RIP jose

jose canas was murdered by sunnyvale police last year

a lawsuit has been filed by his family against the city

formally accusing them of using excessive and deadly force

 

it states that jose had done nothing to prompt the officers to open fire

 

he was leaving for work

his wife and 18-month-old twin boys waving goodbye from their front steps

suddenly his car is rammed from behind

and the two big bad detectives open fire

 

the department had launched an investigation into this incident and

not surprisingly 

found itself innocent

 

they even said the shooting was “justified”

instead of dropping everything and putting his hands in the air

supposedly jose accelerated

which was obviously the wrong thing to do

 

anytime someone crashes into your car

just to be on the safe side

assume they’re cops

even of the car is unmarked

you never know

you could end up dead

like jose

 

 

“it’s a tragic situation. i have a great deal of diificulty understanding why this young man was shot”—james roberts, the attorney representing his widow and two sons

 

 

[[[it’s about fuckin time]]]

[[[[[[demand  justice]]]]]]

 

 

 

 

 

rest in peace jose yer missed lost 

 

 

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those who don’t learn a thing are doomed to kill unarmed black men

CHARGED: officer hector jimenez

WITH: illegal use of deadly force

 

first offense: december 31 2007. he shot and killed twenty-year-old andrew moppin—pulled over for a traffic violation. according to police [read: LIES] moppin ran and hid, refused to surrender and was “yelling and swearing”. so jimenez opens fire. official version says they shot at moppin only after he made a “quick move” toward his rear waistband “like he was reaching for a gun”. he was dead before he was found to be unarmed.

 

second offense: july 23 2008, less than 7 months after his first. he shot and killed mack “jody” woodfox—pulled over for a traffic violation. according to the police [read: LIES] woodfox ran away from the officer who ordered him to stop. so jimenez opens fire. only after he “believed woodfox to be reaching for a gun in his waistband”. investigators were told that “he kept running but then turned toward the officer.” jimenez shoots him three times in the torso. he was dead before he was found to be unarmed.

 

notice a pattern here?

lethal hairbrush?

 

“just because a subject has something unidentifiable in his or her hands, that’s never an automatic justification for the use of deadly force”—cincinnati attorney scott greenwood, expert on police use-of-force cases and general counsel for the ACLU.

 

NYPD says the cops who killed khiel coppin were justified in their use of deadly force.

he was armed with a hairbrush.

they had glocks.

the officers were responding to a 911 call made by denise owens, khiel’s mother.

“she had called the hospital to get some help for her mentally ill son and the only form of recourse was to call the police department” said taharka robinson, spokesperson for the national action network. [a civil rights group launching their own investigation into the shooting]

owens told the operater “this..you know..this kid is a problem. you can hear him?”

khiel can be heard claiming to have a gun, yelling repeatedly.

despite a second 911 call informing police that her son wasn’t armed and repeating that to the officers that arrived, they did not hesitate to use unnecessary deadly force, unleashing a barrage of at least 20 rounds on the eighteen-year-old.

according to police, he was ordered to stop and put his hands in the air, but refused.

ask anyone not wearing a blue uniform about what really happened?

andre sanchez, a neighbor who witnessed the incident claimed khiel was surrendering when police shot him to death: “he came out  his window, looked at them, then he came out and stood on his windowsill. police are saying, ‘get down, get down’. he’s just looking. he jumped to the ground, came out of the gate, dropped his brush. i don’t know from where he dropped his brush, [but he] put his hands up, then they just started shooting at him.

witnesses reports corroborate that he put his hands in the air before any shots were fired.

official police account: khiel coppin continued to ignore multiple directions to put his hands up and instead moved toward police; his hand under his shirt as if he was holding something. he eventually pulled his hand out from his shirt and pointed the hairbrush at officers, “aiming it as if it were a gun.”

 

“i don’t care whether they are black, latino, or white, when they join the force most of them turn blue. when you turn blue, you police the white community one way and you police the black community another way.”—city councilman charles barron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHICAGO POLICE MURDER INNOCENT MAN, ALL CAUGHT ON TAPE

FATHER OF TWO SHOT, KILLED BY POLICE OUTSIDE HIS OWN HOME

The wife of a man killed Wednesday by Sunnyvale police said that her husband was unarmed and was shot in his car while leaving for work.

Erika Cañas, 22, said she was standing in the front yard of her apartment complex with her 18-month-old twin sons when police confronted her husband, Jose Cañas, 32.

“They shot my husband in the head,” Erika Cañas said.

The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety is investigating the death and has placed two officers on paid administrative leave, keeping with departmental policy on officer-involved shootings, Capt. Doug Moretto said. Police, with a warrant, were seeking to arrest Cañas and two others for investigation of an Aug. 17 killing in the neighborhood.

About the claim that Cañas was unarmed, Moretto would only say that an unspecified weapon was involved.

The other two men, whom police would not name Thursday, were arrested without incident.

At 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Jose Cañas was pulling out of his parking place on the street when a car rammed his, his wife said. She said an officer drew a gun and shouted “Stop.” She said her husband turned to look at the officer and was shot twice.

“I said, ‘Don’t shoot him, leave him alone,’ ” she said.

Then, she said, another officer threatened to shoot her, as she was standing in front of her apartment at 1144 Ayala Dr., and also threatened to handcuff her if she didn’t go inside.

“I said no, you guys are shooting my husband.”

A neighbor then took her keys and her crying sons, Jesus Angel and Jose Emmanuel, inside, she said.

Moretto confirmed that police shot Cañas in his car, but said “There was no contact between the police and the suspect’s vehicle.” He would not comment on other details of the confrontation because the department is still investigating. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office also is looking into the killing.

Erika Cañas said she didn’t know why police would be looking for her husband, who was leaving for his job assembling computer boards.

Police said they were investigating the gang-related death of Pablo Rosales, 21, who was stabbed several times last month in the Ayala Drive neighborhood.

Erika Cañas, who was distraught on Thursday, said her husband was not involved in that killing.