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Sun May 31, 2020, 05:36 AM

Cops fatally shot a Black transgender man without warning & keep calling him a woman

Tony McDade, a black transgender man, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Florida this past Wednesday, the third officer-involved shooting in the Tallahassee area this past year.

Witnesses say that police shot McDade immediately after exiting their vehicle without shouting any warning at the 38-year-old, while police claim that he pointed a handgun at an officer before they even exited their vehicle and that the shooting followed “standard protocol.”

(While some witnesses and neighbors referred to McDade as a woman, some friends referred to him with “he” pronouns and, before his death, he set his pronouns to “he” on Facebook. Despite this, Tallahassee police have referred to McDade as a woman in several statements.)

At 10:45 a.m. on May 27, police responded to a fatal stabbing. They said that they saw McDade, who fit the description of the suspect, when they arrived.

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Reply Cops fatally shot a Black transgender man without warning & keep calling him a woman (Original post)
Behind the Aegis May 31 OP
pnwmom May 31 #1
Chainfire May 31 #5
janterry May 31 #2
Chainfire May 31 #3
janterry May 31 #4

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 06:02 AM

1. That's terrible that he got shot. But I don't think police check Facebook to see what gender

they should be using. The question might be, what gender was listed on the driver's license Tony had on him?

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #1)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:40 AM

5. Local stories

indicated that alleged murderer and victim of the police shooting self identified as a man at times and a woman at other times. It is probably unfair to judge the police statements regarding the person's gender.

The local information surrounding the knife murder seems to identify the victim of the police shooting as the murderer. What is unclear is if the local cop appointed himself judge, jury and executioner without credible reasonable cause. I make no judgement to that issue.

There are conflicting stories, as usual, from witness statements and official police statements at the time of the police shooting. Perhaps it would be best if an outside agency did an independent investigation into the details of the shooting and the shooter. TPD should step back and let the FDLE or other appropriate agencies investigate this tragic situation. This is a time for transparency and impartiality if the department wants to maintain is ability to police the minority communities.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 06:49 AM

2. From that facebook post it sounds like

suicide by cop
(you know what that means, I'm sure - that the person pretended to fire or did fire to draw police fire).

The facebook post outlines this.

Not sure if that is what happened. Or if they were involved in the stabbing.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 07:57 AM

3. Not that cop's first killing either

A few years ago the same shot and killed another man, in a park, under odd conditions. He is probably a bit trigger happy.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #3)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:06 AM

4. 3rd incident this week in Tally

(reading the facebook page).

We lived there for many years (left a few years ago).

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