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George Tillman; The Send Off Of Another Black Man Killed By Police

b1735d78-d862-4988-b8f4-d70d8adaa55eQUEENS, NY — Black dresses, black shades, black ties for a Black Father in New Jerusalem Baptist Church located at 12205 Smith Street in Jamaica, Queens, New York. Tears pouring out as sobs and a scream for an answer. How does a traffic stop end up with one picking out a casket?

Tillman and another passenger had been searching for a parking spot when they were stopped. According to the officers Tillman had an open beverage. Allegedly he was chased by the two plain clothes officers.

George Tillman another causality of NYPD. Honored as a 32-year-old loving father of five, husband, son, and a very good family man. George was fatally shot by NYPD officers early Sunday, April 17th in the morning during a traffic stop in the South Ozone Park section of Queens.

A neighbor indicated that Tillman was visiting from Maryland for a birthday party. Relatives stated, “They pulled him over. He ran and they shot him.” Ordinary stops. Ordinary talks. Ordinary reaction. It seems to be the customary condition.

Various stories published stated that Tillman reached the corner of 135th Street and 116th Avenue he neared a second unmarked police car carrying three officers. According to police, Tillman reached for his gun and four officers opened fire, shooting him multiple times in the chest. EMS rushed Tillman to Jamaica Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The videos from various people who reside in the area tells a different story. The contradiction shows George Tillman being shot while laying on the ground.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office wrote in a statement that it’s reviewing the case “to determine if it falls within the parameters of the Governor’s executive order.”

George Tillman Funeral & Viewing
First viewing: Friday, April 29 5—9 P.M.
Second viewing: Saturday, April 30 9—10:00 A.M.
Funeral: Saturday at 10:00 A.M.


About Cynthia Turnquest-Jones (51 Articles)
Cynthia Turnquest-Jones a co-host of People Before Politics Radio is an avid philanthropist. In October 2012 she launched Tha B.U.M.P. “Brown Urban Mother Partnership”, hosting an informational breast cancer session “Save the Women not the Boobies” inviting mothers from the community to sit and enjoy healthy foods while engaging in dialogue about breast cancer. In addition to Tha B.U.M.P, Cynthia is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated, Mocha Moms, Incorporated, MAMAiAM, the Episcopal Church Women, secretary for Mount Saint Michael Academy PTA in the Bronx, and a member of Graham Elementary School PTA.
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