Blame the Gun or White Supremacy? Racism White Supremacy is carried out through violence and/or deception.In wake of this shooting, Neely Fuller says You Should expect to be killed in the name of racism anytime, any place. You have been marked as an enemy because you are Black. Keep your protest signs because this will happen again. [mp3] From [HERE] Last month, a police chase that started in East Cleveland when a cop said he heard a gunshot ended with cops in East Cleveland firing 137 shots into the car, killing the driver and a female passenger, both were Black people. No gun was found. Protests followed. Now, the city of Cleveland has requested a review of its policies in the wake of the shooting.
After leading police on a 25-minute chase through city streets, Russell found himself surrounded in a dead-end in East Cleveland. Police have said that they opened fire when Russell tried to run one of them over. That version may eventually be tested in court, but what is undisputed is that 13 officers unloaded a total of 137 bullets into Russell’s 1979 Chevy Malibu, killing both him and Williams.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Williams’s uncle, Walter Jackson, said that 24 bullets had been removed from her body and the damage to her face and torso was extensive. [MORE]
Cleveland has asked the U.S. Justice Department to review the police division's policies after a car chase ended with a barrage of police gunfire and two deaths. The city also said Thursday the police chief has a team reviewing recorded communications, vehicle tracking and other information from the November pursuit to determine whether officers followed protocol.
WKSU adds that police claim the shooting was justified because the driver rammed a police car and almost hit an officer. A criminal investigation and administrative review are ongoing anyway.