Punish Officer Who Allegedly Shot and Killed Unarmed Black Teenager

Target: Police Chief Jonathan Haber, Balch Spring Police Department, Texas

Goal: Fire the police officer who allegedly shot a rifle into a car full of teenagers and killed an unarmed 15-year-old.

Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old boy, was murdered when he was allegedly shot in the back of the head by a police officer with a rifle. The unnamed officer reportedly fired the rifle into the car in which Edwards was riding in the passenger seat as it was leaving a house party. The Police Chief has admitted that he “misspoke” when he initially stated that the car was moving “aggressively” toward the officers. The car was in fact moving away from police, as body camera footage confirms.

Officers were called to the house party to address reports of underage drinking. They were inside looking for the owner of the house when they heard what they thought were gunshots. When they went outside amidst everyone fleeing, it has been reported that one officer fired several shots and killed Jordan. Jordan Edwards’ death is being considered a homicide, and the officer in question has been placed on administrative leave. However the officer’s administrative leave provides no guarantee that any further action will be taken against him, or that Jordan and his family will receive the justice that they deserve.

Sign below to demand that this dangerous and racist policing is no longer accepted and that the officer is fired for murdering an unarmed black youth.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Police Chief Haber,

The killing of Jordan Edwards, an unarmed 15-year-old black boy, is not only a tragedy but a symptom of a wider epidemic of harmful and unacceptable policing and cannot be allowed to stand. The officer who killed him by shooting a rifle into a car full of teenagers as they drove away from a house party must be held responsible for his actions.

Jordan Edwards’ death has been ruled a homicide, especially in light of evidence that the car was moving away from police and not “aggressively” toward them as was initially claimed. This is evidence of the scope of these terrible actions, but it provides no guarantee that the officer in question will be charged. This officer must be punished for his actions. Jordan Edwards and his family deserve justice, and the community of Balch Spring must be able to trust that their police force really will protect and serve. I urge you to fire the officer who allegedly shot and killed Jordan Edwards.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Johnny Silvercloud

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  1. “America throughout the country must figure out a way to police it’s citizens without killing them.” – the Edward’s family lawyer Mr. Merritt.

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