Zachary Hammond was on enjoying his first date with a girl. Then he was shot and killed. Unarmed white teen shot by police. Where is the outrage?
His date was eating ice cream until her boyfriend was shot. His date, Tori Morton, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. All of this happened over 10 grams of marijuana.
The police report does not mention the shooting. It happened on July 26 in a Hardee’s parking lot. A second report, which has not been released yet, will detail the shooting.
Per The Washington Post:
More than a week after Hammond’s death, his family’s attorney says race is almost certainly playing a role in the disconcerting silence. Unlike the victims in the highest-profile police shootings over the past year — in cities from Ferguson and Cleveland to North Charleston and Cincinnati — Hammond was white.
“It’s sad, but I think the reason is, unfortunately, the media and our government officials have treated the death of an unarmed white teenager differently than they would have if this were a death of an unarmed black teen,” Bland told The Washington Post this week. “The hypocrisy that has been shown toward this is really disconcerting.”
He added: “The issue should never be what is the color of the victim. The issue should be: Why was an unarmed teen gunned down in a situation where deadly force was not even justified?”
Unarmed White Teen Shot by Police – Where is the Outrage?
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