Monthly Archives: December 2014

40. Sean Bell

Sean Bell was the only fatality in the shooting of three men by plainclothes NYPD officers. Bell was having his bachelor party at a club the NYPD was investigating for soliciting prostitution. According to the police, they identified themselves during … Continue reading

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39. Jonathan Ferrell

Former Florida A&M University football player Jonathan Ferrell was working two jobs and living with his fiancee in Charlotte, North Carolina. He wanted to go back to school and finish his engineering degree. Unfortunately, Ferrell’s ambitions never came into fruition. … Continue reading

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38. Bou Phonesavanh

“Baby Bou Bou” is lucky to be alive. This is a War on Drugs story. On May 28th of this year, Habersham County SWAT converged on a house they suspected had drugs and weapons inside. Before entering, the SWAT officers … Continue reading

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37. Brian Claunch

Brian Claunch was a wheelchair-bound double-amputee and a paranoid schizophrenic with a history of self-harm, not harm toward others. While in a mental health facility, Claunch demanded a soda and cigarettes, becoming irate in the process. The nurse on duty … Continue reading

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36. Milton Hall

Milton Hall was another mentally ill man who became a casualty of police officers who don’t know how to handle the mentally ill. Hall had allegedly stolen a cup of coffee at the time of the shooting and had a … Continue reading

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35. David Eckert

David Eckert isn’t dead, but he has to live the remainder of his life with the memories of what happened to him. After pulling out of a Wal-Mart parking lot, Eckert was stopped by police for failing to make a … Continue reading

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34. Ousmane Zongo

A Burkinabe arts trader living in New York City, Zongo repaired art and musical instruments in the same warehouse where NYPD officers suspected pirated CD’s and DVD’s were being processed. Zongo was never implicated in the piracy. An NYPD officer, … Continue reading

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33. Marlon Brown

Marlon Brown should not have run from the police. But he did, and that’s why he’s no longer with us. After being pulled over for a seat belt violation, Brown took off, forcing officers to chase him. One of the … Continue reading

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32. Anthony Ramon Baez

Anthony and his brother David were throwing a football around in the early morning hours of December 22, 1994. At around 1:30 am, their ball accidentally hit an NYPD squad car. Officer Francis Livotti ordered them to go home, but … Continue reading

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31. Orangeburg Massacre

Around 150 men and women were protesting racial segregation at a bowling alley when Orangeburg police arrived to disperse them. As their method of dispersal, the police opened fire on the protesters with carbines, shotguns, and revolvers. Most of the … Continue reading

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