The Eric Garner case exposed a side of America that many would prefer not to look at.
A female driver was pulled over in Indiana for not wearing her seat belt. What happened next? Police officers forcibly removed her passenger from the car by smashing the window and using a Taser gun. Now the family’s suing Hammond police for using excessive force. The passenger’s 14-year-old son recorded the incident on his mobile phone. The Hammond Police Department issued a two-page response saying the officers acted in the interest of their safety and within the law.
A group of young British Muslims launched a campaign to reject the Islamic state, whose acts of violence in recent weeks has sparked international denunciation.
Following the murder of David Haines, the latest in a series of violent murders committed by the Islamic state, the campaign was launched to urge Muslims in Britain to denounce the acts of ISIS carried in the name of Islam.
Led by Active Change Foundation, a foundation for charity based in London, the campaign #NotInMyName is launched to raise awareness against the brutality and dangers of the ISIS, calling on Muslims to stand against this group, which is “damaging Islam and Muslims”.
On the campaign’s promotional video posted on YouTube, a veiled girl said, “The ISIS does not represent Islam or any Muslim.”
It’s been more than 20 years since the police beating of Rodney King led to the L.A. riots. More recently, protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and all around the United States are furious over the police shooting of yet another unarmed black man — Michael Brown. AJ+ takes a look back at some of the most infamous police brutality cases that inform us now.
The fatal shooting of Michael Brown has led to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the United States over police brutality and racism. Comedian W. Kamau Bell, star of the FX show “Totally Biased,” gives us his thoughts on what it’s like to be a black man in America today.
Police Shooting of Mike Brown, An Unarmed Black Teenager, Sparks Anti-Police Brutality Uprising in Missouri
By: James Achisa and Shante Wooten
In response to the police shooting that killed an unarmed African-American teen, Michael Brown, protests in St. Louis have turned into a veritable uprising.
Eighteen-year-old Brown was shot to death by an unidentified Ferguson police officer on Saturday afternoon. The St. Louis County Police are doubling down on their claim that Brown physically assaulted the officer who confronted him for reasons that appear to be a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.