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Sun Aug 16, 2015, 04:20 AM

'I dream about it every night': what happens to Americans who film police violence?

More: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/15/filming-police-violence-walter-scott-michael-brown-shooting
Feidin Santana relives the morning of Saturday 4 April 2015 on a near continuous loop. It was around 9.30am and the 23-year-old was running uncharacteristically late for work. As he walked his usual route through the back streets of North Charleston, something caught his eye: a black man running away from a white police officer.

Santana followed the chase for a few yards to a deserted patch of lawn behind a pawn shop and a car dealership. Here the officer caught up with the man, and ended up on top of him. Watching from behind a chainlink fence, Santana instinctively reached for his phone and pressed record.

The morning was still, silent. “You could hear birds flying, the swing of their wings,” Santana says as he stands, three months later, where he was that day. “You could hear everything; the sounds of the officer, the gunshots. Everything.”

Santana had hoped he might be noticed. “I believed my presence would prevent something,” he says softly, his voice almost drowned by the hum of cicadas. “But it didn’t happen that way.”

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Reply 'I dream about it every night': what happens to Americans who film police violence? (Original post)
Jamaal510 Aug 2015 OP
Cha Aug 2015 #1
murielm99 Aug 2015 #2
Kablooie Aug 2015 #3
nxylas Aug 2015 #4
brer cat Aug 2015 #5
Person 2713 Aug 2015 #6
Number23 Aug 2015 #7
uponit7771 Aug 2015 #8

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 04:24 AM

1. :(

Mahalo Jamaal

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 05:29 AM

2. Very powerful article.

Why does it have the be The Guardian, and not one of our major American newspapers?

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 05:36 AM

3. The Guardian often has real American news that American papers ignore.

The Guardian is usually the first news source I go to because of this.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 06:03 AM

4. I don't think you're alone in that

There's a reason they publish a US edition.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 09:32 AM

5. Courageous people in the right place at the right time

will be intimidated to protect the police from the truth coming out.

“You only get what the person who filmed it wants you to see...” Yeah, unlike the police who give a "fair and balanced" account.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 01:10 PM

6. K&R Posts like this are what DU Worth coming to . Thanks for the link

great read!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 08:51 PM

7. Hell of an article. Thanks for posting this.

And as for people wanting "solid proof" of Mike Brown's killing, they had "solid proof" for Eric Garner, John Crawford, Tamir Rice and too many others to name and it didn't make a damn bit of difference.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Aug 17, 2015, 08:27 PM

8. moving

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