Instagram Account Of St. Louis Man Killed By Police Has BEEN SCRUBBED From The Internet
I reported yesterday finding the social media imprint of Mansur Ball-Bey, the 18-year-old who was shot by police in St. Louis during the service of a warrant. Today that entire account has been deleted. It contained a lot of images of Mansur with guns from his rap videos.
Fortunately for you, I screencapped it.
This one is especially interesting because he was linking to his violent rap video, which has also been scrubbed:
Why was this all taken down? Maybe because it doesn’t help with this narrative:
HOW do they justify murdering a young boy and then demanding peace and calm FROM THEIR VICTIMS?! #MansurBallBey https://t.co/aFDPefRGV0
— Dionne Obeso (@DionneObeso) August 21, 2015
He was a poor young innocent boy, not someone who might pull a gun on a cop, right?
Let me say this – I don’t make any conclusions on his innocence or guilt at all. The investigation needs to continue into his shooting. And he may be completely innocent, and if so, I hope the police officer who killed him gets the appropriate punishment. But there’s a reason all this stuff has been scrubbed from the internet, and that’s exactly why I’m posting it.
Why might this video from #MansurBallBey have been scrubbed from the Internet? http://t.co/aTGzaPjqpI pic.twitter.com/mYzP7lg25K
— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) August 21, 2015