The following contains unedited, graphic footage of the April 4, 2015, shooting of Walter Scott by North Charleston Patrolman 1st Class Michael Thomas Slager taken by an anonymous bystander.
Originally Posted in Clevescene
By Doug Brown
A documentary about the infamous November 2012 Cleveland police chase and shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams is coming soon and, according to a six-minute clip that was just uploaded online, it looks to be extremely compelling and in-depth.
The documentary’s producer, Mike Milano, uploaded the preview to Vimeo on Sunday, and has not yet responded to a message asking about when the full thing will be out. But in the meantime, you should watch the clip.
It features interviews and segments on both sides of the issue, and key figures involved with the case. The following people and incidents are featured in this clip: Continue reading
In a video interview with eyewitnesses to a police shooting in Pasco WA, Tri City Herald has revealed a police murder of a man attempting to flee. In the video interview (below) eyewitnesses repeatedly state that the police shot the man from 20 feet away as he had his back toward them and was attempting to flee. The only thing the man may have had in his hand was a rock.
A large, angry crowd gathered at an officer-involved shooting scene in Freeport Wednesday after a police officer shot and killed a man.
Freeport police say they received a call for help from the Garden Villa Apartments at 310 Yaupon. Someone inside an apartment said their door had been kicked in.
When police arrived, three frightened children ran outside. Police went inside and found 31-year-old Ronald Sneed on top of his girlfriend in her bedroom.
They say he appeared to be pointing a gun at the woman and that’s when the officer shot him.
Police in Berkeley, MO have shot and killed another Black teenager, 18 year old Antonio Martin. Details remain unclear with conflicting stories of whether the young man was armed. As always, the police version is that he was armed, but witnesses are disputing this account.
Angry residents along with Martin’s friends and family members were at the scene of the police killing within moments. Activist from nearby Ferguson rushed to scene as well where fighting between police and the crowds broke out. Several arrests are being reported.
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Newark, New Jersey
Originally posted in nj.com
Two Sheriff’s officers investigating possible drug activity shot and killed a suspected drug dealer after police claim the man approached them with a loaded weapon, Essex County Chief of Detectives, Anthony Ambrose, said today.
The two plain-clothes deputies were conducting a narcotics investigation and approached their target in a building on North 9th Street in Newark. Ambrose said the man came out of the building with a loaded weapon. The deputies fired one shot each, killing the man, whose name was not divulged, Ambrose said.
A group of residents, who had a different story about what happened during the confrontation, threw rocks and debris at the sheriff’s car breaking at least one window after the incident.
Several people at the scene told a reporter that the two deputies hit the man, whom they identified only as “Jose” (street name, “Menace”), with their vehicle and then shot the man on the ground. None of the neighbors interviewed wanted to give their names saying they feared retribution from police.
During brief remarks to reporters several people shouted over Ambrose and Sheriff Armando Fontoura, saying, “Why did you have to hit him with a car? Why’d you have to shoot him in the back?” Continue reading