UNITED STATES: LAPD kills Black 13-year old


On February 6, shortly before 4am, after a five-kilometre police car chase, the pursued (stolen) car skidded onto a kerb. One passenger dropped out, the car began backing up, and police fired 10 rounds into it. Several went straight into 13-year-old Devin Brown, killing him instantly. Brown was an honour student, according to his teachers, he had had trouble dealing with his father's death a year earlier. The police have announced a new training scheme in response to the shooting. On February 14, a community meeting attended by hundreds demanded the police officers involved be charged.

From Green Left Weekly, February 23, 2005.
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