Murder Trial Begins for Cop That Killed 6yo

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/murder-trial-opens-cop-killed-6-year-old-jeremy-mardis-video/#XGSc1tkIjdim70UC.99

(Link to video if anyone needs a refresher on what took place:

https://youtu.be/u1Q2ZIxIJ8k)

Marksville, LA — Sixteen months ago, one of the worst police killings ever to be recorded on video rocked the country. Jeremy Mardis, a 6-year-old boy, was gunned down in cold blood by two bad Louisiana cops — Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr. Now, one of those officers is finally being tried for this horrific act which was caught on camera.

In what the head of Louisiana State police called ‘the most disturbing thing he’s ever seen,’ Mardis was murdered as he rode with his father, Chris Few, as he sat strapped into the front seat of the car.
“He didn’t deserve to die like that,” State Police Col. Mike Edmonson said as he announced the deputies’ arrests, less than a week after the shooting.
For almost a year, body camera footage from that fateful night was kept hidden from the public. However, last September it was released showing these two officers murder a boy and attempt to murder his father.
Jury selection for Derrick Stafford’s trial began Monday and is expected to last several days.
Prosecutors are going to make the case that the bodycam video proves Few did not pose a threat and was, in fact, surrendering with his hands up when police opened fire.
Defense attorneys, however, will attempt to convince a jury that Stafford and Greenhouse Jr. acted in self-defense — in spite of the fact they had no justification for the stop in the first place — and contradictory to the video evidence.
Despite the testimony to the contrary from a State Police detective, defense attorneys are going to try to convince a jury that Few was attempting to ram Greenhouse’s vehicle.

One of Stafford’s attorneys, Jonathon Goins, said his client “feared for his life” when he opened fired on a 6-year-old boy and his surrendering dad.
“My client wanted to go home and be with his family that night, just like any officer wants to go home and be with their family,” Goins said.
Members of Mardis’ family have since filed a federal lawsuit against several Louisiana law enforcement agencies.
An exact motive for the original traffic stop — given the fictitious claim of a warrant and that Few did not have a weapon — has yet to be publicly released by officials. Attorneys for Greenhouse and Stafford stated during court proceedings Few had been standing in the road, blocking traffic, ignored officers’ commands, and then fled the scene.
But the lawsuit contends there had been no clear reason for police to pursue the vehicle Few was driving, and when he ultimately did pull over, the vehicle, “even if it were moving forward or backwards — did not and could not have presented an imminent threat of death or great bodily harm to any of the officers at the scene or innocent bystanders.”
Police had claimed Few was armed and posed an imminent deadly threat — so Officers Greenhouse and Stafford opened fire — emptying 18 rounds at the vehicle, critically injuring Few and killing the 6-year-old, who had autism.
In actuality, no warrant had been issued for Few, and both father and son were unarmed — indeed, as video evidence shows, Few had his hands in the air when he received “two or three” bullets to the head and chest, while Jeremy suffered “four or five” shots to the head and neck.

Appallingly, Jeremy languished in agony, still holding onto life for over five minutes after being shot multiple times — but officers failed to even check for a pulse or render assistance.
“During this time, Jeremy was bleeding profusely and suffered immensely due to the gunshot wounds,” the lawsuit states.
“It was not until approximately some seven and one-half to eight minutes or so after the hail of gunfire, that an officer at the scene, believed to be Parnell, finally checked Jeremy for a pulse and discovered that he was still alive, despite having been shot multiple times including in the head and neck,” it reads.
“However, none of the officers at the scene, including Stafford, Greenhouse, Brouillette and Parnell initiated or rendered any form of first aid, nor did they undertake any other measures in an attempt to stop Jeremy’s bleeding or otherwise alleviate or mitigate Jeremy’s suffering, or made any attempts to save his life.

“Sadly, Jeremy was left to suffer — and die — while the officers casually searched for ‘gloves.’”
Both Stafford and Greenhouse, likely due to their connected statuses and blue privilege, were allowed to remain officers in spite of their past atrocities — which allowed them to be in those patrol cars that night.
As WCBI reported, before the shooting, Stafford and Greenhouse both had been sued over claims they had used excessive force or neglected their duties as police officers. The Marksville Police Department suspended Stafford after his indictment on rape charges in 2011, but reinstated him after prosecutors dismissed the charges.

*puke*

What trash writing. 

Fuck those guys, when I lived in La I was def more scared of police than getting robbed

Samoa -

What trash writing. 

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/murder-trial-opens-cop-killed-6-year-old-jeremy-mardis-video/#MB0eXaLOGMi8yEM7.99

What exactly makes you consider it trash?

More on the lies the officers told about the initial pursuit/non-existent warrant:

[They said that Mardis’s death was a tragic accident that occurred when police tried to serve a warrant on the boy’s father, Chris Few. They said Few had resisted that warrant. When he’d been cornered on a dead-end road after a chase, they said, he had tried to reverse and hit the officers. Then there was an exchange of gunshots, and Jeremy—buckled into the front seat—was tragically caught in the crossfire.

Yet almost none of that turned out to be true.

There appear to have been no outstanding warrants for Few. No gun was found in his truck. Officials said while two of the officers had claimed Few reversed his SUV and tried to ram them, that wasn’t actually true. When officials reviewed body-cam footage of the incident, they found Few actually had his arms in the air when the officers unloaded the barrage on the car. (Few survived the shooting that killed his son.)

“This was not a threatening situation for the police,” said Mark Jeansonne, Few’s attorney. Colonel Mike Edmonson, the superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, affirmed that after watching the footage.

“I'm not gonna talk about it, but I'm gonna tell you this,” he said. “It is the most disturbing thing I've seen and I will leave it at that …. As a father, much less the head of the State Police, [it was] extremely disturbing.”

That’s part of the reason, he said, they were charging the officers involved. Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr., who have been charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree, were working as city marshals; Stafford is also a Marksville police officer, while Greenhouse is a reserve officer. Two other marshals were also involved in the chase, and one of them was wearing the body camera that captured the shooting. That footage has not been released to the public.(it was later released and is in the OP)]

FETT_Lay'n'PrayNINJA -
Samoa -

What trash writing. 

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/murder-trial-opens-cop-killed-6-year-old-jeremy-mardis-video/#MB0eXaLOGMi8yEM7.99

What exactly makes you consider it trash?

It's written like trash and it's on a trash website. 

More on the previous charges and lawsuits against one of the officers:

[Both Stafford and Greenhouse had been subject to multiple prior complaints—what the Associated Press characterized as “a string of civil lawsuits.” Stafford was sued for two incidents in 2012, one in which he allegedly shocked a woman with a stun gun while she was handcuffed and another in which he was accused of breaking a girl’s arm while breaking up a fight on a school bus. In 2014, a jury awarded $50,000 to a man who said Stafford had arrested him as payback for filing a complaint against him. Stafford was indicted twice for rape in 2011. In one of those cases, he was charged with raping a 15-year-old in 2004. Both charges were dismissed, but it’s not clear why.

Stafford and Greenhouse were also defendants together in two separate cases. In one, a man said they used excessive force while arresting him in 2014. In the second, they were accused of refusing to take action while a third officer assaulted a teenager.]

Huh? Goes against the narrative thats been preached at us by the media for seemingly ever now

 

torubu -
FETT_Lay'n'PrayNINJA -
Samoa -

What trash writing. 

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/murder-trial-opens-cop-killed-6-year-old-jeremy-mardis-video/#MB0eXaLOGMi8yEM7.99

What exactly makes you consider it trash?

It's written like trash and it's on a trash website. 

Don't remember asking you, but not shocked by your response. Is there anything factually inaccurate or do you just not like some of the adjectives?

And finally, some insight into a possible real motive for the cop being so aggressive towards the suspect:

[Meanwhile, reports have noted there appears to have been a conflict between Few and Greenhouse before the incident. Greenhouse was a former classmate of Few’s girlfriend, Megan Dixon. Dixon said Greenhouse had been sending her messages, and Few threatened Greenhouse. “I told Chris, and Chris confronted him about it and told him, ‘Next time you come to my house I’m going to hurt you,’” Dixon said.]

FETT_Lay'n'PrayNINJA -
torubu -
FETT_Lay'n'PrayNINJA -
Samoa -

What trash writing. 

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/murder-trial-opens-cop-killed-6-year-old-jeremy-mardis-video/#MB0eXaLOGMi8yEM7.99

What exactly makes you consider it trash?

It's written like trash and it's on a trash website. 

Don't remember asking you, but not shocked by your response. Is there anything factually inaccurate or do you just not like some of the adjectives?

I stopped reading once I realized it was written like trash, so I don't know. But this situation has been discussed here at least twice, so I know about it. 

 

Do you read "freethoughtproject" regularly? If so, re-evaluate your life. 

Ahhh so your just basing your opinion that it's trash because it's a website that Shits on the abuses of power in your line of work. Cool.

Sorry but I don't think I'll take life advice from someone like yourself. Thanks though.

torubu -
FETT_Lay'n'PrayNINJA -
Samoa -

What trash writing. 

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/murder-trial-opens-cop-killed-6-year-old-jeremy-mardis-video/#MB0eXaLOGMi8yEM7.99

What exactly makes you consider it trash?

It's written like trash and it's on a trash website. 

But what the fuck does that have to do with the content?

Samoa -

What trash writing. 

Agreed. This isn't news reporting, but use of a tragedy to push an agenda.

Al Cappucino -
torubu -
FETT_Lay'n'PrayNINJA -
Samoa -

What trash writing. 

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/murder-trial-opens-cop-killed-6-year-old-jeremy-mardis-video/#MB0eXaLOGMi8yEM7.99

What exactly makes you consider it trash?

It's written like trash and it's on a trash website. 

But what the fuck does that have to do with the content?

Nothing. It's this morans way of deflecting from the content.

'Boo hoo the author says mean things about the murderers...'

IronHands -
Samoa -

What trash writing. 

Agreed. This isn't news reporting, but use of a tragedy to push an agenda.
Which agenda is that? That lying cops who murder people are bad?

FETT_Lay'n'PrayNINJA - Ahhh so your just basing your opinion that it's trash because it's a website that Shits on the abuses of power in your line of work. Cool.

Sorry but I don't think I'll take life advice from someone like yourself. Thanks though.

If you want to go nowhere in life, that's your prerogative then. Can't say I didn't try to help you.

 

It's a trash website because it's a trash website that pushes a moronic agenda. Get your news from a real source.  

"“It was not until approximately some seven and one-half to eight minutes or so after the hail of gunfire, that an officer at the scene, believed to be Parnell, finally checked Jeremy for a pulse and discovered that he was still alive, despite having been shot multiple times including in the head and neck,” it reads."

 

Jesus fucking christ