19-year old Leon Ford of Pittsburgh, PA was pulled over by three police officers, as part of a “routine traffic check”. However, after holding Ford for almost 40 minutes, the police suspected that he was up to no good and demanded that he get out of his car. In order to make sure that he did not attempt to drive off, two of the officers bust his window and forced themselves into the passenger seat of the car. Extremely scared and confused, Leon drove off only to have the officers in the passenger seat shoot him multiple times in the torso. These shots are what left him paralyzed to this day. The officers have lied and said that Ford had drugs and weapons in the car. There were no drugs or weapons found at the scene of the incident. Leon Ford is now paralyzed due to the attack by the police officers. He is being charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, and reckless driving. He is the Father to a beautiful child that he can never run around or play with. No charges have been brought against the officers who shot him. As a Black Male living in Amerikkka, You are public enemy number one. Don’t ever be fooled into believing Racism does not exist.
Written By @KingKwajo
North Bar Street, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire
Frederick William Elwell (British, 1870–1958)
Oil on canvas, 62.2 x 75 cm, 1933.
Beverley Art Gallery.
Vincent van Gogh, Head of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette (Oil on canvas), 1886.
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