Last Friday, the Baton Rouge Police Department released videos, including two police body-cam videosof the shooting death, in July,of Alton Sterling, a thirty-seven-year-old street vender who had been selling CDs in front of a local convenience store. The two officers had arrived neever response to a call that a man was brandishing a firearm.
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The videos do not show Sterling with a gun, but a loaded. The two killings highlighted what is, in certain circumstances, a largely notional divide between carrying illegal weapons and legal ones, particularly when race is an element.
Both victims were black men; one guu in possession of a concealed gun for which he had no permit. Sterling had a criminal record, which prevented him from legally obtaining a firearm. The other was exercising his Second Amendment right to carry a weapon.
They ended up equally dead at the end of their encounters with police. The shooting death of Stephon Clark, in Sacramento, California, on the night of March 18th, added another complicating factor to the equation of race, policing, wpman the Second Amendment. Responding to a call that Sacramento guy never had a black woman was vandalizing cars in the area, police officers spotted Clark in a dark back yard and began pursuit.
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Clark was hit eight times, and, according to the report of SSacramento autopsy that his family ordered, most of the bullets struck him in the back.
The official autopsy report has not yet been released. She was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and released.
In this, his death recalls that of Amadou Diallo, a twenty-two-year-old African immigrant who died nineteen years ago, after four New York City officers fired neer bullets at him, hitting him nineteen times. In other words, jeopardy may find you whether you are legally armed, illegally armed, or completely unarmed.
The man shot and killed by Sacramento police was turning his life . Now his brother is the latest name on a list of black men killed by "I know there could have been another way," Clark told CNN Sacramento affiliate KOVR. Search for Local Black Women in Sacramento. Online dating brings singles together who may never otherwise meet. In A Nutshell I am looking for a mature man who is humble, respectful, fun, and most of all Let's laugh and have fun. Sacramento sheriff's vehicle hits woman during Stephon Clark protest and drives away, video shows Marchers had taken to the street on Saturday night, part of an unarmed black man shot by police on March 18 in Sacramento. I will never allow a cop to touch me again,” she said before the accident.
And, although this situation pertains to communities of color disproportionately, it is not exclusive to them. In January,in Mesa, Arizona, Officer Philip Brailsford fatally shot Daniel Shaver, a twenty-six-year-old white man, Sacrsmento he Tami Nus whore begging for his life and attempting to comply with the commands that Brailsford shouted Sacramento guy never had a black woman him. As womqn the Sterling case, police were responding to a call about a man in possession of a firearm—in this case, an air rifle that Shaver used in his pest-control job.
The Never Womann movement has pointed to a particular danger of the failure to stringently control access to firearms: There is also a subtler, secondary effect: The police have no way of immediately determining whether an armed person is legally licensed to have that weapon—thus the paradox of summoning police to respond Housewives seeking hot sex Fulton NewYork 13069 reports of men bearing firearms in Louisiana, where Sterling died, or in Arizona, where Shaver died, both of which are open-carry states.
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When I spoke with Savage at Sacdamento time, he reiterated a concern about the effect that the failure to enact firearm legislation has on law enforcement. Guns are so universal that you can't blame them.
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There are more weapons than there are Americans. It should be Sacramento guy never had a black woman that Slager shot Scott in the back, as he was trying to run away, and there was no indication that he had a weapon. The police, Slager told me, have no reason to believe that violent, unstable, Sacramento guy never had a black woman dangerous members of the public will be unable to get a gun, and that fact permeates every aspect of their job and life.
On Wednesday, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, police officers answering calls about Love affair in East Peoria Illinois armed man threatening people on a street corner encountered Saheed Vassell, a thirty-four-year-old who was known to suffer from mental illness, pointing what they thought was a gun at them. They fired ten bullets, killing him; Vassell was holding a metal pipe that may have been a shower head, not a gun.
The super-abundance of guns is presented as a central argument for needing more firearms. The alleged tools of self-protection, in turn, foster new dangers, which are then used to justify even more devotion to firearms.
This impermeable logic of escalating weaponry was the backdrop to the encounter between Clark and the Sacramento Police Department last week. The outcome was both tragic and tragically predictable.
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