Last summer, our country descended into chaos when St. Louis police officers shot 18 year-old thug Michael Brown dead. Despite the fact that Brown had actually attacked Officer Darren Wilson, race-baiters took up his cause and violent riots spread throughout the country.
Now, history has repeated itself, as St. Louis police were forced to shoot another 18 year-old black man yesterday.
According to Daily Mail, officers were serving a search warrant at a home in the north side of St. Louis where they found three guns and crack cocaine. Mansur Ball-Bey, 18, tried to flee and pointed a gun at police before he was shot.
Ball-Bey’s death caused riots to escalate last night as Ball-Bey’s friends and family paid tribute to him.
“RIP to my cousin ‘Man Man’ another black unarmed male killed in STL,” said a friend who called himself Dre. “Man I’m sick about this! Man Man just graduated high school! He wasn’t even in the streets like that.”
“Just graduated high school in May!” he added. “Had a whole future ahead of him…. Let them tell it, he was a thug. I guess we all look like ‘thugs’ smh.”
“Man Man was not that kinda kid to buck up against the police,” said Rosalind Cody-Veasley. “HE JUST WOULDN’T DO IT! He was 18, just graduated and just got off work. They need to explain.”
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told the shooting occurred at around noon on Wednesday, when two suspects fled from the home intersection of Page and Walton in north St. Louis. Ball-Bey then turned and pointed a gun at police, at which point they shot him. He died at the scene.
Each officer involved in the shooting has been on the force for seven years, and they were both unharmed. One is reportedly 33 years-old, and the other is 29.
Despite the fact that police officers clearly acted in self-defense, this incident will undoubtedly cause the riots in St. Louis to escalate. Please pray for the police officers there, as well as their families…