According to reports of The New York Times in its online edition of May 5, 2017, Al Jazeera in its online edition of May 2, 2017 and Wikipedia, a 15-year-old Afro-American boy was fatally shot by Roy Oliver, a white police officer in Balch Springs, Texas. On April 29, 2017 somebody called the police in the neighbourhood around 11:00 p.m because drunk underaged kids were working around and making noice. Upon arrival, gunshot were heard. A car containing Jordan Edwards, two of his brothers and two friends suddenly reversed, was accelerating forward and away from the officers. There were five teenagers in the car, all of them, Afro-Americans. Roy Oliver, a white policeman, who was armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, opened fire on the car and Jordan who was riding in the front passenger's seat, was struk in the head.
In the Police Department’s first account of the fatal shooting, Chief Jonathan Haber had said that the car was reversing aggressively toward the officers when Mr. Oliver opened fire. But after Chief Haber reviewed the two officers’ body cameras, he corrected that description: The car had reversed but was accelerating forward and away from the officers when Jordan was struck.
Mr. Oliver was fired from the police department on May 2, 2017. On May 5, 2017, Oliver was charged with murder and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
He turned himself into police later that day and was released after posting $300,000 in bail.
Under the same circumstances, would Mr Roy Oliver have opened fire on a car full of white teenagers? Taking the risk that he could have killed all of them?You can also contribute! Your financial contribution, as well as your contribution through articles or translation are very appreciated.