RT America -- December 24, 2014
A police officer in Berkeley, Mo. on Tuesday night shot and killed an 18-year-old African-American man just miles from the restive community of Ferguson. Law enforcement claims Antonio Martin raised a gun and pointed it at the officers, but surveillance video shows little detail. The officer who fired the shots was not wearing his body camera at the time. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky and Gayane Chichakyan have the latest details.
The Department of Defense has spent $15 million on a website that some veterans, activists and historians accuse of sanitizing the US’ actions in the Vietnam War. Over 3 million North and South Vietnamese were killed during the conflict, which inspired a massive anti-war movement in the US. This and other important facts and context, however, are noticeably absent from the Pentagon’s so-called “accurate representation” of the conflict. RT’s Manuel Rapalo reports from Washington.