Mar 28, 2016
Fault Lines Links – Video Released Of Controversial Arrest of Black Mailman in NY
Mar. 28, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Happy Monday folks. Your links today:
- The NYPD are conducting an internal investigation into an incident involving mailman Glen Grays and five plainclothes police officers earlier this month. Grays was approached by the officers while carrying out his duties when a police car nearly hit him. The cops then exited the vehicle, assaulted and handcuffed Grays. A video of a portion of the encounter was also released.
- 16 year-old Brandon Claxton has filed a suit against the St. Louis Police Department after a police shooting left him a paraplegic. Officers were responding to a report of a stolen gun when the encountered Claxton and claim they were forced to shoot him when the teen pointed a gun in their direction. Witnesses dispute this story, stating that while Claxton was holding a gun, he did not point it at the officers.
- Robert Dussourd was shot and killed by Braintree, MA, police last Thursday after Dussourd confronted them armed with a knife. Officers claim they attempted to subdue Dussourd using non-lethal methods but were eventually forced to shoot.
- Yvonne Rosado has filed a notice of claim against New York City after a police officer shot her pitbull at point blank range while carrying out an operation in her building last month. CCTV footage of the incident was made public.
- DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack filed court papers last week claiming that authorities convicted an innocent man of he kidnapping and killing of a 7-year-old girl in 1957. Jack McCullough was arrested and convicted of the crime five years ago, however, evidence shows that it was impossible he could have been on the scene.