State-Sponsored Terrorists in Blue

December 7, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


People are rightfully horrified by acts of terror against civilians. But let’s talk about other acts of terror—state-sponsored terror—that are horrific.

Here are videos of a few of the hundreds of people unjustly murdered by the police in the United States annually:

December 2, 2015: San Francisco execute 26-year-old Mario Woods with more than 20 shots. The video shows Mario Woods back up against a wall, surrounded by a swarm of SF cops. It looks like a firing squad. Mario seems to be limping, then he goes down in a hail of bullets. The SF Police Chief, Greg Suhr, after seeing the video, justified the murder.

September 23, 2015: Delaware cops shot and killed 28-year-old Jeremy McDole, a Black man who was paralyzed from the waist down and lived in a nursing home. The video starts with a cop coming on the scene where McDole is sitting in his wheelchair. It ends, one minute and 23 seconds later, with Jeremy McDole lying on the ground DEAD. The first cop approaches, already aiming a shoulder-fired weapon. Within about 4 seconds, he fires, starts yelling for McDole to put his hands up, then pumps the gun, ready to shoot again. Three more cops arrive with pistols drawn. You see Jeremy shifting his weight in his wheelchair. You hear the guy taking the video saying, “He’s bleeding, he’s bleeding.” No gun or anything else is visible in McDole’s hands. The cops are all yelling at him to put his hands up. About 35 seconds after the other cops arrive, you hear a hail of bullets. You see Jeremy McDole fall out of his wheelchair to the ground.

March 1, 2015: LAPD cops shoot and kill Charly "Africa" Keunang, a 43-year-old homeless immigrant from Cameroon during a struggle on a Skid Row sidewalk as several officers tried to take Keunang into custody on suspicion of robbery. A suit filed by Keunang’s family states that the police came after another homeless man told the police that Keunang was possibly mentally ill and “acting out.” Keunang “calmly engaged in discussion with officers” before crawling into his tent. Officers fired Tasers into the tent, then pulled Keunang out, knocked him to the ground and began punching him. Then the cops shot and killed Charly Keunang.






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