The Trayvon Martin story remains in national headlines this week, but little media attention has been paid to a similarly troubling case: that of Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr., a 68-year-old Marine vet killed in his home last November by police officers in White Plains, NY.
The officers were responding to a false alarm accidentally triggered by Chamberlain’s medical alert pendant while he slept. Instead of helping the man, who had a heart condition, they broke down his front door, tasered him, reportedly called him the “n-word” and mocked him, then shot him dead.
Audio throughout the incident was recorded by his medical alert device.
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SIGNAL BOOST. There is a petition to urge that justice be done and to ensure the grand jury hears the audio tapes, which outline the shocking disregard for this man’s life. Please sign it.
wabc eyewitness news in new york has been covering this, i’ve seen them mention it a few times and i’m glad they do keep revisiting this story.
Jesus. What is this world coming to.