A grieving mother, family, friends and community are trying to get an answer about how a 21-year-old kills himself while handcuffed behind his back. Some are convinced Chavis Carter was killed by police in Arkansas and say his death is part of a longtime problem—the killing of Black males at the hands of law enforcement.
Theresa Carter doesn't believe police claims that her son shot himself to death with his hands cuffed behind his back in a police cruiser.
"I'm just heartbroken. I just want to know what really happened. ... My child was never suicidal. He would never kill himself. My son was full of joy, full of life, full of ambition," Ms. Carter somberly yet emphatically told The Final Call in an exclusive interview.
There is a growing movement to get the truth about the death of Chavis Carter with Facebook pages calling for justice, an online petition and a protest scheduled for August 20 at the National Civil Rights Museum to press demands for justice and the story of what happened. » FULL STORY
The death of a young black man while handcuffed in the back of a police car, a deaf woman arrested by police and put in jail after she called 911 to get help, a cop caught on camera hitting a handcuffed man and the lynching of a black teenager by White supremacists. These are all real stories and among many coming from the US. On this edition of News Analysis we're asking what's gone wrong.