It’s becoming a daily occurrence in America. A Black man who deputies said was stopped for riding his bicycle in violation of vehicle codes was fatally shot. Its no longer Driving while Black, riding a bike as a Black man in America can lead to death in the hands of white police.
Some in the African American communities are calling on Black men to defend their families and communities from wanton acts of White police shootings. Why the sheriff decided to confront a man riding a bike remains unknown.
Despite several requests by Afro World News correspondent, LAPD said investigators had not yet interviewed the two deputies, but he gave this account: When deputies tried to stop the man Monday, he dropped his bike and ran.
Family members at the scene identified the dead man as Dijon Kizzee, 29, CBS-Los Angeles reported, but the sheriff’s department said it could not immediately confirm his identity.
Protesters gathered and more than 100 people marched to a sheriff’s station. Some chanted “Say his name” and “No justice, no peace,” the Times reported.
Neighborhood resident Arlander Givens, 68, questioned why deputies fired at a man who, according to the sheriff’s official, wasn’t holding a weapon.
“If he reached down to grab it, that’s different,” Givens told the Times. “But if it’s on the ground, why shoot? That means he was unarmed.”
Dean, in a Monday afternoon press conference, said investigators had not yet interviewed witnesses or reviewed any surveillance or cellphone video.
“Give us time to conduct our investigation,” he said. “We will get all of the facts of this case and eventually present them.”
The Sheriff’s Department said multiple independent investigations began at the scene.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set to vote Tuesday to fund a body-worn camera program for the sheriff’s department. Sheriff Alex Villanueva has feuded with the supervisors in recent months and repeatedly called on them to approve the money for the body cameras.
Again and Again.. it appears to be another hunting season as white police continue to shoot unarmed black men across the country why 17 years old accused murder gets support from Trump.
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