Running Time: 5:32 min.
This Rights Alert feature, co-produced by WITNESS, New York City PoliceWatch and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, highlights recurring police violence against people of color in the context of the recent killing of Amadou Diallo. Mr. Diallo, an unarmed black man, was shot forty-one times in the vestibule of his apartment building by four white members of the New York City Street Crimes Unit. On February 25, 2000, a jury acquitted these officers of all charges. Protests erupted and confrontations between the police and demonstrators ensued, leading to yet more violence, antagonism and distrust. Narrated by recording artist Angelique Kidjo with music by Peter Gabriel, this feature captures the communal outrage and political mobilization that has emerged from the racism and police brutality that led to Diallo's untimely death.
©2000, WITNESS / EBCHR / NYC Policewatch