Rare Video From Inside Rikers Island Jail Shows Inmate Being Beaten By Guards And A Gang
Kalief Browder was held at Rikers Island jail in New York City for three years on charges he allegedly stole a backpack. The New Yorker obtained two videos apparently depicting him being slammed to the ground, while handcuffed, by a guard and beaten by a gang.
Police Beat A Mentally Ill Homeless Man To Death
Tragic story out of Fullerton, California. After being suspected of breaking into cars at a bus depot, 37-year-old schizophrenic Kelly Thomas was repeatedly beaten and tased by a group of five or six police officers. Thomas fell into a coma and died a week later. A very graphic photo of the extent of his injuries can be seen here. Thomas' death has sparked protests and vigils in Fullerton. Police maintain Thomas resisted arrest. Inquiries into the incident are ongoing. This video of the beating was taken at a distance, but you can hear Thomas screaming as he's being tased and crying out for his father.