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Prosecutors won’t retry North Carolina pig who shot and killed unarmed Jonathan Ferrell...

stringer bell
stringer bell Members Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/28/us-usa-police-north-carolina-idUSKCN0QX25020150828
North Carolina policeman won't face retrial in fatal shooting of black man

North Carolina prosecutors said on Friday they have decided against seeking a retrial for Randall Kerrick, a white police officer whose manslaughter trial in the killing of an unarmed black man ended in a hung jury last week.

The North Carolina Attorney General’s office said it would move to dismiss the case after a jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict, with eight of the 12 panelists favored acquittal.

“In consideration of the jurors' comments, the evidence available to the state, and our background in criminal trials, it is our prosecutors' unanimous belief a retrial will not yield a different result,” Senior Deputy Attorney General Robert Montgomery wrote to District Attorney Andrew Murray.

The month-long trial unfolded after a series of police shootings of unarmed black men, which has inspired protests and the Black Lives Matter movement that advocates for ending unjustified police violence against black men.

The mistrial last week led to two nights of vocal but mostly nonviolent protests in downtown Charlotte.

Kerrick, 29, shot and killed 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell in the early morning hours of Sept. 14, 2013. Ferrell, a former college football player, had wrecked his car and sought help from a nearby home, but the woman who lived there feared a home invasion and called 911.

When police arrived, one officer fired a stun gun at Ferrell but missed, and Ferrell began running toward Kerrick, who had drawn his gun.

Kerrick testified at trial that he feared for his life. At point-blank range, he fired 12 shots at Ferrell, 10 of which hit. Ferrell died at the scene.

“They didn’t try hard enough. It was just another black life. They don’t care, it doesn’t matter,” Ferrell’s mother, Georgia, told The Charlotte Observer after prosecutors called her Friday.

“I am going to continue to fight. I am going to work on the foundation, continue to work for justice," she said. "It’s not the end.”

In May, the Ferrell family reached a $2.25 million settlement in a wrongful death suit against the city of Charlotte. As a condition of the settlement, the city admitted no liability or fault in Ferrell’s death.

Kerrick has been on unpaid leave from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department since the shooting. It was unclear Friday whether the department would change his status.


Smh.. Another black man who was denied any kind of justice from system...

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  • stringer bell
    stringer bell Members Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/08/28/prosecutors-wont-retry-north-carolina-police-officer-who-shot-and-killed-unarmed-man/
    They didn’t try hard enough,” Ferrell’s mother, Georgia, told the Charlotte Observer. “It was just another black life they don’t care, it doesn’t matter. I am going to continue to fight. I am going to work on the foundation, continue work for justice. It’s not the end.”

    Sad but true...
  • whatevathehell
    whatevathehell Members Posts: 4,015 ✭✭✭✭✭
    She took that 2.25 million select... Some of our people around the town feel that is the real reason he got/getting off.
  • 7figz
    7figz Still don’t nothing move but the money Members Posts: 15,294 ✭✭✭✭✭
    But don't say #blacklivesmatter tho, say #alllivesmatter.
  • skpjr78
    skpjr78 Members Posts: 7,311 ✭✭✭✭✭
    everyone was screaming for loretta lynch to be attorney general now its time for her to earn her keep
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  • fuc_i_look_like
    fuc_i_look_like Members Posts: 9,190 ✭✭✭✭✭
    She took that 2.25 million select... Some of our people around the town feel that is the real reason he got/getting off.

    What u mean by that?
  • Copper
    Copper The WickMembers Posts: 49,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So to say that he was justified in the shooting is to say that Ferrell was committing a crime.

    So what crime did he commit that warranted death?
  • Koltrain
    Koltrain Mr. MOMembers Posts: 4,286 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Copper wrote: »
    So to say that he was justified in the shooting is to say that Ferrell was committing a crime.

    So what crime did he commit that warranted death?

    None, other than being black. We dealing with pure evil that's embedded in the hearts of many people in this country. This 🤬 is a disgrace, how does 4 armed officers end up in a situation where only one of them fired a weapon and hit the unarmed person 10 🤬 times?

  • illedout
    illedout Members Posts: 8,194 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Copper wrote: »
    So to say that he was justified in the shooting is to say that Ferrell was committing a crime.

    So what crime did he commit that warranted death?

    Jonathan Ferrell did not commit a crime,
    but "hypothetically speaking" if he did commit a crime,
    that doesn't give the police a right to 🤬 him..
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