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.
Fault Lines travelled to Ferguson to witness the demonstrations and the subsequent heavy-handed police reaction – and to find out how Brown’s killing sparked something bigger, exposing tensions that have been bubbling beneath the surface for years.
This episode focuses on the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, St Louis, where demonstrations continue following the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and now a second African-American man.
Michael Brown shooting: Ku Klux Klan raises ‘reward’ for officer who shot unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri
By: Heather Saul
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.