Black People : Charal "Rah Rah" Thomas Shot 12 times in front of his babies by a FW Police Officer!

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    PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS BROADCAST!!

    This broadcast took place On March 4th 2011

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/centerstage/2011/03/05/charal-thomas-shooting-justified-or-homicide


    Host Name: CenterStage
    Show Name: The Charal "Rah Rah" Thomas Shooting: Justified or Homicide
    Date / Length: 3/4/2011 8:00 PM - 2 hrs

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    On February 28, 2011 Charal Thomas was shot 12 times by a Fort Worth police officer during a traffic stop. Also, in the vehicle with Mr. Thomas was his three minor daughters ages 11, 8 and 7 and another adult passenger. According to news reports the officer stated he asked Mr. Thomas to exit the vehicle after he found outstanding warrants. When Mr. Thomas refused to exit the vehicle the officer contends he placed his arm inside the vehicle to unlock the drivers side door. That is the point in which the situation turned deadly. The officer then contends Mr. Thomas rolled up the window with his arm trapped inside and proceeded to drive off, at which time the officer then opened fire killing Charal Thomas. The other passengers inside the vehicle were all unharmed but Charal Thomas was pronounced dead upon arrival at John Peter Smith Hospital. The "Stop Six" community of Fort Worth is outraged and demanding answers from the FWPD and city leaders.
     
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    Yes, it is always a tragedy whenever a family loses a loved one.

    Yes, it is a tragedy for any child to witnes his/her parent's death.

    Yes, it is always a tragedy whenever a Black man, woman or child's life is taken by any hand.

    But, I'm not gonna jump on the bandwagon with all those who have seemingly "deified" this young man after death and condemned the officer.

    IF this man DID roll up that car window, trapping the police officer and DRIVE OFF, then, that officer's life was in danger.

    Perhaps instead, he should have shot out the tires of the car...instead of the driver?

    Interestingly, the "passenger" who was in the car nor his children have made any comment on if Mr. Thomas rolled up the window on the officer's arm nor on Mr. Thomas' comments/actions to the officer before the shooting.

    Reportedly, Mr. Thomas had been arrested 6 times for drug-related charges and convicted twice on drug-related charges.

    Reportedly, Mr. Thomas stated to the officer that he wasn't going back to jail and then rolled up the window when the officer reached into the car to unlock the door.

    During this stop, he had warrants for his arrest for unpaid tickets.


     
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    No drugs found in SUV that man was driving when shot by police officerPosted Friday, Mar. 04, 2011
    By Mitch Mitchell

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    FORT WORTH -- Police found no drugs in the SUV that a man was driving when he was fatally shot by an officer Monday.

    They did seize more than $3,600 that Charal "RaRa" Thomas had at the time of the incident, according to a police report....


    ...Undercover officers were watching Thomas, who they suspected might be trafficking drugs, and saw him get into the Expedition. They asked a patrol officer to stop Thomas based on two traffic violations they witnessed: turning without signaling and stopping in an intersection, police said.

    After the stop, Thomas was found to have traffic warrants. Romer, accompanied by two assisting officers, ordered Thomas out of the Expedition, but he refused and locked the doors. When Romer reached through the partly open window to unlock the driver's door, Thomas rolled it up, trapping the officer's arm, police said.....

    ... Thomas' warrants were for traffic tickets issued on Sept. 4, 2008, in Dalworthington Gardens, said Jerry Vennum, that department's deputy chief.

    He was ticketed for having television screens in his vehicle within the view of the driver and driving without a license, with accompanying fines of $232 and $224, respectively, Vennum said.

    Two subsequent warrants for failure to appear had accompanying fines of $270, Vennum said....



    Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/03/04/2897720/no-drugs-found-in-suv-that-man.html#ixzz1G2GFAcmI
     
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    Mr. Thomas leaves behind 6 children......


     
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    I'm left to wonder how the truck stopped after the driver was shot. Did the officer dive thru the broken glass and hit the brakes? Which would prove to be difficult being that the victim is still in the drivers seat! Did the other adult in the car reach over and pump the brakes? Which would prove to be even more difficult seeing as their friend was laying their beside them leaking from the gun shots! Did one of his daughters jump into the front and hit the brakes? Doubtful being that their father was just murdered!

    Did the truck run into something forcing it to stop after spinning out of control as the driver took his last breathe?

    Unfortunately, the article doesn't say or i didn't see it so i'm left to await what the adult witness has to say if they haven't scared them to death with threats already...As it stands the 'arm stuck in the partially rolled down window' doesn't sound to kosher!

    DO you know how hard it is to shoot with your arm stuck in a window and hit ONLY THE PERSON YOU WERE AIMING AT INSIDE A MOVING VEHICLE?

    The bullet (s) and glass would have been flying everywhere and the officer himself would have more than likely gotten his arm cut up especially if he's a lefty.

    Also, the first post/blog says that the OFFICER approached the vehicle. Then the Newspaper article says he was being watched and the OFFICERS were asked to stop the vehicle by detectives watching.

    Always go with the original story because anything thing after that is 'clean up' material...
     
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    ^^^^Good questions/points!



    Reportedly, the other adult passenger bailed outta the car when the shooting started.
     
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    That's understandable, but geez he could have jumped in the back seat to try to save the kids...but i guess you really don't have time to think and the shots probably surprised him and he just reacted that way. So how fast could he have been trying to pull off, if at all, if the passenger was able to jump out and as the article said 'The rest of the passengers IN THE CAR were not hurt'?

    This also shows that there was only one cop at the scene because if the driver in fact started to pull of the other officers would have already been on the passenger side once they saw another adult in the car..(proceedure) and they would have been right up on the door if in fact it was a 'warrant stop' (because the other adult may have warrants too)and immidiately after seeing their 'partner' in trouble pulled out and start shooting at the tires to stop the veehicle by all means if they were unable to open the passenger side door.....

    They more than likely searched the car afterwards trying to find drugs to make it a 'justifiable homicide'. When nothing was found they decided to spin it to make the officer look innocent as always, thus the 2 conflicting stories above of how many officers and why the vehicle was pulled over....
     
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    Yep, they is 'splainin' as fast as they can....


    ...Lance Wyatt, who represents Romer, said his client shot in a downward angle to avoid the three children.

    "The angle that he fired his weapon was directly at the driver, and he was conscious of the fact that there were kids in the vehicle," Wyatt said.

    Wyatt said officers did not know the children were inside the vehicle at first because the SUV's windows are tinted.

    He said none of the other officers took a shot at the vehicle when Thomas allegedly drove off, dragging Romer, because they didn't want to injure the children.

    "They didn't react," Wyatt said. "They didn't use deadly force because of concern for those children."

    Thomas was under surveillance by undercover narcotics officers when the officer stopped him at a gas station, police said. The officer discovered Thomas had outstanding warrants and tried to arrest him, police said....


    ....Fort Worth police released surveillance video from a convenience store camera that recorded part of the incident. The department said it was the only video of the incident.

    A police prisoner transport van that does not have a dashboard camera was the primary vehicle in the traffic stop, the department said Wednesday. A secondary vehicle that has a dashboard camera pulled up behind the van, but its camera was not turned on because it wasn't the primary vehicle in the call.

    ....http://www.thegrio.com/news/driver-shot-and-killed-by-cop-in-front-of-his-3-children.php
     
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    ....An officer pulled over a vehicle with Thomas, a second adult and three children inside. He asked Thomas to exit and told him he was under arrest because of four outstanding warrants.

    Criado said "the driver explained that he was not going to jail" and locked the door. And just as the officer reached in through the window to try to unlock the door, Thomas rolled up the window and began driving off.

    The officer's arm was trapped and he was dragged about two blocks. Criado said he "feared for his life" as he tried to free his arm and Thomas continued to accelerate.

    Criado said the officer was able to place his feet on the driver's side running board. With his gun unholstered, he ordered Thomas to stop. When he didn't, the officer fired several shots at him, killing him, Criado said.

    .....http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/022811-cops:-suspect-dead-after-dragging-officer
     
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    There are more holes in these stories than i care to point out, but one thing is still missing from what i can see which leads me further into knowing they are absolutely lying.

    HOW DID THE TRUCK COME TO A STOP ?

    especially, if the driver had 'accelerated' right before he was shot. Also, how could the 'other officers' not want to shoot into the car because of the children if the truck was moving and it was 'two blocks' away and they already admitted that they did not know children were inside because of the tints?

    This is crazy! The only vehicle with a camera was a car behind the police van? Only one camera from a convience store caught 'some of the incident' when they just said they pulled him over at a 'gas station' which more than likely has at least 2 or 3 cameras running 24/7.
     
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