By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare
Chris LeDay, the man who first upload the video of Alton Sterling being shot and killed by Baton Rouge police has been arrested, after he posted the video on his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.
While at work at the Dobbin Air Force base, police came and arrested him. LeDay believes it was retaliation for posting the video , which has since gone viral and caused nationwide protests against police brutality .
LeDay says police claimed he looked like a suspect wanted for battery. Once it was proven he was not that alleged suspect , the police eventually charged him unpaid traffic tickets. LeDay has since paid his fines and has been released from police custody.
Here are some of LeDay’s social media posts about his arrest:
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By: Leon Kwasi kuntuo-Asare
In a new strategy to prevent the possible crimes of police officers from being seen by the public and creating backlash against police brutality and racism, that can be used as motivation by grassroots activists like members of the Black Lives Matter movement, who have been protesting the recent killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota . Pat McCrory the governor of North Carolina signed a new bill limiting who can see the footage from police cams.
Whereas, in the past video footage from police cams would of been considered public information, this new North Carolina Law limits who can see the video to the people who are in the video, and even that request by a person in the video can still be denied and would have to be taken to superior court. This law without a doubt, will hurt the people most affected by police violence and that’s poor people of color, who will find it more difficult to hire a good lawyer to fight for their right to see the video, assuming they are not slained like Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
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