Police kill a black man in LA
Summary: On October 1st, the LAPD fatally shoot another black man, that is the third black man to be killed in the past 5 days while interacting with police. His name was Carnell Snell Jr. and he was only 18 years old, and he was shot for fleeing a vehicle with a paper license plate. People in the community have asked the LAPD to investigate the shooting. The LAPD have announced that an investigation will occur to see if the deadly force was necessary and that they will look and see if there were any criminal charges involved.
Connections: It connects to racial segregation in the 60's because white people treated African Americans poorly. It connects to racism because every time we hear about police shootings that end up killing someone, it's always a white police officer and a black man it's never a black police officer.
Question: What do you think influenced this shooting? Do you think racism has changed?