Mom: Slain son would be alive had he been white


This Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, image made from a video provided by ABC 33/40, authorities respond after reports of shots fired at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, a Birmingham, Ala., suburb. A man was shot and killed by police after a fight at the mall ahead of Black Friday shopping resulted in gunfire that injured […]

(AP) – The mother of a young black man killed by a police officer in an Alabama shopping mall says she believes her son would still be alive had he been white.
April Pipkins told The Associated Press on Tuesday that she believes the “whole scenario would have played out differently.”
Pipkins’ son, E.J. Bradford, was shot to death Thanksgiving night by a police officer responding to a report of a shooting at the mall.
Police initially described Bradford as the mall gunman. They said he had a gun in his hand, but they later said it was unlikely that he fired the shots.
Ben Crump, a lawyer representing the Bradford family, said witnesses have contacted his law firm saying Bradford was trying to wave people away from the shooting.

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