Published by the St. Louis American, June 16, 2016
The parents of Mansur Ball-Bey received the crushing news last week that there would be no justice for their son coming from the St. Louis circuit attorney. The 18-year-old was gunned down by St. Louis police officers Ronald Vaughan and Kyle Chandler last year. Both officers are white, Ball-Bey is African-American. He was killed on the anniversary of Kajieme Powell, also killed by St. Louis police.
Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce claims that there was insufficient evidence to charge the officers, but she didn’t take a stand on whether the shooting was justified. This is the kind of muddled process that often allows officers a get-out-of-jail-free card. Read more