Killed By Police January 14

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on January 14, 2018

26 people were Killed By Police in the United States last week. Here are the links: 018 John Bailon 019 Guillermo Mendoza 020 Jackie Harlan Roberts 021 Jonathan William LeRoy 022 Richard Rangel 023 Richard R. Towler 024 Charles Smith Jr 025 Daniel Arreola-Saavedra 026 Trayvon Mitchell 027 Alejandro Valdez 028 Skyler Burnette 029 Michael Bender 030 031 Eugene Loftis 032 033 Primitivo Macias-Rodriguez 034 035 036 Jose Rosales 037 Justin Coy Adkins 038 Jared S.R. Williams 039 Jonathan Bennett 040 041 Amanuel Dagebo 042 Remi Sabbe 043 Jason D. Whittemore

8 of the victims were white. (021, 022, 028, 031, 037, 038, 042, 043) 4 of the victims were black. (024, 026, 035, 039) 3 of the victims were latino. (025, 033, 036) 034 was asian. The race of 10 of the victims is unknown. (018, 019, 020, 023, 027, 029, 030, 032, 040, 041)

9 of the victims fired at an officer. (022, 023, 024, 029, 030, 039, 040, 041, 042) 15 of the victims displayed a weapon. (019, 020, 021, 025, 026, 027, 028, 031, 032, 033, 034, 036, 037, 038, 039) 3 of the victims were suicidal (027, 028, 034) 3 of the victims were involved in a domestic dispute. (019, 020, 038) 2 of the victims were in a car chase. (034, 037)

021 Jonathan William LeRoy is featured in the picture of the week. “Just before 7 p.m. Saturday, someone called 911 about a man who was attacking family members inside a Pottawatomie County home. About a quarter mile from the home, a deputy saw a man walking down the road matching the description of the suspect. State authorities say the man was carrying a baseball bat. Officials say the deputy made contact with the man, identified as 39-year-old Jonathan William LeRoy. During that contact, the man reportedly began swinging the bat. The deputy then fired his weapon.” (021)

8 other cases are considered noteworthy. “New Mexico State Police say the Valencia County Sheriff’s Department deputies were conducting an investigation into a stolen vehicle around the area. During their investigation, deputies got into an altercation with John Bailon. At least one deputy fired shots at the 40-year old and hit him, during the altercation.” (018)

“Officers ask (Charles Smith Jr) Smith why they were driving fast and why he appears nervous. Smith says they were leaving a party. The teen is then patted down, during which he is heard saying “I can’t go to jail.” Gunfire is then heard and the video, edited and slowed down, shows a gun in Smith’s hands as shooting begins. Chief Davis told reporters that the first two gunshots came from Smith, one of them narrowly missing an officer’s face. He says all three officers on the scene then return fire, shooting multiple times. “These officers were left with no choice but to return gunfire,” Chief Davis said.” (video embedded in story) (024)

Officers were called about midnight Sunday to Luna Lodge … A Lodge resident said he called 911 to report that a “suspicious character” (Daniel Arreola-Saavedra) wearing a hoodie was inside of a vacant first-floor unit in the complex. “He saw me, and I presumed because he saw me, he left the property,” the neighbor said, “but when I doubled back, I heard a kick and he entered through the door.” The neighbor helped direct officers to the apartment, and, later gunshots rang out, he said. “Things went south very, very fast,” he said.” (025)

“Just before 8 p.m., a man flagged down a Lauderhill police officer at 800 N. State Road 7 to report he had been robbed of his backpack at gunpoint moments earlier. The officer learned the robbery happened at a bus stop in nearby Plantation, but the robber headed into Lauderhill, according to Lauderhill Lt. Mike Santiago. Lauderhill police set up a perimeter and Plantation and Davie police officers joined the hunt. Santiago said the search came to an end about an hour later when the suspect was spotted. “Shots rang out,” he said. More than one officer from Davie and Plantation opened fire, he said. No Lauderhill officers were involved in the shooting, he said. The suspect died behind the home in the 700 block of Northwest 39th Avenue. It was not clear whose home it was. A gun was recovered, Santiago said.” (026)

“Trayvon Mitchell, 38, of Fort Lauderdale, died Sunday around 7:40 p.m. He was suspected of pointing a gun at a man and stealing his book bag at a Plantation bus stop. … At the time of his death, Mitchell, of Fort Lauderdale, was found to be wearing an ankle monitor. Mitchell was previously affiliated with two charter school companies, Ivy Schools II, Inc. and Next Generation Charter School, Inc. In January, 2016, he was charged with two counts of grand theft, accused of stealing more than $40,000 but less than $100,000 in 2013 from the Broward County School Board. Mitchell had pleaded not guilty. A Broward Sheriff’s detective found school board money that was supposed to have been spent on students — more than $55,000 — was deposited into Mitchell’s personal bank account, according to an arrest report. Mitchell spent about $20,000 of stolen funds on school operations. A school check card was used to spend more than $2,700 on Louis Vuitton bags at a Neiman Marcus store; some of the bags were returned to the department store and a credit was made to Mitchell’s personal account, police said.” (video) (026)

“The Wisconsin Department of Justice says officers responded to a report of a domestic violence incident at the home. When they got there, they say a man (Skyler Burnette) was threatening a woman with a knife. A deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office shot the suspect, and the man died of his injuries.” (028)

“Police on Thursday identified the two officers who shot and killed an armed intruder at a South San Jose power plant earlier this week. Adam Hutson and Timothy Faye . … were called to the Metcalf Energy Center at 1 Blanchard Road about 5 p.m. Tuesday after a suspicious vehicle was spotted at the front gate. A man was seen pulling a large object out of the trunk. The officers arrived to find a black Mercedes-Benz unoccupied with a large sword in the driver’s seat, police said. They went through the gate and found a man armed with a 6-foot-long pipe and an ax. Police said the man ignored an officer’s commands to drop the weapons and walked away. The officers followed and continued to tell him to put the ax and pipe down, but he again refused and reportedly yelled “shoot me, kill me” several times, police said. The man then turned around and advanced toward the officers. One officer shot him when he was 5 to 6 feet away and the other opened fire when the man continued toward him, police said. All told, Hutson and Faye ordered the man to drop the weapons 23 times, police said. … A search of the man turned up half a dozen throwing knives, pepper spray and a second ax, police said The man had a criminal history that included resisting arrest and drug and weapons violations, police said. In September, he was admitted to a hospital for a 72-hour psychiatric evaluation.” “Officials described the man as an Asian male in his late 20s, 5′ 6″ tall and 145 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket, white shirt, and black pants.” (034)

“Investigators have learned this incident began at approximately 8:04 p.m. in the city of Victorville, when a cell phone retail store was robbed by 4 armed male black adult suspects. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies located the suspect vehicle in the unincorporated city of Adelanto, and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspects failed to yield, and a pursuit ensued with the suspects travelling recklessly on various highways at high rates of speed, and at times, on the wrong side of the road. The pursuit ultimately culminated on 48th Street East at East Avenue R-8, in the city of Palmdale, after San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a pursuit intervention technique. Shortly thereafter, a traffic collision occurred between the deputy and suspect vehicles, at which time the pursuit terminated, and a deputy-involved shooting occurred. The three additional suspects fled the vehicle into the surrounding neighborhood. They were subsequently located and arrested without further incident. One male black adult suspect was struck at least once in the torso by deputy gunfire. He was pronounced dead at the scene.” (035)

Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.


Growing Up With Joni Mitchell

Posted in Library of Congress, Music by chamblee54 on January 13, 2018












A facebook friend went on a Joni Mitchell kick. First it was a link to an interview. Then it was a quote from The Last Time I Saw Richard. A lady said Blue was her favorite album all all time, and a man enthusiastically agreed. This is a repost.

Given the apples and oranges quality of her catalog, it would be tough to pick one album as a favorite. PG then realized that fbf was going to be thirty soon. PG is sixty. These are two different perspectives on the craft of Joni Mitchell. One has driven through the storm, not knowing what was next. The other is presented with an almost complete body of recorded work.

PG has known about Joni since high school, and been a devoted fan since 1976. Joni’s most popular album, Court And Spark, came out in 1974, eleven years before fbf was born. Who would be the equivalent female musical force from 1943, when PG was minus eleven? The answer is nobody. (Coincidentally Roberta Joan Anderson was born on November 7, 1943.)

ms mitchell After the comment about Blue, PG listened to For The Roses. Joni’s craft is like a cluster bomb… there are lines that you never fully felt, bomblets waiting to explode in your gut. Let The Wind Carry Me has one of those hidden threats. Mama thinks she spoilt me, Papa knows somehow he set me free, Mama thinks she spoilt me rotten, She blames herself, But papa he blesses me.

The first thing PG heard by Joni was Big Yellow Taxi. It was on The Big Ball, a 1970 mail order sampler from Warner Brothers. This was when Joni shacked up with Graham Nash. The next year saw Blue, followed by For The Roses, and Court And Spark. PG always thought Joni was someone he should like, but somehow didn’t. It wasn’t until 1976 that PG broke through the barrier, and became a Joni Mitchell fan. Seeing her in concert did not hurt.

On February 3, 1976, PG took a study break. (He scored 100 on the test the next day) Joni Mitchell was playing at the UGA coliseum a few blocks away, and the door was not watched after the show started. PG found a place to stand, on the first level of the stands. The LA express was her band that night, and created a tight, jazzy sound, even in the UGA coliseum. Tom Scott pointed at Joni, said she was crazy, and drew circles around his left ear. The one line PG remembers is “chicken scratching my way to immortality” from Hejira.

The Hissing of Summer Lawns might not be her best album, but it is certainly her bravest. Court And Spark was a commercial success. Instead of producing a bestselling followup, Joni took a ninety degree turn. Summer Lawns, for all its eccentric sparkle, confused the record buying public. The gravy train took off in another direction.

In those days, 96rock played a new album at midnight, which people were known to tape. On the night of the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash, the album was Hejira. This was followed by Mingus, another curve ball. Finally, Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter appeared, and did not make a good impression.

The eighties, nineties, and aughts appeared. PG, and Joni, lived their lives. 1996 saw a frightening interview in Details magazine. It was startling to see that for all her granola glory, Joni Mitchell might not be a very nice person. In a pot and kettle moment, David Crosby said “Joni’s about as humble as Mussolini.” Music is a tough way to make easy money.

More recently, there was a long interview on Canadian television. She is not mellowing with age. The cigarettes have not killed her, even if her voice is not what it once was. The recent albums that PG heard are strong. There seem to be more on the way. Maybe the facebook friend will have have the “what is she going to do next” experience after all. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.













What Is Dirty About Louie Louie?

Posted in History, Library of Congress, Music, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on January 12, 2018









The sixties were a great time to be a kid. As long as you were too young for a Vietnam Vacation, there were kicks to be had.

One of the more enduring legends was the dirty lyrics to “Louie Louie”. Recorded by an obscure band called the Kingsmen, the song was a massive hit in 1963 (It never was Number One). When WQXI put out lists of the greatest songs of all time, “Louie Louie” was at the top of the list. This is despite, or because of, the raucous sound. The song was recorded in one take, when the band thought they were playing a rehearsal. The vocals are difficult to make sense of, and rumored to be obscene. No one was ever quite sure why. With the garbled sound on the record, the listener could hear almost anything they wanted to.

The Governor of Indiana, Matthew Welsh, banned radio stations from playing the song in that state. On February 7, 1964, Attorney General Robert Kennedy got a letter from an outraged parent about the lyrics to “Louie Louie”. An F.B.I. investigation followed. After thirty months of investigation, the Bureau concluded that they could not make sense of the lyrics.

PG had a neighbor named Carol. A tomboy who could whip most of the boys, she had a pet skunk named Napoleon. Carol claimed to have heard a band at Lenox Square play “Louie Louie”. “He said the words real slow so you could understand them. I can’t repeat what he said, but it was dirty”.

Louie, Louie Oh no, me gotta go.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, said, ah
Louie, Louie Oh, baby, me gotta go
A fine little girl she waits for me Me
catch a ship for cross the sea.
Me sail that ship all alone Me never think how I make it home.
Ah, Louie, Louie No, no, no, no, me gotta go.
Oh, no. Said, Louie, Louie Oh, baby, said we gotta go.
Three nights and days I sail the sea Think of girl, oh, constantly.
Ah, on that ship I dream she there
I smell the rose, ah, in her hair.
Ah, Louie, Louie Oh, no, sayin’ we gotta go.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
but, ah, Louie, Louie Oh, baby, said, we gotta go.
[Yelled] Okay, let’s give it to ‘em right now! [instrumental]
Me see Jamaica, ah, moon above.
It won’t be long, me see me love.
Take her in my arms again, I got her; I’ll never leave again.
Ah, Louie, Louie Oh, no, sayin’ me gotta go.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
But, ah, Louie, Louie Oh, baby, said, ah, we gotta go.
I said we gotta go now, Let’s get on outta here.
[Yelled] Let’s go.

Transcribed by David Spector Sept. 2000 Public Domain. If anyone reading this can explain what was so dirty about this song, please leave a comment. Thank you Wikipedia for your help in assembling this. This is a repost. Pictures by The Library of Congress










When You Agree With Justice Thomas

Posted in Georgia History, Library of Congress, Race, The Death Penalty by chamblee54 on January 9, 2018







SCOTUS sent the death penalty case of Keith Tharpe back to the lower courts today. This is the Pontius Pilate approach, which might not save Mr. Tharpe from eventual execution. Here is the opinion, and the dissent by Justice Clarence Thomas.

Chamblee 54 has written about this case twice before. Keith Tharpe And Jaquelin Freeman is about the case itself. The short version is that Mr. Tharpe allegedly murdered his sister in law, and raped his estranged wife, after kidnapping both. There is little doubt that Mr. Tharpe is guilty. A jury sentenced him to death, after deliberating for two hours.

The Juror Who Said The N-Word is about the ‘extraordinary circumstances’ of this case. Seven years after the crime, a lawyer interviewed a juror, Barney Gattie. The gentleman said some rude things about black people. This post has a verbatim rendering, and some more information that is salient to the case. “Gat­tie’s remarkable affidavit—which he never retracted— presents a strong factual basis for the argument that Tharpe’s race affected Gattie’s vote for a death verdict.”

The dissent tells a different story. “More than seven years after his trial, Tharpe’s lawyers interviewed one of his jurors, Barney Gattie. The result­ing affidavit stated that Gattie knew Freeman, and that her family was “what [he] would call a nice black family.” The affidavit continued that, in Gattie’s view, “there are two types of black people: 1. Black folks and 2. Niggers.” Tharpe “wasn’t in the ‘good’ black folks category,” according to the affidavit, and if Freeman had been “the type Tharpe is, then picking between life and death for Tharpe wouldn’t have mattered so much.” But because Freeman and her family were “good black folks,” the affidavit continued, Gattie thought Tharpe “should get the electric chair for what he did.” Gattie’s affidavit went on to explain that “after studying the Bible,” he had “wondered if black people even have souls.” The affidavit also noted that some of the other jurors “wanted blacks to know they weren’t going to get away with killing each other.”

A couple of days later, the State obtained another affi­davit from Gattie. In that second affidavit, Gattie stated that he “did not vote to impose the death penalty because [Tharpe] was a black man,” but instead because the evi­dence presented at trial justified it and because Tharpe showed no remorse. The affidavit explained that Gattie had consumed “seven or more beers” on the afternoon he signed the first affidavit. Although he had signed it, he “never swore to [it] nor was [he] ever asked if [the] statement was true and accurate.” He also attested that many of the statements in the first affidavit “were taken out of context and simply not accurate.” And he felt that the lawyers who took it “were deceiving and misrepresented what they stood for.” “which he never retracted.”

“A state postconviction court presided over Gattie’s depo­sition. Gattie again testified that, although he signed the affidavit, he did not swear to its contents. Gattie also testified that when he signed the affidavit he had con­sumed “maybe a 12 pack, [and] a few drinks of whiskey, over the period of the day.” Tharpe’s lawyers did not question Gattie about the contents of his first affidavit at the deposition. They instead spent much of the deposition asking Gattie unrelated questions about race, which the state court ruled irrelevant—like whether he was familiar with Uncle Tom’s Cabin or whether his granddaughter would play with a black doll. The lawyers’ failure to address the contents of Gattie’s first affidavit troubled the state court. Just before it permitted Gattie to leave, the court advised Tharpe’s lawyers that it might “totally discount” Gattie’s first affidavit, and it again invited them to ask Gattie questions about its contents. Tharpe’s lawyers declined the opportunity.

The state court also heard deposition testimony from ten of Tharpe’s other jurors and received an affidavit from the eleventh. None of the jurors, two of whom were black, corroborated the statements in Gattie’s first affidavit about how some of the jurors had considered race. The ten jurors who testified all said that race played no role in the jury’s deliberations. The eleventh juror did not mention any consideration of race either.”

Justice Thomas goes full Scalia in this closing paragraph. “Today’s decision can be explained only by the “unusual fact” of Gattie’s first affidavit. The Court must be disturbed by the racist rhetoric in that affidavit, and must want to do something about it. But the Court’s decision is no profile in moral courage. By remanding this case to the Court of Appeals for a useless do-over, the Court is not doing Tharpe any favors. And its unusual disposition of his case callously delays justice for Jaquelin Freeman, the black woman who was brutally murdered by Tharpe 27 years ago. Because this Court should not be in the busi­ness of ceremonial handwringing, I respectfully dissent.”

There is a lot of legalese in this document, which makes IANAL heads hurt. One wonders if the second affidavit qualifies as a retraction. Maybe SCOTUS felt the need to virtue signal on racism. There is also a lot of talk about whether the statements by Mr. Gattie should be allowed to influence the appeals process. Pena-Rodriguez is cited, along with many other cases. This is what lawyers do.

The majority opinion, as well as most press reports on today’s ruling, does not mention Mr. Gattie’s intoxication during the first affidavit. Indeed, since Mr. Gattie never read this affidavit, nor swore to it, there is no telling how accurate it is. We don’t know what questions attorneys were asking the elderly drunk. Did the lawyers lead him on, and put words in his mouth? The ethics of interviewing an intoxicated man, to try to save your client from execution, are questionable.

One might also ask what this says about the death penalty process. The state bends over backwards to give the illusion of fairness, and due process. An attorney goes out, interviewing jurors seven years after the trial, trying to find dirt. Getting a criminal off on a technicality is a regrettable consequence of our judicial system. Maybe in this case justice would have been served with a life sentence, without fishing trip juror interviews.

Pictures are from The Library of Congress. These details are from picture #06666, documenting “First Internation[al] Pageant of Pulchritude & Seventh Annual Bathing Girl Review at Galveston, Texas.” It was taken in 1926.







Blackface Drag At Club Sheba

Posted in Georgia History, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on January 6, 2018







Mary Cheney became famous in a traditional way. Her father is Dick Cheney, former VPOTUS, hunting guide, and terrorist. Apparently Ms. Cheney felt the need for attention recently. She posted the following matter on facebook.

“Why is it socially acceptable — as a form of entertainment — for men to put on dresses, make up and high heels and act out every offensive stereotype of women (bitchy, catty, dumb, slutty, etc.) — but it is not socially acceptable — as a form of entertainment — for a white person to put on blackface and act out offensive stereotypes of African Americans?”

When it comes to getting people to look at you, Mary Cheney is not in the same hemisphere as RuPaul. By remarkable coincidence, there is going to be a new season of a cable tv show, about drag queens, hosted by RuPaul. The comments by Ms. Cheney were seen by RuPaul as an opportunity to promote product. There is no bad publicity.

We are not going to discuss the moral calculus of blackface vs drag in this post. That’s what facebook, twitter, and comment sections are for. This blog does not have the intellectual gravitas of youtube comment sections. Mary Cheney and RuPaul are getting the attention they require.

The pictures today are from The Library of Congress. These ladies were participating in “Inter city beauties, Atlantic City Pageant, 1925.” There is something appropriate about beauty pageant pictures illustrating a discussion of the relative political correctness of blackface and drag queens. If you want a picture of Mary Cheney, go somewhere else. If you don’t want to see RuPaul, good luck.

The second part of this feature is a repost. The show was performed in 1979. I recently saw “Carroll.” He lives in Pennsylvania today, and has a beard nine inches long.








Reading about Shirley Q. Liquor brought back memories of a night long ago. A young man, who I will call Carroll, grew up across the street. In his spare time, he did drag shows. What I was expecting was Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin, using his own voice. One Sunday night, free admission and a buffet was all I needed to venture downtown and see the show.

The venue was an unpretentious bar called Club Sheba. The clientele was mostly lesbians, many of whom were African Americans.

Club Sheba was located on Forrest Avenue. The street was named for Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate General who, some say, founded the Ku Klux Klan. Forrest Avenue late became Ralph McGill Boulevard, named after the former editor of the Atlanta Constitution.

As show time approached, I saw a table that had empty seats. I pulled back a seat, and a beefy lady informed me that she did not want a man to sit at that table.

The first act was what I expected. The reputation of Carol Burnett did not suffer, and Lily Tomlin was still in the closet. After the first act, I shot a game of pool with my friend, and went to the buffet for a second plate. A lady stopped me. ”You’re not supposed to get full”

I went back to the pool table. After a while there was a crowd standing around, and it was evident that a second act was going to start soon. I saw a black lady in the crowd making faces at me, took a second look, and realized that it was Carroll.

He did not use his voice this time, but lip synced to Grace Jones and Diana Ross. He wore blackface, and an afro wig. The crowd at the Club Sheba enjoyed this part of the show. Many of the Black Lesbians went to the stage and stuffed dollar bills in his faux bosom.







Ta-Nehisi Coates WTF

Posted in Library of Congress, Race, The English Language, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on January 4, 2018

Episode 878 of Marc David Maron’s WTF podcast features Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates. Chamblee54 recently wrote about a video featuring Mr. Coates. This seems like a good day to listen to the show, and take notes. The spell check suggestion for Ta-Nehisi is Ta-Nemesis.

The show starts with TNPC and MDM (Is Ta-Nehisi two words?) discussing the business of writing books. The word black is not heard until 28:33 of the show. At 31 minutes in TNDC is talking about when he moved to New York, and struggled. He mentions that when you lie to other people, you begin to accept yourself as a liar. It occurs to PG that this is a problem with calling yourself n****r. You begin to accept yourself as this loathsome thing, and settle for being a n****r.

At 53 minutes, TNDC is talking about sexual harassment, and how he… a man … could never know what a woman experiences. MDM says that he … a white man … could never know what a black man feels, and how the books by TNDC made MDM realize this. You get the sense that this is what MDM wanted to talk about all along, and that TNDC is TIRED OF TALKING ABOUT RACE. In a sense, it is a moment of what you might call well meaning liberal racism. MDM had the prominent black intellectual on the show, and MDM was going to talk about race, whether PBI wanted to or not.

At 1:02 pm est, the show is over. PG has more respect for TNDC now. Most of the show was about fatherhood, writing, and the struggle to succeed. The expressions whiteness, and white supremacy, were not heard. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. Many of them were edited while listening to this show. The depression was a different era.

With Numerous Editorial Comments

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on January 1, 2018

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Killed By Police December 31

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on December 31, 2017








21 people were Killed By Police in the United States last week. Here are the links: 1159 Jesse J. Champney 1160 Jesse Daniel Murillo 1161 Shelby Comer 1162 Cody Eyre 1163 Charlie Joseph Murillo 1164 Evelio Gomez 1165 Jacob Craig 1166 Adrian Escobar 1167 Joshua Spottedhorse 1168 Jesse Scarsbrook 1169 Salvador Byassee 1170 James Alan Berrones 1171 Jose Miguel Garcia 1172 Robert Miller 1173 1174 Nathaniel Fritz Macalevy 1175 Brooke Camacho 1176 Kenneth J. Perna-Rutsky 1177 Isaiah Christian Green 1178 Dennis Plowden 1179 Andrew Thomas Finch 1180 1181 Christopher Baird 1182 Corey Bailey 1183 Jarvis Lykes 1184

12 of the victims were white. (1159, 1160, 1161, 1162, 1165, 1169, 1174, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1179, 1181) 3 of the victims were black. (1168, 1178, 1182) 2 of the victims were female. (1161, 1175) 2 of the victims were latino. (1163, 1166) 1167 Joshua Spottedhorse was native. The race of 8 of the victims is unknown. (1164, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1173, 1180, 1183, 1184)

In 8 of the incidents, the victim fired at an officer. (1166, 1168, 1170, 1172, 1174, 1175, 1176, 1184) In 11 of the incidents, a weapon was displayed. (1161, 1162, 1163, 1164, 1165, 1169, 1173, 1177, 1180, 1181, 1182) 5 of the incidents involved a domestic dispute. (1170, 1172, 1173, 1174, 1176) 5 of the incidents involved a car chase (1168, 1169, 1174, 1178, 1182)

1179 Andrew Thomas Finch was the story that got the most attention this week. Chamblee54 wrote a stand alone story, Swatting.

Yakima WA had two fatal officer-involved shootings on Tuesday, December 26. “Yakima police were called to the West Pierce Street home about 7 p.m. Monday for an intoxicated man who said he shot people, according to Yakima police. Adrian Escobar put a gun to his head and threatened to kill himself when police arrived, (Yakima Police Captain Jeff) Schneider said. Escobar fired shots at officers from the house before SWAT teams from Yakima and Benton County arrived, and officers attempted to negotiate with him six times, according to police. Schneider said the Benton County SWAT team was brought in to provide relief for officers working in the cold weather during the six-hour standoff. Schneider said Escobar fired at officers again, and Ward, a Yakima SWAT team member, shot him about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Escobar died from a single gunshot to the head.” (1166)

“Yakima police responded around 7:30 p.m. Monday evening to reports of a man (Jose Miguel Garcia) at the Cascade Apartments threatening residents with a gun, according to a Yakima Police Department news release. When officers arrived, they found a 31-year-old man barricaded in his apartment. The man was blind and had an “extensive criminal history” of assault behavior, police said. Over the next five hours, officers attempted to negotiated with the man and heard him talking as if someone else was inside the apartment, according to the release. Once they obtained a search warrant, officers eventually “breached” the door to the apartment but continued to try to negotiate with the man, officers said. “…after a few minutes the situation deteriorated and two officers fired shots at the suspect killing him,” … A firearm was found in the apartment.” (1171)

These stories were considered noteworthy. “A 26-year-old Enfield man was attempting to avoid being arrested on an outstanding warrant when he was shot by a state trooper in a field, according to his fiancee, who was a passenger in the car that police had tried to stop along Route 4 in Canaan Saturday night. In an interview on Wednesday, Saeti Tobin said she and Jesse J. Champney had set out on Saturday to go to a convenience store in Canaan and return a car they had borrowed. Before they could do so, the pair noticed they were being followed by police, so Champney turned onto Switch Road. But when he did, the car plowed into a snow-covered field, Tobin said. Champney told her to run and he himself fled toward the woods, she said. “He was never trying to advance on anyone, he was trying to get away,” said the 23-year-old Tobin, who also has had run-ins with police. “There was no high-speed chase, there were no drugs involved, there were no weapons involved, there was no stolen car and there was no serious crime committed. … The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office has confirmed that Champney was shot four times, and on Wednesday identified New Hampshire State Trooper Christopher O’Toole as the officer who fired the fatal round. Authorities also said Canaan police officer Samuel Provenza was at the scene during the incident. He did not discharge his firearm, according to a news release. Tobin was more specific about the circumstances surrounding the stop than she was about the shooting itself. The incident took place around 6:30 p.m., when it was dark, and Tobin stayed with the vehicle after Champney fled, placing her some distance from where the shooting occurred. She said she believes Champney was not armed at the time. (Champney’s brother, Josh, who also was present for the interview at a home in Danbury, N.H., said Jesse Champney sometimes carried a pocketknife.) … Tobin and Josh Champney both asserted that Provenza had it out for Jesse Champney. They said they feel he was targeted. … Jesse Champney had his run-ins with the law. In May 2016, Champney was arrested in Lebanon on a felony charge of possession of heroin with intent to sell and resisting arrest. He failed to appear for a court date in that case, which prompted the warrant to be issued for his arrest. Champney also was convicted of a few other nonviolent crimes, including theft in 2012, for which he served prison time, Tobin said. Prison changed him, and although he took some college courses while there, he left addicted to opiates, Tobin said. He had, however, recently turned his life around and had been in a Suboxone program — medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction — for the last few months, she said. “He was a tough kid because he was made to be that way,” Tobin said. “But he was the biggest sweetheart.” (1159)

“Tammy Murillo said her 32-year-old son, Jesse Murillo — whom authorities say was a battery suspect armed with a metal bar — was a Navy veteran who had been deployed overseas for a time. “We called 9-1-1 to have the police come and help calm the situation; never did we anticipate the outcome,” … Around 7:10 p.m. Saturday, Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Topanga Division responded to a radio call of a battery … Upon arrival, an officer was met by a victim at the house, who police said had an injured shoulder. While they were speaking to the victim, the suspect exited the home armed with what officers initially described as a possible machete. It was later determined to be a metal bar, Madison said. Officers broadcast a call for help and the suspect fled on foot, he said. “They located him in an alley to the rear of the home and there was an officer-involved shooting,” Madison said. The suspect was struck by gunfire and taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later, authorities said. Tammy Murillo said her fiancé had called 9-1-1 after her son and daughter had gotten into a verbal argument and the fiancé intervened, which unintentionally escalated the situation. Following that call, the son injured her fiancé’s arm, she said. “What set my son off was the 9-1-1 call,” Murillo said. “He didn’t want cops involved at all. He did not plan to die that day.” Murillo said her son had been wearing a gas mask, which he had acquired from his Navy days, because he had been doing some drainage work underneath her house with his uncle, she said. … Tammy Murillo said her son was “a good kid” who was planning to go Christmas shopping that night for his nieces and nephews and had just gotten a haircut. … the Navy may have changed him. “When he went into the service and came home, he was not the same kid.”” (1160)

“One woman is dead and a man is in the hospital after an officer-involved shooting in Grundy County. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 20-year old Shelby Comer was found dead in a car following the shooting. The suspect, Jackie Wayne Bean, per the Sheriff. was taken into custody and transported to the hospital around 8:00 Sunday morning. Sheriff Shrum said it’s unclear if Comer died during the shooting, or before. The shooting happened around 10:30 Saturday night in the Coalmont area, according to the TBI. A Grundy County Sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop on B Mine Road, when the driver allegedly pointed a firearm at the deputy. The deputy then fired into the vehicle several times, according to the TBI, then the vehicle drove away, hitting the police cruiser. Roughly 20 minutes later, a person saw the suspected vehicle crash off the side of the road. According to the TBI, the suspect said he was shot and asked for the citizen’s vehicle. That person drove off and called police. When officers arrived, the suspect was gone, but Comer was found dead in the back of the car. … Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum says that 32-year-old Jacky Wayne Bean, of Soddy Daisy, is being held without bond following Saturday’s incident. Bean has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, evading arrest, 3 charges of reckless endangerment, DUI, and violation of implied consent. More charges are expected later this week.” (1161)

“Multiple sources confirm to News 4 part-time Grundy County Deputy Mike Holmes fired a shot that may have struck 20-year-old Shelby Comer on Saturday evening. … When reached by phone Thursday, Deputy Holmes, who is also the fire chief of Monteagle, TN, declined to comment. Sheriff Shrum said he “will not confirm or deny at this point” whether Holmes is the deputy who fired the shots into the car. There are also questions about how much law enforcement training Deputy Holmes has received in the past. He works as a part-time deputy, meaning he is not required to be certified by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training, or P.O.S.T. commission.” (1161)

“A Progreso police officer shot and killed a man Sunday who was carrying a machete, according to a Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office news release. Deputies responded to Encino Street in Progreso where the officer shot the man at about 9:24 p.m. Initially, officers were called out to the area to investigate a disturbance involving a man who was wielding a machete. “The officer made contact with the male subject and a struggle ensured,” according to the news release. “During the struggle, the officer discharged his weapon fatally shooting the male.”” (1164)

“Monday’s events began when a neighbor called police to say the man, Jacob Craig, pointed a gun at him, (Capt. Mike) Williams said. The neighbor reported that the man has caused several disturbances in the past. When the officer arrived in the neighborhood, he was confronted by the naked man, who either ran out of a home or appeared from between two homes, carrying a gun. Williams said the man was given several commands to put the gun down, but he “continued to aggress” the officer, who fired multiple shots. The man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The encounter lasted “a matter of seconds,” the captain said. Detectives did not yet know whether the man had a mental issue or was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.” (1165)

“Craig’s mother, Kim Flanagan, told the Tulsa World her son was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression after witnessing the death of his pregnant fiancee about 10 years ago. The woman reportedly died after their vehicle was struck by a drunken driver. She said Craig tried to revive her but couldn’t. Flanagan said her son’s issues with mental illness surfaced after the death of his father when he was 8. “That was trauma one,” she said. “With his fiancee, that just pushed him over the edge. He couldn’t recover from that.” Craig, who had an 8-year-old son, began experiencing significant paranoia and depression to the point where he rarely left his room. Before, according to his mom, he was outgoing and funny. The tragedy changed his entire personality. Medication he took for the paranoia and depression helped relieve the symptoms. Flanagan said he stopped taking it about 6 months ago because he could no longer afford insurance and the price became too high. Since then, he had struggled to overcome his emotions and made multiple attempts to kill himself, she said. He also experienced bouts of anger but nothing that was extreme, she added. “It just got worse and deteriorated,” she said. “I could tell he was getting more and more depressed.”” (1165)

“Around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, police said a suspect, Joshua Spottedhorse, walked into the Safeway on Northwest Blvd and threatened a clerk with a gun. Police said a witness followed the suspect and then the suspect began firing a weapon. Witnesses backed off and police took over the pursuit to a neighborhood near Madison and Sharp. “During the course of developing that tactical plan, the subject did try to leave in the vehicle,” said Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl. “Officers moved to block the vehicle in and the subject then fled on foot.” At some point, an officer opened fire and shot and killed the suspect.” (1167)

“28-year-old Jesse Scarsbrook … was involved in an armed robbery at a local hobby shop. When police arrived, they say Scarsbook stole a car and led officers on a chase. He later crashed the stolen car at the intersection of 46th and Mitthoeffer and carjacked another vehicle while two people were still inside. The police pursuit continued to Pendleton Pike and Post Road, where Scarsbrook crashed. He then got out of the car and fired at officers, who returned fire. Investigators say Scarsbrook was hit and killed in the shootout.” “Witnesses say Scarsbrook got out of a vehicle Tuesday, after crashing it, like a madman. They say he started shooting with no regard for the busy intersection of Pendleton Pike and Post Road, or nearby businesses. “I’m thankful the cops, they didn’t start returning fire until us vehicles had got out,” said Craig Walker, who witnessed the shootout. … Tuesday’s shootout with officers isn’t the first time Scarsbrook has faced trouble with police. According to online records, he was found guilty of armed robbery in 2009. His projected release date was November of 2016. In September of 2008 he was found guilty of theft/receiving stolen property. And in March of 2008 Scarsbrook was convicted of carrying a handgun without a license.” (1168)

“A woman was killed and a Farmers Branch police officer was wounded in a shootout during a traffic stop late Tuesday, police say. Brooke Camacho, 38, who was a passenger in the car that was stopped, pulled a gun and fired on the officer about 11:30 p.m. … stop, police said, the officer asked the woman in the passenger seat to get out of the car. Police said she got out, pulled a handgun and shot the officer in the chest, NBC5 reported. The male driver was arrested but later released.” (1175)

“The incident started about 8:30 p.m., when two plainclothes cops stopped a 2013 Hyundai on Nedro Avenue near 16th Street after confirming it was connected to a Dec. 21 murder that happened about 5 miles away, on East Atlantic Street near Stouton in Harrowgate. But before they could talk to the driver, he ( Dennis Plowden) took off — hitting one of the officers as he sped away, (First Deputy Commissioner Myron) Patterson said. Police caught up with Plowden three blocks away, where he’d crashed into two parked cars at Nedro and Opal Street. He got out of the car, and things turned bloody. “After repeated commands by the plainclothes officer to show his hands, he makes a furtive abrupt movement, and the officer fires one shot, striking the male in the head,” Patterson said. Police said Plowden was sitting on the sidewalk and had put his hand in his jacket pocket when the officer began shooting. Plowden died at 7:18 a.m. Thursday …” (1178)

“Preliminary information from law enforcement agencies indicates the Georgia State Patrol and Columbus police were conducting a DUI checkpoint near Cusseta Road when a Kia driven by Jarvis Lykes turned around before reaching officers about 9:30 p.m. A trooper attempted to stop the driver but Lykes failed to pullover. The trooper pursued Lykes who drove into a residential neighborhood on Lumpkin Court, a dead-end street. After stopping his vehicle, Lykes exited the car and a physical altercation between Lykes and the trooper occurred as Lykes attempted to re-enter his vehicle. The trooper, during the altercation, fired one shot, striking Lykes in the upper torso., the GBI said.” “A search of the Kia Forte by GBI agents found a handgun inside a container in the driver’s area.” (1183)

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Bowel Games

Posted in Georgia History, Holidays, Library of Congress, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on December 27, 2017








The story below is a repost from 2013. The Dawgs® had a good year, and are in the final four. The pictures are from The Library of Congress .

The Georgia Bulldogs beat somebody’s Aggies in Shreveport, Louisiana last night. The affair is something called the Independence Bowl. The Fishwrapper has an ad for a casino-hotel-spa. The link no longer works. Athens can go back to creating a school the football team can be proud of.

This is the season of bowl games. A few years ago, any town with a stadium, and a chamber of commerce, could get a bowl game. Any school with .500 season could go to a bowl, many of whom now had grafted on corporate names. There was, literally, the poulon weedeater bowl holiday classic.

What follows is a story PG read in Sports Illustrated when he was a kid. There is no source, and there is a slight possibility that it is not true.

In the sixties, NBC had a new years day triple header of bowl games. The sugar bowl was followed by the rose bowl was followed by the orange bowl. Hangovers and national championships were fixed in one day. NBC made handsome profits.

An Olympic committee had a meeting one day, to determine who would telecast the upcoming games. The man from NBC went in, with charts, and promises of money for the amateur athletes. The presentation from NBC centered on the january first triple header, the sugar bowl, the rose bowl, and the orange bowl.

Another network won the bid to telecast the games. After the meeting, an Olympics official had a private conversation with the NBC man. The committee felt that their emphasis on the bowel games was in bad taste.








Killed By Police December 24

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on December 24, 2017

19 people were Killed By Police in the United States last week. Here are the links: 1140 Johnathan Melton 1141 Willie Floyd McCord 1142 Spencer Crumbley 1143 Todd A. Stone 1144 Shaquille Rogers 1145 Tommy Heath 1146 1147 Robert Edwards 1148 1149 Frankie Larry Anchondo 1150 Charles McBride 1151 Kameron Prescott 1152 Amanda Lenee Jones 1153 Jose Angel Aguero 1154 1155 Jeffrey Golnick 1156 Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty 1157 1158 Devan Rachad Stevenson

9 of the victims were white. (1140, 1142, 1145, 1147, 1150, 1151, 1152, 1155, 1156) 4 of the victims were black. (1141, 1143, 1144, 1158) 2 of the victims were female. (1152, 1154) 1149 Frankie Larry Anchondo was latino. The race of 5 of the victims is unknown. (1146, 1148, 1153, 1154, 1157)

4 of the victims fired at a police officer. (1141, 1150, 1155, 1156) 9 of the victims displayed a weapon. (1140, 1143, 1144, 1145, 1146, 1147, 1152, 1153, 1154) 1147 Robert Edwards was possibly suicidal. A taser was used, unsuccessfully, on 1140 Johnathan Melton.

The quote of the week is from a Ukiah CA hotel manager. “.Mira said the dead woman’s name was Mary and that she and her companion had checked in on Monday and had stayed inside the nonsmoking room, smoking cigarettes. She did not know anything more about them. “How can we know who is a criminal and who is not a criminal?” Mira said. “We run a motel.”” (1154)

The story of the week was told in Texas. “A Bexar County sheriff’s deputy killed a 6-year-old boy Thursday afternoon while chasing down a wanted felon at a Schertz mobile home park. The felon, 30-year-old Amanda Lenee Jones, was trying to break into the boy’s family trailer at Pecan Grove Manufactured Home Community when she was apprehended by four deputies. They fatally shot her. One of their bullets, however, pierced through the trailer wall and hit the boy, identified as Kameron Prescott. Kameron, who was home early after his Cibolo elementary school released students at noon for Christmas break, was later pronounced dead at University Hospital. According to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, Jones had no apparent connection with Kameron or his family — she was just trying to evade police. Jones’ death concluded a nearly 2-hour chase, that began when a man called the sheriff’s office to report a stolen car around 11 a.m., and directed deputies to where he thought the Jones had taken it. The ensuing chase involved deputies swimming across Cibolo Creek and through the woods to track her down. … Salazar told reporters Thursday that he didn’t know what prompted deputies to fire at Jones, who was unarmed at the time of her death. Deputies alleged that she was carrying a gun earlier in the chase.

“The incident began at 10:48 a.m. when a man reported a woman had stolen his car. The caller said he knew who the woman was and where they could find her. Deputies were informed she was armed, Salazar said. Deputies eventually found her hiding in a closet at a house in the 11200 block of FM 1518, at which point she showed a gun and threatened to shoot a deputy, Salazar said. The woman then bolted from the home and ran away, going down a ravine and crossing a creek before disappearing into a wooded area. … During a 90-minute search of the wooded area, tracking dogs picked up and lost the woman’s scent several times. The woman eventually ran to the mobile home park, where two residents who crossed her path reported that she physically threatened them, Salazar said. The pilot of a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter circling overhead also reported the woman reached for her waistband several times, indicating she may be armed, the sheriff said. The pilot watched as the woman tried breaking into several mobile homes in the area. She then made her way to the child’s home, where deputies closed in on her.”

In an exclusive interview with News 4 San Antonio, the family shared the final words they told Amanda Lenee Jones, 30, just moments before Bexar County Deputies shot and killed her. Jessica is Jones’ girlfriend. She told News 4 San Antonio Jones’ had called her from a trailer at the Pecan Grove neighborhood. “She said, I’m naked. I’m scared and I’m running in boxers and my bra. I think they are (going to) get me. I have to go, I love you,” explained Jessica. … “She didn’t deserve to die, neither did that boy,” said Renee Jones, the suspect’s mother. … Amanda Jones does have an extensive criminal history, mostly drug charges. Bexar County Deputies are still searching for a handgun they say Jones had at some point Thursday during a prolonged pursuit. Jones’ family doesn’t believe that a handgun will be found or that Jones’ had a gun during Thursday’s incident.” (story includes video of family) (1151 – 1152)

10 other stories are considered noteworthy. More details released about officer-involved shooting in Randolph County “Police say troopers responded to a residence in Valley Head at around 9:40 a.m. after receiving a report that 52-year-old Spencer Crumbley was threatening the kill some of his family members with a gun.They also received a report that Crumbley was threatening to kill all responding law enforcement. Officials say Crumbley came out of the residence but refused the troopers’ request to have a peaceful resolution. They say Crumbley demanded to see the family members he had threatened, stating there would be a shootout if his demand was not met. Police say Crumbley grabbed a shovel and went towards the residence, where the family members were. The troopers were unable to apprehend Crumbley.Officials say Crumbley attempted to strike troopers with the shovel, before throwing the shovel and making a move toward what troopers believed to be another weapon. One of the troopers then fired at Crumbley. ” (1142)

“The man called police at about 6:25 p.m. from a home in the 23000 block of Avon and told them he had a firearm and hatchet, indicating “he was going to shoot up the neighborhood,” said Steve Cooper, director at the city’s Public Safety Department. When officers arrived at the home, they talked to the caller’s mother, escorted her to the porch and went inside, Cooper said. There, the man, 48, confronted them and “advanced toward the officers wielding the hatchet in a threatening manner,” Cooper said. “One of the officers was forced to shoot the subject.” (1143)

“Police responded about 6 p.m. Tuesday to a burglary … When officers arrived, they found two suspects in the home, police said. One person fled, and the other ( Shaquille Rogers) pulled out a knife. Police said the officers feared for their lives and fired at the suspect.” (1144)

“Crews at the scene say a 33-year-old man, Robert Edwards, had a weapon and refused to follow officers’ orders to drop the gun. A responding officer shot the man three times in the doorway of a trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say the man was making suicidal posts on social media prior to officers responding. The person the victim was communicating with on social media called police, according to authorities. Police say the man was holding either a BB or pellet gun when he was shot by officers.” (1147)

“SDSO deputies from the Vista substation began a pursuit of a vehicle in Vista for unknown reasons sometime before 3:10 p.m., SDSO said. The man driving a dark blue or black sedan had a female passenger inside while leading deputies east towards Oceanside at speeds of about 50 miles per hour, Oceanside Police Department (OPD) Officer Thomas Bussey said. The driver headed towards a residential area on Roselle Avenue, off College Boulevard, where the dark sedan struck another car. That is when the driver attempted to bail out of the vehicle, Bussey said. One deputy fired on the man. It was not clear if the driver was armed at the time and the situation leading up to the shooting was not made available. The driver was declared dead at the scene.” (1148)

Officials with FPD say that around 6:20 p.m. on Thursday an officer with the department was at the intersection of McCormick School Road and Broadway “when he heard a female screaming for help” from the passenger seat of a truck being driven by Frankie Larry Anchondo. When the officer tried to stop the truck, it sped off and began to drive recklessly, police say. Eventually it stopped moments after the female “either fell or jumped out of the passenger side” of the truck, and Anchondo stepped out of the truck as well. At some point the officer fired at him, killing him. It’s unclear at this time what transpired before the gun was discharged.” (1149)

“A burglary suspect was shot and killed by a Sonoma County sheriff’s detective at a Ukiah (Mendocino County) motel Thursday night after her accomplice leveled a gun at officers, officials said Friday. The dead woman, whose name was not released, was also armed, said Sgt. Spencer Crum of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. The woman was found inside the Sunrise Inn after the detective fired an unknown number of rounds at her companion, Crum said. ,,, deputies from Sonoma and Mendocino counties and Ukiah police went to the budget motel at about 8 p.m. after receiving information that the two Sonoma County burglary suspects were there. “One detective shot an undetermined amount of rounds and a male suspect was ultimately taken into custody. The second suspect was found deceased,” Crum said. … A woman who identified herself as the motel manager said multiple shots were fired into the motel room. The shots “were from outside, and they broke the glass in the bathroom, and the lady was in the bathroom,” said the manager, who would give only her first name, Mira. Mira said the dead woman’s name was Mary and that she and her companion had checked in on Monday and had stayed inside the nonsmoking room, smoking cigarettes. She did not know anything more about them. “How can we know who is a criminal and who is not a criminal?” Mira said. “We run a motel.”” (1154)

“The first shooting took place at about 4:10 p.m. when Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty allegedly opened fire on a Capitol Police officer in his cruiser, striking the vehicle several times, but missing the officer. The shooting took place just steps from the Pennsylvania state Capitol Building. About a half hour later, the same man is suspected to have opened fire on a female officer who was struck once, but is in good condition at a local hospital, according to (Dauphin County District Attorney Ed) Marsico. Capital Police pursued the suspect to a residential area, who then allegedly opened fire on them with two handguns, Marsico said. The officers fired back, striking and killing the suspect. None of the officers were struck. Marsico said there was “no doubt” the man was targeting police officers.” (1156)

Pocatello ID At 7:40 p.m., Pocatello Police were called to 1540 Homer Drive in Pocatello. Police called for additional support to deal with a man inside the residence with a gun. Bannock County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded. At some time during the incident, a Bannock County deputy discharged their duty weapon. One person was killed in the incident.” (1157)

Chesnee SC The Chesnee police said one person was dead and another person was hurt after a car pulled out in front of a Chesnee police officer who was driving to work Friday morning…. the initial reports were that a car pulled in front of the officer on US 221 and was struck on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Troopers said the officer was injured and transported to Spartanburg Regional. The officer was wearing a seatbelt, troopers said. … The driver and passenger were not wearing seatbelts … The deceased driver was later identified as 30-year-old Devan Rachad Stevenson.” (1158)

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Killed By Police December 17

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on December 17, 2017

19 people were Killed By Police in the United States last week. Here are the links. 1121 James Newman 1122 1123 Kyle Zahacefski 1124 Kyle Anthony Mihecoby 1125 Frank Lopez, 1126 Emanuel Miera 1127 Ira Crawford 1128 Stacy C. Micheletti 1129 1130 Marcia Aiken 1131 x1132 1133 1134 1135 1136 Clifford Keller 1137 1138 Adam Radcliffe 1139 Thomas Burns

5 of the victims were white. (1121. 1123, 1128, 1129, 1136) 2 of the victims were black. (1127, 1139) 1124 Kyle Anthony Mihecoby was a native american. 1126 Emanuel Miera was a latino. The race of 10 of the victims is unknown. (1122, 1125, 1130, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1137, 1138) 1130 Marcia Aiken was female.

1136 Clifford Keller fired at a police officer. 7 of the victims displayed a weapon. (1121, 1123, 1125, 1127, 1128, 1129, 1137) A taser was used in 3 incidents. (1124, 1125, 1126) 1130 Marcia Aiken was possibly suicidal.

An incident in Hamilton AL is considered suspicious. “The Marion County Sheriff’s Department and the Hamilton Police Department responded to a house on Reese Road in Hamilton after the county dispatch received a request from a person for officers to perform a welfare check on a person possibly in distress at the house. “At some point after the officers arrived at the residence, a confrontation with an armed subject occurred causing one of the officers to discharge his firearm,” said Captain Jonathan Winters.” comments: Donna “Failed to mention they were at wrong address. The man wasn’t confrontational.” Donna “… I know my father better than anyone. I KNOW for a fact he would have put his gun down if he knew it was an cop beating on his door in the.middle of the night. I can get affidavits from everyone that knew him about his non confrontational spirit. My dad has taught us to respect the law. …” Iroczee “This article is very one sided and lacking in information. In a round about way it states that the officer was at the wrong house just like Donna said. You see that when it says the person they were looking for was “later located”. This puts a 70 year old man being brought out of his sleep at 1:00 in the morning. Is it really unsual for someone to come to their door at that time of the morning armed? Did the officer identify himself? Was the man given the opportunity to disarm?” police radio recording (1132)

2 of the incidents were in Georgia. “An armed robbery suspect is dead and another one is in custody after they were confronted by a DeKalb County Police SWAT unit early Sunday morning at a DeKalb County gas station. The suspects encountered police at a Texaco station in the 4900 block of Snapfinger Woods Drive around 3 a.m., police said. They went to the gas station after robbing a Waffle House on Evans Mill Road about six miles to the east. According to authorities, after an extended stand-off at the gas station, there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspects and police, which left one of the suspects dead. The second suspect was taken into custody.” (1122)

Sheriff’s Office IDs woman, deputy in apparent ‘suicide by cop’ “Springfield GA— Officials are investigating an apparent ‘suicide by cop’ . … Effingham County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Paddleford Drive at Goshen Road around 7 p.m. Tuesday in response to an attempted suicide. Authorities say 50-year-old Marcia Metzger Aiken of Effingham was threatening suicide and was reportedly in possession of a firearm. According to a release from ECSO, deputies attempted to make contact with Aiken and “the situation escalated very quickly, resulting in the woman being shot.” Aiken was pronounced dead at the scene.” (1130)

8 other incidents are noteworthy. Police identify suspect shot, killed by officer after struggle in southeast OKC “Capt. Bo Matthews, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said the incident began with an officer responding to a call about a man lying in the grass on the side of Southeast 59th Street and Mackleman Drive. Matthews said the man, later identified as 28-year-old Kyle Anthony Mihecoby, was not cooperating with the officer, Bethany Sears, so the officer used pepper spray on him, who then punched her in the face. An altercation ensued, Matthews said, and the officer used a Taser on the man. According to Matthews, the man was able to take the Taser away from the officer ;and attempted to use it on her. At that point, the officer fired her weapon, Matthews said. Mihecoby died at the scene, according to Matthews. The officer was taken to the hospital and is being treated for injuries to her face and hands.” (1124)

Man dies while in police custody in Pueblo; police asking for witnesses “Pueblo CO – A man behaving erratically on the interstate died Sunday after a struggle with Pueblo officers. On Wednesday, the coroner announced he could not immediately determine a cause of death. Further testing will likely take about 4-6 weeks according to Pueblo County Coroner Brian Cotter. The police department says officers were dispatched to I-25 near Eagle Ridge Boulevard just before 3:30 p.m. on reports of a man, Emanuel Miera, 26, walking back and forth across the interstate. He reportedly kept darting through traffic even after officers showed up and tried to talk with him. Police say they finally got the man off the interstate, but he still wouldn’t cooperate with officers. During the struggle, officers tased him once, which didn’t subdue him. Police finally got the man handcuffed and took him to Parkview Medical Center, where he later died.” (1126)

Body cam video shows moments officers fatally shot robbery suspect in Seattle park “The Seattle Police Department has released body camera video that shows the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect by officers in a popular park. A woman was taken into custody. The shooting stemmed from a string of incidents that happened after a reported robbery at Forever 21 in the Northgate Mall about 10 p.m. Monday. Police said the two were shoplifting, and when a store manager confronted the couple, the man displayed a handgun, causing the manager to back away. The man and woman then fled to an apartment complex near the mall. When the apartment manager saw what he thought was a suspicious car in the parking lot, he went to investigate. Smartphone video shows the exchange between the apartment manager and the suspects. The suspects shouted profanities at the manager, who asked them to move their cars. As the suspects finally walked away, the man fired his gun into the ground toward the manager. The manager reported the incident to police as the couple drove away in an Audi. The gunman then drove off and the woman contacted police sometime after leaving the apartment complex. They found her at Holman Road and took her into custody. When officers noticed the man watching her at Holman Road, a car chase began with Seattle police. During the pursuit, the man fired multiple gunshots at officers in the 100 block of Northeast 80th Street. No officers were hurt. The pursuit continued as the driver entered Magnuson Park and came to a stop near the boat ramp. Body camera video [graphic warning at 3:55] shows the suspect ran from his car and into tall grass in the park. Police yell “put your hands up … You’re going to get shot … Don’t reach.” But the man started reaching toward his pocket, apparently brandishing a handgun. Officers opened fire.” video (1129)

1 Dead After Early Morning Officer-Involved Shooting “Northglenn CO Officers opened fire on two suspects in a stolen vehicle that accelerated toward them early Wednesday morning, leaving one dead and one injured, the Northglenn Police Department said. The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. in the 10400 block of Franklin Way as officers investigated a stolen vehicle, police said. As officers tried making contact, the vehicle accelerated toward them, police said. Officers opened fire, hitting one of two suspects in the vehicle. … One suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and the second suspect was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.” (1131)

KCSO investigating in-custody death in Boron “Bkersfield CA Kern County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a man’s death, after he stopped breathing while in custody Wednesday. On Dec. 13 around 6:00 p.m. deputies were called out to the 24000 block of Juniper Avenue in Boron after reports of a man threatening neighbors. Deputies say the man was under the influence of drugs and he was touching himself inappropriately. When deputies tried to arrest the man, he started to resist…. With help from a bystander, they were able to arrest him. But KCSO says once the man was handcuffed, they realized he wasn’t breathing. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.” (1133)

1 suspect dead, 2 others injured in New Britain police-involved shooting “One person is dead and two others were injured in an officer-involved shooting that happened in New Britain on Thursday evening. It happened in the area of Chapman Street and Chapman court a little before 7 p.m. when police tried to stop a car. The car was suspected of having been involved in a series of armed carjackings in New Britain and surrounding towns over the past two weeks, police said. The most recent was on Monday, where police said shots were fired at one victim, and in a second incident a victim was pistol-whipped. Police said as officers tried to stop the car and apprehend the occupants, more than one officer fired their weapon. Three people were in the car, and were all hit by gunfire. … Police said there was at least one firearm in the car.” (1134)

“FBI Agent, Detective Shoot and Kill Robbery Suspect in Yonkers: Sources A bank robbery suspect was shot and killed by an FBI agent and a Yonkers detective Friday evening, three sources familiar with the investigation say. The agent and detective were conducting an investigation into the alleged bank robber near Van Cortlandt Park when they tried to pull him over at Aqueduct and McLean avenues for questioning, the sources told News 4. The two apparently saw the man with a weapon and fired at him, the sources said, adding that a gun believed to belong to the suspect was recovered at the scene. The man was pronounced dead at an area hospital, according to the sources.” (1135)

“Trooper fatally shoots driver after being dragged by vehicle Police say 30-year-old Adam Radcliffe of Wilmington was shot and killed when he attempted to flee police during a traffic stop, dragging a trooper as he fled. The incident began at 4:24 p.m. Friday. According to investigators, a trooper on patrol observed a burgundy Honda strike a pole and was driving erratically on Boxwood Road near Centerville Road in Wilmington. The driver, later identified as Radcliffe, then fled from the crash scene. The trooper followed Radcliffe’s vehicle to the Kirkwood Plaza Shopping Center on Kirkwood Highway. When the trooper approached the vehicle, Radcliffe allegedly took off with the trooper attached to the passenger side door, dragging him. The vehicle went down the access road for Kirkwood Plaza and turned left onto Farrand Drive. The trooper opened fire, striking Radcliffe. Radcliffe’s vehicle sped off down Farrand Drive. Police later located the burgundy Honda Civic off of Hammond Place at the end of Farrand Drive where it drove through a fence into a small creek. Radcliffe was removed from the vehicle and transported to the hospital where he died.” (1138)

Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.


Posted in Library of Congress, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on December 16, 2017








Why don’t I have nipples? ~ What’s the big deal about the mannequin challenge ~ I need to start Yoga. I am not limber ~ It’s been 55 years, and I still haven’t found Ken’s penis. ~ Why do all my clothes have Velcro?! ~ Why does Ken want to party all the time? Is he ever going to grow up? ~ Her brother took an orange marker, colored on my face saying “Make Barbie great again”. At least my hair is real. ~ Think I need hip replacement. ~ It’s never going to work with Ken. He, literally, doesn’t have the balls to handle a woman like me. ~ Ugh, I haven’t washed my hair in forever. It feels like a wig. ~ I should just be happy they held off on Black Barbie as long as they did. ~ Ken has taken his manscaping too far ~ Just because it looks like I have everything on the outside doesn’t mean I’m not hurting on the inside. ~ I must have low expectations of men because mine isn’t anatomically correct ~ I’ve got to admit I don’t like it when kids rip my head off. ~ I hope Ken doesn’t find out about GI Joe ~ this is a repost ~ pictures are from The Library of Congress.