Rochester: Police Handcuff and Pepper Spray 9-Year-Old Black Child

Photo Credit: Police Body-cam Footage By Serran Soledad Protests erupted this week after body-cam footage surfaced from a January 29 incident showing Rochester, New York police officers forcing a handcuffed nine-year-old Black girl into the back of a police car before pepper-spraying her in the face. The assault on the child was in response to a mental health call made by her mother. The disturbing … Continue reading Rochester: Police Handcuff and Pepper Spray 9-Year-Old Black Child

Rochester: The People Rebel In Response to Released Video of Police Murder

By Peter Cherry Rochester’s Police Chief La’Ron Singletary, along with his entire command staff, resigned on Tuesday in the wake of six straight nights of demonstrations following the release of video depicting the police murder of Daniel Prude, which happened earlier this year. On Friday night, 2,000 protesters took to the streets in a combative demonstration, burning several trash cans and bus stops before the … Continue reading Rochester: The People Rebel In Response to Released Video of Police Murder