Last week, Casey Goodson, an African-American youth in Columbus, Ohio, was shot and killed by the police, which once again aroused the attention of American society to the issue of violent police law enforcement. The incident is still brewing.
Over the past few days, relatives and friends of the victims, people from all walks of life, as well as local sports stars, have been denouncing the police for violent law enforcement.
At the same time, local police and businesses are also prepared to respond to the possible outbreak of protests at any time.
According to the Associated Press local time on the 10th, although Columbus police claimed that the African-American young man, Casey Goodson, was armed with a gun at the time of the crime and threatened the life of the police at the scene, the victim’s family said that Casey Goodson was holding only a sandwich at that time.
At the same time, the autopsy report released on the 9th local time also showed that the bullets that caused his death were fired from behind.
The murder of Kathy Goodson triggered condemnation from local people from all walks of life and called for the arrest of the police officers involved.
In addition, according to the US media USA Today on the 10th, local time, Columbus residents plan to hold protests this weekend, demanding severe punishment for the police who caused the accident, racial discrimination and inequality.
The local police are ready to deal with this; local businesses have also blocked the door and window of the store with wooden boards to deal with a new round of police-civilian conflict that may be triggered by the protests.