Just saw this on twitter. From MSNBC:
A vigil for a teenage boy who died mysteriously in police custody erupted on Thursday night in Durham, NC. Police in riot gear fired tear gas into a crowd filled with friends and family of 17-year-old Jesus Huerta, who was killed by a gunshot wound to the head while handcuffed from behind in the back of a Durham police patrol car on November 19.
According to a statement last week by Jose Lopez Sr., Durham's police chief, the gunshot wound that killed Huerta was self-inflicted. Huerta is the third young man of color to die in a shooting that involved Durham police in the past four months.
The Durham Police Department released a statement late Thursday night blamed the vigil attendees for the violence that broke out. "Some arrests were made and officers were forced to deploy tear gas to disperse the crowd after rocks and bottles were thrown at the police," Chief Lopez said in the release. Lopez also thanked his officers, who fired tear gas into a crowd that included families and children, for displaying "restraint and professionalism."
I have no words. Just emotion. All emphasis is mine.