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Today a jury will decide what #RoyOliver's punishment should be. He was found guilty yesterday of murdering #JordanEdwards. Jurors will hear from people in Oliver's life beginning around 8:30 a.m.

Background:

star-telegram.com/news/local/cri…
Defense to jury: Today you'll hear about the "real" #RoyOliver "The family
man, the father, the husband, the dedicated soldier, the dedicated police officer, the dedicated human being."
First witness is Liz Greer, 19. She grew up in #BalchSprings. Plays soccer at a college in Texas now. She's known #RoyOliver 5-6 yrs. Says he was "active in the community." Her mom was on council, Greer says Oliver would go to city events. He talked to ftbll players at her HS
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Roy Oliver was found guilty of murder in the police shooting of Jordan Edwards.

Police officers are almost never convicted of murder.

Body cameras may have made the difference in this case.

#JordanEdwards #RoyOliver bit.ly/2LxVm8c
2/ The use of police body cameras surged after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Advocates hoped their use would increase transparency & hold officers accountable.

But studies have uncovered mixed results. trib.it/lK
3/ It’s not unusual for police officers to walk around with cameras on their chests anymore. Five of the six Texas cities with a population over 500,000 have already deployed the cameras. trib.it/lK
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In today's criminal justice news, the Balch Springs PD officer who summarily executed unarmed 15yo black boy #JordanEdwards – and then lied about it to cover it up – has been convicted of murder

Edwards was killed as he and friends peacefully drove away from a lawful house party
Our original thread on the extrajudicial summary execution without due process of Jordan Edwards is here, including the nonsensical police statement released after the shooting

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An answer to our prayers.

Officer Roy Oliver has been found GUILTY of the murder of 15 year old #JordanEdwards.

A bittersweet moment for his family and for all of us who've fought non-stop for justice.

We'd all rather Jordan be alive, but this was so important.

Crying.
Here is my original article on the brutal police murder of #JordanEdwards written before Jordan had even been buried.

The grief, pain, and nightmares his murder caused were overwhelming.

nydailynews.com/news/national/…
A friend just wrote me, "There's something karmically powerful about a white man named Roy being convicted of murdering an African American teenager on the anniversary of Emmett Till's murder."

I agree.

Roy Bryant escaped justice on this earth, but Roy Oliver did not.
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“If you have burglaries that are not solved, if you see anybody black walking through our streets and they have somewhat of a record, arrest them so we can pin them for all the burglaries”

Police chief told cops to frame random black people to boost stats
miamiherald.com/news/local/cri…
“You’re not supposed to be here. This is a good neighborhood"

White woman calls cops on black man for listening to yoga CD in his car rawstory.com/?p=1313687
University of Louisville announced that the school's football stadium will no longer carry the Papa John's name after founder John Schnatter admitted to using the n-word during a conference call wlky.com/article/ap-pap…
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