“Zachary Hammond was shot and killed by a police official during a sting operation. The official is unidentified and the department refuses to release his information. Hammond was going through the drive thru at Hardee’s and the police officer suspected him of illegal activity. The officer blocked the car, but evidence shows that the officer shot through the driver’s side window and his life was not in immediate danger. Ana Kasparian (The Point), Ben Mankiewicz (What the Flick!?), and Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.
Why does it seem the mainstream media is largely ignoring this? Is there a racial double standard?
“Zachary Hammond — an unarmed white man — was fatally shot by a police officer in South Carolina in July. Social media users have raised awareness of his death with the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, but his family is angry over the lack of greater outrage.
When a police officer in South Carolina opened fire on 19-year-old Zachary Hammond in July, the official account was a familiar one: The officer feared he was about to be run over.” Young Turks