THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IVE SEEN A BLACK GIRL WITH THIS AND IM IN LOVEblack gyalz
Officer: ‘Put your hands on your head. Right here. Come on back.’
Barbour: ‘What is wrong? My kids!’
Officer: ‘How old are they?’
Barbour: ‘They’re six and eight and ten, nine. What are we doing?’
Officer: ‘Hold on a second, okay?’
Barbour: ‘What is going on? Oh my God, you will terrify my children.’
Officer: ‘We got a complaint of a vehicle matching your description and your license plate, waving a gun out the window.’ (Description: Tan Vehicle - Barbour’s vehichle color: Burgundy)
Officer 1: ‘Do they look young to you?’
Officer 2: ‘They do to me.’
Officer 1: ‘Huh?’
Officer 2: ‘They do to me.’
Officer 1: ‘Yep, they’re young.’
Officer 1: [To other officers] ‘Gun down, gun down, gun down.’
Officer 1: [As the child exits the vehicle] ‘Come on back here, son. Come on back here, you’re alright.’
Officer: ‘Y’all okay?’
Child: ‘I’m scared.’
Officer: ‘It’s okay.’
Child: ‘Are we going to jail?’
Officer: ‘No. No one is going to jail.’
Child: [Scream, crying]
Officer: ‘Hey, stop crying. It’s okay. It’s okay. Everything’s fine now.
No officer, everything is NOT fine now. You and your partners should be fired.
"Do they look young to you?"
"I can’t tell if these are Dangerous Criminal Thug (TM) ages yet"
So being alive while being black = weapon
Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run. Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph. The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp.
On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture. I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive. But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency. Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up.
Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case. *Edit* This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police. Please advise, it is highly disturbing.
And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.
On February 21st, 2013, Ryo Oyamada was struck and killed by a police cruiser while crossing the street. NYPD claimed that the cruiser’s lights and sirens were on before the collision, but multiple eyewitnesses stated otherwise, that the lights and sirens were only turned on afterwards, and that the cruiser was speeding in excess of 70 mph down a residential street. None of these eyewitnesses were interviewed for the police report.