Unarmed Man Charged with Wounding Bystanders Who Were Actually Shot by Police

Glenn_broadnax

Glenn Broadnax

A mentally ill man who was shot at by police near Times Square has been charged with assault for wounding bystanders who were actually shot by New York police officers. An indictment reveals that the man is being charged based on the idea that he triggered the incident which ended with NYPD officers shooting innocent bystanders.

The incident occurred in September when the disturbed man, Glenn Broadnax, 35, began “lurching”, according to the New York Times, causing a crowd to gather at the scene. When police arrived and tried to gain control of Broadnax, he reached into his pocket, triggering police to react to what they thought was a gun. Police opened fire. Although the police shooters missed Broadnax, they did shoot two bystanders. Boradnax was finally taken down by a taser.

Now Broadnax, who didn’t have a gun and didn’t shoot anyone, is being charged with assault, according to the Times:

Initially Mr. Broadnax was arrested on misdemeanor charges of menacing, drug possession and resisting arrest. But the Manhattan district attorney’s office persuaded a grand jury to charge Mr. Broadnax with assault, a felony carrying a maximum sentence of 25 years. Specifically, the nine-count indictment unsealed on Wednesday said Mr. Broadnax “recklessly engaged in conduct which created a grave risk of death.”

So now “lurching” in a crowded place or reaching in one’s pocket is considered an act which creates a “grave risk of death”?

“The defendant is the one that created the situation that injured innocent bystanders,” asserted assistant district attorney, Shannon Lucey.

But attorneys for Mr. Broadnax say the man, who was suffering from depression and anxiety, was disoriented and only reaching for his wallet. Since when does reaching for one’s wallet warrant being shot at by keystone cops with bad aim?

Once he arrived at a hospital after the incident, Mr. Broadnax told a detective that “he was talking to dead relatives in his head and that he tried throwing himself in front of cars to kill himself.”

14 comments
Kim918
Kim918

Arm yourselves black America cause a war is brewing an I be damn if I can help it my people will not lose.and for some who disagree you are fools keep that belief that we will be equal one day even tho it's a crock of shit .ok they gave us bits and scraps like you do a common dog  to keep us in line but it seems to me like they are trying to take all that back an put us back in the cotton fields we are not advancing like some say .we are stuck in place to where we cannot advance nor can we go back so I say we as a race need to come together and make these woods respect us like Malcolm x says by any means necessary so if that means there's a dirty  racist cop in your hood take his ass to the farm and introduce him to some real pigs.yes I said it. an eye for an eye .every time they take ours we should take theirs sounds mean but its  come to that .I'm in okla so uno these woods are off the chain.there's a sign that was jus taken down in the last few months in a small town which I have to drive thru to get to my mom's that said "don't let the sun set on ur black ass"an this is 2013 what kinda shit is that.take up arms my people cause some shits bout to hit the fan.jus sick and tired of being sick and tired of these gotdamn Peters pulling all this bullshit.

runawayslavegirl
runawayslavegirl

BLACK PEOPLE GO TO JURY DUTY, STOP  NEGLECTING YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AND THEN COMPLAIN, AFTER BEING FREED FROM SLAVERY IN 1865, THIS IS 2013 IS JUSTICE SERVE? WHEN WILL WE GET IT  THRU OUR HEADS, YOU WILL NOT BE FREE UNTIL YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHTS, YES I AM TIRED BUT I WILL NOT GIVE UP! MARTIN LUTHER KING HEART WAS SO STRESSED OUT THE AUTOPSY REPORT READ BUT HE DID NOT GIVE UP, AT THE AGE OF 39 HIS HEART WAS THAT OF A MAN 75 YEARS OLD. 


I WAS AT JURY DUTY IN MANHATTAN ONLY THREE BLACKS WAS THERE EVERY OTHER ETHIC GROUP WAS WELL REPRESENTED.

907611
907611

a grand juries  will indict a ham sandwich its a kangaroo court procedure

907611
907611

love bug you know that the grand juries are stocked with old racist all from the same klan family that is in every jurisdiction the deck is stacked against All black ppl you should know that by now there is no such thing as any semblance of justice for blk folk not even when the DOJ and the Naacp get involved they have no weight they are just talking heads trying to make blk folk believe that they are working on their behalf LOL a joke

EllisMatthews
EllisMatthews

Why not?... The man probably doesn't have any money or lawyer for a decent/proper defense... Plus *it might fend off some lawsuits from the wounded victims after the city's pursuit of deadly force to handling a disturbing-the-peace offense by a large black Man... Surprisingly the public hasn't heard a list of prior offenses or criminal accusations ala Trayvon.... Now not only the officers are suspect for their action. But indictment includes participants of the courts in their support of deadly force of a UN-armed man...

Rarebird
Rarebird

who is the head of the DOJ it' not just the other ppl who keep blk's in slavery but many who look just like the ppl who are being abused and mistreated based on the color of their skin.   The judicial system is non existent for black ppl the sooner blacks understand that the blk leaders are just like the black slave owners they are no different they are about making a name for themselves booya

907611
907611

who is the head of the DOJ it' not just the other ppl who keep blk's in slavery but many who look just like the ppl who are being abused and mistreated based on the color of their skin.   The judicial system is non existent for black ppl the sooner blacks understand that the blk leaders are just like the black slave owners they are no different they are about making a name for themselves booya

JayTea1
JayTea1

It's A Damn Weak Shame How Blacks Are Treated.

lovebugs
lovebugs

What a shame on the grand jury that would indict a man for what these police did,they were the one's that endanger other lives,what is wrong with these people who are these ppl that sit on the grand jury,they need to be replaced with some ppl that have some common sense,why do they think or believe that this man caused the injury to the ppl that was shot when he had no weapon?,where is their thinking coming from,I'm puzzled!

907611
907611

always a black man as the victim while the white man Hispanic man foreign man stands tall with clean hands yet they are the worst evil blue eyed devils on the planet There has to be a God somewhere that will stop this crap When will it all stop there has to be a better way to stop all of this racism and hatred

907611
907611

God where are you to allow this kind of behavior to continue with no relief in sight I wonder where are you!!!

TiraMartin
TiraMartin

And to add to your comment what kind of grand jury would charge a mentally ill man fir something he didn't do, but then again in their eyes we are criminals and only whites can have mental instabilities even if they had none before whatever crimes they committed. Affluenza point blank.

BradyBibbs
BradyBibbs

That's is why more black ppl need to start avoiding their responsibility when call to serve on juries.

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