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Author:  niman [ Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Graphic Video of West Point Shooting Victims & Denial

31:36 minute video (Bloody West Point by Henry Sumu) of three wounded protesters, denial of shootings, and interviews the following day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnsErf- ... e=youtu.be

Author:  niman [ Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:21 pm ]
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Treatment of three shooting victims begins at 21:35 (graphic)

Author:  niman [ Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:21 pm ]
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Denial that anyone was shot begins at 27:36

Author:  niman [ Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:47 am ]
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niman wrote:
Denial that anyone was shot begins at 27:36

Denial claims only two shots were fired into the air, but video shows three gunshot victims, including one, Shakie Kamara (15M), who died.

Author:  niman [ Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:53 am ]
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niman wrote:
niman wrote:
Denial that anyone was shot begins at 27:36

Denial claims only two shots were fired into the air, but video shows three gunshot victims, including one, Shakie Kamara (15M), who died.

Video of shooting which included multiple shots fired as well as Shakie Kamara seconds after he was shot (GRAPHIC)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z82qDZX ... e=youtu.be

Author:  niman [ Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:01 am ]
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A Liberian boy reels with pain after apparently being shot during clashes with Liberian security forces in the West Point area of Monrovia which has been placed into quarantine by order of the country's president

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z3Ax8SCX90

Author:  niman [ Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:04 am ]
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One teenager in the crowd, Shakie Kamara, 15, lay on the ground near the barricade, his right leg apparently wounded by a bullet from the melee. “Help me,” pleaded Mr. Kamara, who was barefoot and wore a green Philadelphia Eagles T-shirt.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/world ... w-bna&_r=0

Author:  niman [ Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:57 pm ]
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Liberia's President Apologizes To The Mother Of A Slain Teenager
by MARC SILVER
August 25, 2014 4:34 PM ET

She came to say how sorry she was.

Today, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, visited the poor neighborhood of West Point, now under quarantine after suspected Ebola patients fled a treatment center a week ago Saturday. On Wednesday, during protests over the quarantine, 15-year-old Shakie Kamara was shot in the legs by security forces. He died the next day of blood loss and hypothermic shock.

Sirleaf went to talk with the angry residents, who have complained that the quarantine is unfair, that they can't lead their normal lives, that there isn't enough food for them.
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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf apologizes to Eva Kamara, the mother of a boy who was shot by Liberian security forces last week and later died.
And she went to apologize to Eva Kamara, mother of Shakie.

Freelance photographer Tommy Trenchard, covering the visit for NPR, spoke to Eva Kamara afterward.

"She said it made her very proud that the president would come and talk to a poor woman like herself," Trenchard reports.

Kamara was in tears for part of the conversation with the president.

The overall reaction to the president's visit among West Pointers was mixed, Trenchard adds. People wanted to let Sirleaf know the hardships they are facing because of the quarantine. "A lot of people were saying we're hungry, we don't have food to eat," he says.

A West Point resident shouts to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during her visit.
A West Point resident shouts to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during her visit.

Tommy Trenchard for NPR
But he didn't sense a lot of anger directed toward Sirleaf: "It's important to remember that people here, even those who would vote for the opposition, have a strong respect for the office of the president."

West Point residents want Sirleaf to lift the quarantine so they can resume their normal lives. But the government is unlikely to lift a quarantine until three weeks have passed since the West Point treatment center was attacked — that's the time it takes for Ebola to emerge after contact.

During the visit of roughly 40 minutes, Sirleaf was surrounded by her entourage. One member occasionally handed out cash as the president made her way down the main road.

"At one point," Trenchard says, "she commented to two guys who had just received a thousand Liberian dollars [about $12 U.S.]. She said, 'Don't spend it on drink.' "

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2 ... um=twitter

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