Police shooting of another African-American teen shocks US
The killing of another African-American teenager by police has shaken the US, as Americans were already angered over the earlier controversial murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a volunteer watch guard.
The incident occurred when a Pasadena resident, Oscar Carrillo, called the police to report that two armed men had robbed him of his computer and backpack and that one of them had pointed a gun at him.
Moments later, two police officers encountered McDade, who was running on the street at the time. When he made a move at his waistband, one of officers opened fire and killed the student.
However, no weapons or any of the stolen items were found on him.
Two days after the shooting, police arrested Carrillo on charges of involuntary manslaughter, blaming his false claim about his assailants brandishing a gun for the police shooting.
The incident came as public protests continue across the US over the killing of another unarmed 17-year-old African American by an armed neighborhood-watch volunteer.
On February 26, George Zimmerman shot dead Trayvon Martin outside his father’s house, claiming he killed the teen in self-defense after being severely beaten by Martin. However, the police video footage of Zimmerman’s arrest showed no sign of injuries on him.
Meanwhile, Human rights groups insist that the shooting of Martin was racially motivated.
Trayvon's case has once again stirred serious concerns over a growing trend of racial discrimination against African-American communities in the US.