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Unarmed Black man dies after being shot in the face by police while handcuffed

Jamar Clark_

photo credit: via Javille Burns, Jamar Clark’s sister

The unarmed Black man in Minnesota who was shot by police has died. Jamar Clark, 24, was taken off life support one day after his altercation with the police.

According to reports by KARE 11, Clark was shot in the face after arguing with paramedics who were attempting to treat his girlfriend. Police officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze initially reported that Clark was not handcuffed while he was shot. However, several eyewitnesses have countered that claim.

A 10-year-old boy witnessed the shooting which occurred inches from his front door. Ze’Morion Dillon-Hokins told DailyMail that Clark was handcuffed and thrown to the ground after yelling expletives at police. Police then shot Clark in the face while he was still handcuffed.

The execution-style killing has created a call for an arrest of the officers who were responsible for Clark’s death. Clark is the latest unarmed Black man to lose his life during a confrontation with police.

There seems to be a pervasive attitude among some officers who believe they are justified in killing Black men who don’t pose an imminent threat. Unless a national overhaul occurs, Clark won’t be the last unarmed Black man to lose his life at the hands of police.

Ringgenberg and Schwarze are on paid administrative leave while the case is being investigated.

 


11 Comments

  1. guest on November 18, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    There’s no video so it’s doubtful they will even be charged.

  2. Nigg.Newton on November 18, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Maybe, BLACK MEN need to take the advice that has been GIVEN…

    Just SHUT THE F—UCK UP!!!

    • Truth Ruth on November 18, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      Maybe we should shoot you for having an opinion. There is no justification for shooting someone for talking. In fact it’s protected by the first amendment. Just face it, white men who fear black men have guns and feel they have the right to kill

    • Sleepy Da Choos-ELuver Jones on November 19, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      But its ok for the white boy to scream & curse without being shot right?? Last time I checked we all had the freedom of speech!!

      • Dave Carson on August 29, 2016 at 12:59 pm

        I support that right. Just add I have the right to say end stupidity and let pace reign for once in our pitiful existence as a species.

    • ewop07 on November 21, 2015 at 11:15 pm

      I will have everything I need to know about you within 48hrs

      • Jason on November 22, 2015 at 2:48 pm

        Please post

      • Zizzle on November 23, 2015 at 2:38 pm

        Yes, please do, that poster spreads BS all over the web.

  3. cupcake333 on November 18, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    payed leave why ? why do these police depts aroudn the state keep putting this bastards on payed leave , i you work at target and you curse someone out you dont get payed dam leave but murder they get payed leave, sthey shot a man who posted no threat to them? so how is that justified

    • FuZ on November 19, 2015 at 7:38 am

      That’s what the union are for. Like it or not, they protect those that pay the dues.
      I’m in a union and I don’t like how the slackers slide because they are protected.

  4. Rudwaan on November 23, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    ‘Are American police following an implied agenda to kill Blacks?’
    read the article at
    http://thelionstale.com/2015/04/10/are-american-police-following-an-implied-agenda-to-kill-blacks/