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NAACP Gets Involved: Unarmed Cleveland Couple Shot Over 20 Times

The NAACP in Cleveland is holding community forums to deal with the police investigation into a high speed chase that ended  with the death of two people.  Both people inside the vehicle were shot by police, even though they were unarmed.

East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton is planning to attend the upcoming forum this Friday and talk to the community about the issues that concern them.

“We want to make sure we are covering the whole waterfront,” said Rev. E.T. Caviness, First Vice President-elect of the Cleveland NAACP. “We want the community to be aware of the total investigation and we want the police to give us a thorough analysis of what they are doing.”

The shooting is opening the door for broader dialogue about race relations in the city of Cleveland.   The driver of the vehicle, Timothy Russell and his companion, Malissa Williams, were both shot 23 and 24 times, respectively.  The two died in East Cleveland.
Police say that their use of deadly force was justified because Russell used his vehicle as a weapon.   Residents are asking that the federal government investigate the incident as well.

9 Responses to NAACP Gets Involved: Unarmed Cleveland Couple Shot Over 20 Times

  1. Michael L. Lofton

    December 22, 2012 at 3:15 am

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-182700

    Our elected black leaders and civil lawyers should be using his or her expertise to take the jurisdictions where this activity occurs to civil court to file a civil lawsuit for damages in behalf of any law abiding U.S. born black man, woman, or child maimed or killed by police officers

    “Money Talks and B.S. Walks”

    ….heads will roll, police officers will be fired, unethical public servants are removed from duty, who unlawfully violate the Constitutional rights of U.S. citizens and legal immigrants in the event multi-million dollar civil lawsuits are filed and won for redress grievances in behalf of any plaintiff.

    Since this is taxpayer’s money, by and large taxpayers will not remain silent when mega buck civil claims of taxpayers dollars are awarded to anyone violated by the atrocities of a government seriously gone awry.

    …..the Million Man march bullcrap, racial profiling B.S., will not curtail unlawful police shooting or beatings, or other illegal acts of government against the citizen.

    Any litigant who files a claim against government must be law abiding, and it would behoove the plaintiff or defendant to have “clean hands”.

    The “Clean Hands Doctrine” can be used to quash the “civil” or “criminal” court claim of a plaintiff or defendant, who is a law violator.

  2. Michael L. Lofton

    December 22, 2012 at 3:07 am

    The NAACP is a worthless organization.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-182700

    Our elected black leaders and lawyers should be using their expertise to take the jurisdictions where this activity to court to file a civil lawsuit for damages in behalf of any law abiding U.S. born black man, woman, or child maimed or killed by police officers

    “Money Talks and B.S. Walks…..heads will roll, police officers will be fired, public servants who unlawfully violate the Constitutional rights of U.S. citizens and legal immigrants in the event multi-million dollar civil lawsuits are filed and won for redress grievances.

    Since this is taxpayer’s money, by and large taxpayers will not remain silent when mega buck civil claims of taxpayers dollars are awarded to anyone violated by the atrocities of a government seriously gone awry.

    ….the Million Man march bullcrap, racial profiling B.S. will not curtail unlawful police shooting or beatings, or other illegal acts of government against the citizen.

    …..any who files a claim against government must be law abiding, and it would behoove the plaintiff or defendant to have “clean hands”. The “Clean Hands Doctrine” can be used against a plaintiff or defendant, who is a law breaker.