August 15, 2016
It was another tough weekend for Black America when protests over the death of Sylville Smith, an Milwaukee man shot dead by police, turned violent leaving two people hurt and lots of property damage, according to CNN.
The shooting that killed Smith was captured on video via police body cams but that footage has yet to be released to the public, though some stills have been seen. Contention about Smith’s weapon and whether or not he had a permit to carry, has fueled much of the anger behind the protesters who see Smith’s death as part of the same narrative that saw the death of Philando Castille, Tamir Rice and other Black people perceived to be lethally dangerous in open-carry states. At current, the city remains in an official “State of Emergency.”
Roland and his team got deep into the story today on NewsOne Now.
TELL US: What do you think happened to Smith? Should the folks in Milwaukee be protesting?