Ahh, another day, another black person gets arrested and detained for basically breathing while black.
In the video below, a black guy was eating a sandwich at the train station when he was approached and eventually detained by the transit police.
Now, I have a couple of questions here, mainly who knew you couldn’t eat a sandwich at the train station?
The man (and the woman) videoing the incident questioned the officer and pointed out that there was no signage stating food was off limits. Last time I checked, millions of people drink coffee and eat snacks/food at the train station. In most train stations they have vending machines with sodas and snacks.
Secondly, did the officer ask him to not eat the sandwich and he ignored? I don’t understand how this escalated to this level. Even if the rules are no food, couldn’t a simple reminder suffice? The officer threw me off when he said it “against the law” to eat the sandwich. Weird.
Mexican newspaper Excelsior shared CCTV footage from Wednesday’s attack that showed the police officer parking his white vehicle outside a shopping center. Moments later, a red vehicle pulls up alongside him and armed gunmen men leap out, firing rapidly from close range.
Within 30 seconds, the gunmen fired 155 shots at the police officer, before leaping into the vehicle and running off, the outlet reported. Continue reading →
LA Times– The deadly encounter occurred about 9:30 a.m., when the officer contacted the man at the 7-Eleven at 6012 Edinger Ave. and the two got into an altercation. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The bystander who captured the video told The Times that he was in his car when he saw a police officer backing his cruiser out of the 7-Eleven parking lot. The officer stopped and flashed his headlights at a man dressed in dark clothing. When the officer got out of his vehicle and approached, the man swung at the officer.
The videos show the man standing, turning and hunching his shoulders as the sound of up to seven gunshots can be heard. The officer’s voice also can be heard shouting, “Get down!” The man then drops a dark object from his right hand and collapses to the ground.
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Diamond Reynolds didn’t just watch her fiancé die at the hands of a police officer. She made sure the world watched, too.
There was nothing Reynolds could do to save Philando Castile. As he bled, the officer kept his gun pointed into his car. Reynolds’ only recourse was to broadcast the shooting’s aftermath on Facebook Live. Within hours, countless strangers had watched Castile’s final moments — and decried what they called excessive police force.
Now, 335 days later, Reynolds will take the stand for a second day to testify in the Minnesota officer’s manslaughter trial.
Check out the rest of this story: Philando Castile’s Girlfriend Testifies in Trial of Officer Facing Manslaughter Charge — KTLA
Flagstaff officer, Jeff Bonar, is on leave after this footage went viral showing him punching a girl’s lights out during an arrest. Turns out, the girl was being uncooperative after she was evicted from their home.
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