Fatal Police Shootings Of Unarmed Black People Reveal Troubling Patterns

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VT: Police didn’t fire a single shot when insurrectionists entered the US Capitol to overthrow the government and murder leaders, even when one of their own was killed.  The mob was white.  Dozens in that mob were serving police officers, all serving police officers and accused felons.

NPR: Ronell Foster was riding his bicycle through the hushed streets of Vallejo, Calif., one evening when a police officer noticed that the bike had no lights and that he was weaving in and out of traffic.

The officer, Ryan McMahon, went after Foster with lights flashing, siren blaring and the car’s spotlight pointed directly at him. Foster stopped. The pair exchanged words before Foster, who was on community supervision for a car theft conviction a month earlier, fled, eventually ditching the bicycle. McMahon caught up with Foster and jumped on top of him.

The two struggled. McMahon, a rookie on the force, used a Taser on the father of two and struck him several times with his department-issued flashlight. Gunfire erupted — seven shots total. When it was over, Foster, 33, lay dying in the bushes in a darkened courtyard near an apartment complex.

Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams declined to bring charges against McMahon, who is white, saying the February 2018 fatal shooting of Foster, who was Black and unarmed, was justified. In a Jan. 31, 2020, letter to the Vallejo police chief, Abrams said that Foster “posed an immediate and extreme threat” to McMahon and that it was “objectively reasonable for Officer McMahon to defend himself and open fire on Foster.”

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https://www.npr.org/2021/01/25/956177021/fatal-police-shootings-of-unarmed-black-people-reveal-troubling-patterns

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6 COMMENTS

    • You will find she was shot by a security agent working for the House, not a police officer…they aren’t so public about that

  1. There is no question Trumps leadership and words, stoked racism and police violence.
    More than any other individual over the last 50 years. He consistently encouraged police to be violent, and conveyed a message they would be protected.
    More than anything, his drooling followers miss having permission to be violent racists. Police were bad enough before.

  2. All of us who look the other way or do not seek to right the wrongs of racial or sexist, religious or none-religious injustice share the blame. Some MF’rs more then others. We are all in this together if we are to get this right. Promoting and encouraging or condoning racist behavior invites blame. I would suggest opening your mind and studying history would answer your question that you present as a statement.