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October 13, 2019

Star-Telegram: Black woman shot and killed in her own home by Fort Worth police officer

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 17:37

Black woman shot and killed in her own home by Fort Worth police officer
Fort Worth police released body camera video Saturday of a deadly officer-involved shooting on Allen Ave. An officer shot and killed a woman in her home after a neighbor called police because a door was open.

Read in Star-Telegram: https://apple.news/Adu3rqbC2SM6Qms0GFeVuHQ

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Scottie

9 Comments »

  1. Waaaaay too trigger happy!!!

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    Comment by Nan — October 13, 2019 @ 18:05

    • Hello Nan. It is really becoming clear that police are not trained as I was way back in my 20’s. Today they are taught to fear, that their lives are in danger every second. We were taught that use of force was the last resort, most officers went their whole careers never using their weapon. We had so many other non lethal options. Plus we did not think it a crime just to disobey us. Granted this was in New England, not a hot bed of criminality, but still what I read today is hard to accept. Police officers with a huge chip on their shoulders, police officers who are clearly afraid at any encounter, police officers yelling repeated commands with shaking voices that no one can follow. Also the fact is clear that black people encounter police have little chance of a good outcome. When I read one of these, and I read a lot of them unfortunately, I change the races and ask my self if it would have happened this way. The answer is always no. There is a real undercurrent of racism in policing today. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — October 13, 2019 @ 18:54

  2. This is a sick epidemic that needs to be stopped. Also, am I the only person who realizes that this shooting happened in a city that’s not far from Dallas? That raises questions. Unbelievable.

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    Comment by ospreyshire — October 13, 2019 @ 20:35

    • Hello ospreyshire. I agree. We have a horrible disease of racial bigotry in our country. It has gotten worse in the last decade. The idea of a POC in the highest office in the US caused the racist to get even more radical and adopt a take no prisoners approach to making the country a whites only nation. tRump simply gave these people the levers of power. Bigots in law enforcement use to hide their views but today they flaunt them. We must find a treatment to remove bigotry from power, bigots from office, and to move to equality for all in our country. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — October 14, 2019 @ 06:47

      • Thanks for understanding. I’ve certainly noticed that once Obama got elected and seeing that rage fester in America. You have cops who are affiliated with white supremacy gangs and they should be vetted. Of course, that would involve a massive overhaul of hiring and sections of government to pull that off.

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        Comment by ospreyshire — October 14, 2019 @ 10:27

  3. I hate liking posts with news like this, but there it is. sigh

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by ali redford — October 13, 2019 @ 21:39

    • Hello Ali. I agree. At least the like means we see the news and we understand there is a problem to be addressed. You know the idea that any of us can be shot simply because the police are taught to never retreat and to always be in fear. The police officer had other options. They could have moved out of the window, crouched on the ground. The were exposed simply because they wanted to be. And for far too long these bad shootings against people of color have let the white police officers off just like those whites who killed blacks in the past history of civil rights in the US. The police have become embolden because they were not held to account. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — October 14, 2019 @ 06:51

  4. There are more questions here than answers, as usual. But in absence of answers, it appears the police are trigger-happy sons of bitches who want no witnesses left behind.

    Liked by 3 people

    Comment by rawgod — October 14, 2019 @ 00:35

    • Hello Rawgod. It is both an issue of prejudice and bad training. The officer could have simply moved sideways out of the window, they could have crouched down. But the police are trained to never back down or show weakness, and to always be afraid. They are trained that every encounter may be the encounter they never leave alive. Plus the fact that every bad shooting by white police officers against POC has resulted in no punishment to the white person regardless of how blatant the bad behavior of the police. Hopefully the more we publish these stories the faster things will change. Hugs

      Liked by 2 people

      Comment by Scottie — October 14, 2019 @ 07:17


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