Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Monroe Bird story.

Embedded image permalinkSo I saw the following story over at Daily Kos, and I thought to myself that it was worth sharing. (h/t to my twitter fam, Shaun King.)

It's important,  because although it's one incident in Oklahoma, I think it speaks to a much larger problem plaguing our society.

"It's no accident that Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Mike Brown, and Akai Gurley are dead.

The men who shot and killed them showed them absolutely no compassion after they were fatally wounded. Officer Timothy Loehmann stood and watched 12-year-old Tamir Rice struggle to live and offered him no aid whatsoever. Officer Peter Liang literally called and texted his union reps and stepped over the body of Akai Gurley instead of offering him assistance after shooting him in the stairwell of his own apartment building. You won't see any pictures of Officer Darren Wilson checking the pulse of Mike Brown. Eric Garner, completely unconscious on a Staten Island sidewalk, was virtually ignored by officers who performed no CPR. Baltimore police expressed zero concern for the well-being of Freddie Gray.

In many ways, these dead boys and men are much less dangerous to those who killed them than they would be alive. They can't give their side of the story. We'll never again hear from Tamir Rice or Akai Gurley or Freddie Gray.

As George Zimmerman, the Florida asshole/neighborhood watch volunteer who racially profiled, chased, confronted, and shot teenager Trayvon Martin in his own neighborhood, continues to abuse women and pile up mugshots all over Florida, we'll never be able to hear from Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman made sure of it.

The many mugshots of George Zimmerman. But a case with a living survivor shot by an overzealous wannabe cop in his own neighborhood is out there, a case with many parallels to the killing of Trayvon Martin, and his story needs to be told.
 
On February 4, sitting in his own car in his own neighborhood, talking to a female passenger, Monroe Bird was shot in the neck by a security guard, Ricky Stone, a 52-year-old white man. The bullet pierced the C3 vertebrae in his neck. Standing 6 feet, 8 inches, Bird, a gifted athlete, is now unable to move his arms or legs and relies on a ventilator to breathe. Beloved by his family and friends, Monroe had a larger-than-life personality and was really a model citizen. His parents pastor a church outside of Tulsa, Okla., and actually serve on the city council of their hometown.
Below we will dig into exactly how this happened and identify some very troubling aspects of the story.

1. The security guard who shot Bird possessed marijuana at the time of the shooting. He told the Tulsa police that he hadn't smoked it in a few weeks, and they didn't even give him a citation. This is the definition of white privilege. In Oklahoma, possession of marijuana is an automatic misdemeanor. Why was Ricky Stone not cited?

Mind you, Tulsa was quick to test Eric Harris for drugs after they killed him and then released the results widely—even though he never acted violently toward officers.

2. The security guard went to the tired, age-old excuse and claimed that he saw Bird reach into his glove compartment. According to the police report, no weapons were found in or near the car, and no items that even seemed to belong in the glove compartment were found out or about in the car. Yet, in a hurry to leave, we are expected to believe that Bird randomly fidgeted in the glove compartment just for the hell of it.

3. The security guard claimed he thought Monroe and his female passenger were having sex in the car and that he only approached them because of this.
She's white. Bird is black.

Both she and Bird have adamantly denied any such thing was happening and denied it when the security guard confronted them. What role did race play in this confrontation?

The security guard has claimed that Bird, who has no criminal record, attempted to run him over and basically kill him there on the spot—a preposterous claim—and that is when the guard says he began firing his weapon into the car.

Both the female passenger and Bird denied the guard's account and stated that they were driving away when Stone began recklessly firing his gun into the car.

4. The security guard who shot Bird worked for Benjy D. Smith, who owns Smith & Son Security Company. This important to know because Smith is a reserve deputy for the same Tulsa Sheriff's Office that is currently under national scrutiny for its unethical practices with Reserve Deputy Bob Bates, who shot and killed Eric Harris earlier this year.

5. Here is where we get a real glimpse of what life could perhaps have been like for Trayvon and his family, had he survived the gunshot wound from George Zimmerman.

Even though Bird has not been charged with a crime of any kind, his insurance company has denied him coverage because of comments made by the district attorney, who claim the entire ordeal was Bird's fault and not the fault of the security guard who fired his gun into the car.

Because of this, Bird, who needs 24/7 care and attention, is going to be sent home and denied rehabilitative care. Because his bed and equipment are too big for his bedroom, he will have to live in the living room of his family's home while his mother cares for him. The insurance company will not even cover home nursing care and has advised that the family simply call 911 if they need help. Mind you, Bird is on a breathing machine and is a quadriplegic." [Source]


I know that there are other big news stories that I could be blogging about: The Iraq nuke deal, NASA doing a fly-by of Pluto, and Donald Trump leading the GOP  field. But you already knew about all of these things.

Now, at least, you will learn about Monroe Bird as well.

*Pic from twitter.










54 comments:

dinthebeast said...

That's Oklahoma for you. I'm the only member of my immediate family who wasn't born there, and for that I am thankful every day.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Tough break for this kid, bet there's more to the story.

But people don't expect to hear the whole story from the Field Negro.

Anonymous said...

"That's Oklahoma for you. I'm the only member of my immediate family who wasn't born there, and for that I am thankful every day."

I'm sure Doug in Oakland considers himself an open-minded, tolerant progressive free of the kind of prejudices that taint the souls of those less morally good. Which is why he feels comfortable disparaging an entire state.

ctrl+halt+del said...


White privilege is never having to say you're sorry.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry I read another idiotic comment by ctrl+halt+del.

ctrl+halt+del said...


AN*****US @10:43

I forgive you

Limpbaugh said...

Anonymous @ 10:24 PM said...
"Tough break for this kid, bet there's more to the story. But people don't expect to hear the whole story from the Field Negro."

Field was quoting the Daily Kos which isn't reputable source. I would take anything I read there with a grain of salt.

PilotX said...

Hater saw a brotha with a white woman and HAD to act. Brothas can't chill in a car with a lady without getting shot while whiteboys kill 9 people and get a sit down four course meal after being gently guided to the cruiser. White privilege? You bet.

Anonymous said...

PX, why do you stretch and exaggerate the truth about the meal Roof had? For pete's sake strive to be honest! It was NOT a four course meal, it was two burgers, large fries, and two shakes. That's all.

Anonymous said...

Oklahoma is the most racist state in America. Any Negro sitting in a car with a White woman WILL be shot, no discussion, no nothing. He will be shot. That's the way they roll in Oklahoma.

There are no black and white couples in Oklahoma, it's not allowed. Hell, there are no integrated neighborhoods for that matter.

Come to think of it, there is nothing in the OK state worth to make life worth living for Blacks. I still don't understand why Negroes even live there anymore.

Tornado alley. Giant mosquitoes. Tarantulas. The destruction of Black Wall Street in the 1920's by racist Whites....every White person in Oklahoma is a bigot....That is Oklahoma.

Blacks are extremely fearful of Whites in Oklahoma. Which makes them a neurotic mess.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Field, unless you pay up immediately, Anon Inc will begin cutting back on the anons on your blog. Their absence will drastically change the color and context of your comment section.

StillaPanther2@aol.com said...

It seems to me that Blacks are not able to capitalize on their only strength here in America. If the racial animus is true, why do we continue to support the coffers of their state's revenue by filling the stadiums and field houses using our only strength- preforming on the field and courts? Even here on the east coast, I see Blacks wearing OS and UofO clothing. Surely after 30 plus years of heroics on the gridiron, they will "allow" dem coloreds a pass to Sallie Mae.

Anonymous said...

It would seem that most of Shaun King's points are fairly irrelevant; this bit is the entire crux of the case:

"The security guard has claimed that Bird, who has no criminal record, attempted to run him over and basically kill him there on the spot—a preposterous claim—and that is when the guard says he began firing his weapon into the car.

Both the female passenger and Bird denied the guard's account and stated that they were driving away when Stone began recklessly firing his gun into the car."


The security guard claims that he went to question the couple, who he thought were having sex in the car, at which point he and the driver argued and the driver decided to leave. When the driver peeled away, according to the security guard, he first backed up into the guard -- who, fearing for his life, emptied his gun into the vehicle.

The question is whether there is enough evidence to verify or refute the security guard's claim that the driver meant to run him over. (The guard's wrist was injured, allegedly when the car hit him.) It sounds like the police and DA have accepted the claim, however.

Anonymous said...

FYI, even though Shaun King for some reason listed off all of these events in which the shooter did not show any concern for the person who had been shot, the security guard in this instance did perform CPR on Bird after he was shot and subsequently lost control of his vehicle, crashing into a tree.

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Anonymous said...

He din doo nuffins.

He wuz a goot boy.

He was an aspiring rapper.

He was juss startin' 2 turn his life aroun'.


Same story, different nigger.

Anonymous said...

@ El Chapo-

I've contacted the FBI. You just made a death threat against an American citizen.

Anonymous said...

"I've contacted the FBI. You just made a death threat against an American citizen."

Cabron, I don't fear your Yanqui FBI! I'll just dig my way out of any prison -- I'm like a Latino chipmunk!

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised you even mentioned the Pluto flyby. That's something primitive jungle savages like you could never make happen. I'd think you'd be too embarrassed to bring it up.

Of course, we'd probably have Mars colonies by now if we hadn't wasted the past fifty years paying you delinquent dopes to lay around and reproduce, but hindsight is 20/20, LOL!

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 3:40 -

The FBI is in your driveway right now. They will be knocking down your door in 10 .... 9 ..... 8 .... 7 ..... 6 ....

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Kinky_Con said...

PilotX said...

Hater saw a brotha with a white woman and HAD to act. Brothas can't chill in a car with a lady without getting shot while whiteboys kill 9 people and get a sit down four course meal after being gently guided to the cruiser. White privilege? You bet.


And yet most interracial crime is committed by blahs. The racial stupid is strong in the fields today.

Anonymous said...

This blog has nothing of substance. A fly by of Pluto is a very big story. It brought tears to my eyes. The deal with Iran by Obama is a very big story.

Yet, Field has managed to find a black and white story in Oklahoma he feels is more meaningful for his readers to fill their heads with.

It makes you wonder what Field is about? What IS Field about?

It looks to me like he just throws up 'anything' for a post these days.

Kinky_Con said...

There's always more to the stories field posts about. Field counts on his readers to be stupid for the cause and lazy.



Bird was having sex with a 15 year-old, got caught, said he had to get his id from the front of the car. He locks himself in and tries to drive away. In the process of trying to back up, he hits the guard with his car and the guard shot Bird in self-defense.


read more-

http://www.tulsafrontier.com/security-guard-found-with-weed-when-he-shot-and-paralyzed-tulsa-man/


Blahs believe they act however they want with impunity. Blah privilege? You bet.







"1. The security guard who shot Bird possessed marijuana at the time of the shooting. He told the Tulsa police that he hadn't smoked it in a few weeks, and they didn't even give him a citation. This is the definition of white privilege. In Oklahoma, possession of marijuana is an automatic misdemeanor. Why was Ricky Stone not cited?'




Security guard who paralyzed Tulsa man in shooting charged with drug possession

According to Tulsa County District Court records, Ricky Leroy Stone, 57, was charged Friday with a single count of drug possession.

http://newsok.com/security-guard-who-paralyzed-tulsa-man-in-shooting-charged-with-drug-possession/article/5423571


BUT WHITE PRIVILEGE!!!!!!!WHITE PRIVILEGE!!!!!! DIS BE THE DEFANITION AND STUFF!!!


Colonel Corn said...

PilotX said...
Hater saw a brotha with a white woman and HAD to act. Brothas can't chill in a car with a lady without getting shot while whiteboys kill 9 people and get a sit down four course meal after being gently guided to the cruiser. White privilege? You bet.
--

Negroes will believe anything.

Go figure.

Dindu Nuffin said...

Shaun King fought the law, and the law won.

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

Instead of black parents teaching their children to fight the police and always resist arrest, they should teach them that attacking armed officers of the law is a very dangerous thing.

Anonymous said...

KC, thanks for revealing the complete story. I always prefer the truth instead of a cover-up of what really happened. You are right, Field does slant his posts by hiding the truth.

It makes me wonder what kind of lawyer he is? Certainly not a good one; certainly not an honest one. His posts are not trustworthy and are for the lazy, ignorant and gullible.

That is probably why FN is rated poorly in integrity in the blogosphere. It pains me that Field does not use his posts for moral 'goodness' and ethics, instead of lies and wrong.

Nevertheless, I suppose there are folks like Purple Cow, Yisheng, PX, and a few other Blacks who love to swim in the polluted waters of wrong and sin. It's part of their character.

Thank goodness you and Bill expose those scoundrels. And what's up with Whitey from CA, is he high on weed? And what about Doug in Oakland? Lord have mercy! He needs Jesus.

uptownsteve said...

Kinky Con,

"And yet most interracial crime is committed by blahs".

Get it straight. Most interracial arrests and convictions for crimes are of blacks."

Anonymous said...

I just realized why Field did not post about the Pluto fly-by: There were no Blacks who helped make this dream come true. It was an all-White thing.

When you look at the videos celebrating the space craft fly by success, there was not ONE, I mean not one of my people were in it. That's a damn shame.

Where was Yisheng? Why wasn't she in it? Maybe she was and just looks White. I mean, she is mixed with so many non-black blood lines she probably could pass for White.

Wouldn't it be a hoot if KC found out they were related? That would make a great post.

Anonymous said...

"Shaun King fought the law, and the law won."

Uh, no. That's all kinds of wrong.

Shaun King is the writer of this article. The kid who got shot and paralyzed is Monroe Bird.

Also, Monroe Bird did not "fight the law." He backed into a security guard -- who is definitely not "the law," just some dude hired to report suspicious activity at an apartment complex -- and in all likelihood backed into him by accident while leaving the apartment complex (if this really happened at all).

What is at issue is: Did Bird truly back into the guard, and if so, was it reasonable for the guard to assume Bird was trying to kill him?

Anonymous said...

KinkyPorn said: "And yet most interracial crime is committed by blahs. The racial stupid is strong in the fields today."

However, the stupid is strong in the HOUSE EVERY DAY!!

Emma Picara said...

I looked for accounts of this probably murder in the "mainstream" press - nothing in the NYC, the London Guardian etc etc.

Apparently, it's just another black man getting "what he deserves", so it's not news.

And according to "Tulsaworld.com" (and I have no idea what the politics/agenda of this organ might be), Monroe died, and was buried on 8th July.

Surprise! The security guard has not been charged with anything relating to this man's death.

Emma Picara said...

Correction: "probable" not "probably".

Anonymous said...

Self-defense cases tend not to be charged. Maybe you lefties can change the law so whites can't defend themselves when they are being attacked by blacks.

Mary K Croft said...

Thank you for this story. It WILL be told. Not even Oklahoma is exempt from a very public trial with survivors. And all the juicy elements are here, yes. Good ol' boy stuff in the city best known for its giant race riot within living memory.

Kinky_Con said...

Yes Virginia, the story will be told and the left can no longer lie or try to hide the facts.

Anonymous said...

Burger King has 4 course meals? Stop lying. Criminals are taken for meals all the time clown. You know this is true. Like I said stop lying.

Anonymous said...

Any white person sitting in their car in the ghetto is far more likely to be killed and you know this.

Mike Mitchell said...
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Anonymous said...

If there was any truth to what Field wrote the MSM would be having a field day with it.

Yīshēng said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Any white person sitting in their car in the ghetto is far more likely to be killed and you know this.
>>>>>>>>>>

This is VERY true and the reason is because he's either in the ghetto to solicit a prostitute or buy drugs.

mellaneous said...

Hey Field how you been? I been writing my butt off and getting ready to start another blog. I write for a few publications and use my Facebook page to blog. I see you are still attracting some of the same kind of folks, some with the sensitivity and the human feelings of a fly. Yep fly’s aren’t human.
The young man Monroe Bird died on June 30th. And the folks complaining that all the facts aren’t in aren’t putting all the facts out there either. The young man was 18 and the girl was 15 nothing unusual about classmates being different age. The girl and Monroe both witnesses to the event said they were not having sex and the driver Monroe, didn’t hit the security guard. There is no real evidence to back up the security’s guard’s claim that he was hit by the car. His story sounds quite creative.
But the bottom line is that even they were parking that doesn’t open the door for shooting anyone. It appears that the boy likely tried to drive away thus ignoring the white rent a cop and the white cop feeling sassed by the black boy who had the nerve to be sitting in a car with a white woman.
And for all of you heartless harlots the boy was denied coverage and sent home to die for all practical purposes, because the district attorney rather than saying they were going to investigate the matter came out and supported the security guard apparently without all of the evidence being in. This is tragic and its ashamed that Field you still have these raving crazies always trying to overlook obvious injustice. I suspect that these people tricked your test and or robots or because they do seem to have a lot of time on their hands they are paid to spill their hateful vitriol on what is a fairly informative blog.

Anonymous said...

And conversely the only reason a piece of shit like Trayvon is anywhere near a gated community is to scope the place out so him and his homeboys can do some home invasions later. And usually during the robbery the little niglets get dey rape on too.

Anonymous said...

How could he get turned away? I thought our Supreme Leader and Lord and Savior Hussein Obama waved a magic wand and gave everybody free healthcare? If he's 18 and she is 15 the only way he is her classmate is because he is one dumb motherfucker. Sorry that should read was. Lol.

Anonymous said...

Yeah its way better to born in the hood then maybe one day a gang of negros can hold a gun to your head and make you suck all of their dicks. And while that's happening some fat she boon can take a picture of it and post it on Twitter.

This actually happened. Google it. I wonder if those little cretins realize that getting your dick sucked by another guy makes you a faggot?

Anonymous said...

I bet the crime rate in Oklahoma is really low without all the nigs infesting the place. Hey check out the story about the black kid being forced to suck a bunch of dicks in a back alley while some fat orangutan takes a selfie of it and posts it to Twitter.

Anonymous said...

Are these the same neo Nazis that Obama and the Democrats put in power in the Ukraine?

Anonymous said...

That's what happens when you commit the crime, you get arrested.

Anonymous said...

"And conversely the only reason a piece of shit like Trayvon is anywhere near a gated community is to scope the place out so him and his homeboys can do some home invasions later. And usually during the robbery the little niglets get dey rape on too."

Idiot. Trayvon's dad lived in the gated community where he was shot. He had every reason to be there.

Anonymous said...

"How could he get turned away? I thought our Supreme Leader and Lord and Savior Hussein Obama waved a magic wand and gave everybody free healthcare? If he's 18 and she is 15 the only way he is her classmate is because he is one dumb motherfucker. Sorry that should read was. Lol."

Idiot.

If you'd read the article, you'd know that Bird had health insurance. The insurance company refused to pay for his treatment because the district attorney said the shooting was Bird's fault. (This is a separate injustice. Health insurance companies shouldn't be making that kind of judgment. If you get hurt or sick, they should pay, period.)

And you'd know that 15- and 18-year-olds go to high school together, if you hadn't dropped out in junior high. LOL

Anonymous said...

"Are these the same neo Nazis that Obama and the Democrats put in power in the Ukraine?"

a) The U.S. didn't put anyone in power in Ukraine.
b) Only a small handful of the people currently in power are far-right-wingers

This is Russian propaganda you're quoting. When did you become Vladimir Putin's best buddy?

Anonymous said...


Wed Jul 08, 2015 at 05:13 AM PDT.

The devastating death of Monroe Bird is an indictment on all of America


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Monroe Bird before and after being shot.


Monroe Bird
Two months I told you about an awesome young man in Oklahoma named Monroe Bird. Beloved by family and friends, he was shot from behind by a security guard in his own neighborhood while sitting in his car with a friend. The security guard, 57-year-old Ricky Stone, was found with marijuana in his bag on the scene, but police refused to arrest him.
Paralyzed, his parents' insurance company refused to pay for his medical coverage because the guard, despite opposing statements from witnesses, stated that Monroe tried to run over him. Monroe had not been in trouble a day in his life.

Forced to return home instead of going to a hospital for long-term rehabilitation and care, more than 1,000 kind-hearted people raised more than $35,000 to purchase a hospital bed and some basic equipment so he could stay at home.

He needed attention and care 24/7.

He needed a nurse, doctors, and a medical staff to care for him. His family showered him with love, but they weren't trained for this type of attention.

After getting a blood clot in his leg, which can often happen with paralyzed patients, particularly if they are not moved frequently, Monroe Bird died.

So many systems and people failed this young man. All indications are that he should be alive and well today.

The healthcare system failed Monroe by not paying for his coverage. It's outrageous and absolutely contributed to his death.

The justice system failed Monroe when they refused to take the case against the security guard seriously.

True or not, it feels like we all failed this young man for not fighting hard enough in the aftermath to ensure he received the care he so desperately needed.

Sigh.