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Lawsuit in Detroit over Police Shooting of 7 Year Old


From Democracy Now!

“Meanwhile, the Detroit News has revealed the officer involved in the shooting, Joseph Weekley, was accused in a 2009 federal lawsuit of being part of a team that broke into a home, shot two dogs, and pointed a pistol at children, including an infant.”

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This is from an interview with Rev. Jesse Jackson and Ron Scott from the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality. There’s also a bunch of footage from the family’s press conference. It’s painful to watch but important. What they reveal is shocking and also something that we have to start talking about. Increasingly, police are acting as military units in urban areas in the US. Here they stormed an apartment in a manner reminiscent of house raids in Baghdad – no warning, shots fired before entry, use of “flash-bang” grenades and other munitions, etc.

#PoliceState #PoliceViolenceandKillings #Racism #Raids

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