Black men are becoming an endangered species in America. Mostly because of white violence. The most recent account of murder from Mid Florida involves a police car running over a young man in a vegetable patch. The police officers dash cam was still running when the murder occurred.
“This was an execution in a vegetable garden. The officer came at Marlon with such velocity that he could not have stopped.”
The worst part of this whole nightmare is that the police officer was not charged in the murder and was released and is now still policing in the same community where he committed the murder of this young Black man.
Listen to them say where’s he at – oh he’s underneath the car. wowwww, he knew exactly what he had done because you saw it as well – all thanks to FOI and that Dash Cam.
The Whole Murder Is Right Here on Tape
By Nicole Flatow on September 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm
New video released by the family of a man killed by police in DeLand, Fla., shows how an officer ran him over with his car as he ran through a vegetable garden. The family is calling for an independent investigation by state and federal agencies, after a grand jury decision last week not to file criminal charges against officer James Harris.
Marlon Brown, who was 38 when he died in May, was being pulled over for an alleged seatbelt violation when he got out of the car and started running. Officers were following him in a police car when Harris sped to the scene from behind. The released video shows Harris’ car speeding toward Brown — passing the other police car by. When Brown tripped and fell, and the police car kept going.
An internal police investigation found that Harris violated the Department’s chase policy, and he was fired. But the grand jury found there was not enough evidence to criminally prosecute Harris for vehicular homicide. Brown’s family points out that the jury had not seen video of the incident, and questions the testimony of the medical examiner, Shiping Bao, who was fired after his testimony in Trayvon Martin’s case. Bao said the car didn’t strike Brown and that Brown had no broken bones, but that he was pinned underneath the car and suffocated.
“This was an execution in a vegetable garden,” the Brown family attorney, Benjamin Crump, said upon release of the video. “The officer came at Marlon with such velocity that … he could not have stopped.” Crump was also the attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family.
Prosecutors chose to bring the case before a grand jury, which decides in secret whether an individual should be charged. But that was not their only option. Prosecutors could have also made their own unilateral decision, or used a coroner’s inquest — a public hearing at which evidence is presented without the shroud of a grand jury proceeding.
A grand jury, like other juries, is comprised of community members, who could have been biased if they had known that Brown had a criminal history. (Brown is being described in some news coverage as a “known felon.”) Under the rules of evidence applicable to a trial, the prior convictions of a defendant or a victim are typically not admissible to prove a person’s character because of this potential for bias, although they may be admissible to prove other elements of the case. Grand juries, however, are subject to relaxed rules of evidence, and there is no mechanism for enforcing those rules, as no judge or defense attorney is present to object. George R. “Bob” Dekle, a former prosecutor who leads the University of Florida law school’s criminal prosecution clinic, told ThinkProgress he likely would not have considered Brown’s prior convictions relevant and would not have submitted them to a grand jury. He acknowledged, however, that grand jurors frequently ask the prosecutor about prior convictions. He would tell them it is not relevant but would offer to provide the information if they insist on knowing it, in order to “maintain a working relationship with the grand jury.”
Dekle also told the Daytona Beach News-Journal that a prosecution for vehicular homicide would be “iffy” and that the use of a grand jury would give a prosecutor an indication of how a jury was likely to decide. Others interviewed by the newspaper said prosecutors should have used a coroner’s inquest instead, to ensure public accountability.
The city has already paid Brown’s family $550,000 in exchange for their agreement not to further pursue civil litigation.
Benjamin Crump attorney is representing the family in this case. The coroner who also attended to the Trayvon Martin case Dr Shipping Bao was the coroner on this case as well.
Dr Bao has since been fired and has now filed a lawsuit against the State of Florida saying they threw the Trayvon Martin case. He is actually “one of the ones” who threw the Trayvon Martin case right into the trash with ineffective prosecution, presentation and discovery.
Just knowing that two so similar cases we’re both seen as not murder by the same coroner makes this just a bloody mess.
Everyone is watching Florida and its crazy policing mostly because it has no consistent standards. The fact remains that in Florida Black people do not receive justice.
It happened in the Trayvon Martin murder, it happened to Jordan Davis when he was Murdered for not turning down his music inside of a car. It also happened to Michael Giles and Marissa Alexander. Now we’re seeing it happen again in this case.
People are not trying to sit back and wait this time. The very fact that this killer cop is back on the beat ready to run down another black body is just too much to bear quietly.
We spent several days digging through the news both nationally and in Florida looking for any mention of this case and basically found none. only the video on youtube and a piece that details how the charges were dropped – which we posted above.
This was more than upsetting considering that this is a racially inspired murder clearly. No car drives at 30 miles an hour through a vegetable patch running over a body without a driver.
There are no skid marks no indications of breaking and clearly there was no reason to run down a person with a vehicle for a seatbelt violation.
The seat belt violation was a simple misdemeanor. There is never a case for any type of vehicular chase of an individual involving a simple misdemeanor; anywhere in the United States for any police department that have been able to justify it after a murder.
Central Florida has become the new lynching land for Black people. Too many bodies laying on the ground and behind bars because of so called liberal white people not standing up and demanding equal justice. If this was to have ever been sorted out legally and fairly it would have had to happen before the dismissal of the charges. and yes the grand jury was apparently All White which is why we said that. Black folks in Florida do not ever get jurys of their peers, because the jury pool does not include an equal proportion clause based on jury representation in regard to the race of the defendant and the victim.
America is certainly eating Black men it seems, and to be honest that means that Black people are now going to have to resort to protecting themselves; from even law enforcement.
So if there is a sudden up tick in murders of white law enforcement officers in the South. Have no doubt that it is because of their attitudes from the 1950s and the clarity from the future Black men of America. Many say that if they are going to die, they are not going alone.
Black and Unarmed: A Growing List…
We have now decided that it is pointless to deny that this is a plan. It is clear as the Kanye West version of Blood On The Leaves; that too much burnin shit is hanging from the trees, and it’s time for those lynching trees to be burned to the ground once and for all.
We cannot stand the thought of one more Black person dying because of the stupidity and refusal of white liberals to stand up against their bredren and sisteren who are obviously sick and depraved.
This was recently on the Colbert Report and we think it gets right to the point
Michael Giles has recently become another victim of Florida’s racist and sexist Stand Your Ground law. According to his mother:
Michael’s attacker admitted he was angry that someone had interrupted his dance, and wanted to hurt the next person he saw. That next person standing to the side, not partaking in the violence, was Michael.
His attacker was not fighting alone, state witnesses testified that there were between 30-40 people involved in the brawl. The state’s own witnesses also testified that the aggressor instigated several other fights that night, and was acting erratically and violently…state witnesses testified that Michael, was calmly standing to the side, and did nothing to provoke the attack.
SIGN THIS PETITION to FREE Michael Giles
Jordan Davis and Marissa Alexander are two faces that haunt us nightly when we think about Florida justice. Maybe it’s time that the old guard in Florida who are refusing to admit that there is a problem; become the focus of that problem. You can no longer hide behind your Whitefaced Prejudice and lies. Clearly Black people have had enough.
Florida you better start watching your court cases because you are about to get a big one. Black Folks – Marinate On This for a Minute,
Fyah Pon Florida, Bun Fi Yuh Wickedness