Innocence Project: the Police Shooting of 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards

There’s too much to keep with these days, so I will keep up with this issue — which must not be forgotten amid all of the other distractions of the T**** presidency.

I will stop reporting on this stuff when it stops happening.

From May 2, 2017: ‘On Saturday night in Dallas, Texas, high school freshman Jordan Edwards was killed when police shot him in the head with a rifle. According to news reports, Edwards was in the passenger seat of a car with four other teen boys, leaving a party, when police opened fire on the car. Initially, the police said that they fired because the car was reversing toward them in an “aggressive manner.” But on Monday, after reviewing the video of what happened—quite notably—Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber retracted that statement and acknowledged that, in fact, the car was driving away from the police. Reflecting on the situation, Haber expressed, “I don’t believe that (the shooting) met our core values.”’

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Teammates of Jordan Edwards attended his funeral on Saturday at Mesquite Friendship Baptist Church in Mesquite, Tex. Credit Brandon Wade/European Pressphoto Agency (from The New York Times)

New York Times:
Police Officer Who Fatally Shot 15-Year-Old Texas Boy Is Charged With Murder
“As a car with five black teenagers inside drove away from the house, Mr. Oliver, who is white, fired his AR-15 rifle, fatally striking Jordan Edwards, a freshman at Mesquite High School, in the head, according to the police and the law firm representing the Edwards family.”

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