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Protesters condemn fatal police shooting in Danville

Original post made on Apr 1, 2021

Dozens of protesters marched through Danville on Sunday, coming out to condemn the death of 32-year-old Tyrell Wilson, who died after he was shot by a Danville police officer on March 11.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 3:43 PM

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Posted by sanity
a resident of Mohr Park
on Apr 1, 2021 at 9:46 am

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A "Nice Kid" doesn't throw rocks onto the freeway from a bridge endangering innocent people.


Posted by Willy
a resident of Old Towne
on Apr 1, 2021 at 9:48 am

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In my point of view if a Police Officer tells you to do something, you best do it or you will be subject to what the Officer feels is best way to handle the situation!


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm

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I think all statements here are true.

From the report if this person was throwing rocks off an overpass, police intervention is warranted. If this person attacked a police officer with a knife that officer can defend him/herself with lethal force, and it can also hold true we should strive for preservation of life of all parties. Just because the officer was justified in lethal force doesn’t mean that was the best choice.

The community imo, is right to ask how we don’t let someone die that brings a knife to a gunfight.....the adage has been stated for generations, and if the known outcome is one always beats the other, then there should be a way to win without someone dying.

That said I’ll always tell my kids, don’t give a police officer a reason to shoot you, they deal with bad guys all day and don’t know you from them, do what they say. They will protect themselves as they should be allowed to


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 1, 2021 at 2:26 pm

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“ . . . a shot to the face” is not how this should have been handled. A leg, an arm (maybe the one with the claimed knife?); he didn’t need to die. As the father said, de-escalation deserves some thought here.


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 1, 2021 at 8:52 pm

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Kathleen,
Officers are not taught to send warning shots, it escalates the altercation more so than stops it (yes death is the ultimate escalation), officers are taught to hit center mass or headshot. I think when facing a knife assault here you question why no stun gun / taser selection.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 1, 2021 at 10:38 pm

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Certainly agree, but the knife was a question mark in the article at least. It is just mind boggling to me what police are trained to do (and not trained to do).


Posted by Bay Area Native
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Apr 2, 2021 at 1:37 pm

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Screenshots from the video have been released. There is no doubt he had a knife in his hand with the blade extended. John Burris threw gasoline on the fire by repeating the false narrative that the knife is disputed. People need to be held accountable for intentionally making inflammatory comments for political and/or financial gain.

Another police officer was murdered today while defending our Capital. Where is the outrage? Where are the protests?


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 2, 2021 at 3:04 pm

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I did say to my spouse that people are nuts regarding the dead officer.

And I’ll certainly stand corrected on the knife, but not the shooting—or at least not where he was shot (assuming that is true as well).


Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 2, 2021 at 9:08 pm

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Bay Area Native:
Where is the outrage? Where are the protests?

MSNBC reported the Capitol Police killer was White. That was not true.

The Capitol Police killer was a follower of prominent Democrat Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam.

No outrage, no protest!


Posted by A.F.Soby
a resident of Mission Park
on Apr 7, 2021 at 11:16 am

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It might be worthwhile for citizens to attend a Citizen's Police Academy or at least apply to do some ride alongs with a local police officer. It is instructive to experience what police officers are facing on a daily basis to keep a community safe. Social media has led to some disturbing trends such as trial by video and a declaration of guilt before all facts are known.


Posted by Mike Davis
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Apr 11, 2021 at 4:47 am

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"I want to start off by saying Tyrell, he was a good kid," said Wilson's father Marvin, "I loved that boy to death."

"A lot of people that I work with, our main goal first thing -- if it takes 15 minutes, if it takes an hour -- (is to) de-escalate. These younger officers, deputies they're trigger-happy. And the thing is they're not just going after people like me, they're going after people that have mental issues going on and a lot of this can be solved by deescalation and they are not doing that," Marvin Wilson added.

"Wilson, a Black man living unhoused near the freeway in Danville"

So, Marvin, you loved him so much that you couldn't stand having him live with you, and now he's living under the freeway? And you had his entire life to deescalate his mental issues and failed, but now you expect the police to do what you failed at for decades in seconds?

Go collect your paycheck somewhere else.


Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 14, 2021 at 4:12 pm

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There are approximately 1000 people shot and killed by police officers in the United States every year.

The vast majority of people shot and killed in the United States by police officers are white people.

Year 2020:

999 people shot and killed by police officers in the United States:

White people shot and killed by police officers in 2020 - 432 = 44%.
Black people shot and killed by police officers in 2020 - 226 = 23%.
Hispanic people shot and killed by police officers in 2020 - 156 = 16%.
Other race of people shot and killed by police officers in 2020 - 22 = 2%.
Unknown race of people shot and killed by police in 2020 - 163 =17%.

These numbers are consistent over the last five years.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 15, 2021 at 7:02 am

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Michael, the thing you are missing in your statistics is killlings/million, in which case, blacks are two and a half times more likely to be shot and killed.


Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 15, 2021 at 8:29 am

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My point:
With white people shot and killed by police, there is no protest, rioting, property destruction, looting, burning of local neighborhood businesses, causing harm to innocent people.

If all 999 people shot and killed by police officers in 2020 had complied to officer's order, would not have been shot and killed.

An argument can be made that black people are "two and half times more likely" to not comply to police officer's order.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 15, 2021 at 3:24 pm

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I don’t think compliance is the only factor: George Floyd is one case. Anyone with mental illness would be another.


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