Video: Black EMT Surrounded By LAPD, Threatened With Taser While Trying to Assist A Woman Having A Seizure

Maurice Dearden is an Emergency Medical Tech with McCormick ambulances and helping people in need is his job. On August 22nd Dearden was called to an emergency scene that required him to assist an autistic woman who was having a seizure. In an attempt to assist her he had to both place the woman in the back of the ambulance and restrain the woman for her own safety as seizures cause uncontrollable convulsions and spasms. At some point during this process the woman had somehow loosened one of the restraints…

Black gun violence prevention activists pull up on the steps of the Supreme Court

“Over 100,000 people are shot or killed every year by and the majority are Black or Brown. This public health crisis has spiraled out of control, and we need leaders from the Supreme Court [on] down to step up and establish solution to end gun violence. I have lost many friends, neighbors and family members to this vicious cycle. Enough is enough.”