In the most recent episode of the YouTube series “The Trews,” host Russell Brand weighs in on the bystander video of Los Angeles police shooting a homeless man to death on Skid Row on Sunday morning. Striking an uncharacteristically calm and mournful tone, Brand shows the clip of the man, identified as Africa, being killed, and tells his viewers that “the footage shows you what the problem is, in essence: that the police force in certain sections are out of control, and there are … members of the human community whose life doesn’t have value.”

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

Your support matters…

Independent journalism is under threat and overshadowed by heavily funded mainstream media.

You can help level the playing field. Become a member.

Your tax-deductible contribution keeps us digging beneath the headlines to give you thought-provoking, investigative reporting and analysis that unearths what's really happening- without compromise.

Give today to support our courageous, independent journalists.