So, usually I don’t post stuff like this, but this story really got to me. This is Keith Vidal. He was killed this past Sunday, January 5th. Keith suffered from schizophrenia. A call for help was made by his parents after he broke out into a schizophrenic episode. The police were only on the scene for seventy seconds before gunning down the boy and killing him. What provoked the police to shoot was that Keith had grabbed a screwdriver and threatened to use it. The police felt threatened and that was their reason to kill him. Before shooting him, the police tased him and one of the officers said, “We don’t have time for this,” and then shot Keith dead. All his parents wanted was to get him help, and now their kid is dead. You can try to fight me on this and say that the kid deserved it, but he didn’t. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that cannot be controlled. The police are trained to handle special situations like these and the police on this scene did not.
This happened in Boiling Springs Lake, North Carolina.
Something needs to be done about the officer who killed this kid. It’s pretty fucked up.
R.I.P Keith Vidal