April 16, 2009

Why Did Robert Mitchell Run? Because of Cops Like James Cousins

Warren Police officials keeps asking why 16-year old Robert Mitchell ran away from officers who stopped the car in which he was a passenger for a traffic ticket. The answer can be found by listening to the profanity-laced rantings of Erie police officer James Cousins.

Cousins is heard on a YouTube video joking about the death of Rondale Jennings, who was shot and killed in March outside the Bullpen Tavern.

Cousins also talks about using his taser on someone.

Cops like this put a chill down the spine of many in our community. Cousins was suspended with pay. The cops who tasered young Robert Mitchell to death returned to work with pay after a weekend vacation.

I read that the cops in Vermont want the 'shock and awe' of taser power. When is enough going to be enough with these tasers?


blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey there Villager,

Thank you for covering this story!

I continue to ask the question...WHAT do black men intend to do in order to prevent their annihilation?

As you know, at my think tank, I make sure to tell black women that black men MUST step up to the plate and save themselves and protect themselves and if they fail to do so....and it seems that the masses of black men are failing to address this pattern...then they will continue to face all of the legalized annihilation that we are currently seeing.

What will black men do in order to preserve the black male youth?

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!

Villager said...

Lisa - I don't have an answer for what Black men will do. I'm trying to raise the issue of taser killings of Black people here on this blog whenever I hear about the issue.

Your point is well-taken. You provide excellent leadership for your think tank. Who is out here in the afrosphere doing similiar structured work for Black men?