Another Victim of Racial Profiling or Trayvon-Mania?

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TTAG takes a skeptical view of police procedures. We regularly report on deficiencies re: firearms training, gun handling (i.e. negligent discharges), SWAT team proliferation, officer strategy (i.e. questionable shootings) and bureaucratic coverups. The lack of video evidence in the Pasadena officer involved shooting chronicled above is worrying. (Pasadena police Chief Phillip Sanchez said his officers don’t respond to armed robberies by turning on their flashing lights and, thus, the dashboard camera.) Whatever the circumstances, the shooting of an unarmed man is lamentable. But comparing Kendrec McDade‘s death to Trayvon Martin’s homicide? As we’ve predicted, the race-baiting repercussions from George Zimmerman’s claimed defensive gun use continue. Check out the YouTube caption . . .

A second shooting of an unarmed African American youth by US police is fueling suspicion of institutionalized prejudice in the force and threatening social unrest across American suburbs . . .

Local man Oscar Carillo, who placed the 9-11 call, admitted under questioning he had lied to police that the suspects were armed to generate a faster response, after McDade’s 17-yr old companion had broken into his car. The 17-yr-old has a criminal record of burglary, grand theft and failing to register as a gang member. Carillo is now charged with involuntary manslaughter by the trigger happy police.

I can’t find any corroboration for the assertion that Carillo admitted lying to the 911 operator. In any case, arresting Carillo for involuntary manslaughter (as opposed to filing a false police report)? Talk about CYA.

Sensibly enough, the LA DA declined to file charges against Carillo.

“Instead, they sent the case back to the Pasadena Police Department for further investigation,” thedailybeast.com reports. “Carrillo remains jailed on an immigration hold placed by the federal Immigration Customs and Enforcement. He is believed to be in the United States illegally.” For at least a second time.

And what a country it is. Thanks to professional African American agitators and their mainstream media accomplices, the Trayvon Martin case is spreading a cancer of suspicion, anger and hatred throughout the African American community.

It’s going to be a long hot summer.

comments

  1. avatar John says:

    “But comparing Kendrec McDade‘s death to Trayvon Martin’s homicide?”

    So you have decided that the Martin case is a homicide?

    1. avatar Blinky Pete says:

      Any time one human kills another human it is homicide. He didn’t call it murder.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homicide

      1. avatar V says:

        Thank you Blinky. Many people mess that up.

        Just today I heard my local police chief get his head involved in the Zimmerman case stating, “If we were to have handled it, it would have been treated as a homicide.”

        Uh… It is a homicide…

        1. avatar Blinky Pete says:

          Perhaps he was under the impression that Zimmerman is a tiger.

  2. avatar girlswithguns says:

    “A second shooting of an unarmed African American youth by US police”

    ???

    Martin wasn’t shot by police…

    1. avatar Blinky Pete says:

      I’m curious as to when the Brady Bunch is going to jump on this case and exploit it… oh wait, the cops are on their side, so I guess this was hunky dory.

    2. avatar Tom says:

      My response as well.

  3. avatar Ron says:

    Another case of a “good boy ” who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    Running from the police, after a theft, accompanied by a known gang member.

    Who would be alive today if he just had not been black.

    And running from the police, after a theft, accompanied by a known gang member.

  4. avatar Matt in FL says:

    “Police say 19 year old Kendrick McDade ran away from the police car, his hand on his waist.”

    He didn’t have a gun, he was holding his friggin’ pants up. You know, because he was probably wearing them about 8″ lower than normal, and you can’t run like that.

    I’m not being racist, by the way, because it’s a cultural thing, as in “hip-hop culture,” not a race thing. Just a few days ago, I saw a guy (a white guy, as it happens) walking down the sidewalk toward the bus stop. He had on brightly colored boxers. I know, because his pants were belted below the curve of his ass. In case that’s unclear, I could see the entire curve of his buttocks, from the waistband of his boxers all the way to the crease where the buttock meets the thigh, because it was all above his belt. The bus showed up early. He tried to run to make it. He was unsuccessful.

    1. avatar Moonshine7102 says:

      “He tried to run to make it. He was unsuccessful.”
      —–
      “…and the foolish shall be punished.”

  5. avatar GS650G says:

    I guess we will see special rules for engaging people of certain races when a crime is suspected of being committed.

    1. From above link; “The report was that racial slurs were being used toward the victim.” The victim is a 32 year old white man who was beaten. I’m a white male who has been on this Earth for 26 years and have yet to hear a racial slur towards white men that I’ve found offensive. There isn’t really anything you can say that is offensive, just saying lol.

      1. avatar Charlie says:

        Yea anti-white slurs are pretty tame ha. Check my comment on the other trayvon article for more hilarious antics.

  6. avatar bontai Joe says:

    It’s been 20 years since the “Rodney King” riots…….. so I guess we are due for a bad year. How soon people forget the mistakes of the past.

  7. avatar Mark N. says:

    As I understand it, the dash cam wouldn’t have done any good even if it had been activated, as the officer blocked the alley with the side of his car and fired through the passenger window.

  8. avatar Ralph says:

    He put his hand on his waist? Well, at least that’s a bit more imaginitive than the usual “I thought his cell phone was a Glock” bull$h!t.

    If the cops want to look unbiased, the least they should do is blow up a few Caucasian guys for the crime of Running While White.

    1. avatar Tom says:

      Just have the cops go to Ruby Ridge.

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        Those weren’t cops at Ruby Ridge (and Waco), they were Feds. Cops kill black guys. Feds kill children.

        1. avatar Matt in FL says:

          “Cops kill black guys.”

          and dogs.

  9. avatar koolaidguzzler says:

    True, I’ve seen a lot of race-baiting talk here. But not on behalf of the guy who’s dead.

    Why is TTAG trying so darn hard to defend the guy who can still speak out on his own behalf? The shooter is an *ss-clown. There’s no amount of revisionism and wishful thinking that will change that. But instead, there seems to be a persistent effort to make him out to be a symbol for 2A rights. Talk about getting things backwards and losing the forest for the trees.

  10. avatar rt66paul says:

    I want to know why the cameras don’t have still shots every 5 secs loaded into the “cloud”. We pay for our police forces, we should be able to record them all the time they are onshift, just like other jobs. At lunch, maybe not(but then some may wonder what they are hiding). I think it would show a human side, even when they bitch about thier bosses and city politics.

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