Suspects unarmed or with knives or fake guns shot or killed by police
Terroristic Security Incidents by Category |Timeline
Why are so many young criminals (and sometimes apparently innocent victims) going out of their way to get shot by police, and then sue police departments or demand they get arrested?
February 8, 2016 1 killed by police. David Joseph Erratic Naked Unarmed Black Teen Shot By Austin TX Police David Joseph, a 17 year old unarmed black teenager was shot and killed after he was reported to be acting erratically and chasing another man. Police say he was naked and refused to stop when he charged at a black officer who fired shots.
2 killed August 27, 2015 Ex-Con Stabbing Suspect Who Stabbed Mayor's Sister, Grabbed Officer's Gun and Killed Sunset Louisiana Officer, all Black Was Cop's Cousin ABC News Suspect attacked his wife and mayor's sister, when suspect cousin police officer arrived, he fought, grabbed the officer's gun, shot and killed him [like Michael Brown was trying to do]. Suspect and victims were all African American so these lives don't matter.
1 killed, police officer fired August 7, 2015 Christian Taylor Unarmed Black Man Shot Breaking Into Cars By White Cop In a suburb of Dallas, a new police officer being trained shot and killed unarmed African American Christian Taylor after he broke into cars and deliberately crashed his Jeep into the showroom of a car dealer. He was unfazed by a taser shot, advanced toward Miller, who fired one warning shot. Taylor kept advancing, and Miller fired three more times. Taylor had recently become angered over black civil rights and police violence against blacks, and cited assassinated Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X to justify "sometimes you have to be destructive to get what you want.” A Washington Post headline asked "Did unarmed teen seek confrontation" speculating that the youth may have deliberately sought what one commenter called "martyrdom" by cop in a war on police. In previous cases such as Michael Brown, no one had come up with any conceivable motive why a young man with a promising future would deliberately charge suicidally towards a cop when he had shown no indication of any political motive.
1 killed July 5, 2015 Police Shoot Unarmed John Deming Church Band Athlete Going Berserk at Exotic Car Dealer At a Pleasanton CA exotic car dealer, police responding to a burglar alarm found a masked man marking up and jumping on a showroom full of Ferrari's, Corvettes and $115,000 Cadillac's. He crashed through a window, shrugged off taser shots and beat a policeman nearly senseless until he had to shoot, and continued fighting even after shot. Father doesn't believe his son would hurt a spider, he was a musician in his church band who recently graduated from Piedmont Hills High in San Jose, where he was a defensive lineman on the varsity football team. "Never bullied anybody" Seems like white church choirboy version of "minding his own business" Michael Brown shot for no reason at all by lying police. High profile lawyer: "What you find is that there was an unarmed 19-year-old who was 150 pounds and who was sitting on the car," Meiselas said. "They expect the public to believe that John Jr. was the aggressor in this situation. That is completely and utterly ridiculous."
May 21, 2015 shooting 2 injured Olympia WA 2 unarmed skateboard men allegedly stealing beer, shot after attacking police Two stepbrothers were shot after they were pursued suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store. They were not armed with guns when they allegedly assaulted officers with their skateboards and were shot. Safeway supermarket employees said two men tried to steal beer and then threw the alcohol at workers who confronted the pair. There were community protests as their parents insisted their boys must have been mistaken for other black men, they would never steal, and walls were spray painted "no justice, no peace". Lawyer says there are no witnesses, and his clients were shot in the back so they could not have assaulted the officer with skateboards. Judged determined that the white police officer should not be charged as protests against racism continued.
1 killed August 19, 2014 Kajieme Powell Shot By Police After Shoplifting and Brandishing Knife and screaming SHOOT ME NOW! just one mile from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed 10 days earlier. In North St. Louis 25-year-old African American Kajieme Powell tried to rob the convenience store with a knife. The suspect apparently waited for police to arrive, then he refused to put down the weapon when police arrived, and he was shot and killed as he tried to approached them, police said. One witness called the incident “suicide by cop" as the suspect said “shoot me now, kill me now” before he was shot. (Washington Times) cnn The suspect, was acting erratically -- walking back and forth up and down the street before confronting officers. Like Brown, the suspect was accused of walking out with two energy drinks and a package of pastries without paying. Alternate theory: Stealing could have been a deliberate provocation to lure police into a suicidal confrontation to make unflattering headlines in a war on police. Video: The shooting of Kajieme Powell « Hot Air Hot Air Aug 21, 2014 -Horribly tragic but I don’t think I’ve seen so much as one op-ed or blog post calling for the cops to be prosecuted for it. Powell is the man who was killed a few days ago by cops in St. Louis, with national media right next door in Ferguson. He was, witnesses say, behaving erratically and had a knife on him; he allegedly had stolen a couple of drinks from a convenience store, at which point the cops were called. When they pulled up, Powell started screaming at them, “Shoot me now!”
1 killed August 11, 2014 Unarmed Ezell Ford Shot Trying To Grab Police Weapon When Los Angeles police anti-gang officers conducted an "investigative stop" of 25-year-old Ezell Ford on a Los Angeles sidewalk, he "wheeled around and basically tackled the lead officer," then went after his weapon, an LAPD spokesperson told the LA Times. His mother claims he was known to have schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. She and at least one eyewitness say he was complying with the officers and lying on the ground when he was shot in the back. He was one of four notable cases of unarmed black men killed by police. Ford’s family has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the LAPD claiming $75 million in damages. June 2015, a civilian oversight committee recommended administrative disapproval for one and no fault with another officer, and left criminal charges to the DA. Ford had prior convictions for possession of marijuana, illegally possessing a loaded firearm, and trespassing. Officers involved in the shooting are Asian American and Latino.
December 6, 2013 Student Robert Cameron Redus Killed By University Police Cameron Redus, 23, was pulled over around 2:30 a.m. for driving erratically, according to a police report. the officer claims that Redus resisted arrest, grabbed his police baton and began hitting him until he retrieved it from Redus, Carter said he then drew his gun and warned Redus repeatedly to stop or be shot. He opened fire only when Redus charged at him with arms raised. Carter fired six times, hitting Redus in the left eye, upper chest, left elbow, right hip and upper back.One witness said he heard someone say “‘Oh, you’re gonna shoot me? as the officer claimed Redus was a communications major at University of the Incarnate Word
1 killed by police October 3, 2013 Miriam Carey. an unarmed woman in a black Infiniti coupe with CT plates was shot after she tried to breech barriers at the White house, then led police on a chase towards the Capitol campus. She rammed a squad car one block from the Capitol, then continued where she shot one block past the campus with a child in the back seat. Authorities have ruled out terrorism and believe it is an isolated incident, and definitely not a dry run for a real armed attack.
Thursday July 17, 2014 14 police vehicles damaged. 3 killed (2 suspect one hostage) 3 suspects: 2 killed 1 arrested Stockton AK-47 Bank Robbery Shootout Terrorist Shootout After a bank robbery were 2 had robbed the same bank before, customer Misty Holt-Singh was taken hostage. At the end of a chase and rolling gunbattle, she and 2 suspects was killed by 10 of 600 rounds fired into stopped suspect vehicle, while two other hostages fled or were dumped out of vehicle. Third suspected robber survived by using Holt-Singh as a shield was arrested. 14 police vehicles were disabled, including an armored one, by firing at them during an hour-long 63 mile chase spanning 3 counties using military terrorist tactics. They were armed with an AK-47 type 7.62 rifle and 3 handguns. Twice they eluded officers but chose to ambush officers instead of escaping. Police Foundation concluded [unreasonably???] that police were at fault by firing 600 rounds into the stopped suspect vehicle at the end of the chase without trying to not hit the innocent hostage being used as a human shield. "Some officers fired indiscriminately without a clear target" Similar cases: 1997 North Hollywood shooting, in which Los Angeles police officers found themselves initially outgunned by two bank robbers in body armor, and the 2013 Christopher Dorner manhunt
List of deaths protested by Black Lives Matter wikipedia 8/20/2015
|Link||Date||Name (age)||City, state||Description and aftermath|
|||May 16, 2010||Aiyana Jones(7)||Detroit,Michigan||Shot by policeman Joseph Weekley during a house raid. Weekley was ultimately cleared of all charges after multiple mistrials.|
|||November 19, 2011||Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr. (68)||White Plains, New York||Shot by policeman Anthony Carelli in Chamberlain's home. No criminal charges filed. Emergency services were drawn to Chamberlain's home after his medical alert device activated. Chamberlain refused to let them in, with police breaking down the door to enter.|
|||February 26, 2012||Trayvon Martin (17)||Sanford, Florida||Trayvon Martin was shot outdoors by neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman, who was later charged and acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter.|
Resulted in the speech "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago" by President Barack Obama.
Directly inspired the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement.
|||March 2012||Rekia Boyd(22)||Chicago,Illinois||Shot by policeman Dante Servin after Servin confronted a group of people in a local park. A directed verdict found Servin not guilty of involuntary manslaughter.|
|||November 23, 2012||Jordan Davis(17)||Jacksonville, Florida||Shot by software developer Michael David Dunn over an argument over loud music. Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.|
|||November 29, 2012||Multiple:|
Timothy Russell (43)
Malissa Williams (30)
|Cleveland,Ohio||Both were shot during a car chase, each being hit more than 20 times. 13 policemen fired 137 shots into the car; the car chase stemmed from police thinking they were being shot at by the car's occupants, but no gun was found in the car and the sound was later determined to be due to the back-fire of the Chevrolet Malibu. Policeman Michael Brelo was charged with voluntary manslaughter, but was cleared in 2014. The judge found that because other policemen had also fired, it was not beyond reasonable doubt Brelo was responsible for killing the duo.|
|||November 2, 2013||Renisha McBride (19)||Dearborn Heights, Michigan||Shot by airport maintenance worker Theodore Wafer, after McBride had approached Wafer's home on a rainy early morning after a car accident, seeking help. Wafer was sentenced to at least 17 years in jail for second-degree murder, manslaughter and felony firearm usage.|
|||April 30, 2014||Dontre Hamilton (31)||Milwaukee,Wisconsin||Shot by policeman Christopher Manney, when a fight broke out when Manney attempted to frisk Hamilton. Although he did not face criminal charges, Manney was fired from the police.|
|||July 17, 2014||Eric Garner(43)||New York City, New York||Died from a chokehold by policeman Daniel Pantaleo as well as the police's compression of Garner's chest. Garner was being arrested on the suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes.|
|||August 5, 2014||John Crawford III (22)||Dayton, Ohio||Shot by policeman Sean Williams when police answered a 911 call alleging a man waving a gun in a Walmart store. Crawford was holding a pellet/BB gunbeing sold in the store itself. A grand jury declined to indict any policemen, but the United States Department of Justice is investigating.|
|||August 9, 2014||Michael Brown(18)||Ferguson, Missouri||Shot by policeman Darren Wilson on a street. After Brown robbed a convenience store, he was confronted by Officer Wilson. The two struggled through the window of Wilson's police vehicle, where Wilson shot Brown, who fled with Wilson pursuing. When Brown turned around and advanced on Wilson, Wilson shot Brown multiple times in the front. Both a St. Louis County grand jury and the United States Department of Justice decided not to charge Wilson.|
Resulted in several waves of the Ferguson unrest, as well as the "Hands up, don't shoot" saying.
|||August 11, 2014||Ezell Ford(25)||Florence, Los Angeles||Shot by policemen Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas, who confronted Ford as part of an "investigative stop".|
|||November 20, 2014||Akai Gurley(28)||Brooklyn,New York||Shot by policeman Peter Liang, who drew his gun and accidentally discharged it. A round ricocheted and hit Gurley, who was elsewhere on the same stairwell as Liang. Liang was indicted by a grand jury on manslaughter, assault, and other criminal charges.|
|||November 22, 2014||Tamir Rice(12)||Cleveland,Ohio||Shot in a city park by policeman Timothy Loehmann. Rice had been allegedly pointing his air-soft pellet gun replica at passersby prior to getting shot. A grand jury will decide whether either Loehmann or his partner Garmback will be indicted.|
|||December 23, 2014||Antonio Martin(18)||Berkeley, Missouri||Shot by an unidentified white police officer after Martin pulled a gun on him while the officer was responding to a shoplifting report at a convenience store.|
|||March 6, 2015||Tony Robinson (19)||Madison, Wisconsin||Shot by policeman Matt Kenny during an altercation as Kenny was responding to reports of a man jumping in front of cars and attempting to strangle someone. The Wisconsin Department of Justice will investigate the Robinson shooting.|
|||March 28, 2015||Meagan Hockaday (26)||Oxnard, California||Shot by policeman Roger Garcia after Hockaday ran at Garcia and his partner with a knife while they were responding to a domestic dispute report. Garcia has been placed on administrative leave and the case is currently being investigated.|
|||April 4, 2015||Walter Scott(50)||North Charleston, South Carolina||Shot by police officer Michael Slager during a traffic stop. Slager was charged with murder after a video surfaced showing him shooting Scott multiple times from behind while Scott was fleeing.|
|||April 12, 2015||Freddie Gray(25)||Baltimore,Maryland||Fell into a coma while being transported by police after they arrested him. Gray died a week later of injuries to his spinal cord. Charges have been filed against six policemen after a medical examiner's report that ruled Gray's death a homicide.|
Resulted in the 2015 Baltimore protests.
|||June 17, 2015||Emanuel Nine(multiple)||Charleston, South Carolina||A mass shooting, allegedly by Dylann Roof, at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church resulted in nine dead and one injured.|
|||July 13, 2015||Sandra Bland(28)||Waller County, Texas||Pulled over by police, arrested, and found dead in her jail cell. Her death was ruled a suicide by the county medical examiner, with no evidence of foul play.|
|||July 19, 2015||Samuel DuBose (43)||Cincinnati,Ohio||Shot by University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop when DuBose failed to step out of his vehicle and may have attempted to drive off. Tensing has been charged with murder.|