December 24, 2014 8:11 am -

This happened in the city of Berkeley, MO at a gas station late Tuesday night.


St. Louis County Police confirmed in a statement that an officer from the city of Berkeley had “fired several shots,” saying the cop was “fearing for his life” after a male allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at him. A handgun was recovered at the scene, police added.

Police did not confirm the victim’s identity, but a distraught woman at the scene identified herself to reporters as Toni Martin [pictured] and said that her 18-year-old son, Antonio Martin, was the victim.

She said Martin was on his way to meet his girlfriend when the fatal encounter with cops happened and that he was not carrying a gun. “He only just left the house to go see her,” she said.”They was walking somewhere … maybe he started to run and they start shooting.”

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.

57 responses to Black Teen Fatally Shot By Cop 2 Miles From Ferguson, MO

  1. mea_mark December 24th, 2014 at 8:27 am

    They better have video to justify this or things might explode again.

    • amongoose December 24th, 2014 at 8:45 am

      Afraid things will explode whether it was justified as ABC news reported that one pointed a weapon at the officers, or not. The tinder is too dry now for it not to. Someone tried to burn a Kwik trip near there.

      And the weapon was defaced, as in serial number ground off.

      (k) It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to transport,
      ship, or receive, in interstate or foreign commerce, any firearm
      which has had the importer’s or manufacturer’s serial number
      removed, obliterated, or altered or to possess or receive any
      firearm which has had the importer’s or manufacturer’s serial
      number removed, obliterated, or altered and has, at any time, been
      shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

      A ground off serial number can still be recovered and traced. When imprinted the mark is made and the compression of the mark readable with today’s technology. The only way to remove it would be to drill out the serial numbered area.

    • Pick6 December 24th, 2014 at 9:08 am

      I found this at Mediaite: The vid was released by St. Louis police. It’s supposed to show Martin pointing a gun, but I can’t see that. The vid was taken from a distance. There’s a still showing Martin with his right arm raised, pointing skyward, but I don’t see a gun. Neither shows Martin pointing a gun at anyone.

      Edit: Just saw an enlarged, clearer version of the still. The focus is less on the person standing in the center of the still and more on the background, nearer the cruiser. In that photo, it does appear that a person is pointing a gun in the direction of the cruiser.

      • amongoose December 24th, 2014 at 10:14 am

        Arm is straight out, elbow bend, hand level with officer,not up.

        • Pick6 December 24th, 2014 at 10:34 am

          Thanks for pointing that out. Just logged on to revise my first post after seeing an enlarged version of the still with the circle around the person in the distance.

  2. Wayout December 24th, 2014 at 9:02 am

    The UK Daily Mail has the video of the teen pulling the gun and pointing it at the cop. Of course even him having a handgun at the age of 18 is a crime, so that means he also didn’t have a carry permit which is another crime. And his mother is reported to be claiming he was shot by the cop while trying to run away, (which should not be a surprise to anyone). All in all this looks like another case for super “injustice” fighter Al Sharpton and it shouldn’t be but a day or two before he books a flight back to Missouri.

    • raincheck December 24th, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Missouri does allow open carry of firearms for those age 18 or older.
      “maybe he started to run” She said “MAYBE” Not exactly a “claim” as YOU put it. Why don’t you learn how to ‘comprehend’ what you’re reading? That way you don’t say so many stupid things. Do you just come on here, to be an @sshole, and try to piss people off?… “All in all this looks like another case of” RWNJ stupidity.
      Look things up before you post … !!!…

      • jasperjava December 24th, 2014 at 10:53 am

        Wayout is a sad, lonely, bitter little man who only seeks to feed his hate, because hatred is the only thing he has left in the world. Without hate, he would simply die.

        • fahvel December 24th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

          do you ever notice how slime wayout never has the balls to respond to such precise and elegant comments as yours? He’s a piece of slime.

          • Wayout December 24th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

            You are wrong, I have responded many times – just ask William, or Old Lefty.

      • Wayout December 24th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

        Open carry? Holding it in your hand and aiming it at someone is not just open carrying. So then, she said “maybe”. Sounds like a claim to me. And I said “reported to be claiming”. So please, time for you to actually read what I was saying.

        • raincheck December 25th, 2014 at 6:30 am

          “Missouri does allow open carry of firearms for those age 18 or older”…
          Was in response to you saying..”Of course even him having a handgun at the age of 18 is a crime, so that
          means he also didn’t have a carry permit which is another crime” (all lies) You want sooo badly for this Man to be guilty of multiple crimes… you make stuff up, and post it here
          Learn how to read you DOLT! Engaging you is a waste of time, you’re pathetic, full of hate, and about as smart as a bag of rocks.. worst of all you’re a liar… Merry Christmas

    • arc99 December 24th, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      In addition to the fact that raincheck points out that it is legal for an 18 year old to have a firearm, according to federal law U.S. Code › Title 10 › Subtitle A › Part I › Chapter 13 › § 311 Militia: composition and classes which you are so fond of citing when it suits your agenda, the deceased was a member of the militia.

      You are a liar and a hypocrite. That is not my OPINION. It is documented fact based on the false claims in this and many other posts.

      • Wayout December 24th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

        Look who’s talking. The militia component is one thing, but state laws are another. Twenty one and older to own a handgun and a permit to carry on your person issued by the state is a legal requirement. You just don’t want to admit that what we have here is another 18 year old black kid who is a criminal.

        • whatthe46 December 24th, 2014 at 10:11 pm

          and do you consider the white man in wichita a choir boy? covered face walking around with a rifle in the middle of the day and not so much as an arrest, but a nice visit by the media. you are so pathetic. chances are he’s a criminal. but, that matters not to your racist a&&!

  3. edmeyer_able December 24th, 2014 at 10:49 am

    “Officer had body cam but it was not active” maybe they need an activation switch connected to their holster where by they can’t access their gun unless the camera is attached to their vest and is functioning….not—–/s

  4. Denise December 24th, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Wonder why these cops don’t shoot dead just as quickly white people who are armed, murder state troopers, and go on the run for seven weeks?

    • raincheck December 25th, 2014 at 5:11 am

      You mean like the guy walking around with his face painted, carrying a rifle, trying to “get people to sign up for some ‘militia’?”
      We ALL know what would have happened if he were black… I haven’t heard if a single Cop showed up to question him..

  5. Dolly Knight Hughes December 24th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    “Black Teen Fatally Shot by Cop …blah blah blah”.

    This headline, that doesn’t say the kid was armed, is what gets people worked up. Some don’t bother to read the “rest” of the “story” before heading out to destroy.

    Media has to be stopped from inciting.

    • Carla Akins December 24th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      Exactly how long would you like the headline to be? The information is in the story,

      • whatthe46 December 24th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

        check out her facebook page: this is a snapshot from her photos:

        • Dolly Knight Hughes December 25th, 2014 at 1:39 am

          Wow. You can read? lol

          • whatthe46 December 25th, 2014 at 2:29 am

            yes i can. and you notice i can write as well. apparently you too can read, although your comprehension is quite fk’d up.

        • Carla Akins December 25th, 2014 at 7:17 am

          Bwahaha. *Edit, my apologies – I didn’t see her comments to you until just now. She won’t be back.

          • Dolly Knight Hughes December 25th, 2014 at 12:14 pm

            I stand by my original comment. It was not racist, although I DO see many MANY racist comments that are still here.

            Thanks for your opinions on all of my content.

            Blessed Yule.

          • raincheck December 25th, 2014 at 12:35 pm

            “It was not racist”
            “Troll somewhere else you bitch”
            “Go play on the interstate, Troll”
            “you knuckle dragging neanderthal”
            “I love it when people don’t like my comments because they are too
            illiterate to comprehend the content. Crawl back under your rock”
            You might be right, I don’t see any racism here.. 😉

          • Dolly Knight Hughes December 25th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

            You actually see racism in those past comments? Wow. I see me being childish(I admit), but racism?

            Okay. Thanks for your opinion.

          • raincheck December 25th, 2014 at 1:46 pm

            If you’re talking to me, I said I DIDN’T see any in those comments… I admit I went too far.
            Merry Christmas

      • Dolly Knight Hughes December 25th, 2014 at 1:40 am

        Read it again Carla. Gawd. I SAID NOT ALL PEOPLE WILL READ THE STORY.

        Must need stronger glasses.

        • whatthe46 December 25th, 2014 at 2:27 am

          then they must be stupid and ignorant like yourself.

        • Carla Akins December 25th, 2014 at 7:16 am

          And anyone that bases their opinions on a headline without knowing facts, is an idiot and would hardly make a difference. Headlines are designed to grab attention and there is nothing deceptive in the headline. NOT ALL OF US JUST READ HEADLINES.

        • raincheck December 25th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

          I guess your ‘other’ post was deleted. (Gee… I wonder why) so I’ll try here.
          “I love it when people don’t like my comments because they are too illiterate to comprehend the content”
          only your imagination, making you think people don’t like the things
          you said, because “they are too illiterate to comprehend the “content” (Or as I
          call it, crap) Your imagination is getting in the way of reality.. the
          reality of it is, they just don’t like what you said, and from the looks
          of things, they don’t care much for YOU either… I wanted to call you a mouth breather… but I won’t. I won’t call you an IDIOT either… That would be rude 😉

          • Dolly Knight Hughes December 25th, 2014 at 12:11 pm

            Right. Thanks for the opinion.

          • raincheck December 25th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

            I really just want to help you out… so which way did you come in?

          • Carla Akins December 25th, 2014 at 12:50 pm

            Dolly has agreed to tone down her comments, so we are going to allow her a fresh start.

          • raincheck December 25th, 2014 at 1:42 pm

            Sounds reasonable 🙂

          • Carla Akins December 25th, 2014 at 2:33 pm


    • whatthe46 December 24th, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      Armed Masked Man Strolls Through Wichita Streets Trying To Recruit Others To A Militia
      guess it should have included “Not Fatally Shot by Cops, Is White.”

      • Dolly Knight Hughes December 25th, 2014 at 1:41 am

        This is my last response to you troll. Don’t like my opinions, don’t read them. I own a what? Big freaking deal. lol

        You do this to all that say something you disagree with?

        Yep. Thought so.

        Troll somewhere else you bitch.

        • whatthe46 December 25th, 2014 at 2:27 am

          what a big girl you are with your GUN. well aren’t you special. you are a racist. look in the mirror you’ll see i’m right and on point.

          • Carla Akins December 25th, 2014 at 7:25 am

            Excuse me, you came here. We will not tolerate name calling and attacking our readers. You are no longer welcome here.

            *On a personal note – Perhaps you should sell that firearm to pay for textbooks instead of asking strangers for help.

          • whatthe46 December 25th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

            thank you CARLA AKINS!!!!

          • Carla Akins December 25th, 2014 at 7:33 am

            I love the irony of her demanding you go somewhere else to troll. My guess is that she doesn’t see it.

    • whatthe46 December 24th, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      how’s that racist thing going for ya?

      • Dolly Knight Hughes December 25th, 2014 at 1:39 am

        How’s that stupidity going for you? Hmm? I voiced my opinion, and you did the same thing. Nothing I said was racist and only a racist would see that. Idiot.

        • Carla Akins December 25th, 2014 at 7:29 am

          You clearly make racist statements so you can see why we thought you are a racist.

  6. whatthe46 December 25th, 2014 at 1:05 am

    you’re so stupid and that’s so sad, because stupid can’t be fixed.

  7. Guest December 25th, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Don’t you just LOVE trolls? They vomit all day on comments and just can’t get enough of different opinions…lol

  8. Carla Akins December 25th, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Good grief, don’t ever come back here.

  9. Ralph December 25th, 2014 at 10:05 am

    This is rather abrasive, but this old guy is dying, and his words
    really leaves one to focus and reflect.

    wanted to clear up a few black and white questions and answers. The
    things I state are facts. They are not downloaded from some media
    website, not propaganda, just observations from a 80 year old black man, born
    in America.

    I was told
    by my parents (yes, a married man and woman with my last name), that I was
    nigger. We lived in “Nigger Town” in a small Texas town, no A/C, grass growing through
    the floor, no car, no TV. We washed our bodies with lye soap that my
    mother made, by hand. I thought I was a nigger, until I graduated high
    school, went to college, did an enlistment in the Army, and got a job. I
    am now retired, own my own home, have 6 children by ONE WOMAN, and we all have
    the same last name. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, a
    Master’s Degree in Sociology. My retirement, VA disability from combat in
    the Korean War (I only have one leg), and part-time pay in a local college, is
    about $125,000 a year. From dirt poor nigger, to old, black, proud

    Yes, I am
    black, and I can say “nigger”, because I understand the true meaning of the

    clear up a few things about the Michael Brown incident.

    It is not called “shoplifting or stealing”, it’s called
    “robbery”, which is a felony. Brown stole something and
    assaulted someone, that means ROBBERY. It’s on video, and it’s a
    fact. Not shoplifting, not theft, not “lifting” a few cigars, but

    Brown, like Trayvon, was portrayed by the media as a “little black boy”, cute
    little headphones, and his cap and gown photo, gunned down by a ruthless police
    assassin, executed by “whitey”. First, I have never seen a cop drag a
    person into their car’s driver door to arrest them. So, let us be clear,
    Michael Brown was a nigger; a sorry assed, criminal, hoodlum, nigger.
    Nobody wants to say that, but I will. He had a criminal record a mile
    long, was known for numerous assaults, robberies, including the one you saw
    with your own eyes, and still refuse to call it a robbery. He was, like
    so many others, living a life that he thought he was “entitled” to, just
    for being alive. Gangsta rap, weed, drinking, guns, and those
    stupid-assed low profile rims, makes him some kind of bad-ass

    have fought communist Chinese and North Korean soldiers in the 1950’s with more
    honor than that nigger. Yep, I peeled potatoes and shot communists.
    That’s the only job a nigger soldier could get.

    King? Black Riots!

    -Trayvon? Black

    Katrina? Black Riots! Stealing TV’s, designer clothes,

    Simpson kills white man and white woman, found NOT GUILTY? Did white
    folks riot? Nope!

    fact, when is the last time white people rioted? Civil War, maybe?
    That’s because they are, relatively, civilized people, much like many black
    Americans. Protesting is one thing, hell, I’m all for it. Even if
    you are an ignorant idiot, you have a right to protest.

    only showing the young black “cap and gown” photos of Michael.
    Charles Manson may have a few of those laying around, as well. Show the
    nigger “gangsta” photos of the “poor unarmed teenager”
    (grown man) pics that have been removed from his Facebook page, holding the
    loaded pistol, smoking weed, with a mouthful of money.

    The stupid-assed media that publicizes this has no idea what “militarization”
    really is. Cops wear helmets and vests, and drive armored vehicle because
    unemployed niggers thrown bricks at them, moron! You put on an “Adam
    12” uniform and walk down the streets of Ferguson during the criminal riots. I
    can guarantee that you’ll jump into the first armored “military tank”
    that you see.

    only “want the police” when you “need the police”,
    otherwise, you mock and fear what you do not understand about the police.
    And by the way, the police are trained to take your shit, but I wouldn’t mess
    around with those Army National Guard, they aren’t as well disciplined
    “culturally” to take your shit like police do every day. They will
    ventilate your black asses with M-16’s, with military precision and extreme

    finally, the way we protest and demand justice, is run down the streets
    breaking shit, looting stores, and acting like a bunch of untrained
    monkeys? Hell, after Rodney King, criminal niggers were actually killing
    people, thinking they were entitled to be worse criminals than they already
    were. For those black criminals that do that, you are a disgrace to your
    race, inflamed by idiots like Al Sharpton, instead of listening to logic from
    proud black Americans, like Bill Cosby, Samuel Jackson, Colin Powell, Allen
    West, me, etc.

    -You blame
    white people for your ignorance, criminal acts, unemployed laziness, etc.

    -You blame
    white people for 89% of the prisons in America being full of blacks.
    They did nothing wrong, the racists white cops framed them all, right? No
    chance at school, no chance for college, military, employment? BULL SHIT!

    niggers kill niggers, than niggers killing whites, whites killing niggers, and
    whites killing whites….COMBINED. I find this astounding.

    not white peoples’ faults, the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by a white
    man years ago. You can go to school, get a job, buy a house, and vote,
    JUST LIKE WHITE FOLKS!!!! You are not a slave, you are not
    discriminated against! Slavery is abolished, and nobody alive today, was
    alive when it was popular. Get over it! You are discriminated
    against because you are a criminal, sorry-assed nigger. Otherwise, black
    Americans are treated like everyone else.

    -If you
    choose to create “baby daddy and baby mama”, and fake disabilities as
    an excuse for laziness to draw social security disability…… instead of husband,
    wife, family, job, mortgage, it’s YOUR FAULT, not white folks. And there
    are a lot of proud black Americans that will tell you the same, as I AM ONE OF

    the way you act on the camera, is remembered by everyone who sees it.
    They will never forget it. It shows them how you, as the black race,
    responds to situation that don’t particularly go the way you think they
    should. It will become a reference standard, something they expect from
    you when the next media report doesn’t go your way. Stop being stupid
    niggers, and be a proud black American. My parents raised me well, but
    they were wrong about one thing, I am not a nigger.

    I will
    not be around long. While my mind is still sharp, and my aim is still
    good, my body is eating away with cancer. It started in the prostate, and
    is spreading rapidly. After I die, I have asked my children to
    publish my writings, and include my name. Although I am not
    expecting any miracles, I can only hope that Americans will stop blaming color,
    start blaming criminals, and see people for what they really are. We have
    too many countries that want us dead. We should not be fighting each

    • whatthe46 December 25th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      poorly written by some white guy. you maybe.

      • Ralph December 25th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

        Hate to tell you this; but this came from a proud black American and this white man is just passing this along; so if the shoe fits, wear it…

  10. Dolly Knight Hughes December 25th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Have a Blessed Yule everyone. Hopefully, if only for today, we can put aside all of this bad news in order to have a fantabulous day with our families.

    • raincheck December 25th, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Maybe you should have thought about that before you said these things “TODAY”…
      “Troll somewhere else you bitch”
      “Go play on the interstate, Troll”
      “you knuckle dragging neanderthal”
      “I love it when people don’t like my comments because they are too
      illiterate to comprehend the content. Crawl back under your rock”
      It just makes it a little more believable, when you say something nice… It did give me hope that somewhere in you … there is SOME good

      • Dolly Knight Hughes December 25th, 2014 at 12:35 pm

        Whatever dude. I stand by my comments as NOT BEING RACIST. That is all I’m saying on this subject. I gave my opinion, you didn’t like it and that is your right. Defending myself against being called a racist when the comment was far from it, exploded, and for my uncalled for comments, I apologize. I’ve already apologized and explained to Alan, yet I still see you calling me names and copying and pasting my past comments.

        I am moving on from this.

        Have a Blessed Yule.

        • raincheck December 25th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

          I admit… I got carried away… Have a Merry Christmas..

        • whatthe46 December 25th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

          will you stand by your comments of being an a&&wipe?