April 07, 2018 at 4:30 am

Hundreds took to the streets in response to the death of Saheed Vassell, an unarmed, mentally ill black man who was shot and killed by police. The NYPD is standing by its officers, releasing a video they claim proves their actions were justified. We have the tape, and New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton joins us to discuss it.

Aired on April 6, 2018.


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