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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:17 AM

Ex-cop Jason Stockley found not guilty in black man's death

Source: CNN




By Faith Karimi, CNN
Updated 10:02 AM ET, Fri September 15, 2017


(CNN)[Breaking news update, posted at 10:02 a.m.]

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

St. Louis is on edge for possible unrest as it awaits a judge's ruling Friday in the murder trial of a white former police officer who killed a black motorist nearly six years ago.
Jason Stockley, then a St. Louis officer, shot dead Anthony Lamar Smith, 24, after a police chase in December 2011.

Stockley pleaded not guilty, saying he acted in self-defense and believed Smith was reaching for a gun in his car. Prosecutors have accused the officer of planting a silver revolver to justify the shooting.

The defendant waived his right to a jury trial, and closing arguments in the case before St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson were August 9.


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

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Reply Ex-cop Jason Stockley found not guilty in black man's death (Original post)
DonViejo Sep 2017 OP
LonePirate Sep 2017 #1
logosoco Sep 2017 #2
heaven05 Sep 2017 #3
Lucky Luciano Sep 2017 #4
JI7 Sep 2017 #5
sinkingfeeling Sep 2017 #6
Judi Lynn Sep 2017 #7
pintobean Sep 2017 #8
stevenleser Sep 2017 #10
Blue_Tires Sep 2017 #9

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:27 AM

1. Sadly, this is not surprising. Cowardly, racist white cop kills black man and is exonerated.

This happens time and time again in this country.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:31 AM

2. This is not justice.

Cases like this embolden the police to use force and set up criminal scenes in their favor.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:54 AM

3. this is ameriKKKa

 

yesterday, today and with the POS calling himself potus tomorrow....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:58 AM

4. I'm shocked. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:40 AM

5. Clintons fault for signing NAFTA

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:12 PM

6. Seems like a cop can do anything and not be guilty.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:57 PM

7. Unbelievable. Something is deeply wrong with this judge.



Truly hope this is NOT the last we have heard of this case.

Why was St. Louis so honed to ward off dissent if this judgement was rendered, anyway? Everyone knows how wrong it is.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:44 PM

8. You can read the judge's findings here

 

https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/stltoday.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/5/7b/57b2d12c-83d8-53a0-ba1f-18b659a7e569/59bbe0a450230.pdf.pdf

But, this will just be a carbon copy of all the other cases like this. People don't care about the legal issues, or the evidence, they let their emotions take over.

My city is going to be a mess tonight. Our nutcase governor is going to use the guard to put down rioters. It's not going to be pretty.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 17, 2017, 09:55 AM

10. Interesting. That has changed my mind on at least the judges decision

 

It seems like what was presented at trial did not meet the burden of proving the case.

Nor did the prosecution attempt to assert the gun was dropped by police. If that was the victims gun then there is no issue here. I actually think this stands separately from most other cases of inappropriate force against African American defendants.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 05:34 PM

9. Disgraceful...

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