The Arktimes reports, Racist suspect Pulaski County Prosecutor Larry Jegley will not bring charges against Little Rock Police Officer Charles Starks, according to the LRPD and the prosecuting attorney's office. Starks, 31, fatally shot Bradley Blackshire, 30, in a parking lot on the corner of West 12th Street and Rodney Parham Road on Feb 22.
Police said Blackshire was driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen. According to initial police accounts, Starks fired on Blackshire after Blackshire accelerated and hit Starks. But on Feb. 27, the LRPD took the unusual step of relieving Starks of duty. He remained on payroll, but had to turn over his badge and gun.
On March 7, the LRPD released a, 25-minute critical incident video [remixed with subtitles and cop spin & narration]. It shows Stark's police vehicle speed to a stop in front of the vehicle Blackshire was driving. Then Starks asks Blackshire repeatedly and aggressively to get out of the car. Asked by Blackshire what he's done, Starks says, "Get out! I'll explain to you in a second." Seconds later, Blackshire says, "What you gonna shoot me for, I ain't got — " Starks continues to demand that Blackshire get of the car. Blackshire says, "No." The car Blackshire was driving begins to move slowly forward at about 1 mph in what appears to be an attempt to get around Starks' police vehicle. Soon after Starks begins shooting - while he is standing on the driver side of the vehicle. He fired into the car at least 15 times.
Jegley, in a letter to LRPD Chief Keith Humphrey, said the shooting was justified because "Starks was confronted with the imminent threat of deadly force in two forms: 1) the vehicle that was driving toward him and from which he had no duty to retreat, and 2) his reasonable belief that Mr. Blackshire was going to shoot him."
[As stated, the white cop is on the side of the car when he begins to shoot him- the white media, also a participant in a “consensus reality” that the Black man “accelerated” and quickly drove his vehicle into the white cop who was directly in front of him - despite video evidence to the contrary.]
Jegley says Starks believed Blackshire said, "You're gonna have to shoot me," instead of "What you gonna shot me for." Jegley also says that when Blackshire puts the car into gear, his hand goes out of sight. Starks said he couldn't tell if Blackshire was reaching for something. Jegley writes that Desaray Clarke, who was a passenger in the car, said Blackshire was "digging around in his pocket where she says he normally keeps his gun." [of course Clarke said that after the incident was over - but white reporters, also aggrieved participants in RSW, police state delusion, don’t bother with details that threaten to break the agreed upon hallucination. FUNKTIONARY explains:
consensus reality - a movie comprising belief, expectation and the magic of agreeing. 2) an aggrieved upon hallucination. Consensus Reality is the most malefic trickster of all. Whether you think you can or you can't, or whether you think it is or it isn't, you're right! (See: Maya, Granfalloons, OWLs & Dreamland)
Jegley says that Starks said that he moved in front of car in an effort to take cover behind his vehicle's engine block as officers are trained to avoid getting shot. Starks also said that he was squaring up to Blackshire so that his vest would provide maximum protection if he was shot [by a gun he had not seen].
Jegley, in his letter, anticipates that critics will point to how slow Blackshire's car appears to be moving.
"There is less than one second that passes between Starks getting bumped by the vehicle, the vehicle continuing towards Starks, and Starks firing his first shot. So even though the video gives the impression of everything happening slowly, these are truly split-second judgements that Starks is making." See above photo - the cop is on the driver side of the vehicle and moved in front of the car after it started moving at 1 mph. Jegley, racist suspect in photo, is a mind blocked walking corpse.
An LRPD spokesman also said today that an internal investigation into the incident had concluded, but said it would take approximately two weeks for Chief Humphrey to make a final decision on Starks' status. Don’t hold your breath in a system of injustice.
Protestors blocked the intersection of Markham and Broadway on Tuesday during a City Board meeting, demanding justice for Blackshire.
Omavi Shukur, an attorney representing Blackshire's family, provided the following statement from the family:
Charles Starks’s actions were criminal. The family disagrees with the prosecutor’s decision and will be undeterred in our pursuit of justice. We ask that the community not give the authorities any excuse to further neglect their responsibility to make amends for this devastating tragedy. Let us be constructive in the wake of Starks’s destructive actions. We seek justice, not retribution. Retribution without justice does nothing to help us reach our ultimate goal of ensuring that no family has to experience what we are going through right now. [MORE]