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Fatal shooting of 12-year-old girl during family’s Pennsylvania eviction

Far too often, we see the use of force exert fatal consequences on innocent bystanders. Are we prepared to work towards substantive reforms in law enforcement?

Via Raw Story: 

A 12-year-old girl was reportedly shot to death as police in Duncannon, Pennsylvania were supervising the eviction of her family.

According to WHTM, family members identified the victim as Susquenita Middle School student Ciara Meyer. Her uncle described her as a “wonderful girl, full of life.”

The Sentinelreported that Pennsylvania State Constable Clarke Steele had gone to the apartment on Tuesday to enforce the eviction order when Ciara Meyer’s father, Don Meyer, pointed a .223 caliber rifle at his chest.

Officials said that Steele fired a single shot that traveled through Don Meyer’s arm and then lodged in Ciara Meyer, who was standing behind him. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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