We would like to believe that the safest place to be is at our home. However, those living at an apartment complex in Shawnee, OK., learned just how quickly that safety can be violated. While this is just a preliminary article, using statements from various witnesses, we are going to post what our platform currently knows. While we have reached out to the police department, they were quick to make it clear that they cannot give out any information. Although this is standard procedure, they did confirm that nobody was harmed in this event.
October 9, 2020 was like any other day. One witness, and her friend, had their children outside playing. Both parents were outdoors to monitor them. From what we know, two cars, one white, one having a greenish/tan color was observed speeding through the complex, going toward the apartments, which were located at the back of the property. When asked, the witness informed us that she was unsure as to which car actually had fired the weapon. According to our source, a friend yelled at the cars, telling them to slow down as children were outside. Upon yelling at the cars, the witness received the response saying, “fuck you, bitch.” Immediately after this, the shooting began. It is also important to make mention that the oldest child was only 14 years of age.
Allegedly, the intended target was a man named Mikey Byrd. While we have attempted to locate him as a means of establishing contact, we have yet to succeed. According to some witnesses, the police currently have two suspects in custody for questioning, though this remains unconfirmed. Further sources have indicated that the reason behind the shooting may have been from a previous drug deal gone wrong.
While much of this is currently circumstantial, we plan to stay on top of the situation, providing information as we are able. For now, all we can say is to stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted.
It’s been discovered that Jacob Blake had a warrant. It’s possible this may have played into his encounter with police. Photos sent to us by an anonymous source
This article is my review of the shooting. In it, we have the video, as well as screenshots from that video. You may, or may not agree with my statements. Ultimately, it is up to you to make your own conclusion.
From the video, we can see the events as they unfold. There are several problems that I have observed within the video, let’s just dive right into this situation.
From the very start of the video, two officers are seen holding weapons. While it is unclear if both are lethal force, we know that at least one officer has a pistol. At this point, Jacob is observed going to the driver side of his vehicle, where his children are currently located. Though one officer (left of the one pointing a weapon) maybe holding a taser, based on how he’s holding the weapon. I am left to question why the other officer has a pistol. At this point, Jacob shows no signs of aggression, though I cannot speak for events that may had arisen prior to the video.
Upon arriving to his door, Jacob makes a choice that may prove fatal. For unknown reasons, he is seen bending to a 90° angle. While this may not seem like much, it was more than enough for officers to believe a threat was present. This is where things become very questionable. The officers are seen standing behind Jacob, placing them into a position of power. This means that, even in a hand-to-hand situation, the officers have the advantage as it is difficult to fight when your opponent is behind you. With this, I question the fact that this officer chose to open fire when he clearly could had taken Jacob down with no problem. After all, they are trained to do tactics such as this.
Even if Jacob had been reaching for a weapon, the officers would had been able to react faster than him. By the time Jacob could had grabbed the alleged weapon, turned around, and fired, he would had already been taken to the ground. This, if anything, demonstrates not only the flaw within their department’s training, but also a severe lack of competency from its officers.
Seven shots were fired into Jacob’s back. In training, we are told to “fire to stop the action or threat.” After one, maybe even two, shots, any potential threat Jacob had posed, would had been eliminated. So why did this officer shoot seven rounds? Again, this is a reflection of incompetent training and officers. At this point, as he’s being fired upon, Jacob attempts to get into the vehicle. For this, I have three theories:
1. Jacob was trying to create a barrier between him and the officer’s hailstorm of bullets. The front seat, being the barrier, could had potentially stopped further bullets.
2. Jacob may had been trying to flee the scene. Bear in mind, he had children in that vehicle. These children already witnessed their father being shot, it is possible that he was trying to flee in hopes of getting them out of the situation.
3. Jacob was shot in the back, this os critical to understand. Vital organs, such as kidneys, liver, etc. could had been damaged. This means that, as he bled out, his vision, ability to walk, stand, or even speak could had been impaired. Sitting would had been his safest choice. If he was able to apply enough pressure to his back, he very well could had slowed the bleeding until actual help arrived.
As the gun toting officer fired, a woman is observed walking to the scene. At this point, the other officer has seemingly walked away. It is clear to me that these officers have very little self control, they can’t even control the location. In no respectful police agency would this woman be able to walk up onto a shooting scene like this. Where did the officer go? That’s a very good question.
Although the other officer did return to the scene, I am stunned to see that nothing is done about the woman. They just shot a man, her presence there paces her in immediate danger. The officers involved clearly lack the cobtrol to use their training, aside lethal force. They further demonstrate their incompetence by failing to secure the scene, something that is more apparant in this photo.
It is, with my own training and evaluation, that I believe these officers used excessive deadly force. Their position from Jacob gave them more than enough alternatives that a shooting could had easily been avoided. While an investigation will ensue, as per department protocol, I do hold my reservations as to rather or not justice will come. The key evidence to this will really boil down to one question: did Jacob have a lethal weapon to which he was attempting to retrieve? Based on the current evidence, within this video, I don’t believe that is the case. The fact that his children were literally next to him, in the very vehicle to which he was shot, only furthers my belief toward this.
Recently, Rayshard Brooks was killed by Officer Rolfe. Since that time, charges have been filed against the him. As a result, two different distracts in Atlanta have had their officers walk. Several other police stations will most likely have to cover these districts which will be nearly impossible for them to do.
When you watch the video in its entirety, you’ll see that Officer Rolfe had arrived at the scene following a report that Rayshard was asleep at the wheel of his car in a Wendy’s parking lot. When he arrived, the car was parked. Rayshard was asked several questions, given a sobriety test, and was found to be under the influence. Several times he asked the Officer to drive him to his sisters house. Without reading him his Miranda Rights, Officer Rolfe started to handcuff Rayshard and said that he was being “taken in,” due to the fact he was intoxicated. Rayshard and Rolfe got into a scuffle and Rayshard took Rolfe’s taser, ran off, and then pointed it at him. Rolfe shot him.
According to the police, Officer Rolfe was following protocol because a weapon was involved and was aimed at him. Now, as to why he didn’t give Rayshard a ride to his sister’s house remains unanswered. A lot of questions are left unanswered. Which has led us to where we are now.
The Districts in Atlanta that no longer have Police Stations are going through what the police call “the Blue Flu.” This means that there’s a massive strike the police are showing in protest due to the fact that charges have been filed against Officer Rolfe.
Police have always operated under what’s known as “Blue Brotherhood.” There are other terms used such as “Blue Wall of Silence”, “Blue Code’, and “Blue Shield.” This all boils down to there a rule that police officers are to never report each other. This includes misconducts and any type of crime, including police brutality. So, when charges were officially filed against Officer Rolfe, the two districts in Atlanta where the police stations have been shut down in protest are following the Blue Brotherhood.
The city of Atlanta is under fire more than ever. The police versus the public is at an all time high, and there won’t be any winners by the end. Either Officer Rolfe is found innocent and then faces a very public backlash, or he’s found guilty which could lead to more Blue Flu’s in Atlanta.
What would have happened if Officer Rolfe had driven Rayshard to his sister’s house? What would have happened if Rayshard hadn’t taken Rolfe’s taser and pointed it at him? These are just two of many questions that will sadly, remain unanswered.
You can watch the video of the arrest linked below. Please know that the video is graphic. Credit to the YouTube Channel: 11Alive
Law enforcement has one fundamental job: uphold the law. While many questions have been raised regarding the officer not simply taking the man out, it does in fact, have a rather simplistic answer. Rashard was found in a parking lot, intoxicated, and passed out. Because he was behind the wheel, any officer would know that this man had clearly driven there drunk, placing himself, and the general public, in potential danger.
Once Rashard removed the officer’s weapon, he created an entirely new situation. While a taser is classified as “less than lethal,” for the officer it could mean death. If he had been shot with the weapon, it would had completely immobilized this cop. It would had given Rashard enough time to grab his service weapon, potentially murdering the cop. The debate regarding rather or not the officer was justified, comes down to this: yes. The officer followed protocol, protecting his life.
In 2004 the lives of three families were forever changed. Three Alabama officers were gunned down, killed, by who the state would later identify as Nathaniel Woods. For many, however, there are questions regarding his innocence.
Activists on Facebook took to the page of Governor, Kay Ivey, with the hastag, #FreeNate. While this has been going on for sometime, it has recently gained momentum. Much of the momentum stems from his execution date, which is March 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm. As per protocol, defense attorneys have contacted the Govenor in attempt to stop this from taking place. However, the office of Kay Ivey has outright ignored these requests.
In the case regarding the shooting, another individual had taken accountability as being the gunman. Regardless of this, it is evident that the state will proceed with the execution. The issue we see in this derives from the other individual who took accountability. Because of this, it opens the door to plausible doubt. With plausible doubt, the state should, if Woods were to have a legitimate fair and impartial, review the new evidence.
While activists continue to fight for the life of Woods, the clock continues to tick, potentially sealing the doors to justice. While it is very possible that he is the shooter, the concept that he isn’t, should at least be entertained. In any competent justice system, reviewing potential evidence, especially regarding a man who will die in mere hours, would be mamdated. However, Governor Ivey seems more determined to execute, regardless of the secondary confession.
War on Corruption just recieved an exclusive in regards of a shooting that occured today. Though it is unconfirmed, at this time, that anybody has been injured, we do know some details regarding this situation.
At approx. 11:49 this morning, a birage of gunfire was heard by multiple residents. During this event, multiple houses and cars were damaged. At this time, the police are actively investigating. However, War on Corruption has obtained surveillance photage of the investigation.
According to residents, an unknowm individual, driving a Beige colored car is responsible for the shooting. Witnesses state, according to our source, the vehicle was observed driving West. We will do an update once one is availabe. The video can be seen below.
We have reached out to the investigating department. Though they are keeping quiet, they did issue a short statement.
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