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Newly emerged video footage shows Dallas, Texas, police fatally shooting a mentally ill African-American man at his home, six seconds after encountering him. Jason Harrison was reportedly shot dead in June after his mother called 911 to report she was worried about him, because he suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Within two minutes of the officers’ arrival, Harrison had been fatally shot. In video released by the family, Harrison is seen standing in the doorway with a screwdriver. After he does not heed police orders to drop it, they open fire. Harrison was shot six times in the chest. As he was dying, a police officer can be heard asking if they should handcuff him.

http://www.democracynow.org/2015/3/19/headlines/video_shows_dallas_police_shooting_unarmed_mentally_ill_african_american

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Bronx, New York – 29-year-old mother, Tyeesha Mobley, recently filed a lawsuit against the NYPD for a wrongful arrest that never should have happened.

According to the lawsuit, Mobley called the police and asked them to talk to her son about stealing after she had caught him taking $10 from her wallet. Mobley felt that she was taking a proactive measure to teach her son a lesson in a creative way that would get his attention.

When NYPD officers arrived on the scene, one of them racially insulted Mobley, assaulted her and arrested her in front of her young children.

It was reported that out of the four officers that arrived, three of them did attempt to take an interest in the situation and teach the child about stealing. However, when a fourth officer decided to verbally and physically attack Mobley, the other officers failed to intervene and allowed the assault and wrongful arrest to continue.

When Mobley asked why she was being arrested the officer said, “If you’re going to say another f***ing word, I’m going to knock your teeth down your throat,” according to the lawsuit.

One female officer who remained in a police vehicle did reportedly roll down her window and say “We are not supposed to act like this.” To which the hostile officer allegedly responded “Black ****** like that … this is how I treat them.”

The lawsuit states that the hostile officer told Mobley, “You black b****es don’t know how to take care of your kids … you need to call the kids’ father, not us … we can’t raise your kids … why are you wasting our time, we aren’t here to raise your kid … why don’t you take your f***ing kid and leave?”

“She was simply trying to make sure her son stayed on the right path. This shouldn’t happen to anyone, let alone to a good mom with her kids,” her lawyer, Philip Sporn, told DNAinfo New York.

That night, both Mobley and her children were taken to the police station. She was charged with child endangerment, a charge that was later thrown out in court. However, the family’s troubles were not over yet, as the children were forced to spend four months in foster care after their mother’s arrest.

To make matters worse, the children were put into a dangerous situation while in foster care. They suffered from burns and untreated asthma attacks. Unfortunately, these children really did get a lesson on what happens when the police show up.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/woman-calls-cops-teach-children-stealing-assault-arrest/#Chd7uEPfrpqcVZmi.99

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All the mother was asking for was help getting him to the hospital.

The 2 deputies are back on full duty. Makes me sick.

Because as awful as it is, these cops are simply doing what they are trained to do. No matter how mild the threat may be, it's met with deadly force. Cops are taught to shoot first then repeat the mantra that always seems to absolve them of any wrongdoing- "I felt that I was in danger for my life".

We need to stop blaming individual cops and start blaming the training and culture of civilian law enforcement.

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You can see the blood on the side of his shirt (faintly).

Yes but that doesn't tell us what he did in response to them saying "drop it". That's not defending the cops necessarily (as quick as they shot, I doubt he had time to process it much less do something different) but just saying that needs to be considered. Just want all the facts first before condemning anyone. Either way, it's still a shame somebody's son/brother/etc died but I also see the side of someone else's son/brother/husband/etc felt they were in the position to have to take someone's life...

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People with schizophrenia do not solely exist within the United States, yet American police officers are the only ones who frequently kill them. Why is it that?

Let’s look at our immediate neighbors to the north, Canada. The total number of citizens killed by law enforcement officers in the year 2014, was 14; that is 78 times fewer people than the US.

If we look at the United Kingdom, one person was killed by police in 2014 and 0 in 2013. English police reportedly fired guns a total of three times in all of 2013, with zero reported fatalities.

From 2010 through 2014, there were four fatal police shootings in England, which has a population of about 52 million. By contrast, Albuquerque, N.M., with a population 1 percent the size of England’s, had 26 fatal police shootings in that same time period.

China, whose population is 4 and 1/2 times the size of the United States, recorded 12 killings by law enforcement officers in 2014.

Let that sink in. Law enforcement in the US killed 92 times more people than a country with nearly 1.4 billion people.

It doesn’t stop there.

From 2013-2014, German police killed absolutely no one.

In the entire history of Iceland police, they have only killed one person ever. After exhausting all non-lethal methods to detain an armed man barricaded in his house who actually shot two police officers, police were forced to take the 59-year-old man’s life. The country of Iceland grieved for weeks after having to resort to violence.

Are these killings by American police happening because mentally ill men with schizophrenia don’t come out wielding screwdrivers in other countries? Sadly, no.

America’s war on drugs, coupled with the unaccountable and militaristic tendency towards a police state have created violent behemoth of “justified” murderers. How many more videos of mentally ill men being gunned down by cops must the citizens of America watch before they act?

The time for change is now.

It’s time police have competition from private security services. It’s time police carry their own personal liability insurance and are held to the fire for their crimes, instead of extorting the tax farm. It’s time police go back to being emergency respondents, instead of the enforcers of the government’s revenue collection schemes. It’s time to end the war on drugs. It’s time to end war altogether. It’s time we wake up our fellow humans to the reality of Police State USA…before there is no more time at all.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/video-refutes-claims-police-shows-execute-mentally-ill-man-holding-screwdriver/#3iBBB3iBtCDpykJF.99

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After hearing stuff like this you get the feeling police forces getting tanks and assault rifles have more to do with police enjoying the ability to "apply lethal force" than police constantly being thrust into situations where they have to make split-second decisions that affect the lives of everyone involved.

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After hearing stuff like this you get the feeling police forces getting tanks and assault rifles have more to do with police enjoying the ability to "apply lethal force" than police constantly being thrust into situations where they have to make split-second decisions that affect the lives of everyone involved.

It is always been about them getting more and more power ....same reason our cannabis laws are so draconian, the law enforcement lobby does not want them to change because they help perpetuate the entire industry, especially when they can confiscate everything someone has for slinging a few bags and buy more weapons with it.....

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It is always been about them getting more and more power ....same reason our cannabis laws are so draconian, the law enforcement lobby does not want them to change because they help perpetuate the entire industry, especially when they can confiscate everything someone has for slinging a few bags and buy more weapons with it.....

You don't even have to be slinging drugs or even accused of a crime for the cops to confiscate your stuff. Look up the concept of "Civil Forfeiture". The cops can pull you over and take whatever cash you have on you if they determine that you are using it to buy drugs. Oh, and they need no evidence to make that determination.

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I hear and agree Gritzblitz....OK I just rewatched the video and can not get it out of my head...that was cold blooded fkng murder and this should be a major story on National News 7pm. Why is it not when the cops in this country can kill a man in cold blood at his front door ? The guy was in no way shape or form posing a " deadly " threat to the sick bastids that shot him. A screwdriver ? You got to be kidding me....We should all follow what happens to these cops closely because if chit like this is allowed to go on then very soon the Gestapo could be showing up on our own doorsteps.....

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You don't even have to be slinging drugs or even accused of a crime for the cops to confiscate your stuff. Look up the concept of "Civil Forfeiture". The cops can pull you over and take whatever cash you have on you if they determine that you are using it to buy drugs. Oh, and they need no evidence to make that determination.

never heard of this. Seems like a violation of your personal rights if they don't have evidence. **** shame
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People wonder why cops are quick to kill someone that has a weapon, resists, acts violently or tries to take their weapon. The Officer down memorial page website says over 22,000 officers have died in the line of duty since 1791 in America.

Sadly, that's how they are trained now. I did F.A.T.S shooting training for my armed private investigator license with Officer Gary Shilley in Seattle. Every cop there that was doing the training said the same thing. Shoot first. That's how they train. Officer Gary Shilly was shot in the face on a routine patrol of a mall parking lot. He stopped to check on a disabled vehicle and the driver shot him in the face without warning, for no reason. http://www.komonews.com/news/archive/4180936.html

Thankfully he survived.

Enough cops got killed and injured so now they don't play around. They give you one chance. Drop your weapon the instant they order you to (gun, knife, rock, hammer, screwdriver, whatever) or they will shoot. It doesn't matter if you are mentally ill and can't understand their directions. They don't know everyones mental state. They see someone holding a screwdriver and he doesn't drop it, he gets shot. End of story.

One of my best friends, Deputy Shandon Wright, Pierce County, WA, died after wrestling a suspect. He injured his shoulder, then had to have surgery. He ended up having heart failure after having a reaction to the pain medicine. Cops have a dangerous job.

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