Community demands answers after youth shot during a fight with a cop

gleet

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5/5/2017 6:41 AM PDT

Edward Crawford, Jr., the man whose image became the defining moment in the Ferguson protests, is dead.

Crawford was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and police are trying to determine if it was accidental or suicide.

Crawford's dad told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "I don't believe it was a suicide," adding cops are being "hush-hush" about the investigation.

The photo symbolized the tensions between police and protester in the wake of Michael Brown's death. Cops hurled a tear gas canister at protesters ... Crawford picked it up and hurled it back.

Crawford was 27 and the father of 4 children.

RIP
http://www.tmz.com/2017/05/05/ferguson-protester-iconic-photo-dead-tear-gas-michael-brown/
 
Wanted to find out if he was a father to these kids or merely fathered them aka dump a load in Le-a... guessing the latter:

Here some more info about that #streethero... ick

Protester Rioter featured in iconic Ferguson photo found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Edward Crawford, the man featured in a Ferguson protest photograph throwing a tear gas canister back toward police, was found dead late Thursday, his father said. Police say it appears the death was from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Crawford’s father, Edward Sr., confirmed his son’s death to the Post-Dispatch. He said his son’s mother called him and they went together to the morgue early Friday to identify their son’s body. Crawford Sr. was in tears Friday as he spoke with a reporter.

The medical examiner’s office says the death of Edward S. Crawford Jr. was reported as a suicide at 11:46 p.m. Thursday. However, the official cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy. The shooting was in the 1400 block of Salisbury Street, in the Hyde Park neighborhood of St. Louis.

Crawford lived in the 7000 block of Dover Court in University City.

According to a police summary, Crawford was in the back seat of a car heading east on Salisbury, approaching Blair Avenue near Hyde Park. Two women were in the car with him.

The women told police that Crawford had started talking about how distraught he was over “personal matters.” They heard him rummaging for something in the backseat, and the next thing they knew he shot himself in the head.

Crawford’s father, 52, said he believed it was an accidental shooting, not intentional. “I don’t believe it was a suicide,” he said. He said investigators weren’t saying much to him yet. “They’re being hush-hush,” the father said.

The case is being handled by district detectives, not homicide investigators.

Edward Crawford Sr. said he last saw his son two days ago; he was in good spirits, certainly not suicidal.

“He was wonderful, great, always in a good mood,” the father said. “He just got a new apartment and was training for a new job” at a Schnucks warehouse.

The younger Crawford, 27, was the father of four children. “He loved them to death,” Crawford Sr. said.

In 2014, during the Ferguson protests, Crawford grabbed a smoking tear gas cylinder, fired by police at Ferguson protesters, and threw it back. In a photograph taken by Post-Dispatch photographer Robert Cohen, Crawford became an iconic image of the protests along West Florissant Avenue. Crawford found instant fame after coming forward as the man in the photograph.

The incident was part of protests on Aug. 12-13, 2014, near Chambers Road. The photograph was part of the Post-Dispatch’s coverage that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography in 2015.

For many, the act summed up the anger directed at police after the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. It represented defiance against police aggression. Crawford told the Post-Dispatch that throwing the canister wasn’t an act of rebellion, but an instinct.

“I didn’t throw a burning can back at police,” Crawford told the newspaper in August 2015, after the county counselor’s office cited Crawford under two county ordinances for interfering with a police officer and assault. “I threw it out of the way of children.”

The case is pending. A court date is set for later this month, County Counselor Peter Krane said.

Crawford’s attorney, Jerryl Christmas, said he had a meeting with Crawford set for 4 p.m. Thursday to discuss plea negotiations on the pending charges of interfering with a police officer and assault stemming from August 2014 protests in Ferguson. But Crawford didn’t show.

The plea deal would have dropped Crawford’s charges in exchange for community service, Christmas said, but he said Crawford “was adamant that he was not guilty” and wanted a trial. Christmas said he had no indication that Crawford was suicidal and was “suspicious” about his death. “Edward was a very bright, energetic, young man and I think he had a wonderful future ahead of him,” Christmas said.

After learning of his death Friday morning, Missouri Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, reflected on social media:

“He is #Ferguson’s hero,” the senator wrote on her Twitter account. “For those of us tear-gassed, he was our local champion.” Chappelle-Nadal said she never met Crawford. But he became a symbol. “For him to throw it back, it was a rebellion … to say this is not right. We are gonna stand here and not be invisible.”

She said some people, locally and nationally, were living in desperate times with a feeling of hopelessness. She said the death was equally sad regardless of whether it was a suicide or an accident.
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$20 Ed jr hasn't seen his kids for weeks...
 


Settlement reached in Michael "Collar Straightener" Brown civil lawsuit

The family of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, has reached a settlement in its wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

While the details of the settlement were not disclosed to the public, US Federal Judge Richard Webber called the settlement, "fair and reasonable compensation."

Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by white Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in August 2014. The incident sparked outrage and protest across the country. An investigation by the Justice Department into the incident brought no charges against Wilson, who argued he shot Brown in self-defense as Brown charged at him.

The civil lawsuit brought by Brown's family said Wilson "unjustifiably shot and killed (Brown), using an unnecessary and unreasonable amount (of) force in violation of (Brown's) constitutionally guaranteed right to life."

Details of the settlement were not made public, however, the original lawsuit shows the Brown family was seeking punitive and compensatory damages in excess of $75,000, in addition to attorney's fees.
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Let me get this straight... you assault a clerk, jay walk, attack a police officer and your family gets compensated.

Did I get teleported to:

 

DiggerNick

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Probably got anough to keep them in spinning rims and scrimps for a couple of years.

Before they blow it all at a casino or some other ******ish thing.
 

JoeyDVDZ

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Where did the 75K number come from? An article I read yesterday suggested that although the dollar amount was secret, they had a $3 mil cap on insurance for n1gger thug kid lottery payouts. Said that was what the genetic donors probably got.

That's gotta hurt.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
Perhaps, but it's the principle of the thing that bugs me. They shouldn't have received a dime. And calling it a wrongful death is infuriating.
The problem with not settling is that if it were to go to any type of trial, any "liability payout cap" gets tossed into the trash, and, a civil trial jury does not need to be unanimous, so, it's easier to just cut a "shut the fuck up check" than face a hundreds of millions of dollars judgement.
So while in essence I agree 100%, the family deserves nothing, it's better to settle.
 
The problem with not settling is that if it were to go to any type of trial, any "liability payout cap" gets tossed into the trash, and, a civil trial jury does not need to be unanimous, so, it's easier to just cut a "shut the fuck up check" than face a hundreds of millions of dollars judgement.
So while in essence I agree 100%, the family deserves nothing, it's better to settle.
Yea.

Would have packed it full of sassy women who would demand the family get 100 million dollars for the death of their son, who would have become the next Mark Zuckerberg and been a billionaire.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
Yea.

Would have packed it full of sassy women who would demand the family get 100 million dollars for the death of their son, who would have become the next Mark Zuckerberg and been a billionaire.
Exactly, there is a value formula for the death of an adult, but, when a "child" is involved the sky is the limit
 

5skin

Registered User
Has anyone ever brought a wrongful life lawsuit against any ******s?
 
Has anyone ever brought a wrongful life lawsuit against any ******s?
In all seriousness, yes.

A lesbian who received some very swarthy semen by mistake. She argued that having a dark baby would complicate her life and the clinic that gave her a mulatto child that matched her Birkenstocks should be forced to pay.
 
In all seriousness, yes.

A lesbian who received some very swarthy semen by mistake. She argued that having a dark baby would complicate her life and the clinic that gave her a mulatto child that matched her Birkenstocks should be forced to pay.
Honest question....is there huge demand for mullato-mongrel class of semen at sperm banks? Seems to me the market for that stuff is small.
 

JoeyDVDZ

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I gotta imagine if the sample was from a successful nog; rapper, sports star. Almost enough to forget the stigma of giving birf to half a nog. (I'd say nog without the qualifier, but we all know nog women aren't getting their sperms from a bank. They're tapping it straight from the source.)
 
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