by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:
Modesto, CA — Over the years, the Free Thought Project has reported on police officers shooting people for holding toys, pencils, screwdrivers, food, and even nothing. However, we’ve never seen a cop shoot a person wielding a junior high yearbook — until now. Though the following incident unfolded in October 2014, video of Jesse Montelongo, 35, getting shot for underhand tossing a book has been kept secret until now.
The newly released video is part of a lawsuit between Montelongo and the Modesto Police Department because after Montelongo underhand tossed the book, officer Dave Wallace tried to kill him. He fired a single shot into Montelongo’s abdomen, which has since caused and will continue to cause Montelongo a lifetime of suffering.