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October 19, 2016

66 Year-Old Schizophrenic Black Woman Shot Dead by Police

66 Year-Old Schizophrenic Black Woman Shot Dead by Police

The last time police were called to the home of 66-year-old Deborah Danner, she left in a straight jacket, recalled a neighbor who witnessed the incident. Danner was schizophrenic and police, who had been called to her apartment several times, knew it. That knowledge did not, however, stop an NYPD police sergeant from fatally shooting Danner on Tuesday.

After a neighbor called 911 to report a disturbance, a police sergeant arrived to find Danner naked and armed with scissors.  Danner put the scissors down when asked, but then allegedly picked up a bat and charged the officer. The unnamed officer, who was also armed with a Taser, fatally shot Danner.

Danner was struck twice in the torso and died at the hospital.

 

According to The Wall Street Journal, Raphelle Gundy, a resident of the building where the deceased woman lives, “said she thought the woman had mental issues and neighbors often heard violent noises coming from her home.”

ABC 7 reports that police visited Danner’s home at least once a week when she was “off her meds”.

In her social media postings, Danner discussed racism and Black Lives Matter.

“Point of the Conversation: How’d U like to move about w/a TARGET on you because of the color of your skin? BLACK LIVES MATTER!” she wrote.

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The elderly woman was also looking forward to the years she had left:

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The NYPD is conducting an investigation of the officer who fatally shot the elderly, mentally disturbed woman.

 

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30 thoughts on “66 Year-Old Schizophrenic Black Woman Shot Dead by Police

  1. Robert Kristofer Lanier says:

    DAMN!!! If you are mentally ill, in America…you don’t stand a chance. It’s becoming an automatic death sentence.

  2. Ricky Smith says:

    So let me get this right, the police are supposed to know who are mentally ill and they are supposed to know who are under the influence of drugs since being high on PCP in public is a thing now. Who called the cops and why? The cops are not the therapist, now this women family I bet was nowhere to be found to take care of her but you better believe they will be lined up for the ghetto lottery. I am not reaching for my taser is someone is coming at me with a knife that’s for damn sure, it doesn’t take much to kill with a knife.

  3. Edward Young says:

    I figured she was black No other way than kill her smh

  4. Wadell Timothy says:

    Love how EVEN THE POLICE are saying this was a BAD SHOOT and the trigger happy are like, “Kill’m anyways.”

  5. Dee Becks says:

    Did you read the full story? She put down the knife and grabbed a bat. Now, if you’re so afraid of being hit with a bad or even stabbed then you don’t need to be a police officer. Go work for Sanitation or Baskin Robbins.

  6. Reg E Gregg says:

    If you’re TRULY into “community” policing, then you should know who’s mentally ill so you won’t make the mistake of taking their life unnecessarily.
    But when you’re an “occupying” police force, and you don’t really KNOW the community, then things like this happen. I believe if she were white, she wouldn’t be dead. She would be in a mental health facility receiving treatment…

  7. Wadell Timothy says:

    ^^^They knew her… Everything you said was a reality according to her neighbors. They looked out for her and they usually got an ambulance and took her to the ER. This dude could have repositioned himself outside the door until they had sufficient staff to restrain her.

  8. Rachael Corbray says:

    This woman had a B.S. in IT. It’s also not illegal to be naked in your home. The police broke into her home and frightened her. I believe she was defending herself. A neighbor complains she is being loud in her house. She wasn’t hurting anyone. The police don’t have the right to force open a door. At least ten percent of the county is diagnosed mentally ill. This woman wrote she was targeted. Now she is dead. All it takes is a complaint from neighbor; medical profession, etc to have police use lethal force. This is mandated by the city council. They are authorizing these hits. It’s very easy to have this happen to anyone.

  9. Rachael Corbray says:

    She was a her apartment. This was not a matter for the police. As far as ghetto lottery, this is unjust killing.Poor black peoppro and the mentally ill are still human beings.

  10. Eddie Reyes says:

    Then y carry a taser then

  11. Lillian StJuste says:

    Stop calling the police on the mentally ill. There are crisis teams out there!

  12. Karen Glassco says:

    Really they knew it was a call for an emotionally disturbed person, that’s where the so- called training comes in at .

  13. TinaSue says:

    All of these killings are leaving me without words.  Will it ever end?

  14. Rick Manigault says:

    The NYPD is full of killers who see the elderly or mentally ill as a threat to be naturalized. The cops admit they were wrong, but they cant prosecute because she supposedly had a bat in her own apartment.

  15. Rick Manigault says:

    TinaSue When we end it.  No need for police entering homes or stopping people.

  16. MarilynMorgan says:

    Where does it all end? Is it a Police Force or a Killer Force to target black people? Why wasn’t the woman ‘Tased’ then taken to a mental institution? Why wasn’t she even taken there before? The woman actually predicted her demise on social media. Who said or says the USA is a developed or First World country (whichever is politically correct)??? LIARS, LIARS, LIARS!!!

  17. carolaedw says:

    May she rest in peace. Let the monster that murdered her never have any. Killing black people isn’t going to solve their problems right now. There are two unqualified people running for president. Niether of them is fit to do the job. They were all laughing and smiles on the talk shows because the joke is on the American people.

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  19. Shelia Edmonds says:

    I’M SO SORRY ABOUT THE TRAGIC LOST OF YOUR LOVE ONE THAT SSUFFER’ED FROM ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ILLNESS THAT NOT RECEIVING THE ATTENTION IT SO DESERVE’S THAT COULD STOP SOME OF THESE VERY UN NECESSARY DEATH’S HAPPINGNG ITS NOT THEY’RE FAULT THAT THEY SUFFER FROM MENTAL ILLNESS THAT JEOPARDIZE THEY’RE LIVES EVERY DAY IN THIS SAD SAD WORLD OF OURS.

  20. queenofmeanest says:

    Is there any way to stop these bestially bred subspecies of some animal from posting their spam on the site?

  21. TinaSue says:

    queenofmeanest  If you make a post about dead Cops, they will investigate you.  They read the Black sites to see what’s being said.  And, they have the technology to track you down.   Did you read the story on this site where the Black man was arrested for his statement on killing White cops?
    Be careful and wise sister. especially with our new President Elect and his Gang in power..

  22. queenofmeanest says:

    TinaSue queenofmeanest I know.  Given my bad experience with cops.  They should not say anything.

  23. queenofmeanest says:

    MarilynMorgan Because she is not white.

  24. queenofmeanest says:

    Rick Manigault That is some stupid piece of B.S.  I have bats in my house.  Oops, I guess the pigs will consider that a weapon, especially when the children play baseball.

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