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"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."

 - Muhammad Ali

Ali Has Been Battling An Unbeatable Disease Known As Parkinson’s. I Pray He’s Not Ready To Leave Us Just Yet. Hang In There Champ !

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"I define fear as standing across the ring from Joe Louis and knowing he wants to go home early."

- Max Baer On Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis

Get Well Soon Champ..

Bob Arum & Oscar De La Hoya

Floyd Patterson Vs. Charles L. “Sonny” Liston

"Iron" Mike & Muhammad Ali

William Harrison “Jack” Dempsey

My Kinda Saturday..

Golovkin Vs. Rubio Tonight !

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Remembering Hispanic/Latino Victims of Murder/Police Brutality In America

Mark Salazar, 22 (Oklahoma): Killed on August 25, 2014 By Oklahoma City Sergeant Ryan Stark, Who Murdered Salazar After He Allegedly Killed Stark’s K-9 Agent, Kye, Who Police Gave A Full-Honor Funeral, While The Town Celebrated The Hispanic Man’s Death

OKLAHOMA CITY – A case that grabbed the attention of Oklahomans across the state is now back in the spotlight.

On Aug. 25, Sgt. Ryan Stark and Stark’s K-9 police dog, Kye, were involved in a high-speed chase.

Authorities say 22-year-old Mark Salazar led officers on a chase through Moore, Norman and ended along I-35 in Goldsby.

After crashing his car, officers say Salazar tried to run away but was caught by Kye.

At that point, police say Salazar repeatedly stabbed Kye before Sgt. Stark arrived.

“The canine officer made his way to the suspect’s location to pull the canine off the suspect and noticed the suspect armed with a knife and had been actively stabbing the canine,” said Capt. Dexter Nelson, with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

That’s when Stark opened fire and killed Salazar.

The next day, the K-9 officer died as a result of the stabbing.

Now, the case is back in the spotlight with the release of the autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Oklahoma.

According to the report, Salazar was shot six times, four of those in the back.

Salazar’s death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner, which means another human caused his death.

The McClain County District Attorney will determine if the manner of death was criminal in nature.

Click here to read the autopsy report from the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner.

The Salazar family attorney believes the shooting was not justified.

“He’s not a punk. He’s not a thug. He doesn’t have some extensive criminal background. Yes, he has a job.” said Noble McIntyre, the Salazar family’s attorney.

According to McIntyre, there are a number of things the police department got wrong the night Salazar was killed.

He says Salazar was suspected of stealing a car.

However, McIntyre says the car belonged to Salazar.

After the incident, police said Salazar was stabbing the dog when he was shot.

“We know the officer was in close proximity to the suspect when the suspect was stabbing the dog, which places the officer in great danger of the suspect,” said Capt. Nelson on Aug. 25.

The medical examiner’s report told a different story.

According to the report, the medical examiner investigator wrote the suspect was running away, an initial determination allegedly formulated when the investigator was out at the scene.

“Mark had been shot in the back multiple times from a distance. Not while he was on the ground wrestling with a dog, but as he was attempting to flee,” McIntyre said. “There was a larger concern about the dog than there was about the human life.”

In a surprising twist, the medical examiner’s office changed its mind on the idea that Salazar was running away.

In an email to the chief of police, the medical examiner said, “The gunshot wounds on the back of this deceased individual all have a clearly steep angle, downward trajectory and are highly unlikely to have been discharged while this man was running away from a person who was shooting.”

The police chief is expecting a change to the autopsy report and feels it is justified.

Source: KFOR

For images of the K-9’s funeral which most of Oklahoma City attended, click here. 

(via nowyoukno)

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Richard Haste, an NYPD officer, killed an unarmed black teen (Ramarley Graham) in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother at point blank range over marijuana. The landlady, Paulet Minzie, 55, ran out the shower with only a towel after hearing the gunshots. Officers then put a gun to her head and told her to put her hands up. It wasn’t until she told them that there were cameras surveilling them, that they put their guns down.

Court papers say “[He\] immediately lowered his weapon. His demeanor completely changed, and he alerted his colleague that they may be on camera,”. The footage later revealed that Graham walked calmly to his apartment followed by police barging in without a warrant, contradicting the officers original claim that the teenager was running away from him. (Source)

Haste was freed on $50,000 bail yesterday after pleading not guilty. Police cheered for him as the parents of Graham wept in the court room.

Genocide.

Disrespectful!!!

Since this post is making the rounds again, I thought I’ll post an update.

It’s been over two and half years since a white cop broke into a home in the Bronx and shot and killed unarmed Ramarley Graham.

Since then, the family and public still has not been shown the police report or the medical examiner’s report.

It’s also been one year since the Department of Justice promised to investigate the murder, but they haven’t issued a statement since.

Richard Haste was let off twice by two separate grand juries and is still working for the NYPD.

Unfortunately, justice has not been served.

All Of Us Latinos And Our Black Brothers And Sisters Need To Do Something About This. They Are KILLING Us And Getting Away With It.

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Sanchez and Gomez trade lefts

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Tupac Shakur & “Iron” Mike Tyson

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"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."

 - Muhammad Ali

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