Amid the outrage in Ferguson, Missouri over the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, a reminder that Brown is not the only unarmed black man killed by police in recent weeks. Here are three other incidents on the national news radar: in New York, Los Angeles, and Ohio. [motherjones.com]
FBI Director James Comey told reporters that “viral video effect” (which is his latest term for what used to be called the “Ferguson effect”) is responsible for increased violent crime in some US cities, in that police are scared to do their jobs because they might end up on Youtube in an unflattering video.
Ferguson’s cops aren’t just notorious for being an invading domestic military force: long before that, they were notorious for “failure to comply” arrests, where (mostly brown) people who were minding their own businesses were arrested for refusing to show ID, move along, or following other orders from uniformed officers.
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