It Happened again in “liberal” SF – Cops Shoot man in the back for not paying train fare (Riot / Graphic)
On Saturday, July 16th, the San Francisco Police shot and killed an unarmed 19 year-old man for allegedly not paying his Muni train fare. Witnesses say the shooting happened after the suspect de-boarded the T-Third Muni train and was confronted by police for not having a ticket. A chase ensued and the suspect was shot at six to ten times. People who gathered at the Muni stop were throwing bottles at police, who had three blocks of Third Street blocked off, from Palou to Newcomb avenues. Initial reports showed that the man was shot in the back and there was no weapon to be found, however Sunday, the San Francisco police claimed that they had “found” a silver handgun on the scene likely in order to stave off another Rodney King type riot in the streets of California.