Black, autistic, and killed by police | Feature | Chicago Reader: "
"When you deal with a child with autism, you don't come at it with guns blazing," said Wayne Watts, Stephon's uncle, his voice wavering at a Burger King in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood. "There is no reason that child should not be sitting here today."
Steven said he's exhausted himself trying to understand why police didn't use de-escalation techniques with his son that day.
"Let's give them the benefit of the doubt and say that they were in fear of their lives, and they took their weapons out and they shot him," Steven said. "My problem with that is they didn't try to stop him; they tried to kill him.""
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