The shooting of an 11-year-old boy is Black-on-Black hatred fueled by working in a racist system

A Black cop in Mississippi shot and wounded an 11-year-old boy who was ordered to call the police by his mother who feared a domestic dispute with the father of another one of her children was about the get out of hand.

Aderrien Murry walked out of another part of the house and was shot in the chest by police officer Greg Capers of the Indianola Police Department after everyone had been ordered to leave the house.

This follows an incident in Memphis in which five Black cops killed Tyre Nichols 29, a Black motorist the cops accused of speeding.  

Nichols was beaten and kicked in the head repeatedly by the cops. He was stopped on January 7, 2023, and he died a few days later at a local hospital.

And in Akron, Ohio, a black cop was part of several cops who fired 46 bullets into Jayland Walker, a delivery driver, killing him following a traffic stop. Walker was running away from the police. He had the gun in his car but it hadn’t been fired. Walker was murdered on June 27, 2002.

So are Black cops becoming like White cops and shooting Black men and boys? 

“Although we have a system built on racism, the fact that we have people working within our system and willing to enforce those racist policies, laws, and procedures is our biggest problem,†said Nikki Haley, whose cousin, William Green’ was shot to death by a Black cop, following a routine traffic stop. 

Michael Owen shot Green,43, while he was handcuffed in the backseat of a patrol car. Green was shot six times. The shooting occurred on January 27, 2020, in Prince George’s County.

Aderrien Murry was given a chest tube and placed on a ventilator at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. 

He had a collapsed lung, fractured ribs, and a lacerated liver because of the shooting, his mother said. He was released from the hospital Wednesday.

His lawyer and his mother want Capers fired. Capers was recently named Policeman of the Year by his department.