August 14, 2014 10:12 pm -

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1. Eric Garner

New York City police killed Garner in a chokehold after he allegedly resisted arrest for selling cigarettes without collecting taxes. Mother Jones says that the chokehold was banned in 1993, but that didn’t stop the NYPD officer from using it. Later on, the medical examiner ruled Garner’s death a homicide, saying that it did, in fact, cause Garner’s death.

2. John Crawford

A man living in Beavercreek, Ohio, was shot and killed inside a Walmart after a man called the police saying he felt threatened. Crawford was playing with a BB gun sold in Walmart, and allegedly didn’t respond to officers’ requests that he drop the weapon. In a store that sells toy guns to look like real guns, this is a major concern.
The police department stood by their officers, saying that they opened fire after Crawford refused to drop the weapon. The police chief did ask the Ohio attorney general’s office, and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, to open an investigation into the incident.

3. Ezell Ford

According to police, Ford attacked an officer after officers stopped him on a Los Angeles sidewalk and tried to get a hold of the officer’s weapon. However, Ford’s mother has a different story: Ford lay on the ground, complying with officers’ orders, and they shot him in the back.

And from Mother Jones:

Dante Parker

A Victorville resident told police that a robbery suspect had fled on a bicycle. The police detained Dante Parker, a 36-year-old pressman at the Daily Press newspaper, apparently because they found him nearby on a bike. Though Parker had no criminal record (other than a DUI), a scuffle ensued and Parker was tased repeatedly when he resisted arrest, according to witnesses. He began breathing heavily and was taken to a hospital, where he died.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

9 responses to Michael Brown The Fourth Unarmed Black Killed By Police In A Month

  1. jasperjava August 14th, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    When the George Zimmerman verdict came down, a lot of commentators predicted that it would lead to Open Season on young Black men.

    They were right.

    • granpa.usthai August 15th, 2014 at 1:52 am

      sidewalks are now considered a deadly weapon, so they ORDER Black youths to stand on the sidewalk (eg: be in possession of a ‘deadly weapon’ sos they can be shot in the back).
      Meanwhile, the ‘friendly’ white racist in Kliven’s Kow Kountry can walk around locked and loaded with nar a second thought, hell, even hunt down and kill Law Enforcement Officers that ain’t part of the Republican War on non whites. Ain’t no need in RepublicKlans wasting their time with any HorseSh*t about how they ain’t WHITE RACIST.

  2. granpa.usthai August 15th, 2014 at 1:45 am

    OK, WHITE RACIST CONGRESS of the United States of America – where’s the faux outrage? – where’s the millions of dollars investigations? That’s 4, four, FOUR DEAD AMERICANS!!!

  3. Denise August 15th, 2014 at 8:35 am

    unarmed black males doing no harm are murdered by the police. meanwhile, oct, sovereign citizens, militias at the bundy ranch and on our southern borders are armed, dangerous and breaking the law by terrorizing customers, shooting at government officials, and wanting to shoot unarmed brown children, and the authority do absolutely nothing!!!!
    don’t tell me racism is dead in this country, because it isn’t and never will be. this country was founded on racism, it’s not going anywhere#

  4. mea_mark August 15th, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Lots of guns in a culture creates more problems than it solves. One of the biggest problems is authorities thinking they need to use more firepower to solve problems. Using firepower instead of negotiating and thinking is damaging our culture and leading to increased destability. It is time to pull back from relying on brute force tactics and firepower to solve problems.

    • Suzanne McFly August 15th, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Firepower is easy to use, brainpower is something that many lack unfortunately.

  5. whatthe46 August 15th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Steve Lohner, white 18 y/o, of Aurora, was stopped by police in late July after several residents called 911 concerned about the gun-toting teen.

    Instead of cooperating with police, however, Lohner refused to provide an ID to prove how old he was and decided to film the entire encounter for YouTube.

    he’s still alive. not tased, not shot and not thrown to the ground.

  6. R.J. Carter August 15th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Go-Pro cameras for all police. Then, we’ll see who resists arrest and who “resists arrest” — and, of course, who sues the police for filming without their permission.

    • whatthe46 August 15th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      or who gets arrested for filiming the police.