I have had a long, depressing night dealing with … too much hate and harm or death(s). I can’t handle writing up all of what happened below but there’s been a vital update in the death of a Black male Wednesday which everyone needs to know (so we can fight even harder to get the killers locked away, for a start).
(Detailed info below, first, the update):
After his murder on Wednesday, an officer claimed the young man was suicidal; they also claim he had a handgun on him, which became one he reached for when they said to put his hands up, obviously. The young man, paralyzed from the waist down, was shot to death by cops at the scene.
They’ve stated he was suicidal when they came. They also claim he reaches for his gun, points it and that’s why they opened fire, or, according to other reports the police said, he reached for a gun and shot it up in the air! This is not seen at all, not once, in the video. Additionally, his uncle had been with him only 15 minutes before they arrived. He stated that Jeremy had no gun, a bag, but no gun.
His uncle, Eugene Smith, stated it had only been 15 minutes since he last saw Jeremy, unarmed, he said.
“He had a book bag, but I never seen a gun,” he said. “It was an execution. That’s what it was. I don’t care if he was black, white, whatever.”
[It’s no secret police are willing and do resort to planting weapons on victims. Who is to say that isn’t the case here?]