Black People : Murdered by cops index.

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    This thread is to create an index of all the killings of people of African descent
    by law enforcement.. Anyone willing to participate, please post all the information
    you can about each case.. including links to articles, pictures, videos,
    etc.. The goal of this thread is attack the idea that these are isolated
    incidents.. or accidents.. and to create a resource for bloggers and other
    interested parties..

    Here at the outset, I'd like to ask all participants to post only the information
    about the murders and to spin all debates and related conversations over to new
    Threads. Let's try to keep this as much like a reference resource as possible.

    Thanks in advance... Peace.

     
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    BREAKING:Oakland Jury Reaches Verdict In Cop Killing Of Black Man – Cop Basically Gets Off: "Involuntary Manslaughter", Shooting Considered Accidental

    A white former transit officer was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Thursday in the shooting death of an unarmed black man on an Oakland train platform in a 2009 encounter that set off days of rioting in the city.
    The jury deliberated more than six hours over two days to convict Johannes Mehserle in the killing of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, who was shot to death as he lay face-down.
    Mehserle was placed in handcuffs and taken away after the verdict. He turned to his family and mouthed, "I love you, guys."
    At least five bystanders videotaped the New Year’s Day incident in what was among the most racially polarizing cases in California since four Los Angeles officers were acquitted in 1992 in the beating of Rodney King.
    Involuntary manslaughter carries a sentence of two to four years.
    Grant’s family and friends filed multimillion dollar lawsuits against the transit agency. Only the mother of Grant’s daughter has reached a settlement.


    http://patdollard.com/2010/07/oakland-jury-reaches-verdict-in-cop-killing-of-black-man/

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    Sen. Wants Probe in Cop Killing of Pace Student

    The family of a New York college football player who was shot by police then left to die without medical attention has an attorney and a U.S. senator helping to find out what precipitated the young man’s death.
    “While we know there are lots of versions, lots of stories that have come out, we’re just trying to get to the absolute truth here,” Danroy Henry Sr. told “Good Morning America” today. [Watch below.]
    “We owe it to our son,” he said. “We owe it to his legacy.”

    Danroy Henry Jr., a 20-year-old student at Pace University, was killed last weekend as he sat in his car with his friends after a night out in suburban Mount Pleasant celebrating a homecoming game. But there are differing accounts of what happened and a cell phone video showing the chaos failed to capture what triggered the shooting.

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    Black cop killed by white officer: Horror in East Harlem as off-duty rookie is shot pursuing suspect

    An off-duty rookie cop chasing a suspected car thief in East Harlem with his gun drawn was shot and killed Thursday night when an officer mistook him for a criminal.
    "Police! Stop! Drop it!" cops from the 25th Precinct shouted at Omar Edwards, 25.
    As he started to turn toward him - the gun still in his hand - an officer opened fire, sources said.
    The officer involved in the shooting is white, Edwards is black and had no visible NYPD identification on him, sources said. It was unclear if Edwards identified himself.
    "This is always a black cop's fear, that he'd be mistaken for a [suspect]," a source said.
    His father couldn't fathom how such a fatal mistake could happen.
    "If a police officer sees someone with a gun, you don't just fire without asking questions or trying to apprehend the person," said Ricardo Edwards, 72. "If the person was firing at a police officer, I understand."


    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_...op_killed_by_white_officer.html#ixzz13Jegtgzd


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    Police respond to scene in East Harlem on Thursday night where off-duty cop Omar Edwards was fatally shot by NYPD while in pursuit of carjack thief.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_...op_killed_by_white_officer.html#ixzz13Jf4XuDl
     
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    Killing African-Americans—Meet The New KKK IN Chicago



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    Chicago, IL—They went out and terrorized the African-Americans with savage brutality. They intimidated and murdered, being inspired by pure hate.

    They said the Ku Klux Klan’s days were over. They said the Klan was run out of America but they were wrong. The new KKK is here and hateful as ever. Age and sex does not matter to these bigots as they keep the Cook County Morgue, and hospital emergency rooms overflowing with genuine hate crime victims.

    The killing of Chicago’s African-Americans is so effective it can be considered genocide. The old KKK did not hold a candle to Chicago's new breed.

    The new Klan kills with more effectiveness than ever. They are diligently working on the Final Solution to the African-American Problem. They are more frightening than ever. Today the new breed of hate mongers, are themselves, all African-American like their victims, they have traded in such for the BLUE..and call themselves C.O.P.S
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    Cops Fire Over 50 Shots,
    NYPD Guns Down Sean Bell on his Wedding Day

    23-year-old Sean Bell was supposed to get married on Saturday, November 25. But in the early morning hours of that day, he was murdered by the NYPD.
    Undercover cops fired at least 50 rounds of bullets into a car carrying Sean Bell and two of his friends as they left Bell's bachelor party in the Jamaica section of Queens. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly reported that one of his men fired his weapon 31 times, emptying two full magazines. News reports said Bell was shot in the neck, shoulder and right arm and died at the hospital. Two of Bell's friends who were in the car, 21-year-old Joseph Guzman and 23-year-old Trent Benefield, were hospitalized with multiple gun shot wounds.
    The club where the bachelor party was held was under police surveillance, inside and outside the building. When Bell's car left the club, it ran into an unmarked van carrying some of the cops involved in the surveillance. And the cops responded with a barrage of deadly gunfire.
    People visiting Guzman and Benefield at the hospital on Saturday found them handcuffed to their hospital beds. The two men had not been charged with any crime but the cops said they handcuffed the wounded men because they were unclear if the men were armed. This is an insulting justification from the cops who are acting as if they couldn't have frisked the men after they shot them down! Family members of the two victims said there had been no guns in their car that night. And an employee of the club said the men "weren't rowdy or nothing like that" at the club prior to the shooting.

    http://revcom.us/a/071/nyc-police-shooting-en.html


    Trial and acquittal on all charges

    On April 25, 2008, all three of the police officers indicted were acquitted on all counts. The defendants opted to have Justice Arthur J. Cooperman make a ruling rather than a jury. The ruling was handed down in a state supreme court in Queens.
    A key defense forensic witness was Alexander Jason, a crime scene analyst and ballistics expert who disproved several of the prosecution's main points relating to the physical evidence. Among them was the timing of the incident. After doing tests with an NYPD pistol,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Bell_shooting_incident

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    The Cold Truth About the Police Murder of Sean Bell

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    Taped to a small brick wall, just a few yards from where Sean Bell was brutally murdered, is a large color photo of Sean, with the following words printed underneath: “There’s an answer to every question. Question is, who’ll answer it TRUTHFULLY?”
    Indeed, who will tell the truth of what happened to Sean Bell and two close friends in the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 25, on Liverpool, a quiet street in the New York City neighborhood of Jamaica, consisting mainly of small, unassuming one- and two-story homes in which working class and lower middle class families dwell—mainly Black people who have emigrated from the Caribbean? Who will tell the truth of how the quiet of that street was shattered that day when NYPD undercover police opened fire—50 bullets in all in a space of only seconds—on Sean Bell’s car, in which he and his two friends were sitting, killing Sean, 23, critically wounding Joseph Guzman, 31, and seriously wounding Trent Benefield, 23?


    http://revcom.us/a/072/seanbell-en.html
     
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    Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969) was an African-American activist and deputy chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP). He was killed as he lay in bed in his apartment by a tactical unit of the Cook County, Illinois State's Attorney's Office (SAO), in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Hampton's death was chronicled in the 1971 documentary film The Murder of Fred Hampton, as well as an episode of the critically acclaimed documentary series Eyes on the Prize.

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    About the same time that Hampton was successfully organizing young African Americans for the NAACP, the Black Panther Party (BPP) started rising to national prominence. Hampton was quickly attracted to the Black Panthers' approach, which was based on a ten-point program of a mix of black self-determination and certain elements of Maoism. Hampton joined the Party and relocated to downtown Chicago, and in November 1968 he joined the Party's nascent Illinois chapter — founded by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizer Bob Brown in late 1967.
    Over the next year, Hampton and his associates made a number of significant achievements in Chicago. Perhaps his most important accomplishment was his brokering of a nonaggression pact between Chicago's most powerful street gangs. Emphasizing that racial and ethnic conflict between gangs would only keep its members entrenched in poverty, Hampton strove to forge a class-conscious, multi-racial (albeit tenuous) alliance between the BPP, Students for a Democratic Society, the Blackstone Rangers, the National Young Lords in Chicago, the Young Patriots, the Brown Berets and the Red Guard Party.[3][4] In May 1969, Hampton called a press conference to announce that a truce had been declared among this "rainbow coalition," a phrase coined by Hampton and made popular over the years by Rev. Jesse Jackson, who eventually appropriated the name in forming his own unrelated coalition, Rainbow PUSH.

    Death following Chicago police raid
    "We expected about twenty Panthers to be in the apartment when the police raided the place. Only two were killed, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark."
    "You can kill the revolutionary, but you can't kill the revolution."
    — Fred Hampton
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    Body of Fred Hampton, after being shot twice in the head at point blank range by members of the Chicago Police Department.

    Bed that Hampton was initially shot in during the raid, with large amount of blood on mattress and numerous bullet holes in the walls.

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    Death of the Black Panther Party (BPP)

    In 1966,Huey P. Newton was released from jail. With his friend Bobby Seale from Oakland City College, he joined a black power group called the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM). RAM had a chapter in Oakland and followed the writings of Robert F. Williams. Williams had been the president of the Monroe, North Carolina branch of the NAACP and later published a newsletter called The Crusader from China, where he fled to escape kidnapping charges.
    They worked at the North Oakland Neighborhood Anti-Poverty Center, where they also served on the advisory board. To combat police brutality, the advisory board obtained 5,000 signatures in support of the City Council's setting up a police review board to review complaints. Newton was also taking classes at the City College and at San Francisco Law School. Both institutions were active in the North Oakland Center. Thus the pair had numerous connections with whom they talked about a new organization. Inspired by the success of the Lowndes County Freedom Organization and Stokely Carmichael's calls for separate black political organizations, they wrote their initial platform statement, the Ten-Point Program. With the help of Huey's brother Melvin, they decided on a uniform of blue shirts, black pants, black leather jackets, black berets, and openly displayed loaded shotguns (in his studies, Newton had discovered a California law that allowed carrying a loaded rifle or shotgun in public, as long as it was publicly displayed and pointed at no one).
    What became standard Black Panther discourse emerged from a long history of urban activism, social criticism and political struggle by African Americans. “As inheritors of the discipline, pride, and calm self-assurance preached by Malcolm X, the panthers became national heroes in African American communities
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    Original six members of the Black Panther Party (November, 1966) Top left to right: Elbert "Big Man" Howard; Huey P. Newton (Defense Minister), Sherman Forte, Bobby Seale (Chairman). Bottom: Reggie Forte and Little Bobby Hutton (Treasurer).

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    As the Black Panther Party was beginning to gain a national presence, the government began a crackdown on the party and its activities
    One of the central aims of the BPP was to stop abuse by local police departments. When the party was founded in 1966, only 16 of Oakland's 661 police officers were African American.
    The BPP sought to oppose police brutality through neighborhood patrols (an approach since adopted by groups such as Copwatch). Police officers were often followed by armed Black Panthers who sought at times to aid African-Americans who were victims of police brutality and racial prejudice. Both Panthers and police died as a result of violent confrontations


    Conflict with COINTELPRO
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    COINTELPRO document outlining the FBI's plans to 'neutralize' Jean Seberg for her support for the Black Panther Party, by attempting to publicly "cause her embarassment" and "tarnish her image"


    In August 1967, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) instructed its program "COINTELPRO" to "neutralize" what the FBI called "black nationalist hate groups" and other dissident groups. In September 1968, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover described the Black Panthers as "the greatest threat to the internal security of the country."[30] By 1969, the Black Panthers were the primary target of COINTELPRO. They were the target of 233 of the 295 authorized "Black Nationalist" COINTELPRO actions. The goals of the program were to prevent the unification of militant black nationalist groups and to weaken the power of their leaders, as well as to discredit the groups to reduce their support and growth. The initial targets included the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Revolutionary Action Movement and the Nation of Islam. Leaders who were targeted included the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, Maxwell Stanford and Elijah Muhammad.


    Get it all here the DEATH of the BLACK PANTHER PARTY of DEFENSE

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panther_Party
     
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    The “Stolen Lives Project,” which announces the names of those killed by police throughout the nation on an annual basis, noted that there have been 130 killings of Blacks and Latinos in NYC since the 1999 slaying of West African immigrant Amadou Diallo. He was shot at 41 times by four White officers assigned to the infamous “Street Crime Unit.” The officers said they thought his wallet was a gun, so they shot him dead in the vestibule in the apartment building where he lived. Now, while the Street Crime Unit’s main objective was guns and drugs, the officers said they had been questioning Mr. Diallo about a series of rapes in his Bronx community.

    The officers were acquitted of murder charges by a jury in Albany, NY, and within weeks of the acquittal, another man—Malcolm Ferguson, 25—was shot at point-blank range in the head by an undercover officer who claimed that the young man had scuffled with him on a stairwell. The officer was part of an anti-drug blitz in the Bronx neighborhood just blocks from where Mr. Diallo was killed.

    According to Juanita Young, Mr. Ferguson’s mother, he had been arrested for participating in a protest over letting the police walk in the death of Mr. Diallo; also, Mr. Ferguson had filed a civil suit against the city over an earlier arrest in which the police allegedly broke his hand.

    Two weeks later, Patrick Dorismond, a 26-year-old security guard who wanted to join the NYPD, died at the hands of another undercover officer. Police claimed that Mr. Dorismond, a Haitian immigrant and father of two young girls, became angry and violent after the undercover officer approached him asking to buy drugs.

    “The 130 cases referred to by the October 22nd Coalition represents the floor, not the ceiling, because the NYPD won’t help us with this type of analysis, so the number could be higher,” states Mr. Dix.

    The borough of Queens had been the scene of some questionable killings of Blacks and Latinos by the police before that fateful morning when Sean Bell and his two friends were fired at 50 times by undercover police officers. Mr. Bell died at the scene.

    The most prominent killing of a Black person in Queens happened in 1973, when officers claimed that 10-year-old Clifford Glover pointed a gun at them, and then ran away. The five-foot, 98-pound child was shot in the back—but no gun was found on him. One officer was indicted by a grand jury for murder, the jury freed him, and the police department fired him.

    The following are a rundown of murders committed by New York’s “finest”:

    In 1991, Fererico Pereira was choked to death by Queens police officers while handcuffed. Officers were cleared of all charges; in 1996, Steven Excell was shot in the back of the head by an officer who claimed his gun went off accidentally, while he tried to pull the man from under a parked car. Mr. Excell’s alleged offense was that he had beat his wife. The officer was not indicted by a Queens grand jury; also in 1996, Lebert Folkes Jr. was shot in the face and survived. Police mistakenly thought he had stolen a car and described his shooting as an accident, claiming that one officer’s gun went off during a struggle.

    In 1983, a young Black graffiti artist named Michael Stewart was found strangled to death while in the custody of 11 Transit Authority police officers. His crime was spraying graffiti on a subway station wall. During the case, the coroner lost the evidence and the grand jury found none of the officers guilty; in 1984, a 69-year-old grandmother, Eleanor Bumpers, was shot to death in her Bronx apartment by a police officer who stated that he fired to protect his partner, who had fallen down in front of the grandmother who police claim was holding a kitchen knife in her hand. Her crime: She owed $98 in back rent and six police officers were sent to evict her. The officer’s manslaughter charges were dismissed; it was again in 1984, when police fired 24 shots at Louis Baez in response to his parent’s summoning them to help subdue their mentally-ill son; in 1994, Anthony Baez (no relation to Louis Baez) was in front of his home playing touch football with neighborhood friends when their football hit police officer Francis Livotti’s un-marked police car. Mr. Livotti choked the boy to death and was sent to jail by federal authorities.

    On July 4, 1996, Nathaniel Louis Gates Jr., a 25-year-old Navy veteran of the Gulf War, was shot to death by a police officer on a Bronx subway platform. More then one witness claimed the officer shot him in the back. The officer did three years in prison on manslaughter charges—the last city police officer to do prison time for a line-of-duty killing.

    “We must continue to struggle; continue to fight,” argues Nicholas Heyward Sr., the father of Nicholas Heyward Jr., who was 14 years old when he was killed in Brooklyn, in 1994, by a rookie Public Housing police officer claiming that the young man’s toy gun looked real. He was playing “cops and robbers” with his friends in a stairwell. There were no officer indictments in this case.

    “Before the cops entered the building, they were informed by the Tenant Patrol, that the boys were in there playing cops and robbers. I am telling people that there is an epidemic of police killings of people of color, not just in this city, but across the country,” Mr. Heyward told The Final Call, echoing Mr. Dix. Mr. Heyward also belongs to the October 22nd Coalition.

    “The Diallo case, Abner Louima—who was sodomized in the bathroom of a Brooklyn precinct—and Patrick Dorismond were all highly publicized, but in between those cases, a lot of other folks have died at the hands of the NYPD,” Mr. Heyward stressed.

    Some other names to remember from recent years: The death of Anthony Rosario, who received 14 shots in his back while laying down; Jose Miguel Sanchez, killed by police because he dared to ask them what was going on; Ousmane Zongo, a 35-year-old immigrant from Burkina Faso, shot at five times by an officer who claimed Mr. Zongo reached for the officer’s gun; and Alberta Spruill, a 57-year-old clerical worker, died after police wrongfully broke down the door to her apartment looking for drugs.

    According to the WSWS.org, one of the noticeable increases in police misconduct around the time of Ms. Spruill’s death was by “police forcing their way into homes and businesses.”

    “Those complaints had risen from 446 in 1998 to 768 in 2002,” the article states. Ms. Spruill died in May 2003.

    Then there is the shooting of Timothy Stansbury, 19, by a Brooklyn officer who was startled when the young man and his friends opened the door to the roof of their building. As it is common practice for police to conduct vertical patrol on rooftops, it is also common practice for individuals to go from building to building via rooftops, as the group of friends was doing in order to get back to a party.

    Minister Kevin Muhammad, head of Muhammad’s Mosque No. 7 in Harlem, has been active in fighting for justice for Mr. Stansbury.

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    He was a good friend of mine and his name was LEVI GAINES......get it right! smh

    Some ******* chick claimed he was following her onto the train and she went to an undercover cop (as if she knew he was an undercover cop) and told him and that's when the cop approached him and eventually started shooting at him....

    Giuliani and 2 bodyguards came to the funeral but they were asked to leave...
     
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