Twenty-four years ago today, December 6, 1989, Marc Lépine murdered fourteen women and wounded ten women. He entered École Polytechnique de Montréal with a Ruger Mini-14 and a hunting knife for the purpose of “fighting feminism” by murdering the female engineering students…
Glenn Broadnax, a 35-year-old black man from Brooklyn, was unarmed on the night of September 14 when NYPD officers shot at him in the middle of Times Square, striking two bystanders.
Instead of apologizing, the New York Timesreports that the city has charged Broadnax ”with assault, on the theory that he was responsible for bullet wounds suffered by two bystanders.”
Broadnax was emotionally disturbed and dodging cars in the middle of the street when officers say he reached into his pocket to grab what they believed was a weapon, prompting them to open fire. His lawyers says he was reaching for his wallet.
So, because the NYPD is made up of trigger happy, crappy marksmen who fire at unarmed black people with impunity, Broadnax might spend up to 25 years in prison on trumped up assault charges, which the Manhattan district attorney insisted on.
… Meanwhile, the two cops who did the shooting are on desk duty pending an investigation. If the past is any indication, that means they will be back on the streets in no time.
what the fucking fuck
They shot at him and they charged him for assaulting people with the bullets What the fuck even is the nypd
Dan from Chicago an enlightened push for a Wire spinoff on a Bill Simmons mailbag article. Clay Davis would be the most wonderful character to have a spinoff in Washington as a Maryland Representative or Senator. Lester Freaman would be a must as someone who would be working with Davis as well as Donnell Rawlings.
“I don’t think discrimination is that big of a problem in America in 2013. I mean, I think things are much worse in the South, obviously, but I don’t know why [African Americans] don’t just move. If they’re not happy there, they can just go somewhere else.”—Junior Political Science Major (via shitrichcollegekidssay)