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Prosecutor who declines to charge cop that shot black suspect apologizes for doing her job

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This from Liberty UnYielding.

What the prosecutor wanted to say the officer involved is a brother so he will not face charges.

However, if the officer was a honkey he would be facing charges.

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Terrance Kellom dead perp

It’s come to this. A prosecutor reviews the evidence in a case in which a federal agent fatally shot an armed robbery suspect and arrives at the inescapable conclusion that officer acted in “lawful self-defense.” But rather than state her bottom-line findings and move on, Wayne County (Mich.) Prosecutor Kym Worthy felt impelled at a press conference on Wednesday to apologize for not charging the officer with a crime !

The Detroit News quotes Worthy as saying:

Yes, black lives matter. Of course, they matter. But you know what else matters? Credible facts matter. Supportable evidence matters. Provable evidence matters. Doing justice matters. And the truth matters.

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To make sure that the black community understood whose side she is on, Worthy went on to affirm that she is “not afraid” to charge police with misconduct, boasting that she has charged 17 officers with crimes since Jan. 14.

The case in question centered on a raid in April on a Detroit home by members of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The suspect, Terrance Kellom, 20, was shot and killed while rushing the agents who had come to arrest him. Kellom was black. So was Officer Mitchell Quinn, the agent who fired off the four rounds that brought Kellom down.

The investigation of the incident was conducted by Michigan State Police, independent of ICE. The case was then “re-investigated” by the prosecutor’s office, which came to the result. The shooting was deemed justifiable homicide.

The only question that remains is why the prosecutor felt the need to commiserate with the community that the outcome or her investigation couldn’t be otherwise.
Read more at http://libertyunyielding.com/2015/08/20/prosecutor-who-declines-to-charge-federal-agent-in-death-of-black-suspect-apologizes-for-doing-her-job/

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Michigan locals raise funds for ‘hotdog guy’ after union protesters destroy his supplies

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This is from Fox News Politics.

A classic example of union thuggery.

I read in a different article the chanted Ni–er while trashing this mans cart.

If they were from the Tea Party it would be the lead story.

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Clinton Tarver has been serving hot dogs to hungry locals in downtown Lansing, Mich., for the last five years, but a brush this week with a pro-union protest literally upended his small business in a matter of minutes.

During a protest against right-to-work legislation in Michigan‘s capital, Tarver’s catering supplies were destroyed when demonstrators tore down the tent where he was serving and trampled his gear.

The tent had been set up by the conservative Americans for Prosperity, which supports the legislation Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law Tuesday that allows unionized workers to opt out of paying union dues.

Tarver, who has been a small business owner for the last 16 years, was there to give hot dogs to supporters in the tent on the Capitol lawn. He said he was just checking tickets, not sizing up customers.

“Everyone that had a ticket I had given a hot dog to,” the 63-year-old owner of Clint’s Hot Dog Cart and Casual Catering told FoxNews.com. “So when two guys, one with a mask, came to get their hot dogs, I didn’t think anything of it because they had tickets and I was just there for a job.”

He described the action that ensued as “violent.” Only minutes after he’d handed the two men their hot dogs, the pair tore down the tent, turned over his serving tables, smashed his hot dogs, tossed a cooler filled with sodas and spilled his chili.

“I kept explaining that I was just here to do a job, that I wasn’t on anybody’s side, but when people started calling me racial slurs, my friend who works at the Capitol told me I had to get out of there, so I crawled out,” said Tarver, who is black.

Until Tuesday, he thought he was relatively unknown. But word spread about the incident, and local residents on both sides of the issue began rallying to help Tarver out.

Lorilea Zabadal, a staff member for Republican state Rep. Al Pscholka, set up an online fundraiser at gofundme.com/SupportClint. The goal was to reach $5,000. As of Wednesday afternoon, over $14,000 in donations had been raised.

“I supported Clint. He’s a great guy and a great small business,” Lt. Governor Brian Calley said on Twitter. He also thanked citizens who had supported Tarver financially.

Tarver said that state Sen. Joe Humes and his wife reached out to Tarver on Tuesday night promising to reimburse him for his equipment.

And a spokesperson for Americans for Prosperity said they plan to reimburse Tarver as well.

Michigan State Police have contacted Tarver about the incident, but a request for comment by Lansing police was not immediately returned to FoxNews.com.

Tarver said he’s overwhelmed by the support and that he didn’t know he had touched so many people.

“I never knew people cared so much about the hot dog guy — I feel overwhelmed,” Tarver said. “I’m just here to serve.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/12/lansing-locals-raise-funds-for-hot-dog-guy-after-protesters-destroy-his-supplies/#ixzz2EtVCS14k

 

Detroit mom questions how daughter shot during hug

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This is from Yahoo News.

I agree with the victim’s mother something is not right.

I carry with a Blackhawk Serpa level 2 holster.

You would think a police officer would have as safe a holster.

DETROIT (AP) — The mother of a Detroit woman shot and killed while dancing with an off-duty police officer questioned Monday why he would carry a loaded gun at a party in his own backyard.

Police said Adaisha Miller was dancing with the officer early Sunday morning when she hugged him from behind. His gun, which was in a waist holster, went off, and the bullet punctured Miller’s lung and hit her heart. She died at a hospital.

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee described Miller’s death during a Monday news conference as a tragic, “unfathomable” accident.

“Somehow, in the course of dancing with the individual to his rear and touching his waist, his Detroit Police Department-issued weapon discharged, striking Ms. Miller,” Godbee said. “There is absolutely no indication that the officer placed his hand on his weapon at all.”

Godbee implied contact from Miller appeared to have caused the gun to go off, but he stopped short of saying she pulled the trigger on the .40-caliber handgun.

The officer, 38-year-old Isaac Parrish, has been placed on desk duty while the case is investigated. There was no answer at his home early Monday afternoon. Godbee said Parrish is “very remorseful.”

Miller was celebrating the weekend before her 25th birthday on Monday, said her mother, Yolanda McNair. She was invited to the Saturday night fish fry at Parrish’s home by friends who knew him, McNair said.

“Why do you need a gun at your own house? Why do you need a gun at your own party?” she asked. McNair said she would be watching the police investigation closely.

Detroit police officers have the option of carrying their weapons while off-duty. The model issued by the department has a safety mechanism built into the trigger.

The Smith & Wesson M&P primarily was designed for police and military use. It does not have a safety switch, but the trigger has to be pulled back completely for the gun to fire, certified firearms instructor Rick Ector said.

Ector said that if properly holstered, the gun cannot be fired accidentally.

David Balash, a former Michigan State Police firearms examiner, said the investigation also should look at the gun’s angle given that Miller was shot in the chest.

“What’s going to be very important here is the angle of the entry of the wound to the victim (and) if there is in fact any gunpowder residue,” Balash said. “I’m having a great deal of difficulty understanding how a weapon that’s pointed at the ground can be turned literally 110 degrees minimum to be in an upward position to strike someone.”

But Godbee said Parrish’s waist holster was made of a soft, neoprene-type material, and it would be possible for the trigger to be pulled while the gun was in it. He also said the barrel direction typically would have been pointing down while holstered.

There still is “no justification” for her daughter’s death, said McNair, 44.

“She didn’t do anything wrong,” McNair said. “She told us she was going to a party.

“I should have been baking my daughter her birthday cake.”

The Wayne County medical examiner’s office was to perform an autopsy.

 

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