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Police Arrest Man Who Posted Video of Alton Sterling’s Death

Nathan Wellman | July 10, 2016

The man who was instrumental to making the first released recording of the Alton Sterling shooting go viral was arrested less than 24 hours later on charges of “assault and battery,” a move that he says was an act of police retaliation, according to a report by Carlos Miller with Photography Is Not a Crime (PINAC).

Alton Sterling’s death was still only a local controversy before Chris LeDay shared the video of the killing to his roughly 13,000 Instagram followers, 6,00o Twitter followers, and 2,000 Facebook friends. The video was then shared thousands of times, including by New York Daily News writer and Black Lives Matter supporter Shaun King, who shared it less than an hour after LeDay’s post.

“I wanted everybody to see this video,” LeDay told PINAC. “I wanted it to go viral. The police were already saying their body cams fell off and I wanted to show there was video of the shooting.”

The very next day, while trying to get through a security checkpoint to go to his job as an aerospace ground equipment technician at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, LeDay was surrounded and detained by ten military police officers, some of whom carried M-16 rifles.


Life imitating art...

The very first "Robocop" movie, a futuristic saga, whose title character routinely killed alleged criminals was released in 1987, after being shot on location Dallas, Texas, which was depicted as Detroit.

Twenty-nine years later marks the very first time in which an alleged gunman was blown up by a remotely driven robotic cop, delivering an explosive device, also in Dallas, Texas.

Just something to think about.

The rare black "Crazed Lone Gunman"

Needless to say, the white supremacists, the police misconduct apologists and the NRA will all have a field day.

Black lives are in even more danger today.

You're such a kidder, Thom...

Breaking News: Donald Trump announces his running mate...

You do it like this...

Really Close Encounters...

Serve me, lowly human...

Unarmed Black Man Tortured, Maimed, Then Executed By Mississippi Cop

By Randa Morris on July 1, 2016 10:22 am

On the night of June 18, Tupelo, Mississippi police officer Tyler Cook pulled over a vehicle for what authorities say was a “routine traffic stop.” Minutes later, Ronnie Shumpert, a 37-year-old Black father of five, was brutalized, maimed and tortured by that officer. Then he was shot dead.

It was 9:38 pm when officer Cook pulled over the vehicle Shumpert was driving. The car belonged to his friend, Charles Foster. Foster was with Shumpert in the car. He witnessed much of what happened that night.

Shumpert had a felony warrant for his arrest, yet there’s no way the officer could have known that at the time of the traffic stop. He was never ID’d. The car he was driving was not registered in his name. To officer Cook, he was just another Black man behind the wheel of a car.

As soon as Cook pulled the car over Shumpert ran. Officer Cook pursued him with a police canine.

According to witnesses, Shumpert was hiding underneath a house when Cook found him.

Police say he immediately attacked the officer and the dog. Witnesses say otherwise. Foster and others say Shumpert immediately tried to surrender, but Cook turned the dog loose on the unarmed man. It attacked his groin, ripping off his testicles.


Mississippi God Damn.
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