Jul 23, 2015
Fault Lines Links: Albert Joseph Davis, Kindra Chapman, Blackface in Baltimore
July 23, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Here’s what’s happening…
- A rookie cop in Orlando shot and killed 23 year old Albert Joseph Davis after “violent” struggle during an arrest. According to the Orlando Sentinel: “police said Davis was not armed but did have marijuana and cocaine on him.” Nice.
- Teenager Kindra Chapman died in police custody in Alabama last week. Reports suggest suicide.
- The Texas Department of Safety has spent the better part of a week trying to get the dashboard cam footage of Sandra Bland’s arrest released to the public. It hasn’t gone well. At all.
- Police in Ferguson have a new police chief. He’s black! He’s also temporary!
- Supporters of the six Baltimore cops facing prosecution for the death of Freddie Gray attempted to stage a fundraiser featuring a former Baltimore cop performing in blackface. It was canceled, but only after 600 people bought tickets for the event.