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Sanford: Alvin Motley was entitled to freedom too, but was needlessly killed instead

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 12, 2021 8:28 AM CT | Published: August 12, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Alvin Motley Sr. (middle), the father of Alvin Motley Jr., sheds tears during a press conference on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Mt. Olive Cathedral CME Church. Motley Jr. was shot and killed at a Kroger gas station allegedly by a security guard. &ldquo;I want justice for my son,&rdquo; Motley Sr. said.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Alvin Motley Sr. (middle), the father of Alvin Motley Jr., sheds tears during a press conference on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Mt. Olive Cathedral CME Church. Motley Jr. was shot and killed at a Kroger gas station allegedly by a security guard. “I want justice for my son,” Motley Sr. said. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Otis Sanford
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Otis Sanford

Otis Sanford holds the Hardin Chair of Excellence in Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Memphis and is the political analyst and commentator for WATN Local 24. Contact him at 901-678-3669 or at o.sanford@memphis.edu. Follow him on Twitter @otissanford.

Without question, this is another senseless shooting death that could have been avoided in a number of ways.

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