The Black Lives Matter Alliance Broward is hosting an art show in honor of Jermaine McBean, a black man who was shot by Broward County Officers while walking home with an unloaded air rifle (more details about his case below). We are raising money to support last minute expenses for the show.
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More about the case:
On July 31, 2013, Jermaine was walking home with an unloaded air rifle that he just purchased from a local pawn shop in Oakland Park. Someone saw a black man with a rifle and called the police. Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Officer Peter Peraza shot Jermaine dead. Peraza later claimed that he made multiple requests for McBean to drop his weapon and only shot and killed him after McBean pointed the weapon at him. The entry angle of the fatal bullets did not support the story that McBean was pointing the gun at Peraza and other officers. The police officers that were on the scene claimed there were no earbuds in his ears at his time of death. However, a photo was uncovered last year showing McBean wearing earbuds at the time he was killed and in the corner of the picture you can see the feet of a police officer hovering over his dead body. A few months later Officer Peraza was awarded a medal by BSO Sheriff Scott Israel for killing Jermaine, and he successfully used Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Law in his court defense, resulting in a dismissal in July.
More about the show.
The art show will be three evenings of visual and performance art in commemoration of his life. The art show will take place at the:
African American Research Library
November 15 through 17
5:15-7:45pm each night
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