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▶ The Murder of Anthony Anderson by Baltimore Police – YouTube

From [HERE] The family of a Black man who died in the custody of a Baltimore police officers is suing the Ba;timore Police department for wrongful death. Their multi-million dollar lawsuit claims officers used excessive force on Anthony Anderson, 46, and died from police brutality.

In September 2012, police confronted Anderson in East Baltimore, suspecting a drug deal. Officers said Anderson refused to follow orders and put drugs in his mouth. They said an officer then bear hugged Anderson and tackled him to the ground. At first police attempted to say that he died from asphyxiation after choking on drugs. Police changed their story after an autopsy showed otherwise.

An autopsy report provided by the family showed that he suffered fractures to eight ribs, contusions to his left lung and a ruptured spleen. The state medical examiner ruled his death a homicide.

Witnesses who saw the arrest have reported that he was slammed on his head by a plainclothes officer who approached him from behind.. “Picked him up and slammed him on his head,” one witness explained. “Guy never looked back or anything. He didn’t even see the police coming,” Keith Johnson, who witnessed the arrest, said. Witnesses say Anderson was leaving a bar on Biddle Street, walking across the lot when he was confronted by plainclothes police. [MORE] Witnesses also say the plainclothes police never announced themselves or ordered him to stop.

“Tthey grabbed him they pinned his arms to the side, and they came straight up, and slammed him on his neck, collar-bone like,” said Dereck Jackson of East Baltimore. Other witnesses have given similar acounts of Anderson being slammed down on his head. [MORE]. They say he went limp, and believe he already was dead when an ambulance picked him up. [MORE]

The 86-page complaint alleges officers handcuffed Anderson then kicked him “in the ribs, stomach, back and chest for several minutes maliciously and sadistically for the very purpose of causing harm.”

The family wants their loss to spur changes in the police department. “There’s no discipline. There’s no accountability. They fail to train. They fail to supervise. And as a result, the citizens are placed in peril,” said Gordon.

In January, Baltimore State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein, racist suspect in photo, decided not to file charges, saying officers did not use excessive force. Anderson’s family was outraged.

“We just want to make it clear that we do not have a problem with the Baltimore City Police Department. We have a problem with the officers who think they’re above the law,” said Nancy Harvey, Anderson’s sister.

Their lawsuit names the detectives involved in the arrest and the Baltimore Police Department.

▶ The Murder of Anthony Anderson by Baltimore Police – YouTube.

 

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2 yr old black male dies after shooting himself with sheriff’s gun

Tragic end: Two-year-old Josiah Tate fatally shot himself in the head after his mother's boyfriend left his gun in the boy's house and the child loaded it himself

A two-year-old boy has died after shooting himself in the head with a deputy sheriff‘s gun he found in his home.

Josiah Tate wandered into a bedroom where the deputy had placed his service gun on a bedroom counter.

Officials believed he was able to load the gun and pointed it at his head.

Tragic end: Two-year-old Josiah Tate fatally shot himself in the head after his mother’s boyfriend left his gun in the boy’s house and the child loaded it himself

The boy’s mother saw the toddler playing with the gun just seconds before he shot himself in the head.

Coroner Don McGowan said the boy died instantly from a single gunshot wound.

 

 

Investigators said the deputy had returned home after his shift and left his weapon in his bedroom.

The boy and his mother were not at home and he popped out to run some errands.

Witness: The boy's mother entered the bedroom inside this trailer and saw the boy hold the gun up to his head right when he firedWitness: The boy’s mother entered the bedroom inside this trailer and saw the boy hold the gun up to his head right when he fired

While he was away the toddler returned and unknown to his mother wandered into the bedroom and picked up the unloaded gun.

Coroner Don McCowan said the boy managed to load the weapon and fired the fatal shot.

The tragic incident took place at a mobile home park in Anderson, South Carolina, where the deputy, who has not been named, lived with the boy’s mother.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division have been notified to carry out an investigation which could lead to disciplinary action against the deputy who works with Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

Scene: Investigators said the deputy had returned to the home after his shift and left his weapon in the bedroom while he ran some errandsScene: Investigators said the deputy had returned to the home after his shift and left his weapon in the bedroom while he ran some errands

Neighbour Lind Bull described the frantic efforts to save the victim.

‘I walked out, heard everyone screaming someone’s been shot,’ said Bull.

‘I went walking into the neighbour’s house and seen a two-year-old child lying on the floor.

‘The grandmother was doing her best to do CPR so I stepped in and tried to help her.

‘And the mother was just sitting there holding a towel on his head trying to stop the bleeding.’

Stunned: Tiffany Harris, Josiah's cousin was one of many family members stunned by the news, making her first disbelieve news the two-year-old could be capable of such an actStunned: Tiffany Harris, Josiah’s cousin was one of many family members stunned by the news, making her first disbelieve news the two-year-old could be capable of such an act

The boy’s death has stunned his relatives.

‘I thought it was a lie,’ Tiffany Harris, Josiah’s cousin told Fox 8 News.

‘I thought he got shot with something, maybe a cap gun or something, not a real gun.’

His aunt Jessie Harris added: ‘He wasn’t but two, bow legged, prettiest little thing.

‘And everyone loved him. Everyone loved Jo. He didn’t meet a stranger.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2169238/Josiah-Tate-2-dies-loading-shooting-sheriffs-gun-South-Carolina.html#ixzz1zxHipESf

 

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