“Daunte Wright and I are the same age. So this touched my heart a little closer, ”Jett Williams said from Flatbush.
The crowd temporarily closed the Manhattan Bridge and tried to cross the George Washington Bridge.
“It was like, paralyzed. It was just a numb pain, ”said Williams.
Steff Reed, from Crown Heights, said protesting against another black American killed by the police was like “Dog Day”.
“It’s just another symptom of a system failure,” said Reed. “Until we settle that problem, we will forever live on this Hedgehog’s Day.”
The Chief of Police Center in Brooklyn, Minnesota said he believed the officer means deploying her Taser instead of her gun.
“Whether it’s a Taser or the kid with ‘Skittles’, it’s all like excuses for why it happened,” Reed said.
“As a cop, you should know how to handle situations like this,” said Williams.
“When you are stressed, your peripheral vision is impaired… up to 70%. So I can see how she doesn’t even know she’s holding a gun, not Taser, ”said Dr. Maria Haberfeld, professor of police science, specializing in police training, at the College of Criminal Justice. John Jay, said.
“Policy, in careers, is about compliance. You can achieve compliance through communication skills or through the use of force, ”continued Haberfeld.
On average, police have 120 hours of training in the use of force, she said, but less than 10 hours of training in communication skills.
“This is why they are so quick to use force,” says Haberfeld. “They are not trained to achieve compliance in any other way.”
The Sheriff in Minnesota said officers were trained to keep their pistols on their dominant side and Taser on the side that did not have their assets.