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Police Kill Kajieme Powell Near Ferguson

Posted on August 21st, 2014 at 9:37 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment

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Responding to a shoplifting call just a few miles from the unrest in Ferguson yesterday afternoon, two St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department fired a dozen shots in all at 25-year-old Kajieme Powell, killing him instantly. Described by neighbors as mentally ill, Powell was carrying a knife and shouting, “Shoot me! Shoot me! Shoot me! Shoot me now, motherfucker!” as he approached the officers. Today, the department released a cell phone video of the shooting, which a rep for the police union called “exculpatory.”

No attempt to assess the actual situation. Just charge in and shoot….

For comparison, here’s how a similar incident played out in NL just a few days ago. (google translate)

  1. I guess these dickheads never heard of a Taser? When some sick puppy wants to commit “suicide by cop”, you don’t just do it, you subdue them, and get them to the help they need. I hope these asshats get their just(ice) deserts – and about 25 years in prison.

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