In the latest case of police brutality, a caregiver of a young man with autism was shot in North Miami, Florida.After authorities were called to reports of a suicide, the police arrived at the scene in Miami, Florida, where they found Charles Kinsey (a black behavioral therapist) trying to calm down his patient.


3 Officers Killed, 3 Others Injured in Baton Rouge Shooting

After somehow mistaking the toy truck the autistic patient was holding for a gun, the officer fired at Kinsey, harming, but not killing, him. Video soon surfaced of the incident, and many are scratching their heads as to what compelled the police to shoot at all.

When asked, the officer involved said “I don’t know.”


Watch the video below.

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About The Author Samantha Callender

Samantha Callender is a multimedia journalist whose work ranges from entertainment journalism to pieces highlighting social issues in multicultural communities. Samantha strives to find intersects between entertainment and social matters, believing that pop culture has the power to not only entertain the masses, but to educate them as well. Her goal when storytelling is to write pieces that serve as a catalyst to prompt dialogue and activism. Her work can be seen on VIBE, The Source, Jet Magazine, The Root, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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