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Tue Sep 20, 2016, 08:50 PM

Report: Disabled Black Man Shot Dead by Police While Reading in the Car


A disabled black man has died at the hospital after being shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Tuesday afternoon on Old Concord Road in University City, a subdivision of Charlotte, NC.

Police said they were searching for someone who had outstanding warrants when they saw a man with a gun leave a vehicle. The victim was not the subject of the search, said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney.

According to police reports, the man, who has not been named, returned to his vehicle. When they approached the man, they claim he “posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers” and one of them opened fire. An eyewitness told the victim’s daughter that a Taser was used on her father, then he was shot at least three times.



http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2016/09/report-disabled-black-man-shot-dead-by-police-while-reading-in-the-car/

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Reply Report: Disabled Black Man Shot Dead by Police While Reading in the Car (Original post)
ghostsinthemachine Sep 2016 OP
HipChick Sep 2016 #1
atreides1 Sep 2016 #6
xfundy Sep 2016 #2
kacekwl Sep 2016 #3
atreides1 Sep 2016 #8
cwydro Sep 2016 #18
Act_of_Reparation Sep 2016 #24
SCantiGOP Sep 2016 #4
ecstatic Sep 2016 #12
SCantiGOP Sep 2016 #17
ecstatic Sep 2016 #20
SCantiGOP Sep 2016 #23
ecstatic Sep 2016 #25
SCantiGOP Sep 2016 #28
mythology Sep 2016 #21
ecstatic Sep 2016 #26
LanternWaste Sep 2016 #27
ColemanMaskell Sep 2016 #5
True Earthling Sep 2016 #7
HipChick Sep 2016 #9
ecstatic Sep 2016 #13
ghostsinthemachine Sep 2016 #19
ghostsinthemachine Sep 2016 #10
TheBlackAdder Sep 2016 #11
Divine Discontent Sep 2016 #15
greyl Sep 2016 #14
Orrex Sep 2016 #16
B2G Sep 2016 #22

Response to ghostsinthemachine (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 08:52 PM

1. When is this going to stop? Execution by police

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Response to HipChick (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:30 PM

6. When???

Probably never!!!

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 08:55 PM

2. This is madness.


Enough!

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:06 PM

3. Isn't a Taser supposed to be used instead of gun?

Now they use it as a quick warm up it seems.

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Response to kacekwl (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:43 PM

8. It's like a caged hunt

The taser takes the place of netting around the area the prey is located...the taser like the netting immobilizes the victim so that the cops can kill him/her!

It's hunting season for blacks, by badge wearing, gun toting state sanctioned murderers!!!

Get use to it people, more is coming...and there isn't anything that anyone is going to do about it!!!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 08:46 AM

18. The cop is also black. nt

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Response to cwydro (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 04:04 PM

24. So what?

Do you think black cops cannot fall into the same manner of thinking that white cops do?

Racism is a systemic problem, not an individual problem.

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:08 PM

4. Charlotte Observer story

Instead of theroot, says the guy was out of his car and had a gun in his hand.

Might be good to wait for facts.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 11:22 PM

12. His brother said he had a book and was waiting for his son.

I trust the brother and other witnesses, NOT the lying murderous thugs. Why do you believe everything the cops say when it's been shown time and time again that they lie?

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 08:45 AM

17. It was the newspaper reporter that provided the information

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 12:31 PM

20. Well, I guess that settles it then.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 03:58 PM

23. And where did you see his brother's statement?

On the internet or from a reporter?

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #23)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 05:00 PM

25. Here are witness accounts (interviewed by the Charlotte Observer)

You're free to take the word of a reporter (who blindly takes the cop's word as the truth)... But common sense should prevail-- there's a good chance that someone might lie when murder charges and prison are on the table.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #25)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 06:20 PM

28. My position actually

Is that it was way too early too start drawing conclusions and demanding action when this was just a one sentence breaking alert.

Whether it comes from the left or the right, people are way too anxious to put their feelings into the story before the facts come out.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 12:34 PM

21. Everybody lies

 

Whether intentionally or not. Remember witnesses claiming Michael Brown had his hands up and/or shot in the back, which was contradicted by the autopsies?

Blanket belief in anybody you don't know, is silly.

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Response to mythology (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 05:03 PM

26. Feel free to blindly take the cop's side. As for me,

they've done nothing to demonstrate that they are honest or trustworthy. And the cop's account makes ZERO sense. This man went to pick up his son at that same spot every day, and suddenly he's a gun toting would-be cop killer? And of course, the cop who pulled the trigger was in PLAIN CLOTHES with no bodycam. How convenient.

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Response to mythology (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 05:30 PM

27. Faith in statistics and probability however, is rational.

 

"Blanket belief in anybody you don't know, is silly...."

Faith in statistics and probability however, is rational-- as is all math. On the other hand, an unqualified blanket belief in anyone, even those one does know, is silly as well.

Lets all of us try to step away from the absurdities of bumper sticker philosophies are get back to critical thought.

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:40 PM

7. Officer who fired shot and victim were both African-American

Man shot by police at University City apartment complex

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article103009432.html

A police source confirmed that the officer who fired the fatal shot and the man who died were both African-American.

Police said they recovered the firearm the man was holding when police shot him shortly before 4 p.m. Police were also interviewing witnesses.

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Response to True Earthling (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:44 PM

9. Of course they are going to find a gun, and say they feared for their lives..

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Response to True Earthling (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 11:23 PM

13. And? Cops of all races are completely out of control

Dramatic reform and retraining is needed now!

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Response to True Earthling (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 10:08 AM

19. Systemic racism right here

Police are scared of black men. Even black male police officers.

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:44 PM

10. Huff Post story

Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday fatally shot a black man they said was armed as they searched for someone else. Witnesses said the man, whose identity wasn’t released, was unarmed and had a disability.

The shooting ― the sixth Charlotte-Mecklenburg police killing of a civilian in the last year ― happened just before 4 p.m. at an apartment complex roughly a mile from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers were searching at the complex for someone else who was wanted on an

More here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/charlotte-police-shooting_us_57e1c953e4b0e80b1b9efd69?section=

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 10:09 PM

11. There should be random frisks of officers to see if they are carrying throw aways.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 06:05 AM

15. Ouch! So true.

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 07:04 AM

16. Apparently black men are a perpetual imminent deadly threat to officers

And not even black men. Even black children who might otherwise have grown up to be black men and thereby pose a perpetual imminent deadly threat to officers.

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 12:52 PM

22. WSOC says protestors will be going to 'rich suburbs'

 

in the coming days.

This is not going to end well.

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