Getting Cigarettes Out of Your Car While Black in America

Posted: July 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

How many unarmed black people have to be shot in Florida? This poor 60 year-old man got shot on his own property! Fortunately he lived.

Say It Ain't So Already

Thank God this guy wasn’t killed:

Lying in a hospital bed the night after he was shot by Escambia County sheriff’s deputies in his own front yard, Roy Middleton only had one question: Why?

Middleton, 60, of the 200 block of Shadow Lawn Lane in Warrington, was shot in the leg about 2:42 a.m. Saturday while trying to retrieve a cigarette from his mother’s car in the driveway of their home.

A neighbor saw someone reaching into the car and called 911. While he was looking into the vehicle, deputies arrived in response to the burglary call.

Middleton said he was bent over in the car searching the interior for a loose cigarette when he heard a voice order him to, “Get your hands where I can see them.”

He said he initially thought it was a neighbor joking with him, but when he turned his head he saw deputies…

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