Stratford, CT — Sadly, America will add Jayson Negron’s name to the list of more than 1,000 people killed by police each year. Negron, a 15-year-old Sophomore at Bunnell High School in Stratford, had gone on a joyride May 9th, in someone else’s car. But Negron received the death penalty for his sins after encountering Bridgeport police officer James Boulay.

Police employ a number of ways to stop a fleeing automobile. Stop sticks often do the trick, immobilizing the tires by puncturing them. Then there’s the box method whereby officers surround a suspect vehicle with two or three other cars, and squeeze in, causing the car to come to a stop.

But with Negron, the only reported method for stopping the fleeing driver was for Boulay to shoot him in the chest. And now his parents are saying police left him to die in the street, thereafter.

Boulay was reportedly sworn in as an officer in September, after returning from the military. He’s reportedly devastated after the shooting, is on leave, and is expected to return to desk duty after the months-long state investigation is conducted.

Jazmarie Melendez, Negron’s sister, openly questioned Boulay’s killing of her brother. “I would never sit here and pretend to say ‘my innocent baby brother,’ ” Melendez said. “I acknowledge that. But what I’m saying is ‘were you trained to properly handle that situation?’”


She said all the major problems began when the Department of Child and Family Services (DCF) got involved. “DCF got involved…They didn’t care, they didn’t send truancy on him. Nothing. That’s why I’m so mad at DCF,” she said. “(They) dropped him off at a home where someone is doing drugs.”

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She said instead of staying with his dad, Negron began sleeping in cars. His cousin, Giovanni Rivera said the family was initially told police shot him in the head but found out later he’d been shot in the chest.

Rivera says his death was an injustice. She tweeted, “Police officers killed my little cousin for driving a stolen vehicle,” Rivera asked in another tweet, “How is that fair?!”

Family members literally mopped the street of his blood in what some have considered a moving display of emotion. Protests in the streets were directed towards police and calls for body cameras by legislators have resulted, with even the mayor of Bridgeport participating in the manifestations.

Mayor Joe Ganim spoke with reporters. “We’re all struggling,” Ganim said. “It’s a tragedy. All emotions are welcome tonight.”

Bridgeport police chief A.J. Perez told reporters at a press conference that Negron had attempted to ram his officers with the stolen car. “Almost pinning him under another vehicle,” he said before describing how his officer shot into the vehicle killing Negron and injuring the passenger traveling with him.

Perez said EMS arrived “relatively quickly,” but that fact is disputed by many who say Negron, like Michael Brown of Ferguson, laid helpless in the street for hours.

Cell phone footage taken at the scene shows Negron was lying face down in the street, his arms handcuffed behind him. The footage shows his head pointing to his right.

Later, a still photo shows his head facing to his left, an indicator to his family he was still alive while he lay still in the street. They say he stayed there for hours without any medical attention given to him.

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The whole community appears to be in an uproar with the thought police would simply shoot someone and leave them to die in the street.

Negron’s death is even making international news as the images of those sworn to protect and serve show they largely stood around while the boy was in need of medical attention.

It’s unclear how the teen acquired the stolen vehicle, but bait cars have been used in the past to lure citizens into committing a crime. It’s unknown if the stolen vehicle was such a vehicle.

But what is clear is Negron did not travel far on the road to his death, only going a few blocks before being shot by Boulay who said his car was hit by Negron.

Boulay sustained no injuries from the alleged incident.

As The Free Thought Project has frequently reported, officers will use the excuse that the vehicle was trying to hit them as an excuse to shoot their police-issued side arm. Sometimes those shootings lead to the officer’s exoneration. However, lately, officers have been charged and convicted of homicide for such shootings.

Jack Burns is an educator, journalist, investigative reporter, and advocate of natural medicine
  • The Cat’s Vagina

    It’s unclear how the teen acquired the stolen vehicle, but bait cars have been used in the past to lure citizens into committing a crime. It’s unknown if the stolen vehicle was such a vehicle.

    Probably not. “Bait cars” usually come with a kill switch to prevent exactly this scenario from happening.

  • billdeserthills

    Actually I don’t have a problem with this, the kid was gonna wind up in prison anyhow. I know my view is contrary to many people on here, but I just don’t think Our country needs anymore car thieves & killing off these rabble will only save money down the road

    • Steve Rusk

      So you don’t think we need judges and juries? Just let the cops execute whoever they want? Not the kind of country I want to live in.

      • billdeserthills

        What do we need them for, they always seem to just let the cops off anyhow???

        • Steve Rusk

          You do have a point.

        • Damiana

          So do you apparently, so what do we need YOU for?

          • billdeserthills

            You don’t need anyone, we ‘little people’ are very replaceable

    • G’ma G

      right….because children never do dumb things and learn from their mistakes…at least not when they are murdered.

      • billdeserthills

        They sure do learn, especially once they are thrown in jail–Many come out experienced felons. If you think this kid was unaware that stealing a car is wrong at his age–He can’t be taught much in jail

        • G’ma G

          Stealing doesn’t carry a death sentence. It is the punishment by the officer that is wrong. This child is now dead and will never have a chance to learn or contribute.

    • Damiana
      • billdeserthills

        The forum is screwed up again, I can’t click on anything

        • Damiana

          It says “asshats are never in style – don’t be an asshat.”

          • billdeserthills

            Gee thanks

          • Damiana

            Well c’mon, man – look what you posted! It’s pretty fucking assheaded to say that you’re OK with cops executing people on the street.

          • billdeserthills

            I just don’t think what I think matters–My thinking has never kept a cop from shooting anyone but myself & even then it was my actions (or lack of them) that kept me from being shot

          • Damiana

            What you personally think might not matter, but it’s a cumulative effect. Cops shoot people knowing there will be COUNTLESS people exactly like you who would rather celebrate the death of “some criminal” than mourn the murder of a child, so you’ll take the easy way and look for excuses to sit on your ass and give up.

          • Damiana

            Personally, I think you’re better than this, but I’m occasionally wrong about such things.

          • billdeserthills

            Thanks, I generally am

          • billdeserthills

            Really I do care, I just felt like a switch–perhaps next time I’ll just give the uncola a try…

            I hope you don’t really think murdering psychopathic police actually care what you or I think, Cat’s Puss?!

  • Guy

    Police car’s get trashed all the time in a variety of ways, besides in some *hot* pursuit of a stolen car ! Or just sold off as a high mileage junker when it’s time to dump em.

    Cop doing his job all right, saving exactly who from what ? Probably the brown stain in his shorts is the only thing he’s got to show for his fear of death and narrow escape of the *Dangerous 15 yr old teenager* in a stolen car. That will be towed to a junkyard and payed off by the insurance company to the owner.

    Dumb as fuck cops pull this sort of crap all the time ! A life is worth far more than a friggin car and for the cop to shoot a child over it, is incredibly stupid and cold blooded ! They could have just as easily let him go, and grab him later !

    Put this ass hole back on the front line in Syria or Iraq, with his AR-15, and he can have a field day shooting bad guys, to his heart’s content, maybe he will get lucky and live through it. So keep him there as long as necessary to assure he don’t !

  • Ibcamn

    criminal cops now believe,i mean actually believe they are the comic book punisher,or dredd…they like to think they know what is best for a child and of course women too,they will kill whoever they want,in any fashion..letting a child bleed to death was what they figured was the best way to deal with it…they believe they are the judge,jury and executioner…they believe it,for real.they even wear the patch and have bumper stickers made up for this,they think they are right in murdering anyone they see fit…one guy had loud pipes on his bike,they ran him off the road on a mountain,killing him,no video of course,and one guy had his hands up,just standing there,and boom,dead…another guy just recently had his hands to the side on the ground,like they said to do,and they shot him at point blank,said he was reaching for a gun,another guy went to get his drivers license like the officer said and he was shot in the back….cops are terrorists,nothing more than rapists and murderers…

    • Ed

      This cop just put down his comic book, to kill this child! He was a rookie, with no common sense!

  • Mother Earth

    Anyone who hurt my kids would immediately be in my sights, my life would be irrelevant and my actions would be merciless and swift, who needs murderers on the streets when you have killer cops doing their job for them