August 13, 2014 4:39 pm -

[su_right_ad]At same time that police in Ferguson, Mo. were tear-gassing people protesting the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown Monday night, police in Los Angeles were shooting another young, unarmed black man. Witnesses say 25-year-old Ezell Ford was lying on the ground, complying with officers, when he was shot multiple times in the back. Police, however, tell a different story. They say they were conducting an “investigative stop” when “a struggle ensued, which resulted in an officer-involved-shooting.” The police press release said that no officers were injured, but police gave KTLA a rather novel theory as to what happened. Stop me if you’ve heard this one: [su_center_ad]

“LAPD says that this shooting was warranted, they say they’re also looking at the possibility of the officer’s weapon being involved in the struggle.”

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

5 responses to LAPD Shoots and Kills Unarmed Mentally Disabled Black Man Ezell Ford

  1. Rusty Shackleford August 13th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Easiest prediction ever: incoming paid administrative leave for the cop who did it.

  2. mea_mark August 13th, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Maybe it is time to take away lethal bullets from most of the police on patrol and just give them rubber bullets. Only let the highly trained officers that are the most mentally and emotionally stable have the the real bullets. We should at least be able to take away the real bullets from half the officers. No junior officers with real bullets and if you shoot someone no more real bullets for at least two years. It is time to adapt to a new form of enforcing the law. Killing unarmed civilians is unacceptable. Killing peoples pets is unacceptable. Shooting people because you have an attitude problem is unacceptable. Are police departments today are unacceptable.

  3. Suzanne McFly August 13th, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Black males are treated like they are second-class citizens throughout our society and law enforcement exploits this attitude and feel they do not have to abide by common law when dealing with a black man. In order to have this change, we need to voice our disgust to this treatment and make sure we don’t participate in similar treatment of others in our own lives. Otherwise nothing will change.

  4. Liban Freckleton August 13th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Wow whats up with all these racially motivated shootings it starting to take a toll on Americas image

  5. granpa.usthai August 13th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    China has got to be laughing their ass off at the UN!

    Chinese HUMAN RIGHTS Violations? – really?

    Think they’ll really buy the US position that a black is about 1/100000000000th of a WHITE?!?