|45-year-old Harry Briggs: the final image he had on earth was of a black male pointing a gun directly at his head. After this black male pulled the trigger he "skipped" away from the scene of the crime.|
Thursday, July 17, 2014
He "Skipped" Away from the Scene of the Crime: 22-year-old Black Suspect Caught in Execution of White Clerk in Indianapolis
45-year-old Harry Briggs. A white male, who though he probably never gave one thought to the dark future ahead of him, was gunned down by a black male.
A black male who "skipped" away from the crime scene back on June 4th.
22-year-old Desi Thomas, wearing an unofficial Trayvon Martin hooded sweatshirt, a ball cap, and a bandanna cover his face, gunned down Thomas as he worked at Joe's Junction in Indianapolis.
It might not have been glamorous work, but Briggs was a contributing member to society. His role was necessary in ensuring a community could exist; Thomas' role is ensuring that community cannot exist, unless plexiglas is installed (the cost of doing business in an increasingly non-white country) to protect gas station/convenience store employees from the few EBT card carrying customers they serve.
For less than $43 dollars, Briggs lost his life. [Police chief: Tips led to skipping shooter arrest, The Indy Channel, 7-17-14]:
Police are crediting tips from the public in the arrest of the alleged gunman caught on surveillance video skipping away from the scene of the fatal shooting of an Indianapolis convenience store clerk.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Rick Hite said Thursday "the joint efforts of investigators and community tips led to the capture" 22-year-old Desi Thomas of Indianapolis in the unprovoked June 4 shooting of 45-year-old Harry Briggs during a robbery at Joe's Junction on the city's southwest side. Briggs died three days later.
A second clerk and two customers were not injured.
Police said the public provided more than 100 tips to police and they investigated 70 suspects. Court documents also revealed that multiple people told police that Thomas admitted to the robbery.
"Trayvon, is that you?": Haunting surrviellance footage from the June 4th night Desi Thomas executed Briggs in Indianapolis
According to court documents, a key piece of evidence was a shoe that Thomas used to prop open the door of the store during the incident. There were no fingerprints on the shoe, but detectives said it was vital to their case.
Police say Thomas faces formal charges of murder, felony murder and robbery. He's being held without bond. Online court records show Thomas does not yet have an attorney. He faces an initial hearing Friday.
Victim's friends react to news of arrest
Surveillance video released by police showed that Briggs was trying to comply when the robber demanded money, but the robber got impatient waiting for the register to open.
After taking the money, the suspect was seen on surveillance video "skipping" away from the business, east on Troy, police said.
"I just feel like his life was taken for a petty few hundred dollars, and then for the guy to skip away like nothing ever happened, it was just disgusting," co-worker Jessica Cook said.
Briggs' co-workers said they had been sad and uneasy since he was killed. They kept his picture up behind the counter as they waited for word of an arrest.
They said detectives delivered the news of an arrest Wednesday evening and it was a huge relief.
"Happy, like everyone up here has been happy. There's people up here, we've been crying, just a relief, we feel like he can finally rest in peace," Cook said.Civilization is "skipping" away from the city of Indianapolis, where police state measures are once again being implemented to ensure the 10-day Indiana Black Expo goes off... peacefully.
A peaceful, serene time is axiomatic for an event implicitly white just as a massive police presence is required for an event explicitly black.
Tens of thousands... no.
Hundreds of thousands of names without a voice, lives without memory, and a people without a future are represented by the name of Harry Briggs.
By how he lived and how died.
Social capital recedes one day at a time in Indianapolis, to the point plexiglas becomes a common sight at convenience stores, an inconvenient reminder of the cost of doing business in a city ravaged by the black undertow.
"Skipped" away from the scene of cold-blooded murder, all captured by a surveillance camera...
13 WTHR Indianapolis
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