His name is Johnathan Ferrell. A former football player for Florida A&M University, the 24-year-old Ferrell recently moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, but on Saturday was shot and killed by police. After a wreck, Ferrell went to a nearby house and knocked on the door; the woman in the house called police after panicking. Police say Ferrell charged at them and 27-year-old Randall Kerrick allegedly shot him.
This to many is an officer-involved shooting, but to me, the police has crossed the line again. When does this nonsense stop? “To protect and to serve,” Yeah, right! Remember:
THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE RELATIONS!
This is a situation of police brutality seen too many times. This is a situation in which a young life was taken away. Right now, officer Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter, but what justice does that serve if the maximum sentence is 40 years? Clearly, there is no way of bringing Ferrell back, but hopefully, we can let law enforcement know the difference between “clear and present danger” and just straight crossing the line.
Stop the Violence!