In September 2012, a man named Terry Williams was in the final throes of an effort to survive a death sentence imposed on him for a crime he’d committed a few months after his 18th birthday.
Author: Kushi Amlak-Sakhu
The city of Fullerton agreed Monday on a $4.9 million settlement in the death of Kelly Thomas, the transient man who died in 2011 following a rough arrest by Fullerton police.
Just seven months ago, this city was stunned by images of the lifeless body of Eduardo de Jesus, a 10-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer on the doorstep of his home.
Five Brazilian policemen have been arrested after mobile phone footage appeared to show an officer placing a gun in the hand of a teenager they had shot dead in a Rio de Janeiro favela.
A camera rolls in the distance while four white officers bring down their batons with enough force to break bone, striking a black motorist 56 times in 81 seconds.
A once apathetic society, which had become content with the status quo, is beginning to wake up. The days of unaccountable government killings seem to be numbered as killer cops have awakened a sleeping dragon.
Aboriginal protesters and their supporters marched on Queensland Police headquarters calling for justice for Shaun Coolwell, on Saturday 24 October. He is the latest fatality in an ongoing epidemic of Aboriginal deaths in custody.
Dillon Taylor’s shooting death in August of 2014 was captured by the body cam of Officer Bron Cruz, who told investigators that he shot Taylor because there was “just hate, defiance, that he had in his eyes.”