|Violence breaks out in 82 percent black Berkeley, Missouri on Christmas Eve after a white officer dared shot a black male (who had a long arrest history at the ripe old age of 18) who pointed a gun at him...|
The tragedy is 63-year-old Diana Lawrence is dead because of the actions of these three black males; luckily multiple patrons at the bar were armed, ensuring a greater tragedy was avoided. [Ex-St. Louis cop who opened fire on robbers at Pooh's Corner bar says 'instincts kicked in', St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12-20-14]:
The former police officer was standing toward the back of the bar, nursing a can of Natural Light, when the crack of gunfire shattered the vibe.
Three armed men barged into Pooh’s Corner about 11 p.m. Dec. 2 and ordered everyone to the floor. At least one fired a shot into the ceiling.
The former police officer at the bar shot his .357 Magnum snubnose at one of the robbers standing nearby, hitting him in the eye. The retired cop said the gunman collapsed, and he kicked a pistol away before emptying his cylinder at the muzzle flashes near the front door.
“Instincts kicked in,” said the former city officer, 65, of St. Louis. “All of that so-called training kind of evaporates, so I won’t attribute it to training. I just attribute it to survival instincts.”
One of the armed robbers escaped the shootout and is still on the loose. The former officer, who served in the St. Louis Police Department for eight years in the 1970s, asked not to be identified because he fears retaliation against him or his family.
It was the second time since 2008 that the ex-cop who tends bar part-time at the Carondelet neighborhood tavern opened fire to fight off would-be robbers. Five people were wounded in the latest gunfight at Pooh’s Corner, at 6023 Virginia Avenue, including the ex-cop and two of the robbers. A bar patron, Diana Lawrence, 63, of St. Louis, died the next day from a shot to the back of her head. It is not clear who shot her, but witnesses have said Lawrence was sitting at a table with her back to the robbers when she was shot. Autopsy results are not yet available.
“I lost a dear friend,” the former officer said. “I believe those men had murder on their minds.”"The former officer... asked not to be identified because he fears retaliation against him or his family."
This comment is a reminder the black community of St. Louis immediately sides with those who break the law and will strive for retribution against those who dare impede their comrades ability to rob businesses like Pooh's Corner.
Please remember the names of our fallen soldiers this holiday #AntonioMartin #MikeBrown #TamirRice #TaneshaAnderson #AuraRosser & othersKeep this fact in mind when we consider the next "Justice for Michael Brown" mob target; those now agitating for violence against the cops in 82 percent black Berkeley (just another formerly all-white suburb blighted by now majority demographic) have 18-year-old Antonio Martin. [Berkeley officer kills suspect who pulled gun; police say victim was 'known' to police, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12-24-14]:
— The Dream Defenders (@Dreamdefenders) December 24, 2014
A Berkeley police officer fired at least three shots at a suspect who pulled a gun on him, the St. Louis County Police chief said at a Wednesday morning news conference.
Police Chief Jon Belmar said the officer was doing a business check at a Mobil on the run station about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday when the shooting happened.
The officer saw two people on the parking lot in the 6800 block of North Hanley Road and began talking with them.
Belmar said one of the people approached the driver's side of the vehicle.One of the individuals "produced a pistol with his arm straight out, pointing it straight at the officer kind of from across the hood," Belmar said.
At that point, the chief said, the officer got his service revolver "and fired what we think is three shots."
The officer, who is 34 and white, is a 6-year veteran of the department, Belmar said. He was placed on investigative leave, which is standard.
Belmar said one round struck the suspect, an 18-year-old black male, and one struck a tire of the police car. Police said they did not immediately know where the third round went.
From and Belmar's description, the officer was near the front driver's side of the vehicle and the suspect was on the other side, near the car's headlights, when the shooting occurred.
As the officer points his gun, he is backing away and loses his balance, Belmar said. As he fell, he dropped his flashlight and fired off at least three shots.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS units. Berkeley police called the county's crimes against persons unit at 11:45 p.m., and they arrived at the scene at 12:15 a.m., Belmar said.
The body, which was covered and concealed from the crowd by a partition, was removed from the scene at 1:40 a.m., Belmar said.
He also said the 9 mm gun found on the suspect had five rounds in the magazine and one round in the chamber. He also said the gun's serial number had been filed off.
Belmar declined to release his name at the news conference but said he had a criminal record, with charges including three assaults, armed robbery, armed criminal action and multiple uses of weapons since he was 17.
A woman at the scene overnight, Toni Martin, said it was her son, Antonio Martin, 18.To truly understand why the unidentified cop who saved numerous lives at Pooh's Corner on December 2 fears for his life, look no further than Martin's family scrambling to defend their son.
A son, mind you, who had a vast criminal record including assaults, armed robbery, and multiple uses of a firearm since he was 17... [Parents of Antonio Martin say his fatal shooting 'doesn't make any sense', St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12-24-14]:
Antonio Martin's extended family was in shock early Wednesday, as they waited for details to unfold about the
"This doesn't make any sense for them to kill my son like this," Toni Martin-Green said early Wednesday from her home located near the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. "I am trying to be calm."
Martin mainly grew up in the Hyde Park area of North St. Louis before moving with family to unincorporated St. Louis County a few years ago. Martin attended high school in Jennings before dropping out and had also been enrolled in the federal Job Corps program for a spell. He last worked at White Castle and wanted to go back to Job Corps, his father said.
Police say the man shot had a criminal record, with charges including three assaults, armed robbery, armed criminal action and multiple uses of weapons since he was 17.
Martin's parents acknowledged that their son has been arrested before and had "stumbled in the past."
"In the last year, he was really trying to find who he was. He was ready to take the world on," the father said. "He knew he had parents who loved him. He had that support."
"He was not a violent person, to our knowledge," he added. "Around us there weren't any pistols. It's hard to believe that."
His grandmother, Margret Chandler, was also in disbelief.
"When he was around me, he knew to do right," she said. "Why would he pull out a gun against the police? That's the thing I don't get. It just doesn't add up."Well mom and grandma, when your son wasn't around he was doing everything he could except doing right; now, more violence is breaking in St. Louis because of yet another black male making a decision to directly challenge the states monopoly on violence.
And though the American state in 2014 is incredibly, over-the-top, anti-white, the police represent the one instrument standing in the way of a tidal wave of black criminality capsizing the entire nation into the orgiastic violence found on December 2nd at Pooh's Corner.
Hold your family a little tighter this 2014 Christmas Eve and remember each incident where a criminal black male dares challenge the authority of police (and their monopoly on violence) is another crack in the American Experiment's hull, proof our nation has "failed...; for as we see a black community prepared to defend Antonio Martin's right to point a gun at a police officer, we view the dissolution of the American Dream and the birth of the American Nightmare.