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Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man at Any Time

Fitz, Don
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/22/any-white-cop-can-kill-a-black-man-at-any-time/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  22/09/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article

Any white cop can kill a black man at any time and the cop will not go to jail, exemplified in the Jason Stockley, Anthony Lamar Smith case.

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Stockley received a 30 day suspension for carrying the AK-47 and resigned from the police force in 2013. He moved to Houston TX to take a lucrative management job. After a wrongful death suit brought on behalf of Smith's young daughter resulted in $900,000 damages the City's prosecuting attorney found new evidence and charged the former cop with murder in 2016. A device from inside the police car recorded Stockley telling his partner, "I'm gonna kill that ******!" as they chased Smith at over 80 miles per hour through the streets of St. Louis. Additionally, a video showed that after Stockley killed Smith, we went back to the police car, grabbed an object and placed it by the victim.

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The verdict of Stockley’s "innocence" fell like a ton of brick because, as some level, everyone knew what it meant: If he could not be convicted of any crime, the judge's decision said that no white cop should ever be convicted of killing a black man, regardless of the evidence against him.

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