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They used a 50,000 volt taser on him and, when he reacted to being electrically shocked, they shot him six times. The autopsy revealed two of the six shots were “contact gunshot wounds,” meaning that one of the cops held Africa down, pressed his gun against Africa’s chest and pulled the trigger.
This was a horrific, unjustifiable execution of an unarmed homeless immigrant from Cameroon, a country in Central Africa. But on February 2, 2016, the LA Police Commission ruled that Africa’s murder was justified. The Commission said video from the officers’ body cams, which has not been publicly released, shows that the shooting was “in policy.” Jeff Sharlet, a journalist who saw the body cams video, said, “This is not a matter of interpretation. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is lying about the killing of Charly Keunang.” The attorney for the Keunung family said in reaction to the LA Police Commission ruling, “This was a cover-up, not a police investigation.” Yes - and a green light for the on-going genocidal assault on Black and homeless people.
The LAPD is also hiding video of the shooting of Brendon Glenn, a homeless, unarmed Black man shot in the back by an officer in Venice in May. In 2015 the LAPD killed 21 people, more than any other city police force. At least 7 of the victims were homeless. No charges were filed in any of these cases – or for any on- duty shooting by LAPD in the last 15 years.
No! This must stop! A system that makes people homeless, then treats homelessness as a crime and uses its police to contain, terrorize and kill people who need housing, help and compassion, is illegitimate.
On Tuesday, March 1, join us for a memorial march and speak out to honor Charly and all those brutalized and displaced by this criminal system.
Release the Videos! Indict, Convict, Send the Killer Cops to Jail!
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