It’s a neighborhood where residents have come to fear the worst during police incidents, especially involving mentally ill people and African Americans.
Since Mother’s Day, Kristopher Rene Jones has not been well.
Jones, a 60-year-old black man, takes medication for bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, said his fiancée Lynn Lawrence. But he’d stopped taking the pills and devolved into another “episode” this week.
On Friday morning, a bystander reported to police that Jones was assaulting someone inside an SUV in a Del Paso Heights parking lot. Jones was alone in the Chrysler Pacifica, but the officer called for backup believing Jones might have explosives. At one point, officers drew their guns, according to witnesses.
The explosives naturally didn’t exist, it was nothing more than Police State spin. The thugs in the Sacramento Police Department were getting ready to execute Jones when decent citizens from the community intervened.
Source: The Sacramento Bee
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