You are invited to discuss the trial outcome re: shooting death of William Poindexter – tomorrow Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10 AM, Morning Star Baptist Church, 3909 West Rowan Avenue, Spokane, 99205.
From Black Lens: Sandy Williams shared a post from Pastor Walter Kendricks, President of the Spokane Minister’s Fellowship. The Fellowship has called an emergency meeting for tomorrow morning (Saturday, 5/13) at 10am at Morning Star to discuss the community’s response to this travesty of justice.
I find it fascinating that the Spokane community is up in arms and outraged when someone writes words on a wall, but when a Black man is shot in the back from 30 feet away and an all-white jury says that it was self defense, the silence from those who say they are against racism is deafening. I am tired of the EMPTY words and the EMPTY actions. Either show up when it matters or you are part of the problem!
From Rev. Walter Kendricks FB site:
I have always subscribed to the thought, “silence gives consent”.
I also rarely post on Facebook.
I can not nor shall not remain silent today.
Today, around the noon hour, a jury in Spokane returned a verdict comprised of “not guilty on all counts” to a man who shot and killed another man.
The man who was killed was thirty feet away from him. The man who was killed also had his back turned to the man who shot him.
The man who shot and killed the other man based his defense on self defense. He felt he was in danger.
Consider this. In danger from a man who is approximately 30 feet away, who has his back turned, whom I just fought with, while I am armed with knives and a gun.
This same jury also decided to reimburse the defendant for his costs incurred during this trial.
Yes. 12 people agreeing it is ok and within the law, for a person to take another persons life in this situation. And oh, by the way, we shall also pay you for your trouble.
How do I know these circumstances are correct? I attended the trial, along with others I am familiar with, to be of support to the family who lost their loved one
The Ministerial Fellowship of Spokane, along with any and all people of good will, shall be meeting at Morning Star Baptist Church of Spokane, this upcoming Saturday, May 13th, 10 AM, to discuss this situation.
I have many more details concerning this trial and the participants in it. I shall not publish all that needs to be said in this medium.
I know this however.
Somewhere, Angels are crying.