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Posts tagged murder
Dearborn Heights — Police sent a request to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday asking for charges to be filed against a resident accused in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Detroit woman Saturday in a case of suspected self-defense gone bad.
Renisha McBride, a 19-year-old Detroit woman, was shot in the head with a shotgun by a resident of a home in the 16000 block of Outer Drive near Warren Avenue early Saturday morning after she is believed to have sought help at the home.
The family of McBride said she went for help after a car accident around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Her cellphone battery had died, her family said.
McBride’s maternal aunt, Bernita Spinks, said the shooting was not justified even if the resident believed her niece was an intruder looking to break into the home.
“He shot her in the head … for what? For knocking on his door,” said Spinks on Tuesday. “If he felt scared or threatened, he should have called 911.”
Spinks praised the latest police’s decision to seek charges against the resident in the shooting of her niece saying “Thank you Jesus! I’m very happy there is progress (on the case).”
Spinks said the family met with officials from the Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday. Spinks said she believes her niece was the victim of racial profiling.
“You see a young black lady on your porch and you shoot?” Spinks said. “He killed my niece and he needs to pay for it. He needs to be in jail.
“There was no window broken. My niece didn’t bother anyone. She went looking for help and now she’s dead.”
Preliminary autopsy information from the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office indicates Renisha McBride was shot in the head with a shotgun. Spinks said the young woman was shot in the back of the head as she turned to walk off the porch of the home where she sought assistance.
A vigil for the young woman, who recently started a job for Ford Motor Co., is scheduled today for 4:45 p.m. in front of the home where she was shot to death.
Services for McBride will be 11 a.m. Friday at House of Prayer and Praise, 16520 Wyoming in Detroit.
So, so terrible.
Sushmita Banerjee, an Indian author whose book about escaping Taliban-ruled Afghanistan became a Bollywood movie, has been shot and killed. Sushmita, who wrote about the harsh lifestyle of women in rural Afghanistan, chose to return to the country several years ago and did health care work. According to the police chief, the Taliban came to her house, dragged her from her home and shot her 15 times. This killing is the latest in a strong of attacks against prominent women.
Read more via The Guardian.
This is Jonathan Ferrell. He was in a car accident at 2:30 in the morning on Saturday. It was pretty bad, he was forced to climb out of the back window of his car to get out. He ran to the nearest home and knocked on the door. The woman who owned the home called the police. The police arrived and saw Jonathan nearby. Jonathan ran to them, unarmed. He was probably so happy to see someone that could help him. The police shot and killed him after they tazed him.
Jonathan was 24-years-old and a football player at Florida A&M University. He had just gotten engaged. His friends described him as a loving, peaceful man with a bright future.
The cop who shot him has now had voluntary manslaughter. We have to make sure that the cop, Randall Kerrick, does not get away with this. In most cases like this, the cop gets no jail time and no sentence, and in many cases, they’re let back onto the force afterwards.
Jonathan was a good man with a clean record. He wasn’t known as being aggressive or violent. This should not have happened.
Black women and girls lost to gun violence, police brutality, intimate partner violence and transphobia:
Dana LarkinKassandra Perkins
Adaisha MillerBrandy MartellDeanna Cook PatrickTyisha MillerAshley SinclairWe remember your names and we honor your lives.
some of the most amazing people this world might ever see
Black and Unarmed: A Growing List…
white people[Trigger warning: violence, racism]
In case we’re not grasping how disgusting this is, he BOUGHT A SLAVE. He bought a ten year old girl, not an eleven year old, a TEN year old girl… FOR. SIX. HANDKERCHIEFS. And watched her die a slow, painful death. Because he wanted to draw.He had a little ten year old girl of color murdered. Her life was worth six handkerchiefs to him. Can we talk about the fucking sociopathy?
And white people wonder why we don’t trust ya’ll.
AND THIS SHIT DOESN’T VANISH LIKE THAT
THIS FORM OF SOCIOPATHY CROSSES GENERATIONS
SO BEFORE I GET ON A SOAPBOX I’M GONNA SAY IT
PEOPLE THESE DAYS, IN THIS DAY AND AGE, IN 2013, DO SHIT JUST AS DISGUSTING AS THIS
IN RELATED NEWS I WANT TO MOVE TO FUCKING CANADA
FUCK THIS TOILET BOWL OF A COUNTRY I’M DONE
That’s fucking bullshit.
I hate this shit more than you can imagine. How could a jury even come close to not guilty is beyond me.
Also casual reminder that escorts EXPLICITLY do not agree to sex when paid. That is when it becomes prostitution, where it becomes illegal. If she had agreed to sex she would have been breaking the law. So this guy literally shot a woman because she didn’t do something illegal, and got away with it.
Openly-gay mayoral candidate slain in Mississippi: Many local residents believed Marco McMillian, 35, to be the first viable openly-gay candidate for public office in the history of Mississippi. As of now, the murder, discovered on Tuesday and reported by police on Wednesday, is not being investigated as a hate crime; however, police do already have one suspect in custody. Though they have not been formally charged, the unidentified suspect was found in McMillian’s wrecked car on Tuesday, with the Clarksdale mayoral candidate nowhere to be seen. (photo by Troy Catchings/The Clarksdale Press Register)
Im movin to Canada man smh look what people into. look at the tags.
I’m turning 22 years old this year and I’m stayin the fuck away from white people shit wild
Had the situation been reverse this would be all over the news.
… what the FUCK
ARE YOU. WHAT IS HAPPENING? WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?
WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY STATE
(Photo Courtesy Diaz family)
Rodrigo Diaz, 22, was driving around with his girlfriend and two friends when he pulled into a driveway, thinking they had arrived at another friend’s house, his brother says. But instead he pulled into the driveway of Phillip Sailors, 69, who thought his home was being robbed, his lawyer says.
…… I can’t no more
Really. REALLY white ppl? REALLY?
- My ‘favourite’ line in the whole article:
Sailors’ lawyer says his client is a Vietnam veteran with no prior criminal history and thought he and his wife were about to be victims of a home invasion. “You have to understand this is a 69-year-old man who is a military veteran who has been honorably discharged,” Michael Puglise says. “He dedicated his life to community service, specifically the Christian Lay Ministry in Latin America.”
Well then. I guess he is gonna get off easy.
My head hurts.
“Basically, what happened is they were looking for one of my brother’s girlfriend’s friends,” says his brother David E. Diaz-Valencia, 23. “The guy came outside and my brother’s girlfriend said he was screaming, ‘Get off my property!’ and he shot into the air. My brother was backing out fast because he was scared and he rolled down the window to say he was sorry and he was not doing anything wrong. Then the guy shot him in his head.”
Wow. This is so disturbing. We can’t pull up in people’s driveways on accident anymore? They didn’t even get out the vehicle. Since when do headlights in your window equal robbery? You expect me to believe this man felt threatened? A vehicle backing up is CLEARLY not coming toward you… how did he perceive the car as coming toward him? He didn’t need to shoot him in his got damn head. You fired a warning shot, and they left, APOLOGIZING for something people do all the time, and that isn’t even a crime. He says this area has been plagued with gang activity, and that it’s not a racial crime, but yet if Rodrigo were blonde haired and blue eyed I bet this would not have happened.
But the only time to talk about gun control is when it’s in the hood, not when these nearly every day occurrences like this happen,right?
If he can’t tell the difference between forward and reverse, what the fuck is he doing with a gun?
serving your country does not give one just cause to go around shooting civilians in the head no matter where you come from.
Rest in Power bro. #letskeepbuilding
s.e. smith, I Hide My Mental Illness
(Read the whole post. It’s really worth it.)
I posted about this already, but i’ll go again: This is written by a white person appropriating AAVE, combined with the header for the article reading:
Being mentally ill means that I am more likely to be shot by police. I am more likely to be raped or assaulted. I am more likely to be institutionalized, to be condemned as an unfit parent, to be denied employment or fired.
I used to like s.e. smith until this article. “Fronting”? The lead-off line is:
At least once a week, there’s a story about someone with my diagnosis in the news being shot by police.
Stephon Watts, 15
Ernest Vassell, 57
Stephen Eugene Washington, 27
Oscar Guzman, 16
So, white person, please tell me more about how “at risk” you are to be shot to death by police. Because I’m pretty sure “mental illness” was a secondary reason for these beatings and murders.
HAS EVERYONE SEEN THIS? This happened recently. The story goes that this father was playing outside with his kids and went to go talk to this guy(the white man), because he was shooting his guns in the area where they were playing. The white man came over and shot him in the head FOR NO REASON. Did the same thing to the wife WHILE THE KIDS WERE WATCHING. Swear, white people don’t give a damn anymore about being discrete. This is why we need to tighten gun laws. This why we need to have a predominantly ethnic (People of Color) police force and investigation unit to combat this crap. We wonder why the Black Panther is calling for the death of George Zimmerman, but think about it. They grew up in a time where a white man could lynch you or kill you IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, and go about their business as if nothing even happened. We are now devolving back to a time where prosperity, peace, and higher knowledge will not come because whites feel as if they are being oppressed (meaning they don’t get to be superior to people of color anymore *white tears*)
I need everyone to either reblog this post or copy and paste the link so we can bring national attention to this story. It’s about time we make this an issue.
Another car shot up; two unarmed Black victims killed, this time by Cleveland Police
December 3, 2012
Many of us were already reeling from the news of another unarmed Black teenager killed in Florida. 17 year old Jordan Davis was killed when 45 year old Michael Dunn objected to the loud music Jordan’s friends were playing from their car at a local gas station. Michael Dunn proceeded to pull out his gun and fire on the unarmed teenagers before he drove home. Many see this as a mirror image of the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Today another story is getting national attention, this time in Cleveland Ohio, where an unarmed Black woman and man were killed by Cleveland police officers, after the officers fired 137 rounds at the 2 victims. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the police thought they saw a possible weapon, the same excuse Michael Dunn gave when he was arrested for the murder of Jordan Davis.
Even though this incident took place last week, the officers involved in killing Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell have yet to be interviewed. According to the Cleveland Police Department they will be questioned today and it’s “standard procedure” to, “wait 72 hours before interviewing officers involved in shootings.”
Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath called the shooting a, “very regrettable situation”, but Jeffery Follmer, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association described Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell as “bad guys” and said the police did a “great job.” The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office removed 20 rounds from Timothy Russell’s body and 16 from Malissa Williams’ body.
wtf they ROUTINELY wait 72 hours to interview officers? it’s well known even by pig ignorant police forces that the longer it takes to interview witness, suspect, or victim the less reliable their memories of the event. sounds like they give them enough time to criminally conspire to tamper with evidence and construct bullshit statements to cover they asses
one hundred thirty-seven.
“i thought i saw a gun” isn’t a good enough fucking excuse for 137 damn rounds.
This is how they plan to kill us off, I see. Or at least, enough to subdue the rest into submission.
“’standard procedure’ to, ‘wait 72 hours before interviewing officers involved in shootings.’”
meaning “wait until the cops, their lawyers get the Reasonable Force story straight”
Ultimately, racism blinds us to our shared humanity, keeps up from seeing each other as fully human, and in need of each others’ help. This time it cost two young lives, and we are all little less for it.
more, about the two little boys swept out in the surging waters of Hurricane Sandy.
This story broke my fucking heart.