Antonio MartinTheodore Hoskins

Calls for calm after shooting

25 Dec, 2014

Mayor Hoskins is among officials calling for calm after the shooting of Martin by a white police officer. Berkeley is only a few miles from Ferguson, Mo., but the majority of its officials and police are black in contrast with the white majority in Ferguson. Berkeley has about 80% black population. Hoskins, who is African-American, notes that surveillance video apparently shows Martin pulling a gun on an officer, while Brown was unarmed. Hoskins:

You couldn’t even compare this with Ferguson or the Garner case in New York

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