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    Vol.65/No.9           March 5, 2001 
Protest in Detroit condemns killing
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Militant/Ilona Gersh
DETROIT--Eighty people picketed in front of Kroger supermarket February 18 to demand justice for the killing of a Black man, Travis Shelton, who suffocated at the hands of store security guards for allegedly shoplifting a $3.19 piece of meat. Shelton died February 8 in front of the suburban Royal Oak Township grocery market, screaming he could not breathe while a guard sat on his back. He is the second Black Detroit resident killed by suburban store guards. Last June, Fredrick Finley was killed by Dearborn's Lord & Taylor guards who accused a family member of shoplifting. A second demonstration at the store is scheduled for February 22. --OSBORNE HART
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