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Dashcam: Cops Kill Unarmed Mother, Applaud their Marksmanship, Brag About her Face Exploding

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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 09:22 PM
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Dashcam: Cops Kill Unarmed Mother, Applaud their Marksmanship, Brag About her Face Exploding

The following story is an update from a tragic incident that happened in 2010. I believe I heard of this, but often it was discussed as the women being the guilty party due to resisting and demeaning calls accusing her of being "a low life drug user".

The follow information sheds light on that the officers actions were not as innocent as made out to be in the pub and even during the trial.

Looks like the article source I am sharing has her name wrong, it's Caroline Small, not Smith. See the other source article included for more as well-linked below.



Brunswick, GA — Caroline Smith was at a low point in her life. She suffered from PTSD, Dissociative Disorder, and was struggling with drugs and alcohol. These things should have never been a death sentence, but thanks to two Georgia cops, they were.

An eye-opening investigation by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News was published earlier this month that shines a much-needed light on this case. The report illustrates the tragic events leading up to the killing of Caroline Smith and the subsequent special privilege granted to the officers who killed her which would allow them to get off scot-free — and keep their jobs.




On June 18, 2010, Smith was sitting in a mall parking lot in her car when a citizen allegedly saw her “doing drugs,” so they called police. When police showed up, Smith, who was in an obvious diminished mental state, drove off. A police chase ensued. During the chase, which never exceeded 35 mph, Smith’s tires were blown out by spike strips.

She was then pinned by two cruisers and a utility pole and riding only on her rims. Her car was effectively rendered immobilized.



You'll see from the transcripts below, that not only was the women in danger, but Jonathan Malone(deserves recognition for that) a GA state Trooper was as well, as he pleaded for them not to shoot her. For lack of words it turns out to be a more appaling situation than originally known.


“Let me get out there and get her out,” Malone calls out to the other officers, according to the GBI audio transcripts. “Hold on, hold on,” one unknown officer responds. “If she moves the car, I’m going to shoot her,” Simpson says. Seconds later, Sasser and Simpson unleash a volley of gunfire into the face of Caroline Smith. After the shooting, Sasser and Simpson can be heard discussing their kill. cont...





At this point, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan Malone is seen running behind Small’s car in an attempt to remove her from the vehicle. But Malone quickly runs away after he notices Glynn County officers Sgt. Robert C. Sasser and Officer Michael T. Simpson with their service weapons pointed direct at him, with Smith’s head being the primary target.

Malone pleaded with the officers to let him get Smith out of the vehicle.

“Let me get out there and get her out,” Malone calls out to the other officers, according to the GBI audio transcripts.

“Hold on, hold on,” one unknown officer responds.

“If she moves the car, I’m going to shoot her,” Simpson says.

Seconds later, Sasser and Simpson unleash a volley of gunfire into the face of Caroline Smith.

After the shooting, Sasser and Simpson can be heard discussing their kill.

“Where did you hit her?” Simpson asks, according to a GBI transcript.

“I hit her right in the face,” Sasser says.

“I watched the bridge of her nose…I pulled the trigger and I watched it hit her at the same time I think I fired,” Simpson says.

Source: thefreethoughtproject
Graphic image and video included at the sources.
Which I will refrain from sharing but rather leave that up to member and mod discretion.



Original Source- Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News Investigation Information
investigations.myajc.com: Did Caroline Small have to die?

Police shooting of Caroline Small was ’worst’ ever seen, GBI agent says. Officers were cleared in 2010 case riddled with special treatment, AJC investigation finds.




• Glynn County police officers interfered with the GBI’s investigation from the start, seeking to protect the officers.

• The department tampered with the crime scene and created misleading evidence that was shown to the grand jury.

• The local district attorney shared the state’s evidence with the officers nearly two months before the grand jury convened and cut an unusual deal with them just before it met.




So was what the two Glynn County officers said afterward. They compared their marksmanship. One told a witness how he saw Small’s head explode.
Their words were as callous as Small’s death unnecessary.

“This is the worst one I’ve ever investigated,” said Mike McDaniel, a retired GBI agent who supervised the 2010 criminal investigation into the officers’ actions. “I don’t think it’s a good shoot. I don’t think it’s justified.”

In context to the thread title.



The officers shooting brought her no chance of survival. Even without the cold blooded murder to "stop" her slow moving car, the drugs had taken effect and should could have been taken into custody.

As mentioned before in similar threads and likely in this case there was the indication that the women had mental health issues, PDs need to instruct officers correctly on how to deal with mental illness and in this case in combination with drug use. Not even to mention when will they be held accountable for her murder(to say the least)? A start may be in informing people of this.




“She wasn’t just a junkie,” Small said. “She was a mom. She was a college student. She loved painting. She loved to read….I do want more people to understand that she wasn’t just some horrible person running away from the police, because that’s not who she was at all.”
- Source-investigations.myajc.com

RIP

edit on 16-7-2015 by dreamingawake because: more corrections

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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 09:51 PM
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Well believe it or not there's good news in this thread . The police were never indicted by the grand jury therefore they were never tried. That means double jeopardy cannot apply, remember there is no statue of limitations on murder. Hopefully if the accounts of this media investigation are true a new district Attorney will prosecute .


I wouldn't care if it was a diehard socialists if they were running on the platform of prosecution for these two officers I would vote for them.

I repeat this often but people please get out and participate in your local elections how your county is run does depend on you .



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 09:59 PM
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originally posted by: Greathouse
Well believe it or not there's good news in this thread . The police were never indicted by the grand jury therefore they were never tried. That means double jeopardy cannot apply, remember there is no statue of limitations on murder. Hopefully if the accounts of this media investigation are true a new district Attorney will prosecute .


I wouldn't care if it was a diehard socialists if they were running on the platform of prosecution for these two officers I would vote for them.

I repeat this often but people please get out and participate in your local elections how your county is run does depend on you .

Thanks for the comment. Indeed the elections due depend on people.

I am hoping someone can weigh in locally to that area of any plans on a solution. Will update if I can find some in addition to what is already shared on the sources.
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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

Sounds like the old "I was in fear for my life" defense might not work.



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 10:56 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: dreamingawake

Sounds like the old "I was in fear for my life" defense might not work.


Her vehicle was rendered useless as a weapon. That was a bad shoot.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 12:17 AM
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The more people that get involved the better. Why everyone isn't crying out enraged I don't know. Considering this happened in 2010 all I can assume is everyone has fallen asleep. I am beginning to wonder what in the world will wake them up. It's a freaking insane situation the likes of these out of control LEO's. I do believe part of the problem is that families that accept civil compromises exempts the killers from criminal prosecution. Add that to corrupt law enforcement agencies oppressing a controlled populous, lying LEO's and obscured videos, corrupt DA's and judges, you've got the perfect murder.

How ironic that once again the many are controlled by the elite few. Won't it be nice when the many go crazy on those elites!



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 02:41 AM
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Showcase chase OP

daily scary american movie

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posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 04:04 AM
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Sad story.
Shows how small town cops and local DAs can pretty much sway juries and judges whatever way they want.
It should never be such a small closed loop determining justice like this.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 09:59 AM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

She was using a car as a deadly weapon and under the influences of drugs.
How many breaks does she get?

I don't condone the shooting, but this is another one of those mixed-bag cases where the perp is the primary one at fault.
If you don't step out in front of a speeding car, you are not going to get hit. She lived life on the wild side, and it caught up with her. No different than a extreme sports figure landing with a thud when that was really not quite the intention, but almost.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: dreamingawake

She was using a car as a deadly weapon and under the influences of drugs.
How many breaks does she get?

I don't condone the shooting, but this is another one of those mixed-bag cases where the perp is the primary one at fault.
If you don't step out in front of a speeding car, you are not going to get hit. She lived life on the wild side, and it caught up with her. No different than a extreme sports figure landing with a thud when that was really not quite the intention, but almost.


This wouldn't happen in an other advanced western "democratic" nation.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 11:43 AM
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I don't think his "marksmanship" was that good... It was short range, less than ten yards and his group covered more than half of the windshield.

Needs some remedial firearm training.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 11:46 AM
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WAY too many testosterone-fuelled, extremely low intellect 'officers' out there. these are morons, given a gun and virtual immunity from prosecution. what's the worst that could happen?
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posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 06:18 PM
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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: dreamingawake

She was using a car as a deadly weapon and under the influences of drugs.
How many breaks does she get?

I don't condone the shooting, but this is another one of those mixed-bag cases where the perp is the primary one at fault.
If you don't step out in front of a speeding car, you are not going to get hit. She lived life on the wild side, and it caught up with her. No different than a extreme sports figure landing with a thud when that was really not quite the intention, but almost.

Not mixed bag at all. The car was disabled, she wasn't a threat. Stop justifying murder with half-assed arguments. It's sickening and shameful and you wouldn't dare do it for anyone other than one of your masters.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

I see absolutely nothing wrong in this video.

She was using her car as a weapon trying to ram and possibly kill policemen.

I imagine she would have rammed and tried to kill civilians if they were in her way.

The police did what was necessary to end this chase.

How many times should the tell her to stop the car before taking other measures?



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 08:09 PM
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originally posted by: MoreBeer
a reply to: dreamingawake

I see absolutely nothing wrong in this video.

She was using her car as a weapon trying to ram and possibly kill policemen.

I imagine she would have rammed and tried to kill civilians if they were in her way.

The police did what was necessary to end this chase.

How many times should the tell her to stop the car before taking other measures?



Thanks for your comment but I believe this updated info dispels the notion that their action against her was justified.

Her car as lethal weapon wasn't moving very fast when the tires were deflated.

The state trooper was going to help remove her from the car without lethal measures. They did not allow him to.

There was no need to open fire like they did. On top of that brag about it meanwhile threatening a state topper in the process.



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