Colin Kaepernick was right to take a stand against cops who shoot unarmed black men for no good reason. His “take a knee during the National Anthem” stance brought a whole lot of attention to an injustice that’s still going on in America. Take a shooting that happened Thanksgiving night in Alabama for instance. United States Army veteran Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. was gunned down by an out of uniform police officer who had been called to the scene of suspected gunshots at the Hoover’s Riverchase Galleria near Birmingham.
ABC 3340 reported that his family has hired Benjamin Crump to represent them in the shooting death of Bradford Jr. In a press release, the family said:
‘Our family is completely shocked, heartbroken and devastated at the tragic death of our beloved EJ. EJ was a devoted son and brother, who dedicated his life to serving his country and always doing the right thing. As we continue to grieve, rest assured, that we are working diligently with our legal team to determine exactly what happened and why this police officer killed our son. We will never forget EJ, and ask for your continued prayers during this incredibly difficult time.’
LIVE: Activists call for a boycott of the Galleria mall following police shooting of 21-year-old Emantic Bradford. Hoover Police say evidence suggests Bradford did not fire the shots that injured an 18-year-old at the mall Thursday night. (This is a raw feed. Viewer discretion is advised) DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2zrDiJC
Posted by ABC 33/40 on Saturday, November 24, 2018
In the Bradford murder, police initially said he was the one who fired the shots at the mall, but investigators have since said they now believe the gunman responsible for injuring an 18-year-old male and a 12-year-old female is still at-large. In other words, Bradford was innocent of any wrongdoing but that doesn’t help the family because he’s still dead because of a shoot first and ask questions later cop.
Hoover police captain Gregg Rector said in a press release:
‘Over the past 20 hours, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigators and crime scene technicians have interviewed numerous individuals and examined several critical evidentiary items.
‘New evidence now suggests that while Mr. Bradford may have been involved in some aspect of the altercation, he likely did not fire the rounds that injured the 18-year-old victim.’
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