Modal close

Hi there,

You turn to Democracy Now! for ad-free daily news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines, or our in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power. You need news that isn't being paid for by campaigns or corporations. We produce our daily news hour at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation—all without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How? This model of news depends on your support. Right now, every new monthly sustaining donation to Democracy Now! will be tripled by a generous supporter. That means if you can give just $4 a month, Democracy Now! gets $12 today.  Pretty amazing right? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, start your monthly contribution today. Thanks so much. -Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Donate

Examining the St. Petersburgh Police Shooting

Default content image
Listen
Media Options
Listen

Related

On Wednesday a St. Petersburgh grand jury refused to indict a police officer for shooting an 18-year old African-American, Teyron Lewis on October 24th. St. Petersburgh police raided local political organizations, and fired tear gas at protesting crowds. ONe officer was shot and nine were arrested.

Joining Amy to discuss the situation is Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party, and Rob Lorei, news director, WMNF, Tampa, Fla.

Yeshitela (via phone) describes the aftermath of the grandy jury decision, and the actions of police on the black St. Petersburgh community, including tear gas attacks and blocking political groups from meeting. He believes that the four officers involved with the Lewis shooting should face the death penalty.

Lorei discusses local media coverage of the situation. He says they are giving little historical context of the African-American coalition and doing little to bring both sides of the issue together, raising the level of tension in the area. The coalition is being portrayed as instigators to the unrest.

Related Story

Video squareStorySep 18, 2018Intercept Report Reveals Senate Ignored Federal Court Employees Willing to Testify Against Kavanaugh
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop