Monday, July 11, 2016

Protests erupt over more police killings (video); Pfc. Sandoval, Pat Macpherson, Wisdom Quarterly

TOPIC: Police Brutality
Protests against police brutality erupted across the United States over the weekend, with tens of thousands of people of all races taking to the streets and blocking roads, bridges, and highways in more than a dozen U.S. cities.

Hundreds of people were arrested nationwide. The protests were sparked by the police killing of two African American men last week -- Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota [as well as a Latino man in the City of Bell in Los Angeles County].

Stop or we'll shoot! Come forward. Freeze.
But another recent police shooting has gone largely unnoticed by national media. On July 4, off-duty New York police officer Wayne Isaacs shot and killed Delrawn Small, an unarmed African American man.

Police officers initially claimed Small "punched" officer Isaacs in the face following a driving confrontation. But surveillance video that has just been released counters that claim: It instead shows the off-duty plain-clothese officer shooting Small within one second of Small approaching his unmarked vehicle.

For more Democracy Now! speaks with Roger Wareham, the attorney representing Delrawn Small’s family. More

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