Friday, March 13, 2015

Cop Kills Naked, Unarmed, Sick U.S. Veteran


NAKED, UNARMED, SICK U.S. VETERAN KILLED BY POLICE ~ DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen fatally shot Anthony Hill, 27, on Monday, March 9, while responding to reports of a suspicious person knocking on doors and crawling on the ground naked at an apartment complex just outside Atlanta. Hill began running toward Olsen and didn't stop when ordered to, DeKalb County Chief of Police Cedric Alexander told reporters Monday. 


Hill had served more than four years in the U.S. Air Force when he was medically discharged a few years ago, his girlfriend, Bridget Anderson, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Wednesday. He was being treated by a VA doctor for bipolar disorder but stopped taking the medication a week or two ago because he didn't like the side effects, including stiffening in his jaw, she said. (by KATHLEEN FOODY and KATE BRUMBACK, of Associated Press)

As a black mentally ill man, Hill was considered extremely expendable in the United States. Either of those distinctions is potentially deadly, but it is extremely dangerous to be both. It should have been obvious to Officer Olsen that the naked man had no concealed weapons and lethal force was unwarranted. The article reports that Christopher Chestnut, Esq. said his law firm will conduct its own investigation, but argued that a naked and unarmed man posed no imminent threat to the officer or anyone else. Read the entire AP article and see more photographs at http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/28402319/calls-for-police-accountability-in-death-of-naked-man  

Anthony Hill walks naked and harmless in the picture below, which was taken only minutes before his fatal shooting by police. (The Root)


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"Cop Kills Naked, Unarmed, Sick U.S. Veteran"
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NAKED, UNARMED, SICK U.S. VETERAN KILLED BY POLICE ~ DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen fatally shot Anthony Hill, 27, on Monday, March 9, while responding to reports of a suspicious person knocking on doors and crawling on the ground naked at an apartment complex just outside Atlanta. Hill began running toward Olsen and didn't stop when ordered to, DeKalb County Chief of Police Cedric Alexander told reporters Monday.

Hill had served more than four years in the U.S. Air Force when he was medically discharged a few years ago, his girlfriend, Bridget Anderson, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Wednesday. He was being treated by a VA doctor for bipolar disorder but stopped taking the medication a week or two ago because he didn't like the side effects, including stiffening in his jaw, she said. (by KATHLEEN FOODY and KATE BRUMBACK, of Associated Press)
(Photo of protesters Hill's girlfriend crying)
As a black mentally ill man, Hill was considered extremely expendable in the United States. Either of those distinctions is potentially deadly, but it is extremely dangerous to be both. It should have been obvious to Officer Olsen that the naked man had no concealed weapons and lethal force was unwarranted. The article reports that Christopher Chestnut, Esq. said his law firm will conduct its own investigation, but argued that a naked and unarmed man posed no imminent threat to the officer or anyone else. Read the entire AP article and see more photographs at http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/28402319/calls-for-police-accountability-in-death-of-naked-man

Anthony Hill walks naked and harmless in the picture below, which was taken only minutes before his fatal shooting by police. (The Root)
(Photo of Hill walking naked)
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Thank you for giving Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill.

How can you help? Follow this blog, and share the link to it with your friends. Human and civil rights of persons with mental disabilities in the United States are sometimes treated as being nonexistent. Mentally challenged people are regularly killed by police officers whether they present a threat or not. In addition, many mentally challenged people are tortured and killed behind bars. Volunteer to work part-time for AIMI. The contact information is MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com, phone (678)531.0262 and (571)335-1747. Volunteer conferences are on the first Saturday of each month at 10am PST, except April, when we will meet on April 11.
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