Yesha Callahan

Florida Police Use Mug Shots Of Black Men For Target Practice

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North Miami Beach Officers are under major backlash for getting caught using real-life suspect photos of Black men for target practice.

According to NBC News Channel 6,  National Guard Sgt. Valerie Deant arrived with her unit for weapons qualification at the same firing range used by the North Miami Beach police and discovered the target of six Black men left behind  — and one of the images was her brother.

Deant’s brother Woody was arrested over 15 years ago and served four years for a drag racing incident that left two people dead.

“I was like why is my brother being used for target practice?” Deant asked.

Deant then called and informed her brother , who said he was “speechless….The picture actually has like bullet holes.” One in my forehead and one in my eye,” said Woody Deant.

“Now I’m being used as a target?”“I’m not even living that life according to how they portrayed me as. I’m a father. I’m a husband. I’m a career man. I work 9-to-5.”

The North Miami Police Chief J. Scott Dennis told the station that his department “could have used better judgment,” but denied any racial profiling. Dennis, also said the department uses photos of all races for target practice.

Via Washington Post

“Our policies were not violated,” Chief Dennis told the station. “There is no discipline forthcoming from the individuals regarding this….We utilize an array of pictures…We have an array for black males. We have an array for white and Hispanic males.”

 “What we are very very concerned about…is that it happened to be someone arrested by this agency. That individual would be someone who would be on the streets of North Miami Beach.”

  1. January 16, 2015 - Reply

    Well I’m not surprised. It is Florida and they have been screwing black people over. Zimmerman was let go. Marissa Alexander still has no justice. SMDH

    • January 16, 2015 - Reply

      @Mary Burrell

      Exactly Sister. For the officers to do this is truly low.

  2. January 16, 2015 - Reply

    Please tell me this is a LIE!

  3. January 16, 2015 - Reply

    I guess they feel, we get away with shooting real live black men….what the heck is wrong with it!

  4. January 16, 2015 - Reply

    Must be nice to be a black cop in the force, not like you’re not black if you’re a cop. Even when the uniform is off~

  5. January 16, 2015 - Reply

    You ever WANT to type something, but you just cant? I just cant. WTF is wrong with Florida. Jeb better NOT even think about running for president. Urgh.

    Good afternoon all! I will be distributing upvotes as I see fit today.

    *blinks. walks away*

  6. January 16, 2015 - Reply

    Chief Dennis said their policies were not violated and there will be no discipline. That is some 1954 sounding racism because they are too hateful to be ashamed when caught.

  7. January 16, 2015 - Reply

    Does anyone here ever think you are in the Twilight Zone? I feel as if I’m in another universe, not with human beings, but with demonic entities.

    • January 16, 2015 - Reply

      @Noirluv45

      It certainly feel like the Twilight Zone, because this action done by some of the police is the height of disrespect and absurdity.

    • January 16, 2015 - Reply

      @Noirluv45

      Because sadly ,we are.The evil you are speaking about. Everyone does not respect the sanctity of all life.

    • January 19, 2015 - Reply

      @Noirluv45

      You nailed it. Those people are nothing but demonic entities that, in time, will destroy themselves.

  8. January 16, 2015 - Reply

    Seriously messed up.

  9. January 17, 2015 - Reply

    This is very telling about how they feel about black lives.

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