Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Black man shot in the back... 12 times

Another black man shot in the back, this time 12 times in New Orleans. "American cities are becoming color aroused powder keg's on the eve of a black man becoming President of the United States. More HERE


Monday, January 5, 2009

Video of Police Shooting Black Youth In Back

H/T One Black Man from the blog, Black TalkRadio, who reports:
Whether or not the police officer meant to shoot this young man in the back as some are claiming is irrelevant, there was no reason to pull a gun out on a person lying face down on the ground being pinned by other officers.

Mecury News writes:

OAKLAND — A BART police officer struggling to handcuff a 22-year-old man, stood up over the facedown Hayward resident and fired a single shot into his back while a handful of officers watched, a video taken by a train passenger apparently shows.

The attorney for the family of Oscar Grant III, fatally shot by an unidentified BART officer early New Year's Day, said Sunday he plans to file a $25 million lawsuit against the department and asked prosecutors to consider filing murder charges against the officer.

The shooting occurred shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday after five officers responded to the Fruitvale station to reports of a fight on a train, officials said, though they have not confirmed whether Grant was involved in the fight.
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