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Video of California police shooting spurs investigation (12393 hits)

"The BART police say that they are taking the investigation very seriously ..."

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Thankyou for posting this Leah X! I have a feeling if I would have not seen it hear I would have never seen it. This is truly sickening and my prayers are with the young mans family. It is a blessing this footage has surfaced!
Thursday, January 8th 2009 at 1:32AM
Please Leah X if you get any more information please post it! Tomarrow I am calling my local NAACP and see what they have to say about this and what they are doing!
Thursday, January 8th 2009 at 1:47AM
Irma it looked to me like it happend new years day at 2am. The footage the to people took was live, and that pig was caught on tape commiting murder with no remorse.
Thursday, January 8th 2009 at 2:13AM

I heard about this on the radio last night for the first time. This incident happened over a week ago, and there has been a virtual blackout of it. They go so far as to show all manner of trivial crap over and over, like the guy hanging upside down in a ski lift, a** out. And yet, something like this is not shown? Please. There’s a reason for this.

From what I heard on radio, the victim was on the ground on his stomach, hands cuffed behind his back when the cop shot him in the back. The bullet went through his back hit the concrete and ricocheted up into his chest, killing him. The cop said he was going for his taser to shock the guy and mistakenly pulled his gun. There are a lot of problems with this. First, if the man is handcuffed and on the ground, he’s subdued and is not a threat. Why would you need to tase him? Secondly, a taser feels nothing like a gun, in size and weight; there’s no way you could have a gun in your hand and think it was a taser. Thirdly, most cops have the taser on the opposite side of the gun, to further distinguish between the two. So this cop’s explanation is a bunch of bull!

The cop who murdered this man has resigned. I guess they told him, dude, with the video its hard for us to make up a cover story; your best bet is to quit so you won’t have to formally give testimony to IA as is usually the case in a shooting; testimony that could be used in evidence in a criminal or civil trial. That they are “investigating” means they are trying to find a way to white wash this incident. I told my wife, wait and see; they’re going to come up with some lies to try to justify it. She says, no way; the man was on his back and on the ground handcuffed, and its all on video. They can’t get away with it. I told her, I got two words for you: Rodney King. When that happened a lot of us said, finally, they got it on video what these dirty bastards have been doing for decades and getting away with it. Now they can’t. Well, they did. So they may not get away with it here, but you better believe they’ll pull out all the stops in trying, including public officials who will yet again let us know the value of black life in disrespecting this family by trying to say this man deserved to die, as they have in all of them, from Diallo to Dorismond to Bell. In each of these cases black men going about their business like anybody else got killed, letting us all know that as black folk the law doesn’t recognize nor protect our rights the same as others. It simply doesn’t.

The victim was buried yesterday, and his family has filed a wrongful death suit against the cops and BART. The devil that shot this man went into hiding; the police moved his family but they found out where they were and they are getting threats. Usually I take pains to point out how wrong that is, but in this case, I can’t. People are sick and damned tired of this. Every time you hear about this happening, the victim is always black and the cops are in most cases white. And they always get away with it. If a cop kills an unarmed and/or subdued black person, its always legal. A cop can walk to you or I today, blast us to kingdom come, make a lie and walk away free and clear. You never hear about a white person getting shot by police “accidentally.” Something like that would be an anomaly; this incident is so usual as to be commonplace.

Thursday, January 8th 2009 at 8:42AM
UPDATE: New York Times -
After an afternoon protest of a shooting by transit police, a group of protesters broke windows on police cruisers. By JESSE McKINLEY Protesters angry over a deadly New Year’s Day shooting of a young black man by a transit police officer erupted into ...

there is video and more on http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/09/us/09oakland.html?em

Thursday, January 8th 2009 at 11:09AM
If we have camera phones (with video) we might want to always keep it charged. If I see something happening in front of me, I am taping it, and uploading it on my Youtube account and sending to everyone!!! After I chirp a few people!!!
Monday, January 19th 2009 at 9:49AM
..as it is now 10:50 p.m. here in Ca. I will go put my tv on a station to the SF area evening news. Our local news does not carry that area's news as a rule.Thanks LeahX
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
I just watched the news.As they showed the vedio, and said that the police was making arrests at this moment, I could not completely understand if this vedio was live (it did look like it was)or not as the next second they were showing a reporter in Sacramento showing where that person would be coming to court here to be charged tomorrow...
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
...sorry but I left off those who are 'rioting' are being arrested.
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
Thanks Corey and Leah X there was not one word said about any of what is on this site. I am now glad that as soon as i saw this post, I went and watched the news.Not one word about this ,but showed the wife of the man who worked for Bart and had a few words from her. Not one word about the killing and this is what hadd me so confused. You can tell you r NAACP(if it is active,non are here until AFTER the fact of 24-7 cab.e news coverage)none of this was showned. If you like I can send you all of the call letters of the 11 p.m. stations that did not say any of what LeahX talks about. This is something I have been bugging the FCC about for now 6 years!!!
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
And, who knows. Maybe things like this(having a voice directly from the Black community)will lead us to stop 'hating' on the Black Panthersfor coming in to existance before their time as the VIDEO of their day bringing attention of police brutality. Who knows...a "Black In America" on main stream cable news network about the actual /average Black community's ??!!??
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
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