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Unarmed Black Therapist Shot by Florida Cop While Helping Autistic Patient, White Folks Furiously Call Out Each Other on Their Hypocrisy

A Black Miami behavior therapist is now in the hospital after being shot Monday by North Miami police officers while helping an autistic patient calm down.

According to Miami’s WSVN News, Charles Kinsey was attending to a patient who ran away from a group home where Kinsey works. Neighbors called 911 claiming the autistic patient had a weapon in his hand, but it turned out to be a toy truck.

Cellphone video released Wednesday afternoon depicts Kinsey lying on the ground with his hands in the air. The behavior therapist instructed officers to not fire their weapons and that the patient was not holding a weapon.

While in his hospital bed, Kinsey recalls the traumatic event.

“It was like a mosquito bite, and when it hit me, I’m like, ‘I still got my hands in the air,’ and I said, ‘No I just got shot!’ And I’m saying, ‘Sir, why did you shoot me?’ and his words to me, he said, ‘I don’t know.’ ”

The officer responsible told Kinsey he “did not know” why he shot him. Police aren’t releasing the name of the officer who’s since been placed on administrative leave.

After the video surfaced, many white Twitter users tore each other apart about the usage of #alllivesmatter and #bluelivesmatter.

Twitter user meakoopa spoke with North Miami police via Twitter about the shooting. The Miami police department of Dade County wanted to clarify that they were not involved.

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