The East Flatbush Brooklyn uprising against police and corporate interest in the area continued into a third night last night. Reviewing coverage of the event and some of the social media commentary on the killing of 16 yr old Kimani Gray. Police accounts differ from witness accounts of the incident. Carol Gray, the mother of slain teenager Kimani Gray, at a Tuesday news conference demanded to know why her son was “slaughtered” by NYC police last Saturday.
In related news, the NYPD recorded its five millionth stop and frisk of a resident of New York. The controversy tactic of the NYPD has been ongoing since 2001 and critics say the policy targets Black & Brown communities as if they do not have fourth amendment protections.
On the national news front, The US government's drone assassination program received new scrutiny. Pakistan, where the most victims of drone strikes have been recorded, the government of Pakistan says the United States does not have its permission to conduct drone operations in its country. Pakistan also receives a substantial amount of aid from US Taxpayers and may be looking the other way privately while publicly claiming to be against the violation of its nation sovereignty.
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