Trayvon redux

I don't know what to make of this bizarre police shooting at an Ohio Walmart. It's got a lot of the Trayvon Martin dilemmas in it, right down to the tearful accounts of the dead black man's girlfriend, who was on the phone with him when he died, but with a lot more witnesses this time. The guy is said to have been driven to the Walmart without having a gun on him. At some point he was spotted wandering around the Walmart with a scary black gun and pointing it at people, perhaps trying to load it. Or else he simply picked up a toy gun and was carrying it to a cash register. Police shot him when he refused to surrender the weapon. Or else he was innocently turning to reply to a challenge, and answering "it's only a toy." In any case, it will be a relief to have a little more evidence to go on this time.


E Hines said...

Walmart has potsful of security cameras in their parking lots and in their stores. Actual evidence ought not be lacking here.

Eric Hines

Ymar Sakar said...

There was plenty of evidence in the Florida incident, just not as reported from the court room by the media.

The actual police reports and video taped witness run throughs went rather well.