Posts tagged murder
Posts tagged murder
U.S. troops shot and killed a four year old Afghan boy yesterday. Where are the headlines for this? Where’s the mass outcry? Only when other parties are guilty of these brutal crimes do American officials seem to care about the welfare of civilians abroad.
Transcript between Jake Evans and 911 dispatch operator
911 Dispatch: Parker County 911, where is your emergency?
Jake Evans: Uh, my house.
911: What’s the emergency?
Evans: Uh, I just killed my mom and my sister.
911: What? How did you do that?
Evans: Uh, I shot them with a .22 revolver.
911: Are you sure they’re dead?
Evans: They’re dead.
911: Okay, I want you to stay on the phone with me. Are you alright?
Evans: Yeah, I’m alright. (The gun) is on the kitchen counter.
911: Jake, are you on any medication?
Evans: Uh, no. I’ve been going to the allergist, I’m on allergy medication. Other than Zyrtec and Advil and Pseudoephedrine, I don’t take anything else.
911: Is there any reason that you were so angry at your mother and your sister?
Evans: I don’t know. … It’s weird. I wasn’t even really angry with them. It just kind of happened. I’ve been kind of, uh, planning on, uh, killing for a while now.
911: The two of ‘em, or just anybody?
Evans: Pretty much anybody.
Evans: I don’t know. I don’t really like, uh, people’s, uh, attitude. … I think it’s kind of, very, like, you know, emotional. They’re verbally rude to each other and stuff like that. I don’t know. It’s just my family is just kind of really I guess this is really selfish to say, but I felt they were just suffocating me in a way. I don’t know, I’m pretty, I guess, evil…Whatever, I’m sorry.
911: Were your mom and sister in their beds?
Evans: I don’t know. This is going to really mess me up in the future. I told my sister that my mom needed her. She was in her room, and she came out of her room, and I shot her. And she rolled down the stairs and I shot her again. And then I went down and I shot my mom maybe three or four times, but I’ll never forget this. My sister, she came downstairs and she was screaming and I was telling her that I’m sorry but just to hold still – that, you know, I was just going to make it go away. But she kept on freaking out, but she finally fell down and I shot her in the head about, probably, three or four times.
911: Are you in the kitchen?
911: Where’s your dad?
Evans: He’s out of town. Washington, D.C. And, uh, I guess for future reference, I don’t really want to see any of my family members, like visiting or whatever. I just don’t want any type of visitors.
911: You don’t want to hurt yourself, do you?
Evans: Just to let you know, I hate the feeling of killing someone. (Sighs) I’m going to be messed up.
911: You just take a deep breath. We have deputies coming, and they’re going to help you. Just to let you know, we’re going to help you, we’re not going to hurt you.
Evans: I understand if ya’ll want to.
911: No, we’re there to help you, Jake. Everybody thinks we want to do bad things, but right or wrong, we want to help people, and we’re gonna help you. Do you understand that, Jake?
911: Is it a gated community? Is there a gate?
Evans: Uh, yes. You want the password? (He gives her the password)
911: It’s going to be alright, it really is. They’ll be there shortly, won’t be long now. Jake, would you mind turning any of the porch lights on?
Evans: I have turned the front lights on. (pauses) I was thinking of my sister. She was 15.
911: How long ago did (the shootings) happen?
Evans: About, uh, 30 minutes ago. (breathes heavily)
911: You’ll be alright, Jake.
Evans: I’m really worried about, like, nightmares and stuff like that. Are there any times of medications, and stuff?
911: Well, I think there is. I don’t know, I’m not a doctor but … I’m sure your family will get you the support you need.
Evans: I don’t mean to sound like a wimp or anything, but this is, wow, I’ve never, like, done anything violent in my whole life.
911: You don’t sound like a violent person. But um, help will be provided for you. Medical and psychological. That will be provided, so you don’t have to worry about that right now. Take deep breaths for me now, you’re doing fine. In through your nose, and out through your mouth so you don’t hyperventilate, okay?
911: Good, you sound a lot calmer right now.
Evans: I didn’t want them to feel pain, that’s why I used a gun, but it’s like everything went wrong.
911: Jake, my officers are almost there, would you be willing to walk out on your own?
Evans: Um, yes, I forgot to say before I called, I put the gun on the counter, it’s still loaded.
911: Okay, that’s fine. I’ll stay on the phone until it’s time for you to walk out. Are you on your home phone? Is it cordless?
911: Jake, what I want you do to is walk outside, but when you’re walking outside, stay visible, don’t walk behind any furniture. When you open the front door, put your hands up in the air, just walk very slowly, and walk outside, and keep your hands visible, alright, sweetie? I’ll talk to you later.
Evans: Thank you (puts phone down)
911: You’re welcome.
Wow, reading this break my heart for the ones who died, for Jake and the operator. The operator really had strong and loving heart, it clearly shows in this.
But if he had been black
I can understand that the operator had to keep the guy calm so he wouldn’t hurt other people or himself, but if he had been black and just admitted to murdering two people (whether they were related to him or not) there probably would have been snipers on his neighbors roof just waiting for him to open the door.
Why the fuck are people feeling bad for this guy? What the fuck he just killed two people I don’t give a fuck if he feels bad or if he’ll be messed up because of it, he should be
this kids a waste bro. kill your fam cuz u fet like it? leave his ungrateful ass hogtied in the fuckin desert. idk whats up with white kids and guns but yall need hella help.
Poor kid my ass. You murder people you aren’t a “poor kid” no more. We got kids who are *being* murdered and can’t get that “poor kid” sympathy. Fuck that shit
i did not expect to see anything sympathy for him. i was thinking how much fucking patience that fucking operator had bc i would have been have calling him a piece of shit and scum and they had to keep him calm
Yesterday we reported on the virtual sweeping-under-the-rug of the death of Dione Payne, 16, of Dayton, Ohio. The Dayton Daily News, one of the only local sources to report on the rape, and beating death of the youth seemed more interested in focusing on the “troubled past” of the victim, instead of the past of the murderers.
Michael A. Geldrich, 36, and Michael J. Watson, 39, are both being held in the Warren County Jail for the December 1 beating death of the young Payne. Miami Valley Hospital workers discovered that Payne had been sexually assaulted during the attack. Hospital personnel contacted Middletown police and stated the teen had been sexually assaulted, according to the police report. But thus far, no rape charges have been brought, and hate crime charges have been dismissed point blank by Franklin Police Chief Russ Whitman, who said there is “no evidence” that there was a racial motive to the rape and murder of this 16-year-old African American.
To add insult to injury, some local media reports have fixated on a checkered history of the juvenile: possessing narcotics, and even allegations that he had fired gun shots in the past. They talked about morbid comments made on his Facebook account before the day he was raped and beaten to death. They even called the 16-year-old out for getting arrested for littering. What they did not do was explain why the police have ruled out a racial motive to the attack, and why the Warren County Prosecutor has neither pursued hate crime charges, nor even charged the attackers with rape.
These questions still remain unanswered. But there is more that we can do besides reading about this frustrating account and getting on with our day in silence. What can you do? Well for starters, contact the Warren County Prosecutor, who is now handling the case. Demand that all crimes committed against 16 year old Dione Payne be presented to the grand jury on Michael A. Geldrich and Michael J. Watson- for the hate crime of rape, robbery and murder! The prosecutor can be contacted at the number and email below:
Ask why these criminals have not been charged for raping the 16-year-old boy who they murdered. Also ask why hate crime charges are being excluded, when this does not seem to have been a common practice for these drug buyers to rape and beat-to-death previous people who they have tried to procure narcotics from.
Are these charges being brushed off because there were drugs potentially involved, or for some other reason that neither the police, the City of Franklin nor the local media are reporting.
SPREAD THE WORD and get people involved. Tell everyone you know who thinks this 16-year-old rape and murder victim deserves justice, in spite of his “troubled past”.
(Article by Micah Naziri; image via PBSpot)
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…
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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.