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Black on Black and Police Murder in Stockton, CA
by Earl Black
Wednesday Jul 25th, 2012 9:29 PM
Some names and specific details of this case are withheld in respect for the victims family.
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Two years ago on July 22, 2010 Dion Smith Down’s sixteen year old son, James Rivera, Jr., was murdered by three policemen. One of the three shooters was Stockton policeman Gregory Dunn. Fast forward to now: On July 24th, 2012, Dionne’s nephew was murdered in a black on black shooting. The family was at the hospital grieving the second shooting when Stockton PD sent a policeman to answer their questions. The policeman sent was one of the three who murdered 16 year old James Rivera, Jr.; the one and the same now promoted to sergeant, Gregory Dunn. Pictured are Dionne Smith Down's and her sister, mother of the 18 year old black man murdered on July 24, 2012. The third person in the picture is unidentified.