Jerry Smith Jr Shooting: Milwaukee Police Video Shows Hands Were Up

 An unarmed Black man who police shot has been vindicated through recently released video footage that shows he posed no threat when police fired on him at close range last year in Milwaukee. The release of the body cam video confirmed both that Jerry Smith Jr., 19 at the time, had his hands raised when he was shot and that police lied about the circumstances surrounding the shooting on a rooftop.
A private investigator working on behalf of the family of Smith, who was left paralyzed in one leg from the shooting, made the footage public last week, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported last week.
“People just need to see this,” Daniel Storm said. Police “can buy toys and all the ice cream they want but until they’re held accountable, the black community will never trust a cop.”
According to the Journal Sentinel, “Chief Deputy District Attorney Kent Lovern concluded in June that Stahl and officer Melvin Finkley were justified in using deadly force because they believed Smith was armed or was reaching for a gun behind an air conditioning unit on the roof.”
But no gun was ever found — because there wasn’t one.
Smith ended has sued the city, police department and two officers involved, including Adam Stahl, the cop from whose body cam recorded the recently released footage.
The disturbing video can be viewed below. Please watch it with discretion.
The revelation was the latest black eye for a police department that has a very rich and recent history of brutality, especially toward Black people.
NBA player Sterling Brown was tased and arrested for a parking violation in January served as a recent wake-up call about the Milwaukee Police Department. Like Smith, Brown sued the police department, which later blamed him for his own arrest.
Milwaukee’s Black community members have protested for decades against police officers’ unfair, racist treatment, which was substantiated by the study, Urban Milwaukee reported. Protests grew when Dontre Hamilton, a Black man, was killed by officer Christopher Manney, who shot him 14 times on a park bench in 2014. The Justice Department didn’t charge Manney, who was only fired.
Also, the use of body cameras worn by Milwaukee officers has not reduced use-of-force incidents, according to a recently published Urban Institute study. Officers used force at roughly the same rates after they began testing cameras in 2013.
Milwaukee police also conduct more than three times the number of stops in primarily Black and Latino districts as in white districts, according to a study by the University Of Pennsylvania Law School Professor and Ph.D David Abrams published by the ACLU of Wisconsin in February. Black and Latino drivers there are more likely to be stopped and are more likely to be searched than white people.
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4 comments:

  1. Okay black people, go ahead and start killing white people, but make sure they are in the government, because the white citizens are with you. Blacks and whites unite to take out this treasonous government

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  2. KNEEL while you CAN:
    https://sputniknews.com/radio_loud_and_clear/201811101069677593-on-the-way-out-sessions-gives-green-light-to-unfettered-police-abuse/ Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions took a parting shot at communities affected by police violence and civil libertarians on his way out the door when he severely limited the ability of federal law enforcement officials to use court enforced agreements, or consent decrees, to overhaul local police departments accused of abuses and civil rights violations.
    America needs Jack-Booted-Thug police like America needs Homosexual-Pedophile priests.
    .... It is Time to reconsider "taking a knee" As much as I disagree with most of the pro-kneeler idiots ..... I disagree with the Militarized 'police" concept more. Divide & conquer ... keep White & Black from uniting to demand honest police. by instigating conflict.
    So many have written ineffective tomes on police abuse of power and of the citizens. For decades we have voiced concerns. The Militias, etc., were largely born of those concerns. More Whites are shot by police then Blacks --- https://www.statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/
    https://www.activistpost.com/2018/10/america-is-on-the-brink-of-a-nervous-breakdown.html
    Why aren't the Fans kneeling TOO?! All you FEMA camp prospects. All those worried about millions of hollow-point bullets that can store for decades.
    Free Speech ..... kneel for it.
    The police are the ones that Disrespect our Anthem and the Nation by murdering American Citizens, people's beloved pets, People shot in bungled raids on the wrong house , they murder the Rule of Law. Look at all the people being freed from false convictions based on lying police and corrupt prosecutors. Time to DEMILITARIZE the police. What became of those millions of hollow-point bullets? Those FEMA camps await, when shall you speak out?
    Yeah sure, the POLICE - --- Currently, in the U.S., law enforcement kills around 1,200 citizens per year. Ironically, that number is actually four times higher than those who die from rifles. As has been recorded, cops have killed 450 percent more people than have died in the past forty years of mass shootings.
    So now I say why are the football fans not kneeling WITH the players? After Ruby Ridge, Waco, LaVoy Finicum and the Bundy Ranch ALL fans should be joining the Players arm in arm and demanding the "police" start serving ALL the Citizens. The "Thin Blue Line" should be dismantled by any means necessary. There should be througho and objective THIRD PARTY investigations of shootings.
    The police have NO Constitutional obligation to protect you/your loved ones. The police can legally stand and watch your loved ones be beaten to death and there is NO recourse. "all that needs to be understood, and remembered is they are armed, and paid, to protect and serve the State. you are not the State. once that is thoroughly understood, the rest falls into place."
    9/11 did NOT magically transform cops into Honest Trustworthy Lawmen. Get over the misplaced school-girl "hero worship" and start demanding fair treatment of ALL Citizens.
    Former law enforcement officer Matthew Horace explained comments made in his new book, "The Black and the Blue," that describes various police officers as "time bombs waiting to explode,"
    Shooting a Citizen and then whining "I was in fear for my life" should result in immediate LIFE ban from law enforcement not a "license to kill" and if you pass the criminal investigation ---- you can go work at a Walmart where you will be safe. Shooting a harmless pet should mean immediate firing. https://thefreethoughtproject.com/category/cop-watch/

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  3. Only a slave would think getting on your knees to protest injustice is a good idea.

    Free men fight back while you kneel.

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  4. PRAY THAT THOSE GOOGLE ENPLOYEES WHO CENSORED THE VIDEOS ARE ARRESTED FOR TREASON IMMEDIATLY

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