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Jermaine Carby Killed by Peel Police Employee, Called “Toronto’s Michael Brown”

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Remy Mckenzie shared the information below via CopBlock.org/Submit about an incident in Ontario that unfortunately, is far too common – a person traveling being stopped (almost without exception, for a non-crime), then brutalized, tasered, or shot, then no information released from “the authorities” as they sit by until attention dies down a bit and they work to concoct a narrative, while the incident is “investigated” by other “authorities” who are incentivized to side not with the truth, but with others who subsist via the political means.

Date of Incident: September 24, 2014
Individual Responsible: Unknown, information not released to media or family
Outfit: Peel Regional Police
Phone: (905) 453-3311

Jermaine was the passenger not the driver as news reports are trying to falsely state. I attended his funeral today and the family states he was shot 4-5 times and tasered twice once he was down.

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Peel Police Watch posted this message about the killing

His cousin La Tanya Grant has taken pictures of his body after the 5 days it took the coroner to release his body to the family and the incision marks are not of a typical autopsy and it seems some organs have been removed. The police are trying to say he was driving (he was the passenger) and was shot twice (he was actually shot 4 or 5 times) but reports seem altered from law enforcement.

From a write-up at CP24.com:

Richard Appleby, another witness at the scene told CP24 that he heard the police officers say “Drop the knife” a couple of times and words to the effect of “Don’t make us shoot.”

“He walked slowly towards them with both arms stretched,” said Appleby. “I was too far to see a knife. It might have been small.”

One woman, Latisha, who did not want to give her last name said she was driving by on Queen Street when she saw the man come out of his car with his hands raised above his head.

“He had his hands up… saying ‘What?’ to the cops and he started walking towards them,” said Latisha. “As I drove by, I didn’t get to look back but I just heard gunshots, like five gun shots.”

Jermaine’s cousin La Tanya Grant asked where – if there was a knife – is it? Why the censorship?

They are using his criminal past from another province to victim shame and provide the picture of a dangerous violent criminal, including the manslaughter charges (which if investigated properly the victims stab wounds would not match a person of Jermaine’s height of 6’4″).

Because this is Canada they paint a picture of non prejudice which is a lie! Black people here get stigmatized just as much as African Americans because of the reputation internationally of African Americans.

The incident is now being “investigated” by employees of the Special Investigations Unit.

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This picture was shared by Advocates Against Police Corruption Canada – Cop Block

Please contact La Tanya Grant on Facebook for more info this case is being pursued by the family and we need help and awareness. Please investigate and spread the word its not ok to shoot unarmed people based on race prejudice and fear!

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Jermaine’s mom (left) and cousin La Tanya Grant (center)

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Unnamed Saratoga Springs, UT Police Shoot Man Multiple Times From Behind, Killing Him

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Tony Ekins shared this content via CopBlock.org/Submit about 22-year-old Darrien Hunt who was shot and killed by still-unidentified men wearing badges of the Saratoga Springs, UT police department.

Date: September 10, 2014
Aggressors: two still-unidentified police employees
Outfit: Saratoga Springs, UT Police
Phone: 801-766-6503
Address: 1307 N. Commerce Dr., Saratoga Springs, Utah 84045

This is a case involving rural Utah town where police once again gun down a man wearing a sword on his back. Police said he lunged at them with his sword. But autopsy shows he was shot in the back running from police.

When his mother went to identify his body, the police declined and said to her, “the body is brown with an afro.” Definitely worth looking into and sharing with the stop-police-brutality network.

I live in Utah and these guys are going to get away with it if we don’t come together and let them police know we are here to protect our rights.

A write-up about the incident by Brian West and Nkoyo Iyamba at KSL.com noted:

Randall Edwards, an attorney for the Hunt family, said Saturday that an independent autopsy was performed at the family’s request. He says it shows that Darrien Hunt was shot “numerous times, all from the rear.”

“This is consistent with statements made by witnesses on the scene, who report that Darrien was shot to death while running away from police,” Edwards said in a statement. “It would appear difficult, if not impossible, to reconcile these facts with a story that Darrien was lunging toward the officers when he was shot.”

Supposedly, the Utah County Officer Involved Shooting Protocol Team is leading an independent investigation – but how unbiased can an investigation be from those folks, who, like the killers, subsist on stolen money and perceived legitimacy?

Also, as was disclosed on September 16th – six days after the shooting death of Darrian, those involved haven’t even been interviewed by investigators. What a joke!

From a write-up on TheGuardian.com by Jon Swaine:

After several days of silence Tim Taylor, the chief deputy attorney for Utah county, said in a statement on Saturday: “When the officers made contact with Mr Hunt, he brandished the sword and lunged toward the officers with the sword, at which time Mr Hunt was shot.”

However, Taylor confirmed to the Guardian on Monday that Hunt was in fact alleged to have lunged at the officers outside a bank several dozen yards away from where he ultimately died. While it was outside the bank that Hunt was first “shot at” by police, Taylor said, it was not clear whether he was struck on that occasion.

Hunt then headed north and was shot several more times before eventually collapsing outside the Panda Express, according to Taylor. He said it was not clear if there were any further threatening moves. “Whether or not the individual lunged again at point two, the other location, I don’t know about that,” Taylor said.

Randall Edwards, an attorney for Hunt’s family, said in an email late on Monday: “This appears to be a major change in the official story”.

Edwards said over the weekend that the family’s private autopsy had found Hunt was shot six times from behind. He was hit once in a shoulder, once in the back, once in an elbow, twice in a leg and once in a hand, according to the attorney.

“The shot that killed Darrien, which was straight in the back, did not have an exit wound,” Edwards told the Guardian. “It raises the question as to how you can lunge at someone and be shot in the back at the same time.”

Darrien Hunt and family, before men wearing badges killed him.

Darrien Hunt and family, before men wearing badges killed him.

If you were in the area during the time of the incident and witnessed, or captured any of the scenes that unfolded, please step forward.

Or, if you work with the triggermen and have information that hasn’t yet been made public, do the right thing. You know, if Darrien were your son, you’d seek accountability.

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Records Sealed in Canton Drug Raid Death

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Yesterday, I mentioned the case of Darryl P. Ross, a man shot and killed during a drug raid on his home. Curiously, there’s been no mention of what, if any, illicit drugs police found in Ross’s home. His family is calling his death a murder, and trying to raise money for a private investigation.

That may now prove difficult. A judge has ordered all police documents in the case–including the search warrant, police affidavit, and evidence return sheet–sealed. The given justification was to protect the identity of the confidential informant in the case.