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What Happened to Anton Black?

What Happened to Anton Black?

Update: 2022-08-0919
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Lester Holt reports on what happened to Anton Black, a 19-year-old Black man who died while being taken into police custody in Maryland in 2018.

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Stefanie

okay dude who wants to argue about a rush to judgment against police but it's okay for police in the moment to rush to judgment against a until they find out all the facts a citizen caught in what appears to be a crime but they don't know all the facts. because number one the officer is making an assumption that the boy is being kidnapped but that is not accurate. you should have gotten the boy to safety and had another officer talk to him and you try to talk to the suspect. you de-escalate the situation yelling at someone threatening them you know using foul language threatening them bodily harm does not make them feel safe in that interaction so they want to run they want to leave that situation because they're afraid you're a cop you're going to kill them and we've known from history that y'all get away with that s***. if you approach the situation and separate them and say what's going on what's going on guys you know and try to figure out what's happening but basing your perception 100% on a call to 911 without getting the fax is what leads to all these situations because people don't always know what they're seeing when they call 911 if these two kids were friends and then something happened and they started roughhousing try to get to the bottom of that. number two why again why do cops chase people who are not armed? just let them go and you can find them later like you don't get to kill someone just because they ran away. if he's sitting there in a car and he's locked in the car not hurting anybody then you just wait it out you tried to get him to get out you don't break the window and make things worse and based on the fact that he had schizophrenia you probably should have called for an ambulance to take him to a hospital and wait till they got there to let them get them out you saw he didn't have a weapon he was running home trying to get to somewhere safe then the hospital would have determined he didn't have schizophrenia and they would have dealt with that situation but he just made it worse and then now this boy is dead because cops are stupid inherently stupid

Aug 31st
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