San Francisco Police shoot & kill 19 yr old
Warning: the video is graphic.
Yesterday, at 4:45 p.m., SFPD shot a teenager who fled during a fair inspection on a Muni light rail car. The cops claimed that he was armed and had fired shots at them first. After the suspect was shot in the back, no gun was found. Doesn’t this sound awfully familiar?
Seriously though, you shot a 19 yr old over a $2 fair? And he later died in the hospital, all because he didn’t pay a $2 fair & you assumed he had a gun. Back up arrived before an ambulance did. No back up was needed. There were already other cops on the scene, some even carrying assault rifles. The man was on the ground fighting for his life. That moment in the video where he struggles to even attempt to get up is some of the most chilling video I’ve seen. Ever.
It’s okay though right? America will probably ignore this & move on to some more mindless crap, as is usually the case. I’ve seen it before with the Oscar grant case, Sean bell, James Brissette, and countless others. When will this country’s collective conscious wake up?
As someone who has been studying criminal justice for the last four years, this makes me sick. This was the reason that I went into this field, because people deserve second chances and our justice system has become increasingly corrupt.
The way cops treat people makes my heart hurt. I don’t care what race you are, or what you did wrong, no one deserves to die. There needs to be less trigger happy police officers that think they’re playing god and more kind hearted and caring law enforcement agents.
I chose criminal justice because I want to work as a probation and parole officer and give people hope for their future.
This video is just another example of how police officers are racist, inadequately trained, and have no regard for human life.
If you are going to shoot a teenage boy for doing what teenage boys do, then you do not deserve to serve in the name of our executive branch and you certainly do not need to be anyway near a gun, let alone have one at your disposal 24/7.
I’m literally crying right now why is no one stopping this. what is our world coming to honestly