“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 .
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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
“If you want to survive, do and say as little as possible.”
– Clemens – 12 Years A Slave
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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Police are outgunning terrorists on American soil.
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