Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Korryn Shandawn Gaines Death Should Not Warrant Protests or Riots ~by Legal Pub

So will Baltimore have to deal with riots?  It should not!  While another civilian was killed by police; this time it is pretty clear that the woman had a gun and was threatening police.  She may also have been using a five year old child as a shield. At this point it is not clear if body cams were being worn; however, according to police, Korryn Shandawn Gaines pointed a shotgun at them when they  tried to serve her with a warrant yesterday in Randallstown, Maryland. The 23 year-old was being served a bench warrant for failing to appear for traffic court. The charges included failing to register her vehicle, failing to prove insurance and not having proper tags.

She was also charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, littering and failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order.   Yesterday while attempting to serve the warrant, Gaines refused to answer the door for ten minutes.  Consequently, the officers obtained a key to the apartment and entered accordingly.  When entering the apartment, Gaines aimed a shotgun at the officers who retreated and waited for backup.  After hours of waiting, an officer finally fired a shot. the woman responded by firing back.  The woman was then shot and killed.    During the incident, a five year old child was hit in the crossfire. The child has been hospitalized and is in good condition.

Should there be riots?  No. This woman wanted a fight.  Listen to the victim's own words from a prior traffic stop:  http://www.inquisitr.com/3374115/korryn-gaines-facebook-instagram-videos-new-twitter-video-of-23-year-old-and-son-seeks-justiceforkorryn/


Anonymous said...

Quite simply this is the wrong way to interact with the police.

Anonymous said...

This type of a video where she is looking for a fight hurts the credibility of those who are unfairly targeted and treated by law enforcement.

Anonymous said...

Why would she even make these videos?

Anonymous said...

Did she have a history of mental illness?