Medical school students hold ‘die-in’ to shed light on biases in health care

 

Medical students from more than 70 U.S. schools organized a die-in Wednesday in support of the nationwide protests condemning a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri.

Participants say the same structural racial that is present in police brutality against blacks manifests itself in the health care system. 

Police officer who killed Tamir Rice was found unfit to work in 2012

 

The Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice Was Found Unfit for Police Duty in 2012

A Cleveland police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who had a BB gun in his hand last month resigned from a smaller police department in 2012 after being found unfit for duty.

Tim Loehmann was found the be “distracted” and “Weepy” during his firearm qualification session, according to records released from his brief stint with the Independence police department. Tamir Rice was shot to death as he played in a local park in the city. 

Ferguson activists meet with President, demand an end to police brutality

 

 

Ferguson, Missouri activists met with President Barack Obama Monday to demand that officials put an end to police brutality in the nation.

It has been one week since a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. The unarmed teenager was shot six times in the head, chest and arms.