“I got ’em,” says SLCPD officer Clinton Fox, who shot and killed 50-year-old Patrick Harmon in August during what Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown later referred to as “a routine stop.”
In one of three body-cam videos released, Harmon, standing next to his bicycle can be seen complying after he’s asked to remove his backpack. Seconds later, as he’s about to be handcuffed, he attempts to flee and Fox, one of the three police officers on scene, opens fire.
After being shot three times, Harmon is then tasered and administered first-aid. He was pronounced dead later that night at an area hospital.
Earlier, DA’s office called deadly shooting ‘legally justified’
Dozens of Confederate flags were flown over public parking garages in Charleston, South Carolina, in protest after a black activist previously arrested for removing the flag from the state house flagpole was invited to speak at a local university.
One that flees; especially : a person who flees to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution.
Black Americans live in a system of racist policing, mass incarceration and selective prosecution.
1.6 million black men are in American prisons, on probation or parole, double the number enslaved in 1850.
Disproportionately black communities are victimized twice the number of whites for risky, high-cost loans.
Black men receive prison sentences that are, on average, 20 percent longer than those of white men who committed the same crimes.
Since 2010, 22 states have passed new voting restrictions that disproportionately affect black voters.
In 2014, the median household income for whites was $71,300 compared to $43,300 for blacks. But for college-educated whites, the median household income was $106,600, significantly higher than the $82,300 for households headed by college-educated blacks;
Thousands of people from around the world flee to America as refugees, yet unable to flee to other countries, millions of Black Americans live like refugees in their own country.