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    WI - Jason Pero, 14, shot & killed by police, Ashland County, 8 Nov 2017

    Questions mount after Wisconsin cop kills 14 year old Native American boy

    https://splinternews.com/questions-m...d-n-1820328650

    Family and members of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe are questioning why a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a 14-year-old Native American boy in northern Wisconsin on Wednesday morning.
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    More details emerge about police shooting of teenage boy in northern Wisconsin

    http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/loc...8709eaa5d.html

    "He got murdered out in front of the house here," Alan Pero said in a telephone interview. "He's a boy. There's warning shots. There's Tasers. There's pepper spray. You don't go right on a 14-year-old kid and go for the kill zone."

    "I'm really having a hard time keeping my anger in," his wife added. "You don't come up to a 14-year-old boy and pull a gun on him and just fire.... That's baloney. We're asking questions. We're not getting answers."
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    http://www.theroot.com/justiceforjas...dow-1820360279

    Wisconsin DOJ's version. I doubt that this version will be accepted by the family. I'm sure it will be looked at carefully
    I understood every word you said. It was the order that you said them that has me confused.

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    Wisconsin boy shot by deputy called 911 and gave a description of himself

    An eighth-grade boy who was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy in northern Wisconsin called 911 to report a man with a knife, but then gave emergency dispatchers a description of himself, investigators said Saturday.
    Authorities said evidence shows the boy had been despondent in recent days.

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    Such a sad, tragic story all the way around. Jason Pero didn't need to be killed by the police. I'm anxious for the investigation to wrap up to know more details.
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    The forgotten minority in police shootings:

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/10/us/nat...ter/index.html

    Native Americans are killed in police encounters at a higher rate than any other racial or ethnic group, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet rarely do these deaths gain the national spotlight.

    This lack of attention has prompted some advocates to start social media campaigns reminiscent of Black Lives Matter.
    "Native American people are basically invisible to most of the people in the country," said Daniel Sheehan, general counsel for the Lakota People's Law Project.

    For every 1 million Native Americans, an average of 2.9 of them died annually from 1999 to 2015 as a result of a "legal intervention," according to a CNN review of CDC data broken down by race. The vast majority of these deaths were police shootings. But a few were attributed to other causes, including manhandling. That mortality rate is 12% higher than for African-Americans and three times the rate of whites.
    Good article. It spotlights several Native Americans killed by police. I'll also post it to Zachary Bearheels' thread.
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    This case is tearing my heart out. There is no reason to kill this boy. None. Zero. It makes me nauseated.

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    Initial information indicates that Pero had been despondent over the few days leading up to the incident and evidence from a search warrant executed on Pero’s bedroom supports that information.

    http://www.kbjr6.com/story/36821256/...ason-pero-case
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elley Mae View Post
    Initial information indicates that Pero had been despondent over the few days leading up to the incident and evidence from a search warrant executed on Pero’s bedroom supports that information.

    http://www.kbjr6.com/story/36821256/...ason-pero-case
    And he should have a death sentence?

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    They said an uncle was downstairs doing laundry when Jason left the house. They don't know why he left.

    Alan Pero said Jason took a butcher knife from the house, but that he "wouldn't hurt a fly."

    http://www.wisn.com/article/8th-grad...ation/13516456
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    Snip

    Ashland County Sheriff’s Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich responded to the scene and encountered a 5’9”, 300 pound male subject who fit the description given by the 911 caller. The subject was later identified as 14-year-old Jason Ike Pero. Pero approached Deputy Mrdjenovich with a large butcher knife and he refused numerous commands to drop the weapon. On two occasions, Pero lunged at the deputy while the deputy was attempting to retreat.

    https://nativenewsonline.net/current...jason-pero-jr/
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    [QUOTE=Elley Mae;13752455]Snip

    Ashland County Sheriff’s Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich responded to the scene and encountered a 5’9”, 300 pound male subject who fit the description given by the 911 caller. The subject was later identified as 14-year-old Jason Ike Pero. Pero approached Deputy Mrdjenovich with a large butcher knife and he refused numerous commands to drop the weapon. On two occasions, Pero lunged at the deputy while the deputy was attempting to retreat.

    SBM -

    If the cop was attempting to retreat twice, why did he shoot Jason twice?

    Do you think this child was treated fairly? Do you believe his life was taken into consideration at all? Do you believe a white boy in the suburbs would have been killed as quickly, or killed at all?
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    [QUOTE=HoneyWest;13752569]
    Quote Originally Posted by Elley Mae View Post
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    Ashland County Sheriff’s Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich responded to the scene and encountered a 5’9”, 300 pound male subject who fit the description given by the 911 caller. The subject was later identified as 14-year-old Jason Ike Pero. Pero approached Deputy Mrdjenovich with a large butcher knife and he refused numerous commands to drop the weapon. On two occasions, Pero lunged at the deputy while the deputy was attempting to retreat.

    SBM -

    If the cop was attempting to retreat twice, why did he shoot Jason twice?

    Do you think this child was treated fairly? Do you believe his life was taken into consideration at all? Do you believe a white boy in the suburbs would have been killed as quickly, or killed at all?
    A white boy in the suburbs, who was lunging at the Deputy with a large butcher knife, and refusing orders to drop it, and who was wanting to die by 'suicide by cop' ---would most likely be shot just as quickly.

    The Deputy did not care what race or ethnicity the man yielding the knife was, he just wanted to defend himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by human View Post
    And he should have a death sentence?
    He essentially committed suicide.
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post

    A white boy in the suburbs, who was lunging at the Deputy with a large butcher knife, and refusing orders to drop it, and who was wanting to die by 'suicide by cop' ---would most likely be shot just as quickly.

    The Deputy did not care what race or ethnicity the man yielding the knife was, he just wanted to defend himself.
    I think he knew, and I think he reacted out of fear (and maybe anger) rather than making an honest effort to resolve the situation.

    Jason did not deserve to be murdered.

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