Cops Kill Kevin K. Allen in Lyndhurst, New Jersey Library

June 8, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


Friday, May 29— Kevin K. Allen, a 36-year-old Black man, was entering a library in the township of Lyndhurst, New Jersey when several cops followed him and proceeded to open fire—shooting him to death on the third floor where the children’s room is located. All this occurred in the presence of children—one of whom witnessed the complete horror of this murder. First, there is the fact that Allen was just going about his business and suddenly gets shot down dead. The police chief, James O’Connor, said that Kevin brandished a “utility-style knife” but there was no description of it nor was there any indication that it posed any danger to anyone involved. O’Connor said that “He [Kevin] continued to be aggressive and charged at officers... he left them no choice.” The reality is that these cops just started blasting away without even trying to handle the situation in a whole different way—including taking personal risks to protect the public, including the victim! There was no attempt by the pigs involved to de-escalate whatever “danger” the victim posed. News reports said that the two cops involved in the killing were taken to the hospital to be treated for “trauma and shock.” What about the trauma, shock, and SAFETY of the children who were in the room? Just WHO are the police protecting and serving by firing their weapons on the third floor of a library where the children’s room was located? There was absolutely NO regard for the lives and safety of the children or anyone for that matter. It was just the opposite—they were all put in a situation of grave danger of being hurt or killed.


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