Chavis Carter police shooting jonesboro arkansas | Breaking News for Black America

Aug 12, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: NewsOne

Two weeks after a handcuffed 21-year-old Mississippi man mysteriously died from a gunshot wound in the head while in the back of a police car in Jonesboro, Ark., local police are standing by their theory that it was the victim who pulled the trigger, CNN reports .

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kiki

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Aug 15, 2012
 
no way he killed his self i know and they know the police did that
kiki

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Aug 15, 2012
 
Everytime I see a cop, I get so scared that I poop my pants.
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Face the facts..... See the re-enactment.... Dash cam videos... Witness statements....he shot himself accident or purposely!!
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Aug 15, 2012
 
Facts wrote:
Face the facts..... See the re-enactment.... Dash cam videos... Witness statements....he shot himself accident or purposely!!
Are the dash cam videos available?
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The dash cam videos won't be released until the FBI completes the investigation. I can't believe this has become so blown out of proportion! Honestly, some of you think it is easier to believe a cop would handcuff someone, put them in the police car, and shoot them than to believe the criminal shot himself. Yes, I said "criminal". He had a police record. This wasn't just some innocent kid. What motive would a police officer have to do something that crazy! They were called on from someone in that neighborhood to check out a suspicious vehicle.
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Aug 15, 2012
 
dont they always wrote:
<quoted text>Wasn't some years back Jonesboro good hola boy's Police Officers ganged up on a dude and it was on video. They were beating the crap out of him.does anyone remember this and what happened to the police officers?
Chief Yates fired both of them.
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Aug 15, 2012
 
citizen arrest wrote:
<quoted text>Who were they and when did it happen? How can I look this up?
Why?
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Aug 15, 2012
 
citizen arrest wrote:
<quoted text>Because I would like to know what Officers it was and why they were beating someone up.what's going on with the jpd?
It's simple. Freedom of Information Act. If anything comes from the Chavis Carter case, I hope the mass of ignorance about how are government actually comes to an end. YOU as a citizen have access to public documents.

And before I get bashed- ignorance is not really insulting. In this context, it essentially means uninformed. I blame the failing public school systems.

My opinion: let's hear from the autopsy. The state coroner doesn't give a damn. It's another body to look at. Crude, I know. A lot of light will be shed when this and the FBI (also don't give a damn, it's an outside investigation) results come out. My two key points of interests: gun projectory, where was the bullet aimed, and gun powder residue. Who's hands are dirty with the discharge.
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Aug 15, 2012
 
i got my own theory. i think it was fueled by some type of jealousy. if you look at alot of the officers of the jpd you might notice that they arent too attractive or pleasent to look at and myself being a man of fair looks, now im not the best looking guy ever but im not too shabby looking, i realise that chavis was indeed not a bad looking guy himself, no homo. i just know a handsom guy when i see one, and i bet females will agree mr carter was good looking. i think they did it because they hate to see a black man who looks better than they do. i myself have been done bad by police, threatened and man handled because i am good looking and attract nice looking ladies. cops hate handsome men they think we are cocky and arogant but we are just confident. they hate to see a man with confidence in himself, especially a black kid from missippi.
good fella

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#14
Aug 15, 2012
 
watch this video, you see that guy in the video talking that is an italian man, he and i are from the same nationality. i just want people to know and want the chavis carter family and the black comunity of jonesboro to know that the italians support you guys. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
sad and confused

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Aug 16, 2012
 
i feel disliked at my job because i sometimes speak my opinion about the chavis carter shooting and the racism and corruption in this town, i feel that they look down on me when my blck girlfriend and my mixed siblings come to see me at work, im white but i am ashamed of my race right now and do not claim a race because i feel that white people are hating me because i refuse to join them in their racism, what do i do?
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Aug 16, 2012
 
What and how are you going to feel when the undisputable proof that these cops did not shoot this kid? There is no doubt that racial tension is high in this town over this happening. And yes it's being fueled by the black community. If and when they prove these cops innocent what's going to happen then? The black community is not going to rest with a innocent verdict. You may feel comfortable now with your mixed relationship, but beware the black community will not have pity on you just because your with a black women. They will be fueled by hate and blindly be out for blood.
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Aug 16, 2012
 
Racist cops. How dare they let a guy kill himself. Man, it's all their fault right??

Black people are the racist ones for starting all this crap, as soon as something happens to a black guy they are quick to get out of the unemployment line and jump at the chance to get somebody else in trouble for "racism." Ha.
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Aug 16, 2012
 
sad and confused wrote:
i feel disliked at my job because i sometimes speak my opinion about the chavis carter shooting and the racism and corruption in this town, i feel that they look down on me when my blck girlfriend and my mixed siblings come to see me at work, im white but i am ashamed of my race right now and do not claim a race because i feel that white people are hating me because i refuse to join them in their racism, what do i do?
Probably join the blacks and their racism. they're worse than whites.
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#19
Aug 16, 2012
 
i dont understand if the cops are inocent then why is the major media like CNN talking about it. cops are acting like its no big deal but look this is a big deal and it looks to me like the major media thinks the cops might have did it too.
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Aug 17, 2012
 
well heres the best version of the dash cam video i could find, released by abc news. its weird how parts of the video are edited out and its not the full complete video. another thing i find suspicious and odd is the way officer marsh imediatly apraches the passenger side of the truck and takes carter out of the car and pulls him to the side and imediatly performs a search and the full search is not shown thats where the video skips foward, then the other cops asks the other two bozo thug looking skanks to step out of the car. the video skips forward again, talks with them in front of the camera, im guessing carter is in the patrol car at this point, the two thugs are let go, the truck drives off and if you listen closly at the two officers talking to each other you can hear what i think is one officer asking the other did you get that on film? as if they purposly interacted with two white guys on camera for show like it was an act or something. then the video ends but we know thats not the end. you dont see the part where the loud thump is heard or where they find carter dead or where the one officer taps on the other officers trunk, you dont see where they call the ambulance or where the detectives show up, why is so much of the video left out, they only show us where they talk to the two white dudes and let them go. it still looks fishy to me. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/17/chav...
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This is BS. That boy was murdered. If they missed a gun in the search, then they should be fired. I don''t trust cops because they lie under oath.
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Are the dash cam videos available?
they are on kait8
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informer wrote:
well heres the best version of the dash cam video i could find, released by abc news. its weird how parts of the video are edited out and its not the full complete video. another thing i find suspicious and odd is the way officer marsh imediatly apraches the passenger side of the truck and takes carter out of the car and pulls him to the side and imediatly performs a search and the full search is not shown thats where the video skips foward, then the other cops asks the other two bozo thug looking skanks to step out of the car. the video skips forward again, talks with them in front of the camera, im guessing carter is in the patrol car at this point, the two thugs are let go, the truck drives off and if you listen closly at the two officers talking to each other you can hear what i think is one officer asking the other did you get that on film? as if they purposly interacted with two white guys on camera for show like it was an act or something. then the video ends but we know thats not the end. you dont see the part where the loud thump is heard or where they find carter dead or where the one officer taps on the other officers trunk, you dont see where they call the ambulance or where the detectives show up, why is so much of the video left out, they only show us where they talk to the two white dudes and let them go. it still looks fishy to me. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/17/chav...
If you would look at the dash cams on kait8 the office let the white boys go because non of the drugs was theirs.. they didn't even know carter...
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wow wrote:
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If you would look at the dash cams on kait8 the office let the white boys go because non of the drugs was theirs.. they didn't even know carter...
thats right carter didnt know the white guys, so how did he end up in a truck with two white guys from missouri? look at the video and stop ignoring the suspicious actions of the cops, why did marsh rush to the passender door and take carter out of the vehicle so quickly, why werernt the othe two men taken out of the car at the same time carter was? why were carter and the other two boys kept seperated the whole time, they did not seperate all three only carter from the two white guys. it looked like they already knew carter was in the vehicle and that he was their main target. they got what they wanted out of the truck so they let the other two go. i think it was a set up. thats what it looks like. they searched and cuffed the two white dudes on camera so as too make us beleive the cops and the two boys had no connections, thats why you hear one officer ask the other "did you get that on film?" as the white truck is driving away. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/17/chav...

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