I am sad to bring you this follow up on Vice President Joe Biden's home state. Despite what one generally hears about 'red states' and 'the south' regarding racism, Money Mississippi 1963 ain't got squat on Delaware in 2015.
Five black men found hanging from 2010 and 2015 in Delaware's central Kent County are all officially 'nothing but tragic suicides'. An attack on one Henry Fordham that was an attempted lynching is officially 'unfounded'. You can read about Henry here and here.
But enough about tragic suicides and unfounded complaints complete with unfounded corroborating 911 calls and unfounded knife wounds. This post is about shooting.
Terrence Fletcher is shot running from Police in Dover on August 28. Jeff Brown reports in the Milford Beacon that the warrant for Fletcher's arrest contains a statement that detectives determined that nobody was in the yard Fletcher ran through where a handgun is found. Initially there is no search for a weapon, officer in background with hands on his head reportedly distraught and apologizing to no one in particular according to newspaper accounts.
Fletcher allegedly confesses to having the gun and tossing it after he was shot, reportedly tells locals he threw it before he was shot. Warrant is apparently based on false probable cause, so even if confession is genuine ( highly unlikely, a relative states Fletcher was facing 'three strikes') it could all get thrown out. Does this video taken before yard was searched immediately after shooting look like a preserved crime scene with nobody present?
Then we have the tragedy of September 23 in Wilmington Delaware where Police shoot and kill a wheel chair bound man. Jeremy 'Bam' McDole, age 28 and said to have been paralyzed and wheelchair bound for 10 years. This video is hard to watch and self explanatory. "Give me your hands Show me your hands"/BANG!! less than a second to comply, subject isn't even looking at officer with shotgun, officer 'in fear of his life' takes fifteen seconds to even chamber another round. Three cops make no attempt to use less than lethal force, how are three men with guns drawn in fear of a wounded paralyzed wheelchair bound man with no visible weapon? Link is to a plethora of news reports on incident.
So given the above two examples one would think a person who discharged a semi automatic military pattern rifle, threatened police, and his family, caused a standoff and refused to put his weapon down would be shot, right? Wrong. Mr. Kemp is not a black man, he's white. This incident happened after the shooting of Fletcher and before the killing of McDole.
"When officers arrived at the location, Mr. Kemp allegedly ran from the road into his house while firing a gun into the air.
Delaware State Police troopers, as well as a Dover Police Department K9 unit and a state police helicopter, arrived on the scene and closed Kitts Hummock Road. Police attempted to negotiate with Mr. Kemp, but he refused to surrender when troopers spotted him among bushes and tree behind his house around 5:30, Master Cpl. Fournier said.
After further discussion, Mr. Kemp dropped his firearm but did not lie on the ground, leading to police stunning him with a Taser, authorities said."
In Delaware, they shoot Negroes.