I've been asked by a reader to take a look at another Black Lives Matter story, this time in Inglewood, CA where two are dead in a police shooting that seems tremendously suspicious to me.
Both the man and woman who were mortally wounded during an officer involved shooting were unconscious when Inglewood police first responded to where they were sitting in a car, said Inglewood Mayor James Butts Tuesday in response to questions about the incident.
For at least 45 minutes, police attempted "to rouse" them in an effort "to de-escalate the situation," said Butts. It is the first public explanation for what transpired early Sunday morning during the time between the initial call and the shooting. Police previously had stated responding officers saw the woman had a gun, retreated to behind cover, and then gave orders for the couple to exit the vehicle.
"Obviously at some point they were conscious because somebody felt threatened," said Butts, a retired law enforcement officer who previously had served as police chief in other cities. He said it is important for police to finish their investigation, and verify facts, before commenting further.
During his comments, Mayor Butts made a point of extending his condolences to the families of those who died.
"It's more tragic because they had children," Butts said.
The deceased have been identified by family members as Kisha Michael, 31, a single mother of three sons, and Marquintan Sandlin, 32, a single father of four daughters.
Michael's twin sister Trisha has said it is possible that returning home after a night out, Kisha may have passed out in the car.
Police have made no comment on what specific threat officers perceived.
The families have demanded explanations and expressed frustration.
"The police ain't telling us nothing," said Trisha Michael.
Nor has experience told me that the police ever will tell the family anything, other than a load of crap. Are you seriously telling me that some Inglewood cops gunned down people asleep in their car? Somehow they were a threat? The cops opened up with rifles on the car because they "thought" they saw a gun?
This is depressing and stupid, even for police killing of black lives. Now we hear that the police involved have changed their story?
This one is rotten as hell, guys.