The Police : COPS DEHUMANIZING BLACKS FOR FUN

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    Police were scouring a neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Mich., for a 40-year-old attempted murder suspect. Instead, in a moment that has cast a harsh spotlight on this western Michigan city, an officer found himself pointing his gun at — then handcuffing — a screeching 11-year-old girl.


    The 45-second video clip from an officer’s body camera, made public by the city’s police department this week, was full of outrage-inducing elements: a petrified preteen who started shrieking when she heard the click of handcuffs; a police use of force with racial overtones; a law enforcement agency already criticized in March after an officer pointed a gun at black youth who had done nothing wrong.

    The most recent incident happened Dec. 6 on the northwest side of Grand Rapids, according to Grand Rapids NBC affiliate WOOD.



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    Boy, 16, fatally shot by LA deputy who thought he had gun

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    By MICHAEL BALSAMO,

    [​IMG] © The Associated Press People gather around a memorial for a 16-year old boy fatally shot at an apartment complex courtyard during a police chase on Sunday night, in South Los Angeles, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. A Los Angeles County sheriff's…
    LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy who was thought to have a gun tucked into his waistband and investigators believe someone in a crowd that rushed in after the shooting may have taken a gun from the teenager's body, officials said Monday.
    Deputies were first called to the scene in South Los Angeles after someone called 911 Sunday night to report that a man had pointed a gun at his car and he believed he was going to be shot. Deputies encountered a 16-year-old boy who matched the suspect's description — a black man wearing a black T-shirt and jeans — and ordered him to stop, but the teen took off running in an apartment complex, detectives said.
    The boy, who was identified by family members as Anthony Jacob Weber, appeared to have a gun tucked into his waistband and away from the deputies, sheriff's Capt. Chris Bergner said. A witness told detectives they remembered hearing the deputies yell out, "Don't reach for it!" but didn't know whether Weber had a gun, he said.


    The deputies chased Weber into the courtyard of an apartment complex, where he turned around and reached for his waistband, Bergner said. As he turned around, a deputy opened fire, shooting off 10 rounds, the captain said. It was unclear how many times Weber was shot.
    About 30 to 40 people flooded into the apartment complex's courtyard and surrounded the two deputies as Weber lay wounded on the floor, officials said. Investigators believe that while the deputies were waiting for backup to arrive someone in the crowd grabbed the gun from the scene.


    "They believe that somebody reached in and may have taken a gun," Berger said at a news conference. The weapon hasn't been recovered.
    The deputies weren't wearing body cameras or audio recorders, Bergner said. While the sheriff's department has not rolled out an official body camera program, hundreds of deputies own personal cameras they wear on duty.
    Sheriff's officials took an unusual step Monday by releasing an audio clip from the 911 call.


    "I was just coming down the street and he came out of his gate....I didn't know if he was going to fire or not," the caller told a 911 dispatcher. The caller didn't give his name and sheriff's officials modified the audio to disguise his voice.
    A makeshift memorial of candles, photos and balloons grew late Monday in the courtyard where the shooting took place. Friends wept as they left notes and memories of the teen, who was the father to an infant daughter.
    "My son was a good son. He was a great brother. He had the biggest heart," Weber's mother, Demetra Johnson, said. "He had a 9-month old daughter, Violet, that lights up every time he walks in the room. He didn't deserve this. He don't (sic) have that kind of heart that deserve this kind of killing."





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    Truly messed up since the "REAL" suspect was some raggedy old White hag. Go figure, and here I was told all us Blacks looked alike.

     
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    West Virginia city pays former officer $175,000 to settle lawsuit after he decided not to shoot distraught suspect
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    [​IMG] © Courtesy Stephen Mader Stephen Mader: "My hope is that no other person on either end of a police call has to go through this."
    A West Virginia city has agreed to pay a former police officer $175,000 to settle a wrongful-termination lawsuit after he was fired following his decision not to shoot a distraught suspect who was holding a gun.


    The lawsuit accused the Weirton Police Department of wrongfully terminating officer Stephen Mader after he chose not to shoot a 23-year-old man while responding to a domestic disturbance in 2016.
    "At the end of the day, I'm happy to put this chapter of my life to bed," Mader said in a news release by the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia.


    "The events leading to my termination were unjustified and I'm pleased a joint resolution has been met. My hope is that no other person on either end of a police call has to go through this again."
    The incident occurred May 6, 2016, when Mader responded to a domestic-disturbance call and found Ronald "R.J." Williams Jr. with an unloaded handgun.
    Mader told CNN last year that Williams was "visibly choked up" and told Mader to shoot him. As a Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan, Mader told CNN that he concluded Williams wasn't a threat and so he tried to de-escalate the situation.
    As Mader was trying to get Williams to drop his gun, two other Weirton police officers arrived. Mader told CNN that Williams raised his gun and was immediately shot and killed by one of the other officers. A state investigation found the officer's actions were justified.


    [​IMG] © Courtesy Williams Family Ronald "R.J." Williams Jr. was killed by police on May 6, 2016. On June 7, 2016, the Weirton Police Department fired Mader. The lawsuit, filed in May 2017, claims the department fired him because of "failure to meet probationary standards of an officer" and "apparent difficulties in critical incident reasoning."

    In September 2016, Weirton City Manager Travis Blosser told CNN that Mader was fired not just for the Williams shooting but for "a totality of circumstances," which included a March 2016 incident where Mader allegedly entered a man's vehicle without a warrant to put a ticket on the dashboard and an April 2016 incident where Mader and other officers failed to report an elderly woman's death as suspicious. The woman's death was later ruled a homicide.
    Mader told CNN that in the March 2016 incident, he was writing a second parking ticket for a vehicle when the owner came out cursing at him so he responded with using the f-word. In the April 2016 incident, Mader said emergency responders told officers that the woman died of natural causes.
    When reached for comment Monday, Blosser said the city had "no comment regarding the settlement."
    Timothy O'Brien, lead counsel in the lawsuit, said he's pleased Mader's case has been resolved.


    "No police officer should ever lose their job — or have their name dragged through the mud — for choosing to talk to, rather than shoot, a fellow citizen," he said. "His decision to attempt to de-escalate the situation should have been praised, not punished. Simply put, no police officer should ever feel forced to take a life unnecessarily to save his career."
    Joseph Cohen, ACLU-WV executive director, said Mader's termination was "yet another incident exposing the toxic culture that infects far too many police departments in America."
    "We need to give law enforcement officers tools to effectively serve their communities. That means we need to invest in de-escalation training, implicit bias training and crisis intervention training. Hopefully the resolution of this lawsuit will send a message to the City of Weirton and police departments across the country that our communities deserve thoughtful, compassionate, transparent law enforcement."


    CNN's Chris Boyette, Amanda Watts and Khushbu Shah



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