Jonathan Ferrell



Jonathan Ferrell (1988-2013) was an unarmed black American man shot dead by the police. The Charlotte/Mecklenberg county police in North Carolina gunned him down in the early hours of Saturday, September 14th 2013.

The police received a call at 2.30am from a woman in Bradfield Farms, an upscale suburb of Charlotte. She said a man was pounding on the door. She thought it was her husband, who was working late. so she opened the door. When she saw it was not her husband, she slammed the door, pushed the panic button on her house alarm and called the police. The man continued to try to get her attention.

When the police arrived they found a man not far from her house who “fit the description”. He ran towards them – or “charged” or “advanced” maybe. One of three police officers shot a Taser, a stun gun. When that…

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