White Police Officer Who Shot Black Man 'As a Result of Sudden, Violent … Passion' is Arrested
White police officer on the job for 13 months with nine records of violence is charged with voluntary manslaughter.
After a week of hiding, a 25-year-old white police officer from Kingsland, Ga., was arrested for the murder of an unarmed Black motorist, Anthony Marcell Green.
On Wednesday, Zechariah Presley, who has a questionable history of violence, finally surrendered himself to the Camden County Sheriff's office after he fatally shot a 33-year-old fleeing Green, on June 20th.
According to reports, Green was driving with an unidentified passenger around 10:42 p.m. when Presley began trailing their vehicle. After coming to a stop at an intersection, Green and the passenger proceeded to run on foot before Presley caught up, making physical contact with Green.
When an unarmed Green broke away and fled, Presley "fired multiple shots" that were "the result of a sudden, violent, and irresistible passion, resulting from serious provocation sufficient to excite such passion in a reasonable person," the arrest warrant said.
Presley has since been fired and charged with voluntary manslaughter. His career in the police force was short and violent. Over the span of his 13-month career, he racked up nine incidents of on-duty violence with an even sketchier history of domestic violence found in his application, according to NewsJax4.
"When I initially heard about the shooting, my initial thought was that it Presley," Naval veteran Jeffrey Travers told the local station.
Travers says he isn't surprised by what happened after being tased for alleged "disorderly conduct" by Presley earlier this year, who he believes "escalated the situation too quickly."
The incident between Presley and Green is one of many brutal incidents where a quickly escalated situation results in the death of an unarmed Black man by the hands of a man in uniform.
In 2017 alone, 27 percent of the 1,129 people killed by police were Black. And it seems as though the trend is likely to follow in 2018.
"I do believe that a strong majority of our officers are here to do the right thing," Travers said. "Sometimes, they slip through the cracks. I think Officer Presley slipped through the cracks, and unfortunately, it ended this way."
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For her actions, Wendy Bies spent the night behind bars.
Wendy Bies, a 53-year-old white woman, walked into the Gallatin County Courthouse looking for a ballot; she walked out of the courthouse with a criminal record.
How did this trade happen? She saw Brian Mango waiting in line to vote in the Montana's battleground U.S. Senate and congressional campaigns on Tuesday, and told the 22-year-old, "Go back where you came from."
"Do you know why mom is here? Because Americans bombed her country," Mango said of his mother, a refugee from Laos.
"Do you know why my dad's here? Because they brought his ancestors here in chains," he said of his father, who is Black.
Bies replied with ridicule, "They wanted to come to America to get out of that f*cking a**-hole city. So don't you tell me this is not where you want to be."
Realizing that she may have started something she could not get out of, Bies bellowed, "You are not going to stop me from voting. We need a civil order to separate us."
Mango said Bies began making racial comments after she told him he had a "cute butt."
Footage was captured by Tennison Big Day, a Native American, who was behind the two of them in line. Big Day told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle he heard Bies claim that it was President Trump who gave Mango his voting rights.
Bies spent the rest of election night in Gallatin County jail after being arrested on charges of obstructing a police officer and disorderly conduct. She pleaded not guilty and remained jailed on $500 bail Wednesday afternoon.
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