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How Mom Handled Officer Who Called for Backup Instead of Simply Issuing Traffic Ticket to Her Teen Son (Watch)

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*The mother of a Black teenager who was pulled over for running a stop sign says police questioned her son unnecessarily and treated him like a criminal rather than simply hand over the ticket.

The 19-year-old’s mother, Stacy Harvey-Slocum, filmed herself questioning the officer’s behavior in a 25-minute Facebook Live video that has since gone viral.

With the camera trained on Officer Misty Johnson, Harvey-Slocum explains to her viewers, “She already has his driver’s license, registration and car insurance in her hand. She’s asking if he’s on parole or probation, and [saying] he has to answer her. No he’s not on parole or probation. I say, ‘Go give him the ticket,’ and she will not. She’s just standing there. What are you waiting for, ma’am?”

Harvey-Slocum goes on to point out that the officer has her hand on her gun for no reason.

The officer called for backup and accused the mom of being “verbally aggressive.”

Harvey-Slocum told Sacramento’s ABC10 that  her family does not feel safe while this officer is still on duty.

“The officer is still out here, patrolling our neighborhood with a loaded gun, with the same mind frame, of her tattoos and that mask,” Harvey-Slocum said. “That same prideful mind frame, so that means nothing unless officers independently are being held accountable. America is tired of it.”

Watch video of the entire encounter below:

Elk Grove Police Spokesperson Hannah Gray said in a statement the department is aware of the video and they are in talks with the family.

“There was a conversation between the department and the family,” Gray said. “We had a scheduled meeting at the family’s request. They have since canceled the meeting and we will be releasing a statement today.”

The family said the reason they canceled the meeting is that they moved forward with the formal complaint process, which means they would not be able to speak with the officer.

The incident caught the attention of civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is currently representing the families of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

“She pulled over a Black teen for a simple traffic violation and refused to hand him the ticket, even calling for backup while he was complying with her demands,” Crump tweeted.

Here’s police dashcam video of the teen being pulled over for running the stop sign (at the 0:27 mark), and video (no audio) of his mother confronting officer.

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  1. William G

    September 20, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    So tell me if you are black, do you guys now get a free pass for breaking laws and committing crimes? Just curious because this cop did nothing wrong. The only people doing something wrong is the man who broke the traffic law and the mother who never should have said a word. I live near this intersection and have seen this same kid blowing through it at 20mph all the time. I see a lot of other people doing the same thing. I am the reason the cops were there because I called and complained 3 times after almost getting hit by people blowing the stop sign!

    But somehow everyone else they cited didnt have this happen. Gee I wonder why? Maybe because everyone else accepted that they had broken a traffic law and did what the cops said and got a ticket. But now it seems that every single crime that a black person commits and has an interaction with the cops, it is the cops fault. This world has become insane all thanks to the morons of the left.

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Family of Atatiana Jefferson File Wrongful Death Suit Against Fort Worth, Ex-Police Officer

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*Relatives of Atatiana Jefferson have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Fort Worth, Texas, and the former officer charged in her death.

The 28-year-old Black woman was fatally shot by ex-cop Aaron Dean in her home through a window. We previously reported, Dean was indicted in December by a Texas grand jury after he was charged with Jefferson’s killing. He shot Jefferson through her bedroom window while responding to a welfare check around 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 12, and he “didn’t have time to perceive a threat” before opening fire, the family’s attorney, Lee Merritt, said.

Jefferson was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew moments before her death.

A federal lawsuit was filed Monday in the Northern District of Texas by Jefferson’s biological father, Jerome Ekpo Eschor, against Dean and the city of Fort Worth, per CBS New York.

READ MORE: Former Fort Worth Officer Who Fatally Shot Atatiana Jefferson Indicted for Murder

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“Her father Jerome decided to bring the claim in order to help the family finally get some justice and to bring closure,” said lead attorney Tanika J. Solomon in a phone interview with NBC News. “This is not just about money. This is about vindication.”

The Fort Worth Police Department said in a press release at the time of Jefferson’s killing that then-officer Dean felt threatened prior to discharging his weapon.

“A young woman has lost her life, leaving her family in unbelievable grief. All of Fort Worth must surround Atatiana Jefferson’s family with prayers, love and support,” Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said in a statement at the time, adding that the police department’s police chief would be “acting with immediacy and transparency to conduct a complete and thorough investigation.”

According to the suit, the city of Fort Worth “knew or should have known that Defendant Aaron Dean exhibited a pattern of escalating encounters with the public,” and the city “encouraged policies, practices, and customs with deliberate indifference to the rights of citizens.”

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Ben Crump on BCSO Dashcam Footage in A.J. Crooms and Sincere Pierce Killings / Watch Shooting

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*Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump released the following statement on dashcam footage released in the case of A.J. Crooms and Sincere Pierce:

“After reviewing the limited footage released by Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, it is painfully troubling to us that this teen driver and the teen backseat passenger were terrified and drove around deputies who approached the vehicle with guns drawn. Believe your own eyes. The video shows the deputy was still shooting as the car cleared him and posed no threat. 

“Claiming that this deputy discharged 10 shots to get himself out of harm’s way is a clear attempt to justify the killing of these teens. If anything, the deputy appears to have moved closer to the vehicle to get a better shot. The video shows that the deputy continued to fire shots into the side of the vehicle as it was passing him, after he was out of harm’s way. This disturbing incident, which cost the lives of two Black teens, again documents the dangers of driving or even riding while Black — since the deputy also shot into the backseat, killing a passenger. 

“We demand that BCSO release all footage in the case, including the dashcam footage from the other vehicle, and any neighborhood surveillance videos. We urge anyone with additional video evidence, including neighbors with home surveillance cams, to come forward so that we can have a clearer picture of the facts in this case.”

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About Ben Crump Law 

Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more, visit BenCrump.com or call (800) 935-8111.

 

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HBO’s ’40 Years a Prisoner’ Doc Follows Son’s Effort to Free Parents Imprisoned after MOVE Bombing (Trailer)

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Mike Africa Jr. in the HBO documentary “40 Years a Prisoner”

*On the morning of August 8, 1978, the Philadelphia Police Department, at the direction of hardline Mayor Frank Rizzo, engaged in a confrontation with the radical Black organization MOVE and fired thousands of rounds of ammunition into the West Philadelphia home of the social justice group. When the smoke cleared, a police officer named James Ramp had been killed and an unarmed MOVE member named Delbert Africa had been beaten to within an inch of his life by three police officers.

Delbert and his wife Debbie Africa were imprisoned for the cop’s death that day. Their son, Mike Africa Jr., has committed his life to finding out the truth about what really happened and fighting for the release of the parents that he has only ever known through prison walls.

His journey is chronicled in HBO’s feature documentary “40 Years a Prisoner,” debuting Tuesday, December 8 (9:00-10:50 p.m. ET/PT). Using eyewitness accounts and archival footage, the film illuminates the story of a city grappling with racial tension and police brutality with alarming topicality and modern-day relevance.

The documentary was directed by Tommy Oliver and executive produced by Common and Get Lifted Film Co.’s Mike Jackson, John Legend and Ty Stikloriusm with original music by The Roots.

Watch the first official trailer below:

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