Friday, August 22, 2014

Kajieme Powell Shooting Video Disturbs For So Many Reasons

“ A disturbing cellphone video of a St. Louis police shooting has sparked some concern as protests in nearby Ferguson over the controversial killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown entered an 11th day. The video of the Tuesday killing, released by the St. Louis Police Department on Wednesday, shows a man in a blue jacket acting erratically and cursing at pedestrians as he paces around a pair of soda cans. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, prompting hundreds to protest in the streets. The narrator of the video [warning: disturbing content and profanity] suggests the man stole the drinks from a nearby convenience store. Police arrive on scene a short time later."* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down. *Read more here from James Queally / LA Times:

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