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I don't usually walk the police brutality beat around here, though I frequently read JPMasser's diaries and shake my head in disgust. But This atrocity just happened in my fair city & our newly elected mayor better do something about it.

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Watch the video. This is the murder of an unarmed black man being accused of a misdemeanor offense of selling untaxed cigarettes - something for which, if true, he should have simply been issued a citation. These cops need to go to jail. This is just too much.

Sorry for the brevity of this diary, but I'll let the video speak for itself. I have no words.

Update: the video has been removed from the article. Here's a youtube clip of it:

3:39 PM PT: I just wrote the mayor's office to voice my disgust. I recommend anyone living in the city to do so as well.


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Originally posted to lucid on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 03:14 PM PDT.

Also republished by New York City.

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