Gone In 41 Seconds — Police Quick to Kill Korean Artist
Feb 24, 2008
LA HABRA, Calif. — On the afternoon of December 31, 2007, two police officers encountered Michael Cho in the parking lot of a liquor store in La Habra, a small, generally quiet city in Orange County, California. It didn’t take long for the meeting to go bad. After less than a minute the officers unleashed a barrage of bullets on the 25-year-old artist, ending his life - and setting off an ongoing cascade of protests across Southern California’s Korean American community.Computerized police logs obtained by New America Media suggest the officers quickly turned to deadly force when they confronted Cho, whom they suspected of vandalism. According to the Computer Automated Transcript documenting the incident, at 2:04 p.m. the cops contacted their dispatcher to say they’d located Cho. “Out with the subject near the liquor store,” the transcript reads. Just 41 seconds later they radioed dispatch again, this time saying they’d shot the suspect and now needed paramedics to attend to him. “Shot fired, Suspect down, Medics requested,” reads the transcript. In the aftermath of the killing, Cho’s family has publicly condemned the department, saying the officers rushed to shoot Cho, rather than using less lethal tools like pepper spray or Taser stun guns to subdue him.
“The police killed my son like a dog,” Cho’s mother, Honglan Cho, recently told the La Habra City Council. According to Shelly Lynn Kaufman, an attorney for the Cho family, the fusillade of bullets left ten holes in his body.
Darren Hunt of Utah
The murder of young Black Men by police continues.
oh for fucks SAKE
Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…
He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.
and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…
Exactly! This is evil.
Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen
Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.
This dude was cosplaying.
He was dressed up in a costume.
Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?
Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back
Female BAMFs Throughout History
Why aren’t a lot of their names stated though?
I FUCKING HATE EVERUONE
Hands down the best thing online
Who did this!? I must know!
PLL Ships on Facebook + taking their kids to the zoo together
I love this!
If you live anywhere near Evansville Indiana please be safe because apparently 10 women have been abducted and now they’re saying it’s a possible serial killer sO please don’t go anywhere alone
THANK GOD PEOPLE REBLOGGED THIS BECAUSE I’M NOT FAR FROM THERE AND THERES NO FUCKING INFORMATION OUT ABOUT THIS RIGHT NOW THANKS AGAIN TUMBLR FOR TELLING ME MORE THAN ANY NEWS SOURCE EVER WOULD
Southwestern Indiana be careful!!!
EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS
what the actual FUCK
I wish I could even be shocked
Just gonna keep reblogging this
this is the biggest crock of fucking bullshit i’ve ever fucking seen FUCK
“but why didn’t you go to the hospital?”
Okay, dropping some truth bombs because this is fucked up and may scare people away from actually reporting a sexual assault for fear of having to pay ridiculous medical bills.
Under VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) states have laws in place that if you report a sexual assault you are not responsible for the cost of your medical care or rape kit as a result of that assault. This may be the on paper charges for the medical attention a victim receives but chances are they were not actually asked to pay a dime.
From RAINN’s website:
“Under the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (“VAWA 2005”), starting in 2009, states must certify that they do not “require a victim of sexual assault to participate in the criminal justice system or cooperate with law enforcement in order to be provided with a forensic medical exam, reimbursement for charges incurred on account of such an exam, or both.”
Under this law, a state must ensure that victims have access to an exam free of charge or with a full reimbursement, even if the victim decides not to cooperate with law enforcement investigators. Previously, states were required to ensure access to exams free of charge, but could put conditions on the exam, such as cooperating with law enforcement officials.”
I’ve seen this post circling around for awhile and it always really bothers me because while I think the intent is good in reality all it’s doing is scaring a shit ton of people away from actually reporting their assault out of fear of facing huge medical bills.
I can’t speak for other countries, but in the United States this is just simply NOT true.
Please don’t continue to spread misinformation that could dissuade victims from seeking much needed medical attention or justice.
I’m a very ambitious person. For as long as I can remember I was also the person who was excelling in something. Now that I’ve graduated from college I feel as if I have nothing else to be good at. I always thought that after I graduated I’d be somewhere other than here with a career that I love. Instead I’m living with my parents, making less than $200 every two weeks, and great lakes will be calling in a few months. I feel like I’m wasting time and my purpose.
fall out boy makes music for the kids that are afraid to grow up and have been told they arent good enough
fall out boy makes music for kids who need to be reminded them that it does get better, that they will make it even if they have to kick and scream their way through it all
fall out boy makes music for the underdogs when no one else does
i am so grateful for fall out boy
I’m ao sick right now. All I wanna do is lay here but I can’t cause my dad won’t leave me alone. My head hurts so bad and my body is killing me. What makes it worse is that nothing makes it any better. It just gets worse.
This may not match your blog but my township can use all the reblogs it can get.
Police in Springfield, Montgomery County are searching for a missing teen.
Joshua Williams, 16, has been missing since 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31.
Williams is described as a black male who is 5’10”, 190 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes and a large build.
When Williams was last seen, he was wearing a black t-shirt, black running pants and black backpack.
If you have any information, you’re asked to call police at 215-836-1601
ANYONE IN THE MONTGOMERY PA AREA PLEASE KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR JOSHUA WILLIAMS AND CALL THE NUMBER ABOVE IF YOU HAVE ANY ANY ANY INFORMATION!!!
i’m trying to imagine him asking these guys to take this picture