Is there any doubt ,Beavercreek police executed John Crawford III?
22-year-old John Crawford III went shopping at a Walmart store in Ohio. John Crawford III had an unpackaged BB gun in the store. Walmart sells those. No one was bothered by him having the toy. That is, except for 24 year old Ronald Ritchie.
It turns out Ronald Ritchie called 911 claiming there was a Black man walking around with a gun in the store. Ronald Ritchie claimed the gun was as AR-15 rifle and that Michael Crawford III was pointing it at other shoppers. Based on the information from the video tape and eye witness accounts, Ronald Ritchie seems to have lied. Officers show Michael Crawford III almost on sight.
In a country where open carry is the law of the land in many states including Ohio, why were cops so quick to pull the trigger? It is bias, a bias against weaponized Black men.
The Walmart surveillance video proves that John Crawford III was gunned down in cold blood. According to the Daily News,
Two Ohio police were justified when they shot and killed a man holding a pellet gun inside a Beavercreek Walmart, a grand jury decided Wednesday in declining to indict the cops.
But the U.S. Justice Department will take a look at the case for possible civil rights violations, the feds announced just hours after the local decision.
Is there any doubt that it is dangerous to be a black man in America? Is there any doubt that justice is only blind for some?