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      Judi Lynn
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      By JAMIE STENGLE
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      This undated photo provided by Jefferson’s family shows Atatiana Jefferson. A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed Jefferson through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door acted without justification and resigned Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, before he could be fired, the police chief said. (Jefferson’s family via AP)

      DALLAS (AP) — Atatiana Jefferson was devoted to her family and had moved into her mother’s Fort Worth home earlier this year to help as her mom’s health declined, relatives said.

      With her mother in the hospital, Jefferson and her 8-year-old nephew were the only two people home early Saturday when a police officer fired a gunshot through a back window, killing Jefferson.

      The 28-year-old Jefferson, who family members sometimes called “Tay,” and her nephew had devoted their night to Call of Duty and were still up playing the video game when the officer shot. They had the front door of the home open to let the cool breeze in, said Lee Merritt, an attorney for Jefferson’s family.

      “They did that all night — from sunset until the time that they lost track of time … when they heard someone prowling around in the bushes,” Merritt said during news conference with her family Monday.

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      Pam2
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      What’s up with these idiotic police officers who can’t even talk to someone first w/o shooting?

      He hadn’t even ascertained that a crime was in progress.

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      A Simple Game
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      resigned Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, before he could be fired

      But hopefully not before he can be charged with murder.

    • #186572
      Yanath
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      Every citizen is presumably a potential threat to a cop, even though the occupation doesn’t carry that much risk.We’re all regarded as subjects of an occupying force, apparently. They must be trained to be scared shitless, especially in neighborhoods where black people predominate.

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