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This is video of the police shooting of Kajieme Powell, that occurred yesterday, a few miles from Ferguson. He was wandering around, obviously disturbed, but posing no apparent threat to by-passers, the police took exactly 15 seconds to decide to shoot him.

From before the police arrived until after the area was cordoned off: the second police shooting is not quite what the SLPD chief said it was:

WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO OF SHOOTING DEATH

6:38 PM PT: I just learned that St Louis Mayor Francis Slay, in an interview with Chris Hayes, stated that he released this video after notifying Kajieme Powell's grandmother during a condolence call that he made to her. He also said that they believed the videographer was "shopping it around," so that he knew it would eventually be out there. FWIW

Originally posted to Susan Grigsby on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 04:08 PM PDT.

Also republished by Barriers and Bridges, Support the Dream Defenders, and Police Accountability Group.

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