Monthly Archives: December 2014

50. Two Weeks in August

John Crawford III was at a Wal-Mart in Beavercreek, Ohio when his life was tragically cut short by police. While on the phone with the mother of his children, Beavercreek Police officers gunned him down because he was holding what … Continue reading

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49. Aiyana Jones

Seven-year-old Aiyana Jones died at the hands of Detroit P.D.’s Special Response Team. Police threw a flash grenade through the window of her house, then stormed in. During the raid, Aiyana was killed when officer Joseph Weekley’s weapon discharged. According … Continue reading

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48. Orlando Barlow

Orlando Barlow was on his knees surrendering when Las Vegas Police officer Brian Hartman shot and killed him with an assault rifle. Barlow was unarmed. Hartman resigned before a Federal probe into the shooting revealed that Hartman, and other officers, … Continue reading

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47. Niles Meservey

Niles Meservey was drunk and trying to drive his vehicle from Chuckwagon Inn. Concerned patrons called 9-1-1 and Everett police soon arrived. When Merservey refused to get out of his car despite police demands to do so, Everett police tased … Continue reading

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46. Patrick Dorismond

Patrick Dorismond was approached by undercover NYPD officers who asked him where they could purchase marijuana. That’s one of only two details of this incident that can be agreed upon. According to officers, Dorismond became hostile, screaming that he wasn’t … Continue reading

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45. Michael Garrett Blair

Michael Garrett Blair was black. He was also a paranoid schizophrenic. Blair, who had never had a history of violent episodes, locked himself in the bathroom of his family’s Richmond, TX house, threatening to commit suicide. His mother called around … Continue reading

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44. Bloody Christmas

Christmas Eve 1951: LAPD officers Nelson Brownson and Julius Trojanowski responded to a report that minors were drinking alcohol at the Showboat Bar on Riverside Drive. On arrival, they found Daniel Rodela, Elias Rodela, Jack Wilson, William Wilson, Raymond Marquez, … Continue reading

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43. 11/29/12

A police chase ended in violence when thriteen Cleveland police officers fired 137 shots into Russell’s 1979 Chevrolet Malibu, claiming that Russell had fired at them. An investigation of the vehicle after the incident revealed there to be no gun … Continue reading

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42. Eric Garner

Eric Garner was selling untaxed cigarettes. When he was approached by plain-clothes officers, Garner told them he was “just minding [his] own business. Every time [they saw him they wanted] to mess with [him]. [He’s] tired of it. It stops today!” … Continue reading

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41. Kent State Shootings

This entry is better handled as a timeline, since the events leading up to the shooting carry a lot of weight in regards to what happened. April 30, 1970: President Richard Nixon announced to the country that the “Cambodian Incursion” … Continue reading

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