Aunt Who Witnessed Fatal Police Shooting in Kansas Recounts What Led to Death of Mentally Ill Teen

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 3:15 pm

In Kansas, Ottawa police shot and killed Joseph Jennings, an 18-year-old who was mentally ill, on August 23. At least two officers on the scene were well aware that he suffered from seizures and had responded to a call one day ago to take him to the hospital to pump his stomach after he tried to overdose on drugs and kill himself. Still, the police responded with a heavy-handedness that resulted in Jennings’ death.

Brandy Smith was Joseph Jennings’ aunt. While he was her nephew, she raised him like a son. And she was at the scene while police officers surrounded him.

 

Live Blog for #Occupy Movement: New Camps, More Evictions, Mic Check for Rahm

By: Tuesday November 22, 2011 3:02 pm

City to city, officials are deciding it is time for occupiers to pack up and go home. And, city to city there are occupations that are just springing up or re-establishing themselves in new areas of cities.

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