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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:12 PM

Uh oh... anyone in St. Louis?

CNN)A St. Louis judge on Friday found former police officer Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of black motorist Anthony Lamar Smith.

"This Court, in conscience, cannot say that the State has proven every element of murder beyond a reasonable doubt, or that the State has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not act in self-defense," St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson wrote in his ruling.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner said she was "disappointed" with the judge's decision. The defendant waived his right to a jury trial, meaning the ruling was left to Wilson.
Stockley, then a St. Louis officer, shot dead Anthony Lamar Smith, 24, after a police chase in December 2011 over a suspected drug deal.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/15/us/jason-stockley-officer-shooting-verdict/index.html

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Texasgal Sep 2017 OP
lunasun Sep 2017 #1
oasis Sep 2017 #4
gratuitous Sep 2017 #2
ADX Sep 2017 #3
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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:16 PM

1. No, but AP had info

A judge on Friday found 36-year-old Jason Stockley not guilty in the 2011 death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. Protesters began gathering near the courthouse where the case was heard and were marching in the streets. Police have blocked off some streets. At one point, protesters headed toward an interstate ramp, but police blocked them from getting on.

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson says she hopes city residents will come together despite their differences over the acquittal.

Stockley shot 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith five times after a high-speed chase. Prosecutors alleged Stockley planted a gun in Smith's car after he shot him.

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Response to lunasun (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:54 PM

4. Miraculously, no DNA of the deceased was found on the gun in question.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:26 PM

2. And that's how you tell which lives matter

Because "all lives" do not matter in our society.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:51 PM

3. This latest injustice brings to mind a couple of quotes from one of my heroes...

 

"We declare our right on this earth to be a man, to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary."

“Concerning nonviolence, it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.”

— Malcolm X

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Response to ADX (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:55 PM

5. K&R

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