Jayland Walker is dead. More than 60 rounds were shot into his 25-year-old body by police after he exited his car, possibly having fired a gun, fleeing a traffic stop. Need I tell you that Jayland Walker was Black?
It happened in Akron, Ohio, where police fired more than 90 rounds at Mr. Walker, with over 60 penetrating his body. Imagine if he had been white … police would have given chase on foot, put out an APB (All Points Bulletin), impounded the car, and never fired a single round, or they would have fired over his head simply as a warning.
The eight officers who collectively shot at and killed Jayland Walker have been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation. Rather like a vacation with pay … as a reward for abusing their position to murder yet another Black man.
A lone young man … More than 60 rounds of ammunition … Jayland Walker … SAY HIS NAME!