Memphis authorities released a video showing five arresting African-American officers and beating Tychos Nichols to death, also an African American. Brutal and shocking images. Bodycam video shows the 29-year-old who was arrested after attempting an escape, grabbed, and shot by officers as he screamed and called out to his mother multiple times. He was arrested for reckless driving. The five policemen were charged with murder, assault, kidnapping, misconduct and misconduct in the second degree. Everyone has already been kicked out. US President Joe Biden has expressed his outrage and pain over the incident, urging Congress to pass police reform. Protests in New York and many other American cities.
In particular, there are four videos posted by the City of Memphis of the beating of five African-American clients of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols who died three days later of her injuries. One clip shows the officers pulling Nichols from the driver’s seat of his car, shouting: “Damn, I didn’t do anything…I’m just trying to get home” and forcing him to the ground while ordering him to lie on his stomach, pepper spraying his face. Nichols breaks free, gets to his feet, and walks down the street As the officers chase him, they shoot him with tasers. Another video shows a subsequent altercation after officers reached out to Nichols again and beat him. Two policemen were seen holding him to the ground while a third kicked and a fourth beat him with what appeared to be a rod, before another officer struck him. Videos from the cameras worn by the officers and those placed on the dashboards of their cars were posted online a day later. The five policemen were charged with murder, assault, kidnapping, misconduct and misconduct in the second degree. Everyone has already been fired.
Protests in New York and other cities
Dozens gathered in Times Square downtown New Yorkto protest after videos of police killings Nichols photographed were released. According to media reports, the police arrived at the scene and clashes took place with the demonstrators, which ended with some arrests. A video circulating on social media shows a protester climbing the hood of a police car and knocking out the windshield before officers intervened.
Protests also broke out in many other American cities after videos of what happened there were released Memphis. In Tennessee – local media report – protesters block the Interstate 55 bridge that crosses the Mississippi River and leads into Arkansas. to Washington Dozens of protesters gathered in Lafayette Park, near Black Lives Matter Plaza, and on K.K Boston They marched down Tremont Street, disrupting city traffic. Nbc also reported protests at SecretAnd San FranciscoAnd AtlantaAnd AshevilleAnd PhiladelphiaAnd Providence And dallas.
Insulting President Biden
“Like many, I am outraged and deeply saddened to see the horrific video of the beating that led to the death of Tyre Nichols. It is another poignant reminder of the deep fear, trauma, pain and exhaustion that Black Americans experience every single day”: Like this Joe Biden after the release of the fatal assault videos Nichols has five clients in Memphis.
Joe Biden relaunched it An appeal against violent protests For the death of nichols pictures. “Those who demand justice,” he said, “must not resort to violence or destruction. Violence is absolutely unacceptable; it is illegal and destructive. I join the Nichols family in calling for peaceful protest.” Biden also called for a “swift, full, and transparent investigation.” “We must do everything we can — he explained — to ensure that our criminal justice system delivers on the promise of fair and impartial justice, equal treatment and dignity for all. Real and lasting change will only come if we work to prevent tragedies like this from happening again.”
Commenting on the case, Joe Biden has asked Congress to send a police reform bill to his deskGeorge Floyd
Justice in Policing Act. “When Senate Republicans blocked this bill, I signed an executive order mandating stricter use of force standards and accountability provisions for federal law enforcement agencies, as well as strengthening accountability at the state and local levels.”
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