ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce’s Office will conduct a parallel investigation into the shooting death of the Moor, Mansur Ball-Bey.
The Circuit Attorney’s office has investigated officer-involved shootings in the past. But in the past two cases, it’s been after police have completed their investigation. This one will be conducted immediately and simultaneously.
Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says that`s due to the nature of this case, and public safety concerns. Joyce is confident this parallel and independent investigation will bring answers must faster to the community.
St. Louis NAACP President Adolphus Pruitt stood alongside the Circuit Attorney. He says their parallel investigation is an important step in reinstating community trust. Both he and Joyce emphasized the importance of witnesses in reaching the right conclusion. They stressed that witnesses won`t get arrested, and if you`re afraid of giving your testimony alone, a member of the NAACP, an elected official, or clergy will go with you.
The St. Louis Circuit Attorney is reviewing the case to see if there was a criminal violation of Missouri law but not Federal law, knowing that they have the authority to make determinations as to whether or not their is probable cause under federal law. Joyce will recommend the Civilian Review Board request the Attorney General conduct a separate review into police policies, practices and training relative to Mr. Ball-Bey’s death.
The interesting aspect about this request to the Attorney General in regards to Slave patrol policies, practices and training is a smack in the face because we all know that it is the Attorney General and those prosecutors under his/her supervision who creates or approves the policies, practices and training which led the Shooting of the Moor, Mansur Ball Bey. These same practices derive from the plantation era police, nothing has changed accept the minds of Negroes who are fooled into believing that they were freed from slavery.
The Circuit Attorney’s office is looking for more witnesses to come forward to complete their investigation. They will also review all documents, witness statements, evidence and information from the St. Louis Police Department before starting on the parallel investigation.
Notice the Slave Patrol Badge above looking remarkably like the badges Slave Patrol (Police) carry today, but highlight if you will how it has scketched in it, “RUNAWAY SLAVE PATROL”, then marinate on how their story is that Mansur Bey was “RUNNING”.
Now let’s all watch and review how this City Attorney and Office ignore the use of “Black” by the Slave Patrols in characterizing Ball Bey a “Moor” as “Black”, thus overlooking “Racial Profiling and Racial Targeting” and continuing the practice of stripping Africans of their Names and Heritage and denying their constitutional right to bear arms and to run with those arms.
As an instrument of oppression and control, modern police departments are deeply rooted in some of the most racist and repressive colonial institutions of the United States. Since the establishment of the first policing systems like the Night Watch, the Barbadian Slave Code, the urban Slave Patrols, to the “professional” police forces and other law enforcement agencies, every one of these organizations has had the task of surveilling and controlling the population while imposing and upholding colonial law mainly through the use of force and coercion. See POLICING SLAVES SINCE THE 1600’S: WHITE SUPREMACY, SLAVERY, AND MODERN US POLICE DEPARTMENTS
All white men aged six to sixty, were required to enlist and conduct armed patrols every night which consisted of: Searching slave residences, breaking up slave gatherings, and protecting communities by patrolling the roads. Historian Sally E. Hadden, notes: “In the countryside, such patrols were to ‘visit every Plantation within their respective Districts once in every Month’ and whenever they thought it necessary, ‘to search and examine all Negro-Houses for offensive weapons and Ammunition.’
They were also authorized to enter any ‘disorderly tipling-House, or other Houses suspected of harboring, trafficking or dealing with Negroes’ and could inflict corporal punishment on any slave found to have left his owner’s property without permission. ‘slave patrols’ had full power and authority to enter any plantation and break open Negro houses or other places when slaves were suspected of keeping arms; to punish runaways or slaves found outside their plantations without a pass; to whip any slave who should affront or abuse them in the execution of their duties; and to apprehend and take any slave suspected of stealing or other criminal offense, and bring him to the nearest magistrate.” Free blacks and “suspicious” whites who associated with slaves were also supervised. Slaves lived in a state of trauma and paranoia due to the terror that these patrols instilled in them. Various former slaves from different colonies provide an account of their daily lives.