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Josh & CSPD came together at a crossroads that 23rd day in July. Josh, still suffering the grief of so many losses, needing understanding & treatment; CSPD was charged with public safety. Despite being charged with the safety & service to the common good, CSPD was led down the dark road by officer Aragon, who admitted with his own voice to a desire for blood, a desire to shoot someone. It was he who fired the 1st unnecessary kill shot, knowing the others would follow with a barrage of bullets owing to "pack mentality" & murdering not a dangerous criminal, but a father, brother, and son who desperately needed to be treated for the mental collapse he was suffering. Jeanette Barfield

I was 20 years old.
I was a son, a brother and a friend. I was almost a daddy.
I had just learned my son was stillborn.
As someone with ASD, I didn't know how to handle my sadness, my anger, my loss...

I made some bad decisions on September 29th. But none that should have cost me my life.

Police had been at my home for over an hour.
They never called to me. They never reached out to me.
Instead, they got impatient and SWAT rolled their BearCat to the front of my house.

They shot me in the face 90 seconds after they parked.

My parents were a block away trying to get to me