The Indianapolis Police are under fire for saying some rather cruel and insensitive comments after shooting and killing a 21 year old black man.
Dreasjon Reed was streaming live on Facebook while he was being pursued by the police after he was allegedly driving recklessly and hit several cars (according to the police). He stopped the car and got out and started running, while he had thousands of viewers tuned in live.
Based on the video footage, it looks like Reed was first hit with the taser and fell to the ground, then he was shot and killed. I am not sure how many times the bullets actually hit him, but I heard at least 14 gun shots. Take a look at the video below.
My question is, why did they choose to kill him if he was already down after he was hit with the taser?? Why is it okay to kill a black man because he was running from the police? No, I am not saying he was doing the right thing by taking the police on a high speed chase or running from them on foot, but why choose death when his life could have been preserved.
RIP to Dreasjon Reed and I truly hope justice is served.