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Here we go again.
In Texas, a naked 17-year-old boy has been shot and killed by an Austin Police officer.
David Joseph has been identified as the naked teen who was shot and killed by an Austin police officer.
The incident happened when officers were called because of reports of a suspicious Black male in the area. According to Austin police Chief of Staff, Brian Manley, the officer who shot the youngster says the teenager disobeyed orders and proceeded to charge at him.
And of course the shooting took place away from the cruiser’s dash cam, so there wasn’t clear evidence to tell if the teen was armed or even if the officer used a taser before the fatal shot.
Austin NAACP President, Nelson Linder, suspects the shooting death to be illegal.
“We see a rush to judgment and as a result, somebody is dead. Normally it’s always somebody black, in this city and this country,” Linder told KDFW/Fox 4 news. “I don’t see how a young man who’s naked, and not hurting anybody, winds up being dead. When in reality, those things require constraint and understanding, as opposed to deadly force.”