By Thomas Madison
Proving that civil rights is a one-way street in America, The Black Lives Matter organization is meeting in Boston to discuss the deadly police shooting of black career criminal, Angelo West, who shot Boston police officer John Moynihan in the face during a traffic stop. This is not West’s first attempt to kill a police officer. He attempted to do the same in a 2001 incident, for which he spent nearly ten years in prison.
Black Lives Matter let it be known that the meeting will be a “People of Color ONLY space.” NO WHITES ALLOWED! Isn’t that illegal? I guess not, given the whole civil-rights-one-way-street thing, completely contrary to any form of justice.
Officer Moynihan is a former Army Ranger and combat veteran. He was recognized as one of America’s “TOP COPS” during a White House awards ceremony.
UPDATE: tomorrow's community meeting will be a People of Color ONLY space. Thank you for respecting wishes of community & Angelo's family
— BlackLivesMatterBOS (@BLM_Boston) March 28, 2015
BOSTON (CBS News) — A suspect in a traffic stop opened fire on police on Friday evening and seriously wounded an officer before being killed by other officers at the scene,CBS Boston reported. An apparent bystander also was shot.
The wounded officer, identified as 34-year-old John Moynihan, was shot just below his right eye and was in critical condition in an induced coma fighting for his life at a hospital, police Commissioner William Evans said.
Other officers returned fire and killed the suspect at the scene, Evans said. A woman at the scene suffered a flesh wound to her right arm and was in good spirits, and three other officers were taken to a hospital with stress-related problems, he said. The names of the other officers, the suspect and the wounded woman weren’t immediately released.
Moynihan, a six-year veteran of the Boston Police Department, is a member of the Youth Violence Task Force and a highly decorated military veteran, Evans said.
According to CBS Boston, Moynihan is a former Army Ranger who served in Iraq and was honored at the White House in May 2014 as a recipient of the National Association of Police Organizations TOP COPS award.
BPD Lt. Michael McCarthy said Moynihan was one of the first responders in Watertown following the April 2013 gunbattle with the Boston Marathon bombers and helped save the life of transit police Officer Richard Donohue, who was shot in the leg and nearly bled to death.
“The officer here is in tough shape, but we’re all pulling for him, and hopefully he’ll pull through,” Evans said. “His family’s with him, the clergy has been here and… let’s pray for him.”
Evans said the police officers, part of a gang unit, pulled the vehicle over for a routine stop. One of three people in the car got out, opened fire on the officers and was killed, he said.
Witnesses told CBS Boston they heard 10-20 gunshots.
“I heard multiple gunshots,” Rajon Porter said. “At first I thought it was like an AK (assault rifle) or something. That’s how loud it sounded.”