Protest Planned After LAPD Officer Shoots, Kills Man During Struggle

Veronica Rocha and Laura Nelson, Los Angeles Times, August 13, 2014

A protest is being planned for Sunday in front of Los Angeles police headquarters in downtown after a man was shot and killed by an officer this week in Florence.

The shooting occurred about 8:20 p.m. Monday after an officer conducted “an investigative stop” in the 200 block of West 65th Street, according to an LAPD news release. During the stop, a “struggle ensued” and the officer shot the person, whom police did not identify.

Family members identified the man as 24-year-old Ezell Ford, who they described as “mentally challenged.” His mother, Tritobia Ford, told KTLA her son was complying with officers’ orders, and that the shooting was unjustified.

Her son, she said, was lying on the ground Monday night when he was shot in the back. He later died at an area hospital.


Now, some friends and family members are taking to Facebook organize a protest rally at 3 p.m. Sunday at LAPD’s headquarters.


The shooting comes as national attention continues to focus on the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old who was shot multiple times Saturday during a confrontation with Ferguson police in Missouri.

Days of protests continued Tuesday night, and rioting and looting was reported.

Soon after Ezell Ford’s shooting death, some took to Twitter using the hashtag #EzellFord to frame his death in the context of what was happening in Ferguson. However, police and family have not said whether Ezell Ford was armed.


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  • Your turn, Southern California.

    • newscomments70

      It’s not our turn, it’s simply ongoing. I hope they have another riot. It only destroys their credibility and scares more people into voting right wing.

      • Well, there was 1992.

        I hope we’re right when we think that this is going to convert people to racialism. I think a lot of people will still try to look at these things through liberal lenses or lamestream conservative lenses or libertarian lenses and try to fit an explanation around their ideology.

    • propagandaoftruth

      If they’re going to go ape-poop and bongo out every time some “mentally challenged” negro gets offed by the cops…

      Sounds like the war’s on.

      They love it in their primitive souls – the excuse to burn, beat, rob, rape, kill, because some negro poster child of the dream gets darwined.

  • MekongDelta69

    How many minutes before this ‘protest’ also turns into a riot?

    Btw, how many people reading this named their kids ‘Tritobia’?!

    • Luca

      I’m thinking that “Ezell Ford” is an ebonic variation of a notorious automobile manufactured in 1958.

      • MekongDelta69

        Who would name their kid after an Edsel?!

        No, wait – she’s black.

        Never mind…

        • APaige

          I am shocked that ‘Tritobia’ gave birth to a “mentally challenged” child named ‘Ezell’. So is a mother who named her child “Porsche” or “Mercedes”, a better ‘class’ of ghetto? I thought the names were chosen for things they could never buy, but maybe the theme is names for automobiles. I look forward to reading about the criminal record of ‘Camaro’ or ‘MonteCarlo’.

          • Spikeygrrl

            Idiocracy. Rent it. Watch it.

          • bilderbuster

            When watching Idiocracy you need to substitute most of the White characters for Blacks.

          • Spikeygrrl

            But the principle remains the same, up to & including naming children after consumer products.

          • SoCal88

            I haven’t seen “Yugo” used before. It may still be available.

          • Celebrate Homogeneity

            Porsche (English spelling Portia) and Mercedes are, in fact, legitimate female names. The Mercedes car was so named in honor of Gottlieb Daimler’s daughter.

          • bilderbuster

            When the person is Black you can be confident they were named after the automobile.

        • The Worlds Scapegoat

          easel (ê´zel) noun
          An upright frame for displaying or supporting something, such as an artist’s canvas.

          [Dutch ezel, ass, from Middle Dutch esel, from Latin asellus, diminutive of asinus.]

          • Mergatroyd

            An upright frame for displaying or supporting something, such as stolen loot for the whole hood to see.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Negro truth is stranger than fiction.

        “Ophelia Self”

      • bilderbuster

        Would Tri Tobia make three Black, female Tobys or is it some kind of African virus we need to avoid?

    • Nancy

      I was flipping channels today and thought I heard the name Freakisha. I stopped and waited for the program to contine, hoping I would hear it again.

      I was correct: the woman’s name was indeed Freakisha. (Freak-EESH-uh)


      • MekongDelta69

        I know what you mean about being ‘unbelievable.’

        But it’s not. It’s very believable.

        A long time ago on AmRen, under some article (forgot which specific one), we were all going back and forth with real names, blacks named their kids. We didn’t have to make up one single ludicrous name. They were all documented

        • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

          In the ’80s I knew of a nurse at Riverside (CA) General Hospital named Dates Watermelon. I heard she changed her name to that, it used to be something normal like “Barbara Jones”.

          • Mergatroyd

            For a black, “Barbara Jones” is NOT a normal name; “Dates Watermelon,” however, is.

        • Mergatroyd

          They don’t want to use slave names so they have to make ’em up as they go, trying to sound “all smart and all.”

          One good thing we get from the black good thing, perhaps the only good thing, is a lot of laughs at their efforts to act civilized and fit in in a first world tech society.

          A place where they do not belong, cannot cope and don’t have a prayer of succeeding without government help – help that includes forcing Whites to accept depraved and criminal black behavior.

        • Nancy

          Oh absolutely. I recall on the first day of school when I taught downtown, I was trying to pronounce some ridiculous name on my class list as I was taking attendance. It was like “Q’uanthavi’an” or something, with a couple of apostrophes thrown in for good measure.

          After a few seconds of me trying to get the name right, the boy in question stands up proudly and pronounces his name for me.

          Then he said, “My momma made it up!”

          (As if there were any question.)

      • If it had been a boy, he would have been N’DeFreakatavious.

      • Mergatroyd

        At this point in time, I’m surprised anyone is “surprised” at the names blacks give their chilrruns. After all, we’re talking about an illiterate, innumerate group with an average IQ of 75.

      • propagandaoftruth

        I also like their propensity to name after whatever alcoholic beverage they conceived the little bundle of welfare bills on. Add fetal alcohol syndrome to congenitally low IQ and boy we’re livin’ da dream!

      • bilderbuster

        She probably has a job with the government.
        Can you imagine being a White private citizen and having to deal with her on any serious subject with a straight face?

    • Reverend Bacon

      I thought it was more a joke, like “TRY to be a” Ford (but you’re still a Yugo).

    • Mergatroyd

      They’re making up their lists now so they’re prepared for the protest.

      √ Big Screen TV
      √ Air Jordans
      √ Liquor & Cigarettes
      √ Diapers
      √ Rimz from Tire Store
      √ Baseball bat to smash windows

      They’re checking it twice so they don’t miss nothin’.

      • bilderbuster

        The craftier ones are going for the firearms and jewelry at the Wal-Marts.

      • Nancy

        You noticed that too, huh? They always manage to hit the high-end shoe and electronic stores first.

        And Reverend Al needs to save his pathetic “they’s be frustrated tryin’ to provide fo’ der famblies” excuses. Last I checked, young children need formula and diapers, not Air Jordans and 52-inch flat screens.

      • SoCal88

        You forgot the king size jugs of Tide

    • KyraNelson

      Ah naimed mah tweins Irene & Urine. Them girls is so cute!

  • Luca

    These days, I believe blacks feel emboldened and whenever confronted with any kind of police encounter immediately invoke some form of altercation while visions of dollar signs dance in their heads.

  • anony

    Un-civilized savages do not belong in civilized society. Banish them.

  • Oldcorporal

    Ah, another “racial killing” to add fuel to the flames. Not too late in the summer to have some ghetto riots, is it? Which is exactly what Jesse, Al and company would like, to take people’s attention away from what a sorry excuse their Mulatto Messiah is.

    • Uncle_Dan

      Jesse and Rev. Al are really racking up the frequent flyer miles. I hope they don’t overstress themselves.

      • bilderbuster

        FBI operative Sharpton appears skinny and very unhealthy.
        He kind of looks like he might have caught a dose of the HIV that is very rampant in the “Black Community”.

    • JohnEngelman

      Any Democrat with any intelligence knows that the black ghetto riots that happened from 1964 ro 1968 turned the United States into a Republican country.

      • silviosilver

        The effect was to shift society rightwards, but don’t overstate your case: Republicans didn’t obtain a House majority until 1995.

        • JohnEngelman

          That is because the voters did not trust the Republicans on middle class entitlements like Social Security and Medicare.

      • neocon1

        Any Democrat with any intelligence knows that the black ghetto riots that happened from 1964 ro 2004

        fixed 🙂

    • Mergatroyd

      Rioting, looting, crime, mayhem and destruction, otherwise known as normal black activity, knows no season.

  • dd121

    When blacks get arrested they typically mouth off and physically resist. It’s really not a surprise that a number of them get shot.

  • Uncle_Dan

    Somebody else for the President to identify with. Fortunately he doesn’t identify with all the black on black murders, or he’d have no time for golf.

    • bilderbuster

      If he focused only on the Black on White murders he wouldn’t have time for anything else.

  • Conrad

    “Ezell Ford, who they described as “mentally challenged.”
    But now you’re repeating yourself.

  • antiquesunlight

    It won’t be long before it’s racist to hire white policemen.

    • All the new cops today have been hard-core indoctrinated with racial-correctness. The good news is that most of them have serious encounters with ‘diversity’ and usually such multi-racial myths are dispelled over one’s career. A lot of them won’t be too vocal until they retire, but once they do it’s a flood of politically-incorrect knowledge!

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Officials said a struggle ensued, potentially involving an officer’s weapon, during which Ezell was shot three times.

    In both the Ferguson and LA case, there was a “struggle over the officer’s gun.”

    Anyone struggling with an officer for the officer’s gun is going to be shot dead and no one should be surprised.

    But both families claim their sons were just “good guys” minding their own business and that the shootings were unjustified:

    ‘They laid him out and for whatever reason, they shot him in the back, reported a man who said he was Ezell’s cousin. The multiple shootings in the back while he’s laying down?’

    Al and Jesse must be salivating over the thought of Trayvon #2 and LA 1992 Reloaded and the potential for very large payouts from both cities.

    Both are trying to figure out how fan the flames of racial in two places at the same time.

    Ezell’s family in LA, Brown’s family in Ferguson will receive millions as a payout – and blow it all, just as the Martin family and Rodney King did.

  • MBlanc46

    I certainly don’t condone thuggish police behavior–of which there is much–but I can’t work up much sympathy for people who get themselves shot while struggling with a cop. Maybe the guy in LA was “mentally challenged”. “Mentally challenged” people might find themselves overrepresented among those who struggle with cops. That’s life. The Grievance Industry kicks in because of this incident. Apparently, that’s life, too. I can only hope that other white’s are getting as tired of it as I am.

  • John R

    Mentally challenged? In other words a black with an average IQ.

  • Terminus88

    And guess who is going to LA this weekend? Me! These brothers are going to screw up my weekend.

    • Stay safe. L.A. ain’t what it used to be. (And it was never much to begin with)

    • Mergatroyd

      You’d better get that ghetto-warning app before it’s disappeared.

    • bilderbuster

      Wouldn’t it be nice if several people went there to screw up the weekend “the brothers” are planning?

  • PvtCharlieSlate

    Amazing: the “victim” and its mother have the same surname.

  • A Freespeechzone

    I don’t condone police brutality; however, whenever a black is killed by police, the ‘community’ automatically makes assumptions before the facts are validated.

    Could it be that this group only look for excused to riot and loot? It sure seems so….

    • MBlanc46

      If they’re not looking for them, they sure take advantage of them when they arise.

    • I was going to mention that. How often does the mother or some other fambly member give details of what happened, creating a narrative of the “innuhcent goot boy” when they don’t have the faintest idea of what happened, they weren’t there.

      And yet walkthroughs of “Tay’dshawn’tavius wuz jus’ walkin down de sidewalk wen dem po-leece set up dey ambush and shot my po’ kindle Tay’dshawn’tavius down, in the back, while he wus sipping his sodey pop and studying him maff’s book!” Abound.

      And then the media publishes these accounts, without shame, which leads to the buildup of riots and violence. They must love it because when they’re quoting the “bereaved” mother, who probably can’t remember which hellspawn is which, they don’t have to say “allegedly” every five words.

      I wonder if they get a phone call from the local revrund walking them through the make believe story they want them to tell?

  • Pax Romana

    I wasn’t there, so I don’t know what happened. But growing up with blacks in Detroit, I do know some things for sure. And one is, blacks will lie through their teeth at the drop of a hat. It’s second nature, especially if they can use that lie to damage whitey in any way. Their friends will back up their lie with nods of approval and a chorus of “Yups”…”That’s right!….Yup!”

    So we now have witnesses who saw the “PO-leece” shoot one man while he supposedly had his hands up, and another supposedly shot in the back while laying on the ground.

    I’d trust these ‘witnesses’ that an exploitive media presents about as much as I’d trust Eric ‘My People’ Holder.

    Reminds me of the Malice Green case here in Detroit back in 1993. The Local Liberal Media claimed that ‘Witnesses’ (who had a grudge against cops, especially white ones) saw things that later were proven to never have happened. One ‘witness’ claimed to have seen a piece of Green’s skull on the dash board of the car. Another ‘Witness’ claimed that Greens brains were laying in the street. The autopsy showed that his skull and brains were intact and that he had no skull fractures. But that didn’t stop the white hating, cop hating locals and media from lying and trying hard to start an LA style race riot.

    • Mergatroyd

      “And you can trust that most blacks who harbor anti-white animosity …”

      Uh, that would be all of them.

      It doesn’t help that Jesse and Al fly in to fire up the crowd and CNN, etc., breathlessly hang on every word they say as if they’re the words of some demi-God.

      No wonder the police are becoming more militarized. Last night, I wasn’t sure if I were watching the action in Gaza or in Furgeson, MO. because it looked exactly the same.

  • SoCal88

    There’s going to be a fun time in Oakland, CA down at the harbor this Saturday morning. It’s called “Block the Boat”. We need to get a bunch of MMA freaks, bikers and barroom brawlers to show up and join in the festivities.

  • Diana Moon Glampers

    I give credit where credit is due. The mother and son had the same last name. I haven’t seen that in some time.

    • bilderbuster

      She didn’t know who da babydaddy was so she gave little Ezell her last name that’s all.

  • scutum

    I don’t know how long or how bad its going to have to get before the majority of whites begin to understand that Negroes cannot help acting like Negroes. It is NOT a learned behavior with them, its genetic. Many years ago a friend of mine who was a martial arts instructor asked me if I’d ever seen how Negroes swarm when there is a fight or some other act of violence taking place. At the time I wasn’t aware of what he was talking about, but I have certainly learned what he meant since then. Its in their genes and they can’t help it, but this doesn’t mean that as a civilized society we must condone it and live with it. The only answer to this is separation.

  • none of your business

    Trobotia is a far worse and bizarre name than Ezell. The average black is mentally challenged as their average IQ is borderline retarded. Their rate of personality disorders and other mental illnesses is very high, in fact most blacks are somewhat mentally ill.

    Who cares if LAPD gets slammed. Like every other government agency it is nothing more than a hiring hall for lesbian and non White affirmative action morons. I think that during the Rodney King riots the dispatchers were something like 80 percent black women

    Police headquarters is downtown in the civic center. The civic center is of course a citadel of non White anti White affirmative action idiots. Let it burn.

  • USN Veteran

    Tritobia? WTF?

    • Kenner

      Maybe a trilobite that waddles on dry land?

  • DiversityIsDeath

    Yeah, right, dead afro-perps are always shot in the back with their hands up. “He wuz surrenderin’!” And hundreds of negro “witnesses” will swear to it.

  • Jim

    …and “frequent LIAR smiles.”

  • 1G25

    Pseudo-African. Even Bill Cosby called his tribe down on their ridiculous attempts to sound “Africa,” when he knew those ‘hood names were never heard in Africa.

    Bell Curve manifested.

  • Marius Quentical

    Rodney King….where are you???? Boin, baby, boin.

  • none of your business

    Has Englemann joined in with one of his “jews and asians are geniuses with average IQ’s of 115 or 105 depending on which chart one reads and thus infinitely superior to all you White goyim posts yet?

    According to the jewish dictionary Goy is a 2 legged beast, an unclean thing.

  • Paleoconn

    Does anybody bother asking the question: how come no Whites are killed by black cops? Could it possibly have something to do with the behavior of the parties involved? Of course, that would be blaming the victim, right.