The issues addressed in Michael B. Jordan’s portrayal of Oscar Grant in the critically acclaimed 2013 film “Fruitvale Station” have resurfaced in recent weeks due to the recent deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of the police, Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
During an appearance on HuffPost Live Tuesday, the 27-year-old “Fruitvale Station” star shared his thoughts on the string of incidents where black men have been killed by police. Read more.
Tiffany Mitchell On Witnessing Michael Brown Shooting: Police ‘Showed No Kind Of Remorse’
Tiffany Mitchell, a woman who says she witnessed a police officer shoot and kill Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, shared her story during an appearance on CNN with her attorney Wednesday night. Mitchell said she was driving when she saw Brown trying to pull away from an officer as the two were “tussling through a window.” She said she had hoped to get a video because the incident “just didn’t look right,” but failed to get her camera out in time. Read more.
LAPD To Face Civil Rights Lawsuit Over Ezell Ford’s Death
The lawyer for the family of Ezell Ford, the unarmed black man shot and killed by Los Angeles police on Monday, said he plans to take immediate legal action against the city’s police department. Appearing on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” Wednesday evening, attorney Steven Lerman said he would be “immediately” filing a federal civil rights lawsuit agains the LAPD. “Justice will come to this family in federal court, not on TV,” he said. Read more.
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