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Wisconsin: Police Shoot and Kill 14-Year-Old Native American Boy

HeadlineNov 14, 2017

In Wisconsin, a 14-year-old Native American teenager was shot dead last week by a deputy in the Ashland County Sheriff’s Department. Jason Pero was a member of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The shooting occurred after police received a 911 call about a man walking down the street with a knife. Investigators now believe the 14-year-old was the one who had made the 911 call. Pero’s grandfather criticized the police for using lethal force. Alan Pero said, “He got murdered out in front of the house here. He’s a boy. There’s warning shots. There’s Tasers. There’s pepper spray. You don’t go right on a 14-year-old kid and go for the kill zone.”

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