This Is What Cold Blooded Murder Looks Like


This rash of police murders of unarmed AA citizens is the perfect illustration of the institutional racism against Black folks that has plagued this country since its founding. The predominate view among cops in this country is that Black life is worthless. They kill a Black person with all the emotion exhibited in killing a fly. This dehumanization finds its roots in chattel slavery, where the ruthless exploitation of Black slaves required the oppressor strip the oppressed of his/her humanity. While I am glad the prosecutor decided to do the right thing and find his statements welcome, we must accept that this is an anomaly, a break from the norm. The swiftness of his decision tells me that the Baltimore Prosecutor Mosby set a precedent that is being followed. Her bravery and truth telling has thankfully inspired imitation. I also think that the Baltimore rebellion (I reject the “riot” label the oppressor uses) and the fear of further Black rebellions has made “doing the right thing” a bit easier (opposed to the “always back the cop” status quo). As has always been the case, the family of the latest victim is pleading for peaceful protests. God are we a forgiving people. These families are to be commended for their collective GRACE and selflessness. I fear however that if these police murders of unarmed Black citizens continues the odds are one victim’s family will advocate a violent response which could ignite a racial powder keg in this country. With each police murder, the fuse is getting shorter and shorter.















92 Responses to “This Is What Cold Blooded Murder Looks Like”

  1. July 29, 2015 at 7:15 pm

  2. 4 Jeff
    July 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    I am beyond saddened and sickened by what’s happened with this man. Watched the video and filled with loathing at a system that quietly does everything in their power to protect dirty cops.

  3. July 29, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    • 6 jacquelineoboomer
      July 29, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      ^^^ This is what I agree with. For all those singular police brought to justice, all those others weren’t. Many others in the future won’t be, either. And it won’t bring #SamDubose back to his mother and siblings, in any case.

      And to have George Zimmerman’s lawyer standing on stage with the family is beyond crass.

      I will try to remain hopeful for the future of our country, but the more we hear about its present, the harder it gets.

      • 7 jackiegrumbacher
        July 29, 2015 at 9:25 pm

        JPO’B the hope for the future isn’t going to be fulfilled in our lifetimes or even in those of our children, but I pray that when your little great grandson and my granddaughter are grown the world will be a better and more just place. That’s really the only thing that keeps me going.

  4. July 29, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Here is the clip from today’s WH briefing regarding the possibility of VP Joe’s candidacy:


  5. 11 Judith Fardig
    July 29, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Police departments across this country need to do some soul-searching and house-cleaning.

  6. July 29, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Steve Israel walked out of the meeting with POTUS and said he doesn’t see any path to voting for the Iran Deal.

    I’m so sick of this jerks!

    • 13 Vicki
      July 29, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      I have been sounding the alarm for a long time.
      Whatever the agenda of the DNC AKA DLC might be, it is not our agenda. The evidence points to decisions that bring loss upon loss.

      Begich, Landrieu, Hagan, Nunn, Grimes, Sestak, Gruel, the mother-in-law Mezvinsky and so on and so on.
      Add in Lieberman and Bayh and you have the crux of the 40 million dollar campaign against PBO, the USA, the Democratic party and the World.
      The money funding this comes from Adelson types named Saban and Steinhardt and Bloomberg.

      • 14 Vicki
        July 29, 2015 at 8:03 pm

        I watched the video of the WHPC with April and I didn’t hear anything that cheered me up. I must have missed what you heard.

        • 15 Vicki
          July 29, 2015 at 8:12 pm

          The question that I see before us is Whose Party is This?

          Is it the Winning team of Obama/Biden and their massive accomplishments on behalf of the American people?
          Or will we hand it over to the Neo-Cons and Plutocrats whose sign near their names are less (R) or (D) but ($)?

    • July 29, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      So Steven Israel want the U.S. to go to war with Iran. Sometimes I just don’t understand these Democrats.

    • July 29, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      hey Meta…do you have a link to this news story…been trying to find it

    • 22 theo67
      July 29, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      They care nothing about disrespecting the Office of the President, let alone the man with the only evidence of working solidly for the past six years to help the world.

  7. July 29, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I can’t watch the video of this man’s murder. Not strong enough 😦

  8. 24 MightyPamela
    July 29, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Sickening to imagine what has been standard practice before the body cam, or the dash cam – if even being under surveillance doesn’t matter to them.

  9. July 29, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Congrats LL 🙂

    Thank you NW and Eric.

    See you folk tomorrow ….

  10. 26 Nena20409
    July 29, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Excellent Informative Thread, NW. Thank you.
    Congrats to LL for your Au ⭐ win.

  11. 28 hopefruit2
    July 29, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Good evening Nerdy, Chips & TOD. Still catching up on today’s developments. Thanks so much Nerdy for your powerful posts on the public outcry and response to the heartless murder of Sam Dubose, and also for front-paging TOD commentary (Ceb & Eric) on this ongoing matter. This is so sickening, enraging, heartwrenching, and frustrating. May sam’s family find some measure of comfort in that COP’s indictment, although no” justice” can replace a life lost.

  12. 30 desertflower
    July 29, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Diversion…if teachers were treated like athletes….

  13. July 29, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Is BS doing a Nixon busing people to his events. Rachael Maddie said 100,000 people came to his rally.

  14. July 29, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    New poll

    Reuters..,national poll

    Trump on top.
    Jeb second
    Trump double what Jeb has


  15. 35 misspat
    July 29, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Trump and Biden sparring, invest in popcorn folks. I am going to get me a bigger screen television.

  16. 36 globalcitizenlinda
    July 29, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    when will this senseless killings stop???

  17. 38 GGail
    July 29, 2015 at 9:45 pm


    This is a clean video of the killing. It is 26 minutes long. It shows from the time the college cop got up to Sam’s car all the way to the time the college cop is driven to the hospital to be checked out. Sam’s life was taken from him within the first 5 minutes of this 26 minute recording. You can hear the college cop telling anyone and everyone that he was being dragged and had to shoot, that his arm/hand was caught in the car. You can tell and hear that he’s quite excited, more like shocked at the death of this human being that was caused by him. He keeps walking up to Sam’s car and looking at him – I guess in disbelief. But his lie about what led up to the shooting is so easily accepted by the white city and college cops. Unbelieveable how this would have ended so differently but for the body cam.

    • 39 EricFive
      July 29, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      A depressingly large percentage of white folks have an innate FEAR of Black men. The unprocessed/unacknowledged racial anxiety brought about by the Age of Obama adds to this FEAR. Add to that FEAR a gun and a perceived license to kill via a badge and you have a deadly cocktail. There is a reason nobody kept records of police killings, they have been lynching us for decades with no paper trail. Body cams are a must.

      • 40 GGail
        July 29, 2015 at 10:19 pm

        You can hear this phucker pumping himself up with each question – especially when he is questioning Sam about the drivers license. He suddenly becomes Barney Phucking Fyfe and phucks up two lives plus the damage to the family and loved ones.

        Watching the 26 minutes of that video made me madder and madder and I had to keep remembering that Sam lost his life in the FIRST 5 MINUTES. And all while the officers are concerning themselves with the college cop and how he was doing, Sam was laying lifeless in his car.

  18. July 29, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    If you missed Propane Jane’s epic rant taking down #AllLivesMatter today, DO check it out. All of it.

    • 42 hopefruit2
      July 29, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      Oh yes indeed. I find myself increasingly flocking to Jane’s TL – she so effectively puts into tweets what we have been thinking but unable to articulate.

    • July 29, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      She is outstanding, meta!! Thank you for posting that one in particular.

      Thought I wouldn’t have time to stop in again, today.

      Would add a simple, bitter truth …

      From aiding and abetting Bush & Cheney to lie us into Iraq, to incessant disrespect of PBO & purposeful damage of his efforts to help all Americans, to their obvious complicit contributions to the continuation of #WhiteSupremacy (aka institutional white on black crimes because it’s way beyond mere racism), the US corporate media are the ENEMY of justice and equality in America.

      #FORWARD Together

  19. 44 amk for obama
    July 29, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    A system that requires its police to wear bodycams indicts itself and admits that they are out of control.

    • 45 GGail
      July 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      Since we were drug over to America to become slaves, “white has always been right”, so yes, we need bodycams to level the playing field

    • July 29, 2015 at 10:08 pm


      and although body cams is a way to bring about accountability…it is the system itself that need to be dismantled and rebuilt…it is not just individual cops at fault but a system that enables them.

      • 48 amk for obama
        July 29, 2015 at 10:27 pm

        Yup. The system tried to abdicate its responsibility here because of its failure to address the root cause – the mentality of using deadly violence against even the tiniest of instigation using the naturally adversarial cop-citizen interaction as the pathetic excuse and worse trying to cover for these killers. If the weaponized cop is going to be all the time ‘fearful of his/her life’ and hence kills with impunity, what about the unarmed citizens then? Who is addressing their legitimate and more real fear for their own lives? Bodycams are a treatment to the symptoms not the cause.

        • July 29, 2015 at 10:48 pm

          Bodycams are a treatment to the symptoms not the cause.


          I agree…but with cams we as citizens have concrete evidence that change is needed..

          • 50 amk for obama
            July 29, 2015 at 10:50 pm

            Yup, change is needed what the citizens should be hammering their pols about. Like they did to sanders.

    • July 29, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      TWEET IT amk!!!

      Good morning friend 🙂

    • 53 EricFive
      July 29, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      It is the same as it ever was. The Black Panthers started as a response to police brutality by having Panthers monitor police interactions with Black citizens. The Panthers were armed (open carry was legal in California until Gov. Ronald Reagan outlawing it, in response to the Panthers) and made sure the cops behaved themselves. Brave citizens who use camera phones to film police murders and refute the inevitable victim blaming are carrying on the tradition of citizens monitoring the police. Body cameras watching the police have been necessary for over a century. Thankfully technology makes possible today.

      • 54 amk for obama
        July 29, 2015 at 10:48 pm

        Oh, I agree that the bodycams and cell phones are the tools to shine the light on these roaches but my point is that there shouldn’t be so many roaches in the policing system and definitely not for so long. It’s like the doctor saying, ‘ok, I have seen your x-rays showing the cancer, but since I can’t do anything about it, I am gonna give you this cold medicine’.

        • 55 GGail
          July 29, 2015 at 10:58 pm

          amk, you talk as if you are disappointed that some “Great White Hope” hasn’t come along before now to clean up the roaches in the police system. This arc for justice is slow in bending, but I say now is better than never.

          • 56 amk for obama
            July 29, 2015 at 11:05 pm

            No, what I am saying is that the system is trying to fob off their citizens the due justice by saying ‘ hey, look, we made them wear bodycams, what else you want us to do?’. That’s not good enough. They need to address the guns first mentality in the police force. Two indictments out of hundreds of police killings ain’t gonna cut it. That arc of justice has to be kicked in its ass to move faster.

            • 57 amk for obama
              July 29, 2015 at 11:06 pm

              rob of their due justice …

            • 58 Sandy1110
              July 29, 2015 at 11:45 pm

              Not to mention breaking down the ugly Blue Wall of Silence. What is it that compels police who WITNESS brutality and murder to cover up for their offending fellow officer?

              • July 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

                Blue Wall of Silence…


                some officers are afraid that if they speak up…they will not receive back up when they need it or they will become a victim of friendly fire…in addition to be ostracized by the department

          • 60 GGail
            July 29, 2015 at 11:06 pm

            I’m going to bed, but before I go, I must say this.

            amk, please you of all people – given the history of your people and the strife that is still going on in India/Pakistan, being naive doesn’t look good on you. How are we, black people suppose to clean up the police system when the Top Cops have all been white men here in America.

            This is not the time to play naive or devil’s advocate and I’m in no mood to placate you

  20. 63 hopefruit2
    July 29, 2015 at 10:27 pm


  21. 67 tnmtngirl
    July 29, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Sharing something O/T, yet it’s not totally O/T. It exemplifies the vile, ugly, evil hate and racism that is so prevelant, including from our elected officials. The link is about our county clerk and things he posted on his Facebook page. Be sure to keep scrolling and find his “apology.” Riigghhtt! He even threatens anyone who comes after him by saying “Bring it.” The county Dems will try to do something, but in this area, nothing is going to happen to him. The local paper published a SHORT story about this last week, then immediately pulled it. None of the TV stations reported anything until there was pressure for him to “apologize.” Can we say cover up and protect? Remember: IOKIYAR!


  22. 68 amk for obama
    July 29, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    There was some late night drama in our supreme court. In a never before event, our sc was opened up at 3 am for hearing on the mercy petition of one of the architect of 1993 Mumbai terror attacks. The supremes rejected his final appeal (after it was turned down by our prez, the really last chance) and he was hanged today morning. One of the rare cases of our government carrying out the death sentence.

    • 69 theo67
      July 30, 2015 at 12:01 am

      Yikes. It’s always sad to hear of a life ending because of capital punishment – whether it’s the culmination of a series of wrong and dangerous choices, or a miscarriage of justice. It’s so final.

      • 70 amk for obama
        July 30, 2015 at 12:10 am

        99.9% of the death sentences (which themselves are very rare here) are commuted to life sentence with a presidential appeal. This one had too much blood on it to win that apeal. And the fact we have a rw govt did not help. And the irony is the guy they hanged provided only the financial muscle while his brother, who actually masterminded those attacks, is protected by pakistan & dubai.

        • 71 amk for obama
          July 30, 2015 at 12:20 am

          Our judges, if they issue a death sentence, will break the nib of their pen on their sentencing order. It is a symbolic gesture that the pen could not be used to sign another death sentence.

        • 72 theo67
          July 30, 2015 at 12:21 am


  23. 73 amk for obama
    July 29, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Only 26% of money spent and collected by the Kenyan government has been fully approved in an audit for 2013-2014.

    The auditor-general, whose report covered an annual budget of about $16bn (£10bn), said there were “disturbing problems” in government’s accounting.

    It comes just days after US President Barack Obama warned on his visit to Africa that “the cancer of corruption” was holding the continent back.

    Kenya is ranked amongst the world’s most corrupt countries.

    It came 145 out of 174 nations on the Transparency International’s global corruption perceptions index.


    This is what PBO was talking about.

  24. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    July 29, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    • 76 99ts
      July 30, 2015 at 1:08 am

      I hope the tide is turning JoB – for just too long “the police are always right” has been the law of the land.

  25. 77 vcprezofan2
    July 30, 2015 at 12:52 am

    ~~ :??: ~ ~

    • 78 vcprezofan2
      July 30, 2015 at 12:53 am


      • 79 vcprezofan2
        July 30, 2015 at 12:54 am


        • 80 vcprezofan2
          July 30, 2015 at 12:56 am

          You are all sleeping? Okay, rest well, and may your dreams be more pleasant that the past day’s reality!

          • 81 99ts
            July 30, 2015 at 1:09 am

            Hi vc – I just got home from a long and leisurely lunch with some long time friends. A good way for real life to interfere with the intertubes 🙂

            • 82 vcprezofan2
              July 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

              Sounds great! I turned down an afternoon invite for a group get-together Monday last because I didn’t want to make the effort. The meet-up wold have been about an hour of highway driving – if I got lucky and missed the traffic. I’m awful that way!

              • 83 99ts
                July 30, 2015 at 9:04 am

                I was not much looking forward to it – an alternate style cafe in an area notoriously known for lack of parking – but we drove into an emply space, the wine was already open & the food was quite delicious. I keep telling myself to do this more often!

                • 84 vcprezofan2
                  July 30, 2015 at 9:13 am

                  You should! 😀 😀 I will live vicariously from your experience, without having to drive far myself. (There was a potential for parking issues at my venue as well – if all in the group showed up. 😉 I made it somewhat easier for someone else by sending my apologies.)

  26. 86 99ts
    July 30, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Not sure if this has been linked – Jimmy Kimmel talking about Cecil the Lion

  27. 87 globalcitizenlinda
    July 30, 2015 at 7:07 am

    good morning

  28. July 30, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  29. 89 hopefruit2
    July 30, 2015 at 8:09 am

    G’morning linda, rikyrah, TOD, everyone! 🙂 Yoo-hooo….are folks are still sleeping, and our Chips is on break.

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