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San Francisco Cop Kills Black Teenager Who Was “Acting Suspicious” [VIDEO]


A 15- year-old San Francisco boy has met the same fate as Oscar Grant, Rekia Boyd and countless other black citizens gunned down by police. Derrick Gaines was shot and killed Tuesday (June 5) by an officer after he and his friend were confronted at a local gas station for “acting suspicious.”

According to South San Francisco Police Capt. Mike Brosnan, the boy failed to cooperate with another officer’s inquiries, and ran away. Brosnan said that Gaines also pulled out a gun.  “In turn, our officer in the protection of his own life discharged his weapon,”  he said.

The Gaines family denies that Derrick was violent. “This is a boy … he didn’t deserve to be killed. He didn’t deserve to be killed,” said his stepfather Michael Red. They are seeking a full investigation into his death.

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  • Jen

    “acting suspicious”…new term for “shoot now and we’ll worry about it later”. SMDH!

  • stopbsin’

    Easy to critize when you don’t have a gun pointed at you. Why did he run? Obviously because he did have a gun. I like how its everyones fault but the kid. Maybe he should be held responsible for his actions. He ran from the cops and pulled a gun on one. If I were the cop I would have shot him too. The cop has a family and should protect his life first. Don’t be ignorant or uneducated.