posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 06:56 AM
I wanted to post a forum thread about this when I saw it on Yahoo! News, but luckily I checked around for quicker people.
But that's not what I'm mad about.
I'm MAD ABOUT THIS:
Police said Monroe was shot after he pointed a gun at them, though no one claims Monroe fired shots. Friends and family said he was holding a bottle
of sports water. They accuse police of planting a gun he owned next to his body.
"Mr. Ben didn't have a gun," said 32-year-old neighbor Marcus Frazier, who was there that day. "I saw that other officer pick up the gun from
out of a chair on the porch and put it by him."
Frazier said Monroe was known to keep a gun for protection because of local drug activity.
Despite the chase and Tasering, Shaun Monroe was not arrested. He and other relatives would not comment afterward.
Monroe's gun is being DNA-tested by state police. The findings of their investigation will be given to District Attorney Jonathan Stewart, who would
decide whether to file charges.
The case also has led to FBI and State Police investigations and drawn attention from national civil rights leaders.
"We've had a good relationship, blacks and whites, but this thing has done a lot of damage," said Michael Wade, one of three blacks on the
five-member town council. "To shoot down a family man that had never done any harm, had no police record, caused no trouble. Suddenly everyone is
looking around wondering why it happened and if race was the reason."
Does this STINK of corruption or what? Does this STINK of police cover-ups and unfair treatment? Well, of course the police can say whatever they want
and get away with it, Mr Ben isn't going to stand on up and defend himself anymore, is he?!?!
The race issue is not a No. 1 concern to me, though of course it IS a concern. The reason, ModernAcademia (cool name btw), why black man's killing is
put as the headline is because the history of colored men have been more... shall we say, turbulent.
If this was a scenario of a robbery, or a fistfight, with a black man killed by white man, or vice versa, NO FUSS would have been made about it.
However, this is a man who is elderly, who has seen the past and thought that the fight against racial crime was over, who did nothing except enjoy
the barbecue with BOTH WHITE AND BLACK NEIGHBORS, and who was probably thinking that his son was being chased by drug dealers and hence took out his
BUT WITHOUT CLARIFICATION...
Only the shooter was the policeman, jumping to conclusions, thinking the son pulled a gun on him, thinking there was intention to shoot, making the
assumption that just because he was black, he was readily violent.
Well, sure, there is that criminal record, but...
OKAY, ANYWAY, THAT PIECE OF NEWS I BOLDED IS ABSOLUTELY CAUSE TO DISCUSS!!!
Conspiracy faking by Homer police!