Mississippi: Boy Shot by Police Following 911 Call

    Mississippi: Boy Shot by Police Following 911 Call
    Last updated May 26, 2023
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    • An attorney for 11-year-old Aderrien Murry revealed Thursday that the boy was shot in the chest on Saturday by an Indianola, Miss. police officer who was responding to a domestic disturbance call at the Murry's home.[1]
    • The child was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where he was treated for a collapsed lung, fractured ribs, and a lacerated liver. Murry is now recovering at home after being released from the hospital on Wednesday.[2]
    • Nakala Murry, the boy's mother, said she asked her son to call 911 as she was worried about her safety after the father of one of her other children showed up at her home at 4 a.m. in an “irate" mood.[3]
    • According to her account, the child, who is Black, was shot shortly after he turned a corner into the living room following instructions from officer Greg Capers, who called on everyone inside to come out while having his gun drawn.[4]
    • The Indianola Board of Aldermen this week voted to place Capers, who is also Black, on paid administrative leave while the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation probes this incident. He was previously named the department's "best officer."[5]
    • This is the latest incident in a series of police shootings of unarmed African Americans, with officers last month killing a 52-year-old man in New Mexico after responding to a domestic violence call at the wrong house.[6]


    Left narrative

    This victim’s youth makes this incident an egregious example of poor policing, but it fits a trend in the US of Black citizens being shot at a disproportionate rate by law enforcement. Black Americans are just 14% of the population but are shot by police at twice the rate of White Americans. This officer must be fired and charged to show citizens that cops will be held accountable.

    Right narrative

    While this incident obviously must be investigated, it is outrageous that the mainstream media and its leftist pundits are making a racial connection despite both the accused officer and the victim being Black — just like they did when five Memphis officers killed Tyre Nichols. Once again, the woke left is nonsensically playing the race card.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 2% chance that a large American city will fully abolish their police department before 2035, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

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