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Thu Jul 23, 2015, 10:03 AM

Homeless woman picked up an LAPD nightstick during the skid row shooting, could get life in prison.

http://www.latimes.com/local/crime/la-me-homeless-woman-baton-20150723-story.html (h/t @deray, Deray McKesson)

Millions of people viewed video of the fatal police shooting March 1 of an unarmed black man known as "Africa" outside his skid row tent.

Police said the man, Cameroonian immigrant Charly Keunang, grabbed an officer's holstered gun when they tried to take him into custody on suspicion of robbery. The shooting stoked long-simmering tensions and anger among skid row inhabitants and advocates who accuse Los Angeles police of being too quick to resort to heavy-handed, violent tactics.

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The homeless woman, Trishawn Cardessa Carey, 34, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer and resisting arrest, and could face 25 years to life in prison under California's three-strikes sentencing law for repeat offenders.

After nearly five months in jail, Carey was granted a reduction in bail late Wednesday afternoon, to $50,000 from just over $1 million.

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The footage shows Carey briefly lifting the baton as police scuffle with Keunang nearby. It does not show her swinging the club or striking anyone, and the prosecutor says he won't try to prove she did so.

Instead, Denton said he will argue that Carey attempted to attack an officer by "picking up the officer's baton and raising the baton to strike the officer."


Unarmed black man shot by police for fighting back. Black woman picks up a police baton, DOES NOT HIT ANYONE WITH IT, may face 25-life, and started out with a million dollar bond. there is absolutely nothing that is 'right' with this treatment of our citizens by the state.

Three strikes must end. 'Broken windows' policing must end. Overincarceration of black men and women must end. Overcharging and ridiculous bail amounts that leave people rotting in jail must end.

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Reply Homeless woman picked up an LAPD nightstick during the skid row shooting, could get life in prison. (Original post)
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jul 2015 OP
Initech Jul 2015 #1
onyourleft Jul 2015 #2
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jul 2015 #3
onyourleft Jul 2015 #4

Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2015, 11:10 AM

1. Welcome to America. Go directly to jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.

The police and prisons need to be seriously reformed in this country.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2015, 12:40 PM

2. I'm sure...

...she has a much greater chance of raising $50,000 bail than she had $1 million.

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Response to onyourleft (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 23, 2015, 12:45 PM

3. I suspect 5000 would have the same chance as 50000 or one million.

It just wasn't ever going to happen, she'll be in jail til trial.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 23, 2015, 12:51 PM

4. Oh, I agree. n/t

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