Police Did NOT Shoot White Coal Miner Thinking He Was Black

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This story comes from an article (archived here) where it was published on September 29, 2016 titled “Kentucky: Police shot white coal miners 5 times, thinking he was black”. Opened:

Middlesboro, KY Officers from the Sher County Bell Department had mistakenly shot an unarmed coal miner, thinking he was a black criminal.

Jason Morris, 37, just finished the night shift at a mine operated by Bell County Coal Corporation and boarded his vehicle to go home when the deputies arrived.

Seeing a dark-faced individual enter more than $ 75,000 in the new Lincoln Navigator, the officers believed he was an African-American man who tried to steal a vehicle.

Shoot White Coal Miner 5 Times Thinking He Was Black