August 2014 has been a volatile one to say the least. Following the killings of Eric Garner in Staten Island, NY in July, August has kicked off with the killings of John Crawford in Beavercreek, OH and Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO. All of these men were killed by the police and none of them were armed. The LAPD has just added its name to the fire after killing 24-year-old Ezell Ford in South LA.
Police officers shot Ford at West 65th Street and South Broadway after a supposed “struggle ensued.” The victim’s mother, Tritobia Ford said claims her son was lying on the ground and obeying orders when he was shot.