John Crawford III's Girlfriend Died in a Car Accident
You may remember the name John Crawford III. He was the man who was killed in a Walmart store outside of Dayton, Ohio a few months ago. He was on the phone with his girlfriend and walking around the store nonchalantly with a toy gun he picked up off the shelf. Another customer in the store called 911 and told the dispatcher that he was pointing the gun at children and that it looked like he was reloading. When the video synced with the audio from the 911 call was released, it was clear that the man who made the 911 call was lying. Police ran in the store and shot John Crawford from the aisle next to where he was still standing on the phone. There was no time for him to drop the toy before he was shot.
Mr. Crawford's girlfriend was interrogated by police after the shooting. Needless to say, the police were not nice to her. They yelled at her and demanded that she give them information she just didn't have. When the media talked to the police after the interrogation tape was released, the officer admitted that he didn't believe that she was telling the truth. He was sure she knew he went into the store with the gun. The whole mess could have been avoided if the police would have contacted Walmart before they murdered John Crawford III. The store manager certainly could have told them he didn't enter the store with a rifle. The medical examiner ruled his death homicide but just like the grand jury in the Eric Garner case, there was no indictment.
Now his girlfriend, Tasha Thomas, is dead and people are questioning whether it was an accident. Mr. Crawford's family is suing for wrongful death and I Ms. Thomas had been speaking out in the media in the past couple of weeks. The official story is that a car she and another man were riding in was traveling 90-100 mph when it crashed. They were both ejected. This is a very sad story. Thomas and Crawford had a young son.