[TRIGGER WARNING: MURDER, POLICE BRUTALITY, GUN VIOLENCE]
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Man shot to death by L.A. County deputy was not a carjacking suspect, officials say.
Not only was he not a carjacking suspect, he was asleep!
Meanwhile, the deputy who arrived at West Stockwell Street noticed that the man in the frontyard matched the description of the carjacking suspect: a black man 20 to 30 years old, wearing dark pants or shorts and a basketball jersey. He called over the radio that he believed he had found the carjacking suspect who had exchanged gunfire with deputies and that the man, lying motionless on the ground, may have been shot.
“I could see why they were thinking, ‘Yeah, that was our guy,’” homicide Lt. John Corina said.
Thompson did not respond to commands to show his hands, to stand up or to put his hands behind his head, sheriff’s officials said. SWAT deputies arrived and repeated the commands, but Thompson remained motionless, lying on his side with his left hand underneath his head and his right hand under his midsection, Katz and Corina said.
Even when the SWAT deputies set off “flash-bang” explosives, Thompson was unresponsive. Only when he was hit with foam bullets did he rouse himself, pushing himself onto his feet and “bolting” toward an armored vehicle, Corina said.
So the man was fast asleep in his OWN FRONT YARD and the police threw flash bang grenades at him, then hit him with a foam bullet and were surprised when he freaked the fuck out.
They thought he'd been shot, so they FIRED FLASH BANG GRENADES AND FOAM BULLETS AT HIM INSTEAD OF JUST WALKING UP AND CHECKING ON HIM. Then when he exhibited the natural fight or flight response, they murdered him and lied about him being a carjacking suspect to try and justify it. And:
The SWAT team was well protected from gunfire by the armored vehicles, but the deputy shot Thompson out of concern that he would run into the neighborhood and harm residents, Corina said.
They'll use any excuse to murder black people.
And then there's all the racism around the black women kicking ass in the Olympics right now.
People Are Talking About Gabby Douglas' Hair Again — & It's Not Okay
Douglas addressed the haters four years ago, classily stating: “What’s wrong with my hair? I’m like, I just made history and people are focused on my hair? It can be bald or short; it doesn’t matter about [my] hair.” She continued: “Nothing is going to change. I’m going to wear my hair like this during beam and bar finals. You might as well stop talking about it.”
Are they just jealous? No. They're also racist and misogynistic.