Wednesday, November 30“Racism never sleeps.”

Tag: England

News Briefs — International

Liverpool police accused of racism after officers point guns at two innocent young Black men

Police in Liverpool, England are in hot water after two officers were caught on camera pointing guns at two young Black men in a case of “mistaken identity.” The incident happened after officers received a report about an armed man seen walking on a street on Monday. For some reason, the officers thought the two Black men who were walking together were possibly the suspect they were looking for. The officers stopped the two men and searched them, pointing guns at the two who were visibly shaken by the incident. No weapons were found on the two men during the search. Following the incident, condemnation was swift. The community in Liverpool was outraged and said the incident mirrors American police. Police officials said the stop was justified and fell in line with their procedures....