I have had such a shitty day that I can’t even be excited about the Scandal finale. But, damn, Papa Pope just tore into Fitz with all that truth.
Durham Police Chief claims teen died from self-inflicted gun wound while handcuffed
December 12, 2013
A Durham teen died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez said Wednesday afternoon at a news conference.
Lopez held a 3 p.m. news conference and started by extending condolences to the family of Jesus Huerta, who died in a police cruiser in November. Huerta was 17.
He said the noise heard by the officer was a gunshot, and said it was a gunshot wound to the head.
Lopez said a handgun was found in the car and that Huerta was still handcuffed from behind. He said the wound was self-inflicted.
"The medical examiner’s office has confirmed that Jesus Huerta died from a gunshot wound to his head," Lopez said. "Whether that wound was accidental or intentional is unknown at this time."
Lopez said Huerta was searched, and police are not sure where how he had the weapon.
"I know that it is hard for people not in law enforcement to understand how someone could be capable of shooting themselves while handcuffed behind the back," Lopez said. "While incidents like this are not common, they unfortunately have happened in other jurisdictions in the past."
Huerta’s family released a statement following the press conference held by Lopez. The family of Huerta said the press conference did not release any new information to the public.
"How did Jesús end up dead in the parking lot at police headquarters in these circumstances? Searched. Handcuffed behind the back. How is it even possible to shoot oneself?" the statement reads.
The family of Huerta also requested all forms of communication “received, sent, possessed or created by any City of Durham employee and/or city official (including but not limited to the police chief, command staff, city manager, police public relations/press staff) that touch upon or concern the detention, arrest, death and all investigations concerning Jesús Huerta.”
Lopez said the SBI is continuing their investigation into the incident for any possible criminal violations, which is standard procedure
It was my friend’s mom’s birthday yesterday. Both our moms are single parents and I started thinking about how strong they had to be for us. Then I started thinking about women of color in general. Being a PoC ain’t a walk in the park by itself, but add being a woman in a patriarchal society? Nahhh. I can’t imagine how hard it must be for women of color. AND THEN people have the nerve to call em out on being hard and growing a thick skin, telling them to smile and be happy n’ shit. Fuck outta here. Women that face all that bull and STILL manage to come out on top amaze me.
These thoughts inspired this piece. A black Wonder Woman.
That is really beautiful.
all you need to fucking know about weather in california
i hate Californians so much
It is 5 degrees here right now. FIVE DAMN DEGREES. Get out with your gloves and parkas because it’s 60 degrees and some leaves are blowing. We drive around with the windows down at 60.
This week the 2014 Vans Warped Tour announces that Mayday Parade, Atilla, The Protomen, Tear Out The Heart and Plague Vendor will all be joining the tour this summer. Warped kicks off on June 14th in Salt Lake City and to see all the bands announced to date and to pick up tickets, head over to vanswarpedtour.com and the next band announcement takes place Wednesday, December 18th, first on Fuse TV’s Warped Roadies airing at 11PMEST/10C. Tickets, bands and more on the Warped site
We need to see this. Anyone know which terrible Christmas movie is from?
The Christmas Invasion! It’s an episode of Doctor Who, not a movie. And the Santas are creepy as hell. I just watched this episode again last week. It’s that time of year, gotta watch ALL of the Christmas episodes.