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Chronically ill Black Marine veteran Kenneth Chamberlain Sr shot dead by police sent to look after him

by | 4th, April 2012

IN light of the killing of Trayvon Martin, news of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. Mr Chamberlain was black. He was 68-years-old. He was once a Marine. Police killed him at his home in White Plains, NY on Nov. 19, 2011.

Before shooting Mr Chamberlain dead, police called him a “nigger”, electrocuted him with a stun gun and shot him with a beanbag gun. They then double-tapped him twice in the chest.

The police were there to help Chamberlain whose medical alert pendant had accidentally triggered an alarm while he slept. That alarm has a built-in recording device. Reportedly, the police can be heard yelling: “I don’t give a fuck, nigger, open the door!” They banged on the door for an hour.

The alarm went off at 5:08am. At 5:25am, police arrive. At  7:09 am, Mr Chamberlain is dead in hospital, shot by the police.

When police arrived, they knocked at Chamberlain’s door. He shouted to them that he was ok. The police claimed they heard other voices and out of concern battered the door down. They police say he had a knife and a hatchet. He was wering only his boxer shorts. The Chamberlain family say that is not so.

Who fired the shots that killed an ill man? The police will not say:

“In the other incidents that you have out here of questionable shootings, the officers’ names were given out. So it only makes my family and I wonder why isn’t this officer’s name released?” said Chamberlain Jr. “Had that been myself or any other citizen inside here that shot and killed someone, our whole life history would be on television, on the radio and in the newspaper. I feel that it’s only right, it’s only fair that that officer’s name be released.”

petition has been created before a Grand Jury hearing into the case.

The family wants to sue.

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