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Relatives of Jonathan Ferrell, a 24-year-old former college football player killed by a police officer, encounter sign describing civil rights activists as racist

Relatives paying their first visit to the site of the killing of an unarmed black man by police in North Carolina were greeted by a sign attacking civil rights activists as racists and ordering them to “leave our neighborhood alone”, according to family representatives.

Jonathan Ferrell’s mother and brother travelled on Monday to Bradfield Farms, in the eastern suburbs of Charlotte, to lay a wreath on the spot where the 24-year-old former Florida A&M University football player was fatally shot by a police officer.

According to a family spokesman, before the Ferrells arrived at the site of the shooting a wooden placard was placed nearby. It displayed a message in white paint that said: “We reject your racist attitude … leave our neighborhood alone!”

The sign was addressed “to the racist groups” Black Lives Matter and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which was restyled as the “National Association of Always Complaining People”.

One of the arriving officers fired a Taser at Ferrell and missed, the 24-year-old ran towards Kerrick, who responded by shooting at Ferrell 12 times, striking him 10 times and killing him.

Judge Robert Ervin declared the mistrial when a Mecklenburg County jury failed to reach a verdict after four days of deliberations and the foreman said they were deadlocked. Earlier this year, Charlotte authorities paid Ferrell’s family $2.25m to settle a civil lawsuit over his death.

Willie, who is 25 and played football for Florida A&M University alongside his brother, said the family was focused on developing the “Justice For Jonathan” foundation, which aims to improve understanding between law enforcement and the people they police.

“We want to help send young kids to school, help get them off the streets, help them make sure they don’t go down the wrong road, and to help police officers not look at young people and stereotype them based on what they see on television, or the colour of their skin, or how they speak,” said Willie Ferrell.

“It’s about helping and making a change. That’s really what Jonathan was about.”       source

As in many the highly publicized cases of police brutality, the victims were not involved in violent crime, not before or at the time of their murders! Not to mention the extreme unreliability and scarcity of police violence statistics. How about YOU “do some research” and realize that police brutality is just one of a myriad of areas in which black Americans face discrimination. As far as your black-on-black crime narrative, for one white-on-white crime exists in similar proportions. Second, when black criminals kill other blacks, the criminal goes to jail but when cops unjustifiably kill unarmed black people, they get paid vacations and thousands in donation money: do you not see the difference? The need to protest?




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