Last Saturday in the U.S. city of Lynwood, California, there was another high-profile killing associated with racial problem, reported on 13 December, the website of the TV channel ABC7.
28-year-old African-American Nick Robertson was shot by police of Los Angeles County in the area of the Arco gas station at that moment, when he was wounded, tried to crawl to flee the scene.
This scene is depicted on your cell phone one of the witnesses of the incident, were in the store across the street. This man told reporters that Robertson was armed: he shot into the air, refused to obey the requirements of the security personnel and was aiming at the guards from the gun 45-caliber, then discovered at the scene of the shooting.
In a note it is stated that the deceased was married and was the father of three children: 8-year-old girl and twin boys a year younger.
Sister Robertson has already said that she hoped that the police will go to jail and will not be dismissed from work «for two to three weeks», as it has happened in the United States.
County Sheriff Jim McDonnell issued in connection with this incident an official statement saying: «I want to assure the public that the Sheriff’s office will treat this incident with seriousness and will conduct a thorough professional investigation against the shooter. We work closely with law enforcement and engage citizens who saw the incident. This also helps us modern technology – cell phones and the Internet, which enable to expand the range of sources. I urge anyone who has any information about the incident, to contact our investigators. Our main priority is the safety of citizens.»
Recall that last summer in the U.S., a wave of protest against the killing of black teenager Michael brown town Ferguson, Missouri, police also shot dead.
In April of this year Michael Slager, a police officer from South Carolina, were charged with the unprovoked brutal murder of African American Walter Scott, 50 years – father of four children. This murder occurred over the weekend in North Charleston. According to the video, a police officer stopped on the highway machine Scott with a faulty taillight, and when he tried to flee, shot eight times in the back fleeing, and then put the corpse in handcuffs. Under the version of police, Scott, armed with a stun gun, assaulted him and a fight ensued.
The investigation of the crime are the FBI and the U.S. Department of justice. Police officer charged with first-degree murder, the maximum penalty for which, under the laws of the state death penalty.