Los Angeles: Police Shoot Protester in Head with ‘Less-Lethal’ Round, Deny Medical Attention and Legal Council

By Serran Soledad On Saturday night, an officer from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) shot Benson Williams in the head using a ‘less-than-lethal’ beanbag round during a protest in Hollywood, landing him in the hospital with 19 stitches. Williams, who is a Black man, was subsequently arrested and is facing one charge of ‘Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer.’ Marking one … Continue reading Los Angeles: Police Shoot Protester in Head with ‘Less-Lethal’ Round, Deny Medical Attention and Legal Council

Austin: Police Shot ‘Less-Lethal’ Rounds at Deaf Man 12 Times Without Warning In May Uprisings

By Brian Martel During the May Uprisings last year, officers at Austin Police Department (APD) headquarters fired rubber-coated bullets at Tyree Talley, a deaf protester, striking him 12 times at close range. Like many other protesters seriously injured in the May Uprisings, Talley is now suing APD. Several bullets were fired at Talley as he was protesting across the street from APD headquarters. One struck … Continue reading Austin: Police Shot ‘Less-Lethal’ Rounds at Deaf Man 12 Times Without Warning In May Uprisings