(January 29, 2015)Posters Calling Out Killer Cops Hit Metropolitan Bus Stops
Posters calling out killer cops have been causing a lot of controversy. The paid advertisements confront police for shooting unarmed people, as well as racial profiling and targeting.
One of the posters called out the 2011 shooting of Mark Duggan in 2011, which sparked massive protests.
That shooting was upheld as justifiable in a verdict earlier this year.
Some of the ads even attack unjust drug laws.
So far the posters have popped up throughout the London Metropolitan area, but many are hoping they catch on and spread to other cities.
The poster advertisements cite data and statistics, such as those from an Equality and Human Rights Commission report.
In London, a non-Caucasian person is 6.6 times more likely to be stopped and frisked by the police. While that isn’t exactly 28 times, the figure in the poster seems to derive from data recorded by the West Midlands police force.