“Police shot and killed a young man in south Los Angeles at the end of a car chase on Saturday, sparking a protest after witnesses said the 18-year-old was shot in the back five times while running away with his hands up,” cbsnews.com reports.
“The chase began when officers tried to pull over a car with paper plates, suspecting the vehicle may have been stolen, and the driver refused to stop, Sgt. Barry Montgomery said. He said the passenger got out of the car during the pursuit and ran into the back of a house, where he was shot. The driver fled the scene and remained on the loose.”
This morning, the LAPD said investigators found a handgun at the scene of the shooting. Somehow I don’t think that’s going to mollify Black Lives Matter protesters or their followers. BLM and their ilk are strangely immune to factuality, while many of their “followers” seem more interested in the art of looting than achieving “social justice.”
Witnesses told CBS Los Angeles the deceased man — believed to be [Carnell] Snell — was running with his hands up, and said he was telling officers he was unarmed, when police shot him about five times.
Here we go again? The media sure seem to think so, recounting a litany of controversial police shootings every time there’s a controversial police shooting, leading people to believe that they’re connected and “routine.” Stoking the fires of racial hatred or highlighting systemic racism? We report, you decide.