Missouri — As politicians and anti-gun rights activists continuously chant, “we don’t want to take your guns,” behind the scenes — in only a year — politicians have been working overtime to limit your right to bear arms. These laws are all a reaction to the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida last year and, like most politicians always do, they are not letting this tragedy go to waste. Luckily, however, states like Missouri are moving to protect their residents from laws like these by passing legislation to ban gun control laws.
As the Sentinel reports, Missouri may have just made the most monumental step towards freedom and individual liberty since the signing of the Bill of Rights. In a 23-10 vote by Missouri’s state senate, the state passed a bill that would nullify ALL Federal gun laws and regulations, and make enforcement of those laws by federal officers within the State of Missouri a criminal offense.
Like it’s predecessor, SB613, Bill SB367 and it’s companion, House Bill HB786, would prevent all state agencies and their employees from enforcing any federal law that infringes the Second Amendment in any way, including gun registrations, fees, fines, licenses and bans. Originally authored in 2014, a former version of the bill was also passed, but vetoed by then Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.
The pro-2nd Amendment legislation leaves no room for error and blatantly refuses to abide by “all federal acts” which set out to stifle an individual’s ability to defend themselves.
“All federal acts, laws, executive orders, administrative orders, court orders, rules, and regulations, whether past, present, or future, which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States I and Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution shall be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, shall be specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.”
According to the Sentinel, cops were not very happy with the passage of this bill as Missouri law enforcement officials raked in $34,462,153 in forfeitures from 2001 to 2008, according to a report by the Institute of Justice.
The bill is so pro-gun that even the NRA opposed it and attempted to insert language that would require gun owners to report a stolen firearm to police no more than 72 hours after the discovery of the theft, or face a $1,000 fine and a misdemeanor charge. However, they were unsuccessful and the bill is now moving to the House.
The reason bills like this are so necessary is because laws across the country are being passed en masse to limit your right to self defense. Since the tragic shooting in Florida in February 2018, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has recorded a whopping 55 new gun control measures in 26 states—in just the first six months of the year.
Some of these laws being passed are ‘Red Flag’ laws which are used to disarm individuals who are reported as a threat by a family member or friend. Many believe that these red flag laws are dangerous as they can prompt police action with little to no due process.
As a recent report out of FOX32, points out, nine states have passed laws over the past year allowing police or household members to seek court orders requiring people deemed threatening to temporarily surrender their guns, bringing the total to 14. Several more are likely to follow in the months ahead.
To show how willing these states are to use these laws, an unprecedented 1,700 orders to seize guns were issued in 2018, likely resulting in the confiscation of thousands of guns. What’s more is the fact that this number is likely far greater because there is no requirement to report these numbers and this data doesn’t include California who has recently implemented some of the most draconian gun laws in the country.
To those who may be in favor of such laws, consider the following: There is no way to stop an estranged spouse from calling police repeatedly and telling them their ex is threatening to cause harm to others.
Anyone, any time, now has the ability to claim someone else is a threat and have police take their guns. One does not need to delve into the multiple ‘what if’ scenarios to see what sort of ominous implications arise from such a practice. Luckily, some states have put in checks that require further investigation before police go in to take someone’s guns.
Although it is not perfect, an example of one of these red flag laws with a system of checks is in Illinois. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed laws last year authorizing judges to take weapons away from people facing problems that make them dangerous to themselves or others. However, the person making the claim has 14 days to produce “clear and convincing” evidence that the person in question is potentially dangerous and should have weapons taken from him or her for up to six months.
Although the ostensible intention of these recently passed laws is to stop a future tragedy, it is important to point out that there were already laws on the books that should’ve stopped Nikolas Cruz from ever getting a gun. But the none of them worked.
Citing Cruz as the reason for advocating the erosion of the 2nd Amendment, the anti-gun activists are claiming he should’ve had his guns taken which would have prevented the tragedy. Sadly, however, they are ignoring the fact that he was accused of multiple felonies—and should’ve never been able to purchase a gun in the first place—but law enforcement failed to act on any of it.
Also, in California as TFTP reported in January, taking someone’s guns away does not prevent that person from illegally obtaining another firearm and using it to commit murder.
In January, a tragedy unfolded in California as a deranged gunman, Kevin Douglas Limbaugh, walked up on an innocent woman, officer Natalie Corona, pulled out his guns and began shooting her repeatedly until she died. Limbaugh then fired several more shots at others before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life.
Limbaugh obtained the gun illegally because police had already taken his legal ones.
According to police, Limbaugh’s guns were confiscated last year likely related to the red flag law. In September, Limbaugh was charged with a felony count of battery with serious bodily injury. That charge stemmed from Limbaugh punching a co-worker, Gilbert Duane McCreath, while the two worked at the casino the night of Sept. 20, according to the Sacramento Bee.
After the charges, Limbaugh was given a high-risk assessment that determined the chance of him re-offending was low, but he was still ordered to turn in his registered weapons to police, the only one being a Bushmaster AR-15. On November 9, Limbaugh turned in the weapon.
Sadly, the laws designed to keep the guns out of the hands of bad people failed, and an innocent young woman was murdered.
The reactionary nature of disarming Americans because deranged psychopaths kill people is dangerous and only serves to keep the guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens as the above two cases illustrate. Moreover, deranged psychopaths don’t even need guns to cause mass death.
According to a 2015 study, even if all guns were removed from America, in a ten year period, 355 people still would’ve been murdered in mass killings.
From 2006 to 2015, 140 people were murdered by arsonists in mass fires, 104 were stabbed in mass stabbings, and 92 people were beaten to death in mass killings. To reiterate, these are deaths in which four or more people were killed.
“People sufficiently enraged to commit such crimes may also be motivated to find other ways,” criminologist James Alan Fox of Northeastern University points out.
Luckily, Missouri politicians seem to grasp the notion that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. Now, if they could stop raiding cancer patients in the hospital for treating their illnesses with a plant, that would be another giant step forward.
Reading, PA — As TFTP reported last year, Pennsylvania State Troopers garnered national attention following a deadly officer-involved incident whereby a man was killed by a bulldozer commandeered by one of their officers. Gregory Longenecker, 51, was run over by the bulldozer and killed as the PA State Trooper and the dozer operated by the PA Game Commission were supposedly attempting to flush him out. Now, after police refused to hold their own accountable, Longnecker’s family is seeking justice in the form of a lawsuit.
“They must be held accountable for what they did. That’s the bottom line. They cannot get away with this,” said Michael Carpenter, an uncle of 51-year-old Gregory Longenecker. “He was very kind to everyone. Very kind, very passionate. Wouldn’t harm anyone.”
Longnecker and David Light were suspects in a then-discovered cannabis grow operation on state-owned land. Game Commission employees found a few pot plants the middle-aged men grew for personal use and immediately notified local police who contacted PA State Police who sent out narcotics officers to investigate. Finding a vehicle nearby, troopers discovered the two individuals. Light turned himself in to police but Longnecker ran into the thick underbrush nearby which was observed by the PA State Police helicopter.
That’s when the PA State Trooper apparently got the bright idea to bulldoze the thick underbrush. The dozer then began to “blaze a trail” through the underbrush, according to PA State Police Information Officer David Beohm.
“There’s no way that you could walk through that stuff up there,” Beohm said, implying also troopers must have known Longenecker was lying in the brush. Beohm said in a press conference at the time:
So as they’re blazing this trail through the brush the trooper tells the operator to ‘stop’. They look behind the bulldozer and then they saw the male that they were looking for was laying on the ground behind the bulldozer as they had already gone over that area. But I’m telling you that is so thick up there. There is no way you could see somebody laying in there.
Officers who were sworn to protect and serve the community and treat every suspect as innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, decided to go on a rampage over a plant instead of simply following up with the man later. But once again, as TFTP has reported, it appears the Pennsylvania State Police conducted itself as judge, jury and executioner.
“They should not have run Gregory Longenecker over with a bulldozer, essentially turning this poor and harmless man into human roadkill,” said attorney Jordan Strokovsky, who added that Longenecker’s constitutional rights were violated. “By no means should a small amount of marijuana plants, whether it was his or not his, should be equated to a death sentence.”
We can now add death by bulldozer to a whole host of ways TFTP has documented someone can be killed by police. Over the years we’ve reported as police have tased teenagers in the genitals until they died, pepper sprayed and tased inmates to death, intentionally run over them with their police squad cars, tased them as they were riding moving ATVs, choked them to death, drowned them, and beaten suspects to death.
“The Pennsylvania State Police, they got to be held accountable for this, and the state Game Commission,” said Carpenter. Sadly, this will not happen and it will be the taxpayers on the hood instead.
Thanks to the qualified immunity police officers often enjoy, the killing of American criminal suspects will likely continue until federal law is changed. The War on Drugs will continue to seek out individuals who possess, grow, or use cannabis, even though countless Americans die yearly from legal drugs. The drug war against a plant has to stop. It’s a plant, not a dangerous drug — and no one deserves to be hunted and killed for growing, smoking, or otherwise possessing it.
“Prison is for rapists, thieves, and murderers. If you lock someone up for smoking a plant that makes them happy, then you’re the f*cking criminal.” ― Joe Rogan.
Chester, PA — A disturbing video has spread on social media after an unidentified Chester Police Officer was recorded smashing a young woman’s face in with his taser. The video was published to Twitter over the weekend from a college St. Patrick’s day celebration turned awry.
In the video, we see the 20-year-old woman, later identified as Dominique DiFiore, appear to raise her hand toward the officer’s face. She then appears to lightly brush his face with her hand which gave clearance to the officer to reciprocate a far greater force.
After DiFiore’s hand made contact with the officer’s face, the officer reached back with his taser in hand and smashed DiFiore in the side of her head, sending her falling to the ground. Police then pile on her and place her under arrest.
A witness told CBS Philly that after the officer hit her to the ground, he then tased her ear while she lay in the street. This cannot be seen on the video. However, witnesses reported that DiFiore was bleeding profusely.
“I was shocked,” witness Latine Bethea said. “I was really shocked. I couldn’t believe a man hit a female like that.”
Cameron Thomas, another witness, said Difiore fell instantly.
“He dove to the ground, then tased her,” Thomas said. “That’s what made it excessive.”
“Her whole ear was gushing blood,” Jaylene Westfall, who was arrested as well, told CBS Philly. “She was nonstop bleeding by the ear. She was in shock.”
As one officer held his knee in DiFiore’s back, another officer then grabbed DiFiore’s friend from behind and slammed her to the ground as well.
“I think it was excessive force,” Matt Pfaff, a neighbor, said. “I think it was ridiculous to do something like that, no matter how frustrated you get. They’re trained to do better.”
On Sunday, the Chester police department released a statement on Facebook explaining that Westfall was attempting to enter a party during a pub crawl in which she was not welcome and allegedly assaulted several attendees. The video below reportedly begins when police arrived on the scene to break up the fight.
Below is part of the statement released by police:
“A partial video of the event is circulating on various social media platforms. The incident, the video, and level of force used in connection with the event are all currently under investigation,” Nolan said. “There were numerous assaults and a college-age St. Patrick’s celebration going on in the neighborhood at the time of this incident. Police are still conducting investigations to determine if other persons will be charged in relation to the events of the day.”
Three others were arrested along with DiFiore over the incident that reportedly involved as many as 40 people brawling.
“It was just very hectic,” senior Zachary Whalen told CBS Philly. “I would say probably 30, 40 people were just running around here, just beating the crap out of each other… Granted, she did push the officer so as soon as you do that, I was like, ‘This is not going to be good.’”
In a statement to CBS Philly, the school said that none of those arrested were students at Widener University.
“An incident that led Chester police to arrest four individuals Saturday, March 16 on aggravated assault and other charges did not take place on the Widener University campus and was not a university-sanctioned event. The four people who were arrested are not Widener students. The matter is under investigation by Chester Police,” read the statement.
According to reports, DiFiore is in jail on a $75,000 bond over charges resulting from her hand brushing the officer’s face. Her family told CBS Philly that the officer used excessive force.
The dramatic video is below. Let us know in the comments if you think the officer’s use of force was acceptable or over the top.
Springfield, MA — A Massachusetts school cop is in hot water this week after filing a report in which he claimed a student shoved him to justify his subsequent use of force. After an investigation, however, a video revealed that the tiny student, half the officer’s size, never once laid a hand on him prior to the attack.
The child is a student at the High School of Commerce in Springfield where the incident took place. After officer Angel Marrero attacked the student, grabbing him by the neck and slamming him into the wall, the student, who remains unnamed due to his young age, was arrested and charged.
Thankfully, however, because the video exposed the false story given by Marrero, all charges against the kid in the video below have been dropped.
As the video shows, the small student, who is black, appears to make a comment to the massive officer, who is white. At no time does the student get physical with the officer before the officer initiated violence, however.
As the officer grabs the child’s neck and begins smashing him into a wall, only then does the child push back against the officer in an act of self defense. The student even told officers who conducted the investigation that he had to push back as he was being attacked and did not want the officer to severely hurt him.
Marrero told investigators that the small teen, who was half his size, made him “fearful” of an assault, so he had no other choice but to attack him.
“Upon feeling the strike from [redacted’s] elbow, due to the close proximity of [redacted] and I, and also due to having just been threatened by [redacted] to be physically assaulted I perceived at that moment he had committed an assault and battery on me by pushing me with two hands in my lower torso area,” Marrero wrote.
This elbow strike is not visible from the video nor is the false claim of the two-handed push.
Nevertheless, after the arrest, Marrero filed his report in which he falsely claimed that the child had initiated the physical confrontation by shoving him in the chest with two hands. As we see in the video below, this never happened.
What’s more, this arrest happened in December of last year and we are only just now hearing about the false statement, despite the investigation happening almost immediately after the incident.
Once he was caught putting false information in the report, Marrero issued a retraction claiming that he accidentally lied and genuinely thought he was pushed and forced to fight back.
“At no time did I ever have the intention to write the arrest report of [redacted] in a manner that could be perceived as deceitful nor did I write it with the intention of being deceitful,” Marrero wrote, according to a copy of the Internal Investigations Unit report obtained by MassLive through a public records request.
“I have been an officer with this department for approaching nine years,” Marrero continued. “During these approximate nine years I have never had any disciplinary issues. I have never had any complaints of excessive force. I have never had any complaints of being deceitful in any of my reports or in any arrests I have made or assisted in. I take great pride in my work and make every effort to perform my duties in a professional and honorable manner.”
Marrero’s actions are now the subject of a hearing by Springfield’s Community Police Hearing Board who will decide the officer’s fate.
“The SPD promptly initiated and completed an internal investigation into this matter and recommended a hearing in front of the Community Police Hearing Board,” police spokesman Ryan Walsh said in a statement. “We will refrain from making any further comment until after the hearing.”
According to the officer, the child had called Marrero a “p***y” and threatened to “slap the s***” out of him—a claim the child denies.
Even if the child had said these things, the response from Marrero in the video below was completely over the top. If the kid did say these things, he deserved discipline from the school. Now, however, he will likely get a hefty sum of taxpayer funded money instead.
“Liberty provokes diversity, and diversity preserves liberty.”
In the above quote, Acton warns that those who seek to eliminate diversity are a direct threat to liberty. The existence of national and religious minorities is a crucial factor in dividing state power, resisting centralization, and preventing absolute authority. Sadly, however, it appears that there are many forces attempting to subvert this tendency to resist absolute power and those too weak to resist it, are buying in, hook, line, and sinker.
A disgusting terrorist animal (whose name will not be mentioned) donned his camera and his rifle last weekend—along with an arsenal of sh*tpost memes—and took to live-streaming the murder of 50 innocent men women and children. His motivation for this horror was based solely on his victims’ religious preference.
The terrorist bragged about wanting to kill Muslims on multiple online forums and last week, this bragging turned into action as he slaughtered innocent people. On one forum in particular, 8chan, this terrorist posted the link to his live stream, along with a link to his manifesto, and told thousands of followers what was about to happen.
Instead of immediately chastising this hate-inspired act of terror and calling for him to stop, hundreds of people on the forum espoused their support as they watched his rampage—up to and including leaving comments praising him for individual kills, some of whom were children.
What this support highlights is that there is a growing sentiment in this country and around the world that fosters hatred over religious views. Because of certain acts carried out by those who claim to be members of one religion, all members of this religion are deemed a threat, and therefore their lives rendered expendable, according to this philosophy.
But those who wish to exterminate Islam are ignorant of why Islamic extremism is so prevalent in the first place.
For decades, the US and its Western allies have been violently and frequently meddling in the Middle East. Beginning with the clandestine overthrow of democratically elected leaders, moving on to financing violent extremist groups, and morphing into full blown invasions of entire countries, the Middle East has been the target of destruction since at least 1953.
Ignoring all of the treachery, corruption, and death exported from the US in the last 70 years, the troglodytes in D.C. continue to assert that ‘the terrorists hate our freedom.’ Sadly, the propaganda being shoved down the throats of Americans by these ill-informed political puppets and their parrots in the media, preserves this idiotic assertion.
Millions have died in the West’s relentless pursuit of nation building and controlling oil, all of it is written off as “collateral damage,” and the complicit politicians march on.
The West is constantly perpetuating the dangerous lie that a massive ‘terrorist threat’ will always and has always existed, and poses a constant threat to you because they disagree with your lifestyle—completely ignoring the last 70 years of death and destruction doled out by their predecessors.
Thanks to the sycophants who worship the military industrial complex, their decades of meddling and funding strategic terrorist organizations who supported their temporary interests have manifested into an actual threat.
Do you think that the children of those slain by a decade of bombing and constant threats of drone strikes will simply forget about the atrocities inflicted upon them? Do you think that the parents who watched their babies blown apart by predator drones, or the hospital workers who watched as US bombs rained down from the sky — will just turn the other cheek?
The reality is that since 9/11, the US and their NATO allies have fostered a breeding ground for extremist and fundamentalist groups. As Americans sat back on their couches and watched the “Shock and Awe” on CNN, the US was sowing the seeds for perpetual war and pouring gas on the fire that is religious extremism.
They were planting a garden in which a million Osama Bin Ladens would later bloom.
This blood-filled garden has spread across multiple countries in which a holy war of extremism is playing out as tyrants find easy recruits thanks to the ‘war on terror.’ This militant army of Muslim extremists carries out despicable acts of slaughter against innocent people of all faiths—including other Muslims.
Instead of attempting to call out the foreign policy that fosters the growth and spread of this extremism, uneducated people like the terrorist in New Zealand, blame the entire religion, despite the overwhelming majority of Muslims being peaceful.
To make brash sweeping statements about hundreds of millions of people is not only dangerous but it’s entirely false. As The Free Thought Project’s Will Grigg points out,
These claims must be perplexing to Will Coley, an observant Muslim who serves as national director of Muslims4Liberty, a libertarian organization promoting “charity, voluntaryism,” and mutual respect among people of all backgrounds. Rather than seeking a centralized, despotic theocratic state, Coley maintains, Islam in its original manifestation promoted a decentralized social order in which the believer enjoys unmediated access to God, and all men and institutions are equal before the law.
From Coley’s perspective, sharia law does not require universal submission to Muslim rule, but rather dictates that Muslims are to respect the liberties of those who follow a different faith.
Aside from the insanely off keel generalization that highlights a deliberate ignorance among those pushing such fear, as the recent terrorist act in New Zealand illustrates, the effects of said fear are very dangerous.
The impact of fools spreading hate have been materializing for several years now, sending Muslim extremists into a fury of celebration – as creating a divide between Muslims and everyone else is their stated mission.
If there is one thing that Islamic fundamentalists and Islamophobic fascists like the New Zealand terrorist agree on, it’s that there should be no “gray zone;” only black and white.
For those who may be unaware, the gray zone is the zone of peaceful coexistence. Eliminating the gray zone — and rendering a world as black & white as the flag of the Islamic state — is the ultimate goal of fundamentalists on all sides.
In fact, an ISIS publication, titled Extinction of the Grayzone made clear that the strategy has been at play for the past 18 years.
“The grayzone is critically endangered, rather on the brink of extinction. It’s endangerment began with the blessed operation of September 11th, as these operations manifested two camps before the world for mankind to choose between, a camp of Islam… and a camp of kufr – the crusader coalition.”
These are the same sentiments expressed by George W. Bush when he infamously said,
“Either you are with us or with the terrorists.”
ISIS’s goal from their own publication. A black & white world. What they call “grayzone” is our coexistence zone.
Now, the terrorists and the demagogues in the West are getting closer to their goal of divide and conquer than ever before and the media is playing right along. For decades, Western media has fomented hatred and fear toward Islam as it was necessary to dehumanize them before slaughtering them and now the chickens are coming home to roost. Extremists have capitalized on this and used it as a recruiting tool.
Now, this is happening with the New Zealand terrorist whose calls to “subscribe to PewDiePie” and mention of Candace Owens have been picked up by the media as the impetus behind slaughtering innocent people as if they have anything to do with murdering innocent people. Nonetheless, innocent conservatives are now being demonized and the divide is growing stronger as some of them lash back out at everyone on the left. It is a perfect storm.
The result is manifesting into two tidal waves of hate, that continue to grow as they head right for one another.
We are witnessing Muslims being thrown off of buses because of ignorant passengers fearing for their lives. We see physical assaults waged by fearful pawns in ISIS’s propaganda campaign against peaceful Muslims, who’ve harmed no one. We are also witnessing innocent Americans being shouted down and their lives threatened for holding certain political beliefs as both sides call for silencing the other. And it is getting worse. Less than 48 hours after the terrorist act by an anti-Muslim extremist in New Zealand, we witnessed a Muslim extremist commit an act of terror in the Netherlands.
If you are willing to silence, hurt, or kill an innocent person because of their religion or peaceful political views, you are no better than ISIS terrorists or the terrorist who murdered the people in New Zealand.
What’s more, being anti-Muslim in particular is actually hurting the fight against terrorism as well.
According to recent polls and studies conducted in the last few years, Muslims have been crucial in helping law enforcement find terror suspects in the United States. Many have served in the military protecting the country against terrorists. And, many Muslims have been highly outspoken against terrorist organizations.
In 2015, TFTP reported on 70,000 clerics who came together, representing the majority of the Muslim world and publicly denounced ISIS as a threat to humanity.
Also, a Duke University study found more terrorism suspects and perpetrators were brought to the attention of law enforcement by members of the Muslim-American community than were discovered through U.S. government investigations. And a Pew survey found that roughly half of U.S. Muslims say their religious leaders aren’t speaking out enough against Islamic extremism, reports CNN.
The way to truly defeat violent extremists is by rendering their fear and divisive tactics impotent. We need to show these extremists, and those being manipulated by their tactics, that tolerance and freedom are far more powerful than bigotry and hate. As Action says, “Liberty provokes diversity, and diversity preserves liberty.”
Also, Americans will do well to remember how it was that ISIS and this crisis came to be in the first place, and avoid future murderous blunders that will inevitably fill the ranks of extremist groups with even more people.
You can bow down to the will of ISIS and the ethnostatist terrorists by allowing their hate-filled rhetoric and divisive tactics to cloud your mind with fear and hatred. Or, you can rise up and stand against those who would drive a wedge through the heart of humankind. The choice is yours.
Chesapeake, VA — A mother is grieving and also crying foul after police say her 19-year-old daughter killed herself during a routine traffic stop. According to the mother, police told her that her daughter was handcuffed when she somehow got a gun and shot herself. Now, after “investigating themselves” police have officially closed the case despite witnesses and a video telling a different story.
Sarah Wilson committed suicide on July 25, 2018, during a traffic stop near the intersection of Berkley Avenue and Wilson Road, according to the Chesapeake Police Department. According to police, while handcuffed with her hands behind her back, Wilson was able to acquire a gun, place it in her mouth, and pull the trigger.
Dawn Wilson, the mother of 19-year-old Sarah has since come forward to speak out about the inconsistencies in the case and the possibility of something far more sinister than a suicide.
“In all of her life I have never known of her to shoot a gun, own a gun, or even hold a gun,”said Wilson. “I’m not pointing fingers, I don’t know what happened. I wasn’t there, but I need to know, and I think that’s fair I’m her mom.”
Wilson explained to ABC 13 that her daughter was the passenger in a car that was pulled over during a traffic stop. Police told Wilson that during the stop, Sarah produced a gun and used it to take her own life.
“Things are not matching up, somewhere somehow, there is a discrepancy,” said Wilson who said that police have told her one thing while telling the media something completely different.
“She was handcuffed, and she managed to put a revolver in her mouth while handcuffed. That’s what the investigator told me last night,” said Wilson. “If that is the case its very unfortunate and tragic but there is a level of negligence there.”
Even more terrifying than a handcuffed teen somehow managing to get a gun and put it in her mouth to kill herself is the fact that witnesses are saying something entirely different.
“There is a few different stories, but they all end the same, that the police shot her,” said Wilson.
What’s more, while police originally told the media that this was a routine traffic stop, Wilson said they told her that they’d been investigating the driver and the stop was anything but routine. This fact would later be admitted by the police.
“They were investigating the driver, that Chesapeake Police had been investigating the driver, so they had been surveying him,” said Wilson.
The driver of the car was 27-year-old Holden Medlin who allegedly resisted arrest during the stop and took off running. While police attempted to restrain Medlin, they claim that Wilson was handcuffed with her arms behind her back when she got the gun out of the car, “contorted” her body and shot herself in the head.
One of the officers during the stop was also wearing a body camera which could provide many answers about what really happened. However, police said that the camera malfunctioned during the stop.
A short and very disturbing video of the aftermath of the shooting was posted to social media with the mother’s permission. In the video, we can hear the witnesses say that “police shot her.”
According to Wilson, Sarah’s Facebook page showed no signs of depression. She says her daughter was happy and that she has two younger sisters who she would never want to hurt by taking her own life.
“She’s a moody teenager. If there is a mom out there that hasn’t heard some of that stuff from their kids, I’d love to meet them,” said Wilson.
As for the Chesapeake Police Department, they are remaining tight-lipped and refusing to answer any media questions. The investigation has since ended, and other than releasing the suicide claims, the department refuses to comment on its outcome.