rapper shot dead by 6 cali cops
By Erin White
February 13, 2019
Willie McCoy or “Willie Bo” was asleep in his car in a Taco Bell drive-thru when police shot him to death. Unresponsive at first to six Vallejo, CA. Police who were examining his car, say that at this time they noticed a handgun sitting on his lap. And when McCoy was startled awake by their presence. The officers claim that they told the sleeping artist to “keep his hands visible” but that he “quickly moved his hands downward for the firearm” once he woke up.
Being a Black man in America, cops didn’t give him a single second to adjust to reality after waking up. Instead, all six fired a shot within four seconds, shooting a so-far undisclosed number of bullets into McCoy. They then continued shooting commands at his body before removing it from the car and “rendering medical assistance.” But McCoy died on scene.
“Police are trained to shoot first and hurt you first,” said Marc, Willie’s 50-year-old brother. “They do not respect Black people. Even when they have a person subdued and their life is not in danger, they continue to be blatantly physically disrespectful. That is just accepted in America.”
McCoy’s murder comes after a 2017 video of a Vallejo officer on top of a man on the ground, repeatedly striking him in the face. And another violent video of a different officer shows him hitting a man on the ground with a flashlight or baton. Then last month a Marine veteran accused an officer of assaulting him for using his cell phone.
“No one trusts the police in Vallejo,” said David Harrison, McCoy’s cousin. “We are being targeted … Police have a campaign of executing young Black men who fit a certain profile. Willie dressed the part. He represents hip hop music. They are profiled.”
The six Vallejo police are claiming that they “feared for their lives.”
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