Jonathan Ferrell Goes to Police for Help, Gets Killed

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A police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina has been charged with a crime after he shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell. The 24-year-old had just gotten into a car accident and was reportedly looking for help. Instead of offering aid, the cop ended his life.

Look below for 11 pictures of Jonathan Ferrell, who is described by friends and family as a loving, peaceful man with a bright future. After graduating from high school in Tallahassee, Florida, he went on to play college football at Florida A&M with his brother. He played safety for FAMU.

After getting into the accident, he reportedly knocked on the door of the nearest house. The person who answered the door got scared and called the cops. When the police arrived, they saw a man who fit the description. And then one of the officers shot him.

The cop, who is white, is being charged with voluntary manslaughter — and should feel lucky it wasn’t a murder charge with a hate crime attached.

Here are the images of the slain man. Click the right arrow to view all eleven:


Jonathan Ferrell

Jonathan Ferrell

Jonathan Ferrell

Jonathan Ferrell

Jonathan Ferrell

Jonathan Ferrell

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Jonathan Ferrell

Jonathan Ferrell

 

(source: facebook.com)

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  • Richard Jorgensen

    RIP dude.

  • John Udemba

    Its hurts when anyone lose their life like this….Peace to you man.

  • John Udemba

    Its hurts when anyone lose their life like this….Peace to you man.

  • Leigh S.

    God bless Jon Ferrell and his family and friends.

  • Lucksfortune

    That’s seriously how you’re gonna report what happened? I urge anyone to look at the actual Charlotte media’s reports of what happened and not a secondary source like this “report.” EVERY Charlotte paper and TV station is reporting that Jon approached the officers. The words used by the witnesses are “charged,” “quickly approached,” and “came at.” I’m in no way saying what the officer did was right, but at the very least report the truth. Don’t leave out crucial pieces of information just to make the situation seem worse than it already is. You make is sound like they saw a suspect that matches the description and they just shot him. Geez.

    • truth

      what witness? get your facts straight.

    • Lucksfortune

      The other police officers. And the camera that recorded the whole thing. Get YOUR facts straight. Duh.

    • NazTaz

      You trust the local media? Ha!

    • Lucksfortune

      More so than this report that left facts out of the story. The police camera was rolling and shows the whole incident.

    • jrs505050

      he most likely “Shuffled over” to the police. maybe a slow jog. That’s what I did after I called the cops. They were driving up and I jogged over to the curb.

    • Lucksfortune

      My point was merely that this story does not report a “shuffle” or any approach to police. Put all of the facts in and let the readers deW their own conclusions.

    • Lucksfortune

      *draw

    • Rollins902

      He was in a car wreck. One person may see somebody running towards them as a plea for help, while another may see a person running toward them to do them bodily harm. I guess it just depends on your state of mind.

      If you think that everyone is out to get you, than everyone will appear to be out to get you.

    • Lucksfortune

      I see your point but was merely pointing out the fact that this story makes no mention of Jon approaching the police. It says “When the police arrived, they saw a man who fit the description. And then one of the officers shot him.” Makes it sound like police just randomly shot the guy without any engagement. Apparently, not enough drama in the real story so things were left put to make it more dramatic. The media have done this type of thing for so long that no one knows the facts of anything they report any more.

    • uj420

      when the cops got there they had NO IDEA of the crash

    • Rollins902

      Understood, they had no idea why he was banging on doors at that hour either. It could have been a man in need of assistance or a man out to do harm.

      I think that people should be informed not to run towards the police when in need of help. That is esp true for big and tall men as they tend to get shot down more often. Most unarmed men who are mistakenly shot down are big. I suspect just the sight of them causes fear for some.

      I’m sure the man didn’t expect to be killed for his actions that night.

    • Eddie

      The reporters are repeating the official statement of the defendant. Who should we believe? The coach who insists that he was consistently cool headed and peaceable person? His family that, by all reports, has been consistently loving and affirming? His absolutely clean criminal record? Or a killer cop who is recreating the facts to save his skin? There are no such things as rational lies!

    • Lucksfortune

      Actually, the police video shows the incident in entirety. Local media had access to the tape as well as internal affairs. Hence, the charges brought against the officer. So, yeah. This story left out details that were NOT the defendants’s statement.

    • Guest

      You mean a coach that new him in 2009 and 10 or a current coach ?

  • Armin Niklas

    So so sad. He looked like a very happy, likable guy. Since when did we get so scared of each other? That idiot lady who didn’t even ask what was wrong, and just hit PANIC? The cops that come out with stun guns/pistol aimed? So now we shoot first and ask questions later, especially the cops? What happened to “Protect and serve”? I think the majority of cops are good, but reaching for your gun should be the LAST resort, not the first. That’s what they tell civilians to do, maybe they should practice what they preach.

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  • Miguel Rey

    I figured someone would try to defend the police in this situation. Bottom line the police and prosecutors say he committed a felony. This is not the first time cops have killed innocent un armed black males and females.

    • Stephan Forrester

      Read the last line of my post and yours then makes no sense. Whites are not waking up enmass to kill blacks so stop acting like they do. If it’s the police you hate then become one and relize that your life can be taken from you in an instant from one bad call. They wake up everyday wondering if it is their last and for the reason I outlined before the risk is higher when encountering a black. This is not Jonathan’s fault but the world we live in today due to the current social atmosphere. I believe the cop needs some form of punishment and if he is a race hater something more (we do not know this). But to ignore the 50% violent crime rate from 4% of the population is not wise. We need to address it for all of us. Blacks, Whites, Purples, Yellows or whatever.

    • jon

      I beg to differ Sir. The risk is not always higher when you’re encountering what you call a “black”, as compared to “whites”. The color of your skin does not make you better than the other

    • Stephan Forrester

      I did not say I was better and this is the mentality you need to let go of. Your the raciest by talking like this not me. Facts do not lie. 50% violent crime commited by one race. I don’t make the statistics, the participants do. So risk is higher. End of story. Now do something to educate or curb the violence or be part of the problem pushing racism. I was not raised to hate any race and I served in the U.S, Military with all colors and loved all of my brothers and sisters in arms. But a lot in the black community need to start addressing their problems instead of just blaming the white guy. Who is keeping race an issue? We have a black president that 95% of blacks voted for. Isn’t that because of race? If 95% of whites voted for him he would be nothing. Who are the one identifing with race? Stats don’t lie so check yourself and try to understand the problem not promote more of it. You will never be a solution if you keep acting like this. NEVER.

    • jon

      Uhm. I never said you were. I just said the color of one’s skin has nothing to do with the crime rate. Peace !

    • Brian O’Keefe Wilson

      Stephan you are way off topic. You obviously got all the answers and source to the problems that plague black people ( yet another white Jesus). This thread is about an innocent young black male murdered by a white policeman ( a trend…that happens to women, college educated, gainfully employed, teens). You have used this topic to push your agenda of lecturing blacks and telling us we need to act right, stop listening to bad leadership, stop blaming others ( slavery wasnt that bad dudes) start fixing our families, etc.

      You obviously don’t have sincere sympathy for this young innocent man wrongly murdered despite saying R.I.P and have this air of blacks being the real issue plaguing our country and who knows maybe we are the real terrorists ( not Al-queda) and the source of the declining economy. Your perspective is nothing new or original, but stay in your lane and on topic.

      Since you are slumming down in the dungeon of the FBI crime cofers how about statistics on incidences of white youth, women, teens, and educated, and wrongly murdered by police? How about stats on pedofiles, rampage school shootings, serial killers, and drunk driver deaths? Gotta any stats on mothers who murder their own flesh and blood? What about catholic priests who molest young boys and girls?

    • uj420

      well i know this a 100% black male stalked racially profiled and attacked a 50% WHITE George Zimmerman

    • Stephan Forrester

      Topic is why did the police man feel this way? Because of everything that has been set in motion. I feel sorry for this situation and wish for this life to not have been lost. All I’m trying to say is why do police act this way? You say they do and so do I. But you just what to blame race without looking at what blacks may be doing to make law enforcement feel this way. Orientals are not gunned down like blacks IMO not stats there but I don’t hear it. Orientals do not make cops scared and become hair triggers. Blacks do. Why? Just ask yourself then do something about it. If you keep staying pissed off nothing will change and blaming the so called racists all the time is getting you no where. Orientals don’t cry race every damn time and they are doing better then the white man.

    • Nate

      Again, this your attempt at attacking blacks. You try to hide it by saying ” I served with blacks.” The majority of blacks aren’t criminals, only a small portion dumb ass. You keep beating that “blacks better get their shit together” drum. 40 years ago civil rights marches were going on- we aren’t that far away from the era of Jim Crow and segregation..dumb ass. Its pretty easy to assume alot of those people who were against civil rights are still alive, passing their hatred on to their kids. Blacks more than any other race exuding Native Americans were the victims of a white racist society..over 250 years. You think that all changes in one life time …dumbass . Yes, our country has grown, and changed rapidly, but we still have issues, and to act as if black people are souly to blame for their current situation just makes you look like an idiot…dumbass. …oh yah, your sheets showing.

    • Stephan Forrester
    • Stephan Forrester

      Also tired of the slave thing. I was raised in the North, my family fought and two of my ancesters died freeing the blacks in the civil war. I never owned a slave and you never were one. So you slave past means nothing anymore to my generation and most of us don’t care. All we see is you get Black Entertainment TV, College Negro Fund, You own Black groups and organizations. Us white guys? We get crap. Told everyday to sink or swim. No college money for you. Sorry we can’t hire you cause we get tax credits for hiring the black guy and we need to look divesified for the government. NFL pretty much makes us kickers but we know why cause Blacks are better at sports. So we understand and buy thier jerseys. Have McNabb and Jackson right now. But whites can’t get into colleges if they are better because well AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. I am as tired of racism as you are but a lot of the black community is RACIST also. Pull the plank out of your own eye and stop complaining about me.

      Never seen a black man wearing a Manning Jersey BTW. I’ll google it and see if I can find one. LOL

    • Brian O’Keefe Wilson

      Nice lecture Stephan but no thanks. You obviously get your facts from FOX news or some other comical source. Blacks are 12 % of the population not 4 and that 50% violent crime rate is laughable. 86% of white murders are committed by fellow whites so hooray for white on white crime. This case is about yet another incident of police assuming the worse possible scenario based on black skin. Too many members of this country who ” don’t see color” need to realize that your apathy and apologizing makes you supportive of such injustices and they continue to happen.

    • Stephan Forrester

      Racial Murder Statistics the Left and Others don’t want you to know (Vanity)
      March 27,2012 | justanotherokie

      Posted on 3/27/2012 6:47:25 PM by ImJustAnotherOkie

      I spent a little time browsing FBI Crime Stats for 2010(Last year that has been finalized) and made some interesting discoveries.

      Did you know that 90% of blacks are murdered by blacks, and 83% of whites are murdered by whites?

      Did you know that there are 14.82 murders per 100K by blacks versus 2.17 per 100K for whites?

      Per capita there are 7x more murders committed by blacks than whites.

      I didn’t make this up. It comes directly from the FBI. I just cut the numbers in a more revealing manner.

    • Stephan Forrester

      You can make stats whatever you want if you leave out key parts right. Yes White on white is that percentage but 7x more murders by blacks commited. FBI source. Learn and stop being a problem. What is your solution to the problem then? I would say why don’t you educate black men to stay with their wives and raise their children in an honorable way. Instead of 75% of blacks being born out of wedlock. There is a problem here and while whites can be some of the issue the blacks seem determine to admit nothing of fault on their part and this will keep the circle going round and round. The blacks control if racism ends not whites. Do latinos or orientals deal with this race bait issue as much as the blacks? No. Why is that? They don’t wear it on thier sleeve. The blacks who do rise above it are called uncle toms and such which just infurates me. Why does the black community call these upstanding blacks outcasts? They are the ones who should be emulated. Bill Cosby, Allen West, Clarence Thomas and Condi Rice.

    • Francesco

      Hey Stephan,
      Obviously there are reasons behind why this society developed to be the way it is that cannot be ignored, either. I kind of agree with everything you said, especially in terms of who has the power and responsibility to change this imperfect situation. However, like history can’t be used as an excuse for how the black community isn’t changing the things you described, then the current societal condition can’t be used as an excuse for changing a wrong by the police to understandable. When a policeman takes the job, he knows the situation very well and accepts to serve every member of it the same way. You are right, they put their life at risk every day, and that means that when they deal with a black man they have to be OK with risking their life more. That is part of the job, and yes, they are heroes. We must condemn this act at all costs. this is just wrong and it will have to be wrong

    • Stephan Forrester

      I understand what you say and agree. Just trying to address how we can change the future to prevent this from happening over and over. We are not going to change the police view, I just don’t think cops are out there looking to kill blacks. A lot of Police Officers are Black. So what can we do to help put them at ease? Like I said in other posts, other minorities dont get treated like this as much. Why? I feel this issue is in control of the black community alone. If they keep trying to change everyone else it will never change. That’s what I’m trying to get established here. If this changes then less blacks will become victims to police, I hope. I don’t want cops shooting anyone but just yelling race is futile.

    • Nick Y.

      You obviously have a very distorted view of social-economic realities. So let me clue you in. According to the New York Times, which yes is a reputable Newspaper, blacks comprise 22 percent of the poor, but blacks only
      take in 14 percent of government benefits. Conversely, whites make up
      42 percent of the poor , but take in a disproportionate 69 percent of
      government benefits. Also as of 2011 the number of white kids in single family homes was 25%, and it has increased since then. Know consider that blacks only make of 22% of the population and whites make up much more. So ask yourself in terms of numbers how many white kids vs others are in single parent homes. Not a pretty picture is it! You need to go back to school, because and stop watching FOX views! Maybe you won’t be so ignorant…

    • Stephan Forrester

      Tired of all this fighting with Democrats cause it is like banging your head against a wall. We will make this easy then. If I was a Democrat I would want more poor people as they vote for me. If they get rich they vote republican so we can’t have that. So everything I do will be to try and make more people poor. So who is evil? Blacks vote for Democrats mostly but their lives never change. Definition of insanity. Trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

      This is why democrat policies are welfare and food stamps for example. You never get out of that cycle and keep voting democrat. Whites vote democrat also as proof we have Obama, These are the welfare bunch you mentioned. Just curious why you all love the party of destruction so much? Most blue states fail economically and most red states do well. Why? Also Orientals are the richest median income of 68K vs white being 57K then Hispanic 37k and then black 33k. So why does the minority of orientals do so well and better then whites? They have no affimative action or benefits. The two races that do are at the bottom of medium income. Orientals are family oriented and educated. Hard workers. So it seems. They don’t complain or have the NAACP. Why don’t blacks stop bitching like sharpton and Jackson and clean there house up cause whitey isn’t holding them back. They are doing it to themselves.

    • Cyndeewi

      Sir, the red states are the welfare queens.

      http://www.businessinsider.com/red-states-are-welfare-queens-2011-8

    • Maureen

      If a world existed where there was no government and no currency. so every argument didn’t end with a person’s view being dictated by their political leanings, race on race crime would run rampant. Hatred existed long before politics Prejudice and fear of those that are different from you is what motivates crimes. Everyone is free to go to the FBI website and see the statistics, and distort them to support their position. That is what every government and every activist and lobbyist has done for ages. Lord of the Flies…….lack of government and rules doesn’t stop crime. I do agree, that the black population is in a place where they could affect change that would improve their lives. It doesn’t fall squarely on their shoulders alone, but the best way to avoid a stereotype is to quit being one. Single baby mammas, gangs, the garden variety Maury Povich and Jerry Springer guests, along with shows like the First 48 do nothing to improve views along racial lines. That being said, the young man that was shot by police, is EXACTLY the kind of person young men of any colour should aspire to be. His life was tragically cut short at the hands of someone who is supposed to help. To say that race wasn’t an issue is crazy. The cop should have gotten at least a second degree murder charge. What was preventing him from asking the guy a few questions before shooting? Why did it have to be a deadly shot? Why do blacks have a bad reputation? Prejudice. Yes. The worst of your race has contributed to the bad reputation though, and for the black community to not see that is just setting them back further.

    • Stephan Forrester

      http://whitegirlbleedalot.com/

      Keep blaming the white guy.

    • SuperSam64

      Statistics are only a measure of probability, and probability is fundamentally flawed because while it measures what *has* happened, it can’t predict what *will* happen. If I buy a lottery ticket two weeks in a row and win two weeks in a row with the same numbers, than probability would dictate that it’s nearly impossible for me to win a third week with the same numbers. The reality is that that combination of numbers has as much chance as it did the last two weeks, or as any other combination of numbers. This is not really relevant, but is a demonstration of why probability is worthless. Statistics are a little more valid simply for the fact that they follow trends in behavior, but it isn’t as easy as saying more blacks kill people so blacks are more dangerous. You could also look at the average income level of blacks/whites and see that there are more wealthy white people in the US than there are wealthy black people, and income level is more relevant because crime tends to be higher in low income areas; those who have less are more likely to steal than those who can have anything they wish without stealing. Crime leads to dangerous lifestyles, the point being that when all is taken into account those statistics are not surprising, but it certainly does not mean that a person is predisposed to violence because of the color of their skin.

    • Cyndeewi

      Your figures are wrong Bud! Hiw do we know that you are not lying. All blacks should remember never trust anything that you people write without proof. Read and weep.

      http://www.timwise.org/2013/07/crime-race-and-the-politics-of-white-deflection/

      Here is the FBI stats in hate crime that you people have done to blacks.
      http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/hate-crime/2011/tables/table-1

    • Stephan Forrester

      Don’t want to read stats. Then watch them in action. Don’t think there is problem? Truth is out there.

      http://whitegirlbleedalot.com/

    • Cyndeewi

      You are such a liar. Stop picking what you want out of the crime stats and lets show them the true picture. White people so more crime in this country than blacks.

      http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s0325.pdf

    • Stephan Forrester

      BTW don’t watch fox. News by internet and sources vary. You saying that makes me think MSNBC though as that is the standard Democrat answer to start the personal attacks. “Look he is a dumb faux news watcher hahahaha.” No time for TV personally. Your source may be the comical Louis Farrakhan perhaps?

      LOL

      Beam me up:)

      I can do personal attacks also butthead:)

    • Maureen

      People with no political affiliation and people from countries that don’t have a two party, democrat/conservative system are disagreeing with you too. Have you got an argument other than my political leanings for me to not agree with your interpretation of the statistics? And if you resort to name calling, I prefer the old style Canadian “hoser” to butthead, libtard, or any other of these internet insults we toss about when our logic fails, and all we have left is to insult someone based on our own political leanings. If someone disagrees, they must vote differently than you, right? It can’t have anything to do with a difference other than political?

    • Eddie

      You MUST get your numbers from the same figment of rationalization that justifies the clinical mess America’s history of institutionalized racism has caused. No other nation has put quite the “english” on it like European Americans, albeit for the most part, a past generation. From the eloquent pretzel-twist of a treacherous lie Thomas Jefferson wove into the hearts of the colonists, as surely as he had written it in the Declaration of Independence, “…all me are created equal.”, and though they knew it to be the highest and most sacred standard and worth of this inspired document, did indeed blaspheme its sacredness and that of every White soul, every Black soul, every American citizen.

    • Stephan Forrester

      Then tell me something to fix it Eddie. You were not alive and niether was I during the formation of the great country. So is the blacks going to be bitching about slavery till 2150? When does it stop? I never had a slave, never did anything to you. Why should my generation pay you anything? You never were a slave so how do you benefit from it? I don’t feel guilty about blacks being slaves 150 years ago by Democrat southerners. All I know is two of my ancesters died freeing them on the orders of Republican President Ab Lincoln. The past is what it is and none of us today are responsible for it. All we do is learn from it now so we don’t repeat. It is not the hammer for which you get to control the argument anymore. Most whites don’t care and neither should you.

    • Nate

      You’re just looking for a topic to spew your hatred. This topic is about a murderer with a badge. You want to defend him or say he had a right to do what he did because of statistics thats your right, but find another place to spew your hatred. If you want to go by stats then white males make up the majority of pedophiles, rapist, and kidnappers, not to mention meth addicts, and drug addicts..drug addicts who fuel the drug wars. What are you doing to stop white males from raping little kids Stephen? Stats are skewed and stats lie. If police racially profile one group over the other than of course that group will show up more in stats because they are stopped more-densest mean another group isnt committing just as many crimes.

    • uj420

      nobody is purple..

    • Stephan Forrester

      lol

    • Miguel Rey

      Sadly history dating back generations shows that blacks have been killed & framed by law enforcement. Long before the 4% of the population was involved in violent crime. Speaking of violent crime, lets just go back when the first Anglos arrived in North America. What where the percentage numbers from then leading up to the end of Jim Crow? Reds, Browns, Blacks and Yellows have all fallen victim to the overwhelming violent Whites. That’s just history and you should wonder how violent traits get passed down and learned…

    • Stephan Forrester

      Dindt live during those times. Dont care. In the hear and now. BTW I never had hated but this black oppression is causing it. Your generation is creating this attitude in white males today. My father never taught me black hate but this rapper, culture of thugs and gangs is making me pissed yes. Not my dad, what I hear from you is this is my problem and my kind needs to fix it right? Then fix this and maybe I can get started.

      http://whitegirlbleedalot.com/

    • Cyndeewi

      You make no points. White people are arrested at a higher rate then blacks and cops do not make mistakes and kill them. It just doesn’t happen. Too mant mistakes as you call them are happening to blacks. So your argument is pointless.

    • uj420

      man DROP the ‘unarmed’ phrase

  • Stephan Forrester

    Seems like this was a good man gunned down by mistake and it feels awful. RIP. He sounds like one of the good upstanding men of the black community and we need more of them. The problem is a lot of blacks commit violent crimes and have created this problem with folks being reluctant to help for their own safety. I know that i will help anyone I can as long as I feel safe doing so. I help others all the time with broke down vehicles. But unless I know the black individual personally (like my kids football coach or something) I admit I will not usually render aid. It is because I take calculated risk being a father of four and risk is higher with some in the black community. Not saying any race is not capable of attacking me but just like insurance companies don’t like smokers, the black community leads the U.S. in Violent crime. Until that changes this will continue. Blacks need to support those like Allen West and Condelezza Rice if they want true equality and not Jackson and Sharpton. The latter just keep racism alive for monetary gain and the democrat party keeps it alive for votes. Sorry again to the family for the loss of this great american and the cop should be held accountable for his mistake.

    • http://wshhking.wix.com/wshhbattle Lebron^Hairline^Recovery^Pkg♛

      The way you back track is laughable! You donate one sentence of false sympathy to victim, then a paragraph subverting your own argument. FBI statics also state 80% of violent crimes are gang related or committed by gangs, and most of those violent crimes which speak are in the inter-city population with a high-rate of black on black crime. It’s not your every day black person you see mall walking around and just killing white people. But, I understand your argument and dilemma, giving to presence of mind of the female who called the police, but the killing is not her fault. Many women would have been offset by any male (no matter the race) banging on their door early in the morning. It just seems in bad taste when posted in this forum, after the assumed tragedy.

    • Joiner

      He also doesnt take into account that those FBI statistics (that he uses out of context) dont take into account issues of domestic violence and child abuse. Which, coincidentally, white males lead by far. I suppose beating your wife and children dont count as violent crimes in his eyes? Or they are just acceptable forms of violence? Depressing considering that there are more children who have died as a result of child abuse in the last ten years than the casualties in the Iraq War and Afghanistan War combined.

    • http://wshhking.wix.com/wshhbattle Lebron^Hairline^Recovery^Pkg♛

      You are correct, but I feel we should not villainize him either, he made a reasonable statement, his comment just comes across as insincere and out of place. Many people do not understand the implications of historical systematic social oppression, or comparing a race that is the majority of America which consist of the bulk of the middle class, highly educated and wealth Americans, against a minority race were %40 of that minority population is below the poverty line, historically suffer from lack of education. Per Capita statics can easily be cherry picked and reality twisted. I’m not saying numbers are not numbers, but that numbers are not everything.

    • Guest

      If we are to mention stats , please at least keep our comments be accurate . A man lost his life in a way that leaves lots of questions . Did this 24 year old man have his own cell phone to contact police ? The reports describe his actions him in a way that seems like he was still physically able and not significantly injured . Did the police verbally tell him to stop ? Why didn’t he stop after seeing Tazer (s) drawn ? Was there a toxicology done on him ? Has this officer had any past history of violence ?

      As for Joiner’s quote about whites leading domestic violence charges , I would suggest you read before you comment . These are just some numbers that you could’ve gotten with a fast search . Taken from a site .

      QUOTE ”

      Domestic Violence by Race and Ethnicity

      Native Americans According the Southwest Center for Law and Policy:

      Native Americans are victims of rape or sexual assault at more than double the rate of other racial groups.

      For
      Native American victims of violence, the offender was slightly more
      likely to be a stranger than an intimate partner, family member or
      acquaintance.

      Native Americans described the
      offender as an acquaintance in 34% of rapes/sexual assaults, and as an
      intimate partner or family member in 25% of sexual assaults.

      Southwest Ctr. for L. and Pol’y, Statistics (2005), http://www.swclap.org/statistics.htm ; Steven W. Perry, U.S. Dep’t of Just., NCJ 203097, A Bureau of Justice Statistics Statistical Profile, 1992-2002: American Indians and Crime (2004), available at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/aic02.htm

      African Americans African
      Americans, especially African American Women, suffer deadly violence
      from family members at rates decidedly higher than for other racial
      groups in the United States. However, it is observed that research
      concerning family violence among African Americans is inadequate.

      Overall,
      African Americans were victimized by intimate partners a significantly
      higher rates than persons of any other race between 1993 and 1998. Black
      females experienced intimate partner violence at a rate 35% higher than
      that of white females, and about 22 times the rate of women of other
      races. Black males experienced intimate partner violence at a rate about
      62% higher than that of white males and about 22 times the rate of men
      of other races.

      Callie Marie Rennison. and Sarah Welchans, U.S. Dep’t of Just., NCJ 178247, Intimate Partner Violence (2000), available at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/ascii/ipv.txtAfrican-American
      women experience significantly more domestic violence than White women
      in the age group of 20-24. Generally, Black women experience similar
      levels of intimate partner victimization in all other age categories as
      compared to White women, but experience slightly more domestic violence. “

    • Joiner

      Your statistics are dated, limited, ” it is observed that research
      concerning family violence among African Americans is inadequate..” pertain to a small window of time (’93-’98) and are not really comparative at all. Nice try though! Now, go scrounge after toxicology reports even though the department already said the officers actions were illegal and he himself confessed. He is being charged. Deal with it. Negrophobe.

    • Guest

      Your bias is obvious . These were the first of many results that came up . What , in society , do you feel changed so that the stats are now different ? I hope you will approach your post in a different manner . Falsely representing these things only makes you look ignorant .

    • Joiner

      The stats you gave are not even complete or comparative and dont necessarily reflect things close to 20 years later.

      “Generally, Black women experience similar levels of intimate partner victimization in all other age categories as compared to White women, but experience slightly more domestic violence.” YET you include a narrow window from the mid ’90′s that shows skewed statistics to make your claim seem evident. I would say in close to 20 years things can change from a narrow window in the mid 90′s. Please…. Your stats are not comparative. The End.

    • Guest

      Hopefully , every person interested in the argument you brought up and misrepresented ( that whites have a higher domestic violence percentage than blacks ) will simply go to an FBI site and check for themselves . Everyone realizes that you are not even close to being accurate . That … That is the end .

    • Eddie

      He may not understand a healthy distinction between everyday Blacks and those in gangs. Perhaps if we pointed him to the nearest suburban, meth, weed and E-producing, motorcycle gang leader’s residence in a trailer park near his own neighborhood, he’d enjoy a clearer correlation.

    • http://www.joslynstevens.com/ Joslyn

      Blacks need to support those like Allen West and Condelezza Rice if they want true equality? You’re a fucking idiot. Your conservative politics and thinly-veiled racism is typical of the average white person like you. Stay home on election day because you don’t know shit.

    • http://wshhking.wix.com/wshhbattle Lebron^Hairline^Recovery^Pkg♛

      That was kinda harsh, does not seem all that bad of a guy.

    • Guest

      How do you feel about the open and obvious racism from average blacks toward whites ? The way you express yourself shows hatred . Why ? Peace my friend ….peace

    • Joiner

      Says the naive and “I dont realize Im privileged in society nor how” average white Reagan sub-urbanite who has no inkling of any understanding of years of social and institutional racism from the people who claim that “Racism was fixed” in the Civil Rights era. Who get angry at blacks for “acting black” and any other cultural idiosyncrasies they find distasteful. Its like it has been said before; the white people in the country started a mile long race with a 1,000 foot head start and are amazed that the blacks cant keep up. OH MY! Why cant all black just be like Uncle Tom! I could just see you patting her on the head when you made that statement, “Buck up! Black lady! Chin up!”

    • Ran

      Allen West, the extremist hate blogger?

  • Jan Nemo

    shame on you white girl!

  • http://www.penduluminaction.com/blog Michael R. Drew

    Pictures are nice, but I want to know the story, what happend?

    • uj420

      google images of this guys car,, it was TOTALLED like most DRUNK DRIVING crashes

  • Joiner

    Police are so stupid it’s unbelievable. No wonder you only need a crappy HS diploma to be a cop. He is running to them for help after a car accident, so the cop shoots him to death. What is truly shocking is that the officer is actually being charged in this case for voluntary manslaughter, and that the department viewed his discharging of his weapon as excessive and illegal. Amazing. I can just imagine the Carolina cop, standing there with the buckwheat in between his gap teeth, looking perplexed, and shooting out of stupidity.

    • Lucksfortune

      Look into CMPD’s hiring standards. All new cadets to the police academy have a 4-year degree. This officer joined in 2011 so yeah, this includes him. Also, talk about stereotypes. What if I were to “imagine” just as clearly as you an ignorant black boy running towards police holding his pants up with one hand and holding fried chicken in the other.

    • Joiner

      From their website: “Have a high school diploma or GED, but we encourage applicants to have at least an Associates Degree.”
      Try again!

    • Lucksfortune

      That’s to apply. To be selected, every candidate for the past at least 5 years has a 4 year degree or laterally transferred from another NC department. Try again.

    • Joiner

      No. You are saying that you only need a GED to APPLY but to actually be selected you have to have a four year degree? That is so laughably stupid its not even funny. Why would they even let you apply, if you were automatically going to be disqualified? You are not so smart, huh?

    • Lucksfortune

      Because the state of NC only requires a HS degree to be BLET certified. They have to allow anyone that is BLET certified to apply. You know nothing about NC law enforcement do you? N

    • SuperSam64

      “If you don’t have a 4 year degree, please enjoy filling out this form that we will promptly deposit into the circular file. Thanks for your interest in the CMPD!”

      LOL

    • uj420

      they had no idea of a car accident anywhere THE DRIVVER HADNT CALLED IT IN or anything

  • http://wshhking.wix.com/wshhbattle Lebron^Hairline^Recovery^Pkg♛

    We will never hear the victims story of what happened. But you cannot blame the women who called the police, it is not her fault the cops killed an unarmed man.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Libby-Stone/1525701861 Libby Stone

      Instead of totally freaking out, she could have asked the poor guy what was wrong.

    • Joiner

      Exactly, even if she was cautious and did so through the window or the door. “OH MY HEAVENS!!!! A NEGRA!!!!!!!”

    • uj420

      230 am with some guy banging on her door AND REPEATEDLY banging after she called the cops..

    • Guest

      Athough the use of lethal force looks excessive in this case, an unarmed person can kill another pretty easily .

    • SuperSam64

      A typical unarmed person cannot easily kill three armed police officers that deal with life or death situations on a daily basis and have been trained in combat and use of firearms. Of course, Jackie Chan may be another story…

    • uj420

      unarmed is a played out word man,, they didnt FRISK THE guy then shoot him..

    • http://wshhking.wix.com/wshhbattle Lebron^Hairline^Recovery^Pkg♛

      OK, he was armed with their inability to frisk him, before they shot him.I guess your right, they did the right thing, when in doubt, shot first and ask questions later.

    • uj420

      but u act ;like they KNEW he was unarmed when they had to shoot him.. same with tray tray

    • SuperSam64

      Perhaps “unarmed” is not a good way of saying it; maybe “unarmed as far as they knew” is better. True, they should not just assume he did not have a weapon, but they shouldn’t assume he did either if they had no reason to believe that.

  • 9044

    This incident is very sad and should have never happened. Of course I wasn’t there but I would think if the officer was by himself, I might look at this different. If a lone officer tried to taser a man running at him, and the taser didn’t work, its possible he had no other choice. Assuming the man was not listening to commands, the office really doesn’t know the man’s intentions. You also have to consider that every encounter with police involves a firearm, at least the one carried by the officer which he or she must retain. However it appears there were three officers on scene. I cannot imagine why, with three officers, one officer resorted to lethal force.

    • Joiner

      The department already said the discharge of his weapon was excessive and illegal, and he has admitted to it.

    • ergo

      I don’t believe that’s what they said.

    • Joiner

      Then look it up and see for yourself…..

  • Desiree Bacchi

    its scary how people think these days.

    • EvenInTheDarkestHour

      The most sensible post here….and the most sad.

  • Anna Blu Rayen

    So a young INNOCENT man is killed due to a woman assuming a black man was about to rob her home…Yes thats messed up because society feeds into the stereotypes that the media and the GOVERNMENT (including FBI) put out there. My issue is this….ARE REALLY ARGUING ABOUT WHO DOES MORE CRIME…WHITES OR BLACKS….REALLY!!!!! REALLY!!!! WTF is that….oh…Americans being dumb again. We are truly and have ALWAYS been a divided nation.These numbers and “facts” that you all are arguing about…..PATHETIC. BUT again….the majority of AMERICANS are brainwashed. A HUMAN BEING LOST THEIR LIFE OVER NOTHING…THATS THE REAL MESSAGE….WE KEEP RACISM UP BECAUSE OF PEOPLE WANTING TO PROVE A POINT ABOUT WHOS MORE DANGEROUS. GROW UP AND OPEN YOUR EYES….WHEN IT REALLY STARTS HAPPENING…ONLY THING THAT WILL MATTER IS WHAT FINANCIAL CLASS YOU ARE IN….ONLY COLOR THAT WILL MATTER IS GREEN. GOOD DAY TO ALL OF YOU SILLY AMERICANS.

  • Rick624

    Cops are out of control throughout America

  • uj420

    WRONG HEADLINE he didnt GO TO POLICE FOR HELP stupid HE WENT TO A NEARBY HOUSE FOR HELP lol DRUNK DRIVERS usually dont use their cellphones to call the COPS FOR HELP ,,neither did that guy

    • Rollins902

      I didn’t know the victim and suspects toxicology tests were released to the public. Where did you find that information?

    • uj420

      he was coming from a party at 2 am,, one where he was drinknig ALL NIGHT this from friends and witnesses

    • Rollins902

      Really? A college kid was at a party where there was drinking until 2:00AM! OMG!!! I can’t believe it!!!! That’s so unusual for a man his age.

      Whow knows why most drinking establishments stay open until 2:00AM every night of the week.

      It’s funny because when the cop from NY was at a bar drinking until 4:00AM and got into a barroom brawl, he was still seen as “the victim.” I guess it just depends who you are right?

      I was not aware that the toxicology tests from the victim and the suspect were released to the public. If they released it for one, they should release the other too

    • uj420

      well obviously they were NOT released yet.. but friends and FAMILY have said he wa at a party.. his own posts mention the P[ARTY beforehand and he was SEEN DRINKING AT THE PARTY by the evidence of the car CRASH it doesnt show any RAIN that night or any sharp turns where he CRASHED..

    • Rollins902

      I really don’t buy the argument that he was dangerous because he was at a party or mentioned the word party in a text. There were no toxicology tests per released on the victim, or the suspect who shot him.

    • Miguel Rey

      Again, certain group of people trying to blame another black youth as a criminal and that his own actions caused his death.

  • shante
  • Brevity, Brevity, Brevity

    He was sleeping with the cop’s girlfriend, from the looks of it.

  • jxs9

    Isn’t this first degree murder? You just show up and start shooting someone. Did he even ask him anything?Sounds like this corrupt cop needs a few bullets in his head. Eye for an eye and the only way that you will be able to deal with rampant police corruption in fascist US.

  • jxs9

    Isn’t this first degree murder? You just show up and start shooting someone. Did he even ask him anything?Sounds like this corrupt cop needs a few bullets in his head. Eye for an eye and the only way that you will be able to deal with rampant police corruption in fascist US.

  • Adrienne Herrick

    This case has really been bothering me. Who, do you know, is out at 2:30 a.m. doing anything good? All restaurants are closed, churches are surely closed, a one car accident almost always has one person to blame. If Jonathan Ferrell was such a great guy, why was he away from his family at that time of the morning? Many a good Samaritan has been murdered because he/she opened the door to someone saying they needed help. What the hell is wrong with all of you saying the woman at the home did anything wrong? It’s been proven that being a football player is not a stairway to heaven.

    The cop should never have shot so many times, they were following the lead of the 911 call. They did not have benefit of the pleasant photos provided after the fact. I would call 911 if anyone banged at my door that I didn’t know and it wouldn’t matter the color of his skin is. We are living in times where we need to be vigilant to stay alive.

    Where are the toxicology tests? Why is it cool to show photos of this great guy but not give negative info on Trayvon Martin during his trial? I am well aware of the existence of a racial divide but common sense says to any person, don’t put yourself in a precarious situation, Don’t wear a hoody at night in a neighborhood where no one knows you and don’t crash your car and go banging on someone’s door in the middle of the night where no one knows you. Where the heck was his cell phone? If you don’t agree with me, open your door to someone you don’t know in the near future and see what happens.