Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, decries that video that shows an unarmed African-American man lying in the street with his arms in the air doesn’t tell the whole story of what happened when North Miami police shot him earlier this week, a union official said. An officer accidentally shot behavior therapist Charles Kinsey, according to John Rivera, president of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association.

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative, says “here is yet another example of the police trying to cover up a bad shooting and want us to believe that the officer’s life in danger.  There was no gun.  The man was lying on the ground with his hands up and taking care of an autistic child.  This is not only outrageous, but it constitutes that the police department from north to south and from east to west has a ‘shoot to kill order’ on black males anytime a call comes in.  If this is not resolved, as of tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m., I will call for 50,000 protesters down in North Miami to shut the entire city down for one week.”

This is a lie. Here is another attempt by racist White police department to cover up a bad shooting that underscores failure to follow protocol, the lack of professional policing, and the unethical use of force in an innocent situation.  Every time the police gets a call from a White women that says that an African American male has a gun, they respond by trying to murder any African American male that fits the description because of ‘their fear, lack of training, and their shoot first ask questions later’ mentality.


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