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活动家谁圣何塞警察后,用橡皮子弹在抗议训练有素的偏见“断肠”人员严重伤害他

德里克Sanderlin,谁一直在努力弥合警察和社区成员多年来,由于担心腹股沟伤势会影响他的生育能力

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SAN JOSE — Derrick Sanderlin has spent the past few years as a community organizer working to build bridges between San Jose police and minority residents historically fearful of their authority, including training officers to limit the effect of implicit and cultural bias on their duties in the field.

5月29日,圣何塞游行的第一天protesting the Memorial Day police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Sanderlin was in that peacekeeper role once more. At one point, he helped a motorist get to safety after his car window was shattered, presumably because it had a “Blue Lives Matter” license-plate frame.

然后因为三月回到市政厅和抗议者被警察散兵线见面,他涌现付诸行动再次,示威者和圣荷西警察之间站立控股弹发射装置,装有橡皮子弹和炮弹。

“I saw a young girl get shot directly in the chest,” Sanderlin said, describing the encounter first reported通过ABC7。“I couldn’t watch that anymore; I already watched old women being shot at close range with rubber bullets. I started walking sideways over to them with my hands up, hoping to stop them from shooting innocent people.”

在乔治·弗洛伊德抗议的社会活动家德里克Sanderlin,谁是严重橡皮子弹受伤的视频图像发射圣何塞警方5月29日,2020(ABC7新闻)

Sanderlin can be seen in witness videos and images at Fifth and Santa Clara streets, standing 10 to 15 feet away from the police line, both hands in the air.

“我走进火线,和一对夫妇的警察说,‘移动’。我说,我的手,“我不能做到这一点,请不要这样做,“” Sanderlin说。“另一位警察来到了他们身后,直接指着我,说,“移动'。”

Sanderlin坚持自己的立场。

“他说,‘你不会的举动?’我摇摇头,在我的胸前捧着我的迹象,并认为,“我真的希望这个家伙不拍我,'” Sanderlin说。“他发射了橡皮子弹,我意识到,他的目标不是我的胸部。我是在腹股沟直接命中“。

他说,他试图保持直立,但疼痛皱巴巴他打倒在地。不久之后,两个朋友拉着他走。最初,他回家了,但铺天盖地的疼痛刺激了多个医院的旅行,由急诊室参观封顶,在那里他学会了他最有可能有一个破裂的睾丸。

The surgery — which confirmed the injury — was successful, but it came with a heart-rending caveat.

“医生说有可能,我可以是无菌的,由于睾丸破裂。他说,他们保留这些东西,但不会知道肯定,直到我们尝试要孩子,” Sanderlin说。“我很害怕我的脑海中了。也许一个星期的抗议活动之前,我和我的伙伴都在谈论如何可能在一年内,我们就可以节省了足够的考虑有孩子“。

圣荷西police Chief Eddie Garcia has reached out to Sanderlin, and said in a statement, “Derrick has been a real leader in our communities’ efforts to reduce bias and discrimination through dialogue. I assured him we will be investigating this incident.”

萨拉·马里尼奥,南湾和律师的警察不当行为案件经验丰富的诉讼律师,代表着Sanderlin针对城市潜在的过度力要求。

“He wasn’t doing anything that warranted use of force,” she said. “He’s so close, it’s hard to believe they weren’t aiming for his groin. At no distance is it safe to aim for the groin.”

Tensions and violence between police and protesters would escalate over the next three days. Scenes of property smashed and objects being hurled at police — an officer was knocked unconscious by a protester’s punch — were matched by the sight of officers in riot gear firing rubber bullets into clusters of protesters, and lobbing tear-gas canisters and flash-bang grenades.

Sanderlin,一个社区组织者和当地宗教联盟代理的人在社会各界共同的领导者,参加了隐性偏见和程序正义的培训传入圣何塞警察在过去的三年。他称赞警察局长和他的努力,制定本部门的进步政策,但表示他的信心已经动摇。

“这只是飞到我们已经谈到了与警察局长的一切,而我们在这已经走在了新的人员尝试作为社区成员灌输的脸,”他说。“这真让我伤心。”

使用抗议者力,特别是使用橡胶子弹和弹丸的,将成为市议会审查的主题周二。Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday he will push for a new statewide standard thatraises the thresholds for when police can use force抗议者。

In a news conference Thursday, Garcia and special-operations Capt. Jason Dwyer detailed the violence police officers faced in the initial days of protests,它比作一个战场,并表示做出了他们的决定,防止市区,距离越来越溢出。

But protesters and civil-rights groups contend police were the ones who escalated tensions. That perspective is exemplified by the case of官员贾里德元,他的“让我们这个motherf-ER”和“闭嘴婊子”的嘲弄抗议者在全国各地进行了观察的社交媒体视频,导致源正在采取街边值班警察调查这一事件。

“没有准备打仗的社区,” Sanderlin说,指的是警察表征。“他们准备要听到他们的声音。”

在过去的几天里,抗议者们见过沙rp drop in terms of confrontations with officers, which has coincided with police dramatically decreasing their visible presence. On Thursday night, after another day of largely clash-free demonstrations, Dwyer was seen taking a knee with protesters.

“我只是希望他们能早一点做到了,” Sanderlin,谁补充说,他的伤势的顶部,他讨厌被从示威缺阵说。

“这是超级沮丧和心痛。我做的疼痛能回到那里有我的兄弟姐妹。但我尽力了对自己和医治“。

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