Brandon Smith is one of many activists responsible for the release of the Laquan McDonald shooting video.
We tackle quite a few questions in this brainstorming session…
Should American police carry arms? How has submitting that FOIA request impacted Smith’s career? How should we examine the surveillance tactics of local police departments?
We also take a deep dive into the ways media outlets perpetuate police narratives and run the risk of prematurely demonizing police-shooting victims.