Monday, 13 August 2012

When will institutional racism end in America?

Via PressTV

New York City Police has shot dead a 51 year old African America for wielding a knife at them.  Police spokesman Paul Browne said on Sunday that officers approached Darrius Kennedy while he was smoking, he became nervous, and pulled out a knife from his pocket.
Officers fired twelve shots at Kennedy, and he was hit seven times -- three times in the chest, twice in the left arm, once in the left calf, and once in the groin.
The two police officers, who were involved in the excessive use of force, have been placed on administrative duty.
Officers said Kennedy was wielding a knife and the shots were in self-defense. However, the victims’ family argued that the situation should have been handled better.
In an interview with Press TV on April 16, Malcolm X’s grandson, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, said that African Americans are murdered with impunity in the US because the system is unjust. 

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