November 28, 2014 12:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Her boyfriend was driving while police fired a beanbag round into their car, leaving her blind in one eye.

Dornella Conners is now blind in her left eye and can hardly see out of her right eye after her and her boyfriend, De’Angelas Lee, stopped at a gas station in the 10000 block of Halls Ferry early Tuesday morning. Conners says as she and her boyfriend were driving away from the station multiple police officers showed up.

“They pulled up while we were coming towards the street, De’Anglas was trying to get away, they blocked us from the side, front and back,” Conners said.

Conners says her boyfriend was trying to drive around St. Louis County Police but police say he drove towards them. Police say the officer, fearing for his safety, used his less lethal bean bag round, striking the front passenger window causing it to shatter.

Conner went to another police officer who helped her get medical attention…

Police say they have issued a warrant for Lee’s arrest and set a bond for $50,000.[su_csky_ad]

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.

26 responses to Pregnant Missouri Woman Blind In One Eye After Shot By Ferguson Police

  1. Boehner-Monkey November 28th, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    “the officer, fearing for his safety…”

    Boy, we sure have been hearing that a lot lately! With so many people looking for work, maybe we could start hiring good cops and stop hiring scared cops!

  2. tracey marie November 28th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    what did he do that warrented attacking his passenger?

    • R.J. Carter November 28th, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      Good question. They were (seemingly) hot for his vehicle, since they surrounded it on all sides. That’s not a barrier/blockade of a street, that’s something you don’t try to drive around.

      • tracey marie November 28th, 2014 at 3:10 pm

        if you are black you do

        • R.J. Carter November 28th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

          That just guarantees a perpetuation of the cycle of violence.

          • tracey marie November 28th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

            being afraid of white cops killing you perpetuates the violence, how? Should black men and boys just wear a target and peacefully allow themselves to be killed , you are wrong.

          • R.J. Carter November 28th, 2014 at 3:21 pm

            Intentionally running from cops perpetuates it. They’re not going to watch someone flee and go, “Well, he’s black and he’s just afraid of us. Let him go.”

          • tracey marie November 28th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

            That is the cops issue and they need to be forced to change and also be charged for their crimes

          • R.J. Carter November 28th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

            Forced to change how? To let people go who flee?

            This is a tragedy for her, because she was the passenger. But this is as much on her boyfriend as it is on the cop who fired the beanbag — maybe even moreso, since it was her boyfriend’s decision that elicited the officer’s decision.

          • tracey marie November 28th, 2014 at 3:55 pm


  3. R.J. Carter November 28th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Just out of curiosity about details — how does a passenger get an injury to the left side? British-made vehicle?

    • tracey marie November 28th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      facing the cop in fear, glas shattered and hit’s her in the eye

      • R.J. Carter November 28th, 2014 at 12:19 pm

        Could be. I’m not doubting the incident, since she went to another officer on the scene, just trying to figure out the position/contortion.

        • tracey marie November 28th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

          I knew that, I was not being pugnacious towards you. I thought the same thing until I read the article. I do want to know more about this , this is incomplete and inflammatory without context

  4. John Henry November 28th, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    In this situation, a black man running from a cop is in fear of his life, suffering form Post-Michael Brown PSTD. Cops are killing Black people on site, with no consequence.

  5. Roctuna November 28th, 2014 at 12:29 pm


  6. R J November 28th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    She’s black,police are white

  7. November 28th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    This is so unjust. I send my prayers to Sister Dornella Conners.

  8. DD November 28th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    This is so incomplete. It doesn’t say why the police were surrounding this guys car. If he committed a crime then why not state as much in the article. If not, then the driver and his gf are the ones who were rightly afraid for their lives. The cop will get away with this assault, or the community will pay the price for yet another bad cop.

    • R.J. Carter November 28th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      There were shots fired at the gas station earlier. They could have been responding to that. Coming to a “shots fired” scene, attempting to stop a vehicle at the scene, and having that said vehicle try to evade and flee… it doesn’t take much to do the math on that one.

      • Carla Akins November 28th, 2014 at 3:58 pm

        That’s how I read it. Unfortunately, just because they got the military gear – doesn’t mean they’ve been adequately trained on it.

        • R.J. Carter November 28th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

          I got the info from other articles.

    • Brian K EyeRappino November 28th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      I bet she didn’t see that coming

  9. Brian K EyeRappino November 28th, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Yea, because if there were riots going on, I would take a ride through the area

    • rejectrepublicanlies November 28th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      Did ever occur to you that maybe the live there?

  10. StoneyCurtisll November 28th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Wait for it….

    Someone must have “reached into their waistband”…
    Or, “failed to comply with a lawful police command”..
    or this ‘incident’ never would have happened..
    I have seen this old scenario played out time and time again..
    I’m gettin tired of the same old excuse from the police.