Summary: A Las Vegas police officer was caught on camera using a stun gun seven times as well as an unapproved choke hold to subdue an unarmed black man who later died after a foot chase through a casino. Officer Lopera believed that Tashii was trying to carjack a pickup truck with two people inside, then he fired the stun gun and used an unapproved choke hold early Sunday morning at the Venetian Las Vegas resort and casino. Tashii S. Brown, was a 41 year old black guy. He was brutally killed by police officer Kenneth Lopera on May 14. Key Quotes: "According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Lopera, who is white, said on the bodycam footage that Brown appeared to be attempting to open the tailgate of an occupied truck driving in the area. Brown then allegedly ran around to the driver’s side of the truck and attempted to open the door." "Lopera, apparently thinking that Brown was attempting to carjack the driver, grabbed his Taser and yelled to Brown that he was going to tase him. Lopera deployed the weapon and Brown went to the ground.” " McMahill also noted that the driver of the pickup did not believe that Brown was trying to carjack his vehicle and that Brown was not believed to have committed any crime." "So why is Tashii Brown dead? When will this end? When will officers be properly trained to de-escalate a situation?” Connection: Both Rashad and Tashii were brutalized by police. Both Tashii and Rashad were black. Both Rashad and Tashii were unarmed.
Summary: The city of Ferguson, Missouri, has been a flashpoint for nationwide protests since the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer last year. The black teenager’s name is Michael Brown, he was 18 years old. The police who shot Brown was Officer Wilson. Willson shot 12 bullets, and 7 of the 12 bullets hit Brown. Officer Willson was not charged. Key Quotes: "93% of people arrested are African Americans" "Only 67% of Ferguson population is black" "96% of people arrested for outstanding municipal warrants are African American" "95% of "Manner of walking in roadway" charges were against black people" "90% of documented force was against African Americans” Connection: Both Rashad and Michael were Black. They both were brutalized by cops, but Michael died. Officer Wilson shot 7 bullets at Michael, and Paul beat the heck out of Rashad. Both Paul and Officer Wilson abused their power. Both Paul and Officer Wilson could’ve handled the situation differently, that is the reason why they are trained. Their were a protest for Rashad, and a protest for Wilson. Both protests were different, Ferguson’s protest was crazy and violent. Rashad’s protest was more organized, and not violent. Rashad’s protest had a stronger message, because of the die-in. Ferguson’s protest had a message that Black Lives Matters. The Ferguson protest as well was a protest against police brutality. Rashad’s protest had a message that All lives Matters, and it was a stand against police brutality.
Summary: A dashcam video released Thursday by the Austin Police Department shows an officer body-slamming an African-American woman after dragging her out of her car during a traffic stop for speeding. The officer, Bryan Richter, is white. The woman is an elementary-school teacher and her name is Breaion King. King was fined 165 dollars for speeding. The department allowed Richter to be elude punishment by giving him counseling and additional training as discipline, and no formal investigation was conducted. Key Quote: "A group of people looked at this video and thought nothing was wrong with it. That's alarming” Connection: Both Rashad, and this woman are black. They were both brutalized by cops. They both didn’t resist arrest. Both Rashad and King didn’t die. Both Paul and Richter abused their power, they shouldn’t have handled the situation the way they did.
Summary: In Texas, a leaked police body cam video from 2016 shows a white police officer in a Dallas suburb using his Taser to electrocute a handcuffed black man who was not resisting arrest. 39 year old Marco Stephenson, was tased and collapsed. Key Quote: "The Balch Springs police chief says the sergeant was not fired over the incident and instead was temporarily removed from contact with members of the public until he completed classes on conflict resolution." Connection: Rashad and Marco were both brutalized by cops, and they weren't resisting arrest. Both Marco and Rashad didn't die. Both Paul and the Sergeant abused their power, and they shouldn’t have handled the situation the way they handled it.
Summary: Jordan Edwards a 15 year old, was shot and killed by police Roy Oliver. Jordan was leaving a party with friends, he was a passenger in a car, and he was unarmed. He was shot in the head. Oliver has been charged with murder, arrested and released on bail. Key Quote: "In Dallas and the nearby suburb of Balch Springs, there have been tears, press conferences and vigils since the Saturday-night shooting.” Connection: Rashad was unarmed just as Jordan; both were innocence. Rashad was going to a Party after he passed at Jerrys, and Jordan was leaving a party. Rashad and Jordan were brutalized by cops, but Jordan died, and Rashad didn’t. Both Rashad and Jordan are teenagers who were brutalized by cops.
Summary: In this short video, A cop is pepper spraying an inmate, and the inmate is restrained. Their is no point into pepper spraying the inmate, because he is restrained, and he can't do anything. As you could see in the video, the inmate can't breathe; the inmate could die. These cops are treating him like an animal. These cops are straight up abusing their power. These cops don't deserve to be cops. It doesn't matter what the inmate did, the cops shouldn't be doing this. Key Quote: “Do you white people feel good doing this to us n*****s? Yeah, you do, don’t you?” Connection: Rashad, went through something similar as this guy is going through; police brutality. Paul as well abused his power, just as the cops in this video.