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Another black man killed by police?

Anonymous
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Has anyone heard about this one? I saw this on my FB but I don't know if it is true because I have not heard anything about it.

http://rollingout.com/criminal-behavior/black-father-killed-police-holding-toy-gun-walmart/#_

Black father killed by police for holding a toy gun at Walmart

Mon., Aug. 11, 2014 7:08 AM EDT
by A.R. Shaw

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A 22-year-old black father was killed by police for holding a toy gun while at Walmart. According to CBS News, John Crawford, 22, went shopping with his girlfriend at a Walmart in Dayton, Ohio.

Crawford and his girlfriend went their separate ways to shop for personal items while in the store. At some point, Crawford picked up a toy BB gun and played video games while talking to his girlfriend on his cellphone.

A suspicious couple, April and Ronald Ritchie, began following Crawford. They eventually called police and told them that Crawford was walking around the store with a gun.

When police arrived at the store, they approached him from behind and told him to put the weapon down. Crawford turned and told them it was just a toy. The police officers opened fire on Crawford. He later died from his wounds.

This is clearly another case of a black male losing his life due to racist actions. April and Ronald Ritchie racially profiled Crawford by assuming that he was carrying a real gun. The couple should have notified store managers who could have verified that Crawford was carrying a toy gun. Instead, they called police and caused an innocent man to lose his life. Following the tragic incident with Crawford, a 37-year-old woman died after having a heart attack in the store.

The police acted in a racist manner by killing Crawford without giving him a chance to tell them he was holding a toy.

In the past three weeks, three unarmed black males have been killed by police. Eric Garner was choked and killed by NYPD in July. Several days ago, 18-year-old Mike Brown was shot and killed by police while walking to his grandmother’s house.

Crawford’s relatives have notified the NAACP and the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 20, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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holyhoola
by Ruby Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 10:53 AM
Please stop.
Tranquil_Octopi
by Silver Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 10:55 AM
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Yea, from my understanding it was in an open-carry state. Sad, just sad. 

couture-mommy
by She.Me.Her on Aug. 20, 2014 at 10:55 AM
Some say he was holding the gun and waving it around.
Some don't.
The police refuse to release the video
notjstasocermom
by Emerald Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Why didnt he just put it down
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 20, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Bump for later

momofthree0429
by Gold Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 10:58 AM
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An old lady in  my neighborhood was shot a few years ago for holding a toy gun in front of police.  She was 80 and she was WHITE, the cop was black.  OMG..where is the horror?!

TSpur1234
by Bronze Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 10:58 AM
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Yes it's true... Im am honestly about to join the riots in Ferguson. This bullshit needs to stop. ( I won't really join the riots, they as well are too violent. But something Must be done.)

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Aug. 20, 2014 at 10:59 AM
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Four white men were recently killed by police in my state, each in a different area. Does no one care about that?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM

 

You have to admit that there is still A Lot of racism in our country, sadly. These situations are sad, period. You have no right to make fun of them.

Quoting momofthree0429:

An old lady in  my neighborhood was shot a few years ago for holding a toy gun in front of police.  She was 80 and she was WHITE, the cop was black.  OMG..where is the horror?!

 

Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:01 AM
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I've been wanting to say this for days, so here it goes...

Cops deal with the very worst humanity has to offer all day, every damn day. Then when they aren't dealing with that, they're dealing with idiots. They all put their lives on the line for us and we all should be more fucking appreciative.
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