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Another Trayvon Martin case? Black retired Marine is shot and killed by police in his own home
globalpost.com ^ | April 4, 2012

Posted on 04/04/2012 11:52:01 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

In November, Kenneth Chamberlain's heart device went off. Police officers responded to the medical emergency by shooting him to death.

The police officers originally were not charged with any crimes. But Chamberlain's family has tried to publicize his death, and the Westchester District Attorney's Office confirmed this week that the case will be presented to a grand jury within a month, the Daily White Plains reported today.

Chamberlain was a 68-year-old, black retired Marine living in a public housing project. On November 19, a medical alert device for his heart accidentally went off, triggering a response from public safety, the New York Daily News reported. When police officers came and knocked on his door, Chamberlain didn't open it, saying he was fine and didn't need help. Police officers then snapped the lock and entered Chamberlain's home. They Tasered him and then shot him. He died in the hospital two hours later.

The police officers had claimed that Chamberlain attacked them with a hatchet and a knife, and that they were acting in self-defense. They have not released the name of the officer who shot Chamberlain, the Daily White Plains reported Monday.

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1 posted on 04/04/2012 11:52:05 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope they keep it up, they will cry wolf one too many times. Even the most ignorant American will have to start getting fatigued.


2 posted on 04/04/2012 11:54:15 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No thanks, we've already invested so much into Trayvon, we don't want to lose focus.
3 posted on 04/04/2012 12:02:08 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In November, Kenneth Chamberlain's heart device went off. Police officers responded to the medical emergency by shooting him to death.

Ahh yes. Responsible journalism!

4 posted on 04/04/2012 12:03:26 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Completely, utterly, totally different set of circumstances from Trayvon.

Not EVERY unfortunate thing that happens to a black man is the result of some deep, racist conspiracy.

We are saddened to lose a Marine in any case.


5 posted on 04/04/2012 12:07:33 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It sounds to me like the “Stand On the Necks of the Populace” laws under which the police operate need to be revisted.


6 posted on 04/04/2012 12:10:29 PM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Are we ever going to get a story published regarding black on white criminal acts?

Like the two british tourists in FL slain earlier this year.

This is not about who’s doing what to who as much as journalistic integrity.

Wake me up when we start getting the complete picture.

Sheesh.


7 posted on 04/04/2012 12:13:00 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Another Trayvon Martin case?

Other than the victim being black, I see so similarities. ??

8 posted on 04/04/2012 12:16:01 PM PDT by TankerKC (Welcome to the age of "I Meant to Do That" Diplomacy)
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To: WayneS

Absolutely.


9 posted on 04/04/2012 12:18:26 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I read this, this morning. The ONLY similarity to the T Martin case is that both decedents were black. NOTHING ELSE ties them together. But that will probably not stop Al and Jesse and all from having a bunch of rallies to demand their rights....


10 posted on 04/04/2012 12:26:13 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: TankerKC

The perception is that a racist can shoot a black person and not be prosecuted.
I’m not saying that happened in either case, but that is the perception of the honestly indignant.


11 posted on 04/04/2012 12:26:31 PM PDT by conejo99
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I predict another “black churches are burning” crisis story.

(it turned out it was all insurance money arson but the facts never really matter)


12 posted on 04/04/2012 12:32:13 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
We are saddened to lose a Marine in any case.

While we may be saddened by the loss of this Marine, the left just views it as a baby killer getting his just desserts.

13 posted on 04/04/2012 12:45:40 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: mrsmel

What happened to the two people that were shot by cops in separate incidents?One a woman who had pulled over somewhere and the other a man who was shot while the kids were in the backseat?

Within the past two months...


14 posted on 04/04/2012 12:51:26 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Almost never hear of the police shooting white marines..
Is the season closed on shooting black marines?..
Do you have to buy a tag to go on your badge to do it?..
Is it poaching?..

In florida the season is closed on shooting black burglars..
I’m pretty sure they are not endangered..
Maybe they have to 20 years old before you can shoot them..


15 posted on 04/04/2012 12:56:03 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Chamberlain was a 68-year-old --- They Tasered him and then shot him.

Other than the race angle, this looks like an advanced version of Obamacare to me.

16 posted on 04/04/2012 1:06:00 PM PDT by Western Phil
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To: Free ThinkerNY
'I had a Heart attack, nobody was home and I lay on the floor for 12 hours' The Life Alert went off and summoned the police. When the police arrived, they entered my house and shot me'

What a great ad that would be for Life Alert??? In a country where you're not to die from natural causes anymore, such is the pathos of the USA in 2012, nobodies allowed to die anymore.

17 posted on 04/04/2012 1:25:18 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the communityÂ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This happened in November and obama’s media is just now bring this forward?

Guess the fellows life meant nothing to them until now.

nice.


18 posted on 04/04/2012 1:40:27 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: hosepipe
Almost never hear of the police shooting white marines..
Is the season closed on shooting black marines?..
Do you have to buy a tag to go on your badge to do it?..
Is it poaching?..


This one is in the family lawsuit phase. The towns that have police members in the county SWAT team are being sued now...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/tucson-swat-team-defends-shooting-iraq-marine-veteran/story?id=13640112

19 posted on 04/04/2012 2:12:32 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: Free ThinkerNY
On November 19, a medical alert device for his heart accidentally went off, triggering a response from public safety, the New York Daily News reported. When police officers came and knocked on his door, Chamberlain didn't open it, saying he was fine and didn't need help. Police officers then snapped the lock and entered Chamberlain's home. They Tasered him and then shot him. He died in the hospital two hours later.

Since when do cops respond to medical calls? Don't they have paramedics? If the guy is lucid, and refuses treatment, the responders have no choice but to leave.

This story is fishy.

20 posted on 04/04/2012 2:30:56 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Money cannot buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Double Standard: Black Men Named Trayvon Get Killed all the Time, But The Left Doesn’t Care

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpUAFGqwiJY&feature=player_embedded


21 posted on 04/04/2012 3:34:36 PM PDT by txgirl4Bush (I Support Newt Gingrich for President.)
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