ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2020-11-30  |  UPDATED: 1399/09/10 - 10:41:2 FA | AR | EN
Trump to add Chinaís SMIC and CNOOC to defense blacklist: Sources            Eight Saudis killed in Yemeni ballistic missile attack against coalitionís positions            UAE, Jordan condemn assassination of Iranian scientist             Afghan pilot told to rejoin air force or leave US protection             Heratís Obe District Police Chief Killed in Ambush             Deadly Humvee bomb targets public protection unit in Ghazni             Suicide attacker targets Zabulís provincial council head             Leader Urges Punishment for Assassins of Iranian Scientist             Revenge for Assassination of Fakhrizadeh on Agenda: IRGC Chief             Severe revenge for scientistís assassination put on Iranís agenda: IRGC chief             US appeals court rejects Trump campaignís Pennsylvania election case             Macron calls police beating of black man Ďshamefulí in face of rising protests             Trump retweets Israeli journalistís message praising assassination of Iranian scientist             US closes 10 bases as part of Ďmurkyí withdrawal process             Prominent Iranian physicist assassinated near Tehran: Defense Ministry            


DATE PUBLISHED: 2019/6/13 - 23:23:20
VISIT: 2946
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Police shooting of black man triggers unrest in Memphis, Tennessee

At least 24 US police officers have been injured during a large protest in Memphis, Tennessee, following the shooting death of an African American man by law enforcement officers.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said the violence erupted on Wednesday night after officers of the US Marshals Service, a federal law enforcement agency within the US Department of Justice, shot and killed Brandon Webber, 20.

Six wounded officers were taken to the hospital, Strickland said on Facebook, adding that at least two journalists were also hurt and "multiple" police cars were vandalized.

The Memphis Police Department estimates there were more than 100 people at the protest Wednesday night, Ursula Madden, public information officer for the City of Memphis said.

The shooting occurred around 7 pm local time in the Frayser community in northern Memphis as officers tried to take a man into custody, law enforcement officials said.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating the case, said Webber was "wanted on multiple warrants."

When the officers tried to stop Webber, "he reportedly rammed his vehicle into the officersí vehicles multiple times before exiting with a weapon," the TBI said.

"The officers fired striking and killing the individual," according to the TBI.

Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer was among the first officials to identify the slain man publicly. She also said the local community has a reason to distrust the police.

Sawyer said Webber was shot 16 to 20 times in his familyís front yard., contradicting the police report.

"Donít judge Frayser without asking a community how it feels to mourn their youth over and over again," she said in a tweet.

“Every life lost should matter...every single one. How many times will this be ok? It cannot continue to be,” she added.

The fatal shooting triggered outrage in Frayser, a predominantly black area. As residents gathered in the street near where the shooting occurred, police formed a human wall.

Officers repeatedly ordered people off the streets. Within hours, however, violence broke out and police deployed riot shields.

The situation escalated as people in the crowd began throwing rocks and bricks at officers, according to Memphis police. Around 10 pm local time, police began using tear gas against the protesters, according to the Daily Memphian.

PressTV-US government undercounts police killings: Study

US government undercounts police killings: Study
An official US government count misclassified over half of police-related deaths in 2015, according to a new study.

US police officers fatally shoot hundreds of people every year, with a disproportionate number of those being black.

Numerous demonstrations have been held across the US in recent years following white police officers killing unarmed African-American men, including Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio; Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York and Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina.

 

LINK: https://www.ansarpress.com/english/11681


TAGS:






*
*

*



SEE ALSO

4 French police officers charged over black manís abuse; 2 in custody


Eight Saudis killed in Yemeni ballistic missile attack against coalitionís positions


Macron calls police beating of black man Ďshamefulí in face of rising protests


Latam women march to demand end to domestic violence


Russia denounces Pompeoís visit to occupied Golan as Ďprovocationí


Biden urged to extend US-Russia START treaty, limit deployed nuclear arms


Car crashes into gate of German Chancellor Merkelís office


Yemen stresses right to self-defense as Saudi Arabia resorts to UN over Aramco raid


Pakistan, India accuse each other of sponsoring terrorism at UN


Turkish president, Saudi monarch talk bilateral relations ahead of G20 summit





VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED




POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

4 French police officers charged over black manís abuse; 2 in custody

Trump to add Chinaís SMIC and CNOOC to defense blacklist: Sources

Eight Saudis killed in Yemeni ballistic missile attack against coalitionís positions

UAE, Jordan condemn assassination of Iranian scientist

Afghan pilot told to rejoin air force or leave US protection

Heratís Obe District Police Chief Killed in Ambush

Deadly Humvee bomb targets public protection unit in Ghazni

Suicide attacker targets Zabulís provincial council head

Leader Urges Punishment for Assassins of Iranian Scientist

Revenge for Assassination of Fakhrizadeh on Agenda: IRGC Chief

Severe revenge for scientistís assassination put on Iranís agenda: IRGC chief

US appeals court rejects Trump campaignís Pennsylvania election case

Macron calls police beating of black man Ďshamefulí in face of rising protests

Trump retweets Israeli journalistís message praising assassination of Iranian scientist

US closes 10 bases as part of Ďmurkyí withdrawal process

Prominent Iranian physicist assassinated near Tehran: Defense Ministry

Contradictory statements on developments in peace talks

Americaís security is not hinged on the number of troops on the ground: Pompeo

Latam women march to demand end to domestic violence

India draws rebuke from Beijing over ban on more Chinese apps

Russia denounces Pompeoís visit to occupied Golan as Ďprovocationí

Biden urged to extend US-Russia START treaty, limit deployed nuclear arms

Americans defy pandemic as US COVID cases set new record

Ten Australian soldiers fired after release of war crimes report

Iran swaps Israelís spy for three nationals jailed abroad

Argentina soccer legend Maradona dies of heart attack, his lawyer says

Car crashes into gate of German Chancellor Merkelís office

Yemen stresses right to self-defense as Saudi Arabia resorts to UN over Aramco raid

Pakistan, India accuse each other of sponsoring terrorism at UN

Trump plans to pardon former aide Michael Flynn

Rights watchdog appeals for urgent help for Bamiyan victims

Car bomb in Kandahar leaves 17 wounded

More than 70 killed or wounded across Afghanistan in under 24 hours

Germany Starts Reducing Troops in Kunduz: Report

Saffron flower harvesting process underway in Helmand

US Committed to Enduring Partnership with Afghanistan: Pompeo

An Online Prayer Meeting for Religious People Around the World to End COVID-19

Ten nominee ministers secure votes of confidence

Djokovic beats Zverev to reach semis at ATP Finals

Turkish president, Saudi monarch talk bilateral relations ahead of G20 summit


MEDICAL NEWS


ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ›—ś‘ź«Ś «یš —š ی šŕŠ»šŌ«š