RT America -- August 13, 2014
Ferguson, MO saw more protests Tuesday night as the community’s anger over the shooting and killing of an unarmed African-American teen by police refuses to subside. Seeing the tragedy as a representation of a larger racial divide in the country, residents are demanding leaders address their concerns and more fairly treat minorities in their city and across the nation. RT’s Anastasia Churkina is in Ferguson and speaks to several citizens.
Politicians and community leaders are advocating for body-mounted cameras for every police officer as a way to cut down on wrongdoing while increasing transparency. As more videos of police brutality continue to emerge online, most recently the strangling of Eric Garner for selling cigarettes, activists view stricter public oversight as the only way to ensure officers remain true to their oaths. RT’s Manila Chan learns more about the technology and the politics surrounding it by speaking with Ian Freeman, host of Free Talk Live.