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Unarmed Man Shot And Killed By Houston Cop For Wearing A Hoodie While Black

Jordan Baker, a 26-year-old Houston Community College student and father, “took his last breath in a trash-strewn alley behind a Northwest Houston strip center” on Thursday, January 16, all because he was a black man wearing a hoodie.

Houston police officer J Castro, an 11-year veteran who was moonlighting as a security guard for the strip mall that night, was on the lookout for hoodie-wearing armed robbery suspects. Castro says Baker, who was unarmed, matched the description and he shot and killed him as a result.

The police version of events, as reported by the local ABC affiliate, follows the predictable “he wasn’t cooperating and the cop was scared for his life” script:

According to police reports, an off-duty officer working security at the strip center, which is at the intersection of Antoine Drive and West Little York Road, Thursday night when he saw Jordan Baker riding his bike through the parking lot and peeking into businesses. When the officer asked Baker for an I.D., he said there was a scuffle, and a footchase, with the officer finally cornering Baker in the alley. The officer told investigators Baker charged toward him, and that’s when he fired his gun.

In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, before Baker was even named as the victim, police falsely told reporters that their officer had killed the man behind the robberies.


Hmmm, I wonder why...

Let's leave Mad Men to TV Land

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Boehner Approves of the President's SOTU speech! Show this to all of your winger peeps.

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Foul-Mouthed Puppets to Provide Real Time Analysis of State of Union Address

Foul-Mouthed Puppets to Provide Real Time Analysis of State of Union Address

BY FUSION - 01/28/2014, 08:02AM / Updated 01/28/2014, 11:51AM
Americans will have dozens of options of where to watch President Barack Obama deliver the 2014 State of the Union on Tuesday night, many of which will be indistinguishable from one another. But starting at 9 p.m. EST tonight, Fusion.net will livestream cutthroat analysis brought to you by a panel of puppet pundits.

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins will host a special edition of “No, You Shut Up!” which will include a live broadcast of the president’s speech along with real-time analysis from several commentators who are not afraid to speak over the president or each other.

Tompkins will host the following all-star panel of political experts:

Yerd Nerp is an immigration expert. Eight years ago, at the age of 376 cycles, Yerd Nerp immigrated to Earth from the planet of Zorb. He is currently living legally in the United States, and after obtaining a work visa, started his own company that specializes in building fences. His future plans include getting a masters degree, finishing building the shed behind his house, and becoming the earth's supreme overlord.

Star Schlesinger is the host of the conservative Christian podcast "CROSStalk" and a passionate voice for the Christian Right. While her politics may be conservative, her personal life is anything but. Her bestselling memoir, "A Life Spent in Estrous," details her romantic and sexual relationships with over 50 male squirrels.


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