Cops in Los Angeles fatally shot a homeless man they scuffled with in broad daylight in downtown L.A.’s Skid Row on Sunday, and a bystander captured it all live on video which is going viral on internet now.
Locals of the area who all knew the homeless Black man and simply called him ‘Africa’ where shocked and horrified to see his dead body. Many could not control their grief.
Another eye witness said that Africa may have been fighting with someone else in his tent when the cops arrived to the area in response to a robbery call, and had reached for one of the officers’ service weapons.
Another guy also noted a municipal law requiring tents to be removed from the sidewalk during daylight hours, according to the Times.
But does that mean you can be shot dead? Just like that? For a tent on the footpath!
Seeing all this police brutality on the streets of USA one wonders – is this the world’s only superpower and the ‘most civilized’ nation on the earth?