19 6 / 2012

kittyboomboom4u:

checkdatprivilege:

thepeoplesrecord:

NYPD takes the life of another black maleJune 18, 2012
On April 12, 2012, Laverne’s son Tamon Robinson, like Trayvon Martin, encountered someone who made a wrong assumption based on his age and the color of his skin. In Tamon’s case, it was a police officer, while in Trayvon’s case, it was a civilian, George Zimmerman. But in both cases, because the young men were African American, their lives were cut tragically short.
Tamon worked in as a barista at the Connecticut Muffin café on Lafayette Avenue in Fort Green, Brooklyn. On the side, he collected bricks, stones and other discarded building materials and sold them for scrap. Around 5:30 a.m., on the way to his car that morning, Tamon stopped to collect some old paving stones that the Seaview Houses were throwing away. He had permission from the building’s management to take them.
Officers in a patrol car spotted him and assumed he was stealing. When two officers began chasing him, Tamon ran toward the building where he had, until recently, lived with his mother. He had moved into his own apartment, but still had a key and stopped by to visit her every day.


He was barely 100 yards away from the entrance when a third officer drove a police cruiser onto the sidewalk and ran him down. A witness reported seeing Tamon fly up into the air and then land on the ground. Officers were overheard telling him to get up before picking him up and throwing the unconscious man onto the hood of the car. When they realized he was not responding, they finally called emergency medical services.


In some twisted irony, during a canvas looking for witnesses, the same officers knocked on Tamon’s mother’s door. Ms. Dobbinson was told there had been an accident and asked if she saw anything. She was unaware that the young man injured in the accident was her son. It was not until later—around 4 p.m.—that officers returned to her door to tell her that her son was in the hospital in a coma.
When Laverne Dobbinson arrived at the hospital, she found Tamon handcuffed to the bed in spite of the fact that he was in a coma. Initially, she was not allowed into the room to be with her son. Officials kept her and other family members from Tamon’s bedside where they could give comfort and talk to him. After two days, the police finally relented. Six days after his encounter with NYPD, his family made the painful decision to end life support.
Speaking with Tamon’s mother after the rally and march, I asked her to tell me about her son. “He was a good son, never got into any trouble,” she told me. “He never was involved in drugs or gangs. He was friendly; it was rare that he ever got angry with anyone. He was a hard worker and was trying to go to college.”
Source

F: FOR FUCK’S SAKEthe NYPD need to fucking sort EVERYTHING out.

Heart is breaking. Why ? This poor man and his family. Will we ever stop? Rest in Peace Tamon. Take to the street Americans …

kittyboomboom4u:

checkdatprivilege:

thepeoplesrecord:

NYPD takes the life of another black male
June 18, 2012

On April 12, 2012, Laverne’s son Tamon Robinson, like Trayvon Martin, encountered someone who made a wrong assumption based on his age and the color of his skin. In Tamon’s case, it was a police officer, while in Trayvon’s case, it was a civilian, George Zimmerman. But in both cases, because the young men were African American, their lives were cut tragically short.

Tamon worked in as a barista at the Connecticut Muffin café on Lafayette Avenue in Fort Green, Brooklyn. On the side, he collected bricks, stones and other discarded building materials and sold them for scrap. Around 5:30 a.m., on the way to his car that morning, Tamon stopped to collect some old paving stones that the Seaview Houses were throwing away. He had permission from the building’s management to take them.

Officers in a patrol car spotted him and assumed he was stealing. When two officers began chasing him, Tamon ran toward the building where he had, until recently, lived with his mother. He had moved into his own apartment, but still had a key and stopped by to visit her every day.

He was barely 100 yards away from the entrance when a third officer drove a police cruiser onto the sidewalk and ran him down. A witness reported seeing Tamon fly up into the air and then land on the ground. Officers were overheard telling him to get up before picking him up and throwing the unconscious man onto the hood of the car. When they realized he was not responding, they finally called emergency medical services.

In some twisted irony, during a canvas looking for witnesses, the same officers knocked on Tamon’s mother’s door. Ms. Dobbinson was told there had been an accident and asked if she saw anything. She was unaware that the young man injured in the accident was her son. It was not until later—around 4 p.m.—that officers returned to her door to tell her that her son was in the hospital in a coma.

When Laverne Dobbinson arrived at the hospital, she found Tamon handcuffed to the bed in spite of the fact that he was in a coma. Initially, she was not allowed into the room to be with her son. Officials kept her and other family members from Tamon’s bedside where they could give comfort and talk to him. After two days, the police finally relented. Six days after his encounter with NYPD, his family made the painful decision to end life support.

Speaking with Tamon’s mother after the rally and march, I asked her to tell me about her son. “He was a good son, never got into any trouble,” she told me. “He never was involved in drugs or gangs. He was friendly; it was rare that he ever got angry with anyone. He was a hard worker and was trying to go to college.”

Source

F: FOR FUCK’S SAKE

the NYPD need to fucking sort EVERYTHING out.

Heart is breaking. Why ? This poor man and his family. Will we ever stop? Rest in Peace Tamon. Take to the street Americans …

(Source: thepeoplesrecord, via stfuconservatives)

  1. rockthemicwrite reblogged this from blasianpoetry
  2. reinaamari reblogged this from blasianpoetry
  3. may-mona reblogged this from fracturedribcage
  4. uglyqueeer reblogged this from blasianpoetry
  5. blasianpoetry reblogged this from fracturedribcage
  6. fracturedribcage reblogged this from skyliting
  7. neen-nia-akiko reblogged this from wakeupslaves
  8. yellowfeathersfall reblogged this from freeform4lyfe and added:
    this happebed right before we moved to BK. we’re in that Connecticut Muffin all the time… glad i know this story, so sad...
  9. theafrocentricasian reblogged this from themaroonvillage and added:
    NYPD takes the life of another black male June 18, 2012 On April 12, 2012, Laverne’s son Tamon Robinson, like Trayvon...
  10. camo-kidd reblogged this from themaroonvillage
  11. finesseyochick reblogged this from gwayordafreeway
  12. gwayordafreeway reblogged this from wakeupslaves
  13. freeform4lyfe reblogged this from wakeupslaves
  14. humbleafrikan reblogged this from wakeupslaves
  15. thisisuhura reblogged this from wakeupslaves
  16. themaroonvillage reblogged this from wakeupslaves
  17. kitty-drake reblogged this from wakeupslaves
  18. wakeupslaves reblogged this from skyliting
  19. dearestdonielle reblogged this from skyliting
  20. mizthunderthighs reblogged this from smokeymcbandit
  21. 1shara reblogged this from smokeymcbandit
  22. smokeymcbandit reblogged this from breezy336
  23. breezy336 reblogged this from skyliting and added:
    Lord!!!!
  24. womanitpicker reblogged this from green-marshen-men and added:
    He ran because he was afraid. Once stopped by the police, black men are very likely to be abused. Please Google Stop and...
  25. ushasloves reblogged this from xx-rapunzel-xx
  26. eroticanoir reblogged this from cinnybun
  27. tortos reblogged this from afro-dominicano
  28. terenceinmonochrome reblogged this from truth-has-a-liberal-bias
  29. wontbetelevised reblogged this from sevdolo