Thursday, June 4, 2020. New York City – Two police-involved shootings in 24 hours in Brooklyn. One incident was in Crown Heights and the other was in Flatbush. One man is dead and the other is in critical condition. Another man was pepper-sprayed to death by The US Bureau of Prisons in Sunset Park.
The incidents come amid several days of peaceful demonstrations demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many others victims of police brutality in the United States of America.
There will be more demonstration today. One of the demonstrations will be at Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn at 12:00 P.M.
There will be a demonstration to demand justice for George Floyd and Jamel Floyd on Friday, June 5, 2020. 5 P.M. 44th Street and 6th Avenue. Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
According to Myles N. Miller, “Senior law enforcement officials says a cop patrolling the business improvement district sees a knife fight in progress, tries to break it up, and the suspect stabs the cop in the torso. A cop responds, shoots the suspect, and two cops are struck.”
Other reports say the officer was stabbed on the neck. All three officers are in stable condition and expected to survive. The man is in critical condition.
The incident happened on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, around 11:45 P.M. on the corner of Flatbush Ave and Church Ave in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
This was the second police-involved shooting in 24 hours in Brooklyn. On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, officers shot and killed Malik Tyquan Graves in Crown Heights.
Malik’s mother, Motique Graves said, “We just lost my mother, we didn’t even bury her yet. It’s not right, it’s not right. They could’ve just shot him in the arm, they could have arrested him. I’d rather him be in jail then dead, but they didn’t have to kill him.”
On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, NYC Council member Brad Lander said on Twitter, “The US Bureau of Prisons pepper-sprayed a man to death today at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park (where we have protested inhumane conditions time & time again, and will be back, tragically, tomorrow). He was 35.
#SayHisName: Jamel Floyd.”
Ed Pilkington wrote the article “New York police take seconds to restore reputation for brutality” on The Guardian. The article says in part, “The clashes between New York’s police and its protesters have reverberated around the city. The largest police force in the US, with its $5.6bn annual budget and 36,000 uniformed officers under the leadership of one of the most progressive mayors in the country, has responded to demonstrations about police brutality with more police brutality.”
click the link to read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/04/new-york-police-brutality-protests-george-floyd
Paul Butler wrote the article “Policing in the US is not about enforcing law. It’s about enforcing white supremacy” on The Guardian. Part of the article says, “It’s a cliche that the US has two systems of justice, separate and unequal, but I prefer the word Campbell used. The US has “opposite” systems of justice – one for white people and another for racial minorities, especially African Americans, Latinx and Native American people.”
Click the link to read more: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/30/policing-in-the-us-is-not-about-enforcing-law-its-about-enforcing-white-supremacy
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