In Phoenix, Protests Follow Police Shooting of Unarmed Father of Four

Another one …. keeping track. Coming out of the woodwork!

The Fifth Column

103095069-undocumented-immigrants-stand-on-a-curbside-awaiting_1 Phoenix police vehicle | Photo by John Moore/Getty Images


Phoenix was the site of protests on Wednesday night following the death of Rumain Brisbon, a 34-year-old man shot and killed by police one day earlier. Echoing a bigger national conversation about race and use of force by law enforcement, one local activist expressed growing frustration with a perceived tendency of police to shoot rather than arrest and detain, telling USA Today, “It’s open season for killing black men.” Friends called Brisbon “a gentle father of four who was dropping off fast food for his kids at his family’s apartment.”

According to a statement from a spokesman for the Phoenix police department, the officer—whose name has not yet been released—was near Brisbon’s apartment complex investigating a burglary when a man who lived there told him a drug deal was taking place in a nearby Cadillac SUV. The officer allegedly…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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