Another Black Male Slain, Murdered, By “Law” Enforcement

By Jueseppi B.







A fake 911 call made by Oscar Carillo, 26, led Pasadena, California police officers to kill an innocent college student whom they thought was guilty of robbery, reports the Daily Mail.


This story got exactly 1 minute and 7 seconds on the CNN news.


Carillo, a Latino cellular store worker, placed a 911 call Saturday night to report that two young African American males had stolen his backpack with a laptop inside of it out of his car. He alleged that they were wearing head-to-toe black. He said one was armed with a weapon. Carillo then changed his story and said both teens were armed. Carillo told police that the boys were traveling on foot on Orange Grove Blvd.


According to Pasadena Police Chief Philip Sanchez, the erroneous chain of events and tragic end result was ignited by that phony phone call and accounts for the mindset of the officers, who wound up killing 19-year-old Kendrec McDade because they thought he was armed with a gun.


When two officers spotted McDade and a 17-year-old unidentified accomplice walking alongOrange Grove, they approached them. Reportedly, McDade ran from the officers until another policeman used his cruiser to corner him in an alley. Police said that McDade allegedly made a motion towards the waist of his pants and that’s when they opened fire.


McDade, who was a college student and football star, died as a result of the gunshot wounds. When police questioned Carillo about his phone call to 911, he admitted that his plea for help was partly fake.


He said he had made up his story about the suspects being armed in order to speed up police response. Investigators believe that Carrillo knew the two suspects. Carrillo said that he recognized them in part because they patronized the cellular store at which he is employed.


As the investigation progresses, detectives have now determined that there are many inconsistencies to Carillo’s story. One thing is clear: both McDade and the other teen were unarmed. Investigators never found a backpack or a laptop on either of the men.


According to the McDade family’s lawyer, Caree Harper, ”His [Carillo] brazen lie triggered a series of events that caused my client’s son to be killed on the street like a dog, and we want justice,” he told the Pasadena Sun.


Harper suspects that Carrillo “knew that by saying black men robbed me in hoodies, it would trigger an expedited response from the police department, and he got just that. This man lied about about one thing, so he could lie about another,” says Harper. “There’s so much reasonable doubt you could spread it with a knife.”


The unidentified 17-year-old was arrested and charged with two counts of commercial burglary, one count of grand theft and one count of failure to register as a gang member as a condition of his probation. Harper, who also represents the teen, will request that the youth be released on Thursday.


According to the Los Angeles Times, a security camera video depicts that there were two young men involved in the theft of Carillo’s backpack from his car. Police Chief Sanchez is alleging that McDade was the lookout in the theft. Meanwhile police arrested Carillo on Wednesday and charged him with involuntary manslaughter related to the officer involved shooting.


The case has garnered the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union who are calling for an independent investigation. Religious and civil rights leaders in the area have also demanded to speak to Police Chief Sanchez about the murder. The L.A. County District Attorney’s office is delving into the case and Police Chief Sanchez says his department is sorting through video tapes and audio transmissions.


The McDade case smacks of the recent Trayvon Martin murder, the unarmed teen who was shot to death last month by George Zimmerman, also a Latino, who claims that the boy was armed and a threat to his life.



Hunting season is now OPEN on Black males. Maybe it is time for US Black males to start using the Stand Your Ground Law aka The Shoot First Law as a way to defend our lives.






Ain’t no fun when the rabbit got the muthafuckin gun.





12 replies »

  1. It feels like it is open season on black our black boys
    I feel this everytime my 3 boys leave the house
    I pray that God keeps them safe
    My heart goes out to the mothers and fathers of these young men


  2. It definitely does seem like open season! I’m tired of these “Oops” cases, and failure by police departments to do due diligence when investigating and/or pursuing “alleged” attackers or perceived threats. It’s just not freaking okay!!

    Sidebar: I was pissed about Santorum’s comment as well ( a previous commented made note of this), then I realized he isn’t the real problem, as he stands a snowball’s chance in hell of ever becoming the POTUS!


  3. I think people have forgotten black folk have guns too. I see a real race war coming…thanks GOP! This is very bad for black people, white people and for America


    • Let’s work to avoid a war based on race because in that type of civil war in America, there is no winner, only losers.


      • It is so important to get young black people back on the track of education. The competition for jobs is very keen, and with the GOP Congress, aid programs are drying up increasingly fast. We don’t want to see our young girls walking the streets with hungry babies and our young men robbing to support themselves. I can not over emphasize to young blacks how important it is for them to become educated and trained.

        For those of us who are in the generation ahead of you, we want to see you succeed.

        Also, enough with the Skittles, ice tea and hoodie purchases. Do not make corporations rich trying to honor Trayvon Martin (what are they giving back to the black community) condolences which were nice for the family…but?

        Make a donation in Trayvon’s memory to a local black church or charity. Summer is approaching, buy a fan for a senior in his memory or make a donation to a senior home or community center…Think about it!

        Watch Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC daily, consider sending a donation in Trayvon’s memory to his National Action Network, he on the front line working for us, our President and JUSTICE.


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