"He had but the cold hours of the morning or the heavy hours of the night in which to draw and paint his water-colors" … Despite displaying great talent, Bonvin was largely unrecognized by his contemporaries. In 1866 he hanged himself at the age of 32, apparently due to financial difficulties. More: thewalters.org
Sgt. Thomas McVicar of the Jersey City Police Department shot 22 year old Kwadir Felton, leaving him blind, after Kwadir pulled a gun on him, he claims. Kwadir Felton denied the accusation, stating that he doesn’t even carry guns.
"I don’t understand!" Felton yelled at a police officer before his mother was removed from the courtroom. "You didn’t have to shoot me in the head for no reason! You trying to charge me with something I didn’t do!"
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This broke my fucking heart.
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i don’t usually sign petitions because they’re ineffective, but i did. and it still needs a little more than 6000 more. fucking do it.
Stop with the cop hating——this man pulled a gun on the officer! None of you know the truth…
Why am I not surprised that you have previously defended white cops for using excessive force against people of colour?
First of all, evidence shows that Felton was most likely telling the truth when he said he wasn’t even carrying a gun. His fingerprints nor DNA were found on the weapon in which he supposedly threatened the cop with, witnesses were harassed into silence by authorities and there were countless discrepancies in police testimony.
BUT HEY, the cop was white and the “perpetrator” was black, so the cop MUST be telling the truth, right?