a deeper look at the shooting of Magdiel Sanchez

A deeper look at the shooting of Magdiel Sanchez is in order.
After my tweet from last night I thought it would be a good idea to write a blog post about the death of mr. Sanchez because I didn’t recall reading about him in my news feed. This is what I wrote last night:

and for context this is the paragraph the Huffington Post wrote that inspired my tweet:
“A mentally challenged, deaf man was standing on his porch when police officers arrived looking for the driver of a hit and run. There were no deaths involved in this hit and run so officers were looking for someone who left the scene of an accident. Magdiel Sanchez was not the driver or in any way involved with the accident. Sanchez often went on walks in his neighborhood and he took a small metal pipe with him to protect him from stray dogs. The officers shouted for him to drop the pipe but Sanchez didn’t hear the officers or understand their commands. Several neighbors yelled at the police officers that Sanchez was deaf and couldn’t hear them. But the officers shot him anyway. One officer shot this man with a taser, the other officer shot him six or seven times with his gun. This deaf, mentally challenged man died on his own porch.”

The story gets werse if you read the Times article:
“The first officer to arrive called for backup, pulled out his Taser and ordered Mr. Sanchez, 35, who was on his front porch, to drop the two-foot-long pipe he was clutching, the police said.

The officer’s commands did not register with Mr. Sanchez. He ambled off the porch toward the officer, waving the pipe in his right hand, according to the police and a witness.

Julio Rayos, a neighbor who lives a few homes away and knew the man was deaf, said he saw the confrontation unfold and sensed trouble.

He said that he ran toward the officer with his wife and his 12-year-old daughter, all three of them screaming that the man could not understand the officer.

“Don’t kill him, he’s deaf,” his daughter yelled. “Don’t do it!”

About six other neighbors joined in, frantically trying to get the officer’s attention. But less than a minute after the episode began, a second officer arrived and immediately pulled out his handgun, Mr. Rayos said. While people continued to scream, the first officer fired his Taser at Mr. Sanchez, while the second fired his handgun, the police said.

Capt. Bo Mathews, a spokesman for the Oklahoma City Police Department, said Wednesday that the second officer, Sgt. Christopher Barnes, fired multiple shots and that Mr. Sanchez, who was hit more than once, was pronounced dead in front of his house.
Apparently this startted because of a hit and run and the father of Mr. Sanchez drove to the home where the police shot his child.


rapping today up – September 24, 2017

Alright friends I am done blogging for the day! Tomorrow promises more good news, more chances to smile and more facts, quotes, and birthdays. So, do what you do well and send on a smile! This quote gets the last word of the day.
A thought for the day: Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, said, The most sophisticated people I know — inside they are all children.
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hollywood birthdays – September 24, 2017

Today’s Birthdays: Rhythm-and-blues singer Sonny Turner (The Platters) is 78. Singer Barbara Allbut Brown (The Angels) is 77. Singer Phyllis “Jiggs” Allbut Sirico (The Angels) is 75. Singer Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers) is 75. News anchor Lou Dobbs is 72. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Joe Greene is 71. Actor Gordon Clapp is 69. Actress Harriet Walter is 67. Songwriter Holly Knight is 61. Former U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy II, D-Mass., is 65. Actor Kevin Sorbo is 59. Christian/jazz singer Cedric Dent is 55. Actress-writer Nia Vardalos is 55. Rock musician Shawn Crahan (AKA Clown) (Slipknot) is 48. Country musician Marty Mitchell is 48. Actress Megan Ward is 48. Singer-musician Marty Cintron (No Mercy) is 46. Contemporary Christian musician Juan DeVevo (Casting Crowns) is 42. Actor Ian Bohen is 41. Actor Justin Bruening is 38. Olympic gold medal gymnast Paul Hamm (hahm) is 35. Actor Erik Stocklin is 35. Actor Kyle Sullivan is 29. Actor Ben Platt is 24.

Raiders, Washington players kneel during national anthem on SNF game

On Sunday the Raiders, and Washington players nelt during the national anthem on the prime time Sunday Night Football game.
As the New York Daily News wrote: “Members of both the Raiders and Washington protested the national anthem at Fed Ex Field Sunday night in a primetime game being televised on NBC,
More than 40 players on the Raiders, including Marshawn Lynch who had protested during the preseason, were kneeling as the national anthem was being performed. A handful of Washington players also took a knee.
Raiders owner Mark Davis was shown in a private suite standing with his hand over his heart, while Washington owner Dan Snyder, who donated money to Trump’s campaign, stood on the sideline and linked arms with his players.” A voice of reason tryed to advise the President how to act.
NBC announcer and former NFL wide receiver Chris Collinsworth said on the broadcast that Trump should apologize for calling any player who kneels a “son of a bitch. “I would say he should apologize,” Collinsworth said. “They’re not SOBs, they’re smart thoughtful guys, they really are.

“But I guarantee you if the president invited – I can make a list of 10 guys – to the White House and heard their stories and heard their thoughts and heard how concerned they are about America, they would find the common ground and they would move this forward.

“And I think an apology for the SOB comment would go a long way.

At the conclusion of the anthem, which heavily featured shots of players on both sides kneeling, NBC showed a live photo of the White House.

tonight on tv

7 pm is Henry Danger, A famous Internet celebrity invites Captain Man and Kid Danger to his party, but the party does not turn out the way they expected; Frankini announces his plan to unmask Kid Danger and Captain Man. duration One hour.
8 pm is Killer Couples, A drug-crazed couple set off on a multi-state crime spree; a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. duration One hour.
9 pm is The Last Ship, The search continues with a reconnaissance mission, but things turn violent when an old foe resurfaces. duration One hour.