September 26, 2012
Activist Ali Muhammad with the National Black United Front leads a protest Tuesday of about 15 people calling for answers from city officials about why a police officer on Saturday fatally shot Brian Claunch outside City Hall in Houston. Claunch, a wheelchair-bound double amputee living in a group home for the mentally ill, was shot and killed by Houston Police in the early morning hours Saturday.
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Despite being constrained by mental illness and the loss of his left leg and arm, Brian Claunch had spent much of the past decade finding opportunities to run away from residential care facilities where he had been placed, preferring to live on the streets.
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