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UNITEDSTATESCANADAMEXICOPANAMALKFHDSHFSDKJCNOIDSUHFISUFN:SD

I AM GOING TO MAKE LEARNING THIS THE OBJECT OF MY LIFE.

I always lose it at Cota Rica. 

I ALREADY KNOW THIS BY HEART

United States, Canada,
Mexico, Panama,
Haiti, Jamaica, Peru;
Republic Dominican,
Cuba, Carribean,
Greenland, El Salvador too.
Puerto Rico, Columbia,
Venezuela,
Honduras, Guyana, and still;
Guatemala, Bolivia,
then Argentina,
and Ecuador, Chile, Brazil.
Costa Rica, Belize,
Nicaragua, Bermuda,
Bahamas, Tobago, San Juan;
Paraguay, Uruguay,
Suriname, and
French Guiana, Barbados, and Guam.
Norway, and Sweden,
and Iceland, and Finland,
and Germany now one piece;
Switzerland, Austria,
Czechoslovakia,
Italy, Turkey, and Greece.
Poland, Romania,
Scotland, Albania,
Ireland, Russia, Oman;
Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia,
Hungary,
Cyprus, Iraq, and Iran.
There’s Syria, Lebanon,
Israel, Jordan,
both Yemens, Kuwait, and Bahrain,
the Netherlands, Luxembourg,
Belgium, and Portugal,
France, England, Denmark, and Spain.
India, Pakistan,
Burma, Afghanistan,
Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan;
Kampuchea, Malaysia,
then Bangladesh, Asia,
and China, Korea, Japan.
Mongolia, Laos,
and Tibet, Indonesia,
the Philippine Islands, Taiwan;
Sri Lanka, New Guinea,
Sumatra, New Zealand,
then Borneo, and Vietnam.
Tunisia, Morocco,
Uganda, Angola,
Zimbabwe, Djibouti, Botswana;
Mozambique, Zambia,
Swaziland, Gambia,
Guinea, Algeria, Ghana.
Burundi, Lesotho,
and Malawi, Togo,
The Spanish Sahara is gone;
Niger, Nigeria,
Chad, and Liberia,
Egypt, Benin, and Gabon.
Tanzania, Somalia,
Kenya, and Mali,
Sierra Leone, and Algier;
Dahomey, Namibia,
Senegal, Libya,
Cameroon, Congo, Zaire.
Ethiopia, Guinea_
Bissau, Madagascar,
Rwanda, Mahore[?], and Cayman;
Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi,
Qatar, Yugoslavia,
Crete, Mauritania,
then Transylvania,
Monaco, Liechtenstein,
Malta, and Palestine,
Fiji, Australia, Sudan!

reblogging for the lyrics.

OwO

I lose it after Peru.  like, I can’t even follow the lyrics.  I just sit in awe of it.

nowyoukno

wilwheaton:

socialjusticekoolaid:

HAPPENING NOW (9.26.14): And in an instance, mayhem. The police attacked protesters without warning or clear provocation, mind you, WHILE the police chief was out chatting/marching with them. More to come tonight. Stay woke. #farfromover (PT I) (PT II)

So while the Chief was PR stuntin, one of his officers decided to charge through the crowd and INCITE A MELEE. I repeat, the officers got physical with protesters, and in the ensuing mayhem, used it as an excuse to whoop on some of the protesters. THERE IS VIDEO! CNN is already misreporting it as an attack on the chief. Do not let them spread that lie. These pigs have no regard, respect, or consideration for the protesters, peaceful or otherwise. #staywoke #farfromover

LIVESTREAM

So I *strongly* disagree with this post calling police pigs, and I don’t think that’s helpful at all. The rest of this post, though, needs to be seen.

nowyoukno
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movie:

Figured tumblr could use this list! Full movies you can watch on youtube:
The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Valley Of The Dolls (1967)
Waterloo (1970)
King Boxer aka Five Fingers of Death (1972)
The Forgotten (1973)
Rikki-Tikki-Tavvi (1975)
The Omen (1976)
Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)
Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)
The Greatest (1977)
Wizards (1977)
Halloween (1978)
Nightmare (1981)
Losin’ It (1983)
Making The Grade (1984)
Angel (1984)
Commando (1985)
Ewoks: The Battle For Endor (1985)
The Heavenly Kid (1985)
Volunteers (1985)
The Hitcher (1986)
Raw Deal (1986)
Labyrinth (1986)
Three Amigos (1986)
Windrider (1986)
Critters (1986)
Student Exchange (1987)
No Man’s Land (1987)
Maid To Order (1987)
Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)
18 Again! (1988)
Prime Evil (1988)
Deadly Prey (1988)
Girlfriend From Hell (1989)
Shotgun (1989)
Tarzan In Manhattan (1989)
Young Guns II (1990)
Short Time (1990)
Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces (1990)
Class Of 1999 (1990)
Firebirds (1990)
Lord of the Flies (1990)
Ricochet (1991)
He Said She Said (1991)
Popcorn (1991)
Dream Machines (1991)
Switch (1991)
Twin Dragons (1992)
South Central (1992)
Juice (1992)
A Stranger Among Us (1992)
Doing Time On Maple Drive (1992)
Poetic Justice (1993)
The Tower (1993)
Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)
Who’s The Man? (1993)
Fresh (1994)
Fantastic Four (1994)
There Goes My Baby (1994)
Being Human (1994)
Fast Getaway II (1994)
Sexual Malice (1994)
Greedy (1994)
The Chase (1994)
The Stoned Age (1994)
Angels In The Outfield (1994)
Lightning Jack (1994)
Dead Presidents (1995)
Angus (1995)
The Langoliers (1995)
The Blade (1995)
Shootfighter 2 (1996)
The Maddening (1996)
Ransom (1996)
First Time Felon (1997)
Mr Nice Guy (1997)
G.I. Jane (1997)
Titanic (1997)
Campfire Tales (1997)
Bongwater (1997)
Playing God (1997)
Executive Target (1997)
Ground Control (1998)
Black Cat Run (1998)
The Patriot (1998)
The Stalker (1998)
Tarzan and The Lost City (1998)
Celebrity (1998)
Always Outnumbered (1998)
Lethal Vows (1999)
Dogma (1999)
Atomic Train (1999)
Instinct (1999)
Thicker Than Water (1999)
Memento (2000)
Life-Size (2000)
The Art Of War (2000)
Whatever It Takes (2000)
Digimon The Movie (2000)
Nowhere To Land (2000)
Terror Tract (2000)
The Princess Diaries (2001)
Conspiracy (2001)
3000 Miles To Graceland (2001)
Carrie (2002)
Reign Of Fire (2002)
The Outsider (2002)
Run Ronnie Run (2002)
City By The Sea (2002)
11:14/Eleven Fourteen (2003)
The Recruit (2003)
Shanghai Knights (2003)
Grind (2003)
Strapped (1993)
I Do But I Don’t (2004)
Laws Of Attraction (2004)
Da Block Party (2004)
Back In The Day (2005)
The Deal (2005)
Deepwater (2005)
Penelope (2006)
The Last Mimzy (2007)
Guru (2007)
Super High Me (2007)
Crazy Waiting (2008)
Growing OP (2008)
Adulthood (2008)
Kill Switch (2008)
Ultimate Heist (2009)
B-Girl (2009)
Before I Self Destruct (2009)
The Men Who Stare At Goats (2009)
The Collector (2009)
Earth Days (2009)
The Joneses (2009)
Leaves of Grass (2009)
Deadly Impact (2010)
The Crazies (2010)
Lifted (2010)
Killer Elite (2011)
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
Tactical Force (2011)
Drive (2011)
Django Unchained (2012)
The Iceman (2012)
Bo Burnham - what (2013)
The Man From Earth (2013)
Animal (2014)
Flight 7500 (2014)
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movie:

Figured tumblr could use this list! Full movies you can watch on youtube:

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit (1956)

Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

Valley Of The Dolls (1967)

Waterloo (1970)

King Boxer aka Five Fingers of Death (1972)

The Forgotten (1973)

Rikki-Tikki-Tavvi (1975)

The Omen (1976)

Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

The Greatest (1977)

Wizards (1977)

Halloween (1978)

Nightmare (1981)

Losin’ It (1983)

Making The Grade (1984)

Angel (1984)

Commando (1985)

Ewoks: The Battle For Endor (1985)

The Heavenly Kid (1985)

Volunteers (1985)

The Hitcher (1986)

Raw Deal (1986)

Labyrinth (1986)

Three Amigos (1986)

Windrider (1986)

Critters (1986)

Student Exchange (1987)

No Man’s Land (1987)

Maid To Order (1987)

Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)

18 Again! (1988)

Prime Evil (1988)

Deadly Prey (1988)

Girlfriend From Hell (1989)

Shotgun (1989)

Tarzan In Manhattan (1989)

Young Guns II (1990)

Short Time (1990)

Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces (1990)

Class Of 1999 (1990)

Firebirds (1990)

Lord of the Flies (1990)

Ricochet (1991)

He Said She Said (1991)

Popcorn (1991)

Dream Machines (1991)

Switch (1991)

Twin Dragons (1992)

South Central (1992)

Juice (1992)

A Stranger Among Us (1992)

Doing Time On Maple Drive (1992)

Poetic Justice (1993)

The Tower (1993)

Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)

Who’s The Man? (1993)

Fresh (1994)

Fantastic Four (1994)

There Goes My Baby (1994)

Being Human (1994)

Fast Getaway II (1994)

Sexual Malice (1994)

Greedy (1994)

The Chase (1994)

The Stoned Age (1994)

Angels In The Outfield (1994)

Lightning Jack (1994)

Dead Presidents (1995)

Angus (1995)

The Langoliers (1995)

The Blade (1995)

Shootfighter 2 (1996)

The Maddening (1996)

Ransom (1996)

First Time Felon (1997)

Mr Nice Guy (1997)

G.I. Jane (1997)

Titanic (1997)

Campfire Tales (1997)

Bongwater (1997)

Playing God (1997)

Executive Target (1997)

Ground Control (1998)

Black Cat Run (1998)

The Patriot (1998)

The Stalker (1998)

Tarzan and The Lost City (1998)

Celebrity (1998)

Always Outnumbered (1998)

Lethal Vows (1999)

Dogma (1999)

Atomic Train (1999)

Instinct (1999)

Thicker Than Water (1999)

Memento (2000)

Life-Size (2000)

The Art Of War (2000)

Whatever It Takes (2000)

Digimon The Movie (2000)

Nowhere To Land (2000)

Terror Tract (2000)

The Princess Diaries (2001)

Conspiracy (2001)

3000 Miles To Graceland (2001)

Carrie (2002)

Reign Of Fire (2002)

The Outsider (2002)

Run Ronnie Run (2002)

City By The Sea (2002)

11:14/Eleven Fourteen (2003)

The Recruit (2003)

Shanghai Knights (2003)

Grind (2003)

Strapped (1993)

I Do But I Don’t (2004)

Laws Of Attraction (2004)

Da Block Party (2004)

Back In The Day (2005)

The Deal (2005)

Deepwater (2005)

Penelope (2006)

The Last Mimzy (2007)

Guru (2007)

Super High Me (2007)

Crazy Waiting (2008)

Growing OP (2008)

Adulthood (2008)

Kill Switch (2008)

Ultimate Heist (2009)

B-Girl (2009)

Before I Self Destruct (2009)

The Men Who Stare At Goats (2009)

The Collector (2009)

Earth Days (2009)

The Joneses (2009)

Leaves of Grass (2009)

Deadly Impact (2010)

The Crazies (2010)

Lifted (2010)

Killer Elite (2011)

Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

Tactical Force (2011)

Drive (2011)

Django Unchained (2012)

The Iceman (2012)

Bo Burnham - what (2013)

The Man From Earth (2013)

Animal (2014)

Flight 7500 (2014)

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onlyblackgirl:

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mamakarkat:

WHY ARE PEOPLE WITH PENISES GIVEN FREE CONDOMS WHEN THEY DON’T NEED TO HAVE SEX BUT PEOPLE WITH VAGINAS STILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THINGS LIKE PADS AND TAMPONS FOR SOMETHING THEY CAN’T STOP

wow,

amen sista

Vote me for president I will make all tampons and pads fucking free

And pads and tampon aren’t even reasonably priced. Like fucking $10 a box.

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tangletots:

robyngates:

dundermilfflin:

bitch-pudding:

yallarebrutalizingme:

This is a picture of my friend Becky. She used to be a happy, popular girl until one night she snorted marijuana at a party. She died instantly. Please, don’t do marijuana. It’s the most dangerous drug out there. Please don’t wind up like Becky.

pretty sure that’s Taylor Swift

no its becky

1. That’s Taylor Swift. 2. YOU CANNOT DIE FROM MARIJUANA USE UNLESS YOU SMOKE 1500 POUNDS IN AN HOUR. 1500 POUNDS. THAT’S FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE. STOP SPREADING PROPAGANDA ABOUT SOMETHING YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. 
Wanna fight me on this? http://robyngates.tumblr.com/ask

becky is rolling in her grave right now how dare you

tangletots:

robyngates:

dundermilfflin:

bitch-pudding:

yallarebrutalizingme:

This is a picture of my friend Becky. She used to be a happy, popular girl until one night she snorted marijuana at a party. She died instantly. Please, don’t do marijuana. It’s the most dangerous drug out there. Please don’t wind up like Becky.

pretty sure that’s Taylor Swift

no its becky

1. That’s Taylor Swift. 2. YOU CANNOT DIE FROM MARIJUANA USE UNLESS YOU SMOKE 1500 POUNDS IN AN HOUR. 1500 POUNDS. THAT’S FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE. STOP SPREADING PROPAGANDA ABOUT SOMETHING YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. 

Wanna fight me on this? http://robyngates.tumblr.com/ask

becky is rolling in her grave right now how dare you

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

In Case You Missed It: Meet Ronald Ritchie, The White Man Who Lied About African-American Man John Crawford In A Walmart 911 Call, That Led To Police Murdering Crawford, Who Was Holding A BB Gun Which Was Pointed To The Ground & Then Sat On The Ground, & See How Twisted This Entire Case Is: An Explainer On The Murder of John Crawford
Sunday September 7th’s Guardian story on the Beavercreek, Ohio police murder killing of 22-year-old Wal-Mart shopper John Crawford, on August 5th, brings to light new facts about the case which should make any reader’s blood curdle.
Here’s the excerpt of the opening of the story…

Doubts cast on witness’s account of black man killed by police in Walmart
Alleged to have threatened customers, John Crawford, 22, was having a phone conversation while holding an unloaded BB gun
Jon Swaine in New Yorktheguardian.comSunday 7 September 2014 10.37 EDT
When Ronald Ritchie called 911 from the aisles of a Walmart in western Ohio last month to report that a black man was “walking around with a gun in the store”, he said that shoppers were coming under direct threat.
“He’s, like, pointing it at people,” Ritchie told the dispatcher. Later that evening, after John Crawford III had been shot dead by one of the police officers who hurried to the scene in Beavercreek, Ritchie repeated to reporters: “He was pointing at people. Children walking by.”
One month later, Ritchie puts it differently. “At no point did he shoulder the rifle and point it at somebody,” the 24-year-old said, in an interview with the Guardian. He maintained that Crawford was “waving it around”, which attorneys for Crawford’s family deny.
Ritchie told several reporters after the 5 August shooting that he was an “ex-marine”. When confronted with his seven-week service record, however, he confirmed that he had been quickly thrown out of the US marine corps in 2008 after being declared a “fraudulent enlistment”, over what he maintains was simply a mixup over his paperwork….


And, here are just a few of the additional/primary pieces of information about the case covered later on in the story…
• After everything was said and done, “Crawford, 22, turned out to be holding an unloaded BB air rifle that he had picked up from a store shelf. After Ritchie said Crawford appeared to be ‘trying to load’ the gun, the 911 dispatcher relayed to an officer that it was believed the gunman ‘just put some bullets inside’…”
• Crawfords’ attorneys informed the Guardian that autopsy findings concluded Crawford was shot “in the back of his left arm and in his left side, supporting their claim that he was turned away from the police officer who shot him.”
• Crawford’s family has “pleaded” with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to release the store’s surveillance video of the shooting to the public. For all intents and purposes, it fullyundermines statements made by 911 caller Ronald Richie, who, according to the story, made the only call to the police about “the incident.” And, while DeWine is quoted stating that releasing the tape to the public “would be ‘playing with dynamite,’” someone from DeWine’s office let Ritchie review the recording (apparently, to get his fabulist story “straight”)!
• Crawford’s father notes this about the video in the article: “‘It was an execution, no doubt about it,’ alleged Crawford’s father, John Crawford II. ‘It was flat-out murder. And when you see the footage, it will illustrate that.’”
• The Crawfords’ attorneys have requested that “the department of justice…open a civil rights investigation into the Ohio incident, only the second fatal police shooting in Beavercreek’s history.”
• Aside from the reported facts dictating the greater truth that Crawford was focused upon his phone call—pretty much totally unaware that the police were approaching him with their guns drawn—it would appear that it wasn’t until after he was shot that he realized they were even speaking to him and telling him to put his gun down.
• Perhaps the most ominous new fact—and there are many, so you’ll have to read the article in its entirety to understand how truly twisted this case is—reported in this Guardian story is the following excerpt. It’s…

…only the second fatal police shooting in Beavercreek’s history. A white officer has been placed on administrative leave following Crawford’s shooting……
…Beavercreek police and the attorney general’s office have declined to name the officer who shot Crawford. However, after Sergeant David Darkow and Officer Sean Williams were placed on leave following the incident, Darkow has returned to work but Williams has not.Williams was the officer behind the only other fatal police shooting in Beavercreek. In 2010, he shot dead Scott Brogli, a retired master sergeant in the US air force. According to Williams and a colleague, Brogli charged at them with a large knife after they went to investigate the 45-year-old’s drunken beating of his wife. A grand jury declined to bring any charges…


(Bold type is diarist’s emphasis)
The story concludes by informing readers that a Greene County grand jury “is scheduled to begin hearing evidence on 22 September.”
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SIGN THE CHANGE.ORG PETITION TO DEMAND A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF THE BEAVERCREEK, OHIO POLICE KILLING OF JOHN CRAWFORD III AND TO INSIST THAT ATTORNEY GENERAL MIKE DEWINE RELEASE THE VIDEOTAPE OF THIS SHOOTING NOW!
CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION.
UPDATE (7:43 PM 9/24/2014): The grand jury has failed to indict the officers involved in John Crawford’s murder. They have also released the surveillance video of the shooting [TW: Violent Content]

UPDATE (7:46 PM 9/24/2014): The Department of Justice has announced that it is opening a federal investigation of the murder of John Crawford.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that he is turning the investigative files over to the U.S. Department of Justice for a civil rights review. The federal government has been monitoring the case and agreed to a review.
"The Civil Rights Division, the United States Attorney’s Office, and the FBI will conduct a thorough and independent review of the evidence and take appropriate action if the evidence indicates a prosecutable violation of federal criminal civil rights statutes," said Jennifer Thornton, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. [Cincinnati Enquirer]

UPDATE (7:53 PM 9/24/2014): More information about the officers who shot John Crawford has been released.


Officer Sean Williams (left) and Sgt. David Darkow (right) were already on the scene, according to a statement released by Beavercreek Police on Aug. 6. They moved to the pet section, at the back of the store, where they confronted Crawford “holding a rifle,” the statement said.
“Officers gave verbal commands to the subject to drop the weapon,” the statement said. After he failed to comply with officers’ commands, police said, he was shot. [NBC News]

This post will be updated when new updates are available.
Source: Bob Swern for Daily Kos

thepoliticalfreakshow:

In Case You Missed It: Meet Ronald Ritchie, The White Man Who Lied About African-American Man John Crawford In A Walmart 911 Call, That Led To Police Murdering Crawford, Who Was Holding A BB Gun Which Was Pointed To The Ground & Then Sat On The Ground, & See How Twisted This Entire Case Is: An Explainer On The Murder of John Crawford

Sunday September 7th’s Guardian story on the Beavercreek, Ohio police murder killing of 22-year-old Wal-Mart shopper John Crawford, on August 5th, brings to light new facts about the case which should make any reader’s blood curdle.

Here’s the excerpt of the opening of the story…


Doubts cast on witness’s account of black man killed by police in Walmart

Alleged to have threatened customers, John Crawford, 22, was having a phone conversation while holding an unloaded BB gun

Jon Swaine in New York
theguardian.com
Sunday 7 September 2014 10.37 EDT

When Ronald Ritchie called 911 from the aisles of a Walmart in western Ohio last month to report that a black man was “walking around with a gun in the store”, he said that shoppers were coming under direct threat.

“He’s, like, pointing it at people,” Ritchie told the dispatcher. Later that evening, after John Crawford III had been shot dead by one of the police officers who hurried to the scene in Beavercreek, Ritchie repeated to reporters: “He was pointing at people. Children walking by.”

One month later, Ritchie puts it differently. “At no point did he shoulder the rifle and point it at somebody,” the 24-year-old said, in an interview with the Guardian. He maintained that Crawford was “waving it around”, which attorneys for Crawford’s family deny.

Ritchie told several reporters after the 5 August shooting that he was an “ex-marine”. When confronted with his seven-week service record, however, he confirmed that he had been quickly thrown out of the US marine corps in 2008 after being declared a “fraudulent enlistment”, over what he maintains was simply a mixup over his paperwork….

And, here are just a few of the additional/primary pieces of information about the case covered later on in the story…

• After everything was said and done, “Crawford, 22, turned out to be holding an unloaded BB air rifle that he had picked up from a store shelf. After Ritchie said Crawford appeared to be ‘trying to load’ the gun, the 911 dispatcher relayed to an officer that it was believed the gunman ‘just put some bullets inside’…”

• Crawfords’ attorneys informed the Guardian that autopsy findings concluded Crawford was shot “in the back of his left arm and in his left side, supporting their claim that he was turned away from the police officer who shot him.”

• Crawford’s family has “pleaded” with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to release the store’s surveillance video of the shooting to the public. For all intents and purposes, it fullyundermines statements made by 911 caller Ronald Richie, who, according to the story, made the only call to the police about “the incident.” And, while DeWine is quoted stating that releasing the tape to the public “would be ‘playing with dynamite,’” someone from DeWine’s office let Ritchie review the recording (apparently, to get his fabulist story “straight”)!

• Crawford’s father notes this about the video in the article: “‘It was an execution, no doubt about it,’ alleged Crawford’s father, John Crawford II. ‘It was flat-out murder. And when you see the footage, it will illustrate that.’”

• The Crawfords’ attorneys have requested that “the department of justice…open a civil rights investigation into the Ohio incident, only the second fatal police shooting in Beavercreek’s history.”

• Aside from the reported facts dictating the greater truth that Crawford was focused upon his phone call—pretty much totally unaware that the police were approaching him with their guns drawn—it would appear that it wasn’t until after he was shot that he realized they were even speaking to him and telling him to put his gun down.

• Perhaps the most ominous new fact—and there are many, so you’ll have to read the article in its entirety to understand how truly twisted this case is—reported in this Guardian story is the following excerpt. It’s…

…only the second fatal police shooting in Beavercreek’s history. A white officer has been placed on administrative leave following Crawford’s shooting…

…Beavercreek police and the attorney general’s office have declined to name the officer who shot Crawford. However, after Sergeant David Darkow and Officer Sean Williams were placed on leave following the incident, Darkow has returned to work but Williams has not.
Williams was the officer behind the only other fatal police shooting in Beavercreek. In 2010, he shot dead Scott Brogli, a retired master sergeant in the US air force. According to Williams and a colleague, Brogli charged at them with a large knife after they went to investigate the 45-year-old’s drunken beating of his wife. A grand jury declined to bring any charges…

(Bold type is diarist’s emphasis)

The story concludes by informing readers that a Greene County grand jury “is scheduled to begin hearing evidence on 22 September.”


#            #            #

SIGN THE CHANGE.ORG PETITION TO DEMAND A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF THE BEAVERCREEK, OHIO POLICE KILLING OF JOHN CRAWFORD III AND TO INSIST THAT ATTORNEY GENERAL MIKE DEWINE RELEASE THE VIDEOTAPE OF THIS SHOOTING NOW!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION.

UPDATE (7:43 PM 9/24/2014): The grand jury has failed to indict the officers involved in John Crawford’s murder. They have also released the surveillance video of the shooting [TW: Violent Content]

UPDATE (7:46 PM 9/24/2014): The Department of Justice has announced that it is opening a federal investigation of the murder of John Crawford.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that he is turning the investigative files over to the U.S. Department of Justice for a civil rights review. The federal government has been monitoring the case and agreed to a review.

"The Civil Rights Division, the United States Attorney’s Office, and the FBI will conduct a thorough and independent review of the evidence and take appropriate action if the evidence indicates a prosecutable violation of federal criminal civil rights statutes," said Jennifer Thornton, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. [Cincinnati Enquirer]

UPDATE (7:53 PM 9/24/2014): More information about the officers who shot John Crawford has been released.

image

Officer Sean Williams (left) and Sgt. David Darkow (right) were already on the scene, according to a statement released by Beavercreek Police on Aug. 6. They moved to the pet section, at the back of the store, where they confronted Crawford “holding a rifle,” the statement said.

“Officers gave verbal commands to the subject to drop the weapon,” the statement said. After he failed to comply with officers’ commands, police said, he was shot. [NBC News]

This post will be updated when new updates are available.

Source: Bob Swern for Daily Kos