Feb 2, 2015
A group of Army National Guard members discovered last month that the North Miami Beach Police snipers had been using actual mug shots of young black men as targets at a shooting range. Six head photos were filled with bullet holes on the range. One National Guard member recognized her brother among the photos.
Is any more evidence needed that police forces are trained to treat every young black man they see as a criminal and a target?!
North Miami Beach Police Chief J. Scott Dennis said, in effect – whoops, but no big deal.
“Our policies were not violated,” Dennis said. “There is no discipline forthcoming.”
Residents of the city saw things differently, and packed a City Council meeting with angry protesters. Lo and behold – after two hours confronted with this protest, the City Council discovered IT was outraged, and banned the practice for its police force in the future.