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“Chief Koval said it’s not clear if Robinson had any sort of weapon.
“Initial findings at the scene did not reflect a gun or anything of that nature that would have been used by the subject,” he said. When asked about the number of shots, Koval said he thinks it’s safe to say there was more than one shot fired.
The officer was knocked down by a blow to the head. He was taken to the hospital, where he was expected to be treated and released. Koval said the first officer responded around 6:30 p.m. to call of a man dodging in and out of traffic.
“Before we arrived, the call was updated by another complaintant who indicated that this same subject was responsible for a battery,” Koval said.
The chief says the officer went to the apartment he thought the man had gone into, where he thought he heard a disturbance and forced entry to the apartment.
“This same subject then assaulted my officer and in the context of mutual combat, the officer did draw his revolver and subsequently shot the subject,” Koval said
The first officer and others started CPR. The man was taken to the hospital, but died from his injuries.”
Same cop killed someone else in 2007; he was cleared of wrongdoing. (NBCwashington) Veteran Cop shot him! Must have been a good shoot; now they’re claiming Tony ‘assaulted’ the cop.
How many more, indeed? Far too many already. People saying they are sick and tired of hashtags for those killed by police, tired of trying to remember so many names.
Radio foxnews:‘Fired Ferguson Cops Identified’:
“Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd resigned Thursday, sources confirmed Friday. Also Friday, city spokesman Jeff Small said Court Clerk Mary Ann Twitty was fired Wednesday.
Emails were included in a voluminous report that accused Ferguson of using its police and municipal court as a revenue engine, unfairly tapping the pocketbooks of the poor and blacks.
It was not clear whether the three were alleged to be senders or recipients of offensive emails. They could not be reached for comment.
The sources said Henke was associated with an e-mail from 2008 suggesting that President Barack Obama would not be president for very long because a black man can’t hold a job. They said Mudd was associated with an e-mail from 2011 suggesting that CrimeStoppers paid a black woman who terminated a pregnancy.
The Justice Department report also detailed other emails as well, including one that depicted Obama as a chimpanzee.”
It was so good to read that Obama was at the March in Selma; it must prove something.
‘Obama’s Dead End Criminal Justice “Reforms” by Glen Ford.
“The presidential task force’s grab bag of suggestions seeks only to make the Mass Black Incarceration State more palatable to the victims.”
In New Yawk City:
‘Judge Tells NYPD to Follow the Law, Demands New Stop-and-Frisk Tactics‘ (sorta; including “furtive movements aren’t grounds”)
“Of course, Patrick Lynch wasn’t happy. In a short statement the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President said, “police officers are going to have to travel with an attorney just to interpret these new stop and frisk regulations.”
Unfortunately, the rules won’t do nearly enough to change the culture of the NYPD. And with NYPD Commissioner Bratton’s new focus on broken windows policing – where the NYPD can arrest you for damn near anything – we can be sure the harassment of communities of color will continue.