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Ex-college football player killed by cop

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Captain Obvious, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. A Charlotte police officer shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell, who played football for Florida A&M. Ferrell ran at the officer, even after being Tasered, but didn't have a weapon. Officer charged with voluntary manslaughter. Cop is white, and the victim is black.

    What's The Narrative™, so we can all get our stories straight?

    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/09/15/4315763/cmpd-officer-charged-in-shooting.html
     
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    The player was probably a meth user.
     
  3. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    A read of the story says the guy who was shot had wrecked his car, banged on a door at a house near the wreck, the woman there called 911 thinking it was a burglar and the guy was likely running to the cops to get help.

    It was late and a black man covered in blood running at cops. That's a shooting every time.
     
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Shot 10 (10!) times. Shot AT 12 times. Somehow "voluntary manslaughter" doesn't do this justice. Closer to grossly exuberant manslaughter.


    Other than that, the most curious thing to me is the wreck.

    The "street" in which he wrecked is simply a 250-meter entrance to the clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis courts. Because of speed bumps you can't gather any speed --- why would you anyway? --- and there is no "traffic" to speak of. Certainly none at 2 a.m.

    I have seen deer in the middle of that street very early in the morning. Perhaps he was trying to avoid one and lost control. Still doesn't explain why, on his way out of the development after dropping off a friend, he would make a right turn onto a dead-end street.

    One oddity: The entrance road into the development was moved about a quarter-mile a little more than 2 years ago, and the current one doesn't show up on some older GPS systems. His GPS could have been giving him confusing instructions.
     
  5. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    But he was arrested and charged. None of that paid leave while on administrative suspension stuff.
     
  6. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    It's open season on unarmed African-American males.
     
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    since 1654
     
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Yep.

    This guy was unarmed, and gunned down just a couple of days ago in D.C.:

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    And, four years ago, his 14-year-old son was gunned down:

    http://wapo.st/17FnmP3
     
  9. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Damn.
     
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Here's someone who agrees with you Drip:

     
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Wonder what the director has to say about this hunt.

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  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Cop indicted:

     
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