Supporters Attend Vigil for Man Shot in Police Car

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  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dozens of supporters have gathered outside the motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was slain to pray for a young man who was fatally shot in the back of an Arkansas patrol car.

    The vigil Monday night outside the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., came hours after police released an autopsy report in the death of 21-year-old Chavis Carter.

    The report said Carter's death was a suicide, but several people at the vigil continued to question how a man in handcuffs could shoot himself in the head.

    Police said officers in Jonesboro, Ark., searched Carter twice but didn't find a gun before he was fatally shot July 28.

    Carter's mom, Teresa Carter, wiped her eyes as people spoke about her late son.

    "My heart is heavy," she said.

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    5 thoughts on “Supporters Attend Vigil for Man Shot in Police Car

    1. ITS ALWAYS A BLACK MAN YOU NEVER SEE A WHITE BOY OR ANY OTHER RACE GET TREATED LIKE THIS WHEN IS IT GOING TO STOP,,,AND WHERE THE HELL IS OUR SO-CALLED BLACK LEADERS,,,WHERE ARE YOU!!!!!!!!!SPEAK UP FOR THIS MAN AND HIS FAMILY,,,,,,,WHERE ARE YOU,,,,,,,,I’LL TELL WHERE THEY ARE WORKING FOR THE WHITE MAN AND DIDNT WANT TO MAKE WAVES,,,,,,,YOU DO A GOOD JOB FOR MASTER YOU HEAR,,,,,,

    2. It’s people like you, Just want to be…, that can make a difference – if this angers you so much, why wait on the “SO-CALLED BLACK LEADERS” to bring attention to this tragedy…you do something

      Don’t talk and fuss about it…be about it! ~

    3. This case sounds like a case in Panama City, Florida where Martin Lee Anderson. He was wrongfully subdued and left to die in the Youth Detention Center. The autopsy was falsified. Please Tom Joyner don’t let them get away with this. They need an outside source to do this autopsy. Was there residue on his hands? Where is the ALL of the police video and audio footage? Can we get Internal affairs on this?

    4. It is going to stop when we make it stop!!! Our black leaders are doing other things so at some point we have to learn to fight for ourselves…..Maybe the family should have an independent investigation done…..

    5. THIS IS REALLY SAD… WE GO TO JAIL FOR KILLING EACH OTHER BUT EVERYDAY THEY KILLING ONE OF US..JAH BLESS THIS FAMILY..

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