By COURTNEY ADELMAN
The issue of black lives matter and police shootings is extremely prevalent in today’s society.
After shooting an unarmed caretaker, a North Miami police officer will face criminal charges.
Officer Jonathan Aledda was arrested and charged on Wednesday, April 12. with attempted manslaughter and a misdemeanor of culpable negligence.
Aledda shot and wounded a behavioral therapist who was laying on his back on the ground with his hands up in the air, begging officers not to shoot.
This was caught on video by a nearby bystander.
This was an off-duty shooting.
Miami-Dade State attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has concluded that Aledda was more than 150 feet away from caretaker Charles Kinsley. Two other officers were about 20 feet away and did not feel threatened.
According to a press release, Aledda was not even close enough to be in the position to assess the situation and shoot.
Prosecutors have been discussing this for months and confirmed that Aledda’s shots were unjustified.
Many people believe that Aledda shot the wrong target and was trying to shoot the autistic man because he believed he had weapons and was a threat to Kinsley.
This case is resurfacing, but is very confusing. Why did this cop shoot this man and was there a valid reason?
He should be charged for no reason, because essentially he shot an innocent man and he was too far away to even see what this man was doing and if he was a threat.
The news media have covered this in a very interesting way because there is no way of telling exactly what happened.
Some people think that the police officer was just protecting himself, but other people believe that it was way more than that and it should be an influential case in the black lives matter movement.