Carribean. I was there and the weather was perfect, food delicious and tons of beautiful women in scantily clad outfits. Fellas leave the guns at home and come and have a good time and stop destroying the biggest parade of the year.
Parade-goers flee in terror after a gunman opened fire on a crowd on Utica Avenue. (Todd Maisel/News)
This is one bad ass Lady Cop. This is not totally raw because there is dramatic music and a presumably Chinese voice over but it is chilling nonetheless. Still can’t believe this dude went for the ‘ole throw the water bottle too hard on the floor trick’. Let’s just say I don’t seriously think he got up from those gun shots.
Raw Video captures hostage shooting by Chinese police women in southern China 9th july 2010
This is a crazy and sad story that this two year old was innocently shot at this wedding. These dudes who did this need to be killed by firing squad. Our sincere thoughts and prays go out to all families involved.
Three men were fatally shot. One man was fatally stabbed. Police shot one man and at least seven other people were wounded by gunfire — including an 8-year-old boy sitting in his bedroom — during an especially violent six hours late Wednesday and early Thursday mainly on the South and West Sides.
Miguel Loreto, 17, of the 5900 block of south Kolin Avenue, was shot in the head at 2936 W. Palmer St. and was pronounced dead at 10:27 p.m. at Norwegian-American Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
At 10:08 p.m. Wednesday, a gunman on a bicycle approached Loreto and shot him in the head, according to police, who said the shooting is possibly gang-related.
Terrance Hollins, 17, of the 7300 block of south Dorchester Avenue, was shot at 6422 S. Eggleston Ave. and was dead on the scene, the medical examiner’s office said.
At 11:58 p.m. Wednesday, Hollins was shot during a “gun fight” that also left another man hospitalized, police said.
About 2:30 a.m. Thursday, a man and woman were shot while inside a vehicle and crashed into a building near South LaSalle and West 59th streets, according to police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.
The 29-year-old man was pronounced dead 4:38 a.m. at Stroger Hospital of Cook County, according to the medical examiner’s office, which was not releasing his name pending family notification. Continue reading →
A deadly shootout broke out on the Brooklyn street outside of where ‘The Wire’ actor Jamie Hector — who played drug kingpin Marlo Stanfield — and his wife were celebrating their baby shower, leaving one teenager dead and two men hurt.
The New York Daily News reports that nearly 50 bullets were fired outside of the baby shower for Hector’s wife. The gunfight then continued outside of a hospital, where shooters tried to finish one of their victims.
“What a gun battle … They have been watching too much TV,” a New York Police Department officer told the Daily News.
Andrew Filson, 32, was shot and helped into a car by a passerby. When they arrived at the hospital, another car pulled up and began firing, hitting Filson one more time.
No arrests were made following the shootout, but two guns were recovered.
Hector, a Brooklyn native, has seen his career spike lately, thanks to his role as merciless drug dealer Marlo in ‘The Wire.’ He’s also appeared on ‘Heroes’ and ‘Jericho.’
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An infant and at least five other people were shot Tuesday along a parade route packed with Mardi Gras revelers, police said. Two suspects were in custody and the victims were recovering.
The shootings happened near the Garden District about 1:40 p.m. after the last major parade of the celebration, Rex, had ended. Hundreds of truck floats that follow the parade were passing when gunfire broke out.
”It sounded like a string of fireworks, so I knew it was more than one shooter,” said Toni Labat, 29, a window company manager. She was with her two children, a 2-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl.
”Everybody was petrified. They hit the ground, the floats stopped, everybody on the floats ducked,” Labat said.
Labat said one man dragged himself on the ground screaming for help after being wounded and another man was gasping for air and bleeding from his mouth.
Police spokesman Bob Young said the victims were taken to local hospitals. The infant was grazed by a bullet and not seriously hurt, Young said.
Dr. Jim Parry, 41, a surgeon who was with a gathering of doctors near the shooting site, ran over to tend to one man who he said had been shot in the abdomen. ”He kept asking me, ‘Was I shot? Was I shot?”’
(CNN) — A teenager whose arrest in a racially charged assault case drew thousands of protesters to his rural Louisiana hometown was in a hospital Tuesday after a shooting that his lawyer said was accidental.
Mychal Bell — who also was arrested last week after allegedly stealing clothes worth $370 from a department store — was cleaning a gun when it accidentally discharged, shooting him in the shoulder, his attorney, Carol Powell-Lexing, told CNN.
He had surgery Monday night in Monroe, Louisiana, and has not yet been able to talk, she said.
Monroe police Sgt. Cassandra Wooten said the wound was not life-threatening.
Bell was arrested at the Pecanland Mall in Monroe on Christmas Eve and charged with shoplifting, simple battery and resisting arrest, Monroe Police Lt. Jeff Davis said Tuesday. Continue reading →
Dublin —- He shot a man twice and felt so good about it, police say, a Georgia rapper wrote a song describing the shooting and calling out the victim by name.
A judge sentenced 25-year-old Rico Todriquez Wright of Dublin on Monday to spend the next 20 years in prison after his victim mentioned the hip-hop confession to police.
Chad Blue, 28, told police he had known Wright before the September 2006 shooting but they weren’t friendly. He testified companions egged Wright on as he chased and shot his victim in the thigh and groin. Later, Blue told police he recognized Wright’s voice on a CD, rapping “Chad Blue knows how I shoot.”
Wright was sentenced to 20 years for two counts of aggravated assault. He will spend another 20 years on probation.
The travesty continues…on the morning of the 14th, both Remy Ma and shooting victim Makeda Barnes-Joseph called into New York radio (Hot 97) to state their case. The radio hosts, DJ Envy and Miss Jones took this opportunity to stoop to new lows by ridiculing the young lady who was “allegedly” shot by Remy. Not only were they accusing her to be ‘out for the money’ but while she was explaining her ordeal you could hear them ad-libing her vocals with sounds of gunshots and snickering laughter. Jonesy, as she is so passionately referred to, stated her bias from the gate by telling Makeda that Remy was her girl and she was riding with her rendition of the event. Even though this girl was clearly hysterical on the phone, pleading with someone to show some compassion and hear her story these buffoons up at the radio couldn’t extend her an ounce of decency. Continue reading →
Troubled NFL football player Pacman Jones has just fingered the alledged shooter from NBA Allstar Weekend which paralyzed an employee of a night club. He was also reportedly being extorted by this individual for fear of being “come after”. Full story:
LAS VEGAS (AP)—
Arvin Kenti Edwards, of Renton, Wash., allegedly used go-betweens to reach Jones, who paid $15,000 in two installments after the shooting, according to a police report obtained Monday.
“He paid $15,000 to his friends, who advised him that if he didn’t pay the money then this guy would come after him,” said Robert Langford, Jones’ lawyer in Las Vegas.
Jones paid money to a 29-year-old man arrested for a Las Vegas strip club shooting that left a club employee paralyzed, according to a police report obtained Monday, April 21, 2008. The man allegedly used go-betweens to reach Jones, who paid $15,000 in two installments after the shooting.
Jones, 24, went to Seattle on Friday and picked Edwards from a police lineup, Langford said. He said Jones identified Edwards as the man who opened fire with a handgun a little before 5 a.m. Feb. 19, 2007, outside the strip club during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend. Continue reading →