Sunday, January 26, 2014

No indictment for cop who killed innocent, unarmed man after shooting him 10 times
A grand jury decided not to indict the North Caorlina police officer who shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell–a 24-year-old black man who had just been in a car crash, had committed no crime and was unarmed.

Randall Kerrick, an officer with the Charlotte police force, killed Ferrell when he discovered the disoriented man on a nearby front porch. The homeowner evidently believed Ferrell–a former college football player–was trying to break into the house. In reality, he had just survived a car crash, and was asking for help.

Ferrell ran toward Kerrick when he saw him, prompting the officer to shoot him 10 times. An autopsy revealed that Ferrell may have already been on his knees by the time Kerrick started firing....