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Video Shows Philly Police Kicking Suspects

Two days after the fatal shooting of a Philadelphia policeman, (the third city officer slain on duty in two years), video captured by a news helicopter has the citizens of Philadelphia in an uproar.

AOL Black Voices has more:

Fifteen police officers were taken off the street as authorities investigate a video showing three suspects being kicked, punched and beaten after they were pulled out of a car during a traffic stop.

"At a glance it does appear to be a bit beyond the pale," Doug Oliver, a spokesman for Mayor Michael Nutter, said Wednesday. "Officers are not allowed to operate outside of the law."

Watch and decide for yourself. Video courtesy of AOL Black Voices.

On today's show, Farai discusses police-civilian relations in another major city, New York. How do you feel about the police in your town? Feel free to share positive stories, as well.

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