PressTV-‘US government must demilitarize police officers’

The US government must take measures to demilitarize police departments across the country and outlaw the use of lethal force by officers to bring down the level of police violence against civilians, an African American journalist in Detroit says.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Monday condemned police in the state of California for excessive use of force and the high number of deaths involving officers, particularly among ethnic minorities.

“This report by the American Civil Liberties Union is quite significant,” said Abayomi Azikiwe, editor at the Pan-African News Wire.

The police violence blacks in the cities of Anaheim and Bakersfield is “indicative of the United States as a whole,” Azikiwe said in a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday.

The ACLU said in a report that the level of lethal violence directed at Latinos and blacks in the cities of Anaheim and Bakersfield is out of proportion with the level of…

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