Many young Britons such as Majid Freeman, a humanitarian aid worker have travelled to Syria to help ease the suffering of the people there. But the approach of the British government has been to discourage people from going. Majid Freeman explains his reasons for going and the pressures him and his family have been put under by the police.
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.
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.
MRAP’s (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle) are
made for the battlefield, but police departments across the U.S. are getting them for bargain prices from the Defense Department’s Defense Logistics Agency. Captain Gary Woodruff from the Lawrence, Indiana, police department tells AJ+ why it needs a MRAP and how it plans to use it. This is a hot topic in light of debate regarding the militarization of police in America, in part through vehicles.
A look at the militarization of police in the United States. Police force protestors from the business district into nearby neighborhoods on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
Protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri for the tenth straight night following the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer. Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Ferguson.