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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Another unarmed black man shot dead after police mistook his pill bottle for gun

A Phoenix  white police officer on Tuesday December 2nd, shot dead Rumain Brisbon, a 34 year old father of four, after he mistook Brisbon's pill bottle for a gun. 

According to Phoenix police report, Brisbon was suspected of peddling hard drugs. Following a tip-off, he was approached by a 30 year old white police cop to asked him to come down from his Cadillac SUV for a search which he agreed to.

According to the police version of events, while coming down from his vehicle, Brisbon was said to have 'appeared to be removing something' from the rear seat. The officer instructed him to show his hands but instead Brisbon placed one or both hands in his waistband area before fleeing to a nearby apartment building. 

 
The police officer pursued him and they claim he refused the officers command asking him to get on the ground. Then they claim he began insulting the officer who he struggled with after he was caught.

The police report said “During the struggle Brisbon put his left hand in his pocket and the officer grabbed on to the suspect’s hand, while repeatedly telling the suspect to keep his hand in his pocket,”.
The two men tumbled inside an apartment after a door was opened. The officer believed he felt the handle of a gun while holding the suspects hand in his pocket”, the statement continued. Having become “unable to maintain his grip on the suspect’s hand”, the officer shot Brisbon twice in the torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A search of Brisbon’s pocket showed the item was a vial containing several oxycodone tablets. Police report said a handgun and a jar apparently containing marijuana was found inside Brisbon’s SUV. Brisbon was found to have a criminal record including a burglary conviction.
The officer, who has worked for the department for seven years, was not harmed. Police said he was in the area to investigate an alleged burglary but was told by two people that men inside a black Cadillac SUV were engaged in a drug deal. 
Brandon Dickerson, a friend of Brisbon  who was driving with him at the time of the incident told the Arizona Republic that Brisbon was at the apartment building where he was shot dead to deliver fast food to his children. The newspaper reported that “on Wednesday evening, strewn french fries still littered the front porch”.
Marci Kratter, an attorney for Brisbon’s family, told the newspaper they were considering a wrongful death lawsuit.
“It was a senseless tragedy,” she said. “He was unarmed and not a threat to anyone. We intend to pursue this to the full extent of the law.”

119 comments:

Anonymous said...

Again? What is really happening?




Amakadarlyn@yahoo.com

mary john said...

Too bad

irabo bobby fera favor said...

What's all dis nw, Obama should do something oooh

Cute G said...

So sad. Because of the struggle I guess.It was a self defense action .

Toronto Finest said...
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jerry ogunbor said...

no love in the wild wild west for the black black bro

EDDY WIZ said...

Tragic.. Rip bro

irabo bobby fera favor said...

What's all dis nw, Obama should do something oooh, white police men should stop dis killing of black Africans

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Phew! Seems more like racial cleansing going on in the US,aides by the police.
They should try do something about this ugly trend.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

American media is savage! They're just taking advantage of black people's anger and making $.

becckyd said...

Hahaha! This is getting too much.

Neks said...

>>>> White police are really getting out of control, no black guy is feeling safe anymore in America, I guess they're trying to provoke Obama <<<<

debby tiles said...

Sad

Alloy Chikezie said...

I am beginning to think this police guys kill this blacks on purpose, because the way they kill this blacks is beginning to look like a pattern.
May the soul of the dead rest in peace


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lami said...

America is a sick society, sometimes I wonder if these white cops that kill easily have conscience.

debby tiles said...

Sad

Stuch Bedsheet said...

Another riot loading!

One and Only Ada David Omobabalanu says so

Udoka Emereonye said...

Nawaoo, why are they using blacks as a testing object naw biko.


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wilheminna moses said...

Nawaaa! Buh why do de always struggle evn wen nt armed? Shud I say he killed himself. Rest in peace and others shud learn naa

Tripple B said...

Ok o it has started second black man down. War in d USA.


Bold, black n beautiful

Bishop Dammy said...

These policemen mistakes are becoming unbearable. 1 cor 8:9. BishopDammy#

Shina Shine said...

This is getting out of hand

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Anonymous said...

why resist arrest if u're innocent??? we africans are the cause of our problems oooo...

Gloriafines Okaiman said...

*crying*

Celestina Amadi said...

wat is happen ooooooooooo.......lesti

Jules Louis said...

Yeah. The dead can't talk or defend themselves. He could have shot his legs or hands why his torso? Blacks are stubborn but there are other places he could have shot him na. Na waoo

Celestina Amadi said...

wat re the white people up to .........lesti

Gbolahan Akinbode said...

Nah whaoo may his soul rest in perfect peace

kenbravo said...

see lady strips off exposing her things in kenya just to protest against ladies molestation.

Eugenia said...

Will it ever end?

linda ikeji's boo said...

why was it always a mistake from them.this people are just psychos

Meez Tiana said...

Not again!

nicky onikan said...

Its the season of 'kill a black nigga'. Protest will rock american states today.
This guy tho should have just obeyed.

NICK

Ruff Neck said...

America is becoming too dangerous a country for black people. This is bull sh....t

Anonymous said...

smh....so sad!! #iamevebzz

Orji Obumneme said...

hmmmm! Let us see hw diz whole thing will end!

gracie offor said...

Bloody racist

RIP

dark pearl said...

Again....

Chinsa Sandra said...

Even in a country whr a black man is d president, racism is still at its peak

I see smoke everiwhr

Odeh Peter said...

Again ooooo!! Why is this sHit happening huh? The racism has reach this level?

Ezinne Nwakamma said...

We blacks have suffered oo. From mama belle

ary said...

No matter how bad and rampant this has become, the black people should wonder why the cops always presume that black people are always armed or pose a danger! Black people need to go back to their roots and clean up their act! Slavery was bad, but it is about time they stopped acting out! Because these cops are operating on a preconceived notion that has being formed over the years of dealing with other black people. Even their rappers are all about guns, violence and drugs, so why wouldn't a cop approach a black man thinking his life is in danger, when 75 percent of their young adults wear side arms like a mobile phone.

sexy eni said...

Too bad

Agboli Grace said...

That's strange about all this cops

irabo bobby fera favor said...

What's all dis nw, Obama should do something oooh, white police men should stop dis killing of black Africans, u bastards white police men fuck u

kevwe dollor said...

Another one?

irabo bobby fera favor said...

What's all dis nw, Obama should do something oooh, white police men should stop dis killing of black Africans, u bastards white police men fuck u

Hauwa A. Okpanachi said...

This seems to be the trend...its sad that those put in place to protect have become dangers to the very ones they shld protect...not every one though...just the coloured ones I guess.

irabo bobby fera favor said...

What's all dis nw, Obama should do something oooh, white police men should stop dis killing of black Africans, u bastards white police men fuck u

rose powell said...

Wat is white men r doing to black people over there is bad

Omoge Manchester said...

Omg

Don Meritson Mba said...

omg! not again! what has blacks done to deserve this ill treatment from the westerners every time!


#GodblessNigeria

Anonymous said...

Atimes diz blacks can b stubborn,bt its nt enuff reason 2 shoot him dead. Jay-B

ella john said...

This is becoming a trend. Nawao.

priceless pearl said...

When will all these killings stop
I feel for his two beautiful young daughters
May his soul r.i.p

christie benjamin said...

THIS KILLING OF BLACK NI**GA. ARE BECOMING TOO MUCH. OBAMA SHOULD USHER IN PRECAUTIONAL MEASURE TO THIS WHITE ASS POLICE OFFICERS REPORTING LIVE FROM PORT NOVIA>

Anonymous said...

OMG! !!! Again!!. These indiscriminate killings by the American police department is on the fast rise ooo. Something had better be done. These policeman are being given en an ex Cape route from justice. The blood of the innocent cries out. Those babarians Are no different from terrorists

Anonymous said...

nawa o! abeg dat police oficer shud b punishd o, if dey dont, den wite cops wil feel dey av d ryt to kill blacks n claim mistake. he shud av bin sure first dt it wsnt a gun b4 shootin. #bela# butiful wknd y'all.

Tina said...

Na wao! this killing is getting out of hand.

Oladimeji Daniels said...

I don't think these white cops see during the day.... (•͡.̮ •͡ )

Dara Smart said...

Racism will never stop

Lengka Gowong said...

What's up with this white cops is really getting out of control

Anonymous said...

Kilode?? Haha!!

Gorgeous Diva said...

Lost for words.

Anonymous said...

Ode. What do you want Obama to do?

trizy iledo said...

Actually is the third black man

elovi said...

Stayy in your country u won't accept

elovi said...

Racism tho

Joan Ikolodo said...

So is this what is invoke now?????

etido udofia said...

Again

yemisi Z10 said...

Not again.yemisi Z10 says so

APPLE said...

HABA! R.I.P

Gozie said...

I'll remember neva to itch my balls weneva I'm stopped by these trigger happy police men, they might just think I'm reaching for my fire arm
So tragic
R.I.P

Motunrayo olaide said...

I'm thinking this their it was a nistake story is just fake. If he's guilty why nt just arrest hime n keep him alive. And to think he has four kids!

princess adaeze said...

This is too much

udeze obumneme said...

Nawa oo, flinty amateurs. Obumnemeudeze@gmail.com

AQO said...

Not again!!


Jesus is Lord.

Patience Anthony said...

Wats their excuse now, racism won't stop, God dey sha

Anonymous said...

What struggle? I've watched a video where the police report and a passerby's video recording were two different things...they are trying to protect the white officer.

Anonymous said...

Extra judicial killing totally condemned,but then why resist arrest if you are clean,Blacks mentality

Anonymous said...

How could you believe the police's version of events???????

Anonymous said...

Why do people like you believe the police narrative? So you expected him to say "yes, I purposely killed a nigger"?

chimmyfine said...

Hmmmm..Ndiocha!

Akamelu Emmanuel said...

Am still wondering how dis is funny 2 u

Anonymous said...

...and the whites aren't armed? Most people in America are armed so sharrap your mouth there is you don't know what's going on!

megan asosa said...

Theyshouid try and fix this issues.

Anonymous said...

lool...too bad

lilyswt okafor said...

Police shud learn how 2 use gun na, Watz dis shooting shooting all abt, dragging people 2 their early grave.dey shud beta watch it oo.

okechi love said...

Y all this killing? ?? Something needs to be done.

dami said...

Killed for nothing...Dont know y the whites hates black this much. I pray God ve mercy on us and console his family.

Anonymous said...

Oh Shit. What happens to the little kids
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iryn samson said...

Racism. ..Lord help us

Bash esq said...

thug life

poshsilver said...

Institutional racism is still prevalent in d western world.God save us all.here in d Uk, most stop n search is carried out on d black youth which I think is not fair.granted dat some black commit crime, but they shouldn't 'tar' everyone with one brush.

Anonymous said...

I keep saying this but u are not listening that: Babylon the great is fallen and it is now the dwelling place for demons, aliens and evil spirits. Now here is the remedy. Our fight is not against flesh and blood ( humans) but against spiritual wickedness. You have seen birds falling out of the sky and turning into human beings. These are spirits.

Jane Agbama said...

They believe blacks are dangerous, as long ur a black nigga you surely hv a gone nd will obviously use it on the innocent. I mean for crying out loud when is this stupid racism gonna end, the injustice haba they are humans with blood flowing throw their veins irrespective of the colour nw

Jane Agbama said...

They believe blacks are dangerous, as long ur a black nigga you surely hv a gun nd will obviously use it on the innocent. I mean for crying out loud when will this stupid racism gonna end, the injustice, haba they are humans with blood flowing throw their veins irrespective of the colour nw

Anonymous said...

Very painful,may his soul rest in peace.

LOTANNA LOTA said...

Gosh!
Don't tell me it happened again!
July 17th was Eric Garner(29), August 9th was Mike Brown(18). And now Rumain Brisbon(34).
So far no indictments. The white parliaments indirectly Justified the killings coz they are blacks... Hehehe.. I've always known that racism would resurface but never wished to witness it coz the pains it induces in me makes me wanna paint every white man black.

Why didn't he shoot to weaken Brisbon if he seriously needed to defend his life?

This news obviously spoilt my day.

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Tee said...

Ary, you made sense with your comment, this is not just racism, blacks should sit down and examine themselves. The average black man in US is a thug. Blacks are a minority, yet they make up the majority in jails. The number of black on black violent crime is very high. These cops know how easy it is for some blacks to kill, they have nothing to live for, unless you call violence, gang, easy money, casual sex,etc living

I hope young black men begin to learn that they don't need to struggle with a police officer or run away, it makes the cops think you are guilty and armed. The cops are people too, they make mistakes, they want to live and have families. Make their job easier by cooperating with them. They are not trigger-happy like Nigerian police men. Blacks in America, be polite and do the right thing, not every white person/ Cop hates you unless you are a criminal. Save yourself and family by being reasonable especially towards authority figures.

Talk2Henry said...

Don't just understand at all. What's happening here?

Anonymous said...

Black men shld stop resisting arrest. .. too stubborn. .. obey before complain n live long. .. it is only when you are alive you can sue for assault. . After dey will say racism. ..policemen keep doing their job n getting away ...

rukkybankz said...

Damn! Not so cool...RIP

Berry said...

It happen all over America. Racism. There was a time a white man refuse to rent an apartment to me, cos I'm black. When I'm in the kitchen, my flatmate leaves. It's crazy.

Franklin Tobechi said...

End time!

tyokever joy said...

Am waiting for the part were they will say the "white trash" has not been indicted. This so disgusting I wish blacks will all come together and do something, believe me blacks make USA tick if they NO then believe me something will happen

Anonymous said...

Actually is the fifth, 2 in new york, one in ferguson, a 14 year old in cleavland

Anonymous said...

when this killing of innocent unarmed pple will come to an end? the police should not quicking in shooting pple like that without an evidence that such pple point out a gun to them.

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smartdove said...

this is gettin out of hand hope this white are not doin this intentinally><>>

Emmanuel Apalowo said...

@anonymous & @franklin just showed how stupid they are.

Emmanuel Apalowo said...

Another mumu, @cute g, just spoke

Akinyemi Williams said...

Too bad...

Akinyemi Williams said...

Too bad...

Rebecca Michael said...

@ emmanuel, anonymous is not stupid. He actually said d right thing. Black men should stop resisting arrest so that the police won't have any excuse when they shoot them

Anonymous said...

You guys saying black men should stop resisting arrest are not very bright. Do y'all think the cops are telling the truth? Read the story over again and tell me if it makes sense. The cops make things up all the time once they've done what they shouldn't do. There are videos all over the net of when some of them have been caught lying that people resisted arrest or tried to take their gun but then videos came up after showing that they lied.

Anonymous said...

And you believe the police's version?

Bakare Motunrayo said...

Obama better set up a committee to address this.

ebonyz... said...

This issue of cops shooting unarmed people esp blacks has gotten outta hand and the annoying part is they go scott free.... Obama should address this issue...........

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