Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes of Dallas was misidentified as a suspect after terrorists killed 5 Dallas police officers and wounded 6 more at a peaceful protest on Thursday.

A social media photo shows Hughes wearing a camouflage shirt and carrying a long rifle at the protest march in downtown Dallas.

Mark Hughes

Dallas police officers monitoring social media spotted Hughes' photo and immediately identified him as a suspect.

Video posted on social media shows Hughes calmly approaching an officer who confiscated his weapon and took him down to the police precinct for questioning.

Hughes was later released from custody but he had harsh words for the Dallas PD.

In an interview with a CBS News affiliate, Hughes said he was interrogated by police for 30 minutes. He said police interrogators lied to him, saying they had video of him firing his weapon.

Hughes said the cops told him they also had witnesses who saw him shooting a gun.
Hughes said he wasn't aware he was a suspect until he received a phone call that his face was plastered on the natiomal news as a suspect.

"Immediately I flagged down a police officer," he said.

Hughes said he was "laughing and joking with police officers" prior to the sniper attack.

Hughes' brother received death threats on social media after he was misidentified as a suspect.

When asked if police apologized to him, Hughes said no. He said he's not satisfied with an apology from police.

"At the end of the day, the system was trying to get me," he said.

Mark Hughes

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    I wouldn't be satisfied with an apology either. I remember the mainstream media misidentified the wrong Black man when that disgruntled news reporter killed two people. It's crazy. It's irresponsible. It's dangerous, and deadly...

  • Ateya

    That's defamation of character. These people are......you know the rest..

  • Lisa daniels

    Lawsuit.

  • Torae

    Looks like that part of their narrative backfired...now they are looking for other alternatives.

  • lil goodie

    Went have they not shown the real killer pictures. .. hell they in custody.... where they pictures at

  • https://www.styleseat.com/Bellaxpress Danay Helena

    I bet the real suspects aren't even Black...why haven't we seen their pic yet??

  • Lisa daniels

    Too many nuts like George Zimmerman, who will shot on sight calling themselves a patriot(racist). Yeah, they can shove that apology up their asses. This man and his family will never be safe.

  • Kanyade

    Texas passed open carry... I guess it's only okay for some, provided they look a certain way. I'm glad this dude was exonerated. This shows how media automatically goes to the image of the black man as dangerous/guilty.

  • lil goodie

    Ooooo.because they not black and they look stupid for pointing or a black man because it was suppose to be a peaceful March for black lives

  • https://www.wattpad.com/user/aleonhart Annie Leonhart

    Well folks, all I can say is be careful in majority white areas coz I got pulled over this morning. Yep, they are mad.

  • Blak

    The system was trying to get a man wearing camouflage and carrying a rifle after 11 officers are shot at with 5 assassinated?? Other then attention, what else was this loser trying to achieve? Who brings a gun to what is suppose to be deemed a peaceful protest??

  • lil goodie

    Another 3 hours and they would have been trying to find his old mugshots if he had any. ....smdh

  • Lisa daniels

    The chief don't know what, who, how, or when. The mayor just throw him under the bus. The chief is pulling ?out of then air to save his own hide. He will be fired or forced to resign soon. Just watch.

  • lil goodie

    For what? What they say you did

  • Tammie Reed

    Crazy this happened to him but trying to still figure out what was the purpose of him carrying a rifle/gun to the peace rally though? What works for Caucasians don't always work for us! We can have a permit to carry but those rules don't seem to apply to us! My hubby is licensed to carry too but now I am worried sick about his behind now! Lawd!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    I don't blame this man. They can show him but not the suspect. What is it about the killer's race they are trying to hide?

  • Di Ana

    This is just messy.

  • lil goodie

    SN: Saw you on divas...good look gurl!!!!! Lol you shaded ya girl tho... (talking bout she got money now.. let's go shopping) lol

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Mark,

    We knew it wasn't you from the start. Stay strong.

    -------------------------------------------------------

    Go get some counseling today!
    You can't go to work today!
    You probably scared to drive around.

    :coffee:

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    And they keep acting like we DON'T see the prejudice!!! SAD!!!

  • LadyFrance

    Last days. This will get worse. No amount of prayers or marching is going to stop this. The Most High is the only one to put an end to this. Black and Brown people have been lied to for so long they have no idea who they come from and why this is happening. Deuteronomy 28:68 will get you started. Be safe everyone

  • Tammie Reed

    it was a joke

  • That’s Interesting

    See how they lie...

  • https://www.wattpad.com/user/aleonhart Annie Leonhart

    Cop just pulled out that station and saw me drive up then go pull me (only black chick on road) over saying I was going 45 in a 25 zone. ? How can I go 45 when I was the slowest person on the road and was at a red light? I mean, I had to have a brick on the gas.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I hear you BUT I'm glad he did (I think) because they don't seem to recognize how they have racist views. Everyone was all whyy whyyy does he have it BUT they don't say that to them other Texans....

  • iWasteTime

    I have no problem with that brother walking down the street, in a carry state with a rifle. He went to a riot that is supposed to be peaceful and could have turned ugly real quick. When shit goes down, everyone says "if people were armed, this could have been avoided or the impact lessened" So if things went left there and he had a way to protect himself and others, good for him.

  • Tammie Reed

    I get it but still scratching my head!

  • Hill Candy

    soooo is he an undercover officer? why is he carrying a rifle/guns or you can carry rifle//guns in Texas?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Same here. Our brains aren't set up to process this :no:

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Is Mark Hughes single? Asking for a friend. I'm so sorry this happened to you Mark. It's gonna be ok. Umhmm. Sure is.

  • EC

    Wow!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Awwww snap! You were on tv Tammie? Go headdd Go Headdd :)
    Nice! :heart:

  • Ni Ni

    So, is this how Texans come to protests, even the white ones, they come with their rifles proudly displayed? I understand that its an open carry state, but what was his reason for walking around with a rifle?

  • Lisa daniels

    Their are either mad or trying to preach to you. I encountered the latter this morning. I went to dollar to get a pack of refill razors for my Schick when this white woman was in their preaching to cashier (black man) about how we all matter something or the other, I went to find my blades and she was still at register going on. I gave her major side eye. When she left the cashier was like you look tired, I said no, but he knew I side eyes the hell out that white woman.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Somebody went to look for him last night(on soc media) and the couldn't find him.

    :thinking:
    You gone help him with his workout routine?
    Tell his brother I said Hi *chortles*

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    He might need to be consoled. Nice looking man like himself. I got stuff to do this weekend but I can cancel it.

  • EC

    Prayers need to be around this man. Don't be surprised if he gets arrested for a traffic infraction soon. Smh

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    To let the police know they are not the only ones with weapons. You didn't see any police officers with a knee in someone's back and a gun to their heads did you? Nope.. why? .. because there was a slew of niggas there with bullets too.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Double date?! :thinking:
    WATT restaurant? :crying1:

  • Lisa daniels

    They big mad, they need let me rephrase want to get somebody (black folks). They want revenge.

  • Milani

    Stop being fass sis!!!

  • Panther Charleston

    Hold all the way up! Why in thee hell is he walking around in a public space w that? Further, let's stop fronting. We all know, we would have wondered if he blasted off a round too because he's carrying that thing. C'mon! Some of this is outrageous. He should be sorry. Talking about a sorry from the cops ain't enough for him! Yeah, okay.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I'm trying to support the nice looking, strong, wrongfully accused brotha man?. That's all ?

  • Lisa daniels

    Cops hold grudges, hence why they at took down his pic.

  • iWasteTime

    Texas is a open carry state

  • Lisa daniels

    You want to console him?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    HE DID NOTHING WRONG.

  • Buttercup

    Uhhhh...there's this thing called open carry.

  • product of 79

    ?.. Annie I thx GOD they let you go ALIVE?

  • Lisa daniels

    With your thighs ?

  • Jusstlookn

    It's Texas and that's the LAW.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    SR
    Update your post with the Texas Gun Laws :tea:

  • CaramelDrop

    Not sure if we're still FB friends or not but he is there - his brother is WHAT THAT IS he is married though. These brothers have their shit together too. DPD eff'd with the wrong one?

  • Buttercup

    I applaud him for daring to be equal to his white counterparts.

  • Kanyade

    If he were a Caucasian fella at a rally in Dallas, TX carrying a gun/rifle, do you think media would have been so quick to say, that's him! he's one of them! look he's carrying a gun!.... I sincerely doubt it.

    Also, open carry in Texas is legal---primarily for handguns, but still legal.

  • http://www.Samanthagwrites.com Samantha G.

    This the sh*t I'm talking about. Get your mind right, buy black, support black, and educate/school your own kids. The veil clearly has been lifted. Be safe y'all

  • ShelbyMoore

    I hope he sues everyfuckingbody.

  • Torae

    They have a name of the killer MICHAH X JOHNSON?

  • Lisa daniels

    ???????????

  • SpillyNillie

    No meetings to attend? *flaming hot tears*

  • Kanyade

    Precisely! Daring to be equal!

    If anything, this exposes the hypocrisy of the laws set forth from the Constitution to present day.

  • https://www.wattpad.com/user/aleonhart Annie Leonhart

    Yes, I prayed for peace before I rolled down the window.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    I'm glad he's alive , I was sure they were gonna Off him .

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Damn, I hate living in California. I miss Texas. If you are not from there, you wouldn't get it. Texas can be one of the most racist places to be but, it's all in the open and you don't have to guess which person respects you or doesn't. Everybody has the right to protect themselves, their family and property there. It's not about finding common peace, it's about having common respect. There will never be peace without respect. Same niggas on here just yesterday talking about creating an uprising are now suddenly upset that a state allows black folks to openly carry weapons like the police do. GTFOH.

    Let me go get some work done so I can get out of here early. No time for fake roses today.

  • Buttercup

    I'm saddened by some of the comments I've been reading. PTSD, Post Traumatic Slave Disorder, is real.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Sue them. Sue.

  • https://www.wattpad.com/user/aleonhart Annie Leonhart

    Just be careful y'all and don't give them any excuses. In the mean time I'm gonna buy a dash cam and another GoPro coz we gotta protect ourselves.

  • Karma WhO

    my husband spoke it last night...he said watch this isnt gonna be the guy...they jus lookin for any damn body they can to point the finger..what about the damn cops that killed these 2 black men..why arent they at the table facing charges..tf?!

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    He was targeted because he had a gun. He was 'suspect' with nothing more than a picture of him with a gun at the rally in an Open Carry state.

  • Ni Ni

    I agree. I was saying last night it's only gonna get worse. The good Lord is gonna have to come put a stop to this.

  • Mystery User

    30 minutes is hardly an interrogation...

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    This further proves that a white man with a good is a patriot and a black man with one is a thug.

  • Mystery User

    Neither did Philando

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I knew this one the guy soon as they showed the pic. It didn't make sense. I pray that brother stay safe.

  • Buttercup

    I doubt it was evening tea.

  • Mystery User

    Because he can - anyone can - remember the Black Panthers? They carried guns publicly because it was their right

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Because TX is an open carry and he can. You sound like the massa.

  • product of 79

    AMEN be blessed babe ??

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    People can say whatever they want to about Twitter. Those people will get some information with a quickness.

  • https://www.wattpad.com/user/aleonhart Annie Leonhart

    They alway got something to say and never look at themselves or try to figure out why this crap is happening. It's alway us.

  • lil goodie

    Just be thankful you still alive. .... God bless

  • Lisa daniels

    This the thing they don't need an excuse, probable cause, or warrant, they do what they want to do when they want to do it. They don't care. Michael Jackson said it best they really don't care about us.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    LET ME SAY THIS: TEXAS IS AN OPEN CARRY!! TEXAS IS AN OPEN CARRY!! BLACK MEN CAN CARRY OPENLY TOO.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Well how about you let the cops interrogate you for thirty minutes after being accused of killing cops.

  • Mystery User

    Why we striving to be basic when we know we're better?

  • SpillyNillie

    I wonder if the dead shooter was actually the shooter. How do we know he wasn't an innocent bystander? They were ready to send Mark's ass up the river...was confident that they had the right person. How do we know that they haven't made the same mistake with this dead man? This is a mess!

  • Ni Ni

    I hope some people dont have to eat their words about everyone should carry rifles, etc. Some people are hot tempered and theres no way to weed them out. Get ready folks, smh.

  • mel

    The purpose was....The man shot and murdered by police in Minnesota had a license to carry a fire arm. This is an open carry state. He wanted to prove that BLACK MEN can hold a license to carry peacefully.

  • Milani

    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/chl/legal/newlegislation.htm

    ^^^ I'm just gonna leave this here for those that keep asking why this brother was walking around with his gun...

  • Mystery User

    I don't talk to police - everrrrrr! I got bail money, a husband with a bar # and a last name that has given me privileges.
    #comeseeme

  • Mystery User

    I don't talk to police - everrrrrr! I got bail money, a husband with a bar # and a last name that has given me privileges.
    #comeseeme

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Sound worse than the white man.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Sound worse than the white man.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Oh yeah so if you have no bail. What if you can't call? You got all the answers and none at the same time.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Oh yeah so if you have no bail. What if you can't call? You got all the answers and none at the same time.

  • mel

    He was trying to prove that BLACK MEN can hold a license to carry a weapon without malice

  • mel

    He was trying to prove that BLACK MEN can hold a license to carry a weapon without malice

  • SpillyNillie

    Lying talking about they had video of you shooting a gun. I don't want to be enclosed in a room with a cop, especially one lying on me, for 3 minutes. 30 minutes was too long.

  • SpillyNillie

    Lying talking about they had video of you shooting a gun. I don't want to be enclosed in a room with a cop, especially one lying on me, for 3 minutes. 30 minutes was too long.

  • EC

    My children are 7 and 9. I thought it was too soon but you know what?! Us three will be in front of the computer and I will be teaching them our REAL history!

  • EC

    My children are 7 and 9. I thought it was too soon but you know what?! Us three will be in front of the computer and I will be teaching them our REAL history!

  • Jusstlookn

    Well Come BYKE and post it every five minutes. Cause they NOT gonna listen

    It's Sterling fault he dead

    It's Catille dead and it's his fault

    And they both dead cause Obama don't care.

    PEOPLE create there own SKEWED narrative and role with it. The Truth does not matter to most, it is shameful but true.

  • Jusstlookn

    Well Come BYKE and post it every five minutes. Cause they NOT gonna listen

    It's Sterling fault he dead

    It's Catille dead and it's his fault

    And they both dead cause Obama don't care.

    PEOPLE create there own SKEWED narrative and role with it. The Truth does not matter to most, it is shameful but true.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I think most of the police officers are bad. There may be two good ones out of each department and if you see your co workers doing wrong and you say nothing you are just as guilty. I'm tired if hearing about the good cops that turn their head when the bad ones mess up.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I think most of the police officers are bad. There may be two good ones out of each department and if you see your co workers doing wrong and you say nothing you are just as guilty. I'm tired if hearing about the good cops that turn their head when the bad ones mess up.

  • Tammie Reed

    No need to explain to me any further, I get it, I get it. Still was just a thought in "my mind" with all that is going on.

  • Tammie Reed

    No need to explain to me any further, I get it, I get it. Still was just a thought in "my mind" with all that is going on.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Nah. Her husband got a bar number.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Nah. Her husband got a bar number.

  • https://www.wattpad.com/user/aleonhart Annie Leonhart

    Hence the GoPro

  • https://www.wattpad.com/user/aleonhart Annie Leonhart

    Hence the GoPro

  • Torae

    Exactly...dead men cant talk. Mark wouldve been the killer if someone would've killed him.

  • Torae

    Exactly...dead men cant talk. Mark wouldve been the killer if someone would've killed him.

  • EC

    Then I have to have real talk with them, especially my son about how to behave towards police.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Make sure a black man is telling the story. You will NEVER be told an ounce of truth about your history from anyone else. Stay strong!!!!

  • EC

    Then I have to have real talk with them, especially my son about how to behave towards police.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Make sure a black man is telling the story. You will NEVER be told an ounce of truth about your history from anyone else. Stay strong!!!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I don't trust none of it. If his name really Micah. They would have had his pic up by now.

  • Lisa daniels

    It's never too soon. Mines is 4 and we just read about juneeneth and the Harlem Renaissance and a few other books that I can't remember the names of right now.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I don't trust none of it. If his name really Micah. They would have had his pic up by now.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Have you ever heard of the Patriot Act? None of what you said matters if they say you're a terrorist.

  • Lisa daniels

    It's never too soon. Mines is 4 and we just read about juneeneth and the Harlem Renaissance and a few other books that I can't remember the names of right now.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Have you ever heard of the Patriot Act? None of what you said matters if they say you're a terrorist.

  • Buttercup

    I don't want to be the one to burst your bubble, but blacks aren't exactly the privileged type in this country no matter the surname. *pop*

  • Buttercup

    I don't want to be the one to burst your bubble, but blacks aren't exactly the privileged type in this country no matter the surname. *pop*

  • Paige

    This is what I am waiting on. You know who did it. We need to see who it is!!!

  • Mystery User

    Thank you Zoe simmer down and direct your frustrations at another poster.

  • Paige

    This is what I am waiting on. You know who did it. We need to see who it is!!!

  • Mystery User

    Thank you Zoe simmer down and direct your frustrations at another poster.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    It's real amazing they had two crystal clear pics of this man. Thank God we live in a world where folks record everything. Messed up their whole plan.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    It's real amazing they had two crystal clear pics of this man. Thank God we live in a world where folks record everything. Messed up their whole plan.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Agreed.

    Gotta prove 'damages'.

    He needs to be at some appointments today.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Agreed.

    Gotta prove 'damages'.

    He needs to be at some appointments today.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Don't she sound foolish.

  • MsSincerity

    Anybody know if Mark got an IG or any other account?

  • Paige

    Fight it!! I have gone to trial 3x over a traffic ticket!

  • LibraGirlonly

    Go to you tube and search for some of the brothers like Dr. Ben Johanncann. He gives a tour of the pyramids inside and out. It's like a virtual tour and its awesome. Ivan Van Sertima John Henry Clark and these are very intelligent men. They had to take on the white oppressors because they lied about our history.

  • SpillyNillie

    And he can just as easily obtain a cell number....mmmmm k....

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    High five!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    RIP to the fallen officers.... now, have we delved (respectfully) into their pasts? poured over their case files? have stats been posted for how many times they've discharged their weapons? have they ever been suspended (with pay) for any reason? uncovered any inappropriate social media postings by them? yes, they're gone and these things shouldn't matter, but this is how we pay our respect to innocent victims, so let's get it out of the way.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    EYE got ghosts commenting :wail:
    LMAOOOO

  • Mystery User

    test

    I've been trying to respond to your posts all morning - you and Disqus got beef?

  • iWasteTime

    Yes Zoe. This man and their White shooter.
    They blew his ass up in that garage, trying to cover their tracks. As annoying as social media can be, thank God for it last night

  • LeBrick James

    Texas is an "open carry for white men" state.

    Didnt you read the fine print on that law? :-)

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    His brother has a Twittee and FB Corey or Cory Hughes

  • LeBrick James

    They killed Alton Sterling for less.

  • SpillyNillie

    Definitely!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Yeah, but we can't get a crystal, clear picture of the real shooter. WHY again!!!

  • EC

    Thank you!!

  • Buttercup

    It's never too early to teach them their history. I read an article that stated black children who knew their history perform better in school, because of their positive image of self.

  • product of 79

    Started talking with my son about OUR History at 3-4yrs. Old... As a black woman raising a BLACK MAN it's very important that they know who WE ARE ??

  • HIS4EVA

    at a time like this we should all think before we speak.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    I'll take his brother. They can travel to 2 NC together.

  • AnonymousRose

    @DTTS, I feel asleep last night I was tired of watching it, I saw all the messages you left me, lol
    yes I was able to leave it was only when they were looking for the suspect and did not know where they were. Police were everywhere, I swear they were...

  • EC

    I would love the names if you happen to remember them. That would be great summer reading for them

  • charallday

    For what? This is some shit

  • product of 79

    Me to boo...gotta start young world to fawked up not too ?

  • Buttercup

    You read my mind. I was about to add that I hope he's lying on someone's couch in the fetal position as we font.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Not fast, she's being a supportive black woman.

  • SameoleJ

    There are no rules to behaving (i hate that word in this instance) with police. It has been shown that no matter what the person does, it all boils down to what kind of officer you are dealing with and what his intentions are for you.

  • MsSincerity

    OK, Thanks.

  • Lisa daniels

    These cops go after anyone who is not white. Talk to your daughter too. I was pulled over about 6yrs ago and I consent to a search of my vehicle because I had nothing to hid. I was in my early twenties, naive as hell. The same cop pulled me over days later and demanded to search my vehicle again. This time , I said no. That cop and his police department harassed me for months after that. Educate both of your children, not just one. We all need to know.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    For nothing . That's why I was sure they were going to kill him .

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Comply shot run shot

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :hug:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Someone said they blowing up people, yet Dylan Roof still alive.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    right! where is the NRA? they should be signing him up to do PSAs!

  • charallday

    He's not black that's why

  • LeBrick James

    Sorry, unless maybe your last name is Obama, your last name wont give you any real privileges.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Post Traumatic Slave Disorder
    ---------------------
    it's a thing now.
    #FreeYourMind

  • MzFutureLCSW

    They want us to feel bad. They do not feel bad for us.

  • EC

    I just want to take a quick minute to thank Sandra Rose and you roses for giving me a safe place to discuss my anger and sadness. I have a lot of feelings that I need to express and didn't feel that fb was the safe place for it (you know how things can be used against you). Thanks everyone!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    right. he should take himself to the emergency room due to heart palpitations and emotional trauma

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Y'all see the clip where the news station cut off Obama speech when he mentioned BLM?!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Even then.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    They don't stand up for lawful black gun owners.

  • Buttercup

    Now you know I started to sing En Vogue.... :kiss:

  • NothingIsImpossible

    Thanks for that Word. You be safe as well..

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    chile.... Lol!
    (I got the message Shug, I aint gonna go crash the wedding (even though, based off what we know, the bride woulda thanked me later, Lol!)) :hugs:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    He probably can't even eat!
    Might have anxiety.
    Surely he'll never be the same.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    this why I luh you...

  • MzFutureLCSW

    No. Did you record it?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    WHALE here we will listen, talk about it, joke about it, and then bring it byke up in 2 months when you forget about it! :wail:

    :welcome:

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    LMAO!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Kdub 'sposed to be setting up double date :hahaha:

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    please put that calendar away...

  • EC

    True unfortunately ?

  • Milani

    NEW POST

  • Mystery User

    People don't understand if they ask you, you can say no. You don't have to talk to the police. You can still comply when you say no. They know what to do next... You can always ask for representation, it does not make the situation worse for any nor does it admit guilt.
    We need to really really really educate ourselves and others about what is and is not acceptable when dealing with police.

  • Buttercup

    :ghost:

  • charallday

    Yes, I live in tx, I see it all the time with the Mexicans and whites here. They always have their handguns present and nobody says boo to them. Black folk in my area are very self sufficient. ..own farms and such and mostly everyone here shops local and independent business but if they carry theirs guns around things would spur quickly.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    apparently THIS "panther" does not, Lol!
    ironic much? geesh!

  • Mystery User

    good...

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Leave calendar out Bsweet

  • MzFutureLCSW

    What did you read?
    I am abt to cry......at work.

  • EC

    For a while I thought so lol. Sandra fixed it somehow

  • NothingIsImpossible

    lol. Exactly..

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    right. which makes little to no sense, if we are to believe it was an ambush. you don't show up displaying your weapon if you're planning an ambush, smh

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I saw it on Twitter.

  • IamAllnatural

    Okay I just read TX law, but I'm still confused. It states that an unconcealed hangun must be holstered. If I'm not mistaken, a rifle is not a handgun? I just don't understand why any civilian would want to show the public how they are armed. I'm concealed, so if anyone try to harm me, they'll be in for a big surprise.

  • SameoleJ

    This is not always true, as when confronted with an officer who wanted to argue, I requested that her supervisor be called, she got on her walkie and called for backup and said I was resisting arrest and I was arrested and held for 3 days, after she reported that I hit her. Took almost a year to get the case dropped, because a judge didn't want to admit that the officer lied and made trumped up charges. No matter what you do, and even knowing the rules isn't always to your benefit.

  • ByAnyScenesNecessary

    Hello all, the shooter is alleged to be Micha or Michael Xavier Johnson, who has a military background. I don't know why it just doesn't seem credible to me, but this is what they are reporting.

  • Lisa daniels

    New shoes,
    We march ,
    The people could fly : American Black folktales,
    Just as good : how Larry Doby changed America's game, All different now : Juneteenth, the first day of freedom,When Grandmama sings,Harlem Renaissance party, these should get you started. I just look for books with black kids on the cover. That's how I found these books.

  • Lisa daniels

    I know now, but I had to learn the hard way which makes me mad because you have other who learn it in blood.

  • hottlanta

    Betta know it.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *pop*
    ------------------
    so unnecessary... why must I cry?

  • Lisa daniels

    I will be getting one. I got a spy pen.

  • LeBrick James

    So true . We've seen so many people lose their jobs for expressing their feelings about controversial stuff on FB.

  • LeBrick James

    If he had one, I'm sure he'd have a couple of thousand extra followers by the end of the day. Mostly female, of course :-)

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Extremely reckless, dangerous, and stupid for the police to do this with out all of the facts. He should sue, I hope he sues.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Nope, I too can rearrange my current calendar to accommodate these fine black men.

  • LeBrick James

    he'll sue.
    they'll settle out of court and he'll get a few hundred thousand.

    we know how this works.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    It is. I am currently available to cancel a planned meeting if I need to for them.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    White people are pathetic for the most part. I thank God that he was released. I was so scared for him.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I do not blame him for not accepting that fake apology.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I hope so

  • NothingIsImpossible

    It's disappointing to me that some of these same so called progressive thinking people on this blog are negative towards you for YOUR confidence in YOUR situation. Everyone's "black" experiences in life are not the same, I understand where you're coming from because throughout my life, I, for one have been awarded certain privileges without a "last name." If you think you are less than, than you become less than.

  • Buttercup

    Just the comments of those who want Mark to act like a second class citizen.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I'm so sorry this happened to you... I really am... that's all I'll say about it because I know better than to speak negativity and vengefulness towards others (just hope she can handle it as well as you did when that karma comes for her... *trails off*)

  • Ebony Starr

    My daughter was going to a high school dance. She asked to drive my new car. I gave her the rundown on what to do if she was stopped by the police. She thought that I just didn't want her to drive my car. When she got home that night, the look on her face broke my heart. She said mom guess what? I said what. She said the police pulled me over and asked, "where did you get the car?" Then he made up a reason for stopping her. Her friend was fast asleep in the passenger side. She looked so hurt. So yes, girls need the talk too!

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    You do not. That's not the way it works but they want to push this notion that we're stupid.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    which means, they had him under 'surveillance' from the jump. if he had even raised than weapon above his well-toned thigh level, he would have been picked off, immediately.

  • Rahab

    Don't believe the light skinned back woman description either. Others with convincing tans like to pass these days.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    ROFL!!!!!!!!!

  • Lisa daniels

    Truth, most of them think we should get over slavery, Jim crow. Saying that y'all got obama, why y'all still not happy? That's why I give their asses side eye. They don't get it. They ain't got to worry about leaving home and then being in a funeral home or here's a better one, being in there own home minding their own business and having their doors kicked in , or flash bombs throw in their kids crib. Foh. If they were systematically or randomly excuted, detailed or both as non whites are subjected to every second of the day and more, then they would do it. I almost want so next them to go outside as blacks and see how this ish really is. So they can shut the hell up and stop telling us to get over it.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    They gave the name on the white news, CNN still no picture. Waiting!!!

  • NothingIsImpossible

    Thanks for the information..

  • Lisa daniels

    That's what I am saying. He might have said she stole the car or try to rape her. Girls need to know what to do too. Having a vagina does not give you a pass against racist cops, they will just assume you're more gullible then your male counterparts.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    LOL!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    ROFL!
    I hate yall for even starting this whole dack-on-the-calendar mess... I truly damn do.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    ...

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    You too can have dack on your calendar. Don't hate, assimilate.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :whistle: hmmmp I ain't fraid of no gose :ghost:

    Now I'm thinking of Bobby Brown's Too hot to handle GB song :rofl:

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I swear I thought you were gonna say you were thinking of Bobby Brown's ghost he had secks wit... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • SameoleJ

    I have forgiven her, actually understood it was an chink in her integrity and had no bearing on me. And yea, I agree I will not speak negativity over another person's life.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *goes to Outlook...NewAppointment*
    ROFL!

  • Buttercup

    Cause I'm Butter. Ain't no margarine around here.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    i won't do it because I know better and because I have seen what happens when I 'step back and let God do it' (however, I don't reserve any sympathy for her when she does reap what she's sown)
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    #NoMargie
    LOL!

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Dooooo Ittttt!

  • https://www.wattpad.com/user/aleonhart Annie Leonhart

    Could've said it better. ?? We can't get over it coz y'all won't let us.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ????

  • Fendi

    Nearly 2,000 likes and counting... People need to utilize their social media for social activism. It's possible. People are watching this, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile's cases across the globe. People are interacting and reacting globally, wondering what the hell is wrong with the United States and why Black people are being treated with such blatant disregard.

    It will be up to the government and our so-called "leaders" to scramble to form a response.

  • Trey

    Apology for what?

    Cops were murdered and he walking around with an assault rifle.....

    Ask him this question.."why was he there with it?" ..

    Sorry bruh you are a suspect......till you can prove you are not one...you got a gun in your hand.

  • Liah

    ALL DAY!!!!

  • FullMetalAlchemista

    Texas is an open carry state. Please read. It'll be good for you.

  • FullMetalAlchemista

    Texas is an open carry state. Please read. It'll be good for you.

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  • barbeez

    Well...he did have a big a## gun.

  • 2telldatruth

    I am not sure what the big fuss is about him carrying the big gun to the protest because I thought it was the norm after the Tea Party carried theirs to ALL of President Obama's rallies. I am sure that's where he got the idea, I mean if you can carry it where your president will be you can carry it anywhere.

  • Mel

    Thank god for that video or he would of been charged. I'm very disturbed by what's happening on both ends one of my closest friends is an NYPD officer I text her last night told her to be very careful like I always do because I know she is one of the good ones. In all 5 years she's been on the force she's never had to fire her weapon after anyone and I pray she's never in that position or in a position where her life is in jeapordy. It's just sad on both ends man

  • hottlanta

    Toooo late. Just fixed that strapping young man a plate of fried chicken, collard greens, cornbread in a cast iron skillet with Aunt Jemina Buttermilk Cornmeal Mix (Jiffy won't do), mac & cheese and a homemade banana pudding with real egg meringue with the hand-held blender. He got a Sunday dinner for Friday. When he is finished he is getting a nice/cold Heineken already iced up with the water running down the side all frosty. He should be nice, satisfied full and just burp when he is done. Restaurant really. Sometimes you gotta stand ova the stove for the brother. He has suffered enough

  • hottlanta

    Let me know so I can get a good one in.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Schweet!!!

    WE'LL be there by 7! Owwwww ??????

    ???

  • ???

    I tell my daughter the same thing I tell my son. The police don't give af about ow good your grades are, that your not in a gang, that you're going to college after high school that your a cheerleader or NOTHING. All they see is BLACK! I make sure to tell her to not let no female in blue fool you either.

  • ???

    Hey Nan! I agree..HE does it so much better anyway! His wrath is nothing to play with.

  • Diamond

    I guess we all look alike. " He was a black man, low cut, bearded about 6ft 120-250lbs" yep 1,000,000 other black men that fits this description. Foh

  • Diamond

    #fckyoapology #btchbettahavemymoney

  • Genia W-m

    He's braver than most people. Who the hell goes to a rally armed like that? Glad his brother talked some sense into him.

  • Tea??

    Look like he aged overnight. Guess that's what happens when a black man is left alone with a group of murderers

  • S. Williams

    as someone stated earlier, he was showing that a black man can have a license to carry and bear arms without senselessly killing people. you know, the way white men proudly bear their arms in America

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    You better preach!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    You better preach!

  • hottlanta

    Just thought about this. Why isn't Jakes in this March. Isn't his church in Dallas. ATL had one last night and Dollar or another minister should have been out there as well. Not for BLM but to show support for the families that this was wrong. No one has mentioned that at all.

  • damienkarlylan
  • PAG

    I wouldn't be satisfied either. After realizing it was a mistake, a racist on FB said kill him anyway! Smh!!! These people have lost their mind.

  • http://disqus.com/ yoliewinecorporation

    IMO he needed a g%n to go to a protest. And says dude flag down cops and was joking with them. So ppl brings attention to their dam n selves

  • hottlanta

    Too late. We are doing the Russell and Ciara sexual announcement, "WE JUST HAD SEX".

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Why is he carrying a rifle to a PEACEFUL PROTEST?! That is a legitimate concern. MLK never had a weapon during a PEACEFUL protest. I hate that Police/media has put him in this predicament, but you have to think that was not the smartest idea. ESPECIALLY with some police "looking for a reason". He really endangered the lives of all those near him.
    During protests, sit ins, rallies, police are already on high alert, nervous and jumpy. Now his face has been plastered on the news and potentially endangered his family. There is no need for a weapon at a PEACEFUL anything!

    Once again I say:: Do better people

  • Moon Lee

    Please, walking around with a assault weapon! Wait for it brother man!