Baltimore County Police Fatally Shoot 23-Year-Old Black Woman After Hourslong Standoff

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.

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US Police Have Killed Nearly 9,000 Civilians Since 9/11

Police are outgunning terrorists on American soil.

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Despite a number of high-profile attacks that have resulted in the deaths of thousands of Americans both in the United States and abroad, police continue to pose a far deadlier and more immediate threat to Americans than terrorists.

At least 8,882 civilians have been killed by police since 9/11. This figure is based on government data and civilian- and media-run databases of police killings, although experts agree that the true number could be far higher.

By contrast, the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, still the deadliest act of terrorism committed on U.S. soil, claimed the lives of 2,996 people and injured over 6,000 others.Even including the “Global War on Terror,” in which about 6,879 U.S. service members were killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan which were a direct result of 9/11, and more recent terrorist attacks like the San Bernardino shooting (14 deaths), the Orlando nightclub shooting (49 deaths), or even the attack on Dallas police officers protecting a Black Lives Matter march (five deaths), those who receive public funds to “protect and serve” are proving to be deadlier than terrorists.

Source: US Police Have Killed Nearly 9,000 Civilians Since 9/11

When Will It Stop? | Complex

In 2016, 136 black people have been killed by police to date—almost as many people as days have passed so far this year.

Video footage of these killings are so common that we’re all experiencing PTSD. When the last thing you see before bed is a video of a black man being shot to death by police, and the first thing you see in the morning is a video of another black man being shot to death by police, what else can you dream of, and will you ever wake?

In the nightmarish moments just after Castile was shot by a Minnesota police officer on Wednesday evening, his girlfriend Lavish Reynolds began a Facebook Live videostream.

“Stay with me,” are the first words we hear. “We got pulled over for a busted tail light in the back,” she explains. The video shows Reynolds sitting in the passenger seat, as composed as she can possibly be, as her boyfriend bleeds out next to her and her young daughter cries in the background.

Source: When Will It Stop? | Complex

Now Repeat After Me! “Black Lives Matter!” Once Again, “Black Lives Matter!” Now, Get Real!

“She ‘gon bring it to ya living room and she ain’t gon apologize for barging in. And why should she for spoon feeding us reality? Geo on the hard hitting necessary blogger Shelby Courtland

Black lives matter!
Keep telling yourself that lie
and that it’s just a matter of time
 before you get your piece of the pie.

Black lives matter!
 Blacks are why the morgues are full.
 and why the jails are overcrowded.
That Black lives matter shit is bull!

Black lives matter!
It’s why you’re holding up a sign
because Freddie Gray is dead.
They broke that Black man’s spine.

Black lives matter!
This is what you must make known.
You want them to understand
that you can’t help your Black skin tone.

Black lives matter!
But how can you be so sure?
 It would seem that Black must be a disease.
And that death is the only cure.

Blogger Shelby Courtland comes straight at us 100% tried and true on this one. Like Jesse Williams – she’s been looking at the data. And the data reveals  #black livesmatter alright – but in contexts that are detrimental to Blacks.

Be forewarned – Shelby doesn’t tip toe not to awake, she hits the door with the literary battering ram to awake and inform. She doesn’t water down the drinks – she serves the hard hitting burning liquidity of truth with no chaser.  On this one’ she cut deep. Deep seems to get folk’s attention.

Read the entirety of her “Now Repeat After Me! Black Lives Matter! Here –>: Now Repeat After Me! “Black Lives Matter!” Once Again, “Black Lives Matter!” Now, Get Real!

In New Jersey Death Doesn’t Let Parents Off The Hook For Their Child’s Student Loans


Amid a haze of grief after her son’s unsolved murder last year, Marcia DeOliveira-Longinetti faced an endless list of tasks — helping the police gain access to Kevin’s phone and email; canceling his subscriptions, credit cards and bank accounts; and arranging his burial in New Jersey.

And then there were the college loans.

When Ms. DeOliveira-Longinetti called about his federal loans, an administrator offered condolences and assured her the balance would be written off.

But she got a far different response from a New Jersey state agency that had also lent her son money.

Source: In New Jersey Student Loan Program, Even Death May Not Bring a Reprieve – The New York Times