CW: police killing Buried in an OPB article, the cops admit the person that had a mental health crisis isn't the victim. That person was helped before the cops showed up. The person PPB murdered in Lents Park, Robert Delgado, was just enjoying the park on the first sunny day.
CG@CG_PDX · Apr 18Replying to @potato_bloc
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1:26 PM · Apr 18, 2021
Authorities also clarified that the person who was fatally shot by police was not a person experiencing mental distress whose behavior prompted calls to police, as was previously reported. That man, who witnesses say was walking shirtless in traffic, was taken to a hospital for treatment of a possible drug overdose, according to police.
The article. And it’s bullshit that it’s buried several paragraphs down, in favor of the more dramatic and damaging “looking for the rioters” headline.
The cops *thought* they were shooting an unarmed man having a mental health crisis, but they were actually shooting a totally different guy.
and this is somehow not the headline.
ps if you think you should rat out a “rioter” fuck off.
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