BLM954 Response to Police Killing of Kristen Ambury

Public Service Announcement: WARNING!

Kristen Ambury_1503790062408_10375033_ver1.0_640_360If a family member or loved one is having a mental or drug episode, DO NOT CALL THE POLICE!! THE POLICE WILL MURDER THE PERSON YOU ARE TRYING TO HELP!!

Once again a call for help to the police has resulted in the shooting death of the person for whom help was sought.

On Friday, August 25, 2017, 28-year-old Kristen Ambury, a veteran and EMT, barricaded herself inside HER apartment with a weapon. Concerned that she might do harm to herself, her mother? call the police for help. And, with all of their resources and skills, they did help her, to die, shooting her to death.

According to news reports, just before 4 p.m., Sunrise Police responded to the Water’s Edge Apartments, located at 11025 NW 40th St., regarding an armed woman who was barricaded inside her home alone and threatening to harm herself. The woman’s mother was in contact with her during the situation. Once communication with Ambury stopped, a SWAT team attempted to enter the apartment to make sure she hadn’t harmed herself. Officials said she confronted the officers with a firearm. Police fired shots at the woman, shortly before 7:30 p.m. Ambury died at the scene. No officers were injured. It is unclear if the woman had fired at the officers. 

Calling the police resulted in this woman’s death. The result of calling the police could not have been worse. What could the police have been thinking their job was here? To serve and protect? This in intolerable and it happens too much. Gregory Frazier was murdered in his backyard in Pompano Beach by BSO, in 2016, after a call for help.

These officers need to be suspended at least, now! The Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights, and the extension of the Stand Your Ground Law to police, protects these murderers from justice. 

Black Lives Matter Alliance Broward calls for the repeal of Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law (Florida Statute 776.012), repeal of the Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights (Florida Statute 112.532), and demands Civilian Control Boards, with hiring and firing power, to control police throughout the State of Florida.


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