Miles from Ferguson, another black teen killed by police

The Political Agitator response: I am for justice no matter who it is for or against. I do not base every incident on the Michael Brown or previous shootings by the police. I look for the evidence to prove what happened and then go from there. All I know is that something needs to be done in every town across the USA to have some real dialogue on what is going on so that we can move past this stuff.

Just five miles from the site where Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, another young, black teen was shot and killed by police late Tuesday night.

Demonstrations and angry clashes between police and protesters erupted overnight as the community reacted to another death of a young, black teen at the hands of police. The St. Louis County Police confirmed the death, saying the teen had pulled a gun on an officer from the city of Berkeley and that “fearing for his life” he had “fired several shots.” According to police, a handgun was recovered at the scene.

Berkeley is just two miles from Ferguson; this is the third police shooting death of a young black teen in less than six months. A second teen, also armed, was shot and killed in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis by an off-duty police officer in October. The latest shooting comes just as many have called on the anti-police brutality protests to halt in the wake of the deaths of two New York City police officers who were killed by a man allegedly outraged by the deaths of Brown and others. (Source: Read more)

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