Article courtesy of The Stream, written by Dustin Siggins.
This week, three police shootings of black citizens in Baton Rouge, Brooklyn and Minnesota have sparked protest both locally and nationally. Here are some key facts about each.
On Monday, according to surveillance cited by “sources,” Delrawn Small attacked off-duty police officer Wayne Isaacs in Brooklyn over what has been described as “road rage.” Small allegedly walked up to Isaacs’ car and began punching him in the face as the officer sat. Isaacs, who is also black, took two punches before shooting Small.
According to news reports, Small was in a vehicle with his girlfriend, their infant child, and her two teenage daughters, but ignored his wife’s admonitions not to confront Isaacs. One report indicates the altercation occurred because Small thought Isaacs cut him off, and at a red light got out of his vehicle. His girlfriend allegedly told police Small had three drinks at a BBQ, and had a temper.
Isaacs was treated for minor injuries and released from a hospital.
Featured Image: Dallas police stand watch near the scene where four Dallas police officers were shot and killed on July 7, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)