After a car crash early in the morning on Sept 14, 2013 in Charlotte, N.C, Willie Ferrell walked towards the nearest residential area, knocking at doors seeking for help.
Rightly so, a woman resident, alone with a baby, fearing the worst – it was around 2:00AM -, called 911. When the police arrived, that should have brought relief to Willie who survived a car crash; he was still disoriented; he ran towards the cops.
As could be predicted, the police officer, Randall Kerrick, a criminal with a badge, discharged his weapon unto Willie; ten of the twelve shots pierced Willie’s body.
Willie, a former football player at A&M University in Florida, was just 24-years old; he moved to Charlotte, NC to be with his fiancée. Willie was not armed when Officer Randall Kerrick gunned him down.
The primary duty of a police officer is to protect the citizens of his community; everyone in the community should feel comfortable seeing, interacting with a police officer. Just the opposite is true today. There is a palpable distrust and disdain for police officers; and it’s justified.
The trigger happy police officers (such as Randall Kerrick) should be taken off the streets, retrained, re-assigned or relieved off their duty, for anything less is unacceptable in a civilized society.
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