2022-07-05 12:29:40

Profiled & Gunned Down: Protests in Akron After Police Shot Unarmed Jayland Walker 60+ Times

Mass racial justice protests broke out this weekend in Akron, Ohio, after police released multiple body-camera videos showing eight officers chasing and killing 25-year-old Jayland Walker after a minor traffic violation on June 27. Walker was an unarmed Black man. The video ends with the police firing about 90 rounds and shooting Walker about 60 times, according to an autopsy report, and lawyers for the family of Walker say police handcuffed him after the attack before trying to provide aid. "The video shows that a Black man was spotted driving at night in an area he probably shouldn't have been spotted, was profiled, was then chased and gunned down like he wasn't human at all. Any other narrative is a disgrace to what we've seen in the video," says Ray Greene Jr., executive director of the Freedom BLOC, a Black-led collective based in Akron that pressured the state to release the video. We are also joined by former Ohio state Senator Nina Turner. #democracynow

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