Family & Friends of Tyrone West demonstrate their feelings about Fox 45 News.
Was Tyrone West initially pulled over for a “traffic stop” or a “drug stop?” What was the actual cause of his death? Why couldn’t ten officers arrest him safely? If they really found cocaine on his person, why didn’t they follow normal procedures for drug confiscation? Why such a big delay in taking him to the hospital? TV news networks and the Baltimore Sun have refused to ask these difficult questions, choosing instead to report what the authorities tell them.
The Family of Tyrone West will be at Kitmore & Kelway on the one year anniversary of the murder. Will TV news be there? Will you?
We cannot trust mainstream news or police to give us good information about what’s happening in our city. Thus we are taking media into our own hands.
Watch: “A Year in the Death of Tyrone West”
A new witness to the Tyrone West murder has released new testimony. An excerpt:
I was sitting in my living room The evening of July 18th when I heard police sirens . I looked out my window and saw three vehicles racing down the street and I knew something bad was happening. I called upstairs to my wife and then opened my door, looking down the street to my left (I live in the 1300 Kitmore) Allt he way down at Kelway I saw what appeared to be about ten police officers circling in a frenzy. My wife and I thought someone had committed a robbery or that there was a shooting. Before long I see them place a large handcuffed man on his face. Then something happened and my wife became upset because they turned the man on his back and started cpr. We had no idea what happened until the next day. Here is what bothered us the most…to this day. We kept asking each other why did it take so long for the ambulance and here’s the incredible part that infuriated us….The ambulance sat there for what seemed forever. “Why aren’t they taking him to Good Sam” my wife asked as the minutes ticked and ticked by. Good Sam is 5 or 6 blocks away and common sense tells you that in a cpr situation you continue cpr and get the patient to the professionals asap!!!! They didn’t! My computer has a grainy photo of the crime scene…and it was a crime to leave him there that long!
Read this information, share it around, and, most importantly, think critically about what you read and see!
“Below the Fold” — more people are speaking up about inconsistency and bias in local media coverage.
Rob Brune of DC Media Group gives his take on Anthony Anderson, Tyrone West and City Hall:
Both the Anderson & West incidents had been clouded by conflicting reports by the police and witnesses. The Baltimore Police Department claimed Anthony Anderson died of a drug overdose, while the facts revealed by the medical examiner indicated that it had been a homicide by blunt force. Abdul Salaam had been severely beaten by police upon a routine seatbelt stop last July of 2013. It has been recently reported that both the Salaam and West families have taken their grievances to a civil court because the Baltimore PD have found no wrong doing of officers in either case.
Adding to the failure of the community is the award winning local Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton reports of the police department and quotes from the victim’s family members that give the appearance that things are improving. Fenton’s article is clearly a puff piece to boost the public perception without providing a fair account of a department that continues to cave in on itself with corrupt practices and infighting within the force
“Died in custody” (link):
County police understate: injury (link):
78% of Baltimoreans Underwhelmed by Untrustworthy Statistics (link):
Double Standards (link):
July Fourth: Priorities
Connecting the Dots; A Pattern of Abuse by the “Special Enforcers” (link):
Please send us more examples of people holding the media accountable … and remember to THINK while it’s still legal!