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USA: African American man killed by agents, shock video released

Memphis authorities released video showing five African American officers arresting and beating Tire Nichols to death, also African American. Brutal and shocking images. Bodycam video shows the 29-year-old, who is captured after attempting to escape, held down and shot dead by officers while screaming several times and calling for his mother. He was pulled over for allegedly reckless driving. The five police officers were charged with second-degree murder, assault, kidnapping, misconduct and abuse. All have already been released. US President Joe Biden has expressed his outrage and pain at the incident and called on Congress to pass police reform. Protests in New York and many other American cities.

Specifically, there are four videos released by the City of Memphis of five African American agents beating 29-year-old Tire Nichols, who died of his injuries three days later. One clip shows officers dragging Nichols out of the driver’s seat of his car as he yells: “Damn, I haven’t done anything… I’m just trying to get home.” and force him to the ground while ordering him to lie on his stomach, pepper sprinkles on his face. Nichols breaks free, gets up and runs down a street as officers chase after him and fire tasers at him. Another video shows a subsequent scuffle after officers again reached out to Nichols and punched him. Two officers hold him to the ground while a third kicks him and a fourth hits him with what appears to be a pole before another officer hits him. A day later, videos from the officers’ body-worn cameras and those mounted on the dashboards of their cars were posted online The 5 police officers were charged with second-degree murder, assault, kidnapping, misconduct and abuse. Everyone’s been fired.

Dozens of people gathered in downtown Times Square new York, to protest after videos of the police killing of Tire Nichols were released. According to media reports, police arrived at the scene and clashes with protesters ensued, ending with some arrests. A video that has gone viral on social media shows a protester climbing onto the hood of a police car and smashing the windshield before officers intervene.

Protests have also erupted in numerous other US cities after videos of the events were released memphis. In the city of Tennessee – local media reports – protesters blocked the Interstate 55 bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River and leads to Arkansas. TO Washington Dozens of protesters rallied in Lafayette Park near Black Lives Matter Plaza and on K Street as Boston They marched down Tremont Street, disrupting city traffic. Nbc also files protests sacrament, san francisco, Atlanta, Ashville, Philadelphia, providence and Dallas.

“Like so many, I am outraged and deeply saddened to see the horrific video of the beatings that resulted in the death of Tire Nichols. It is another painful reminder of the deep fear and trauma, pain and exhaustion that black Americans face experience every single day”: like this Joe Biden after the deadly attack videos were released to Nichols from five agents in Memphis.

Joe Biden has relaunched his Appeal against violent protests for the death of Tire Nichols. “Those who seek justice – he said – should not resort to violence or destruction. Violence is never acceptable; it is illegal and destructive. Biden also called for a “speedy, full and transparent investigation.” “We must do everything in our power,” he said, “to ensure that our criminal justice system delivers on the promise of fair and impartial justice, equal treatment and dignity for all.” Real and lasting change will only come when we act to prevent tragedy from happening again.”

And commenting on the case Joe Biden has asked Congress to put the police reform bill on his deskGeorge Floyd
Justice in the Police Act.” When Senate Republicans blocked this bill, I signed an executive order mandating stricter application of standards for the use of force and accountability provisions for federal law enforcement agencies, as well as strengthening accountability at the state and local levels.”