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Ferguson Activist from Iconic Photo Found Dead In Car from Gunshot Wound

Ferguson, Mo., activist Edward Crawford, 27 was found dead in his car Thursday, May 5, from a gunshot wound. Crawford was captured in this iconic photo throwing a police tear gas canister away from children rallying on the street during the August 2014 Mike Brown protests.

In this iconic photo,late Ferguson activist EDWARD Crawford was NOT throwing the burning can at police.He was throwing it AWAY from children

Crawford’s unexpected death has sent shock waves through the activist community with many taking to Twitter to express their shock and condolences.

I'm also just not prepared or even understand losing this many Ferguson folks so soon.

It hurts. It's confusing. It's scary.

I'm trying to think of what is the gift in all of this. And maybe it's that today I'm so shocked, I had no choice but to express the truth.

rest in power, Edward. praying for your children, and hoping they remember their father was a hero. ��http://ift.tt/2pO7fj7 

, the Ferguson protestor captured in this iconic photo, had been found yesterday shot & killed in his car. Rest in power.

This is the third “suspicious” death in the past two-and-a-half years of a prominent Ferguson activist being found dead in their car from a gun shot.

In November 2014, DeAndre Joshua, 20, was found dead in his burning vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head. In September of 2016, Darren Seals also was found dead in his burning car after being shot.

In a report obtained by BuzzFeed News from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, on Thursday evening at 11:46 p.m., Crawford was in the backseat of a car with two other unidentified witnesses.

According to the report:

  • “The victim began expressing he was distraught over personal matters to the witnesses.”
  • “The witnesses heard the victim rummaging in the backseat, then heard a gunshot and observed the victim had sustained a gunshot wound to the head.”

Crawford’s death “appears to be a suicide,” according to the medical examiner’s office but official word is pending an autopsy.

More details to follow.

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"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

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THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

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  I saw this this morning...and thought about Brotha RR who's had his photo as his avatar for a couple of years now?  Wow!  He's like the third person in the height of BLM who has died.  I think the names are included in the above article and each of them died as a result of gunfire.  I can't believe this young man killed himself in the back seat of a car.  Black folks just don't kill themselves for foolish reasons.  I mean I know suicides in the black community have increased  but not like this.  I smell somethin fishy.  However, this should intimidate the rest of us from standing in our truth and fighting the good cause....they wouldn't want us to stop ...regardless.  So in honor of the last hero to fall....I statue you and will continue battling  for human rights until the nth of time.  Whenever that is.  In the meantime may this warrior rest in peace-you did good.  My heart goes out to his family especially his children.  Sad day.  

My heart goes out to his children and family as well.  

The suspicious deaths of several BlackLivesMatter protesters should have already brought on Federal investigations, but of course, they will look the other way and play ignorant of there being anything dubious about these deaths.

 

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