Kenneth McDade (4/3)

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Kenneth McDade, father of Kendrec McDade, breaks down on air

An emotional Kenneth McDade talks to the Front Page about the killing of his son Kendrec McDade.  Kendrec was killed March 24th after a 911 caller’s false armed robbery report led officers to shoot and kill the 19-year-old college student they believed to be a suspect.

Caree Harper, the attorney for the family, says that besides dealing with the grief of the losing their son, they must now raise $10,000.

Oscar Carillo, the 911 caller whose backpack had been stolen from him, later admitted he lied about the guns in order to get a more urgent police response.  He has since been arrested for lying to the police and is being held on an immigration hold.

However, while questions and accusations fly about the death of McDade, his family can’t move forward until they bury their son.  In addition to their rising legal fees as they move forward in the pursuit of justice, McDade’s death is unexpected expense that requires them to ask for public help.



Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Rally for Justice for Trayvon Martin
Donation Collections to Help Bury Kendrec McDade

Carson City Hall, 701 East Carson Street, Carson, CA

Carson, Calif. – Carson City Councilmember Mike Gipson will lead a rally calling for justice for Trayvon Martin Tuesday, April 3 at 5 p.m. at City Hall.  Rally participants include California State Assemblymember Isadore Hall IIIMinister Tony Muhammad and members of theNation of Islam, local area clergy, students, and residents.  Over 200 participants are expected to participate in the demonstration in front of City Hall calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.  In addition, the Councilmember will help collect donations to help bury 19-year-old Kendrec McDade, who was shot and killed in Pasadena on March 24 after a false 911 report.  McDade’s family has asked for donations to help cover the unexpected $10,000 expense of burying their son. Carson City Hall is located at 701 East Carson Street.



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  1. It is so ashamed that we as black parents living in one of the most prosperous county cannot find and can never find money of our own to bury our love ones. Both parents should have had some kind of savings in the bank, unless they recently used it up for some big purchase. This is the Great USA and there is no reason why we as parents cannot put some money in a saving account for any arisen circimstances. I was aways told at a young age to save for a rainy day, and it is especially necessary when you have children. It seems to me that most black parents, but certainly not all, do not put any savings aside. I know that this is an unfortunate circumstance where Pasadena cops felt like they had to practice their shooting skills on a young black kid, and they took away a life, when they could have only shoot the kid in the leg, and the parents were certainly not preparing to bury a child. Sorry for your lost. I would like the Front Page to have a show on how we handle money as blacks, and savings, and so on.

    • You picked a great time to give a speech on finances, brillant!

    • Perhaps they did have an account but needed to use a portion of the money so that they could pay the rent (mortgage) and other bills – perhaps they had become unemployed and needed to use and needed the money to survive day-to-day – You never know what circumstance will bring you until YOU walk in someone else’s shoes – You should not speculate unless you know the circumstances

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