NYPD Guns Down Teen

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March

A driver holds up her fist with men marching to the New York City Police Department's 79th Precinct the morning after an area youth was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn, New York. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The recent shooting of 18-year-old Khiel Coppin by the New York City Police Department has some residents crying injustice.

Coppin, who was described as being mentally ill, approached police holding a hairbrush, saying he was carrying a gun.

Farai Chideya talks with Josh Barker of The Amsterdam News, who is covering the story.

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