Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Not just Michael Brown

To name just five more:

Amadou Diallo, 23, killed by the NYPD February 4th 1999. He was unarmed.

All of the police officers were acquitted of murder charges.

Tarika Wilson, 26, killed by police officers in Lima, Ohio, on Jan. 4 2008.

A SWAT team arrived at Ms. Wilson’s house to arrest her companion, Anthony Terry, on suspicion of drug dealing. Officers bashed in the front door and entered with guns drawn. Moments later, the police opened fire, killing Ms. Wilson and wounding her 14-month-old son.

The police officer was charged with, and later acquitted of, two misdemeanors, negligent homicide and negligent assault.

Oscar Grant, 23, killed January 1st, 2009 on the Bay Area Rapid Transit police at the Fuitvale station.

The police officer was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and served two years in prison.

Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., 68, killed by police officers in his home in White Plains, NY

He was a 68 year-old veteran. After his Life Aid medical alert necklace was inadvertently triggered, police came to his home and demanded that he open his front door. Despite his objections and statements that he did not need help, the police broke down Chamberlain's door, tasered him, and then shot him dead..

No charges were filed against the police officers.

Eric Garner, 44, killed by the NYPD, July 17th 2014.

He was stopped by NYPD for allegedly selling cigarettes, put in a chokehold, and killed. An autopsy by the city’s medical examiner found that Mr. Garner’s death was a homicide resulting from the chokehold and the compression of his chest by police officers.

A grand jury voted on not to bring any criminal charges.