In a push to be as transparent as possible about the shooting death of black 18-year-old Antonio Martin by a 34-year-old white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, Tuesday night, the St. Louis County Police Department has released three videos they say caught images of the shooting, including one which allegedly shows Martin raising a gun at the police officer.
The police department shared links to the videos posted to YouTube via their Twitter page.
All three videos were posted to YouTube on Christmas Eve. In a noted post in the description of the second video, police say there were 31 cameras rolling at the scene of the shooting but only three caught images of the incident. more >>
The shooting death of an armed 18-year-old in downtown St. Louis Tuesday cannot be compared to that of Michael Brown, according to the mayor of Berkeley, Missouri.
Antonio Martin, 18, was shot and killed by police outside of a Berkeley Mobil gas station earlier this week and while the incident has fueled civil unrest, Mayor Theodore Hoskins said it's different to other high profile cases (Brown and Eric Garner) because the teenager was armed. He confirmed that Martin was captured on CCTV surveillance pointing a loaded handgun at an officer before he was fatally shot.
What did we expect from this chant? "What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!" Nothing good could come out of such evil words. Two New York Police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were murdered execution style by a 28-year-old black male named Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley who may have been radicalized by the Muslim Brotherhood. Additionally, he may have suffered from some form of mental illness. Frankly, I'm not sure which of the two contributed more to the shooting, but you can bet the left-wing media will make a case for the latter.
In the aftermath of the Ferguson riots it seems no cops are safe in America. Black youths are equally endangered as long as racepreneurs like President Obama, Mayor de Blasio, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and their cohorts on the Left continue to lead "conversations" on race. Brinsley may have pulled the trigger, but figuratively speaking, these racepreneurs are just as responsible for loading his weapon.
I suspect we won't see Lebron James rockin' an "I Can't Breathe" t-shirt in support of New York's finest. I seriously doubt that the players from the St. Louis Rams will hold up bullet shattered driver and passenger side car windows in protest of the heinous shooting before running onto the football field. What I can predict is increased crime in urban neighborhoods because fewer people will be inclined to become cops. Tensions and distrust between police officers and the black community will remain high-- eventually invoking more phony protest and more deaths. Lastly, we know that two families have a lifetime of healing ahead of them as they attempt to make sense of it all. However, there is a solution to sending this racial wave back into the 60's where it belongs. Hire new leaders. more >>
A man overheard making threats against the NYPD was arrested on Wednesday after an undercover officer reported him to fellow officials, who discovered an arsenal of weapons and a bulletproof vest at his home.
Elvin Payamps, 38, made the threatening remarks while at a bank in Queens; what he did not know was that a former member of the NYPD was also in the bank and overheard his comments. Charles Otero, a former officer, called 911 to report Payamps, but by the time officials arrived, he had already left.
"I'm going to kill another cop. We should do it before Christmas," Payamps reportedly said. "The cop should have been white that was killed. I always have a gun on me. They should have killed two white cops instead of the Hispanic and Asian if the guy really wanted to send a message." more >>
A 14-year-old boy was shot dead by a pastor in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Saturday after unlawfully entering the man's home ignoring several signs warning that "nothing on this property is worth your life."
The pastor, Tom Vineyard, 48, of Windsor Hills Baptist Church has since been cleared of any wrongdoing in the death of the teen, Keontre Reese, in his home.
Taxi drivers working in the small Filipino tourist island city of Tagbilaran are required by law to have a Bible verse painted on the back of their three-wheeled motorcycle cabs, and any driver that is caught without a scripture is liable to be fined or have their license revoked.
CBN News reports that in an attempt to reduce crime rate in the island of Bohol's provincial capital city, the Bohol provincial government passed into law, over 22 years ago, the requirement for drivers of the city's most efficient mode of public transportation, three-wheeled motorized tricycle taxis that seat as many as four to seven riders, to have scripture verses on the back.
Although the Tagbilaran City Hall only gives out 3,000 commercial tricycle licenses every year, the government requires each driver to have a scripture verse that is completely their own and one that is not being used by any other tricycles operating in the city. more >>