Fire Officers Who Reportedly Shot an Unarmed 13-Year-Old Boy

Target: Mike Brown, Chief of Police for the Salt Lake City, Utah Police Department

Goal: Immediately fire officers reportedly involved in shooting a 13-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome.

A 13-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome was reportedly shot several times by police officers in Salt Lake City (SLC), Utah. The boy, Linden Cameron, recovered in a hospital from injuries to his shoulder, both ankles, his intestines and bladder.

Cameron’s mother, Golda Barton, called 911 in request of crisis intervention because her son was having an episode related to “bad separation anxiety”resulting from her going to work for the first time in over a year. Barton told police, “He’s unarmed, he doesn’t have anything, he just gets mad and starts yelling and screaming.” She then claimed that, within five minutes of entering the house, officers were yelling “get down on the ground” before firing several shots. While Sergeant Keith Horrocks of the SLC Police said he thought Cameron “had made threats to some folks with a weapon,” police later confirmed that no weapon was found at the scene.

We cannot continue to support a police force that shoots and kills unarmed citizens, many of which suffer from mental illness. Sign below to demand that the officers determined to be involved in Cameron’s shooting are immediately fired and charged with assault.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chief Brown,

It has become exceptionally evident that American police are not adequately trained in de-escalation and should not respond to any mental health incident. Yet again, an unarmed American citizen was shot; this time, it was a 13-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome.

This is profoundly unacceptable. I demand that you immediately fire all officers determiend to be involved in the shooting of Linden Cameron and charge them with assault.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Jackie Salo


21 Comments

  1. Justin Recht says:

    Such irresponsible actions give good cops unjustly a bad name.
    This individual should be fired without any $ compensation!

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