Skip to main content

This is video of the police shooting of Kajieme Powell, that occurred yesterday, a few miles from Ferguson. He was wandering around, obviously disturbed, but posing no apparent threat to by-passers, the police took exactly 15 seconds to decide to shoot him.

From before the police arrived until after the area was cordoned off: the second police shooting is not quite what the SLPD chief said it was:


6:38 PM PT: I just learned that St Louis Mayor Francis Slay, in an interview with Chris Hayes, stated that he released this video after notifying Kajieme Powell's grandmother during a condolence call that he made to her. He also said that they believed the videographer was "shopping it around," so that he knew it would eventually be out there. FWIW

Originally posted to Susan Grigsby on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 04:08 PM PDT.

Also republished by Barriers and Bridges, Support the Dream Defenders, and Police Accountability Group.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

a gilas girl, Mark Sumner, Alfred E Newman, raboof, Trix, Chi, hester, grollen, deben, glitterscale, Gooserock, mimi, Shockwave, cotterperson, richardak, Rachael7, red moon dog, delver rootnose, grover, emelyn, expatjourno, hubcap, shermanesq, RumsfeldResign, eyeswideopen, scribe, Disgusted in St Louis, missLotus, susans, sponson, susakinovember, estamm, ask, slouching, sidnora, aitchdee, indefinitelee, psnyder, annan, lucid, CitizenOfEarth, pat bunny, ranger995, kj in missouri, niteskolar, Sharkmeister, defluxion10, sgoldinger, Timbuk3, Curt Matlock, Vicky, Steven D, Sybil Liberty, xxdr zombiexx, BDA in VA, Frank Vyan Walton, My Philosophy, sb, Tinfoil Hat, blueyedace2, Explorer8939, CTPatriot, tolerant, offred, basquebob, YucatanMan, reflectionsv37, majcmb1, aaraujo, kaliope, Savvy813, snoopydawg, Eileen B, peacestpete, We Shall Overcome, begone, lynn47, Knucklehead, poco, cookseytalbott, Prognosticator, AoT, nycamsterdam, Blue Wind, MJ via Chicago, wild hair, bubbanomics, katrinka, JVolvo, inner light, Unknown Quantity, CA Nana, Little, BentLiberal, One Pissed Off Liberal, hooper, Haningchadus14, edsbrooklyn, FishOutofWater, Busted Flat in Baton Rouge, joedemocrat, Kentucky Kid, gchaucer2, Got a Grip, on the cusp, Empower Ink, rmonroe, mconvente, TruthFreedomKindness, HappyinNM, GAS, wayoutinthestix, salamanderanagram, NewDealer, beltane, Cassandra Waites, BYw, ZhenRen, lostboyjim, Bule Betawi, rubyclaire, shopkeeper, Remediator, Denise Oliver Velez, KenInCO, moviemeister76, GWinkler, mahakali overdrive, astral66, Tommymac, ruscle, cassandraX, Just Bob, FogCityJohn, progreen, Crabby Abbey, mookins, renzo capetti, JoanMar, Puddytat, DerAmi, Yasuragi, DaveinBremerton, science nerd, nosleep4u, cany, okliberal, annieli, BrowniesAreGood, pajoly, Dretutz, slowbutsure, stone clearing, AnotherAmericanLie, smiley7, PedalingPete, Carolyn in Oregon, Wolf10, Santa Susanna Kid, BarackStarObama, ratcityreprobate, SoCalSal, StepLeftStepForward, DEMonrat ankle biter, AnnetteK, KiB, greenbastard, Siri, IndieGuy, oldcrow, belinda ridgewood, wxorknot, AuntieRa, George3, corpsechorus, nuclear winter solstice, VeloDramatic, howabout, nice marmot, suka, maregug, Edward Song, DressageDonkey, vschultzvidal, CenPhx, jbsoul, benamery21, AJayne, ypochris, Justin Mikulka, NoBlueSkies

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site