Protesters Storm North Miami Police Department Over Shooting of Therapist Charles Kinsey

by admin | July 22, 2016 1:52 pm

Protesters stormed North Miami’s police department to demand justice for a black man who was shot while his hands were in the air.  The protesters shouted “Whose streets? Our Streets”[1] before officers forced them out of the building.

According to local affiliate WSVN[2]–the network that broke the story–the unnamed officer who shot Charles Kinsey has been placed on paid leave.

 

Protesters Storm North Miami Police Department Over Shooting of Therapist Charles Kinsey

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The officer released a statement on Thursday saying he did what he had to do “in a split second” by shooting Kinsey. Kinsey, a worker at a group home, was unarmed and only trying to help an autistic man who was playing with a toy truck.

As BreakingBrown previously reported,[3] the officer claims he was actually trying to shoot the mentally disabled man.

Protesters just stormed into #NorthMiami[4] police department demanding justice for #CharlesKinsey[5] @wlrn[6] @NPR[7] pic.twitter.com/Oyvqb9eYXR[8]

— Nadege C. Green (@NadegeGreen) July 21, 2016[9]

Endnotes:
  1. shouted “Whose streets? Our Streets”: http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Protests-at-North-Miami-Police-Department-Over-Mans-Shooting-387887372.html
  2. WSVN: http://wsvn.com/news/local/video-shows-moments-before-north-miami-police-shot-unarmed-man/
  3. BreakingBrown previously reported,: http://breakingbrown.com/2016/07/north-miami-cop-shot-unarmed-man-hands-air/
  4. #NorthMiami: https://twitter.com/hashtag/NorthMiami?src=hash
  5. #CharlesKinsey: https://twitter.com/hashtag/CharlesKinsey?src=hash
  6. @wlrn: https://twitter.com/WLRN
  7. @NPR: https://twitter.com/NPR
  8. pic.twitter.com/Oyvqb9eYXR: https://t.co/Oyvqb9eYXR
  9. July 21, 2016: https://twitter.com/NadegeGreen/status/756261210073563137

Source URL: http://breakingbrown.com/2016/07/protesters-storm-north-miami-police-department-shooting-therapist-charles-kinsey/