Unarmed black man shot by police: El Cajon, California

Key details: 29/09/2016 from Turkey -The device that an unarmed black man pointed at police officers in El Cajon, California just before he was shot was a vaping device, according to police. -Protesters, in the streets of the San Diego suburb Wednesday, have questioned the police version of events, including why mental health experts were not dispatched with the officers who called to respond to reports of a man behaving erratically. -Officials confirmed that the department does have an agreement with the Community Research Foundation’s Psychiatric Emergency Response Team, which sends licensed clinicians out with police officers who respond to mental health calls. But the[…]

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Shooting of Keith Lamont Scott: Charlotte, North Carolina

Key Details: 23/09/2016 from China – According to the Police, Scott ‘posed an imminent deadly threat,’ but his family claims him to have been reading a book when he was shot by an undercover cop. – Scott’s daughter live streamed a video on Facebook after the shooting & protesters took to the streets Tuesday night. – Scott was married and was the father of 7 children. – According to the police the officer who shot Scott has been placed on paid leave. – Scott’s death comes a day after Bodycam footage was released from a controversial Oklahoma police shooting.   Assessment: After the video was[…]

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Tyre King Columbus Police Shooting

Key details: 16/09/2016 from Turkey -Tyre King, a 13-year-old boy, was pursued as a robbery suspect — and his BB gun was mistaken for a real firearm — on Wednesday night when a Columbus, Ohio, police officer shot and killed him. -More than 150 people including King’s family members gathered for a prayer. -Some carried sings calling for justice for Tyre.   Assessment: A 13-year-old African-American boy has been shot because police thought his BB gun was a real firearm. This is another police shooting happening this year. ‘Police is the civil force of a state ,responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and[…]

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