Monday, November 23, 2015

‘Racism is apparent in Israeli trained US police force’

‘Racism is apparent in Israeli trained US police force’

Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:13AM

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PressTv UserRacism is apparent at US police departments, says Morris.

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There is apparent racism by police departments throughout the United States, says a commentator.

“With regards to the police shootings inside America, and the latest one being with the Jamar Clark,…the tragic nature about this is there are too many African Americans dying and just African Americans. You see this apparent racism by police departments throughout the United States,” said James Morris, editor of America-Hijacked.com in a Monday interview with Press TV.

His comments come on the heels of racial protests in the US city of Minneapolis, where scores of Americans took to the streets on Sunday over the fatal police shooting of young, African American citizen, Jamar Clark, last weekend.

Police have said officers were responding to an assault call and found Clark interfering with paramedics last Sunday. Authorities say there was a struggle and he was shot. Some people in the community say they saw him handcuffed at the time of the shooting.

Protesters have been calling for the release of videos of the incident ever since, but authorities say there is footage from multiple sources and that making the recordings public would compromise their investigations.

Minneapolis Police Department officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze were involved in the shooting of Clark shortly after midnight last weekend, according to the city’s Department of Public Safety.

Clark’s death, which is the latest in a series of unarmed black men killed at the hands of police in the US, sparked demonstrations in the city's small but concentrated minority community.

Meanwhile, reports say US Justice Department attorneys were expected to fly to Minnesota on Sunday to investigate the killing of Clark that has prompted calls for the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting to be prosecuted.

Police brutality in the United States has raised nationwide debates amid a string of police killings of unarmed black men that has resulted in creating the Black Lives Matter movement.

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