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Virginia AG launches civil rights probe of cops who detained, pepper-sprayed Black Army lieutenant

1 month ago   |   By NY Daily News

Virginia's top prosecutor announced Monday that the state has launched a civil rights investigation into a disturbing traffic stop in which a now-fired police officer pepper-sprayed a Black and Latino Army medic who had his hands in the air.
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Veterans of color say video of police pepper-spraying a Black Army officer shows that not even a military uniform is protection from police violence

Veterans of color say video of police pepper-spraying a Black Army officer shows that not even a military uniform is protection from police violence

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement A video of police officers holding a uniformed Black US Army soldier at gunpoint and pepper spraying him during a traffic stop in Windsor, Virginia is a troubling reminder that sometimes not even a military uniform is protection enough for Black Americans against threats of police brutality, veterans of color told Insider.
"Once you put on the uniform, it doesn't erase the fact that you are a Black person in America," Richard Brookshire, a former Army medic who co-founded and serves as the executive director of the Black Veterans Project, told Insider.
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