News and Analysis: Police brutality
After nine days of arguments and three days of jury deliberation, the judge in the case of Jewu Richardson on April 12 declared a mistrial after the six-person jury could not come to consensus on any of the charges against Richardson.
In the 1990s, hip-hop artists documented the chopping of police helicopter rotor blades circling overhead in a police manhunt of some sort as “ghetto birds.” Now the new "ghetto birds" are the police drones.
En los centros urbanos de las grandes ciudades de Estados Unidos su presencia y sonido se han convertido en algo común: las hélices de los helicópteros de la policía surcando los cielos en búsqueda de alguien.
Given the LAPD’s notorious record, it is no mystery why Dorner has tapped into a vein of sympathy during the manhunt, and already emerged as a sort of folk hero among some online and in the streets of oppressed neighborhoods.