Unarmed Black Man, Ezell Ford, Shot and Killed by LAPD Officers

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Unarmed Black Man, Ezell Ford, Shot and Killed by LAPD Officers

The Los Angeles Police Department is under fire for the murder of an unarmed black man in South LA on Monday. Ezell Ford was shot three times while lying on the ground and complying with officers, his mother, Tritobia Ford, said.

The news release from the LAPD said the police had conducted an “investigative stop” in the Newton area. “During the stop, a struggle ensued, which resulted in an officer-involved-shooting. It is unknown if the suspect has any gang affiliations,” the news release said.  Ezell Ford died are being transported to a local hospital.

“They laid him out and for whatever reason, they shot him in the back, knowing mentally, he has complications. Every officer in this area, from the Newton Division, knows that — that this child has mental problems,” he said. “The excessive force … there was no purpose for it. The multiple shootings in the back while he’s laying down? No. Then when the mom comes, they don’t try to console her … they pull the billy clubs out.” Source: KTLA

This comes days after unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, was gunned down by a white Ferguson, Mo., officer as he and his friend, Dorian Johnson walked back to an apartment complex.

17-Year-Old Gabriel Gaeta Charged in Murder of 6-Year-Old Jenise Wright

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17-Year-Old Gabriel Gaeta Charged in Murder of 6-Year-Old Jenise Wright (Photo credit: Facebook)

Photo: 17-year-old Gabriel Gaeta, arrested and will be charged in the death of of 6-year-old Bremerton girl Jenise Wright. He made an appearance at Kitsap Superior Court. He faces life in prison for the girl’s murder.

Gabriel Gaeta’s bail is set at $1 million and he is expected to be charged as an adult. Jenise Wright died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Gabe Gaeta, a stand-out wrestler, reportedly attended a vigil for Jenise on Friday, one day before his arrest. FBI search dogs found her body in the woods near the Steele Creek Mobile Home Park.

King5.com reports that Gabe Gaeta knew Jenise Wright’s family and lives “just down the block.” Investigators towed two SUVs and a van from Gaeta’s home. Jenise’s father, Jim Wright, told the Seattle Times that the teen was a “close friend of the family,” who hed had taught how to chop firewood to make extra money.

 

 

Christopher Murray Confesses to Strangling Wife, Leaving Body in Pennypack Park

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Christopher Murray Confesses to Strangling Wife, Leaving Body in Pennypack Park (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Christopher Murray, a northeast Philadelphia resident, was arrested after he allegedly strangled his wife, Constance “Connie” Murray, and left her body at Pennypack Park following an argument.

Investigators say “there were ongoing domestic issues” between the couple, which ended in her murder Monday night, NBC Philadelphia reports.

Police investigators say Constance Murray left her home on Tolbut Street Monday to go for a walk. While she was walking, her husband allegedly follower her. The two argued after he pulled up beside her on Willets Road. She continued her walk after the two exchanged words and he continued to follow her. She was strangled to death after the two sat down on a park bench to talk and another argument erupted.

A woman walking her dog found Connie Murray’s body Tuesday morning near the Crispin Rec Center. Christopher Murray was identified as a suspect after police investigators viewed surveillance videos and received tips from neighbors. He confessed to murdering his wife after failing a lie detector test. He will be charged with murder.

 

Unarmed Black Teen Michael Brown Fatally Shot by Ferguson MO Police Officer

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Unarmed Black Teen Michael Brown Fatally Shot by Ferguson MO Police Officer

UPDATE 08/10/14: St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says struggle ensued between Mike Brown and officer inside patrol car before shooting.

 
An angry crowd formed after 18-year-old Michael Brown (Mike Brown) was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer this afternoon. Witnesses said Brown, who was unarmed, was shot multiple times (some say 10 times) by the officer near an apartment in the 2900 block of Canfield Drive. Witnesses said Brown was walking in the middle of the street with a friend.

Michael Brown, a 2014 graduate of Normandy High School, was set to begin classes at Vatterott College on Monday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Police have not released any details about what led to Michael Brown’s murder. At one point this afternoon, some people allegedly chanted “kill the police,” according to the police (yep, the police). People were heard on video chanting “Killer cops have got to go.” KMOV reports:

[T]here are at least 100 police cars and numerous officers armed with M-16′s in the area. Stark also says hundreds of people have gathered at the intersection of West Florissant Avenue and Canfield Drive to protest the incident. A large police force from 15 different departments responded, including riot-control officers.

More on the shooting from KMOV:

Dorian Johnson tells News 4 he was walking with Brown when the officer confronted them and drew his weapon.
“He (the officer) shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air,” said Dorian Johnson, a friend Brown’s. “He started to get down and the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots.”

Body of Michael Brown lying facedown on street:

The outrage over Michael Brown’s murder was swift:

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Unarmed black teen Michael Brown killed by Ferguson MO cop (Photo credit: Facebook)

The St. Louis County Crimes Against Person Unit is taking over the investigation into Michael Brown’s fatal shooting at the request of the Ferguson Police Department. The police officer involved in the shooting has not been
identified, but has been placed on paid administrative leave.

The local NAACP chapter issued this statement:

“We are hurt to hear that yet another teenaged boy has been slaughtered by law enforcement especially in light of the recent death of Eric Garner in New York who was killed for selling cigarettes. We plan to do everything within our power to ensure that the Ferguson Police Department as well as the St. Louis County Police Department releases all details pertinent to the shooting. We strongly encourage residents to stay away from the crime scene so that no additional citizens are injured. I have spoken directly with St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, and I am confident that both he and his department will ensure that the investigation is conducted properly and that all details are kept transparent.”

17-Year-Old Arrested for Murder of 6-Year-Old Jenise Wright

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17-Year-Old Arrested for Murder of 6-Year-Old Jenise Wright

A 17-year-old male was arrested for the murder of 6-year-old Jenise Wright, whose body was found near her Bremerton home earlier this week.

Det. Lt. Earl Smith said the 17-year-old will be charged with second degree murder, first degree manslaughter and rape.

The suspect’s name has not been released.

Jenise Wright’s death was ruled a homicide. Her body was found in the woods near her mobile home park.

 

Jewish Rabbi Joseph Raksin Fatally Shot While Walking to Miami Beach Temple

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Jewish Rabbi Joseph Raksin Fatally Shot While Walking to Miami Beach Temple

Orthodox Jewish rabbi Joseph Raksin was shot and killed while he walked to his temple in North Miami Beach on Saturday morbning. The two suspects fled the scene, one on foot and the other on a bicycle.

Raksin was walking in the 800 block of NE 175th Street at about 9 a.m. when two young males approached him and he was shot during an altercation with the two males.

Joseph Raksin was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. I wonder if this is tied to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Or a hate crime?

Jerome Marlowe Jr. Fatally Stabs Dad, Critically Injures Sister During Argument

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Jerome Marlowe Jr. Fatally Stabs Dad, Critically Injures Sister During Argument

Another senseless burst of violence….

Jerome Marlowe Jr., 43, was arrested after he fatally stabbed his father, Jerome Marlowe Sr., and critically wounded his 31-year-old sister in their home in the 4100 block of Chatham Road in Baltimore Thursday night.

Jerome Marlowe Jr. admitted to stabbing his father and sister in self-defense during an argument inside the home. He told police he got into an argument when his sister about being too noisy and leaving lights on in the house, WBAL-TV reports.

Marlowe Jr. told investigators he went to the kitchen to get a knife after his sister threw a vase at him. On the way to her room, his father stepped in front of him and threatened to kill him if he didn’t stop fighting with his sister, so he stabbed his dad multiple times and then stabbed his sister. She managed to run to a neighbor’s house to get help.

Jerome Marlowe Jr. was charged with murder, attempted murder, assault and violations for dangerous weapons.

 

Body Found in Bremerton Appears To Be That of Jenise Wright, 6

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Body Found in Bremerton Appears To Be That of Jenise Wright, 6

BREAKING:  Kitsap County, WA Sheriff: Body found in Bremerton appears that of Jenise Wright. The Sheriff said a positive identification of the body is expected to be made tomorrow.

A child’s body, thought to be Jenise Wright, was found near her home.

Earl Schmidt, incident commander at the Kitsap County Sheriff’s office said, “The body will be turned over to the Kitsap County coroner’s office who will conduct an autopsy. They will determin that cause and manner of death.”

Jenise Wright vanished on Saturday in Bremerton.

 

Keith Belajonas, Suspected of Killing Wife, Commits Suicide After Fleeing to Staten Island

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Keith Belajonas, Suspected of Killing Wife, Commits Suicide After Fleeing to Staten Island (Photo credit: MySpace)

Pennsylvania dad, Keith Belajonas, allegedly killed his wife and fled to Staten Island with their two young sons early Thursday morning.

NBC Philadelphia reports, Belajonas went to a Staten Island drug store where one of his relatives worked. He then pulled out a gun and tried to rob the CVS. He fled the scene and was later found dead drom a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Early Thursday, Keith Belajonas’ neighbors said they heard fighting and a gunshot at the family’s home in Drexel Hill. Police later found his wife’s body at the home about 2:30 a.m. with multiple stab wounds and a gunshot wound to the head. Police issued a Amber alert for the two boys, who were later found with a relative.

NBC Philadelphia reports one child asked, “Is Mommy dead.”

 

Jamarion Lawhorn,12, Charged as an Adult in Stabbing Death of Michael Verkerke, 9

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Jamarion Lawhorn,12, Charged as an Adult for Stabbing Death Michael Verkerke, 9 (Photo Credit: WZZM via Twitter)

Jamarion Lawhorn, 12, will be charged as an adult for the stabbing death of 9-year-old Michael Conner Verkerke. The stabbing occurred on the playground of the Pinebrook Village mobile park in the 400 block of Bellewood SE in Kentwood, Mich. Police don’t have a motive for the stabbing.

The child is being identified because he is being charged as an adult. Lawhorn reportedly called 911 to report what he had done. Michael Conner Verkerke was repeatedly stabbed in the back Monday evening.

WZZM 13 reports witnesses told investigators that four kids were playing at the playground when Jamarion Lawhorn pulled out a knife and stabbed Verkerke.

Lawhorn is being held at the Kent County Juvenile Detention Center. No word on his parents. He also lived in the mobile park.