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Cops Raid House …Because Man Had Dreds

Guy is at home asleep with his wife and two kids. Suddenly there are flashing lights everywhere and a cop on a bullhorn shouting for him to come out with his hands up….

Cops pull innocent family from home at gunpoint because dad has dreadlocks like murder suspect

An Illinois family was the subject of a racist police raid on Friday as officers were searching for a murder suspect. The police, the DeKalb County sheriff’s deputies, and the Sycamore police showed up at the family home of Eric Nabors and surrounded the place with guns and dogs, according to the Elgin Patch.

The family was in bed when police surrounded their home with rifles and pulled the man and his wife, their son, 10, and daughter, 13 out of their home with their hands up.

The father, Eric, apparently matched the profile of the man they were searching for; however, Nabors was also a victim of racial profiling by police.

He told ABC News, “I stepped out and I took not even three steps out the door, and I see a whole bunch of people running saying, ‘He’s got a gun.’”

He continued, “I didn’t have nothing on me, nothing in my hand, I don’t own a gun. After they searched me, then they told me what they were looking for. ‘We’re looking for a black male suspect with dreads for a possible homicide in DeKalb.’”

Nabors said the police did not believe he was innocent until running his name through their system. His daughter Briana told ABC 7 Chicago, “It’s terrifying to see like all the guns being pointed at me and my family and my brother.”

The kids’ mother Deana Brown told the station, “I feel like it could have been better done. They could have had better intel, they could have had a better description before they put my family through all of this.” The family is now considering whether to file a lawsuit.

Police arrested the two suspects the next day. Both were charged with murder in the first degree and weapons offenses.

In 2016, police have killed a total of 856 people, according to the Guardian‘s The Counted. Of the total victims, 204 are black. Racialized police violence and profiling has been an serious issue facing the country.

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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Man Wrongly Convicted Freed After 35 Years

James Bain has a remarkable attitude after being wrongly convicted and imprisoned for 35 years in Florida.

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On December 17, 2009, James Bain was freed from prison after postconviction DNA testing proved his innocence of a 1974 rape and kidnapping. At the time of his release, Bain’s 35 years spent in prison was the longest time served by any of the DNA exonerees nationwide.

The Crime

Late on the night of March 4, 1974, the victim was taken from his bedroom through a window to a nearby field and raped by an unknown male. When the victim returned home, he was wearing only a white t-shirt and jockey underwear. The police collected his underwear and sent it to the FBI for serological testing. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2010 in American Genocide

 

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