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Cops killed a pregnant mom in front of kids after she called for help.

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On a June Sunday afternoon in 2017, a pregnant woman's 911 call resulted in her death at the hands of responding officers. Since that awful day, Charleena Lyles's family has fought for justice, but this month they learned there would be none. According to sources, a two-week inquiry that started on June 21 and concluded last week determined that both cops who shot and killed Lyles five years ago were justified in their conduct. You murdered my daughter! The father of Lyles shouted as the results were presented. Inquest jurors decided that officers Jason Anderson and Steven McNew had no choice but to shoot and kill Lyles after he called 911 to report an intruder. A week before she was murdered, Lyles, 30, phoned the police out of concern that her ex-boyfriend could attempt to hurt her. During that call, Lyles, who apparently suffered from mental health concerns, was detained for allegedly carrying scissors. She was released on the condition that she seek treatment for her mental

Cops Hold Five Small Children at Gunpoint for Playing Outside

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  In today’s “see something, say something” society, 911 calls over non-crimes are a common thing. When it comes to black people, these calls move from common to outright offensive and often times lead to deprivation of rights, or worse. Five Georgia kids learned this the hard way this week when they were held at gunpoint for simply being kids. A frightened store owner in Jonesboro called police on Monday and told them that five kids were in his parking lot — with a gun. After police responded to the scene, all hell broke loose. When the officer arrived, all of the children, one reportedly just 10-years-old, were held at gunpoint for playing. The resultant interaction was captured on a bystander’s cellphone video. It is nothing short of heart-wrenching. The woman filming is in tears asking why the cop is holding the children at gunpoint. His actions also garnered the attention of neighbors as well, who gathered around and begged the cop to put his gun away and not to sho