Video: “Why Did They Shoot Me?” – Unarmed Student’s Last Words as Cop Executed Him From Behind

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At 18, Anya Slaughter gave birth to her first son Kendrec McDade.

He was the apple of her eye. In so many ways, she says, she grew up with him.

“He changed my life. He made me want to be a better person.”

Nineteen years later, he was murdered by police a week after the birth of his younger brother. His grieving mother went to identify his body in the same hospital where she had given birth only days earlier.

The tomorrow that never came

Her story feels like something from the movies, unfortunately it is a reality so brutal it has left an entire community shaken.

On 24 March 2012, the Azusa-resident dropped her son off to his father’s place. Her former partner lived about 25 miles away in Pasadena.

She said goodbye to him and, ironically, said: “I love you and I’ll see you tomorrow”

When Anya returned home, she looked at the newspaper on her iPad and read about a police shooting of an African-American young man in Pasadena; it never crossed her mind that the victim could be her son.

The report said the young man who had been murdered was 20 years old.

Around four hours later Kendrec’s father, Kenneth McDade, called and said the boy had not turned up at his apartment. Anya did not think much of that either, her son was an American football player in high school and so she assumed he would have gone to a game that he forgot to mention to his parents.

She tried calling his phone, but he didn’t pick up.

A while later his father called up again, this time to confirm that he knew his son’s whereabouts but he had other information too – a parent’s worst nightmare. Kendrec had been shot dead.
“Why did they shoot me?”

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Filming Cops was started in 2010 as a conglomerative blogging service documenting police abuse. The aim isn’t to demonize the natural concept of security provision as such, but to highlight specific cases of State-monopolized police brutality that are otherwise ignored by traditional media outlets.

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  • dave

    Nothing new here, local S.S killing someone AGAIN!!!!!!!!

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