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Update: Cop That Shot Charles Kinsey, a Black Man, Knew the Gun Was a Toy (audio proof released)

“Moments before North Miami Police Officer Jonathan Aledda shot unarmed behavioral technician Charles Kinsey last July 18, another cop on the scene warned there was no gun, only a toy.”

Wow. I am infuriated and there is no way for me to constructively express it… I’ve got to take a couple hours break, but this is SO DAMN IMPORTANT!

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Of course they do. This is simple for a reason … Try to figure out what that reason may be…!

Remember the Black male therapist who was laying on the ground with an autistic child who had a fake gun, and the Black therapist got shot? As if that and any/all “excuses” (though you can’t “excuse” some things, no matter what you say) were not straight up lies and a racist slap in the face; we now have the audio released online of the shooting. It proves what we all knew, it proves that cops are indeed targeting the Black community from some absurd racist … “reason” for lack of better word.

All of his lies were recorded and he has been caught lying, by his department and by all people who have a good, caring heart. On sound cloud, we can hear this cops true statements at the time of the shooting, including that he knows the gun is indeed a toy gun, but that didn’t matter. He still aimed and shot. Click here to go to sound cloud and listen to this sickening BS… which I fear is but an example of the common kind of thoughts the majority of cases where the victim ends up severely hurt, or worse, dead.

Hmmm I wonder what is going to happen to this cop? 😐 ….. I won’t hold my breath in hoping for some accountability, for once. I also want to note, he mentions fear of cops not protecting “communities” as well as their fellow cops and self, due to fears. This is a nationwide white privilege, racist belief I’ve been following for months now…And I’ll be explaining and exposing shortly.

Below is an article and links. I will return later to share continued hellish facts on racism, past and present, video and written.

After the shooting, an assistant chief repeatedly lied to the police chief, and City Manager Larry Spring ignored vital evidence.

Moreover, the crime scene was mismanaged, and the police department and city government were in disarray and plagued by infighting.

Those are among the stunning revelations in an hourlong audio recording of North Miami Police Chief Gary Eugene’s interview with Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) investigators, which was obtained by New Times Tuesday.

The shooting of Kinsey, who was caring for an autistic man, became a national flashpoint in the Black Lives Matter movement thanks to cell-phone footage that showed him with his arms in the air while, lying on the ground, and begging police not to shoot just before he was hit in the leg.

The revelations in Chief Eugene’s interview raise a burning question: Eight months after the shooting and four months after state investigators closed their probe, why has Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle still not charged anyone involved?

“We are very close to coming to a decision,” says Ed Griffith, a spokesperson for Rundle’s office.

“It’s pretty damning what’s in that tape,” says Michael Joseph, an attorney representing Emile Hollant, a North Miami Police commander who was suspended after the shooting and who is suing the city over his discipline. “The police chief outlines rogue officers in that department and other rogue officials. Something has to be done about this. The city has to do the right thing here and clean house.”

After the shooting, union officials justified Aledda’s actions by saying he thought the autistic man with Kinsey had a gun, not a toy truck. But Eugene’s interview with FDLE contradicts that claim. (This past Tuesday, the North Miami Police public information officer declined to comment on behalf of the city manager, Spring.)

“I heard the shooter, Officer Aledda, make a statement to the nature of ‘Be advised, I have clear shot [of] subject,'” Eugene said, describing the audio of the police radio just before the shooting. “Later on, a sergeant… got on the air and said, ‘I have a visual; it is a toy. Is it a toy? QRX.’ That means ‘Stand by; don’t do anything.’ Then there is a conversation back and forth. The next transmission was by [another officer saying] ‘Shot fired!'”

Eugene’s description comes in an hour long interview that centers on the bizarre aftermath of the case. He doesn’t pull punches about the state of the department. Eugene, a veteran City of Miami cop who had been sworn in as chief only six days before the Kinsey shooting, says training was lax and infighting rampant.

The scene was a mess, to be honest with you,” he tells investigators of the Kinsey shooting. “People were walking all over the place. Thank God [Kinsey] did not die. I realized I have a problem with the training of my staff. We’re talking about some 15- or 16-year veterans, but in North Miami, a 15- or 16-year veteran may have less experience than a two-year cop in Miami.”

Fights in the department were so bad, Eugene said, that he worried his cops wouldn’t even be willing to protect one another, much less the community.

“I’m afraid one of them will get shot, for God’s sake, and someone will call for backup and they’ll say, ‘I’m not going,’ just to tell you how much the animosity is,” he said.

Much of Eugene’s interview revolves around the suspension of Hollant, a commander who was present at the shooting. The chief paints a dark picture of department infighting, collusion, and incompetence on the part of city officials.

Three days after Kinsey’s shooting, North Miami city officials held a news conference announcing that, in addition to suspending Aledda, they had also suspended Hollant. In fact, they were suspending Hollant without pay, while Aledda would be on paid leave. Why? According to City Manager Spring, Hollant had lied to Eugene at the scene by telling him he hadn’t witnessed the shooting; in fact, Spring claimed, audio proved Hollant was there.

But Eugene tells a very different story in his interview. He says Hollant was actually suspended as part of a plot by Assistant Chief Larry Juriga, who had an ongoing feud with Hollant.

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And Now, The Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice, Not at Fault …

Cleveland Police Chief, Calvin Williams, has stated Tamir Rice is NOT at fault for his own death…but neither is his murderer. Twelve year old Tamir Rice murdered in less than 2.5 seconds, and though he was doing no wrong, he was no choice to do anything thanks to “Officer” Timothy Loehman… But, Loehman is “not at fault” for Tamir’s death, either… Blue shield. Racism. Turn the other cheek. SICKENING!

Seriously? And there is peace in the street? Timothy Loehman forcefully jumped out of the speeding car and in less in 1….2……..seconds made the choice to shoot and kill a child. And for killing the child, he is not to blame… I’ve tried to calm down. But no…

I’ve sat here until I’ve literally bitten my lip bloody. I am shaking as I type this. Why? Why am I so upset this time? I’ve been doing this over a decade… (maybe that is a huge contributing factor as to why…)

I’ve been through this before, pretty much every single case from beatings to killings, from 6 years of age to 80 years of age; the cop(s) walk away with a paid vacation and the family walks away with a broken heart and a piece of their heart, their family missing.

I’ve been through this before; the video, the death, the verdict, the vacation with pay, the awards given, even, the broken look of Donovan Jackson, the heartbreak of mothers and sons… It always breaks my heart; but Tamir Rice stole a special part of my heart somehow.

I watched him, I watched his childlike innocence as he played with snow, ice and a BB gun. As he paced around innocently, as children do. As he sat down, seemingly bored. I wondered, what is he thinking? I wished I could just pause the video, warn him, RUN, GET AWAY!!!

But then, that would have just made him more of a ‘thug’, wouldn’t it Fox News and White America? Oh how ignorant you are.

The Police Chief said,
“If you knew what that officer knew at the time and if you were placed in that situation, people would say that Tamir was doing what a 12 year old child does in the park playing and he was. But the officer was doing his job in responding to a call for service and there were things that the officer didn’t know at the time.

Taking all that into consideration, yes, I would say it’s not the fault of the officer at this time and it’s not the fault of Tamir.”

So Tamir was just an innocent by-product of police lack of intelligence? And when an officer is misinformed or unaware of something, he is to kill on sight; within two seconds even? When that “suspect” is a timid young child, looking younger than 12 to me, not even pointing the BB gun at anyone much less the cop, you mean to tell me it is standard procedure to shoot and to shoot with the intent to kill?

The person who called out of concern regarding the BB gun made note that the gun was probably a toy. To be honest, I don’t care if the kid was sporting a gun that looked like an AK47, he should have been able to put the gun down.

“Officer” Timothy Loehamn, killed a 12 year old child and is getting away with it thanks to the blue shield. The badge to kill. There is no justification, nothing in this universe that could have made killing a child -especially without so much as a warning to the child!– acceptable.

I have no more to say at the moment, I’ll have plenty more to say later. I honestly feel sick. America, I don’t give a damn if you are Black, Hispanic, white, purple; get off your asses and stop letting these punks kill children!

What if that was YOUR child!? How can you watch the video, how can you watch all 10+ minutes of it and NOT connect to this poor child? How can you not want to scream at him to run, to get out of there because some racist cop with a trigger happy finger is on the loose and the minute that car stops he is going to jump out and within 2.5 seconds or less shoot you for dead!!

How can you not be angry; how can you not get up out your seat right now and start a riot! A mass riot and boycott is what we need; Assata Shakur says it best:

“NOBODY IN THE WORLD, NOBODY IN HISTORY, HAS EVER GOTTEN THEIR FREEDOM BY APPEALING TO THE MORAL SENSE OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE OPPRESSING THEM.” – ASSATA SHAKUR.