"I thought that love would conquer all and skin color really didn't matter," she says.
Landau suffered a traumatic brain injury, a concussion and required 45 stitches.
In this Youtube video from 2011, he talks and raps about his experience.
"I was another face in the streets, and I was almost another dead black male."
As people stand up and speak out against police brutality in Ferguson, it's important to remember that Landau's story doesn't stand alone.
Julia Furlan is an audio editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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