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Police shooting death of 6 year old Jeremy Mardis Revisited

by Mac⊕Æthyr²³

You quite possibly don’t remember the shooting death of six=year old Jeremy Mardis, an autistic boy from Louisiana.  Even more probable is that you never even heard of it.

How is that likely?  We live in an age of police body cameras and patrol car dash cams meant to protect the safety of the populace, as well as the rights of Police officers. With help from the mainstream media, #BlackLivesMatter activists have brought police misconduct, not to mention brutality and homicide, to the forefront of social issues.

Jeremy Mardis just so Happens to be white.   Officers Stafford and Greenhouse are accused of his murder, as well as the attempted murder of his father.  They just so happen to be black.  Four months ago I shared an article about the incident from CNN:

6-year-old boy fatally shot by policeted 9:34 PM ET, Thu September 29, 2016Now Playing
Source: CNN

Jeremy Mardis was hit by five bullets.

6-year-old boy fatally shot by police 01:41
Story highlights
A judge released the video Wednesday as part of an evidentiary hearing
The graphic video shows the accidental shooting of the child at the hands of officers
(CNN)A Louisiana judge released body cam video Wednesday showing officers firing multiple rounds into a car, unknowingly striking and killing a 6-year-old boy.

The incident, which happened in September 2015, resulted in the indictments of two marshals on second degree murder and second degree attempted murder charges.
The marshals began pursuing the car after they witnessed an argument between a man and his girlfriend in front of a local bar, a source told CNN. Officers moved to detain the man, identified as Christopher Few, who took off in his car.
The pursuit ended in gunfire on a dead-end street in Marksville, Louisiana.
Graphic video
The Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police called the video “the most disturbing thing I’ve seen.” It comes from a body camera worn by a separate officer, and shows back-up arriving, shots being fired, and the moment deputies realized they had killed a child.

Officers Norris Greenhouse Jr., left, and Derrick Stafford are charged with second-degree murder.
Jeremy Mardis was hit by five bullets.
Jeremy Mardis was hit by five bullets.
The footage, which is very graphic in parts, shows a confused scene in which several officers discuss the situation and how best to proceed. An officer appears to say, “I don’t know who all fired,” to which another officer seems to respond, “I fired.”
The suspect, who is behind the wheel of a small white car, is hit but not killed. He presents his hands to the officers and eventually, slowly, crawls out of the car to lie on the asphalt.
VIdeo shows Christopher Few in the car.
VIdeo shows Christopher Few in the car.
The officer wearing the body cam calls dispatch to ask about another officer’s arrival time. He’s asked about suspect injuries, to which he replies, “severely critical.”
Two officers can be heard discussing what to do next. One says, “You want me to call state police?” The other responds, “No listen. Get all these people away. And block this off over here,” gesturing to the road.
‘I never saw a kid in the car’
A discussion about the suspect’s condition ensues, and an officer says, “I never saw a kid in the car, bro.” The officer wearing the camera says, “Yeah he’s ahh…the kid is…” but doesn’t finish his sentence.
Controversial Police Encounters Fast Facts
Controversial Police Encounters
The officer who is wearing the camera eventually walks around to the passenger side of the vehicle, windows have been shattered. He shines his flashlight onto the child’s inert body, which is in the front passenger seat, and speaks to him before checking his pulse. An officer can be heard vomiting off-camera.
He later unbuckles the child’s seatbelt, exclaiming “oh my God,” before walking away.

VIdeo shows Christopher Few in the car.
Jeremy Mardis was 6.
Jeremy Mardis was 6.
Later on the video, an EMT pronounces the child, first-grader Jeremy Mardis, dead. He was hit by five bullets in the head and chest, according to CNN affiliate WAFB.
Jeremy’s first-grade teacher told CNN he was autistic and did not communicate verbally.
Jeremy died, and his father survived.
Officers face trial
Two Marksville, Louisiana, marshals were indicted on murder charges by a grand jury in December, and are awaiting separate murder trials later this year.
They were identified as Derrick Stafford, 32, and Norris Greenhouse, 23.
Officers Norris Greenhouse Jr., left, and Derrick Stafford are charged with second-degree murder.
Officers Norris Greenhouse Jr., left, and Derrick Stafford are charged with second-degree murder.
Greenhouse knew Few before the deadly encounter, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN. Investigators are looking into the extent of their relationship.
Defense attorney Alex Higgins, who represented Greenhouse when he was indicted, but told CNN affiliate KALB at the time that the case lacks sufficient evidence and that the indictment in no way proves guilt.
The video was released as part of an evidentiary hearing Wednesday, according to CNN affiliate KATC.
Stafford’s trial is set for November, and Greenhouse’s set for March.
CNN’s Jeremy Grisham, Dave Alsup and Ralph Ellis contributed to this report.

Do I think Officers Greenhouse and Stafford acted out of racial hatred?  Not especially. They appear to be suffering from what many (NOT ALL) modern police are suffering from: a bloodthirsty, murderous anxiety bred from their own respective fear and/or cowardice.  This has created a culture within our police departments of “shoot first, ask questions later”. I believe most white cops guilty of these murders against blacks, are acting on these same or similar impulses.  The vast majority are not acting out of racial hatred. Including the black police officers guilty of killing whites, as well as members of their own race.

My point here, is that CNN does not even mention the racial component involved in  the story.  Not even when every murder of a black by police gets front page news, protests and riots nationwide.  Why not? The medias coverage of whites being murdered by police is practically non existent.  The figures however, show that just as many whites are murdered UNJUSTIFIABLY by police as any other race.  You would never guess that though, if the only place you get your news from is CNN.

 

 

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About Mac★Aethyr²³

MC, Wordsmyth, Psychonaut, MAC. Gunslinger.

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One thought on “Police shooting death of 6 year old Jeremy Mardis Revisited

  1. Reblogged this on An Outsider's Sojourn II and commented:
    With all the hate white males insanity going around, is it any wonder CNN didn’t bother covering this tragedy?

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    Posted by sojourner | January 31, 2017, 11:26 AM

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