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"That's what I heard."

A Long, Long Time Ago… And Today.

If anything, I think that cops get a kick out of shooting unarmed black men...

Florida Cop Literally Just Shot Unarmed African American With His Hands Up, Begging Not To Be Shot
December 10, 2014 12:47 am·

Another Florida police officer has shot an unarmed African American. This time, the Florida officer shot and critically wounded a 28-year-old man early Monday during an investigation into a stolen car in Orlando.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings had little to say about the case besides this, but witnesses claim that the victim, Cedric Bartee, literally had his hands up, begging Sergeant Robert McCarthy not to shoot.

Bartee had his hands in the air, but in spite of this damning detail, during a press conference Monday, Demings said, “I ask everyone to not rush to judgment and allow the investigation to be completed.”

Demings said that “because of the backdrop of everything happening in the country at this time… It’s concerning to me” how people might react to this shooting of an unarmed African American with his hands literally up in the air when he was shot.

Demings came to the defense of Sergeant McCarthy, saying that he only shot Bartee because he failed to comply with police commands. Apparently, this has now become the criterion for when police can use lethal force, even though it has no legal basis.


Pooches like: Not on our watch...

Let do a pic thread

Here I am a fifty-three:

Peering deep into your soul.

Another Translation...

This is why I'm glad that I use a Mac...

If he could walk on water, they'd complain that he couldn't swim...

Humanity takes some time out to be humane...

Undercover Cops Outed and Pull Gun on Crowd

During the ongoing protests in Berkeley and Oakland, on Dec 10th 2014, two undercover police were outed by the crowd, and proceeded to pull out a gun, and make arrests while still wearing their masks.



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