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Monday, September 28, 2015

NAACP Wants Special Prosecutor in Delaware Police Shooting

The fatal shooting of a wheelchair-bound man by Wilmington police is being investigated by a new unit within the Delaware attorney general's office that was established to help instill public trust in government, but the state NAACP is calling for an independent investigation by a special prosecutor.

Authorities say Jeremy McDole, 28, was shot Wednesday afternoon after police responded to a 911 call about man who had shot himself and was still armed with a handgun.

Police Chief Bobby Cummings said Thursday that McDole, who was left paralyzed by a shooting 10 years ago, failed to obey officers' commands to show his hands and put his weapon down, and that he was shot as he began to remove the gun from his waist.

Cummings said he did not know if McDole pointed the gun at any of the four officers, "but when he went to remove the weapon, they engaged him."

Video of the shooting posted online, which the chief said appeared to be authentic, shows an officer approaching McDole with a gun drawn, shouting "show me your hands" and "drop the gun." Other officers then appear in the video with their guns drawn, yelling similar commands.

McDole moves around in his wheelchair and reaches into his jeans, but it's unclear from the video what he is doing. The officers, who are not in the video at this point, fire multiple shots and McDole falls out of his wheelchair.

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Anonymous said...

Here we go again. Another black on drugs or something not following directions get killed. Not hands up don't shoot. Drop your gun stay alive.

Anonymous said...

They want a "special prosecutor"...why?

They want a black prosecutor who is in their pocket, is what they want. There is no reason for a special prosecutor in any but the most exceptional circumstances. And being black is not an "exceptional" or "special" circumstance.

We all deserve equal treatment under the law, for our own actions. When they claim they are entitled to "special" treatment, that means they believe they are superior. They most definitely are not. They are "equals", which is a concept their schools need to teach them from day one, since their parents obviously are not.

"Equals" means you aren't somehow racially disabled, and you are expected to behave accordingly.

Anonymous said...

But while praising Denn for doing a good job as attorney general, Richard Smith, head of the Delaware chapter of the NAACP, said he did not trust the state Justice Department to conduct a fair and impartial investigation.

Of course he doesn't. It's what he gets paid to do.

Anonymous said...

We're all special, but some think they're more special than others.

Anonymous said...

Because the federal DOJ, despite their best efforts, has tried and failed to find any excuse to charge the innocent white man, in the past couple of nationally overblown cases.

Anonymous said...

How is it that this "Racist" organization is still allowed to operate?

Anonymous said...

just stop resisting and start shooting

Anonymous said...

Exactly 12:54! Who in the hell do they think they are fooling! The NAACP can go straight to hell and they will. God is so angry with them and is reigning down His wrath and punishment in predominately black neighborhoods and they still aren't getting it. All the black on black violence is God punishment to them for all their nonsense lately and He will not stop until they stop. Stop with their lying, with their immoral dishonest ways. Stop following the mostly fake black "faith based leaders." Nothing but wolves in sheeps clothing.

Anonymous said...

Black privilege on display.