The New York Police Department officer who choked Eric Garner to death during a confrontation over the sale of individual cigarettes is still on the force two years after Garner’s death. His daughter, Erica Garner, tells RT America’s Anya Parampil that she is still speaking with the US Department of Justice and members of Congress, trying to seek justice for her father’s killing. She also talks about her efforts to bridge the gap between police and the black community.
via NY Post
An NYPD sergeant was shot in the head and chest and critically wounded in Queens on Saturday.
The anti-crime officer worked out of the 105th Precinct in Queens Village and was on duty when he was hit at around 6:15 p.m. It was not clear whether he was in uniform – anti-crime officers often do plainclothes patrols.
A suspect was holed up in a nearby building at 212th Street and 104th Avenue. Police sent hostage negotiaters to try to talk him out – but it was not clear if he actually was holding people against their will.
The cop was rushed to Jamaica Hospital in a radio car.
The officer was the fifth New York City cop shot in the last five months.
The people want to know what happened to Freddie Gray in that van?
What the f*ck happened to this brother? The Mayor of Baltimore needs to cut the bullsh*t and get to the bottom of this or her city is gonna be an inferno soon. Another black man meets his death at the hands of police.
The Baltimore Police Department is coming under growing criticism following Freddie Gray’s death in police custody. Concerns include the use of excessive force and the failure of officers to follow police protocol. Ben Swann spoke to former US Marshal Matthew Fogg, who said there wasn’t enough evidence even to arrest the 25-year-old.
I dare a human being on this earth to say in my face that this sh*t is some isolated incident garbage. This is business as usual in every police dept. in this country.
Shot in the back like an animal. Another black man murdered in cold blood by the police. The KKK is alive and well.
via NY Times
WASHINGTON — A white police officer in North Charleston, S.C., was charged with murder on Tuesday after a video surfaced showing him shooting in the back and killing an apparently unarmed black man while the man ran away.
The officer, Michael T. Slager, 33, said he had feared for his life because the man had taken his stun gun in a scuffle after a traffic stop on Saturday. A video, however, shows the officer firing eight times as the man, Walter L. Scott, 50, fled. The North Charleston mayor announced the state charges at a news conference Tuesday evening.
Things just got real. The people are tired of the racist Ferguson police dept. and it should be disbanded immediately.
Two police officers have been shot in Ferguson. One was shot in the shoulder and the other was shot in the face, says Missouri Police Chief Jon Belmar.
Kill my son and I want blood, not an empty apology from a historically racist police force.
The mother of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by Cleveland police says she is offended by the city’s response to a family lawsuit, and says she has yet to receive an apology from the city for the shooting. (March 3)
So when are they gonna do one with police officers asking them about their true feeling towards black people and black men in particular? Police depts. across the country are being exposed in recently released reports, as using racial profiling in their policing of urban communities which is old news in itself.
The King and rest of the NBA Stars spoke volumes last night( with Prince William and Kate Middleton in attendance) and further distanced them from the coonish comments from Charles Barkley:
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Kenny who I have watched for years on TNT speaks eloquently to Charles Barkley about his idiotic and reprehensible comments on recent racial issues concerning the black community and an out of control police force. All I can say is #FUCKCHUCK
I hope this finds you in the way I always see you, in great spirits, with great joy and full of life. There are some things I want to openly say to you that sometimes in conversation get lost.
Firstly I lied! You ARE the greatest Power Forward of all time. It’s not (Tim) Duncan or (Karl) Malone, they had size and height that you weren’t blessed with and you never had near the talent around you that they were blessed to have. Contrarily you took your teams to similar heights. Secondly, you are a champion in my book. Effort and determination is what makes a champion, not a ring.