A Simple Example

The former Candidate for President of the United States of the Green Party of the United States, Representative from Georgia Cynthia Mckinney, brings the

present example of the differing treatment of white and black citizens to our attention.

Hey, the actual, real fact is, that if Your Intrepid Reporter had had the fortune of being born with a darker skin than Southern Italian, he would not be celebrating(?) his twenty-fifth arrest by the Blue Beach Balls of Portland.

He would be dead.

Here is another example of police officers shooting and killing a suspect who is no threat to the community and being exonerated.

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/14/police-shooting-video-fayetteville-hagans/

“Officer Hunt fired his weapon after observing Mr. Hagans reaching for the gun and exiting the vehicle and turning toward Officer Hunt,” wrote West in his memo (embedded below), which concluded that Hunt’s response was “lawful and measured.”

Yet the report absolving Hunt, who is Native American and is still a police officer in Fayetteville, did not mention the existence of video from the dashboard camera in Hunt’s cruiser, which shows a more troubling unfolding of events.

The footage — which the city has withheld from public release but was provided to The Intercept by a source who requested anonymity — shows Officer Hunt shooting at Hagans a split-second after Hagans begins thrusting open his car door and while Hagans is still largely in his vehicle. Hunt shoots at Hagans, who is black, twice more as he exits the vehicle. The video then shows Hagans running away from Officer Hunt, who, instead of pursuing him, shoots at Hagans twice as he flees. Just after these final shots, Hagans stumbles to the ground where he died.

About M. Meo

Worked as translator, museum technician, truck lumper, lecture demonstrator, teacher (of English as a Second Language, science, math). Married for 25 years, 2 boys aged 18 & 16 (both on the Grant cross-country team). A couple of scholarly publications in the history of science. Two years in federal penitentiary, 1970/71, for refusing the draft.
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