Did You Hear About THIS On The News? “Hispanic” Mentally Disabled Man Shot And Killed By Black Shooter IGNORED

Posted on May 7, 2012


Arizona (The Gaslamp Post) – It was asked in the mainstream media, what would have happened if George Zimmerman were black and Trayvon Martin wasn’t.  Well… apparently nothing.  The family of a mentally retarded man say that they want justice after their 29-year-old brother and son, was shot dead in the drive thru lane of a Taco Bell in Laveen, early last month.

Adkins’ dog “Lady” remained with his body after he was shot. Photo MyFoxPhoenix Channel 10

Police say that Daniel Adkins, (pictured above) who is being described as “hispanic” rather than “white-hispanic” (as in the case of George Zimmerman) according to news reports, was walking his yellow labrador retriever near a Taco Bell on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

According to Gather.com, a witness said Adkins had stepped into the drive thru lane as an unidentified customer had come around a corner, almost hitting Adkins and his dog.

According to the shooter, identified by police simply as a 22-year-old, black, male; he and Adkins exchanged words before Adkins, whose family said has the mental capacity of a 12-year-old, allegedly swung a metal pipe or bat at him.  It was at that point, according to the shooter and his pregnant passenger, that the driver shot Adkins.

The shooter claimed that he shot Adkins in self-defense, although police say that no weapon of any kind was found at the scene.

“It is very upsetting to know that this person is not in jail yet.  How would they even let him go while confirming up to now that he never had a weapon? All he had was his dog and holding a dog leash,” said Daniel’s sister, Marina Reyes.

According to KSAZ-TV, an unidentified witness told police that he indeed saw Adkins swing his fist at the driver.  The witness did not report seeing Adkins with a weapon.

To date the driver has not been charged or arrested.  “Just because we don’t book a person immediately does not mean we don’t charge a person at a later date,” said Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson.  Police say that the case is still under investigation, according to CBS affiliate, KPHO-TV.

“This person is still on the loose and I don’t agree with that.  So he’s saying self defense, then where’s the weapon?  Where’s the pipe?  They didn’t find anything on my brother,” said Reyes.

(h/t:  infowars.com, KPHO-TV, gather.com, KSAZ-TV)

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