The names Eric Garner and Freddie Gray have become synonymous with the United States’ endemic issues with police brutality and racial injustice.
Footage of Garner’s and Gray’s deaths at the hands of police officers was captured by bystanders — the former in 2014, the latter in 2015 — and spread quickly around the globe, becoming a call to arms for the Black Lives Matter movement.
And while Garner’s and Gray’s names are now emblematic, few people have heard of Ramsey Orta and Kevin Moore, the men who captured Garner’s and Gray’s deaths on camera.
Now, with her documentary “Copwatch,” journalist and filmmaker Camilla Hall is shining a light on Orta, Moore, and the team of like-minded citizen activists who make up WeCopwatch, a grassroots organization that films on-duty police officers in the hopes of deterring future police brutality–related deaths.
Read the story at Buzzfeed.
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