The Death of Jordan Edwards (and The Police Who Tried To Lie About It)

this is a sad one.
a vix-bi hit me up about the death of jordan edwards earlier.
i couldn’t believe how his death was so tragic and senseless.
so 15 year old,
jordan edwards,
was killed and the police jackals on the scene decided to lie about it.
this is what the new york times has revealed about this case so far…

As family and friends mourned the death of a 15-year-old boy shot in the head by a police officer in a Dallas suburb over the weekend, the police chief said Monday that new evidence showed the killing did not unfold the way the authorities had originally claimed.

The Police Department in Balch Springs, Tex., said Sunday that the officer, whose name has not been released, fired on a car carrying the teenager, Jordan Edwards, a freshman at Mesquite High School in nearby Mesquite, Tex., because the car was reversing down a street toward the officer in an “aggressive manner.”

But Jonathan Haber, the police chief, told reporters at a news conference on Monday afternoon that video showed the opposite. He said the officer fired when the car was “moving forward as the officers approached,” according to The Associated Press. The Dallas County medical examiner’s report ruled the death a homicide caused by a “rifle wound” to the head.

Lee Merritt, a lawyer for the Edwards family, praised the police chief for his willingness to admit the department’s mistake and called the new account “a big deal.”

“There were no weapons involved; there was no aggressive behavior; these were not suspects,” Mr. Merritt said in a telephone interview. “The lone motive they had for the murder was that the vehicle was being used as a weapon, and now that is no longer there.”

Efforts to reach officials with the Police Department after Monday’s news conference were unsuccessful.

But the department published an updated statement later on Monday that said the officers had been investigating a house party when they heard gunshots. When they went outside to investigate, they “confronted” a vehicle backing down the street that continued to reverse despite multiple commands to stop, the statement said.

“The vehicle then pulled forward as the officer continued to approach the vehicle giving verbal commands. The vehicle continued the main roadway driving away from the officer as an officer shot into the vehicle striking the passenger,” the statement said.

Mr. Merritt called the change in the department’s account “a hopeful sign” about the transparency of the investigation, but he said the authorities needed to do more.

“They have a dead child, they have the identity of the shooter, and they have no explanation for the shooting,” Mr. Merritt said. “They have more than sufficient probable cause to make an arrest.”

Jordan, a popular football player, was killed shortly after leaving a party with a group of friends on Saturday night. The police said in a statement on Sunday that officers were in the area responding to a 911 call complaining about drunken young people.

The initial statement had said officers fired on the car after they heard gunfire from an “unknown altercation.” Jordan, a passenger, was shot in the head and later died from his injuries at a hospital.

i hate that the officer’s name “can’t be released”.
release the summabitch name so we can haunt his dreams!
i hate when they do that.
i am glad that the police chief stepped up and told the truth.
this wouldn’t have gone left if he lied,
but after all the drama with his own kind in different issues,
i’m trying to see the good in this one.
God has been working on me.
there is no excuse why jordan is being prepared to be buried tho.
from what i read,
he was a good cub and well liked.
sad his life was taken away so senseless.
i smell a major lawsuit and it’s well deserved.
rip to jordan edwards.

article taken: ny times

Author: jamari fox

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7 thoughts on “The Death of Jordan Edwards (and The Police Who Tried To Lie About It)

  1. What.The.Actual.F*&$!!! If I were in the U.S. I’d pack my bags and run. Hell, I’m still packing my bags, but at least ^^ that ish doesn’t happen here! Good lord. May he R.I.P

    1. ^its getting so bad now.
      i don’t even know what to do when confronted by the police.
      im starting to think i should just fall to the ground.

      1. No Jamari don’t fall to the ground, if you do that, they still might shoot you. I hate reading stories like this where innocent black people are being killed in the hands of these officers. I’m just so tired of this mess, I don’t even know when this will end.

      2. what’s even more tragic is that they’re innocent black youth. Honestly, even that whole “inner city black youth” excuse has dried up. These “officers” are shooting just to shoot at this point. there are no excuses for the madness.

  2. Jordan’s family released a statement that the cop has been fired.That’s the first step, he needs to be charged, convicted and sent to prison.
    RIP Jordan

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