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After Eric Garner, LAMP Teens Talk Back to Police Brutality

After Eric Garner, LAMP Teens Talk Back to Policy Brutality

By July 17, 2015 News No Comments
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Click to watch “Two Sides of the Story” by Secondary School for Law students

Today is the one-year anniversary of the death of Eric Garner upon his arrest by the New York City Police Department in Staten Island. His death set off a string of protests about police brutality and racial profiling, and those protests were further fueled by incidents such as the deaths of Michael Brown and Freddy Gray. Young people, especially African-American and Latino men, played a significant role in those protests, mobilizing against a system which seems to target young men of color as constant suspects of violence and other criminal acts. We encourage our students to use media as a tool for talking back, so it’s no surprise that LAMP students chose to explore police brutality and racial profilingĀ in our programs over the 2014-2015 year. Today we highlight two videos produced on the topic: #Every28Hours, a short documentary created by high school students, and Two Sides of the Story, which was produced as part our PSA workshop at the Secondary School for Law. Take a look: