Hundreds of people flooded the streets of Fort Worth in protest against police killers
The murder of Atatiana Jefferson who was shot by a white policeman provoked indignation among local residents and dozens of other caring people. Tonight, people came out with posters urging the authorities to conduct a transparent investigation of the murder.
For more than 48 hours, the police were silent and did not disclose the details of the case, leaving the name of the killer unexposed.
It is worth recalling what happened that night. The video, which was shot on the body camera of the shooting cop, demonstrates how an officer, without notifying the people inside, secretly walks around the perimeter of the house and as soon as he sees the silhouette in the window, shoots his weapon. Atatiana Jefferson died almost immediately, while her 8-year-old nephew was in the same room at the time of the shot. Later, during the inspection of the crime scene, investigators found a gun in the room where the woman was shot.
At the moment, all the evidence indicates that the officer was not prepared for the police service and his unstable mental state caused the murder of an innocent woman in her own house.
Fort Worth ministers are demanding responses from the authorities. In their statement, they ask the question “Are we the threat?”
“They don’t value our lives!.. ‘She had a weapon’…”She is in her house!.. It doesn’t say she pointed her weapon, they found the one when they were in. This is murderers! Fort Worth Police Department murdered this woman!” ministers said.
It is reported that in the near future the police will conduct an interrogation of the shooter.
“It’s another one of those situations where the people that are supposed to protect us are actually not here to protect us,” said Jefferson’s sister, Amber Carr. “You know, you want to see justice, but justice don’t bring my sister back.”
The public and the family of the deceased requires justice. Many Protestants compare this incident to the Amber Guyger case, which shot black Botham Jean in Dallas last year, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for intentional homicide a few weeks ago.