Another Police Shooting (murder Of Atatiana Jefferson)

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  1. Reinventing21

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    This is so very heartbreaking and scary...and he is not cooperating??! Throw him under the jail. I don't understand how this happened. Everyone needs to stand together on this; there can be no way out for this cop.
     
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    He was arrested and charged with murder, so we're about a third of the way to justice. At this point, we know better than to take this as any kind of win.

    Aaron Dean, 34, was arrested by Fort Worth police on Monday afternoon. Online court records show the now-fired officer was booked into the Tarrant County jail and charged with murder. A bond has not been set.

    The department officially announced the arrest in a tweet Monday afternoon. They said the Fort Worth Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus will have a press conference on Tuesday at an undetermined time.



    https://www.fox5dc.com/news/fired-f...ged-with-murder.amp?__twitter_impression=true
     
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  4. Southernbella.

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    Sidenote: I find it interesting that folks are always hollering about how nobody cares when bw are harmed and black folks care more about bm but here we are on a bw's board and there's hardly any traffic in this thread. There's a 30 page thread on that dusty bm forum but here, just 2 pages...
     
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    Do you think it being in the News Forum may play a part in the lack of responses? I feel like the whole forum has been getting less traffic for the last couple of years, and this one feels even emptier than most.

    Anyway, this one hurts a lot. We’re around the same age, and I had an incident with the DFW police a couple of years ago (and I’m just as unlikely to have that sort of incident as Atatiana was). Sometimes it feels like we’ll never have peace here. A few years ago I was very active in my personal community and college on police brutality, but lately I’ve just been tired. I wish I could feel more hopeful that justice will be done.
     
  6. winterinatl

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    This made me cry.

    I have erected a steel wall around my heart so I can get through my days since Trayvon died. I barely watch the news. It makes me so emotional so I just disengage and help in the way I can.

    But baby girl being killed while spending time with her nephew ...this is an overwhelming stress to bear every day. All of these brothers and sisters murdered.
     
  7. Southernbella.

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    I don't think so. Botham Jean's threads got plenty of traffic. But I agree traffic is down all over the board.

    I feel you about being tired. It's too much, and it feels like it's constant.
     
  8. Kookookiwi

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    You are so right. I don't know why I thought the trial thread was super old. It received all of that engagement in 3 weeks. That is an interesting observation..
     
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    This is very sad. I stopped watching the news since Trump came into office. I get everything from this forum. It was too depressing and started to affect me negatively. God help us.
     
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    Atatiana deserved so much more...We must stay vigilant. I am so happy that no one is running with the forgiveness narrative.
     
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    This is such a sad story. Atatiana was a smart, beautiful woman who loved her family. I read an article on CNN that said that Atatiana had recently moved back to care for her ailing mother. She also took care of her sister's children including the 8 year old nephew who witnessed the shooting. She graduated from Xavier University. I didn't know her but she just sounded like an overall good person. This could have happened to any of us. Rest in peace Atatiana. :(
     
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    The killer clown is out on $200,000 bond.
     
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    I just wanted to share that Loni Love (from The Real) spoke out on this very issue right after the conclusion of the Botham trial.

    She said something to the effect that we all:
    [should all be alarmed at the idea that you could very well be at home minding your own business and the Police could [break-in &] shoot you to death].​
    AND here it is less than one month later it has happened again.

    I did a quick Youtube search but didn't find the clip.
     
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    You’re right.
    You know we’ve been programmed to put Black men’s stories ahead of our own. We reflexively defend Black men. Putting our interests as Black women first, takes a conscious effort.
     
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    What he said.
    I wonder if it benefits the victims case he has quit. I’m concerned for her nephew also. He lived with her which makes me think his parents got issues. She was likely his way out.
     
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    I think it's maybe a combination of it being in the news section, we tired and unhopeful, and waiting for a) more to unfold and b) the case to go trial.
     
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    so tired of reading stories like this, this woman was shot down in her own home this makes no sense, he needs to be buried under the jail
     
  18. janaq2003

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    How is that even possible?? He MURDERED someone..
     
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    I have been staying away from this story. I was reading about it at first and keeping up but the mixture of anger and sadness was too much. Thinking about her, thinking about her nephew, and the overall unfairness of this life for people who look like me can knock the air from me.
     
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    This story makes me sick to my stomach. Why tf can't we just be allowed to live in peace. Male and female, ados or first generation immigrant, black people are all at risk of violent attacks. I truly believe that there has been substantial, coordinated efforts for white supremacist to infiltrate the military and law enforcement. Even the FBI has admitted it and the fact that nothing is being done about it leads me to the conclusion that they're also complicit :nono:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pb...ion/fbi-white-supremacists-in-law-enforcement


    On another note, what was this officer going to be fired for?
     
  21. TrulyBlessed

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    It’s insane. On top of that the news keeps reporting that he is failing to cooperate with the investigation.

    The Chief explains it here.


    Word.
     
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    It possibly benefits him. Yesterday The Root posted a story about a former Chicago cop who was acquitted of killing an innocent bystander. He now wants his record expunged because he can't find work and only has his $57K/year pension to support his family. He was allowed to keep his benefits because he resigned voluntarily. :nono:
     
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    These people need to start dying. That’s it, nothing else. Just die.
     
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    How ******g bold!
     
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    I don’t understand why the cops were sneaking around like criminals. I don’t understand why they thought it was ok to not announce themselves. I don’t understand how he thought it was ok to shoot an occupant through a window without knowing the facts. This is all unbelievable.
     
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    She was in her house and heard noises in her yard. She was protecting herself and her nephew. Maybe the officer should have announced himself.
     
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    Absolutely. If someone was creeping in my backyard at 2:30 am if I had a gun it would be out. I stilly don’t understand why they approached her home like they were doing a stealth operation.
     
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    If one can own a handgun in Texas, it stands to reason that there is a chance a homeowner would have a gun. If a homeowner hears noises outside the house at night, that gun is coming with them while they investigate so this shouldn't be a surprise to police or anybody who didn't announce themselves. In certain places, it's shoot first, ask questions later.

    I'm certain that this method of a 'wellness check' is not standard procedure and would never have gone down this way in a white neighborhood.
     
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    Yeah she had every right to be armed and would have been justified in shooting him the way he rolled up to her window.

    I don’t even know what the other cop was thinking.
     

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