Local reaction to the video showing the beating death of Tyre Nichols
The video shocked the nation, sparking protests in several U.S. cities. And now, local activists are speaking up. “They never saw, or never realized or never felt that he was a human being,” said Yvette Lewis, president of the Hillsborough County NAACP. The video shows officers throwing Tyre to the ground, hitting, punching and kicking him several times. “Seem like Tyre Nichols was in agonizing pain,” said civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump. He’s also serving as the attorney for the Tyre family.