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NC: White Neighborhood Watch Vigilante Kills Black Man Returning from Party

HeadlineAug 11, 2016

In Raleigh, North Carolina, a white man who claimed he was on a neighborhood watch shot and killed a 20-year-old African-American man after telling the 911 dispatcher, “We got a bunch of hoodlums out here racing. I’m going outside to secure my neighborhood.” Police say Chad Copley shot and killed 20-year-old Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas from inside his garage as Thomas was walking home from a party on Sunday. Copley has been charged with first-degree murder. The case recalls the killing of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch vigilante George Zimmerman.

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