In a case that rocked the nation last September, reports of a Charlotte, NC police officer unloading 10 shots into an already injured and unarmed African American college student who had been in an accident; dose not have a happy ending.
Although Officer Randall Kerrick was arrested for manslaughter back in September, member of the grand jury have decided to release Kerrick, 28, on the bases that "they did not have enough evidence to indict the officer of the felony charge, and ask prosecutors to refile the case with lesser charges."
I am personally outraged and offended. This is the second time (publicly, I'm sure there are countless cases) where Caucasian offenders are released with a slap on the wrist after committing grotesque crimes. With the evidence being presented clearly in black and white (no pun intended) how could this decison have been reached? WE as a community need to dig a little deeper and request that more be done to protect our people. Is it just me or does it seem like this hunting season, and blacks are caught in the cross-hairs.
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A grand jury has indicted a North Carolina police officer for voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of an unarmed man.
The panel handed down the indictment against Charlotte Officer Randall Kerrick on Monday, hours after a judge ruled the North Carolina Attorney General's office could resubmit the case.
A separate grand jury declined to indict Kerrick last week. Because the panel was four members short, Attorney General Roy Cooper decided to make a request to send the case to a second jury.
Investigators say Kerrick shot 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell on Sept. 14 as he looked for help after a car crash.
The voluntary manslaughter charge carries a prison sentence of up to 11 years.
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Stephen "TheeBlackSocialite" Hale