I first reported on this on November 8, 2015 when the news reported that two officers were charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. Since then, I’ve mentioned the name Jeremy Mardis several times; once was in criticism for Blue Lives Matter, who supports law enforcement who are charged with using deadly force. The victims in this case are White, and the officers are Black. Blue Lives Matter has been silent.
CNN now reports that a Louisiana judge released body cam video Wednesday showing officers firing multiple rounds into the car of Chris few, wounding Chris and killing his 6-year-old, autistic son Jeremy Mardis.
The incident happened on September 2015 when Marshals saw an argument between a man and his girlfriend in front of a local bar. Chris Few got into his car. As officers approached the car, Chris drove away. The officers pursued. The video shows that when Few drove into a dead end street, he put his hands up, but the officers opened fire anyway.
Officers Norris Greenhouse Jr., and Derrick Stafford are charged with second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder. Their first story was that they were attempting to serve a warrant on Chris Few, however that has been proven false. Greenhouse knew Few before the deadly encounter. Investigators are looking into the extent of their relationship.
Jeremy was shot in the head and chest. At Wednesday’s hearing, State Police forensics experts testified that they determined 18 shots were fired; 14 from Stafford’s gun and four from Greenhouse’s gun. Experts testified that Jeremy was hit five times. Two of the bullets were too damaged to link them to a specific gun. Read the rest of this entry
Theodore (Ted) Wafer, 54, is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter for killing 19-year-old Renisha McBride on November 2, 2013. McBride was in a car accident and subsequently appeared at Wafer’s front door where he shot her in the face with a shot-gun.
Wafer first claimed self-defense, and later claimed that the gun went off by accident.
Today’s hearing begins at 9 a.m. EST.
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Yahtzee has been watching the hearing and reporting on in at. https://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/mark-omara-addresses-florida-bar-complaint/
This thread picks up at about 2:30 p.m.
The live stream is at:
Thank you, Yahtzee, for your commitment and work keeping us informed.
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On Oct. 26, 2012, the State v. George Zimmerman was heard in court on two motions. In layman’s terms, Zimmerman wanted State witnesses not to talk to State Attorneys before O’Mara, his attorney, deposes them. Presiding Judge Nelson said “no’ denying Zimmerman’s motion.
The other motion was filed by the State for a gag order against all attorneys and their staff using the media to promote their positions. Judge Nelson is to rule on that on Monday.
Attorney West for Zimmerman, approached the podium in effort to regurgitate the statement of Witness 8, who is commonly known as “DeeDee” or Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend. Judge West refused to hear the matter re-argued as she entered order regarding the recorded statement last week.
Judge Nelson also set a Case Management calendar.
Originally, we presented videos of the hearing that were recorded by Trent Sawyer, (stateoftheinternet), and posted to his YouTube channel. Since the verdict, Trent has made the videos private and they are no longer available.