Police Shoot, Kill White SC Teen. Where's The Outrage?
Some are asking why the police shooting death of a white teenager in South Carolina hasn't garnered attention like the deaths of black men.By Christian Bryant | August 6, 2015
The story sounds familiar: an unarmed person is shot and killed by a police officer. But a shooting in South Carolina has gotten much less attention than others like it, kicking off another discussion about race and outrage over policing.
A South Carolina police officer shot and killed 19-year-old Zachary Hammond through Hammond's car window in a parking lot in Seneca — southeast of Greenville. Seneca police say Hammond was selling weed to an undercover officer when at least one other officer showed up. (Video via WHNS)
This is where the story gets fuzzy: authorities say Hammond tried to run over the officer who eventually shot and killed him. But an independent autopsy goes against that claim. The results show Hammond was shot from behind. (Video via WSPA)