[PHOTO: Family photo of Mah-hi-Vist GoodBlanket, who was shot to death by white police officers in Oklahoma on December 18, 2013.]
Chance Avery, and Dillon Mach are both recipients of the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association Medal of Honor after responding to a call that led to them killing Mah-hi-Vist GoodBlanket in his family’s own home.
“We called the police to protect him,” said his mother Melissa. The GoodBlankets were waiting in their car when police deputies first arrived at their home.
What the GoodBlankets saw does not reflect what the officers claim. They saw the events unfold from their vantage point in the driveway where they say they could see into the windows of the home.
Autopsy reports show that Mah-hi-Vist was shot 7 times, once in the head, and twice by a Taser gun. The officers were eventually cleared of any wrongdoing and returned to work after a short leave of absence.
So when the Oklahoma Sheriff’s association chose Dillon Mach and Chance Avery to be recipients of the Medal of Honor ‘[i]n recognition of (their) performance above and beyond the call of duty, while disregarding your own personal safety and exhibiting exceptional courage in a life threatening situation’, the parents of Mah-hi-Vist were angered.
The family has not let up on their efforts to seek justice for their son and have organized several rallies including one yesterday at the Oklahoma State capitol.
For more information, and to lend support to the efforts of the GoodBlanket family, please visit their FaceBook page: TouchingCloudGoodblanket.
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