My heart is breaking… In a situation with no obvious threat, two police officers shot a precious little boy and his father. The child tragically died and the father, in critical condition, was unable to attend his own son’s funeral. Yahoo News published a brief article and interview about the incident:
A police body camera recorded the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy with his hands up and posing no threat as police fired into his car, severely wounding the motorist and killing his son, the man’s lawyer said Monday.
“This was not a threatening situation for the police,” said Mark Jeansonne, an attorney for Chris Few, who remained hospitalized and could not attend Monday’s funeral of his son, Jeremy Mardis.
Derrick Stafford, 32, of Mansura, and Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, of Marksville, were ordered held on $1 million bonds Monday on second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder charges, Jeansonne said.
Absolutely terrible. Here’s more:
Louisiana’s state police chief, Col. Mike Edmonson, said Friday that “it’s the most disturbing thing I’ve seen — and I will leave it at that.”
Few’s condition was improving Monday, but he had not been told as of midday that his son is dead, Jeansonne said. His stepfather, Morris German, said last week that Few had bullet fragments in his brain and lung.
Greenhouse is the son of a top assistant prosecutor for District Attorney Charles A. Riddle, who recused himself from the case on Monday, calling it “not good for any of us.”
These men took the life of an innocent six year old for no apparent reason. I can’t begin to imagine the grief his family is going through.
Why is this story not all over the media?
If the child had been black, would it have received more acknowledgement?
I wish more people really thought “all lives matter.” The injustice of it all is heart wrenching. Please join me in praying for the family of this sweet little boy and his father.