This is what we need to do more of. I understand the point of the sit-in at Woolworth's and what not, but in a way it was one of the failings of the Civil Rights movement, this whole integration, "Please, Mr. Charlie, take our money," bullshit. When these racist white supremacists don't want to fuck with us, we need to be like Whitney's dope fiend ass was in that song and be song and say, "It's not right, but's okay, we gone make it away." Quoting another song, we need to take the late great Overweight Lover's advice and "get our own thang." So the sooner we get and economic foundation, the better off we'll be.
What started as a pedestrian stop in Harvey's Pebble Walk neighborhood ended in the fatal shooting of a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputy Wednesday afternoon (June 22), a JPSO spokesman said.
David F. Michel Jr. was repeatedly shot while on duty by the unidentified suspect near the intersection of Manhattan Boulevard and Ascot Road, JPSO spokesman Col. John Fortunato said. Many people in nearby offices saw deputies swarm the area and Pebble Walk in search of the gunman as the Sheriff's Office's helicopter circled overheard. Authorities eventually caught the suspect during the manhunt. Fortunato said witness accounts indicate the suspect acted alone.
Michel was driving a department-assigned black Dodge Charger when he stopped the suspect, who was walking near Manhattan and Ascot, authorities said. It is not clear why Michel initiated the stop. Michel's vehicle was parked in the entrance to the parking lot of a strip mall in the 2400 block of Manhattan Boulevard.
The deputy was shot around 12:21 p.m. along Manhattan Boulevard.
JPSO cited witnesses who described seeing a scuffle erupt between Michel and the male suspect. At some point in their interaction, the suspect withdrew a gun from his waistband and repeatedly shot the deputy around 12:21 p.m. The suspect shot Michel three times in his back, the Jefferson Parish corner said. He then fled into Pebble Walk, Fortunato said.
"The suspect fired several shots, including when the officer was down," Fortunato said.
Minutes later, Michel, 50, was rushed to University Medical Center in New Orleans by ambulance. New Orleans Police Department spokesman Aaron Looney said NOPD aided JPSO in clearing the route by managing traffic for the deputy, who arrived at 12:45 p.m. Michel died from his injuries less than an hour later.
Victoria Le, whose office is in the Manhattan Boulevard strip mall adjacent to the shooting, said neither she nor her co-workers overheard the gunshots. She said they witnessed the rush of Sheriff's Office vehicles and sirens as deputies responded to help Michel. Some vehicles even sped through their parking lot, she said.
A swift reaction followed Michel's fatal shooting as law enforcement and the deputy's loved ones rushed to the hospital. Among those present was a sobbing woman related to Michel, said Rose Harper.
"It makes me want to cry," Harper said while leaving the emergency room.
Michel become a reserve deputy at JPSO in 2007 before a promotion to full-time deputy in 2014, JPSO said. Chief Deputy Craig Taffaro said he spoke with the deputy's father after the shooting, telling Taffaro that "as difficult as this is," his son was "doing what he loved to do."
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Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy David Michel Jr., 50, of Marrero, was fatally shot Wednesday, June 22, 2016, while conducting a "pedestrian stop" near the intersection in Manhattan Boulevard and Ascot Road in Harvey, JPSO officials said. (Courtesy of JPSO)
Let dear ole Rex translate, so this muthafucka was out here fuckin' with people, (it was probably quota time,) the pig pulls up on some unsuspecting citizen and catches a bad one. It was obvious that the citizen was fearing for his life and only did what a faggot ass cop would have did in a similar situation and defended himself. That's good for that faggot ass cop, he shouldn't been out here fuckin' with people. Though I am curious as to the race of the shooter considering his photo hasn't been released as of yet.