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USA: African American murdered in Memphis, Biden calls for calm – North America

An African American, another, who died after being beaten by police, five black officers charged with second-degree murder and fearing that the righteous discontent of society could turn violent as it did after the death of George Floyd. From Minneapolis to Washington, riots set American cities ablaze.
“While the Department of Justice conducts its investigation, I urge the family to join the call for peaceful protest. Anger is understandable, but violence is unacceptable. Violence is destructive and against the law. There is no room for violence in peaceful protests demanding justice,” was Joe Biden’s plea, expressing his closeness to the Tire family. Nichols, a 29-year-old who died in Memphis three days after she was pulled over for a road search. A precautionary call from the President of the Republic in anticipation of the publication tomorrow of the video that the body cameras captured on the agents, which contains horrific images, according to the victim’s family, who watched it in the past days.
Police said Nichols was arrested on January 7 for “reckless driving” and died three days later in hospital. On January 20, the five officers Tadarius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmett Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith, also African Americans, were fired and an investigation opened. But only with the analysis of the video of the arrest, it became clear that Nichols died as a result of the beatings that were inflicted on him with merciless cruelty.
“Sour was beaten like a human bowl,” said Ben Crump, Nichols’ attorney, noting that “no parent should see these ‘horrific images’.” The 29-year-old was beaten continuously “for three minutes” “during which he was completely helpless.” He then began to have “breathing difficulties,” and was taken to hospital, where he likely died of bleeding.
The officers were charged with first degree murder, assault and kidnapping in the second degree. “Passionate about skateboarding, sunsets and photography,” Sur leaves behind a 4-year-old son.
It’s already the second episode of police violence against a black man this year: last January 3, in Los Angeles, teacher Kenan Anderson, cousin of “Black Lives Matter” founder Patrisse Cullors, died of cardiac arrest after being electrocuted. suffocated. His last words to the policeman who was pressing his elbow on his neck were: “You’re going to kill me like George Floyd.” Even in this situation, the tragedy began with an ordinary arrest. On the other hand, according to the statistics of black rights organizations, 10% of killings of African Americans by the American police begin as a result of an accident or traffic violation, while, in general, African Americans are two and a half times more likely. More than one white man is killed by agents.

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