Milwaukee, WI - Dozens of community organizations came together here, April 10, for the “Rally to Demand Justice for Trayvon Martin, Bo Morrison and Victims of Milwaukee Police Brutality”
Filmed and edited by Dan Peters with the assistance of Jacob Flom
According to a number of resources which focus on law enforcement and the criminal justice system in the United States, Milwaukee has been in the top 5 cities which suffer police brutality for decades now and what happened to Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida is, unfortunately,routinein the city of Milwaukee, the most segregated city in the country. What’s even more unfortunate is that there are dozens of cities just like Milwaukee in the United States and racial-minorities rarely have a chance to let their voices be heard.
On the upside, it truly is astounding how entire cities and entire communities across the country can come together to peacefully express their grievances and promote substantive discourse about racism in this country and how we might go about alleviating some of the tension. Trayvon Martin didn’t know he was going to be killed on February 26th but I’m sure he really didn’t think his life would serve as voice for so many or a vehicle to promote anti-racist policy change.
From Cairo to Alexandria, Egyptians have captured images of rampant police violence using handheld video cameras and mobile phones.
Near Tahrir Square, a security officer was filmed being congratulated for shooting at the eyes of a protester.
In Alexandria, green lasers alleged to be mounted on guns used by security forces are filmed hitting the leaves of overhead trees just before a protester is shot.
Also note: US condemns police ‘excess of force’ in Egypt:
The United States condemned Tuesday the use of “excess” force by police in Egypt following deadly clashes with protesters that threaten the country’s legislative elections.
“We condemn the excess of force used by the police and we strongly urge the Egyptian government to exercise maximum restraint, to discipline its forces and to protect the universal rights of all Egyptians to peacefully express themselves,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.