Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New Jersey cops shoot Radazz Hearn — an unarmed black 14-year-old — seven times as he pulls up pants


Radazz Hearns, 14, of Trenton, was shot seven times by a State Police trooper and Mercer County sheriff's officer on Aug. 7 as he ran from the officers, according to his family's lawyer. This photo of Hearns with the words "Justice 4 Radazz" has been shared on Facebook by his family. (Photo courtesy of his lawyer)

Radazz Hearns, 14, of Trenton, was shot seven times by a State Police trooper and Mercer County sheriff's officer on Aug. 7 as he ran from the officers, according to his family's lawyer. This photo of Hearns with the words "Justice 4 Radazz" has been shared on Facebook by his family.

Salema Jackson broke into tears before she even uttered a word to those assembled at Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton on Thursday to discuss the shooting of her 14-year-old son by two police officers.
"I just want everyone to know this whole thing is tragic, and it's very hard," Jackson said, after composing herself. "It's hard to see a child hurt and you can't help him."
She said her son, Radazz Hearns, is progressing and is a fighter. He remains in stable condition at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.
Hearns was shot seven times in the back of his legs and buttocks as he ran from police officers on Friday who confronted him on a Trenton street while responding to a report of shots fired.


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Lamentations 4:18
They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.

Deuteronomy 28:50
A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young