On Saturday August 13th in Milwaukee, WI A 23 year old Black male was gunned down by a gang member of the Milwaukee Police Gestapo(MPG). The victim has been identified by family members as Sylville K. Smith. The pig who murdered Smith has not yet been identified. The incident occurred during a traffic stop, in which Smith was said to have ran from the vehicle, attempting to flee certain police violence. Smith was then shot in the back and died from his injuries. To absolutely no one's surprise, official police accounts have claimed "self-defense" and that Smith had been armed, officer's lives were in "danger", etc. Accounts from eyewitnesses have completely contradicted police lies, however. Claims from citizens on the scene range from Smith not having a gun at all, to Smith having one, but never pointing it at any cops. All this is really beside the point though, since racist gestapo cops are trained to kill Black citizens on sight... whether or not they flee, are armed, or are any threat at all. There is apparently police body-cam footage of the shooting, but has not yet been released to the public.
As a result of Smith's murder, unrest broke out in down town Milwaukee by later that evening. It's been reported that several cop cars were set on fire. A gas station was also torched. Several cops have also been said to have suffered minor injuries. At least 17 citizens had been arrested during street clashes with terrorist cops over the weekend.
Milwaukee murder: Sylville K. Smith seen here, Rest In POWER!
#BlackLivesMatter: local residents bravely stand off against Police gestapo in Milwaukee.
As always, these things are never simple isolated incidents, but have loads of context from which they spring. Milwaukee is said to be the most segregated cities in the country, with a long rich history of systemic racism and brutal state-violence. And many residents have said that the unrest and alleged riots were not just a direct result of Smith's murder, but had been a long time in coming. Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin, with a core population of about 600,000 people. Whites have a modest majority of 44% over Blacks with 39%, according to current statistics. So, things to keep in mind while dredging through the many media reports about this over the next several months.
According to http://killedbypolice.net/, Sylville Smith was the 721st person to have met his death at the hands of American police in 2016.