The Atlanta police killing of Rayshard Brooks is the latest instance in a disturbing series of cops openly disrespecting their victims in the moments after using lethal force in situations that didn't call for it.
The officer who shot unarmed behavioral therapist Kinsey in North Miami last year was charged last week. Other cases in Georgia and California have also come about.
"To say that we didn't mean to shoot the African-American guy, we meant to shoot the guy with the disability makes the person's life worth nothing," said Matthew Dietz, the Soto family attorney, in an interview with NBC.
Officers said they responded with gunfire after the patient was unresponsive to their calls to get down, and loaded what they thought was a gun. They fired three shots, one of them hitting Kinsey in the leg. The gun turned out to be a toy car.
"I don't know." That's the response the North Miami police officer gave to shooting victim Charles Kinsey, when he asked why the officer opened fire as he lay flat on the ground, hands outstretched to prove he was no threat to the police.
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