Skip to comments.Why Did the Judge Acquit a St. Louis Police Officer of Killing a Black Man?
Posted on 09/20/2017 7:42:50 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Why Did the Judge Acquit a St. Louis Police Officer of Killing a Black Man?
The decision on Friday to acquit a white St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man back in December 2011 predictably set off rioting in the city. It didnt occur to the rioters that, according to the evidence in the case, Officer Jason Stockleys use of force was reasonable, to defend his own life against a potentially lethal threat exhibited by Anthony Lamar Smith. It didnt matter that the judge found that the state failed to prove its allegation that the gun found in Smiths Buick that night was deliberately planted there by Stockley.
It didnt matter that Judge Timothy Wilson has ruled both for and against the police during his 28 years on the bench. It didnt matter that he is highly regarded by his peers, that he is viewed as an unbiased judge who has no ideological ax to grind except to get the facts straight and make the decision proper under the circumstances.
None of that mattered. Once Wilsons decision was filed late Friday afternoon, the BLM rioters and their useful idiots brought out their pre-printed signs and started destroying property. When police arrived to quell the unrest, BLM thugs and others encouraged by them started attacking the police.
Much of the mainstream media have been willing too willing to uncritically circulate the anti-cop narrative that a white police officer should have been found guilty of murder for killing a supposedly unarmed black man, without including in their news accounts the evidence showing otherwise. Put simply: The white cop was guilty. Guilty. GUILTY! Let the rioting begin!
Yet the facts in the case tell a different story.
(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...
"And the facts were examined by more than just Judge Wilson."
"The FBI investigated the shooting right after it occurred, and never filed charges. The Civil Rights Division of Obamas Department of Justice (DOJ) investigated, and never filed charges. An internal investigation by the St. Louis Police Department revealed that Stockley violated a rule that had nothing to do with the case, and sanctioned him for that. No other charges were filed against Stockley until the spring of 2016, more than four years after the incident, when then-Circuit Court Attorney Jennifer Joyce charged Stockley with first-degree murder and armed criminal action by allegedly planting a gun in Smiths vehicle."
“”””...to defend his own life against a potentially lethal threat exhibited...””””
Is that the wording the judge used?
If so, will civilians be able to quote when using deadly force in a “potentially” deadly situation?
These SOBs need to be shot....by the hundreds., in not thousands.
It didnt occur to the rioters “”
Why would it? their intention is to riot and break things regardless of the facts or truth. That is their Mission Statement, to cause mayhem
My take away is don’t take police on a high speed chase and once caught put your damn hands up and get out of the car as directed.
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”
H. L. Mencken
Some variation of that will no doubt get that cop in Minneapolis off as well.
Remarkable Video of Black Lives Matter, Other Leftists Rioting in St. Louis
S. Noble -
September 19, 2017
Photographer Kenny Bahr memorialized the rioting by Black Lives Matter and other leftist groups in St. Louis on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday night alone, 80 protesters were arrested.
The rioting began after former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted in the shooting death of a black drug dealer Anthony Lamar Smith.
The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are.”
“Stockley had been a city police officer for five years when the shooting took place. Before that, he had a military career and was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
He said he chose police work after his tour in Iraq because its based on a foundation of service.
But, Stockley said, the work can be dangerous. And the level of firepower he was seeing on city streets led him to arm himself with an unauthorized AK-47 pistol with 100 rounds.
I used it as a deterrent, and I believed it was better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it, he said.
I accept full responsibility for violating the rules. But its not a moral crime. Its a rule violation.
It is important to understand.
BLM and their other hate groups DO NOT WANT JUSTICE. That’s only a convenient slogan. They want violence, destruction, injury and revenge against that/whom which they hate. All they need is an event to rally around to put their hatred into action.
Truth, facts, justice.... it’s all a scam.
AK-47 pistol with 100 rounds? I am not familiar with this weapon.
Just like the majority of Leftist media, Mz. Byers only knows that what the officer owned was a 'scary black assault rifle'
Article writer: Christine Byers St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sep 17, 2017
Christine Byers is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
These stories...”killed a black man.” Like that makes it worse.
Kill a white (any color perp), no big deal.
Kill a black, (if you are black), no big deal.
Kill a black (if you are white), BIG deal.
Appeasement does not work. Because they riot and march in the street they get what they want?
Stop this, or many of us will cease to care. You wouldn’t want that.
The weapon is legit, though I’m not sure there are photos of it. I saw one news report that said he had a stubby AK with a 100 round drum mag.
Edit: There is a video which shows his AK pistol (basically an AK Rifle without a stock) in his police cruiser back seat. It has a drum magazine. Apparently he was busted for carrying it in his car but he said he valued his personal safety over a stupid rule against carrying personal weapons. So, at the end of the day he was reprimanded for carrying this personal weapon, but not for using it when his life was in danger.
Y’all have not read much about Stockley or this case if you want to hang JBTBL flag on this jackass
He’s the EXACT SAME SORT OF LEO who will bust down your own door one day
I sear I wonder why am I on this forum.....days like these
Stockley got off on premeditation maybe despite his utterances while chasing the guy
For those saying put your hands up
Watch the tape
Btw it was not an ak47 pistol whatever that is
It’s an ak that Barney carried in violation and got reprimanded for
Well, hell, don't punish yourself on our behalf.
Reckon we fools can muddle along okay, even without you.
Of course your selflessness to this point is much appreciated.
As I recall your posts don’t match yer moniker
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