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Raleigh,NC pig shoots and kills a black man running away in the back...

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  • stringer bellstringer bell ✭✭✭✭✭ Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/latest-nc-police-investigate-fatal-shooting-officer-37294500
    Raleigh police have released the identity of the officer who fatally shot a man during a foot pursuit.

    Police Department spokesman Jim Sughrue says in a news release that Senior Officer D.C. Twiddy has been placed on administrative duty during the investigation into the incident. He says the 29-year-old officer is assigned to the Field Operations Division.

    Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown told a news conference earlier Monday that an officer shot and killed a man who was being pursued on foot. She said the man was wanted on a felony drug charge.
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    “Every generation has its own evil. But our evil is a different kind of evil — our systems are evil.” - Rev. Nicholas Richards
  • stringer bellstringer bell ✭✭✭✭✭ Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/01/police-this-is-what-they-do-anger-in-raleigh-north-carolina-over-death-of-young-black-man-akiel-denkins
    Police, this is what they do': anger in Raleigh over death of young black man

    Residents in a poor, black area of Raleigh, North Carolina, have protested over the death of Akiel Denkins, a 24-year-old who was reportedly shot seven times while running away from police officers.

    Denkins, a father of two
    , was wanted on felony drug charges when officers approached him early on Monday afternoon. He began to run and refused to stop. According to witnesses, he jumped over a fence. It was reported that senior officer DC Twiddy, 29, tripped on the fence during the pursuit and subsequently fired several shots at Denkins.

    Denkins’ mother, Rolanda Byrd, told reporters that his body was left on the ground for two hours before police confirmed that he had died. As the crime scene was investigated – reportedly with officers in riot gear present – locals turned up and began to chant “black lives matter”.

    Byrd and witnesses claim Denkins was unarmed. Cassandra Deck-Brown, the chief of Raleigh police, said in a statement that “it is known that a firearm was located in close proximity to the deceased suspect” but it is unclear whether the weapon was in Denkins’ possession.

    Despite the lack of clarity at this early stage in investigations, radio presenter and former NYPD officer John Cardillo tweeted several times to his 8,000 Twitter followers that Denkins had “pulled a gun” on Twiddy. Cardillo, who is based in Florida, told people angry at his characterisation of Denkins that “Hitler was also special to someone”.

    After the crime scene was cleared, more locals arrived to grieve for Denkins, and to discuss their perception of police brutality in their community.

    “I was at work when I heard about it,” said Jay, a former resident of the area who now lives a few miles away. He drove straight to south-east Raleigh after work. “And when I heard about it, it was nothing new to me. Police officers, this is what they always do.”


    A local man, who did not want to be named, said: “People here ain’t stupid. They might not have a good education but they know what’s going on.” He said he was pleased that the issue of police brutality was beginning to be discussed more seriously on a national level. “It’s happening here, it’s happening everywhere.”

    Religious leaders led a vigil as night fell, with at least 300 people attending. As well as leading the community in prayers, the various speakers emphasised the need to recognise the problems within the community as well as those created by perceived policing issues. The riots in Ferguson were cited frequently as a warning of how the community should give careful consideration to its reaction. “We have to get this right,” said Pastor Chris Jones.

    They discussed concrete reforms they want to see in the city, such as greater powers for civilians to investigate police misconduct and hold officers accountable, and the introduction of body cameras. The city council had been due to debate the use of the cameras on Monday afternoon, but cancelled it on receiving news of the shooting.

    There were also questions about police tactics, where officer training is more often focused on shooting to kill rather than to maim when the suspect is not violent. Jones questioned the need to kill a suspect with his back turned. “If he runs today, you can catch him tomorrow.”

    Many present complained that the Raleigh police department made them feel more threatened than safe, despite this being one of the most heavily policed areas of the city. “When one of us dies, nothing’s done about it,” Jay said. “Where are the good cops when the bad cops are around?”

    “There ain’t none,” a passerby interjected.


    The community was open about Denkins’ troubled past and the community’s internal difficulties. One person who knew him said that he “was a young man who was full of love”, but admitted “he had trouble in his life – don’t we all!” Denkins had a history of criminal offences, including drug possession and domestic violence.

    But church leaders insisted that his problems were ones that had to be addressed as a community. The various churches and mosques openly pledged to collect money for Denkins’ family. “This is about care!” a woman shouted from the crowd.

    Minister Diana Powell said: “This young man, he lost his life. And his life matters, and all of our lives matter.” She and others gathered talked at length about the need for the community to act responsibly. “This is a defining moment and we don’t want to mess it up.”

    Powell added: “They expect us to act up, they expect us to act the fool, but we are better than that.” After the vigil ended, hundreds of people marched through the town, with members of the Nation of Islam taking charge of crowd control on the way. It was an emotional but peaceful procession, at the end of which a service was held at nearby Bible Way Temple.

    Ace Henderson, a local musician who grew up in the area at the same time as Denkins, said: “Tonight I keep bumping into people I went to middle school with.”

    Henderson, his voice heavy with exhaustion, added: “We’re not having any riots or burning things down or anything like that. We’re much more sad and disappointed.” He feels the community’s sense of neglect by police. “In terms of being on the helpful side, I guess they kind of do try to help, but … it’s really hard to call.”

    He was reflective about what the shooting meant in the long term. Like many others who attended the protest, he felt like the community was on the cusp of something, even if that change meant a lot of pain and hard work. “We’re all living in truth right now, because we’re all still living.”
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    “Every generation has its own evil. But our evil is a different kind of evil — our systems are evil.” - Rev. Nicholas Richards
  • stringer bellstringer bell ✭✭✭✭✭ Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2016
    http://abc11.com/news/raleigh-mayor-asks-for-calm-in-wake-of-police-shooting/1225671/
    RALEIGH MAYOR ASKS FOR CALM IN WAKE OF POLICE SHOOTING

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    Mayor Nancy McFarlane called for calm Tuesday in the wake of an officer-involved shooting that left a man dead.

    "Yesterday lives were changed and we stand here, both present and past elected leaders of the community, to ask for calm, prayer and patience. Any loss of life, regardless of circumstance, is heartbreaking and we offer our sincere condolences to all of those involved. We understand the need and desire of the community for information to be able to make sense of yesterday's events. We are committed to ensuring information is shared as it becomes available. Please join us in calm, prayer and patience and please keep all of those involved in this tragedy in your thoughts and prayers," said McFarlane.

    Just after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, the SBI sent out a news release officially identifying the dead man as Akiel Rakim Lakeith Denkins. Family members identified him to ABC11 Monday and Denkins' mother said at a news conference Monday morning she had not been officially notified of her son's death. The SBI said it spoke to her after the news conference.

    Mayor McFarlane's statement came after the NC NAACP called for a transparent investigation of the death. Denkins was shot in southeast Raleigh close to Bragg Street and S. East Street around noon Monday when an officer tried to serve a warrant on a felony drug charge.

    While Denkins' family has claimed he was unarmed, Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck Brown told reporters soon after the shooting Monday that a gun was found near the body.

    North Carolina NAACP President Rev. Dr. William J. Barber called Monday for truth and justice.

    Barber said he was encouraged by a statement from Chief Deck Brown Monday saying the State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the case, but he said there are a lot of questions.

    "Was he unarmed?" asked Barber. "Was he running away? Who found the gun? Did the gun have prints on it? Whose prints? What is the history of the gun? Again, a warrant for arrest is not a license to kill."

    Speaking with ABC11 Tuesday, Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman also asked for patience while the SBI does its independent investigation.

    "We understand certainly that people have a right to know information and we want to make, you know, valid information available as quickly as possible," she explained. "We also want to take time. We want to look under every rock, you know, examine all the details ... We will take, you know, we will go wherever this investigation takes us but we need a thorough and detailed investigation to be done."

    Attorney General Roy Cooper - who is also running for Governor - spoke about the shooting after a Council of State meeting Tuesday morning.

    "This is a tragedy and I know that it is horrific for people in the community when someone loses a life. It is clear that investigators and prosecutors should look at this matter thoroughly - should investigate this matter thoroughly and take it where the facts lead them."

    The officer who shot Denkins has been identified as senior officer 29-year-old D.C. Twiddy by the Raleigh Police Department. He's been placed on administrative leave, which is standard in officer-related shootings.



    As usual they brought out the token black in background tactic...
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  • GhostdenithegawdGhostdenithegawd Up from da 36 chambers HarlemPosts: 16,231 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Smh my cousin lives there
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  • bull6599bull6599 ✭✭✭✭✭ Posts: 6,640 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Smh my cousin lives there

    The south side of Raleigh is like field day for police. If they've gotta meet a quota or get their numbers up that's the 1st place they go. W/ all of the drug dealing, gang banging, etc that goes on on that side of town I'm kinda surprised something similar hasn't already happened.

  • stringer bellstringer bell ✭✭✭✭✭ Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭


    He's got that skinhead look to him...
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  • stringer bellstringer bell ✭✭✭✭✭ Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    http://wncn.com/2016/03/12/family-attorneys-say-raleigh-man-killed-in-police-shooting-was-shot-in-the-back/
    Family attorneys: Raleigh man killed in police shooting was shot in the back

    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A press conference regarding the death of Akiel Denkins, the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Raleigh Feb. 29, was held Saturday and it was revealed that an independent pathologist ruled the 24-year-old was shot in the back.

    The news conference was held with Denkins’ mother, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, members of the N.C. NAACP, and family attorneys Priscilla McKoy and Scott Holmes.

    McKoy spoke and questioned the statements made by Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman that give the “impression that Akiel was shot from the front as he struggled with the officer.” The attorney said she has “significant questions about [that] account.”

    The attorneys revealed during the news conference that an independent pathologist examined Denkins’ body and determined he was shot in the back.


    “We ask anyone with information regarding the homicide of Akiel Denkins to please come forward and to cooperate with our family and their investigators,” McKoy said.

    The group called for “transparency and truth in the investigation of the fatal police involved shooting of Akiel Denkins.”

    The N.C. NAACP said there were a number of questions that remain unanswered and the family is “calling for the support of their community in demanding that the truth be sought out and the facts released in the case of Akiel’s death.”

    Barber addressed the press and said, “This mother and the family, they’re not anti-police, but they’re hurting. There’s a lot of pain.”

    Denkins’ mother, Rolanda Byrd, also spoke.

    “I just want to say that all lives matter, first of all. The last two weeks have been the hardest time of my life,” she said.

    Byrd went on to say her son “had a heart of gold.”

    The news conference was held near the scene of the shooting at the intersection of Garner Road and Bragg Street.





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  • blakfyahkingblakfyahking The IC's Resident Father Figure Posts: 15,785 ✭✭✭✭✭
    yeah this shit about to get real

    the original autopsy came back talking about cuzzo caught 4 shots to the front


    now another autopsy saying he got shot in the back SMH

    this plus the old cracka at Trump's rally in Fayetteville sucker punching dudes and the cops treating the victim like the criminal already got niggaz on edge here in NC
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  • stringer bellstringer bell ✭✭✭✭✭ Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    http://wncn.com/2016/04/13/raleigh-officer-who-shot-akiel-denkins-will-not-be-charged/
    Raleigh officer who shot Akiel Denkins will not be charged

    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The officer who shot Akiel Denkins in Raleigh will not be charged with a crime, Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman announced Wednesday morning.

    Officer D.C. Twiddy shot and killed Denkins in a struggle Feb. 29 on Bragg Street. Denkins’ family has said shooting Denkins was unnecessary and the family said Denkins was shot in the back.

    Freeman, in a long release, said Denkins was shot four times. Only one shot hit him from the rear, going from the back of the shoulder to the front. Freeman also said residue from the gunshot wounds on Denkins’ body indicates Denkins was shot at close range in a struggle.

    “Officer Twiddy’s decision to use deadly force was a lawful response to the situation and deemed necessary to defend himself,” Freeman said in a statement.

    Thus, she said, no criminal charges will be filed.

    The seven-page release included many new details about the shooting.

    Twiddy saw Denkins around noon that day and attempted to arrest him on outstanding charges of failure to appear for felony drug charges.

    Twiddy, according to Freeman’s report, called Denkins by name and Denkins began to run away. Twiddy pursued Denkins and tackled him. At that point, Twiddy said, Denkins attempted to reach into his waistband to pull out a handgun.

    Twiddy fired twice at Denkins “because he was in fear of his life,” the report said.

    The report said Denkins grabbed the barrel of the gun and Twiddy fired twice again.

    The report said 41 witnesses were interviewed, including two who said they saw Twiddy fire his weapon. However, the report said the witness testimony was inconsistent with the evidence.


    The toxicology report on Denkins also indicated the presence of cocaine.

    The report concludes that Twiddy’s actions were consistent with his training and that his shooting of Denkins was because he felt he was in danger.

    Denkins’ family has challenged the official version. At a news conference in March, the attorney for the family said that an independent pathologist examined Denkins’ body and determined he was shot in the back.

    Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane issued a statement after the report was released.

    This has been a difficult time for Raleigh, and I want to thank the community and the Raleigh Police department for their calm and patience as the State Bureau of Investigation continued their investigation of the shooting that occurred on Feb. 29. The Wake County DA’s decision clears Officer Twiddy of wrongdoing but it does not end the community conversation. Lives have been forever changed and we are committed to building trust and strengthening relationships in Raleigh to ensure the health and safety of both our officers and the public.”

    Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown also thanked the Raleigh community for its patience throughout the course of the investigation.

    “The loss of a life is always profoundly regrettable, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by the death of Akiel Denkins. As the healing process continues, my goal is to work with the Raleigh community to ensure that we all do everything we can to make such occurrences as unlikely as possible,” Deck-Brown said in a statement Wednesday.


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  • atribecalledgabiatribecalledgabi Regulator DragonstonePosts: 14,063 Regulator
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    Now thats four. FOUR fucking cop murder stories on the grown and sexy forum..

    Shit's exhausting to try to keep up with
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