San Antonio newspaper threatens to publish address of every local police officer after another unarmed black man is shot dead. 36-year-old Antronie Scott who was wanted for felony firearm and drug warrants was fatally shot in San Antonio by police officer John Lee. Lee thought he had seen a gun which was actually a cellphone.
Editor-in-chief Stephanie Zarriello has likened police to KKK and sex offenders, stating at a press conference: ’Like Ku Klux Klansmen with hoods, [officers] do everything they can in order to protect their identities for fear of being brought to justice.
‘Just as the names and addresses of sex offenders are publicised in order to protect the public from their wicked behaviour, we feel that our community has the right to the exact same level of protection.’
This is the latest string of events as protests over the deaths of unarmed black men have erupted around the country calling for an end to police brutality and racial discrimination.