The youtube comments are unanimous in wishing for the death of Madison Dickson. We’re going to dig a litte deeper here.
First the story of her death.
Dashcam video released by the Tulsa Police Department shows the moment an officer ran over a suspect — killing her — after a shootout earlier this month, and may help settle the question over whether it was an appropriate act.
Madison Dickson, 21, was wanted for several gun-related crimes, including shooting a man in the head less than two days before her death, according to the Tulsa World. She had gotten into a shootout with police before she was hit by the police vehicle.
The police department released multiple versions of the footage on Friday. One edited version includes a few moments of slow-motion with a red circle superimposed around the suspect’s hand to emphasize that she was carrying a gun during the altercation.
Tulsa police run over, kill suspect during chase
In the edited version, an officer is heard saying “she’s running” before several shots are heard. It is unclear who is firing the shots because it is not seen on camera. The officer — identified as Jonathan Grafton — then aims the vehicle after Dickson, who appears in view on the sidewalk. It appears she aims something at the vehicle.
Dickson is then seen continuing to run away before she is hit and appears to fall under the police vehicle, which is when the edited version of the video ends.
The police also provided a longer, unedited version of the video. After Dickson is on the ground, officers are yelling at her to show her hands and put her hands behind her back. An officer also can be heard saying he’s going to “tase” her. A dashcam video from a second vehicle shows the incident from further away.
Grafton has been on paid administrative leave since the incident, pending the investigation of his use of deadly force, the World reported.
Tulsaworld reports that Madison has spent 13 months living in a drug treatment facility before she dropped out a few months before her demise. That’s her below, apparently shown giving a talk to drug users.
The article goes on to talk about Madison’s temporary success in getting the monkeys off her back. Her slide back into old habits caused her to leave the court-mandated drug treatment, led her to possibly hook up with the Irish Mafia (never heard of them), and on to violent crimes that are believed to involve shooting several people.
MADISON ON THE RIGHT WITH BEST FRIEND BRITTANY STREIBER. JESUS DIDN’T WORK HIS MAGIC THIS TIME.
Madison’s friend Brittany, a graduate of the drug rehab program, calls Madison a good person.
Do good people shoot others, do drugs, rob, steal, and die under the wheels of a police cruiser?
I don’t think so, but I also don’t think that white people (sorry to be a racist here) are born with bad genes very often. Something turned this girl into a monster. Whatever that something is, we have to fix it as our people are dying.
The recklessness of her crime spree shows a girl with a death wish. Even her family warned police that she would not be taken alive.
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Police said Dickson had shot a man in the head just two days before, after she asked him for a ride, then pulled a gun on him and tried to steal his car. Police said he’s recovering.
Before that, they say she’d fired shots at a Walgreens and a Best Buy plus pointed a gun at movie theater employees.
Police said they believe Dickson got connected to the Irish Mob gang and started a crime spree.
Her family and friends said this was not the girl they grew up with. They said she got hooked on drugs, tried to get clean but that failed and things went downhill for her.
Suicide by cop! Not a good way to go.