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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">A SWAT team arrived at Ms. Wilson’s rented house in the Southside neighborhood early in the evening of Jan. 4 to arrest her companion, Anthony Terry, on suspicion of drug dealing, said Greg Garlock, Lima’s police chief. Officers bashed in the front door and entered with guns drawn, said neighbors who saw the raid.<br><br>
Moments later, the police opened fire, killing Ms. Wilson, 26, and wounding her 14-month-old son, Sincere, Chief Garlock said.</td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Black people in Lima, from the poorest citizens to religious and business leaders, complain that rogue police officers regularly stop them without cause, point guns in their faces, curse them and physically abuse them. They say the shooting of Ms. Wilson is only the latest example of a long-running pattern of a few white police officers treating African-Americans as people to be feared.</td>
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Thats horrible. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">“The cops in Lima, they is racist like no tomorrow,” said Mr. Cook, 56. “Why else would you shoot a mother with a baby in her arms?”</div>
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Yes indeed why. Especially a mother KNOWN not to be part of the investigation?<br><br>
Doesn't Ohio have a fairly large and active KKK? And 75 of the 77 police officers are white, and not from the town they are employed by, but smaller farm towns where racial diversity isn't even on the radar?
 

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This story sounds very familiar, was it posted a few weeks back? I hope it didn't happen AGAIN! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>rmzbm</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/10799001"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">This story sounds very familiar, was it posted a few weeks back? I hope it didn't happen AGAIN! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">This story sounds very familiar, was it posted a few weeks back?</div>
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Yes, sorry. The news is that the officer who fired the shot was indicted for negligent homicide and negligent assault. He is pleading not guilty.<br><a href="http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080318/NEWS02/803180367/-1/FORSIDE" target="_blank">http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080318/NEWS02/803180367/-1/FORSIDE<br></a><br>
There is still no information released about why the officer fired at the woman and her son
 

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That is so horrible <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, sorry. The news is that the officer who fired the shot was indicted for negligent homicide and negligent assault. He is pleading not guilty.<br><a href="http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080318/NEWS02/803180367/-1/FORSIDE" target="_blank">http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080318/NEWS02/803180367/-1/FORSIDE<br></a><br>
There is still no information released about why the officer fired at the woman and her son</div>
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Thanks for the update. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><span style="font-family:Georgia;">Tarika Wilson had six children, ages 8 to 1. They were fathered by five men, all of whom dealt drugs, said Darla Jennings, Ms. Wilson’s mother. But</span></td>
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I don’t see how this is relevant. Of course they can mention that she had six children, but I think the “fathered by five men who dealt drugs” is unessary. Unless this has anything to do with the police shooting <i>her</i> or if the fathers were making a statement about her death (which I didn’t see), I think bringing this up only serves to make readers unsympathetic.<br><br>
Maybe I’m overly sensitive, but could someone tell me how bringing that up is relevant especially if they were probably not a part of the children’s lives anyway? Maybe its something I’m missing.<br><br><br>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don’t see how this is relevant. Of course they can mention that she had six children, but I think the “fathered by five men who dealt drugs” is unessary. ... I think bringing this up only serves to make readers unsympathetic</div>
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That is exactly the point of mentioning it, to show that she was a less-worthy being and to emphasize her "otherness." Every time there is a police shooting, any and every negative aspect of the victim's life is exposed to keep the general population from believing that the victim was an "innocent bystander." It is a very effective technique; the police are rarely punished for such shootings.
 

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I don’t see how this is relevant. Of course they can mention that she had six children, but I think the “fathered by five men who dealt drugs” is unessary. Unless this has anything to do with the police shooting <i>her</i> or if the fathers were making a statement about her death (which I didn’t see), I think bringing this up only serves to make readers unsympathetic.<br><br>
Maybe I’m overly sensitive, but could someone tell me how bringing that up is relevant especially if they were probably not a part of the children’s lives anyway? Maybe its something I’m missing.<br></div>
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I think it's a way of saying, "Look at her- 6 children, all by *gasp!* different drug dealing men. Is it really so bad that she was shot? Maybe she got what she deserved...?
 

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Exactly. It REEKS of<br>
"Stupid black b!tch who couldn't keep her legs shut got killed. Not as bad as a nice upstanding white woman."
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Exactly. It REEKS of<br>
"Stupid black b!tch who couldn't keep her legs shut got killed. Not as bad as a nice upstanding white woman."</div>
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Unfortunately you are exactly right. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> There aren't enough sad faces to represent my feelings on this situation and overall sentiment.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Unfortunately you are exactly right. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> There aren't enough sad faces to represent my feelings on this situation and overall sentiment.</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Exactly. It REEKS of<br>
"Stupid black b!tch who couldn't keep her legs shut got killed. Not as bad as a nice upstanding white woman."</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think it's a way of saying, "Look at her- 6 children, all by *gasp!* different drug dealing men. Is it really so bad that she was shot? Maybe she got what she deserved...?</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">That is exactly the point of mentioning it, to show that she was a less-worthy being and to emphasize her "otherness." Every time there is a police shooting, any and every negative aspect of the victim's life is exposed to keep the general population from believing that the victim was an "innocent bystander." It is a very effective technique; the police are rarely punished for such shootings.</div>
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Ditto to everything. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Cuss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cuss"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/splat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="splat"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/soapbox.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="soapbox"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead">
 

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this is so awful. I agree with the pp. that is so ridiculous how they tried to make her sound bad...so, because of her lifestyle, her and her child deserved this?! just awful... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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