Police Shot Man in Los Angeles While He Was Lying On the Ground

24 year-old Ezell Ford was shot by cops in Southern Los Angeles while on the ground, obeying police orders. He is currently hospitalized and in critical condition. It should be perfectly clear to everyone by now that this is not a case of “a couple of bad apples”. The entire system of policing and incarcerating in this country exists primarily to do one thing: preserve that age-old Amerikkkan value of white supremacy.

KTLA

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Family members said Tuesday that a 25-year-old man was complying with police orders when he was fatally shot by LAPD officers in the Florence neighborhood South Los Angeles.

Officers are seen on a street in South Los Angeles where a man was fatally shot by police on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) Officers are seen on a street in South Los Angeles where a man was fatally shot by police on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Officers responded to a report of a possible officer-involved shooting at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway (map) at 8:12 p.m. Monday, Lt. Ellis Imaizumi of the Los Angeles Police Department said Monday evening.

Patrol officers had “conducted an investigative stop” in the 200 block of 65th Street, and “during the stop a struggle ensued” and police opened fire, an LAPD news release issued midmorning Tuesday stated.

The man was transported to a hospital where he underwent surgery, according to Officer Sara Faden, spokeswoman for the LAPD. He later succumbed to…

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