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Update: Ferguson Area 2nd Police Killing Witness Video. Warning: Shockingly Graphic

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 21:10
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(Before It's News)

By Deborah Dupré

 

UPDATE: AUG 21, 2014

 

St. Louis police released the eyewitness video, shown Tuesday here on Before It’s News (below), of the shooting of Kajieme Powell, and along with that, changed their account of what transpired.

 

Two police offcers, unamed and protected, killed Powell, 25, known to be mentally ill or with a “learning disability, reportedly after a confrontation with police Tuesday a few miles from where unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson earlier this month.

 

Two witnesses in the extremely graphic video describe the police handcuffing Powell after killing him – as caught on the eye wtiness video.

 

The St. Louis Police Department said the two officers fired 12 shots at Powell, after he ignored orders to put down a knife. (They had previously claimed, before the eyewitness video was uploaded, that he had his hand up threatneing them with it, so they began shooting him.)

 

It appeared to be a steak knife, the spokesperson said.

 

U.S. attorney general Eric Holder met with 50 community leaders, explaining he could understand why black civilians are distrustful of those sworn to serve and protect. 

 

“I understand that mistrust,” Holder said. “I am the attorney general of the United States. But I am also a black man. … I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. … I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me.”

 

He noted, “We are starting here a good dialogue. But the reality is the dialogue is not enough. We need concrete action to change things in this country.”

 

“History,” Holder said, “simmers beneath the surface in more communities than just Ferguson.”

 

 

His Hands Were By His Side

 

A new video showing St. Louis police shooting to death the “mentally ill” young man Kajieme Powell on Tuesday has been posted, evidence of a different story to what police released. This homicide was committed only four miles from where police fatally killed Michael Brown on August 9.

 

 

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released cell phone footage Wednesday of police shooting Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old black man killed Tuesday in St. Louis, according to St. Louis Public Radio.

 

 

The footage that police released and the police department’s statement do not concur with what a neighbor’s video shows.

 

 

Suspected Theft of Drinks and Donuts

 

 

A convenience store owner called 911 Tuesday when he suspected Powell stole drinks and donuts from his shop, according to a recording of the call.

 

 

Another woman called to report Powell was acting erratically and had a knife in his pocket.

 

 

Two officers in a police SUV responded to the calls, the cell phone video shows. When the officers got out of their vehicle, Powell walked in their direction, yelling and telling them to shoot him.

 

 

Described by neighbors as mentally ill, Powell was carrying a knife. He can can be heard in the video shouting, “Shoot me! Shoot me! Shoot me! Shoot me now, Motherf–ker!” 

 

 

Both officers opened fire on Powell when he came within a three or four feet of them holding a knife “in an overhand grip,” according to St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson on Tuesday.

 

 

New Video Undermines Police Statement

 

 

The newly released cell phone footage undermines the police chief’s statement. It shows Powell approaching the officers, but not coming as close as reported and his hands were at his side.

 

 

The officers began shooting within 15 seconds of their arrival, according to the new video (below).

 

 

The first shot can be heard in the video as Powell, dressed in white pants and a black long shirt, is clearly seen with both of his hands down by his side, not “in an overhand grip,” as police claimed.

 

 

Directly below is a screenshot taken as the police officer’s first shot was fired.

 

 

Then, the two police officers shot Powell with a barrage of bullets. Nine shots in total are heard.

 

 

“Over a fucking honey bun,” says one man. “Over two fucking sodas, y’all,” says another. “They could’ve tased that man.”

 

 

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released the video and 911 calls, telling St. Louis Public Radio that it planned to act transparently.

 

 

Warning, the new video below is graphic.

 

 

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  • Deborah Dupre

    The power of cell video coverage. Another heartbreaking police killing. His crime? Being mentally ill. His other crime” Stealing a drink and donuts?!

    • Damien

      ‘Mentally ill’

      Dupe speak for retard on drugs with weapon for all it cares.

    • FreebytheTruth

      You don’t know what you’re seeing. That guy being killed shot at and ultimately killed by the police is a gang member. The white guy in red is also part of the gang, they are Nortaino affiliated gangs. I explained to everyone the Bloods main gang in Ferguson is affiliated with the muliracial Nortaino gang Obama’s “Yes We Can” mantra came from.
      http://edifyingothers.blogspot.com/2014/07/edifying-others-exposes-real-border.html

      These gangs are primarily made up of Whites, Blacks and Hispanics. There have been many whites at Ferguson dressed in red.

      They’re mentally ill because they initiated themselves in criminal gang death oaths to die in criminal activity for the gang hierarchy. The police know all about who’s who in the hood, and who are the ones acting unreasonable as this poor lost man when they told him to get down on the floor and he kept strutting his meth head gang swag.

      Whatever the story about the knife, still the gang member did not obey the police’s order to get on the floor. They shoot these gang members that don’t listen to their orders because the risk of them not obeying their orders with them knowing that they are gang members comes with the very high risk that they are armed with a weapon of some sort. Gang member + weapon = someone will die. Could be an initiation into the gang that the gang member played his risk cards wrong. That happens all the time from the history of these gangs starting in LA in the 70′s 80′s 90′s+ till today. And still these gang cultures don’t get it.

      Don’t talk about these things as only being his crime” Stealing a drink and donuts?! Stealing for gangs is just part and parcel to Drug trafficking and murder for the gang. In the case of the Nortainos they use little children to even run their drug deal. It’s horrific, and unless you’ve lived in these areas with these gangs and have seen the misery these mind controlled Satanic slaves make the poor neighborhoods worse. You cannot really understand all the dynamics to gang criminal hood life from a normal nice neighborhood or separated from everything farm life.

      • Apollo is the A/C

        “They’re mentally ill because they ………………”

        People need to understand the Gangland Occult Connection”

        They are not “ill”. They are demon possessed – whether you believe it or not, that is what JayZ was trying to explain to you in the song “Run this Town”

        http://vigilantcitizen.com/musicbusiness/jay-zs-run-this-town-and-the-occult-connexions/

        Deal with it. :twisted:

      • Deborah Dupre

        Oh, so if one is in a gang and/or mentally ill, police now have a right to shoot and kill them? And that’s not Satanic?

      • Reaper

        You’re the sick one azzhole

  • MC hammers

    He had a weapon, correct? And he rushed at the cops….
    Hello?

    • Deborah Dupre

      Hello? Did you see him rushing police with his weapon when the first shot was fired? No. Because he hadn’t.
      He had a pocket knife – or a knife in his pocket. He was mentally ill – even asking to be shot.
      So – in your mind, police had a right to shoot him 9 times and kill him for that.
      Hello?

      • FreebytheTruth

        I told you already. You don’t know what you’re talking about. All the people in the video are gang members. The horse is in the room and you cannot see it. Sorry to tell you like that, but come on really.

        We’ve warned people this was coming through the Spirit of Prophecy back in May. It’s not just that these people are gang initiated ill. It’s the FACT that Obama is enabling these events because he has ties to the biggest CIA drug running mind control gang called Masons and they are controlling these smaller gangs and programmed mind control slaves.

        The gang culture is a breeding grown for all of this. That’s why former presidents have let Mexicans in America to be used for CIA drug running. Obama IS bringing in all these mind controlled slaves from central America.

        In this case it was clear that this mind controlled gang slave said the following. Indicating that he was possibly triggered by something the intelligence groups use
        “You know who I am,”
        ” I’m on Instagram, I’m on Facebook,”
        ” I’m tired of this s*@t.”

        When these gang programmed mind control slaves begin destroying and burning down America as part if the illuminati Sabbatean plan, all you libtards will be sayng.

        “There all mentally ill, please don’t hurt the children.”
        Then you will cement yourselves in history as the irrational deaf eared fools that failed to heed the warnings.

        And you Deborah Dupre. You might be enslaved to one of these mystery babylon cults eh. Eastern Stars?

        No but seriously You’ve even put up an article called Ferguson Bombshell! Officials Claim Agent Provocateurs Inciting Violence. COINTELPRO?
        http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/08/ferguson-state-officials-describe-fbi-cointelpro-war-on-blacks-tactics-agent-provocateurs-inciting-violence-3013816.html

        The problem you’ve having with this video is that you don’t understand MK ultra in action when you’re seeing it. These programmed gang “thug” (meaning assassin) multiples can be activated at any moment and whipped up into a suicidal frenzy with internet chatter. Like this guy said right before he rushed the cop he was on FB and Instagram, and that they know who he is.

        Yet not all police are following Obamas CIA handlers (oath keepers etc). That’s what people need to find out first before they cast judgement that a cop called to go to a event is not being taken out himself. Think Obama purging the military and police who will not follow along with turning on the normal citizens not enslaved to a gnostic gang superior during an economic collapse. Those are the “sovereign citizens” the Illuminati DHS are ultimately scared of.

  • Anonymous

    ~ ”FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE = JUSTICE” ~

  • Marcy Dare

    At some point these people are going to start
    shooting back, what then ? It’s on, that’s what.
    It appears the police are trying very hard
    to provoke these people into an armed confrontation.

  • Andor

    Come on africans loot and destroy everything which you are good in!

    • wakeupnow2014

      Yea keep hiding in your house and complaining instead of doing something white boy it’s what your good at

  • happychappy

    It is sad when you see how little respect a country have for life. What happened to non lethal weapons, tazers, rubber bullit, there is a whole range of options other than shoot to kill. Why can countries like the UK send police out with a baton and maybe a tazer.

    • Deborah Dupre

      Equally sad is that you’re getting voted down for your comment.

    • Mayhem

      The gang bangers refuse to use those weapons, that’s what happened. And just so ya’ll know: the Ferguson protest lost my sympathy the moment the looting started.

  • happychappy

    As bad as this might sound i do not see how the innocent citizens will get their country back without a civil war.

    • Deborah Dupre

      The system, TPTB, including the chief in comment, is certainly doing everything in their power to provoke that and much blood shed. If this state of emergency expands, there will be no presidential election.

      • Deborah Dupre

        meant chief in command

  • hansom

    If government employees aren’t sufficiently trained to incapacitate or kill if necessary, with just two bullets then they really ought to be in a different job. Even with a .22, although you may not penetrate the sternum or cranium, a double tap to the throat should do the job. I’m not advocating violence just pointing out that if it becomes necessary then there are efficient ways to deal with the situation. The entertainment industry doesn’t help, ever notice in the movies for example when there’s a shootout, the highly trained government employee and the criminal mastermind both can’t hit the broadside of a barn door. And why is it in a FPS computer simulation the firearm never needs maintaining, you want realism in your computer game then after a thousand discharges from a particular gun it will jam until you press the right combination of buttons to strip, clean and reassemble the firearm.

    • Mayhem

      A double tap to the throat of a moving target? You’ve been watching too many spoof movies and spaghetti westerns, hansom, the target area is always central mass. And warning shots are a waste of good ammo.

      I can’t say for certain that I could laugh off a 22 flesh wound but the guys who stabbed me got a heck of a surprise when they realised that the fight wasn’t over yet.

      Give me the authority plus the skill set and I’ll do my level best to always be the one going home to my family after work.

  • gsummit

    Deborah Dupre shouldn’t be allowed to impart information of any kind. Her reports never show but one side of the story.

  • gsummit

    Because the reports only cover one side of the story I stopped reading the postings of the King of Shambhala. I know what is going to be the line without reading it. A balanced report will give people the information to form an opinion. It may not be the opinion that was wanted. This is life, intelligence and the human experience. I can get no information from Deborah’s reports that can’t be gleaned from her byline.

    • Deborah Dupre

      I see you’re excellent at copying and pasting your same comment designed to discredit. Well done in showing readers how you operate. Thank you.

      • gsummit

        I did copy and paste. I intend to do it at every opportunity. If they put your byline on the home page I wouldn’t have to follow the headline. I already know what it is going to say.

  • 14west1

    Someone needs to set the legal precendent that when cops do this, victims’ families can sue the cops’ pension fund for damages. That might make them quit doing this, or at least make the other cops clean up the department.

    • happychappy

      The family might want to do it old school mafia style. You shoot my kid, family member. I butcher your whole effing family. Until the coppers are too sht scared to leave their houses, nothing will change.

    • Deborah Dupre

      In less than 24 hours, over one thousand ColorOfChange members donated nearly $30,000 to support the St. Louis based Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) in hiring a full-time police accountability organizer. Here’s what COC says:

      “Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) has been on the front lines providing crucial coverage, legal support, and organizing peaceful protests in the face of escalating police violence. But their resources are stretched too thin and in order to continue this critical work, OBS needs additional resources to hire a full time staff member. Please contribute today.

      “On August 9th, 2014 Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson executed 18-year-old Michael Brown. The teen stood in the street with his hands in the air as the final shots were fired, his last words, ‘I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!”‘ (https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/obs15?refcode=KickerB&amount=15.00)

  • TombRaider

    Moral of the story: Never bring a knife to a gunfight….

  • Theron

    Sorry, couldn’t read past “fatally killed”

  • Sean

    I have to say this does not seem right..the guy taking the video seems to be in Position ahead of time and far enough away so you really can’t see much, but just enough and then the video ends

  • I Trust No1

    Don’t even know what this was about, but why was he screaming “shoot me” at the officers? He was also running around erratically… and basically challenging them. Why did they shoot him?

    • Deborah Dupre

      Why? Maybe because their leaders trained in Israel with IDF training them? Maybe because they are among the many in MO who are white supremists? Maybe because they are on drugs?

  • Don't be hating!

    This is what happens when you are uneducated.

    • Deborah Dupre

      Don’t – Are you referring to the police officers or many of the people commenting here?

  • Deborah Dupre

    Hi Odd – Yes, the trolls are out in full force, but so are right-wing racists. So – agreed, America is really fooked, as great as she once was. Now, the racist wars we’ve sent overseas has come home to roost. It’s been festering for a long time – and it’s all the commander in chief needs to show who’s boss now that the nation is officially under martial law, although many still don’t seem to get that. And yes, that’s really fooked.

    • Odd Job

      10 years ago, I wanted to come and live in America. What I’ve discovered since then has sent America into the bottom 3 of countries I would like to live in, with only N Korea and China in the bottom 2

  • ducksfeet

    This is all about money and the velocity of the dollar. The fat cats at the top export all the jobs and get them made on slave wages bring them back and sell them for up tp 5000% making them rich.Then they get the CIA to import the HEROIN,COCAINE,METH and spread it in the projects and get the BIG BANKS to launder the BILLIUONS in profits which are given to those on WALL STREET making them all rich.
    Now everyone knows that the black man in the projects belongs to a gang in order to sell those drugs with a certain amount of protection, and these gangs are into prostitution,illegal gambling,robbery and auto chop shops to help raise more revenue for the gang.Now the crime that goes on causes the spending of those that want to protect there properties,autos,businesses and families to buy INSURANCE,SECURTY EQUIPMENT,GUNS and PRIVATE SECURITY FIRMS to help protect them and this is a TRILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS. Now your getting the picture and all this will only get worse as more jobs leave America, jobs that will never come back and all these young men and women black and white will be oppressed and living in run down inter city projects with know future and safety for them and there families.And as time goes by the fat cats up top will push and deprave these people of any kind of life then they lose it making the law come down on them hard then watch the body count rise.

    • Deborah Dupre

      Ducks – You’ve got it. That’s what globalization is all about. Slavery is painful. People of color are only the first to suffer the most. Too bad we can’t all realize we really are equal and the evil empire will sooner or later prey on everyone they can. Really odd even you get a thumbs down vote here.

  • Tobie122

    I wish you would quit using “Ferguson Area” in your title line to attempt to tie this in with that situation. Different CITY, Differenty SITUATION, Different COPS and guess what different response from citizens. There is enough going on without people deliberately spreading disinformation.

  • marc

    He had a knife, refused to drop it and advanced towards the police. Regardless of weather or not he was holding it up he got what he deserved. They are not supposed to wait until one of them gets stabbed. He made the choice, he created the situation. Some of you just hate cops and you see what you want to see. You guys would have the same thing in that situation and don’t claim you would not have

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