Updated: Killings of the Young, Black and Unarmed In America

Promoting the Fight for REAL Justice & Equality

“It is open season on Black people and its appears some are being allowed to hunt and shoot us down like dogs,” said Krystal Muhammad, National Chair of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. “History is repeating itself and the only way can stop the madness of these random slaughters is to wake up, open our eyes and put the pressure on until we get results.”

The call is for all Black community, religious, social and political organizations to join in developing a tidal wave of solidarity demanding complete justice and equality and providing the kind of positive momentum that will not only sweep state houses across the United States, but also take the Capital and White House by storm.

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35 Responses to Updated: Killings of the Young, Black and Unarmed In America

  1. Public Defender’s Office Says Eric Garner Felt Harassed By NYPD

    http://www.ny1.com/content/news/212619/public-defender-s-office-says-eric-garner-felt-harassed-by-nypd/

    The Staten Island Public Defender’s Office says Eric Garner, the man who died in police custody last week, felt harassed by police.

    And now, his case is raising questions about how some officers do their job.

    Video from the scene appears to show plainclothes officer Daniel Pantaleo putting Garner in a chokehold while arresting him for allegedly selling cigarettes illegally.

    Garner, an asthmatic Staten Island man who was married with six children, can be heard saying he can’t breathe. He died of cardiac arrest.

    Before his death, the Legal Aid Society had been representing Garner in three low-level cases. Now the public defender’s office says it has received numerous complaints of instances where police on Staten Island used excessive force when responding to low-level crimes.

    “The officers alleged that he was resisting them, but the client stated that he was not. And there was video tape showing that the officers again threw him down to the ground, striking him with a baton,” said Christopher Pisciotta of the Legal Aid Society.

    A candlelight vigil is planned for Garner tonight.

    And now an internal police report on the incident has come to light.

    But according to the Daily News, an NYPD report prepared right after Garner’s death downplays the incident.

    In the report, officers don’t mention a chokehold and say Garner “did not appear to be in great distress.”

    Another officer says Garner’s condition did not seem serious and did not appear to get worse.

    On another video posted on YouTube, Pantaleo is seen several minutes later, waving at the camera. Neither video shows anyone attempting to give Garner medical care before EMS workers arrive.

    Four EMTs who work for Richmond University Medical Center have now been suspended.

  2. Ametia says:

    ERIC GARNER WAS BREATHLESS TELLING THE POS cops. “I CAN’T BREATHE.”

    And what do they do? KEPT HIM IN A CHOKE-HOLD & LET HIM DIE

  3. Liza says:

    Powerful post and comments, SG2, to see all of these again and not allow them to be forgotten when the media moves on. It is so painful to look back at all of those stolen lives. Dear God, what is it going to take? The cop problem is huge.

  4. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    First day of jury selection for Ted Wafer, who shot and killed Renisha McBride on his porch, just concluded.

  5. rikyrah says:

    They murdered that young man in New York. Plain and simple murder.

    • Liza says:

      They did. But for what? I guess because they are thugs with uniforms and they just wanted to kill the man, they felt like it. America has always had a cop problem but it is seriously time to be getting rid of criminals who wear cop uniforms.

  6. Eric Garner Death – Over 7 minutes handcuffed not breathing NYPD chokehold AFTERMATH

    • Ametia says:

      Gut-wrenching…. The hatred and pure evil that abounds in America’s police departments are beyond the pale.

      KEEP ON SHEDDING THE LIGHT & BRINGING THE TRUTH, SG2!

  7. Sheriff Tom Maddox of Jasper Texas tried to sell a bullshit story like Sheriff Prine told about Kendrick Johnson? WTFF was he thinking?

  8. EXCLUSIVE – An ‘affair’ with white sheriff’s daughter, drugs and claims of a race crime cover-up: Disturbing death of American Idol star’s brother who was found naked, with his tongue missing and throat slit on Texas ranch

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2568673/EXCLUSIVE-An-affair-sheriffs-daughter-drugs-claims-race-hate-crime-cover-Disturbing-death-American-Idol-stars-brother-naked-tongue-missing-eyes-gouged-throat-slit-Texas-scrubland.html

    Alfred Wright’s body was found half naked and mutilated in woodland 18 days after witnesses claim the 28-year-old ‘ran off’ from a store after his truck broke down in Hemphill, Texas.

    Police called off search after four days and claimed his death was ‘classic’ behavior of a meth addict. Alfred’s family claim the Sheriff said the search was getting in the way of his hunting.

    The state autopsy found ‘no sign of trauma’ on his body from which his tongue, left ear and eyes were missing and his throat cut.

    But his devastated family believe the married father-of-three and brother of Savion Wright, American Idol finalist, was victim of a ‘hate crime’ and are claiming a cover-up.
    A second pathologist found ‘high index of suspicion of homicide’.

    Alfred has been romantically linked daughter of sheriff investigating death. She denies it.

    Such is the frenzied climate of suspicion and rumor that even a silver dime found close to Alfred’s body has led some, including his family, to believe it was placed there deliberately.

    Here, MailOnline investigates this very disturbing death

    When he saw the angel wings tattoo inked across his son’s lifeless back, Douglas Wright felt a twist of bitter relief. He had found him.

    He turned to see a Sabine County Sheriff’s officer pushing through the small search party to take control of the scene. Rage rising up in him Mr Wright stood in the misting drizzle and blocked the officer’s path.

    ‘You don’t get to touch him now,’ he said. ‘You don’t get to have him. Y’all gave up on him.’

    Today, giving up remains one thing that the Wright family refuse to do as they fight for answers in 28-year-old Alfred Wright’s mysterious disappearance and death.

    The older brother of Season 13 American Idol finalist Savion Wright, 21, Alfred was found dead on 25 November 2013 – face down in the Texas mud on the outskirts of the small town of Hemphill.

    He had been missing for 18 days.

    His clothes and possessions were scattered in nearby brush and snagged on barbed wire fencing.

    His left ear was missing, his tongue cut or torn out, his eyes gouged out and his throat slit.

    Since then, his family have driven the case beyond their hometown of Jasper where he lived with wife Lauren and their two sons, to national attention.

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  10. Judge to hear Dunn’s motion to delay sentencing hearing

    http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Judge-to-hear-Dunns-motion-to-delay-sentencing/9oeYtW2mNUeWmWNl3B5JBg.cspx

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A judge plans to listen to several defense motions ahead of Michael Dunn’s scheduled sentencing hearing.

    The State Attorneys Office tells Action News the motions hearing is set for March 10.

    Attorney Cory Strolla asked the court for a continuance Tuesday, citing a lack of time to prepare for sentencing while awaiting a possible new trial on first-degree murder charges. A jury deadlocked on that charge while convicting him on three counts of attempted murder and firing deadly missiles after the shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

    Thursday, the court granted Strolla’s request for the state to make a final payment to a private investigator.

    There will be a status hearing in the case has also been set for March 3.

    The sentencing hearing remains set for March 24.

  11. Local “Stand Your Ground” march scheduled for March 10th

    http://www.wtxl.com/news/local-stand-your-ground-march-scheduled-for-march-th/article_668cd8fc-9e4f-11e3-8b85-001a4bcf6878.html

    Several religious figures in the community are teaming up to hold a march, focusing on the “Stand Your Ground” law in March.

    A rally and prayer vigil will take place at the Capitol. The Reverend Al Sharpton and The National Action Network are expected to attend.

    The “Stand Your Ground” has taken the spotlight in several high profile cases in Florida where several people have been accused of killing due to self defense.

  12. Judge asked to delay Michael Dunn’s sentencing

    http://www.news4jax.com/news/dunns-attorney-asks-to-delay-sentencing/-/475880/24700168/-/86odaiz/-/index.html

    The defense attorney for Michael Dunn has filed a motion asking the judge to delay his sentencing on four felony counts connected to the Nov. 23, 2012, shooting into the SUV that killed Jordan Davis.
    **********************
    In the words of the late Whitney Houston…Hell to the NO! Get your ass to prison, Michael Dunn!

  13. Just fucking Wow!

    Sabine County District Attorney Kevin Dutton recused himself from the Alfred Wright case and turned it over to the Texas Attorney General who turned it down stating:

    “Investigative involvement by this office is not appropriate at this time.”

    • justice4all says:

      I wonder what he doesn’t get about the facts that are already out there!!! NOT VERY SMART MAN !! HOW DID HE SLATH HIS OWN THROAT AND EAR OFF and shave himself a Mohawk hair cut while out in the woods with no clothing.? AND IF SO, WHERE DID HIDE THE KNIFE or razor AFTERWARDS? HOW DID HE PULL OUT HIS FRONT TEETH AND 1 MORE? AND IF SO WHERE DID HE HIDE THE TOOL THAT HE USED TO DO SO? WHY DID SHERIFF SAY THEY HAD FOUND ONE OF HIS SHOES EARLY ON AND THEN IT ENDED UP THE BODY WAS FOUND WITH BOTH SHOES ON? HOW DID HIS LARGE CELL PHONE STAY NICELY TUCKED IN HIS SHORT SOCK? WHY DID HE NOT HAVE ANY SCRATCHES ON HIM FROM ALL THE TREES AND BRUSH HE HAD TO GO THRU TO GET TO WHERE THE BODY WAS FOUND, BUT YET ALL THE SEARCHERS CLOTHING WERE TORN ALL OVER TRYING TO GET THRU THE WOODS? WHY WAS THE BODY CLEAN WITH NO MUD ON IT OR HIS SHOES AND BOXERS ALSO VERY CLEAN?? WHY DID HIS BODY END UP IN A VERY UNNATURAL WAY, ON ITS SIDE/STOMACH WHEN EVIDENCE SHOWS HE PASSED AWAY WHILE ON HIS BACK – LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE HE WAS JUST THROWN OFF A STRETCHER OR BOARD ?? WHY DID THE SHERIFF OR TX RANGER NEVER SHOW ANY OF THE CLOTHING OR BELONGINGS TO HIS FAMILY IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY? THEY JUST SAID THEY PACKED IT ALL UP AND SENT IT OFF AS EVIDENCE. BUT ‘EVIDENCE’ FOR WHAT? THEY ALREADY PAINTED HIM AS A MAN MISSING ON HIS OWN ACCORD AND ON DRUGS. SO WHY WOULD THEY NEED IT AS EVIDENCE??? HIS BELONGINGS AND CLOTHING IF EVER FOUND WILL HELP TELL THE STORY OF WHAT HAPPENED TO ALFRED. THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO THIS STORY YET TO BE REVEALED – BUT I JUST WANT JUSTICE FOR HIS FAMILY WHICH I HOLD VERY DEAR !
      #JUSTICEFORWRIGHT

  14. What’s the connection between Cindy Maddox ,daughter of Sherriff Tom Maddox, and Alfred Wright?

  15. Ametia says:

    Powerful post, SG2. What are the black people in America’s communities waiting for? These white folks are killing off mothers & father’s sons. FUTURE PRESIDENTS! Is this the goal to knock off all our young black boys who haven’t lived out their life’s potential?

  16. There is something ROTTEN down in Jasper Texas and it stinks to high heaven! Authorities in Jasper Texas claimed no foul play in the death of Alfred Wright. A second autopsy revealed eyes gouged, throat slit and tongue cut out. That’s a HATE FILLED RAGE killing! Who the fuck are authorities covering for?

  17. Alfred Wright murder case intensifies

    http://www.frostillustrated.com/2014/alfred-wright-murder-case-intensifies/

    Call for justice for Jasper man who had throat slit, tongue cut out, eyes gouged

    The Houston Forward Times (HFT) has been extensively covering the Alfred Wright murder case and cover-up from the beginning and was on hand this past Saturday for two events in Jasper, Texas, and Hemphill, Texas, this past weekend.

    Several new major developments have occurred since the family demanded that Sherriff Tom Maddox, Texas Ranger Danny Young and the Sabine County Sherriff’s Department be investigated for their role in what they believe has been a massive cover-up. According to family members, no law enforcement officials have interviewed any of Wright’s family members; the search party members who located and found his body; his friends or closest associates; and have yet to even get prints from his truck that had stalled on the day of his disappearance.

    The family met with U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), for over three hours to request she help get U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Department of Justice and its Civil Rights and FBI units to take over the investigation. The Justice Department decided to take over the case, after receiving a letter from Congresswoman Jackson Lee, who is a senior member of the House Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees.

    Since that announcement by the Justice Department, Sabine County District Attorney J. Kevin Dutton, who had been visibly absent concerning the Wright case, ‎was asked to recuse himself to “avoid any appearance of impropriety” in the face of “allegations against the sheriff,” who is a friend, according to a statement from Dutton’s office.

    Dutton then turned the case over to the Texas attorney general, who turned it down, saying, “Investigative involvement by this office is not appropriate at this time.”

    On Saturday, a $30,000 reward was announced that is being offered for information leading to charges and a conviction in the death of Wright, 28, who was reported missing on Nov. 7, 2013. His body was later found by a volunteer search group nearly three weeks after he went missing.

    The Wright family requested that an independent second autopsy be performed after authorities released a preliminary autopsy report on Wright, stating that his body only had shallow puncture wounds and that there was no evidence of severe trauma or foul play. That independent second autopsy, performed by Houston forensic pathologist Lee Ann Grossberg, revealed that Wright had his eyes were gouged out, tongue cut out, throat slashed, several teeth knocked out, an ear cut off and many more things to show that foul play was indeed involved. The official autopsy, released by the medical examiner, did not reveal any of the findings that the second autopsy produced, which is what prompted the family to seek help from Congresswoman Jackson Lee and the Justice Department.

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