"John Crawford III, a 22-year-old black man, was fatally shot by police inside an Ohio Walmart after another shopper reported Crawford was "walking around with a gun in the store." The alleged gun, which the witness described in a 911 call as a black rifle, and later said he thought was an AR-15, turned out to be a BB rifle from one of the store’s shelves.

Now Ronald Ritchie, the 24-year-old who made that 911 call, is amending what he originally told police and reporters about the Aug. 5 incident.

Ritchie, to the dispatcher: “He’s, like, pointing it at people.” He also said in the call that Crawford was trying to load the gun, causing 911 to tell officers, “he just put some bullets inside.” Ritchie, to reporters at the time: “He was pointing at people. Children walking by.” Ritchie in the Guardian this week: “At no point did he shoulder the rifle and point it at somebody.” Well, that’s certainly a different story. What changed during the past month?

Ritchie says he was allowed to view the sealed security video, recently shown to Crawford’s family and their attorneys, that reportedly shows Crawford never lifted the BB gun and was on the phone and standing still when officers shot and killed him.” By @revolutionarymindset

"John Crawford III, a 22-year-old black man, was fatally shot by police inside an Ohio Walmart after another shopper reported Crawford was "walking around with a gun in the store." The alleged gun, which the witness described in a 911 call as a black rifle, and later said he thought was an AR-15, turned out to be a BB rifle from one of the store’s shelves.

Now Ronald Ritchie, the 24-year-old who made that 911 call, is amending what he originally told police and reporters about the Aug. 5 incident.

Ritchie, to the dispatcher: “He’s, like, pointing it at people.” He also said in the call that Crawford was trying to load the gun, causing 911 to tell officers, “he just put some bullets inside.” Ritchie, to reporters at the time: “He was pointing at people. Children walking by.” Ritchie in the Guardian this week: “At no point did he shoulder the rifle and point it at somebody.” Well, that’s certainly a different story. What changed during the past month?

Ritchie says he was allowed to view the sealed security video, recently shown to Crawford’s family and their attorneys, that reportedly shows Crawford never lifted the BB gun and was on the phone and standing still when officers shot and killed him.” By @revolutionarymindset

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My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means “The road is good.” Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.”

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I support all #HBCUs but there is no #hbcu like my hometown’s #hbcu Bethune Cookman University ‘Hail Wildcats!’.
Custom painted Wildcat earrings $10.00 ($2 off for Current Students) #anycolor #anydesign #wholesale @bcu_girlempower @brother2brother_bcu @bcu_anq_fraternity @bcuakas @bcu_sga @bcuorchesis @bcu_sigmas @bcu_saac @bcu_gammasigs @bcu_asa @bcu_sab @bcualphas @bcu_zetas @ncnw_bcu @anq_soror_bcu

The world renowned Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his father pastored. 
Many people don’t know that Dr. King’s mother was murdered inside this church. She was shot in the head by a white man as she played the piano.  (at Atlanta, GA)

The world renowned Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his father pastored.
Many people don’t know that Dr. King’s mother was murdered inside this church. She was shot in the head by a white man as she played the piano. (at Atlanta, GA)