Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Another Mentally Ill Man of Color Killed By Police

His name was Paul Castaway, a schizophrenic man of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Police shot him four times. They say he was running at them with a knife but witnesses and video footage say he was walking toward them with a knife held at his own throat. Police say they came because he stabbed his mother in the neck. His mother says he poked her in the neck with a knife and she asked police to come help her subdue him. She now regrets making the call.

Most news outlets I looked at can't help but list his criminal record. Only one listed his tribal affiliation.

Police brutality against Native American people is also a huge problem. No one seems to care. I only saw one post about this on Tumblr. He will get no justice.


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