One positive note before the negative: Wife of St. Louis Cardinal’s owner, Ira Dewitt, has volunteered to pay for Jamyla Bolden’s funeral. This action has drawn the scorn of some BLM related groups who apparently wanted to take credit for this fundraising.
The last several days have not been particularly good for St. Louis. Last night saw a much more minor series of protests in reference to the shooting of Mansur Ballbey (spelling changes between articles so apologies if incorrect) by St. Louis City tactical officers during a Search Warrant execution. I say “minor” because the night previous looked a tad bit more like:
Anyway, things may be heating up again as a press conference today by St. Louis City Police Chief, Sam Dotson, revealed that the autopsy of Mr. BallBey indicated that he was shot in the back. To compare, last year Vonderitt Myers was also shot in the back despite forensic data indicating that he shot at a St. Louis City Officer prior to Myers’ death.
The Ferguson Twitter Brigade has taken this new revelation to contradict the first story released by City Police stating that Mr. Ballbey was pointing a gun at tactical police when they shot him a few days ago.
They also still believe that the Vonderitt Myers’ shooting was a cover up as well in spite of forensic evidence to the contrary. Granted, how could a person possibly be running away while also pointing a gun at someone and still be in a position to be shot in the back by officers chasing him? It boggles the mind.
In other news, the Ferguson Twitter Brigade has released a platform for Criminal Justice Reform:
This entry was a bit more unorganized than I prefer but I’m short on time today.