Yet Another Case of Getting Away With Murder
by E. Nyisztor on September 11, 2015 - 3:37pm
A Washington state police officer will not face any charges for the shooting of two unarmed black males resulting in one fatality and the other is reportedly paralyzed from the waist down, is basically the whole point of the article found on Aljazeera America News website. The article, simply entitled, Washington police won't face charges over shooting of two black men is about a Washington police officer, Ryan Donald, shooting two unarmed African American males resulting in the death of one of them. The two men were allegedly trying to rob beer from a supermarket. After failing to do so the two tried escaping on skateboards when they were stopped by Officer Donald. In the report Donald recounted that the two men had wrestled him to the ground and tried using their skate board to strike him. The article also reports the account of the living victim who is left paralyzed from the waist down, who said that he never tried to use his skateboard as a weapon and doesn’t remember if his friend had or not. The shooting of the two males provoked street demonstrations in the town of Olympia. The Officer will not be charged for the shooting because his use of force was justified, stated Anna Larsen, a spokeswoman for the Thurston County prosecuting attorney. However, an investigation will still be conducted to see whether or not Officer Donald violated any department policies. The article closes with the author telling us that the surviving victim of the shooting will be prosecuted for assault charges latter this year.
Washington police won't face charges over shooting of two black men. (2015, September 3). Retrieved September 11, 2015, from http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/9/3/washington-state-patrolma...