2020-08-28 13:09:54

Jacob Blake Shooting Shines New Light on Death of Michael Bell, Killed by Kenosha Cops in 2004

In light of the police shooting of unarmed African American father Jacob Blake, Democracy Now! looks at the past misconduct of the Kenosha police department. In 2004, Kenosha police killed white 21-year-old Michael Bell in front of his mother and sister. The Kenosha Police Department conducted its own review of the incident, and within two days completely exonerated the officers. Bell’s father, Michael Bell Sr., commissioned an independent inquiry that found the police account of the incident to be forensically impossible. “It was really hard for me to believe that a uniformed person would do that,” says Michael Bell Sr., who claims the Kenosha police department “covered up the true facts of the case.”

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

 

Amy Goodman Black Lives Matter Democracy Now! Jacob Blake Juan Gonzaleéz Kenosha Police Department Kenosha Protest Kenosha Shooting Michael Bell Police Brutality Racism Systemic police brutality Systemic Racism

Human Rights and Equality

Democracy Now!

From Abortion Bans to Anti-Trans Laws, a Christian Legal Army is Waging War on America

From Abortion Bans to Anti-Trans Laws, a Christian Legal Army is Waging War on America

Just Solutions

The Problem with Critical Race Theory

The Problem with Critical Race Theory

Just Solutions

All Americans should know about the Black Experience

All Americans should know about the Black Experience

Democracy Now!

France Honors Black Artist Josephine Baker; Far-Right Pundit Éric Zemmour Launches Presidential Bid

France Honors Black Artist Josephine Baker; Far-Right Pundit Éric Zemmour Launches Presidential Bid

Just Solutions

The Problem with Critical Race Theory

The Problem with Critical Race Theory

The David Pakman Show

Trump Rioter Danny Rodriguez Interrogation Video Released

Trump Rioter Danny Rodriguez Interrogation Video Released

The David Pakman Show

Fox Welcomes Dr. Oz with Softball Interviews

Fox Welcomes Dr. Oz with Softball Interviews

The David Pakman Show

Dr. Oz is Running for Senate

Dr. Oz is Running for Senate

Related

Democracy Now!

Haitian Asylum Seekers Held Under Del Rio Bridge Now Face Inhumane Conditions in New Mexico ICE Jail

Haitian Asylum Seekers Held Under Del Rio Bridge Now Face Inhumane Conditions in New Mexico ICE Jail

Democracy Now!

From Abortion Bans to Anti-Trans Laws, a Christian Legal Army is Waging War on America

From Abortion Bans to Anti-Trans Laws, a Christian Legal Army is Waging War on America

Democracy Now!

France Honors Black Artist Josephine Baker; Far-Right Pundit Éric Zemmour Launches Presidential Bid

France Honors Black Artist Josephine Baker; Far-Right Pundit Éric Zemmour Launches Presidential Bid

Democracy Now!

​​Planned Parenthood CEO: If SCOTUS Restricts Abortion Access, Marginalized People Will Be Hurt Most

​​Planned Parenthood CEO: If SCOTUS Restricts Abortion Access, Marginalized People Will Be Hurt Most

Proud Partners