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As Police Shot This Native American His Dying Words Were - Whats Wrong With You Guys?

Society & Culture  (tags: Rosebud Sioux, Lakota, Denver, United States, police brutality, Paul Castaway, shooting, media blackout, What's Wrong With You Guys )

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The death of a Rosebud Sioux man in Denver this month is a painful reminder that police shootings are not limited to any one part of the United States, and certainly not just to places that received mainstream media attention after recent killings.


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Animae C (508)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 8:11 am
Not again!!!!!!
Police bloody state USA!!!!!

Kathleen M (208)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 9:44 am
Grimly noted. Too many police officers act like jackbooted thugs when dealing with the public. Many could use a refresher course in common courtesy, as well. Thanks for sharing, Dandelion. Maybe a few weeks in charm school should be required before graduating a class of cadets from police academies!

Joanne Dixon (37)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 9:45 am
It wasn't, I think. on this story but another involving Denver, that one of our resident trolls posted the asinine statement "Police have no obligation to protect and serve." I looked up the Denver Police Department's motto and discovered, as I expected that it was "Protect and Serve, " but also, as I didn't expect, it was changed in 2013. It was changed to "Everyone Matters." Gee, how's that working out for them?

Sue H (7)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 9:49 am

Arielle S (313)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 10:07 am
Next time you look, Joanne, it will probably say, "Everyone Matters except for black people, native Americans, the poor, anyone we don't particularly like, and anyone who doesn't think we are wonderful."

Catrin Schuetz-Kroehler (48)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 11:38 am
Sad beyond words, things are not getting better, we are regressing.....

Chris C (152)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 11:46 am
To protect and serve, my a$$!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 11:47 am
It seems, like a lot of armed idiots in the USA are police officers - where do they have their brain?

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 12:32 pm
Society is what's wrong.

Mary T (356)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 12:49 pm
speechless...guns should be removed from our society, cops should learn to talk to people instead of pointing weapons at them

JL A (281)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 2:41 pm
Perhaps the motto should protect all lives and serve all people. It looks like DOJ should be looking into Denver on civil rights violations like it has in other cities with this kind of problem with their police.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 3:55 pm
This is not just endemic with the U.S.
There seems to be a global issue with societies, descending into lawlessness, opportunism and corruption.

Cindy Brickner (4)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 11:13 pm
As a person living with two mental diagnoses ("brain disorders" is our preferred term) I am extremely upset that all police departments across the US. do not require that their officers be trained and advised by mental health professionals in the best ways to respond to cases involving those who are clearly distraught. A program such as this has been instituted in my city, and my hope is that other cities will follow suit.

Ben O (131)
Wednesday July 29, 2015, 3:05 am
Yes indeed...WHAT is wrong with you guys...???

Ben O (131)
Wednesday July 29, 2015, 3:06 am
"To protect and serve"...any idiot can understand that - DAMMIT!!!

Patricia E G (52)
Wednesday July 29, 2015, 11:20 pm
Add today's killing in Cincinnatti to the list.
There the Police Commisioner said that
the killer cop should have never been
put on the force.

heather g (46)
Wednesday July 29, 2015, 11:40 pm
American politicians accuse other countries of violence, planning war and killing, etc. If only they could look at themselves, their police forces and military and their history of violence.

They are protected in the police force and if their actions are criticized, they are put on fully-paid leave - as a punishment ???

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 30, 2015, 9:22 am
This is so sad and heartbreaking! I just wish the NAI's would fight moire for their Civil Rights; I'm just not seeing them do it, Thank you, Dandelion!

Maryann S (112)
Thursday July 30, 2015, 5:48 pm
Killer cops are getting to be the norm in the news!

M B (62)
Thursday July 30, 2015, 5:49 pm
So sad -----------

Birgit W (160)
Thursday July 30, 2015, 6:22 pm
I honestly don't know what to think about the US police any more. But I have heard that most of them are receiving a military training first (I don't know if this is true). Instead of getting a military training they should get taught how to handle and take care of mentally ill people. Instead they are behaving like crazy killers.
RIP Paul Castaway! You are in a better place now.

Laurie H (818)
Thursday July 30, 2015, 7:33 pm
OMG, This problem is becoming almost an every day occurrence. So heart wrenching!! Thank You for this share Sheryl.~

Walter F (128)
Thursday July 30, 2015, 11:02 pm
I cannot comment too much about the American police force ,I only know what I read and most of it appears to be unfavourable .Like most Australians I can still speak favourably of our police service ,they still protect and serve.and are admirable citizens.

Sherri G (128)
Friday July 31, 2015, 12:45 am

Sherri G (128)
Friday July 31, 2015, 12:51 am
THAT IS "ANARCHIST" care2 spell checker. Be careful care2 members for the word "FRACKING" which will automatically be changed to tracking. How convenient and self serving for ALEC members.

Arild Warud (174)
Friday July 31, 2015, 1:43 am
Race also plays a factor in cases like this one, Eagle Feather said. Statistics seem to agree: “With less than 1% of the population, Native Americans comprise nearly 2% of police killings,” according to an Al-Jazeera America report based on data from the Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice.

These are staggering numbers and I hope someone comes up with a plan to stop this.

BackSoon Fowler (33)
Friday July 31, 2015, 4:02 am
I agree with Darren, this is not just a US, problem. This seems to be happening everywhere, the police are supposed to protect the people, but they seem to have forgotten this, and are now acting with more and more violence. This was seen in the UK, with the miners, docker's strikes, with the travelling communities in the Thatcher years. And now when our people protest the police see us as the problem, and not people who want to the problems solved. Society is disintegrating!

Past Member (0)
Friday July 31, 2015, 7:34 am
Why aren't these stories on the mainstream news? This is an outrage and we need to call our local stations and ask them why these important issues do not make it to their news?

Past Member (0)
Friday July 31, 2015, 7:39 am
I cannot get this story to come up, I've clicked on it several times and waited, thinking it was overload on Care2 I even tried typing in the Mint Press News and his name opening a new tab and nothing is coming up. Anyone else having this problem?

SuSanne P (193)
Friday July 31, 2015, 8:05 am
Sadly noted Dandelion. The brutality of the police in combination with the lack of understanding and empathy of those with challenges is worsening rather than changing for the better. I can't understand it as it makes no sense to me. The inhumanity, the brutality, the loss of consciousness and humanity is absent, while the life's of so many families and communities are clearly escalating with loss of life. We are better then this. When is Enough Enough?

SuSanne P (193)
Friday July 31, 2015, 8:07 am
POLICE BRUTALITY IS OUR REALITY. Sadly, this says it all. When is Enough, Enough?

Winn Adams (179)
Friday July 31, 2015, 8:33 am
My thoughts and prayers are with his family. A tragidy that didn't have to happen but should have made the main stream news. Investigate and prosecute those responsible.

Terry King (113)
Friday July 31, 2015, 12:04 pm
The police in this country are completely out of control.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday July 31, 2015, 2:35 pm
Bernie said in his 100,000 people online rally.....Enough is Enough NOW!

Vote wisely in all elections. Please help to get Bernie in as President.....we need his voice.

I was able to pull the story up okay Debbie, but I'll send you the link to your PM.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday July 31, 2015, 3:30 pm
Sadly noted. Thanks, Dandelion.
At least there is pushback and a call for all for better training of police personnel. But, this is happening way too slowly. Denver had to "pay out at least twice as much in excessive force lawsuits as the city of Baltimore in the past four years." At the very least, you would think the citizens would be angry about this huge amount of money spent. Maybe their officers (and ALL police throughout the US), should also be regularly tested for use of steroids.

. (0)
Friday July 31, 2015, 5:15 pm
I say this over and over,and if there is ever a petition for it,I will sign it.Police need to ALL where body cams,at all times while they are on duty.They should not have control to turn them on or off,and anyone should be able to view what is going on at any time.This would protect everyone.It would protecet the citizens from brutality.But it would protect the officer from false charges as well.It is in the best interest of everyone.

S J (124)
Friday July 31, 2015, 5:44 pm
sadly noted. RIP Paul Castaway, your words will be re-uttered until violent acts by those police, militants are abolished from your country and everywhere in the world.

thank you Dandelion

Beryl L (78)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 1:05 am
The police were so threatened No! what small men. to use guns against a Native American surely shows prejudice and the police should be punished. This behavior everywhere is so rampant and disgusting. I spit on the ground those men walk upon.

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 5:59 am
I searched for a petition on the internet Holly and couldn't find one, perhaps a C2 member could make one. I've got too many other irons in the fire to monitor a petition.

Don H (45)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 9:15 am
Police brutality.....

Leanne B (46)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 11:36 am
Disgusting misused power yet again by thugs in blue!

Diane K (134)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 12:01 pm
Very sad news. Police brutality again on a minority. thanks for posting

fly bird (26)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 2:35 pm
Police brutality is our reality.


Janice S (135)
Tuesday August 11, 2015, 7:57 pm
I can understand that if he refused to put the knife down-- they may have found it necessary to shoot him--- but not multiple times or fatally. I am saying a prayer for the family.

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday August 12, 2015, 3:15 pm
And the video showed he had the knife to his OWN throat. So not sure why the police felt so threatened.

Gina Caracci (219)
Monday August 24, 2015, 6:21 pm
its not on the news because the news is controlled by those in charge.
im sorry for this man and all others before and after because of abuse of power.

I was told by a sgt that all of us matter...a deputy was supposed to get back to me with some info...
crickets.......still waiting
yeah I matter all right

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 20, 2016, 10:48 am
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