Family of black 15-year-old killed by police asks no protests until after funeral

imaginethat

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The officer was fired from his job for violating department policy?!?!?

The 15-year old Jordan Edwards was a straight-A student, a talented and well-liked athlete, and came from a two-parent home. Only one problem.


He was black.

Family of black 15-year-old killed by police asks that protests be postponed until after funeral

The family of Jordan Edwards, the 15-year-old shot and killed by a Dallas-area police officer as he was riding in a car, is asking that any protests be postponed until after the teens’ funeral has take place.

Edwards was struck by a bullet in the head after a police officer fired on the car he was riding in as he left a house party with his brother Saturday night. The officer, Roy Oliver, was fired Tuesday from his job for violating department policy.

“Not only have Jordan’s brothers lost their best friend; they also witnessed firsthand his violent, senseless, murder,” his family said in a statement. “Their young lives will forever be altered. No one, let alone young children, should witness such horrific, unexplainable violence.”

They also urged calm, and asked that no violence against police officers be carried out in Edwards’ name.

...The Dallas County district attorney will be the one to decide if charges will be filed in the case.

Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber appears to be acting swiftly to mitigate any controversy over the shooting, particularly after the department changed its version of events.

Initially, the department said it was responding to reports of drunk teenagers, and officers said they thought they’d heard gunshots. On Sunday, Haber told reporters that a vehicle began reversing toward officers in “an aggressive manner,” and in defense, an officer armed with a rifle shot into the car, hitting Edwards, who was sitting in the front seat.

By Monday, the story had changed. Haber gave a news conference to say that video footage from the scene, including body-camera footage, contradicted his initial account. The car did initially reverse but then accelerated forward and attempted to leave the premises when Oliver shot Edwards.
More: https://news.vice.com/story/family-of-black-15-year-old-killed-by-police-asks-that-protests-be-postponed-until-after-funeral
 
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I can not believe there isn't a murder investigation going on here.
 
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Poor judgement, lawsuits to follow and the police Chief is taking accountability. LEO Roy Oliver was ordered to anger management prior to this shooting so it does not look good for his future.

My guess is he should have been removed from the force prior but Unions can and will prevent this action until something serious comes along, and it did.

The article does not state what the DA will do, so give it some time. Also, no facts or evidence within the article that the young man was shot because he was black.

Link to the story about the LEO:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjsgZuwltnTAhVoqlQKHQUoAIUQqUMILDAB&url=http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/cop-jordan-edwards-shooting-was-ordered-anger-management-past-behavior-n754996&usg=AFQjCNHNV6x2G0fC_Ts_zsWGaCrPItj-qA



Lets not create useless division, we have enough without throwing gas on a fire and 2 thumbs down for Vice. What a crap and bigoted article. Identity politics is downfall of this article.

Look at this headline and decide for yourself:

Family of black 15-year-old killed by police asks that protests be postponed until after funeral
By Tess Owen on May 3, 2017





Tess Owen should be ashamed of herself......but reading her Bio and looking at her activist history I am not surprised this prog is biased and a bigot.
 
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Agreed how did he know the people in the car were black, this is another hit piece on police that will get policemen, and women killed, and a town burnt to the ground! Having said that, no reason if facts play out that this policemen should not be charged.
 
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My issue here is, if as the body camera supposedly shows, the car was DRIVING AWAY !!! NOT towards the officer. WHY was he firing into a car that was leaving ?

Gun safety class 101, you DO NOT get to shoot a fleeing perpetrator, no matter how badly you might want to !!
 
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My issue here is, if as the body camera supposedly shows, the car was DRIVING AWAY !!! NOT towards the officer. WHY was he firing into a car that was leaving ?

Gun safety class 101, you DO NOT get to shoot a fleeing perpetrator, no matter how badly you might want to !!
Absolutely and most departments if not all have policy against shooting at fleeing vehicles and very strict guidelines.

This Dude is screwed and the Police department to include the tax payers of this state.

Lawyers are going to mop the floor with this bunch.
 
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agreed how did he know the people in the car were black, this is another hit piece on police that will get policemen, and women killed, and a town burnt to the ground! Having said that, no reason if facts play out that this policemen should not be charged.
oh the drama!!!!!! B)
 
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My issue here is, if as the body camera supposedly shows, the car was DRIVING AWAY !!! NOT towards the officer. WHY was he firing into a car that was leaving ?

Gun safety class 101, you DO NOT get to shoot a fleeing perpetrator, no matter how badly you might want to !!
Iraq Syndrome.
 
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Holy shit does that guy look like the stereotypical "cop"
 
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