Corey Jones, Shot Dead by Plainclothes Cop in Florida

October 20, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


On early Sunday morning, October 18, Corey Jones—a 31-year-old Black man—was killed by a plainclothes cop in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Jones, a drummer, was going home after a gig Saturday night when he called his brother to say his car had broken down on the highway. He was shot dead by the cop soon afterwards. When he didn’t show up for church on Sunday morning, where he was the lead drummer, his friends and family knew something was seriously wrong.

Shaun King, a writer for the New York Daily News, tweeted:

Corey Jones

This is #CoreyJones. Murdered by Florida police on Sunday morning. A church musician.

Another tweet from Benjamin Dixon, a friend of Corey Jones, said:

The police killed a friend of mine this morning. Before they tell you he was a thug, he played drums in church every single Sunday.

Yet another Black man gunned down by cops. No more! Stop police terror and murder!


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