By Bob Owens
On Sunday, a man by the name of Che Taylor was shot and killed in a confrontation with Seattle Police.
How that shooting was characterized by different parties, however, is as different as night and day.
Seattle independent news outlet The Stranger spoke with Seattle-King County NAACP President Gerald Hankerson, and presented a story that portrayed Mr. Taylor as the mostly-innocent victim of racist police officers.
On Sunday, Seattle police shot and killed Che Taylor, a black man from Seattle who was well-known in the community and deeply beloved, Seattle-King County NAACP President Gerald Hankerson said this morning.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if he has one of the biggest funerals in Seattle,” he said.
…Hankerson decried the way some reports “are demonizing him as an armed felon… They’ve already depicted him as a monster.”
Police chief Kathleen O’Toole called Hankerson last night. Hankerson said she told him a gun was “‘in reach’… which indicates to me that a gun was not in his hand.” Another member of the local NAACP, Sheley Secrest, said O’Toole told her the same thing, and that the chief promised to share dashcam video of the shooting by the end of Monday. The department has made a practice of releasing …Read the Rest
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