The cartoon is wrong;
bullet that shattered femur came first, from behind;
the bullet through TOP of skull went through brain & lodged in neck;
fragments along that path near skull,
and stippling on scalp indicates shot from distance less than 3 feet,
but absence of soot means more than 12 inches, so
he was executed from a distance of about 2 feet after he was shot down,
unless the shooter, Barkley, was standing on a ladder...
- in news about Echols report
other media are still trivializing the execution-style head-shot as
..."struck Clark on the left side of his scalp, according to the report"...
[a mere flesh wound?]
Echol's report does NOT say Clark had
[a mere flesh wound?] "on the left side of the scalp";
other reporters are putting words in DA report
from misreading the autopsy.
AUTOPSY suggests he was downed by shattered right femur, [also not a mere flesh wound]
and shot through top of head, bullet traveling through brain
stopped in neck under skull, shot from about 2 feet away from the entry wound,
according to the fact that there was stippling
[from less than 3 feet] but no soot
[so from more than 1 foot]
at entrance wound
at TOP of Clark's head, DOWNWARD, with the bullet recovered from the neck, under the skull.
Seems like a quick execution.
[-- "Dead men tell no tales."]
DA report says
gun and shell casing reported to have been found to the LEFT of Clark's body,
& Clark's hands were swabbed (including his LEFT hand).
Did other media reporters who reported that Echol's report said that
Clark had been struck on the left side of his scalp
even read the DA's report?
indyweek best source in this case...
Someone should forward this invitation to the White House.
for the Autopsy report - misquoted (during "sunshine week")
in some OTHERS' reports
(indyweek gets it right, and has covered this story
better than perfunctory reporting by others.)
Contrary to what others are suggesting, it was
NOT a mere scalp wound, but rather
"Entrance: scalp without soot, but with possible stippling"
[looks like shooter was standing over Clark
when shooting him in the head;
gun about two feet from scalp]:
From the Autopsy of Frank Clark
Gunshot wounds of head & right thigh.
A. Penetrating gunshot wound of head.
1. Entrance: left parietal scalp without soot, but with possible stippling
[Suggesting gunshot from a distance of between 12" and 36" (i.e. roughly 2 feet)
"When a shooting occurs at close range (up to 36 inches), gunshot residues
may be deposited on the surface of the victims skin.
Some of the [gunshot] debris associated with this 'stippling' phenomenon are
in pitting or indentation marks in the skin..." Soot occurs up to 12"
and the classic star-burst pattern
would indicate a contact gunshot,
although there was a "crescent-shaped margin"
"a 3/8 x 5/16" elliptical defect with a crescent-shaped margin of abrasion
... up to 3/16" at its maximum span."]
2. Fragment lodgements underlying scalp.
3. Bullet base lodgement: posterior neck inferior to skull base.
4. Fragmented bullet recovered.
5. Path: Perforation of skull and brain.
6. Direction: rightward, downward, and slightly backwards.
[Poorly written rewriting of the autopsy report that Frank Clark
"was shot on the left side of his scalp"
is like saying someone shot through the heart was shot on the skin.
The fact that the FEMUR was shattered from behind with no soot or stippling,
with slight downward trajectory,
and the trajectory and close range
of the head-shot [not a mere scalp wound] suggests that the deceased was
downed by the 1st strike
and then executed
- shot to the top back of his head
when he was down on his face ("dead men tell no tales."]
The anonymous "Twilight Zone" Anti-American
wants to keep ['those'] people
in jail without trial and
(duhh...) "Cash is all ["these thugs"] have
from their drug deals
and drug dealing friends.
I say let 'them' stay in & rot."
Duhh; cash-flush drug dealers and their friends
can pay cash bail to get out; violent thugs have
for public safety reasons.
Bail was increased for non-violent misdemeanors
(not for "thugs"]:
to keep people in jail before trial, because
Anti-Americans didn't want "revolving doors" for
("untermenchen" was the Nazi term for their racial minorities)
Not everyone jailed is guilty and
Not everyone guilty is jailed.
"the current system works to keep defendants in jail
solely because they cannot afford their cash bond,"
the report reads. "Even just a few days of incarceration
or pre-trial detention can have severe consequences, such as
job loss and eviction..."
which forces the innocent to plead guilty to get out of that "sh!t-hole"*
& punishes the innocent who refuse to plead guilty.
*"No Pity" (another anonymous Anti-American" called jail
a filthy "sh!t-hole" & every cell I was in (about a dozen)
had no toilet paper, & all had sh!t on the walls
between the bed & the toilet
and an inmate who complained about it was beaten bloody,
and (as a complainer) jailers were told to
"give him the special treatment" & after I complained,
(group punishment) I was locked in a cell with 6 others
who had no breakfast of lunch and told "no dinner either,
because of him" (no food or drink for more than 24 hours (except
water from the back of the toilets where other inmates wash their socks
and underwear and literally "sh!tty" hands) and
the guards set up a
little gladiator contest for their sadistic amusement
as a little 'going away party' after the Judge ordered me released;
inmates STILL complain about no toilet paper,
and fecal contaminated water & food-handling surfaces including trays
is a public health hazard.
I was in there, by the way, because, with paramedic training, I intervened
gently, but firmly, when a guy with a Lexus was strangling a woman: lifted
her off her feet by her neck, shaking her; could've killed her.
I was summoned as a witness in her case against him and
he said I assaulted him
(even the cop had refused to arrest me when he saw the bruises on my neck
from the strangler who had a LONG list of assaults on women and drug charges)
The thug with the Lexus had money; he didn't go to jail;
Anonymous Anti-American idiots/neo-Nazis like "No Pity" and "Twilight Zone"
need to read the Constitution and get a clue.
The print version emphasizes threats;
complainants, and family members of complainants
should not be threatened.
Today is the 225th anniversary of the passage of the Bill of Rights;
Article the 1st, our first right and DUTY
is to "petition for redress of grievances" (i.e. to complain).
[The word "petition" means more than just agreeing with
someone else's written complaint.]
Cops who threaten complainants should be fired, and
threatening complainants should be prosecuted
as civil rights violations, &
the department should be sued.
What's the point of submitting complaints about bad cops and bad policies?
People in and near "Target Areas" like McDougald Terrace & Rochelle Manor
[where a Latino teenager from Riverside High-School was subjected to a public ANAL
strip-"search" by cops because he was dating a Black girl]
have complained for years about police harassment in general, and specific cops
in particular, and complaints about the complaint process
"fall on deaf ears".
Complaints about sewer-mouth cops (calling women "b!tch" for example) are not new
[I've complained about cops calling women "ugly" "fat-ass" "b!tch" and "porch monkeys", etc]
and shortly before La-La-La-I-don't-want-to-hear-about-it-Lopez was forced out,
reported that the Durham Police Department is worse than any department in the area in
failing to document use of force, including use of weapons.
In August, I asked Chief Davis about some cops jerking their guns out so often
other cops call them "jerk-offs," and that the Durham Police Department does not
document use of force like other departments do, especially against pedestrians,
but that if the DPD required its cops to document it when they
pull a weapon and they do not do so, they can be fired BEFORE
they shoot someone. She said cops aren't gonna tell on themselves, and that
it is the responsibility of civilians to report police force use of force,
and that they can't know what their cops are doing unless we report them;
when I said desk officers don't document complaints taken to them,
she said we should take our complaints to the Civilian Police Review Board;
they're useless, will not take complaints about police misconduct, &
Durham One Call [560-1200] will not take complaints about police misconduct.
She said she wanted to talk to me after the meeting, but then
when I said I've been stopped hundreds of times and searched at gunpoint,
she said: "I wonder why?" and turned her back and walked away.
The next day, at McDougald Terrace [Nat'l "Night Out"], I told her
I wanted to answer her [snarky] question: I said I used to live across the street,
in Lincoln Apartments, worked there and at Durham Tech & NCCU, tutoring kids,
including kids from McDougald Terrace,
and that no one should have trouble with cops because of where they live.
She said: "It's a target area" and turned her back and walked away again,
to smile at children for a 'photo op.
"It's a target area." - That's why 'jerk-off' cops [Like Barkley?] can jerk their guns out
"all the time" like they say in McDougald: people in DPD target areas are targets,
as indicated by the photo of Frank Clark with a bullet hole in the back of his head
in the print version of this article.
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