The video of Tyre Nickles being brutally attacked by Memphis police continues its spread online. Many feel a range emotions from sadness and anger to frustration and fear. This tragic incident has caused widespread outrage and calls to justice. Protests broke out in major American cities after the Memphis Police Department released surveillance and bodycam footage.
While it is important that you stay informed about current issues and engage with police brutality, it is equally vital to take steps for your safety and the safety of those around you from the emotional stress brought on by excessive news and social media.
Nichols, 29 years old, was brutally beat by five Memphis police officers on Jan. 7. He was just minutes from his home, where he stayed at the time with his mother. Nichols, who suffered from his injuries, would die three days later. Nichols’ murder officers were indicted on charges of second-degree murder and kidnapping.
Everybody should now understand the meaning of ‘racial trauma’
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