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Cress Welsing: The Definition of Racism White Supremacy

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of Racism

Anon: What is Racism/White Supremacy?

Dr. Bobby Wright: The Psychopathic Racial Personality

The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy)

What is the First Step in Counter Racism?

Genocide: a system of white survival

The Creation of the Negro

The Mysteries of Melanin

'Racism is a behavioral system for survival'

Fear of annihilation drives white racism

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of Caucasian

Where are all the Black Jurors? 

The War Against Black Males: Black on Black Violence Caused by White Supremacy/Racism

Brazen Police Officers and the Forfeiture of Freedom

White Domination, Black Criminality

Fear of a Colored Planet Fuels Racism: Global White Population Shrinking, Less than 10%

Race is Not Real but Racism is

The True Size of Africa

What is a Nigger? 

MLK and Imaginary Freedom: Chains, Plantations, Segregation, No Longer Necessary ['Our Condition is Getting Worse']

Chomsky on "Reserving the Right to Bomb Niggers." 

A Goal of the Media is to Make White Dominance and Control Over Everything Seem Natural

"TV is reversing the evolution of the human brain." Propaganda: How You Are Being Mind Controlled And Don't Know It.

Spike Lee's Mike Tyson and Don King

"Zapsters" - Keeping what real? "Non-white People are Actors. The Most Unrealistic People on the Planet"

Black Power in a White Supremacy System

Neely Fuller Jr.: "If you don't understand racism/white supremacy, everything else that you think you understand will only confuse you"

The Image and the Christian Concept of God as a White Man

'In order for this system to work, We have to feel most free and independent when we are most enslaved, in fact we have to take our enslavement as the ultimate sign of freedom'

Why do White Americans need to criminalize significant segments of the African American population?

Who Told You that you were Black or Latino or Hispanic or Asian? White People Did

Malcolm X: "We Have a Common Enemy"

Links

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Sunday
Jul302017

Your Rights Are Just Words on Paper: White Colorado Cops Unlawfully Detain Black Man & Tase Him in the Back - case settled

Why Should a Public Servant Bother To Explain the Purpose of the Stop When He Can Just Assault? From [HERE] This is the moment white race soldier cops Tasered a young Black man in the back in an unlawful arrest.

A lawsuit for $110,000 has now been settled. Bodycam footage on an officer's uniform captured Darsean Kelley get struck with the stun gun when he was detained.

Mr Kelley and his cousins were stopped on the street in Colorado when officers responded to reports of a crime.

Officers did not have a description of the suspects but ordered the men to put their hands up in February last year.

In the disturbing video, released only this week, Mr Kelley can be heard screaming: "I know my rights" before he writhes on the floor in pain.

He was eventually arrested and charged for failing to obey lawful orders. He spent three days in jail before he could bond out.

ACLU settlement appears to be dog shit. But now the City of Aurora will pay $110,000 to settle claims brought by Kelley's lawyers in a lawsuit. Sounds like a shitty settlement. 

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado legal director Mark Silverstein said: "Through constructive, respectful dialogue, the ACLU of Colorado and the City of Aurora, through the City Attorney’s office, were able to work together to resolve this case promptly and without expensive and time-consuming litigation. 

"The ACLU commends the City of Aurora for its willingness to come to the table in good faith to find a resolution that is fair to Mr Kelley and beneficial for taxpayers of the city."

He added that Aurora Police Department has "at every turn refused to acknowledge any wrongdoing or need for policy change even in the face of public outrage and irrefutable video evidence of misconduct".

ACLU lawyers last year successfully defended Mr Kelley in the criminal case, winning dismissal after filing a motion arguing that the unlawful street detention. [what an accomplishment after clearly being stopped for no reason & committing no crimes. And what a way to balance the scales; after being terrorized while excercising his "freedom of movement," stopped & searched in violation of his so-called 4th Amendment rights, assaulted by public servants b/c of his skin color and illegally incarcerated for 3 days, the white cops acknowledge no fault, don't have to pay a penny, keep their jobs so they can do the same thing tmw to another non-white person and the Gov gives them a discounted, unbargained ghetto settlement. Sounds like some nigger shit. Thanks ACLU [beware of the do-gooders]

Sunday
Jul302017

$1 Million Less for Trump's Wall After Barbaric Border Patrol Cops Coerce Teen to Drink Liquid Methamphetamine 

White Cops LOL at non-white persons, who they "believe" are a different species from themselves. Suffering from the disease of constant comparison racists and their make believe beliefs, [imagining themselves to be a part of a hierarchy wherein persons unable to produce color & lacking melanin are supreme; imagining themselves to be higher than whatever they imagine you to be] are in a state of non-reality, a play world. Doc Blynd further states, Racism is a "virus in the mind. 

From [HERE] Cruz Velazquez Acevedo began convulsing shortly after he drank the liquid methamphetamine he’d brought with him from Tijuana, Mexico.

The 16-year-old had just crossed the US-Mexico border to San Diego and was going through the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He was carrying two bottles of liquid that he claimed was apple juice. US Customs and Border Protection officers told him to drink it to prove he wasn’t lying, court records say.

A surveillance video published by ABC Friday, about 3½ years after Acevedo’s death, shows the teen taking a sip of the liquid after one of the two officers, Valerie Baird, motioned for him to drink. He took another sip after the other officer, Adrian Perallon, made a gesture with his hand, appearing to tell him to drink more.

The teen took four sips.

Then, he began sweating profusely. He screamed and clenched his fists.

In a matter of minutes, his temperature soared to 105 degrees, his family’s attorney said. His pulse reached an alarming rate of 220 beats per minute — more than twice the normal rate for adults.

‘‘Mi corazón! Mi corazón!’’ Acevedo screamed, according to court records — ‘‘My heart! My heart!’’

He was dead about two hours later.

The United States has since agreed to pay Acevedo’s family $1 million in a wrongful-death lawsuit brought against two border officers and the US government.

The family’s attorney, Eugene Iredale, acknowledged that the teen did something wrong when he tried to bring drugs into the United States on Nov. 18, 2013.

‘‘But he’s a 16-year-old boy with all the immaturity and bad judgment that might be characteristic of any 16-year-old kid,’’ Iredale told The Washington Post. ‘‘He was basically a good boy, he had no record, but he did something stupid. In any event, the worst that would’ve happened to him is that he would’ve been arrested and put in a juvenile facility for some period of time. . . .

‘‘It wasn’t a death penalty case. To cause him to die in a horrible way that he did is something that is execrable.’’ Iredale said he does not know where or how Acevedo got the drugs, or why he brought them into the United States.

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Sunday
Jul302017

His White Skin Was His Authority: Off-Duty Chicago Cop Fatally Shot Joshua Beal After He Put His Gun Away - Suit Filed 

911 callers reported a man with a gun: 

Caller: "He is a white Caucasian male, probably mid-30s, oh my god"

911 Operator: "Ma'am?"

Caller: "He's shooting!" [MORE] and [MORE]

From [HERE] and [HERE] The fiancé of a 25-year-old Black man shot to death by an off-duty white Chicago Police officer last fall has filed a lawsuit against the department and the officer, saying that she wants to set the record straight on what happened that day.

The incident, which occurred on Nov. 5 last year, sparked outrage and protests after an off-duty white officer in plain clothes with no badge shot and killed Joshua Beal. The lawsuit, filed by Beal’s fiancé Ashley Phifer, alleges that the officer failed to properly identify himself as a police officer during a confrontation with Beal. Although the complaint acknowledges that Beal had drawn his own gun, he had already put his weapon away when he was shot 18 times.

The lawsuit maintains that the individual officers, both off duty at the time of the shooting “were acting within the scope of their employment” when they allegedly shot Beal. Derouin was in uniform and on his way to work when he came upon the altercation; Treacy was not in uniform.

“An off-duty officer wearing a red t-shirt like a crazy man came out of a car,” Phifer’s attorney Blake Horwitz said. “No one had any weapons. This officer started pointing his gun at a group of African-Americans and they fled.”  Horwitz says that the 25-year-old was acting within his rights as a legal gun owner because he felt threatened by the white man's actions.

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Sunday
Jul302017

$1M Settlement: Baltimore Cops Beat Tyrone West to Death During Routine Traffic Stop in System of White Supremacy 

From [HERE]  and [HERE] Baltimore officials said Wednesday they plan to pay the family of Tyrone West $600,000 to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit alleging police misconduct and excessive force. The announcement came as state officials approved paying $400,000 to settle their share of the suit.

The combined $1 million is to settle a suit filed after West died in 2013 during an altercation with police during a traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore.

The family’s attorney, A. Dwight Pettit, said the money would go to West’s three children — Nashay West, Tyrone West Jr. and a minor child — and lawyers’ fees.

Thus, the total settlement (from the city and state) will be $1 million in return for the family dropping their lawsuit, which was scheduled to go to trial this fall.  The family is represented by A. Dwight Pettit.

The city’s share represents the biggest cash outlay since the $6.4 million settlement with the Gray family – and is double the $300,000 paid in February to the family of Anthony Anderson to settle another high-profile excessive force case.

West died on July 18, 2013 after police pulled over his vehicle in Northeast Baltimore for a "routine traffic stop."  

West borrowed a 1999 Mercedes-Benz owned by his sister, school teacher Tawanda Jones, when an acquaintance named Cortinthea Servance contacted him for a ride. West was described as an unlicensed cab driver who provided transportation to neighborhood residents. Servance met him at the intersection of Loch Raven Boulevard and Winston Avenue in the North Baltimore neighborhood of New Northwood.They drove four-tenths of a mile to the intersection of Kitmore Road and Northwood Drive to eat the boxes of chicken West had picked up. After a few minutes, Servance asked West to back up in the intersection and turn east on Kitmore Road, deciding to return to her mother’s house on Kitmore.

They were passed by officers Chapman and Bernardez-Ruiz driving an unmarked police vehicle wearing ballistic vests and BPD badges but not in uniform, all according to standard protocol for the Northeast Operations Unit. They observed a dark green Mercedes unsafely backing into an intersection and turning eastbound on Kitmore Road at which point they turned around and began to follow the car. The driver and passenger reportedly "made suspicious movements" inside the car after making eye contact with the police.The passenger explained that west was balancing chicken on his lap and eating while driving.

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Sunday
Jul302017

Suit Filed After Unlawful Traffic Stop: Pittsburg [CA] Cops Beat [16 broken ribs] & Choked Latino Man to Death

From [HERE] The family of a Latino man who died last year during an arrest due to complications from a carotid chokehold has sued the Pittsburg Police Department for wrongful death and violation of the decedent’s civil rights.

Officers attempted to pull Humberto Martinez over for a traffic stop around 2:30 p.m. one year ago Wednesday, but he led them on a short pursuit to a residence in the 4200 block of Hillview Drive.

They followed him into the home and a struggle ensued during the arrest. Martinez allegedly bit one of the officers, according to police, and they used a Taser on him.

According to the plaintiffs’ attorney, Michael Haddad, the officers also choked, punched, elbowed and kneed Martinez – resulting in 16 broken ribs on both sides of his torso.

He was handcuffed, but eventually became unresponsive. Martinez was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The official cause of death was listed as “probable mechanical obstruction of respiration complicated by carotid sinus reflex stimulation due to 1/8a 3/8 carotid chokehold,” according to the Contra Costa County coroner’s office. The incident was classified as an accident by a coroner’s inquest jury in March.

The suit names the City of Pittsburg, the Pittsburg Police Department as well as its chief of police and six specific police officers as defendants – and a number of John or Jane Does.

It claims that the officers lacked probable cause to pull Martinez over or to follow him in to the home where he was arrested, and that Martinez was visibly unarmed, posing no immediate threat to the arresting officers when they used a Taser on him, beat him and improperly choked him – “severely impairing his ability to breathe.”

“It is well known in law enforcement that a choke hold – or an improperly performed carotid hold – constitutes deadly force because it can cause death by obstructing the persons ability to breathe,” the suit reads.

“The PPD classifies the carotid hold and choke hold not as deadly force, but as the same level of force as a Taser or a fist strike … and trains its officers accordingly, in violation of widely accepted law enforcement standards,” according to the lawsuit.

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Sunday
Jul302017

White Collective Power = White Cops & Media Support White TX Cop Who Niggerized Black Man Cutting Grass

From [HERE] A black man in Texas says he was racially profiled by a white deputy as he was cutting lawns last week, claiming he was approached simply because he “fit the description” while going door to door with business cards.

A four-minute video of the June 18 encounter between Marlin Gipson, 21, and a deputy from Harris County Constable Precinct 1 has racked up more than 5 million views. It begins with Gipson explaining to an officer why he had been walking from house to house with his brother in a subdivision in North Harris County.

“Because I’m investigating what you’re doing,” the deputy replies when asked why he was stopped. “Whenever an officer asks you for your ID, you’re supposed to provide your ID.”

The obese white deputy and a K9 unit later responded to a home and located Gipson, who was Tasered and attacked by the police dog after not complying with at least 10 orders to surrender, the Houston Chronicle reports. [How humane]. 

Gipson was arrested and charged with evading arrest and failure to identify himself, according to the newspaper. [here, the white media, in this case the Houston Chronicle and the NY Post, have ommitted the important fact that in order for the police to stop you the Supreme Court has ruled that police must have a reasonable articulable suspicion that there is criminal activity afoot and the person detained is involved in the activity.  Cops cannot stop you and demand ID for no reason. Police may not act on on the basis of an inchoate and unparticularized suspicion or a hunch - there must be some specific articulable facts along with reasonable inferences from those facts to justify the intrusion.[MORE"Stop and identify" statutes are statutory laws in the United States that authorize police to legally obtain the identification of someone whom they reasonably suspect of having committed a crime. If there is no reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed, is being committed, or is about to be committed, an individual is not required to provide identification, even in "Stop and ID" states. [MORE] and [MORE]

He’s also a fugitive on a previous assault charge and has two pending cases in nearby Washington County for resisting arrest and giving false information to police, according to the police. Even though no trial has taken place he must be guilty. The white cop knew none of the above information as he observed a Black body cutting grass - the cop knew none of the above information prior to ordering him to stop. Violating the Constitution to find out such info is prohibited when it comes to white citizens in their "democracy."

Gipson’s Philadelphia-based attorney, Lee Merritt, said his client’s civil rights may have been violated during his arrest.

“His right arm was being mauled by a K9 unit,” Merritt told KTRK. “While he was being mauled by a K9 unit, he was shot a second time with a Taser, then placed in handcuffs all the while being fully compliant. That’s excessive force under any circumstances.”

Calls seeking comment from Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen were not immediately returned Friday. But Rosen told Chron.com that Gipson’s family has filed a complaint with his office and claimed Gipson had not been truthful about the interaction.

“I think anytime you turn something you claim is racially motivated, that sensationalizes things,” Rosen told reporters during a press conference Wednesday.

Rosen, who played a clip from dashcam footage taken from the deputy’s car, denied that race played a role in the interaction and said his deputies acted correctly, including during Gipson’s arrest later that day, KTRK reports.

“We have one of the most diverse offices in Harris County,” Rosen said. “It really incenses me that somebody says they were targeted because of their race. I love our minority community, I work hard to gain trust of our minority community.” 

Meanwhile, an online fundraiser for Gipson has surpassed $20,000. Gipson claims the damage to his reputation and his business cannot be fixed.

“My brothers and I believe we can turn this negative into a positive despite it all,” the fundraiser reads. “We want to grow and expand our business and teach others about opportunities in entrepreneurship over selling drugs. We want to speak out against injustice and police brutality. We want to be sure the officers involved here are held accountable.”

Sunday
Jul302017

NAACP Suit says White Cleveland Cops Wrongfully Jailed & Attacked Black man as he entered His Own House 

From [HERE] Two Cleveland police officers are accused in a lawsuit of beating a man and filing a false police report to justify the man's arrest and charge him with assault.

The Cleveland Branch of the NAACP filed the lawsuit last week in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on behalf of Shase Howse, a 21-year-old man who police initially suspected of breaking into his own apartment last summer.

The lawsuit, which was assigned to Judge Hollie Gallagher's courtroom, accuses the officers of excessive force, malicious prosecution and assault and battery during a July 28, 2016 incident outside an apartment on Cleveland's East Side.

The lawsuit says the City of Cleveland failed to train the officers not to use excessive force. It also says the city's police department subjects black residents to a pattern and practice of excessive force.

On August 27, 2016 at approximately 9:00 p.m. Shase walked from his home on East 102nd Street to a convenience store located diagonally across St. Clair Avenue to purchase cigarettes. While enroute to the store and for no apparent reason, other than the fact that he was Black man walking in a “high crime area.” he was stopped by a Cleveland policeman and illegally searched. (Reminiscent of “stop and frisk tactics that have consistently been ruled unconstitutional by numerous state and federal courts.) At the time that he was stopped and searched he had committed no crime and the police had neither “reasonable suspicion” nor “probable cause” to conduct a stop or search. Nevertheless, he was stopped and searched and, after the police determined that he was unarmed and not in possession of any contraband, he was permitted to go on about his business.

Upon his return home and while standing on his porch attempting to unlock his front door, he fumbled in the darkness for his keys. As he located his keys, a Cleveland police patrol car was patrolling the area, driving on East 102nd Street. The two officers in the patrol car, who contended that they were “trained”, noticed Shase standing on his porch and, apparently, became suspicious that he might be attempting to break-in. (Apparently, attempting to enter one’s home on East 102nd Street at 9:00 p.m. is grounds for suspicion by supposedly trained policemen.)

The official report prepared by the officers described his neighborhood as being a “high crime” area and contended that they were actually patrolling East 102nd Street because there had been an “uptick” of felonious assault shootings and gang-related activity in the area. The police report also indicated that a “vigil” was being held in the neighborhood for a murder victim and the police often patrol such vigils because people that attend such vigils are known to be armed and carry firearms. (As ridiculous as that sounds, that is the position of the Cleveland Division of Police that was contained in their official report.)

While Shase Howse was attempting to unlock his door he noticed the police cruiser driving in front of his house and looked to see what was happening. After noticing Shase on his porch, the police officers exited the car and asked if that was his house and whether he lived there. Having already been illegally searched and being understandably upset, Shase replied that he did, in fact, live there and said “…what the fuck difference does it make and why are you messing with me.”

Apparently, the police were offended by the coarse nature of his language which, of course, was not a crime and, although he had reported that it was his house that he was attempting to enter, instead of verifying his claim, the police officers threw him to the ground, put cuffs on his wrists and placed him under arrest. In an attempt to justify their actions, the police did contend that Shase raised his hand towards them as they approached him which they interpreted as his assuming a fighting position. Shase emphatically denied that he was threatening the police although he does acknowledge that his language, although intemperate, was neither illegal nor threatening. While the police were struggling with Shase on his porch, his mother came to the scene and begged for the police to stop beating him since it was his home. Unfortunately, they did not stop and, following a struggle, succeeded in arresting him on the front porch of his house in the presence of numerous neighborhood witnesses. After his arrest, the police placed him in their patrol car and transported him to city jail.

The detectives took Howse back to the city's jail. They wrote in a report of the incident that they forcefully detained Howse because they thought was going to run away, the lawsuit says.

Shase was held in jail over the week-end and, thereafter, indicted for two felony counts of assault on police officers and one count of obstruction of official business. (Of course, it was Shase who was actually assaulted and the only official business with which the police were involved was Shase’s unlawful arrest.) Following Shase’s release on bond he was “recommended” for acceptance into a diversion program so that, following a plea of “guilty” and providing that he did not become involved in any additional criminal activity or receive any additional charges his criminal record would be sealed.

The lawsuit also says police supervisors did not investigate the incident to determine if the use of force was justified.

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Saturday
Jul292017

[Trump Helps to Break the Illusion that Cops Are Engaged in Law Enforcement] Tells Gang of White Cops to Commit Crimes vs Non-Whites

Racist Idiocracy. Self deluded & really stupid, Criminal President praises police violence to audience of laughing cops.  

From [HERE] Police should treat the people they arrest violently, President Donald Trump said Friday afternoon, encouraging cops to get “rough” when they toss people into a police vehicle.

Trump offered the praise for flagrant retributive violence by uniformed law enforcers during a wide-ranging speech to cops in Brentwood, New York. Officers present laughed and applauded in response.

“When you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddywagon, you just see ’em thrown in rough. I said please don’t be too nice,” the president said, to a murmur of chuckles.

“Like when you guys put somebody into the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put your hand, like, don’t hit their head, and they just killed somebody, don’t hit their head,” he went on. “I said, you can take the hand away, okay?”

The police laughter grew louder, giving way to applause and cheers.

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Thursday
Jul272017

Court says Black Man who was with Michael Brown when he was Murdered Can Sue Liar White Cop 

From [HERE] A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's refusal to throw out a lawsuit questioning a Ferguson police officer's use of force against the man who was with Michael Brown when that officer shot Brown to death three years ago.

On April 29, 2015, Johnson filed a lawsuit in state court against Wilson, Jackson, and the City of Ferguson for being stopped by Wilson without probable cause, reasonable suspicion or legal justification to detain him. The lawsuit claimed that according to the findings of the § DOJ investigation into the Ferguson Police Department, law enforcement efforts focused on generating revenue rather than protecting the town's citizens. 

Tuesday's 2-1 ruling by an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel sided with Dorian Johnson in concluding that former officer Darren Wilson and ex-chief Thomas Jackson are not immune from such litigation. The court also found that Johnson sufficiently alleged that Wilson violated his rights.

Johnson says that as he walked with Brown on a street on Aug. 9, 2014, Wilson illegally detained him by using his police vehicle to block their path. Moments later, Wilson shot and killed Brown during a struggle. Johnson fled and was not wounded.

Johnson insists in his lawsuit that Wilson "acted with deliberate indifference or reckless disregard" for Johnson's rights, used excessive force and essentially detained him unlawfully by using his police vehicle to impede his movement.

The 8th Circuit on Tuesday agreed, with Judge Michael Melloy writing for the panel's majority that based on Johnson's version "the law was sufficiently clear" that "a reasonable officer in Officer Wilson's position would not have shot his gun."

The 8th Circuit's Roger Wollman countered that Johnson's movements were not illegally restrained by Wilson and that the lawsuit should be thrown out, likening Johnson's flight to that "of a moonshine-carrying" defendant.

The death of 18-year-old Brown, who was black and unarmed, by the white officer launched months of protests and led to a U.S. Department of Justice investigation that found racial bias in Ferguson's police and court system. But a St. Louis County grand jury and the Justice Department cleared Wilson, who resigned in November 2014.

Ferguson reached a settlement with the Justice Department that calls for revised police practices, court changes and other modifications.

In June, a federal judge in St. Louis approved a $1.5 million settlement to Brown's parents in their 2015 wrongful-death lawsuit against Ferguson, Wilson and Jackson, who each denied wrongdoing.

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Saturday
Jul222017

Another White Supremacy Murder Mystery: Columbus Cops Remix Audio Off Video After Gunning Down Black Man - Suit Filed

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The Purpose of Body Cams is to Surveil You Not Exonerate You. [Audio exoneration re-mix sold separately]. Here, the first minute of body camera footage doesn't include audio. Why? The camera’s microphone wasn’t turned on yet. Deputy Chief Richard Bash explains that's a result of the camera's technology. "The first 60 seconds will not have any audio because that is the lookback feature," Bash says. "So as soon as an officer activates their camera, the video portion goes back 60 seconds. The audio doesn’t start ‘til the officer actually activates his camera." [MORE] and [MORE]

Columbus Cops can apparently can turn "their" bodycam on and off like a light switch. Although both officers were wearing body cameras at the time, only one camera was on at the time of the shooting. The second camera was turned on shortly after. [MORE] Policy is for officers to activate the camera at the start of an enforcement action or the first reasonable opportunity to do so. [MORE]

The audio in the Jones video starts after he's already been shot. [racists are masterful liars & this "lookback" shit smells like "bullshit, but white jurors won't have ears to hear] 

From [HERE] and [HERE] A lawsuit alleges Ohio police shot and mortally wounded a black man without justification and conspired to provide misleading information about the July 7 confrontation. Besides money, the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Columbus seeks an injunction against “the use of excessive and unreasonable force and the extrajudicial shooting of civilians, particularly African-Americans.”

Columbus police say two officers spotted 30-year-old Kareem Ali Nadir Jones walking between cars and behaving erratically that evening. Police say they fired when his behavior escalated and they perceived a threat from Jones, who had a gun. It is not clear whether they knew he had a gun when they first encountered him. Police did not articulate how exactly they were threatened by Jones. Although cops claim they tried to stop him the video shows cops exiting their cruiser with their gun already drawn.

The federal civil rights lawsuit filed Thursday by his sister, Marica Phipps, alleges that Jones presented no threat and that Officers Samuel James and Marc Johnson repeatedly fired “without cause or provocation” and violated Jones’ constitutional rights. James is Black and Johnson is white. [MORE]

“It’s our contention that these two officers executed Kareem Jones,” said Andrew Stroth, one of Phipps’ attorneys.

In the bodycam footage, Jones faces the two officers in a yard while running backwards and sideways with his arms outstretched as the cops chase after him.

He eventually turns around, starts running with his back towards James, and reaches behind his back.

Both officers open fire, leaving Jones immobile against a fence. He died three days later.

Many questions remain, such as why did the cop already have his gun drawn before he got out of his cruiser [see photo above]? Had he already shot Jones through his driver side window which was down in the video? Did Jones ask the cop 'why did you shoot me before the audio comes on?'  Did Jones reach for a gun because he feared for his life after already being shot? He was walking in between what cars? [MORE]

Police say witnesses reported that Jones didn’t follow officers’ commands to get on the ground. They say a stolen 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene.

In one of the videos, James explains what happened to an additional officer at the scene.

"We roll up, we’re talking to him, and we see a bulge in his waistband under his shirt and we say, 'That’s gotta be a phone.’ And as we let him walk towards this girl, we go, ‘Is that a gun or a phone?’ I’m recording all this by the way," Jones says. "Anyway, he draws down on him, he pulls his f*cking gun on us." [MOREHuh? didn't cops say the gun was in his waistband and that he was reaching for it when he fired?

Racist suspect Jason Pappas, the president of the local police union representing the officers, called the lawsuit’s allegations baseless and said police are trained to draw their firearms when a suspect is armed.

“There’s no question here that what they did was absolutely appropriate and in compliance with their training and the law,” he said.

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