Thursday, August 6, 2015

Where’s the outrage? White South Carolina teen gunned down by cop gets no attention

Via sauced07

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After an independent autopsy showed that Zachary Hammond was shot by police from behind, the family of the unarmed South Carolina teen is wondering at the lack of national outrage in this case. Hammond was white.
According to the police in Seneca, South Carolina, an officer shot Hammond “in self-defense” when the teen allegedly tried to run him over with a car during a drug arrest. An officer approached Hammond’s car in the parking lot of a Hardee’s restaurant on July 26, after an undercover officer arranged a marijuana buy with the teen’s date, 23-year-old Tori Morton. The initial police report mentions finding a bag of marijuana on Morton – who was charged with simple possession – but makes no note of the lethal shooting.

The official autopsy confirmed Hammond was shot twice, but did not say from what angle. Hammond’s family arranged for an independent autopsy, which showed the 19-year-old had been shot from above and behind, suggesting that the official police story was inaccurate.

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  1. I am outraged.
    I am not white.
    I am an American.
    There will be a reckoning.
    Count on it.
    RIP, and with justice, Zachary.

  2. You're a good man. Come to a PATCON sometime if you are able.

  3. Thanks for the invite.
    If I am ever able, I will
    be there.
    My BS schedule always throws
    a wrench in the works, whenever
    there is worthy road trip and I
    have the free time.