Police in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida have refused to explain why an officer shot and killed a black man who was reportedly having car trouble over the weekend.
According to WPTV, Palm Beach Gardens Police have only said that one of its officers had shot a man at around 3:15 a.m. on a southbound exit ramp of I-95.
Family members confirmed that the man was 31-year-old Corey Jones, who is known in the community for playing drums in several local bands and churches.
“We don’t know where his body is, we don’t know what’s going on, all we know is someone knocked on the door and said this has happened,” WPEC was told by Ava Wright, a cousin of Jones.
Wright explained that Jones had called an older brother to report car problems while on the way home from a gig on Sunday morning. Jones reportedly said that he would need a ride home after calling a tow truck.
“The family needs some comfort,” Wright insisted. “He never got into any trouble; he was a very good kid.”
Watch the video below from WPTV, broadcast Oct. 19, 2015.
Disturbing video exposes the dangerous message a State Patrol officer told team: ‘Don’t kill them, but hit them hard’
Krystal Marx, the executive director of Seattle Pride, shared a disturbing video this week revealing the violent message an officer in the Washington State Patrol gave to his team as it prepared to confront protesters.
“Don’t kill them, but hit them hard,” he said as he walked through a group of his colleagues.
“I remember shaking,” Marx told the Seattle Times of the experience filming the patrol from her office window. “Why not say, ‘Restrain them, calmly’?”
Chris Loftis, a spokesperson for the patrol, gave the Times a statement trying to explain away the comment as poor “word choice,” but it was not reassuring:
Raised fist in Canada may be one of the largest acts of solidarity with US protests against police violence
With protests against police violence gripping cities across America, multiple actions of solidarity have come from abroad.
A pilot in Canada took to the skies on Thursday for a large-scale act of solidarity.
The airplane tracking website FlightAware captured radar of the planes journey as a pilot drew a giant raised fist while flying over 150 MPH with an altitude that stayed under 1,500.
[caption id="attachment_1631392" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Plane with the tail number CGZPT drawing a raised fist in the air while flying above Halifax, Canada. [/caption]
Comedian Rob Delaney reveals why he hates Ivanka Trump and Mike Pence more than the ‘stupid bigot’ president
Comedian Rob Delaney offered the leader of the free world a profane greeting as his 74th birthday approaches.
"President Trump's birthday is coming up and there's no better way to wish him a 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' than by sending him a personal video message," Trump's 2020 reelection campaign posted on Twitter. "Upload your video TODAY."
So Delaney did, shooting a video to the "stupid bigot" president.
"My birthday suggestion to you is just that you resign as president," Delaney posted in a video uploaded to Twitter.
"You f*cking sucked at the coronavirus response," he explained. "I mean, it was miserable and that's your fault personally and as a result, thousands and thousands of people died that didn't need to die."