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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 07:29 PM

Alabama jury convicts police officer of manslaughter for killing unarmed black man

Source: Fox News

Former Montgomery, Ala. police officer Aaron Cody Smith was convicted of manslaughter Friday for fatally shooting Gregory Gunn, an unarmed black man, in 2016.

Smith was charged with murder, but the jury was given the option to consider a lesser charge of manslaughter.

District Attorney Daryl Bailey said he would ask for Smith to receive the maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, according to WBRC.

Smith shot Gunn, 58, as he was walking home late at night. The officer had called Gunn over for a stop-and-frisk, at which point he fled.

Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/us/alabama-jury-convicts-police-officer-of-manslaughter-for-killing-unarmed-black-man





Montgomery, AL, police officer Aaron Cody Smith and his victim, Gregory Gunn.

Prosecutors described Smith as a "bully with a gun."



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Reply Alabama jury convicts police officer of manslaughter for killing unarmed black man (Original post)
sandensea Nov 22 OP
Jake Stern Nov 22 #1
sandensea Nov 22 #2
Jake Stern Nov 22 #3
sandensea Nov 22 #5
dware Nov 22 #4
sandensea Nov 22 #6
dware Nov 22 #7
sandensea Nov 22 #8
dware Nov 22 #9
sandensea Nov 22 #10
dware Nov 22 #11
sandensea Nov 22 #12
dware Nov 22 #13
sandensea Nov 22 #14
dware Nov 22 #15
marble falls Nov 24 #16
irisblue Nov 24 #17

Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:17 PM

1. Kudos to the DA

He convinced a jury in a county that is three quarters white and that Trump carried by 50 points to convict a white cop for killing an unarmed black man.

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:31 PM

2. A profile in courage

I lived not too far from there for several years. I can just imagine the death threats and other harassment he - and his family - can expect to receive for the next few weeks.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:40 PM

3. If he outlasts that he'll almost certainly be primaried

by some fascist jackoff for "not backing the blue".

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:48 PM

5. +1

Here's hoping right-wing voters change someday.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:45 PM

4. Good!!!

Another POS cop taken off the streets and, hopefully, put behind bars for the maximum time allowed under the sentencing guidelines.

Kudos to the DA who put on a great prosecution and huge kudos to the jury for seeing that this was a bad cop and convicting him.

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Response to dware (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:49 PM

6. Brave guy

There'll no doubt be some pushback from the local Chumpkins.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:52 PM

7. More than likely,

but I think he'll weather the storm and maybe run for higher office.

We need many, many more brave DA's like him to go after these racist rogue cops.

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Response to dware (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:58 PM

8. I hope so.

It won't be easy as long as Mango Menace is in the White House.

As you know, h deliberately encourages the worst in our police officers in general.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:05 PM

9. Mango Menace.



Hope you don't mind, but I am so stealing that.

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Response to dware (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:12 PM

10. Please do!

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Response to sandensea (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:21 PM

11. Thanks alot.

There's an image once seen can't be unseen.

So much for a peaceful sleep tonight, it's nightmares for me.

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Response to dware (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:24 PM

12. Can't have that!

Hope this helps:

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Response to sandensea (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:38 PM

13. Yes, that did help.

So peaceful.

Thank you for that, now I can sleep peacefully again.

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Response to dware (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:54 PM

14. You're welcome

Sweet dreams.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:59 PM

15. Back atcha.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sun Nov 24, 2019, 08:39 AM

16. I never thought this sort of outcome in Alabama was possible. Now lets pray for a long sentence.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sun Nov 24, 2019, 12:01 PM

17. Wow. This from the article

"The trial was moved from mostly black Montgomery to Ozark, Ala. 85 miles away at the request of the defense because of the publicity the case received in Montgomery."

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