Tens of thousands of people took part in major protests in Washington, New York City and a number of other cities on Saturday, demonstrating against US police brutality towards African-Americans. Public outrage was first triggered by the police killings of unarmed black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner in two separate incidents this summer, for which neither of the police officers responsible were indicted. These were followed by a number of fatal shootings of black American citizens in the subsequent months. The "Day of Anger" march was organized in New York, while the protest at Washington's Freedom Plaza was joined by the families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley and Trayvon Martin.
Religious leaders and civil rights activists are going to hold a conference in Brooklyn, New York on the death of Michael Brown and other cases of police brutality.
A 24-hour demonstration is going to take place at Grand Central Station on Monday, following similar rallies in Staten Island and other sites across the city.
New York City Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton has said that the police feel that they are under attack from the federal government at the highest levels.
More than 120 people participated in the United We Stand Silent March against police brutality in downtown St.Louis, Missouri.
Muslims Mobilized Against Police Brutality organized a rally on Saturday and march in Philadelphia's Love Park, protesting police violence in reaction to deadly shootings of black Americans by white policemen.
A US Muslim organization urged all concerned about the rising number of lives lost to police violence "to stand in solidarity" during a march in Philadelphia center scheduled for Saturday noon.
A 17-year-old teenager was killed in California after he attacked a policeman with a machete.
The Circuit Court of South Carolina officially recognized this week that the death sentence handed down to 14-year-old African-American George J. Stinney Jr. 70 years ago, the youngest US citizen executed in the 20th century for killing two white minor girls, was misjudgment.
US President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday that sets up the “Task Force on 21st Century Policing” to determine how to strengthen the public’s and local communities trust for law enforcements.
Thousands of Americans took to the streets to protest the killings of unarmed black men by police officers. Peaceful rallies were held in New York, Boston, Washington DC and several other cities.
Tens of thousands took to the streets across the US on Saturday to protest police brutality, calling for long-term changes within the police and amendments to US legislation.
American analysts claim that US police are overly aggressive because they are focused on their own safety, instead of citizens' protection.
Massachusets State Police announced that at least 23 arrests were made during protests against police brutality in Boston.
A New York-based attorney for Lambda Legal, an organization that seeks equality of law for all American citizens stated that local bills, reducing racial profiling within US law enforcement and controlling violent police actions are not enough in solving the existing problems.
A participant in New York protests against US police brutality claims that the officers Daniel Pantaleo and Darren Wilson who killed two African-American men in separate incidents earlier this year have committed murder and "got away" with it.
Family members of victims of US police violence led a march against police brutality, which follows recent grand jury decisions not to indict white policemen who killed two African-American men in separate incidents this summer
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