Let’s discuss this horrific story of an unarmed Black Man who Survived ~ 100 Bullets in a Police Shooting/attempted assassination – Today, we are diving into the story of Jonathan Strickland and his ongoing fight for justice. The worst part is, Las Cruces Police (LCPD) still arrested and formally charged him with multiple bogus charges. And, let’s not forget the fact that he had his hands in the air when they were shooting at him. Let’s dive right in!
In a shocking incident on Thursday, March 11, 2021, Las Cruces police officers fired around 100 bullets at an unarmed black man named Jonathan Strickland. Miraculously, he survived. Strickland had his hands in the air when the police kept shooting.
We are relieved that Jonathan Strickland survived this harrowing encounter, and all baseless charges against him have been dropped. We stand by @isurvived90bullets as he navigates life after such a horrifying case of police brutality.
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The pain endured by Jonathan Strickland and his family is unimaginable. He survived an attempted assassination by the Las Cruces Police Department, who fired over 100 rounds at the unarmed 27-year-old father of two. Jonathan was guilty of no crime.
Stand with Jonathan, his family, attorney @officialdewittmlacy, renowned attorney John Burris @bncl_law (known for representing Tupac and Rodney King), @jacobblake9 from @familiesunitedapb, @officialchairmanfredhamptonjr @naacp, @aclu_nationwide, and @alwaysforthepeople as we support Jonathan in his pursuit of justice.
Watch the videos in this article (including the the body cam videos), to see the cowboy attitudes that’s prevalent in New Mexico. They capture the essence of the press conference and rally in support of Jonathan Strickland’s fight for justice at the United States District Courthouse in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Feb. 8, 2023.
During the PRESS RELEASE, where the lawsuit was announced, it was revealed that Jonathan Strickland survived a horrific display of violence by five Las Cruces Police Department officers on March 11, 2021.
The five (5) Cops who attempted to Murder Jonathan Strickland but have not been terminated are…
- Manuel Frias
- Has been involved in several wrongful death shootings
- Joshua Savage
- Anthony Lucero
- Nathan Krause
- Daniel Benoit
You can/should reach out Raul Torrez, New Mexico Attorney General and Gerald Byers, Las Cruces District Attorney and demand they terminate the officers involved and press charges.
These officers, entrusted to uphold the law, fired over 90 rounds at an unarmed man who had committed no crime (Let’s not forget, he had his hands up in the air!).
His then-wife, with a history of making false reports, accused Jonathan of assaulting her and planning a shootout with the police. The officers acted on this unsubstantiated accusation without conducting a thorough investigation. Later, his now ex-wife, recanted her story and admitted to fabricating the story.
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There’s an article you may want to checkout, it was written by Justin Garcia and it’s titled ‘Reminded me of Rodney King.’ Las Cruces man shot 12 times by LCPD suing city, alleges racist discrimination, it was posted on Las Cruces Sun News website, and, it can be summarized into the following bullet points:
- An unarmed Black man named Jonathan Strickland survived a shooting incident involving the Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD), during which, approximately 100 bullets were fired at him.
- Civil Rights attorney John Burris, known for representing Rodney King in the 1990s, drew parallels between this incident and the Rodney King case.
- The lawsuit resulting from this incident is expected to take several months to reach a resolution, making it the second high-profile federal lawsuit involving the LCPD. The first lawsuit involved the death of a 75-year-old woman named Amelia Baca, who had dementia and was killed by LCPD officers in 2022.
- Initially, criminal charges were filed against Jonathan Strickland, leading to his detention without the opportunity for bail. However, months later, the charges were dropped when it was revealed that Strickland was unarmed. His now ex-wife signed an affidavit admitting that the abuse allegations made against him were false.
- Strickland’s attorneys held a news conference near the Las Cruces federal courthouses, where they announced a civil lawsuit and connected Strickland’s experience to that of other Black men in the United States. They emphasized the need to end the fear experienced by Black and brown people.
- Dwitt Lacy, one of Strickland’s attorneys, highlighted the high number of fatal police shootings in New Mexico and the disproportionate risk faced by Black individuals compared to their white counterparts.
- Fred Hampton Jr., the son of civil rights leader Fred Hampton, expressed that, little has changed since his father was killed by Chicago police in 1969.
- Jonathan Strickland described his experience on the day of the shooting, the impact on his life, and his ongoing feelings of insecurity and trauma.
- Dr. Bobbie Green, president of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), strongly criticized the LCPD and highlighted the ongoing suffering that Strickland would endure.
- An attorney representing the City of Las Cruces, Luis Robles, responded to the allegations in the lawsuit, refuting claims of a culture of police brutality. He argued that, Strickland’s actions during the incident led the officers to believe he was armed and posed a threat.
This incident underscores the pressing need for justice, accountability, and police reform while igniting discussions about racial discrimination in policing. Jonathan Strickland’s pursuit of justice continues, resonating with advocates for change.
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