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Video: Autopsy Shows Police Shot L.A. Man 3 Times

December 30, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Autopsy Report Prompts New Protests in Los Angeles

An autopsy report released on a 25-year-old black man killed in a confrontation with Los Angeles police appears to affirm initial statements by officers about the struggle that led to the close-range shooting, police said, reports the Associated Press.

Ezell Ford was shot three times in his right side, right arm, and back, according to the report. It was disclosed Monday after police initially ordered the Los Angeles County medical examiner's office to withhold the results for months to avoid tainting potential witness statements.

Ford was unarmed when police confronted him Aug. 11 on a street near his home. Police said officers tried to speak to him but got into a struggle with Ford and shot him when he tried to grab an officer's gun.

Police Chief Charlie Beck told a news conference the investigation was far from over. Stressing he was not drawing conclusions, Beck said, "There is nothing in the coroner's report that is inconsistent with the statements given to us by the officers."

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plato's playdough @ 12/30/2014 6:31 PM

Here's how I first heard about it on the news last night.

"Police shot an UNARMED 25 yr old black male in a confrontation." Then alot of bladeblabla. Last thing it said was "the man was shot in a struggle for the Officer's gun."

Now what kind of impression did THAT make for the Ferguson mindset crowd ?? These NewsReporters should be the target of litigation, upon appropriately worded charges. Stirring the sh*tpot prolly isn't it.

plato's playdough @ 12/30/2014 6:43 PM

Charlotte Firefighter Terminated For “Racially Insensitive” FB Post About Thugs

she “went on Facebook to ask why another police shooting near Ferguson involving a white victim wasn’t drawing the same amount of attention as the Brown shooting,” reports Fox News:

“Where is Obama?” she wrote. “Where is Holder? Where is Al Sharpton? Where are Trayvon Martin’s parents? Where are all the white guy supports” So WHY is everyone MAKING it a racial issue?!? So tired of hearing it’s a racial thing. If you are a thug and worthless to society, it’s not race — You’re just a waste no matter what religion, race or sex you are!”

Charlotte City Manger Ron Carlee alleges that Eschert’s spot-on comments “were discriminatory and inflammatory.”

So now my observation is, just doing the math as given, they are saying THUG = black = racially insensitive. Pretty soon they'll be playing that old ICE-T song again.

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