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Beaten Black and blue: Tyre Nichols did not have to die; Memphis officers had options, but chose brutality

January 31, 2023

Back in 2015, after the death of a 25-year-old Black man named Freddie Gray, injured while in the custody of police, there were extensive discussions among law enforcement, politicians, activists and religious leaders about the implementation of police-worn body cameras. I remember it vividly because it was a very tense time, and I was involved in some of these conversations. Many good-hearted people believed that technology and readily available video of interactions between officers and citizens would be a game changer and bring an end to police violence in the community, but here we are again.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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