“Who is outside?”
“What are they trying to do?”
“They’re trying to kill us.”
“Do you want to go out there?”
These are some of the exchanges between then Randallstown Maryland resident 23-year old Korryn Gaines and her child before she was shot and killed on Monday, August 1, 2016, by Baltimore County Maryland police ending an hours-long standoff with them.
Korryn Gaines’ fateful Monday began after 9:00 a.m. when Baltimore County police officers knocked on the door of the Carriage Hill apartment she was in to serve arrest warrants to Gaines and a man reported as her boyfriend, 39-year-old Kiean Courtney .
Source: The Korryn Gaines Traffic Stop Video Reveals A Lot About Her Demise — The GeoGee Experience Magazine — Medium
Updated Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10:23 a.m. EDT: On Tuesday morning, BallerAlert posted a tweet, which the site reported showed two videos that Korryn Gaines took of an incident unfolding between her and the Baltimore County police before she was killed.
In one video, an officer in full SWAT gear appears to be seen standing in the corner looking at Gaines. In another, Gaines appears to be talking to a young boy, identified by some media organizations as her son, asking him what he would like to do.
“Who’s outside?” Gaines asks the child.
“The police,” the child responds.
“And what are they trying to do?” Gaines continues.
“They trying to kill us,” the boy answers.
They did wind up killing Gaines.
READ MORE HERE.–>: Baltimore County Police Fatally Shoot 23-Year-Old Black Woman After Hourslong Standoff
Over a year after Sandra Bland died in police custody, an officer involved in the case is giving the world a glimpse into how the “blue wall of silence” works inside the law enforcement industry.
Prairie View, TX, police officer Michael Kelley says that a local prosecutor and police officials suppressed facts about Bland’s initial arrest while investigating Brian Encinia, the man who actually cuffed and booked Bland. Encinia was eventually charged, but only with perjury — a decision that sparked further outrage.
Kelley got to the scene too late to see exactly what happened between Encinia and Bland during the key moments off a dash-cam video where the two are out of frame and Bland says he’s knocked her head against the pavement. But Encinia said he didn’t know what he was arresting Bland for but would come up with something, Kelley says. “She had a large mark on her head. Maybe she fell when she was in handcuffs. Maybe she got kicked,” he told the Huffington Post’s Michael McLaughlin. Read it here. –> Texas Cop Says He Was Threatened For Trying To Tell The Truth About Sandra Bland | ThinkProgress
Monday, July 18th, 2017 (Baltimore Maryland). Baltimore City Police Lt. Brian Rice was found not guilty on all charges related to the death of Freddie Gray.
Rice, the highest-ranking officer of six to stand trial over Gray’s death, had been charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and misconduct in office.
Freddie Gray was the Baltimore Maryland man who died of a severe spinal injury on April 19, one week after being chased and arrested for nothing in his by Baltimore City Police.
Gray’s death was ruled a homicide.Homicide (noun)- the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another; murder.Suicide (noun) — the act or an instance of taking one’s own life voluntarily and intentionally. Well, Freddie Gray didn’t do this.
Source: How These Officers Involved In Freddie Gray’s Death Are Walking Free — The GeoGee Experience Magazine — Medium
First of all, let me be clear that I applaud anyone that attempts to offer up solutions to stop this bloodletting and death that is resulting from interactions between law enforcement and African-Americans.
The problem I do have with some of these ideas and solutions is they tend to somehow put the responsibility of staying out of harms way on the citizen by suggesting they make certain concessions and capitulations other ethnic groups never have to do. Those suggestions alone underscore the glaring fact that there is something larger looming when it comes to law enforcement’s attitudes toward African-Americans.
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