Zion, Illinois Police Kill 17-Year-Old Black Youth

April 8, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


From readers:

On Saturday, April 4, 17-year-old Justus Howell was shot twice in the back by Zion, Illinois police and died of his injuries. According to several witnesses, Justus was not armed when police shot him.

Justus HowellJustus Howell
Photo: Howell family

Justus’s mother, LaToya Howell, said he wanted to go to medical school and be a surgeon. "Justus was a young man murdered by Zion police," she said. "As he was fleeing from police, they killed my son. He couldn't have been a threat if he was running."

Family members have called for Justice for Justus.

We share their pain and feel the loss of another young life cut short by the police. We send our heartfelt condolences to LaToya and the Howell family and we stand firmly with them in their fight for Justice for Justus.

The funeral is Friday, April 10, and a protest walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 11.

The police are still killing unarmed people and this MUST STOP!

Memorial where Justus Howell was killed by policeMemorial at the site where Justus Howell was killed by police in Zion, Illinois.

Posters at convenience store near where Justus Howell was murdered by policePosters at convenience store near where Justus was gunned down.

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