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Unarmed black man, Ezell Ford, killed by LAPD August 13, 2014
On the heels of the Mike Brown tragedy, another Black man has been shot and killed by the police. The 24-year-old man succumbed to gun injuries after an encounter with police in South LA.
The incident happened Monday evening, shortly after a shooting was reported at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway. The LAPD stopped a man 200 blocks north of the 65th block when things took a dangerous turn. According to a police statement, officers opened fire after “a struggle ensued.”
The man, who was later identified as Ezell Ford, was then transported to the nearest hospital where he underwent surgery but later died. Ford is one of countless victims who have recently died at the hands of police- who are to protect and serve the community.
Was Ford killed for simply being a young, African-American male – the very same characteristics that claimed the lives of John Crawford and Mike Brown?
The mother of the victim, Tritobia Ford,  said her son was lying on the ground and obeying the officers’ commands when he was shot. Multiple reports indicate he was unarmed.
Further details on the shooting is underway and will be investigated by LAPD’s Force Investigation Division. The LAPD is currently being sued by Marlene Pinnock, a homeless woman whose vicious beating at the hands of a still unidentified officer was caught on tape. Her lawsuit alleges excessive force, assault, battery.
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The surrounding south LA community has organized a protest to demand justice for Ezell on Sunday, August 17 at the LAPD headquarters at 3 p.m.
Rest in power, Ezell. No justice, no peace!

thepeoplesrecord:

Unarmed black man, Ezell Ford, killed by LAPD 
August 13, 2014

On the heels of the Mike Brown tragedy, another Black man has been shot and killed by the police. The 24-year-old man succumbed to gun injuries after an encounter with police in South LA.

The incident happened Monday evening, shortly after a shooting was reported at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway. The LAPD stopped a man 200 blocks north of the 65th block when things took a dangerous turn. According to a police statement, officers opened fire after “a struggle ensued.”

The man, who was later identified as Ezell Ford, was then transported to the nearest hospital where he underwent surgery but later died. Ford is one of countless victims who have recently died at the hands of police- who are to protect and serve the community.

Was Ford killed for simply being a young, African-American male – the very same characteristics that claimed the lives of John Crawford and Mike Brown?

The mother of the victim, Tritobia Ford,  said her son was lying on the ground and obeying the officers’ commands when he was shot. Multiple reports indicate he was unarmed.

Further details on the shooting is underway and will be investigated by LAPD’s Force Investigation Division. The LAPD is currently being sued by Marlene Pinnock, a homeless woman whose vicious beating at the hands of a still unidentified officer was caught on tape. Her lawsuit alleges excessive force, assault, battery.

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The surrounding south LA community has organized a protest to demand justice for Ezell on Sunday, August 17 at the LAPD headquarters at 3 p.m.

Rest in power, Ezell. No justice, no peace!

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News say “unarmed man.”

That’s a child.

They say he stole candy. A baby. You kill a child over stolen candy? That’s probably worth $3.

We are just kids. Smh
Black kids.

Cashier called in and said he didn’t steal candy and that they didn’t call the police. Supposedly him and a friend were walking in the middle of the street going home and a cop told them to move, shot him from his car, and then got out and shot him again. His body was out for 5 hours and they didn’t let his mother ID the body.

Two photos: First is a picture of Mike Brown, Black young man wearing a hat and blue button down. caption reads, “Michael Skolnik @michaelskolnik HE HAS A NAME: Mike Brown, 17 years old, was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, MO. He was unarmed. RT!” Second photo is of cops blocking off the area where Mike Brown’s body lies and face community members who are standing by. Caption reads, “Michael Skolnik @michaelskolnik MORE: many community members in Ferguson MO have take to streets in anger over police killing of unarmed teenager.”

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