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St. Louis erupts after white officer kills black teen

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Another black teenager has been shot and killed by police. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Vonderrick Myers Jr., 18, was stopped by an off-duty officer for a random “pedestrian check.”

The police officer claims that Myers ran and began firing a gun before he shot and killed the teen. However, eyewitnesses have told a different account of the incident. Myers’ cousin, Teyonna, said Vonderrick was unarmed and only had a sandwich in his hand when he was shot.

The hashtag “16” soon became a trending topic on Twitter as word spread that Myers had been killed by the officer after being shot 16 times. Moments after the shooting, Myers’ mother arrived at the scene and fainted.

Dozens of people in the community eventually gathered at the scene and soon began protesting the shooting. The crowds became heated and are still upset over the unjust shooting of Michael Brown in August.

Officer Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Brown, has yet to be arrested. This killing and other cases of police brutality prove that most police officers are incapable of using proper judgment when dealing with black men.

There used be a federal standard for diversity training in every police department in the nation, that practice needs to be reinstituted.



3 Comments

  1. butterbeanbabe on October 9, 2014 at 9:54 am

    if you notice since the 1980s police dept all over the country has started allowing shoot first methods and why do they have to keep firing ? that means you want to kill not injure , who made them jury and executioner , these ex military post tramatic stress disoreder cops being hired need to be sent home all of them .. the military cover up is they know these men are inelgible to work once coming home . mental illness of any kind should not be tolerated on the force … now we got another black kid murdered for no reason these black kids are in fear now .. these cops are seeing wilson and zimmerman get off and they think they can too .. .some of them dont care a racist white man do not care about non of the issue of murderng that badge gives them rights like you wouldnt beleive ever shooting is investigated and made to look like the victims fault

  2. Noff Memphis on October 9, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Why do all black men have to look “suspicious” to cops when it is a natural fact that any man, of any color will look nervous when pulled over by any police, of any color…. because we are thinking,”I don’t want to have to spend money or go to court” but the cop is thinking, “He’s black and maybe he is looking nervous because he has drugs, a gun, or a warrant”. Not fair and this type of bigotry thinking must change.

  3. Lynn on October 11, 2014 at 2:07 am

    I think Rolling Out wrote this one backwards, it should read most black men are incapable of using proper judgment when dealing with police officers. Stop committing crime and attacking them and you won’t get shot!