The last few nights, America has been transfixed by scenes of police in tanks scowling at and tear gassing protestors in Ferguson, Missouri who want answers after unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. Spike Lee isn’t the first person to note the similarity between Brown’s case and that of Eric Garner, but now that he’s shown off a tribute to Michael Brown hanging in front of 40 Acres and A Mule next to the tribute to Eric Garner, he is the first person in America to have the distinction of hosting tributes to not just one, but the two most high-profile cases of unarmed black men killed by the police over the last month.
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BK Live 11/20/14: Dick & Dave from Brooklyn Independent Media on Vimeo. It’s Friday and uh-oh, you’re not sure what you want to do this weekend. Never fear, we were on BK Live with Dick Burroughs from the Brooklyn Reader, and we both told you about some cool stuff to do, like see the last […]