The festival is the first to cancel its big music, digital and interactive event. Washington state and California have announced a state of emergency after seeing numbers rise of the coronavirus. Austin, TX has also announced a state of emergency that has forced South by Southwest Festival to have to cancel their event that was […]
“Mike Brown didn’t rob the f*cking store,” said Jason Pollock, the director of Stranger Fruit, at a panel discussion at SXSW. On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old was shot and killed by a police officer, which created (another) media firestorm about Black men and police. In one of the many reports, Brown […]
What makes the video the source of ire for protesters is that after Brown’s death at the hands of Police Officer Darren Wilson, who was not charged in Brown’s death, police released surveillance footage from the Ferguson Market, allegedly showing Brown pushing one of the clerks—participating in what the police called a “strong-armed robbery”—and supposedly justifying the officer's use of force against the unarmed teen.
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