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Hundreds Protest Police Brutality, Shootings
23 Jan 2001
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Hundreds of citizens took to the streets of West and downtown Lousivlle today to protest police brutality. The immediate provocation for the march was the shooting of 18 year-old Clifford Lewis, Jr. by police last Tuesday. Lewis was killed after police tried to pull him over as he drove through west Louisville in a van owned by his cousin, Aubry Walker Sr., who was wanted for allegedly assaulting a police officer. Walker had agreed to turn himself in by the time the shooting happened, but police had not been given this information.
After police tried to stop the van, Lewis allegedly backed it up, pinning a police officer between it and another car. Two bursts of gunfire ended Lewis' life. The second occured after the victim, who was unarmed, allegedly reached toward his waistband. Lewis' pregnant longtime girlfreind, who was in the passenger seat, was not shot, though she was hospitalized because of injuries sustained when the driverless van crashed into a house.
This incident is the latest in a series of incidents in which young African-American men have been beaten or shot to death by Louisville police over the past several years. Louisville is not alone in the Ohio Valley in terms of citizen concern over police brutality. Cincinnati police raised the ire of protesters late last year for the killings of two suspects in a short period, and then breaking up a simlar march with tear gas and arresting dozens of participants.
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Shooting Unarmed People
02 Mar 2001
TO MANY PEOPLE ARE DYING BUT THE ARE UNARMED THE POLICE IS SHOOTING AND KILLING SME OF THE MOST INNOCENT PEOPLE. THEY NEED TO WORRY MORE ABOUT THE ILLEGAL DRUG USERS, THE USE OF CRACK COCAINE AND THE SALE OF MARAJUIANA. THEY NEED TO WORRY ABOUT MORE OF THE IMPORTANT STUFF AND NOT KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE.
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