Black Man Shot by University of Floria Police!

Kofi Adu-Brempong shot by
University of Florida police: Update

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Adu-Brempong is an international graduate student
from Ghana who was shot in the face by a University of Florida
policeman. After receiving a call from a neighbor concerned that
Adu-Brempong was screaming, due to stress over his studies and his
immigration status, campus police stormed his apartment, tased him three
times and then shot him in the face with an assault rifle.
is hospitalized in critical condition, having lost his tongue and jaw.
Incredibly, the police action took less than 30 seconds. Having suffered
a case of childhood polio, Adu-Brempong was unable to walk without a
cane. To add to the outrage, the University of Florida police charged
him with a felony for ‘resisting arrest with violence.’
Area Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) led the campus action.
Beginning with a rally and speakers at Turlington Plaza, the mass of
protesters marched through campus to the Board of Trustees in the
Emerson Hall Alumni Building. The Board of Trustees governs the entire
university. Since the building was closed to the public, the protesters
pulled the doors open, pushed past security and took over the building.
presented the board with a list of demands, including dropping all
charges against Kofi Adu-Brempong. The other important demand is the
firing of Keith Smith, the officer who shot Kofi in the face. In 2008,
Keith Smith was given a verbal warning by the Gainesville city police
department where he previously worked. Smith and three other police
officers were throwing eggs and harassing African Americans in the local
community. The university police ignored this warning and hired Keith