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Mon Jul 15, 2013, 06:02 PM

The Bigger Picture of Being Shot While Black and Unarmed in America

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Reply The Bigger Picture of Being Shot While Black and Unarmed in America (Original post)
MrScorpio Jul 2013 OP
Lancero Jul 2013 #1
noiretextatique Jul 2013 #5
ananda Jul 2013 #13
brucefan Jul 2013 #6
MrScorpio Jul 2013 #7
KG Jul 2013 #12
noiretextatique Jul 2013 #2
Benton D Struckcheon Jul 2013 #3
mstinamotorcity2 Jul 2013 #4
indepat Jul 2013 #8
gollygee Jul 2013 #9
rustydog Jul 2013 #10
brer cat Jul 2013 #11

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 06:07 PM

1. The cases of

police violence should be excluded from this list really.

Police are rarely charged when killing civilians, and this applies for all races.

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Response to Lancero (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 06:11 PM

5. police have routinely killed african-americans

for centuries in this country, and they are routinely acquitted. they absolutely belong on this list.

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Response to noiretextatique (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 08:46 PM

13. Agree.

Racism is institutionalized, and cops are part of it.

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Response to Lancero (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 06:11 PM

6. Ok

Gotcha

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Response to Lancero (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 06:13 PM

7. The point of your reply isn't really relevant to my OP, is it?

Perhaps you can start your own thread about the people of all races who are shot and killed by the police while unarmed.

We'll wait.

That way you can demonstrate the "colorblindness" of your point

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Response to Lancero (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 08:45 PM

12. cool story, bro

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 06:10 PM

2. i'll add these two from my youth: Ronnie Settles and Eula Mae Love

i don't think the zimmerman defenders care or understand: this is nothing new.

I went to high school with Ronnie...such a horrible waste of life.

Ron Settles (June 12, 1959 June 2, 1981) was a California State University, Long Beach & Banning High School football player who was arrested by the Signal Hill Police Department in 1981. The morning after his arrest, he was found severely beaten and hanging in his jail cell. A furor erupted afterwards over the nature of his death, as the police said the death was a suicide. No one was prosecuted for Settles' death, but the city of Signal Hill did pay a large settlement to the family.
The case had long-term impacts on the reputuation of Signal Hill, although a new police chief took steps to reform the police department. The case was an early high-profile case handled by attorney Johnnie Cochran, who represented the family; one of the policemen implicated in the incident was also represented by another noted civil rights attorney, Stephen Yagman.
Settles' death was one of several highly controversial deaths of arrestees in the 1970s and 80s that changed the way police departments deal with prisoners. Many police departments now videotape jail areas, and any time a police officer or correction officer touches a prisoner in any sort of a restraining way, a report is required to be written. These measures are intended to decrease the chances of police brutality in prison cells.
Settles' story was told by Dr. Michael Baden on HBO's series Autopsy. Charles Burnett's 1995 film The Glass Shield was based, in part, on the Settles case.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Settles

Eula Love was killed by LAPD officers in an extremely well known "bad shooting" in 1979. Love had threatened the officers with a knife and threw it at them when they told her to drop it. While the officers were cleared of any wrong doing, her survivors won a big settlement against the city with the help of attorney Johnnie Cochran. Love's death was the first in a long line of officer involved shootings that eventually lead to a complete revamping of how law enforcement deals with "use of force", especially in how it relates to people not armed with guns and people who are mentally ill.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6812819

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 06:10 PM

3. Amadou Diallo, 23

Shot 19 times (41 shots were fired) by police while standing in the lobby of his apt building. Unarmed. Officers acquitted.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 06:11 PM

4. Malice Greene

Beaten to death by two white officers. Accused of buying crack cocaine.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 06:33 PM

8. This OP sadly reminds me of a long-ago case when the accused asked to be shown where it is against

the law to shoot (kill) a n-word. I keep hoping we as a nation and a people had gotten past this ugly chapter in our history.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 06:37 PM

9. K&R

Heartbreaking list.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 07:18 PM

10. I was born in the early '50's and grew up in turbulent times in America

But, I grew up white in America.

Even after seeing violence on the TV, seeing protests, riot police, and the stories of lynching across the country, I still cannot understand how or why someone can hate another simply for the color of their skin.

We can give thanks to goobers everywhere in the GOP (goobers-Only Party). Because of their heavily recruiting of bigots, ignorant gooberig cowards, we can now beat the living shit out of a sunni cab driver simply because he is a "fucking muslim rag-head" who caused 9-11...

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 08:21 PM

11. If I was the mother/grandmother of a black child

I don't believe that I would be able to control my rage. To lose a child solely because of his skin color has to be totally devastating, almost incomprehensible. I am absolutely in awe at the grace and dignity of Trayvon's parents.

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