Over 1000 Protest police killing of homeless camper in New Mexico
1000 people marched around the Albuquerque police headquarters to protest the police killing of a man who was said to be “camping illegally”
By John Vibes
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (INTELLIHUB) — Jason Boyd, a homeless man who was allegedly camping illegally in the foothills of New Mexico, was shot dead by police after a 3-hour standoff recently. Video footage of the standoff recently surfaced which contradicted the claims from the police that the man attacked them.
Earlier this week over 1000 people marched around the Albuquerque police headquarters to protest the death of Jason Boyd, and the number of other police killings that have taken place in the state.
In the past 4-years Albuquerque Police have shot and killed 23 people. That’s the highest per capita rate out of any police department in the nation. In fact, it’s four times the national average, according to a new report.
The following is footage of the altercation that resulted in the death of Jason Boyd:
The following is footage of the protests that took place after the killing: