Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man at Any Time

Fitz, Don
Date Written:  2017-09-22
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2017
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21342

Any white cop can kill a black man at any time and the cop will not go to jail, exemplified in the Jason Stockley, Anthony Lamar Smith case.



Stockley received a 30 day suspension for carrying the AK-47 and resigned from the police force in 2013. He moved to Houston TX to take a lucrative management job. After a wrongful death suit brought on behalf of Smith's young daughter resulted in $900,000 damages the City's prosecuting attorney found new evidence and charged the former cop with murder in 2016. A device from inside the police car recorded Stockley telling his partner, "I'm gonna kill that ******!" as they chased Smith at over 80 miles per hour through the streets of St. Louis. Additionally, a video showed that after Stockley killed Smith, we went back to the police car, grabbed an object and placed it by the victim.


The verdict of Stockley’s "innocence" fell like a ton of brick because, as some level, everyone knew what it meant: If he could not be convicted of any crime, the judge's decision said that no white cop should ever be convicted of killing a black man, regardless of the evidence against him.
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