A few days ago, Charlotte Police Chief said he would not release the video of the killing of Keith Lamont Scott because he didn’t want to discourage victims of domestic abuse and sexual abuse from coming forward. Imagine that!
Since then, the protests have increased and the pressure continued to mount on the department to release the video. And today, the Charlotte police department released the following video showing the moment when Keith Lamont Scott was shot by police for… who knows?
It took a year! I’ll say that again, the Chicago police sat on this video for a year under the guise that they were conducting an internal investigation. But now, following the orders of a judge, the video showing the murder of Laquan McDonald is released.
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is credited with this killing and received a 1st degree murder charge for shooting 16 rounds into Laquan’s body as he laid dead on the ground. Van Dyke turned himself into police custody today, but when this incident happened a year ago in October 2014, the police union said that Laquan “lunge” at the officers and was shot one time.
Of course, eye witnesses on the ground denied that claim.
“To watch a 17-year-old young man die in such a violent manner is deeply disturbing,” Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said. She called the video “graphic,” “violent” and “chilling” and said it “no doubt will tear at the hearts of all Chicagoans.”
She goes on to say that Officer Van Dyke was on the scene for less than 30 seconds when he shot 16 bullets into Laquan. Alvarez also said that the officer began “shooting 6 seconds after getting out of his vehicle.” and that 13 of the shots were done when Laquan was on the ground.
WARNING, Video contains disturbing images!
When you think of shoes and George Bush, you see a middle eastern man angrily throwing his shoes at the former president. And from now on, when you think of Barack Obama and shoes, you’ll remember the Salmon that couldn’t keep its composure in the presence of the president.
“You see that?” Obama declared Wednesday as he gripped a fish with two hands. “Something’s got on my shoes. … Generally you don’t want fish spawning on your feet. He said he was happy to see me.”
Visiting an isolated fishing village on a grey, overcast day, the president was full of admiration for the whole operation: He pronounced salmon jerky “really good,” tried unsuccessfully to scare up a knife so he could attempt to filet a fish, and carefully inspected smokehouse drying racks.
The president, wearing orange rubber gloves, held up a large silver salmon for reporters to admire but hastened to add: “I didn’t catch it. I don’t want anybody thinking I’m telling, you know, fish tales.”
He listened intently as a woman holding her own wiggly fish nonchalantly explained the fishing process.
As for the souvenir can of fish he received, Obama instructed aides not to go eating it.
Terrorist experts are saying that Fox News’ decision to show all 23 unedited minutes of the Jordanian pilot’s death, “empowers ISIS.” Another terrorist expert said that Fox News is propagating “exactly what ISIS wants to propagate.”
In other words, Fox News is helping ISIS spread their message.
YouTube removed a link to the video a few hours after it was posted there, and a spokesperson for Facebook told the Guardian that if anyone posted the video to the social networking site, “it would come down.”
The television network’s decision to host the footage drew criticism from terrorism analysts.
Malcolm Nance, the executive director of the Terror Asymmetrics Project on Strategy, Tactics and Radical Ideology think tank and an expert on counter-terrorism and radical extremism told the Guardian that by posting the video Fox News was propagating “exactly what Isis wants to propagate.”
“The whole value of terror is using the media to spread terror,” he said.
Rick Nelson, a senior associate in homeland security and terrorism at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said that posting the video actually empowers Isis.
“They’re a terror organisation,” he said. “They seek to strike terror in the hearts and minds of people globally, and by perpetuating these videos and putting them out there into the internet, it certainly expands the audience and potential effects.”
One of my Facebook friends shared this video on his profile and I felt the need to share it here, with all of you. Trust me, you’ll thank me for this one.
This is what I’ve tried to say for a long time but I couldn’t get the right words to make this point. Simply put, Republican Cuts Kill! That’s all there is to say, really!
This is not a joke folks!
From The Agenda Project: “Republican Cuts Kill,’ which was produced by the Agenda Project Action Fund, mixes disturbing footage of the Ebola outbreak—including images of body bags, hazmat suits, and corpses—with clips of Mitch McConnell, Pat Roberts, Rand Paul, and Republicans in some of the most competitive races around the country demanding more spending cuts. The demand for cuts is juxtaposed against testimony from top CDC and NIH officials detailing how budget cuts substantially hampered their ability to address the crisis.”
I don’t know. I don’t believe in ghosts, so I’m still waiting for the scientific explanation for this one. But this, this is quite creepy!
The video is from a police surveillance camera in Espanola New Mexico. Monitoring the CCTV cameras on Saturday night was Officer Karl Romero, who said he witnessed the figure walk across the completely locked parking lot, then it exited through a chain linked fence.